New Year 2017 has already arrived and it’s been welcomed with fireworks, concerts, events, and what not else throughout the world. January should be unforgettably wonderful, especially for holidaymakers as it is the first month of the year! Don’t you agree? That’s why we have listed certain destinations in the Southern Hemisphere that are best visited during this month.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an Indonesian island popular for forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, pristine beaches, and spectacular coral reefs. Although, January is a winter month, the weather remains considerably warm and pleasant.


The daily average temperature is 25°C. Of course, travellers will find the climate very agreeable! Nature lovers must not overlook the awesome hot spots such as Beratan Lake, Mount Batur, and Gitgit Waterfall.

Adelaide, Australia


Adelaide, South Australia’s cosmopolitan coastal capital is elegant and refined with an affluent heritage. The destination is full of museums, galleries, gardens, and stunning skyscrapers. The average maximum temperature is around 29 °C. Among various events, the famous ‘World Tennis Challenge’ is also conducted during this month. The world’s best players participate in the WTC.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand is famed for ornate shrines and a lively street life among many other things. In January, the temperature settles mostly between 21°C and 32°C.


There is very slight rain in this period with an average of around 10 mm of rain over two days. The places of interest in the city include Chatuchak Weekend Market, Jim Thompson House, Lumpini Park, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, and Khao San Road.

Cape Town, South Africa


Cape Town, the second most populous urban area after Johannesburg, experiences temperatures of roughly 20 °C.  The bright sunlight encourages people to explore the different parts of the town. Fortunately, tourists won’t have to bother much about rainfall! Avid swimmers can master their skills in the beaches located near Cape Town. The waters are warm enough for wading and surfing.

São Paulo, Brazil

Often termed as the ‘New York of Latin America’, São Paulo is a fast-paced metropolis with bustling streets and markets. Over the years, numerous immigrants have settled here, influencing the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the city, and even the country.


Generally, the temperature ranges from 19 °C to 27 °C in January.  Some of the famous tourist attractions in São Paulo are São Paulo Museum of Art, Ibirapuera Park, and Museum of Contemporary Art.