Here's exactly where to go to get the most bang for your buck in January.
In January, the spending fatigue is real. After buying loads of gifts, booking outrageously priced flights home for the holidays, and cashing in on Black Friday and December’s year-end sales — everyone’s wallets feel a bit lighter. But deep in the dead of winter, and after a potentially not-so-relaxing holiday season, you may need a getaway.
You're in luck. Historically one of the cheapest months of the year to travel, airfare and hotel rooms can be up to 50 percent more affordable in January than the most expensive month of the year. But where to go? Comparing data from travel booking website Booking.com and the flight analytics app Hopper, we’ve found the 19 cheapest places in the world to travel in January.
That means affordable flights there and a seriously on sale place to stay when you arrive.
Of course, winter is low season in cold-weather places, so it’s probably unsurprising that many colder locales appear on the list. But traveling in the off-season comes with big advantages: shorter lines for popular attractions, luxury hotels for a fraction of the high-season rate, better chances of getting coveted restaurant reservations, emptier flights, and that increasingly rare feeling of having a place all to your own to discover.
So if you’re looking for a January escape without breaking the bank, look no further. Even typically expensive cities — London, Oslo, Barcelona — offer deep discounts this time of year. So book that spontaneous, last-minute getaway and say farewell to the mid-winter blues.