What Are the Best Travel Destinations to Visit in January and February?

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.

Best Travel Destinations in January and February: Harenna Forest in Bale Mountain National Park
Harenna Forest in Bale Mountain National Park: photo credit: copepodo via photopin cc

Belgrade, Serbia

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.

Best Travel Destinations in January and February: Church of Saint Sava, Belgrade in the snow
Church of Saint Sava, Belgrade in the snow: photo credit: WildRoosterUK via photopin cc

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.

Best Travel Destinations in January and February: Surgeon Fish in the Andaman Islands
Surgeon Fish in the Andaman Islands: photo credit: Arun Katiyar via photopin cc

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!

Best Travel Destinations in January and February: Luíza Brunet at a Samba Carnival in 2008
Luíza Brunet at a Samba Carnival in 2008: photo credit: Wikipedia cc

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.

Best Travel Destinations in January and February: Wat Mahawan Temple, Thapae Road, Chiang Mai. Thailand
Wat Mahawan Temple, Thapae Road, Chiang Mai. Thailand: photo credit: ol’pete via photopin cc

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?

About Kelly Dunning

Website: http://global-goose.com/

A Canadian freelance writer with a love of art, culture, literature and adventure, Kelly loves exploring foreign lands and expressing her experiences through the power of the written word. She and her English boyfriend Lee run Global-Goose.com, packed full with travel guides, stories and inspiration for those who dream of travel. They have been location independent and travelling the world digital-nomad style for the last three years, with no address, no car and no fixed schedule.

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    Monic at Flyweek

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