Are you planning a travel adventure for the beginning of 2015? Let’s take a look at some of the best destinations in January and February so that you can plan the perfect trip.
Best Travel Destinations in January and February
Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Venture into the wilds of Ethiopia in this beautiful natural park, with lush forests, volcanic peaks, plateaus and a wide variety of creatures including wolves. January is an ideal time to visit this place of natural wonder because during this time of year you will be able to enjoy warm daytime temperatures, good visibility and blue skies.
Belgrade is an attractive and vibrant city with a lot of fascinating history and January is a great month to visit, especially since the city will be celebrating Orthodox Christmas on January 7th and Serbian New Year on January 13th. Head to the 19th century bohemian quarter of Skadarlija and dance to the live Balkan music. Drink some of the local firewater, rakija, to warm up from the chilly winter cold.
The Andaman Islands
A remote tropical outpost of islands located off the east coast of India, this destination is an ideal spot for scuba diving fanatics. Here you will find unspoiled colourful reefs, empty and deserted beaches and many dazzling species of fish. February is a perfect time to visit, because you will avoid the heavy rains of the summer months – the sky will be blue, the water will be crystal clear and the weather will be warm. Swim in the clear water and watch loggerhead turtles, manta rays and sparkling fish float serenely by.
Anywhere in Brazil
February is Carnival month in Brazil and although Rio de Janeiro is the most famous party city, there will be a frenzy of excitement and celebration in every city. Dance down the cobblestone streets of historic Salvador or lounge on the glamorous beaches of Florianopolis, or check out the gorgeous towns of Olinda and Recife. The streets will be a huge party with booming sound systems, flamboyant costumes and plenty of food and drink. Dancing until dawn at a glitzy, hedonistic Brazilian carnival is a travel experience you will never forget!
Chiang Mai, Thailand
February will be the driest month of the year in Chiang Mai, which means that this is a great time to enjoy trekking and other activities. There are many gorgeous trekking and cycling opportunities available on day trips from Chiang Mai and the city itself also offers plenty of culture, cuisine and nightlife. You can stay a few nights in Chiang Mai as the prices in Chiang Mai are very affordable and the food and drink is even cheaper than in Bangkok, so this might be a great option if you are looking for a budget getaway.
These are just a few great ideas for where to plan your travel adventures at the beginning of the year in January and February. Travelling during February of a leap year opens up even more possibilities. Where in the world will your next trip take you?