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5 Best Countries to Visit in January

December 26, 2023 • 828 views

Welcome, wanderlust seekers! As we prepare ourselves for the new year, one common resolution that we all seem to share is to travel and explore new destinations. From snowy mountains to beautiful beaches, here are the top 5 best international destinations to visit in January. What's more, you'll also find out how to meet your expenses with the help of a Personal Loan for Travel.    

The 5 Best Countries You Can Visit in January 

Hong Kong 

Hong Kong, with its rich history and diverse culture, can be an endlessly fascinating destination for you to explore this January. Its lively Central District is beautifully designed with skyscrapers and centuries-old temples, creating a unique landscape that sets it apart from most Asian cities. 

  • Ideal Duration: 5-6 Days 
  • Places to Visit: Hong Kong Disneyland, Tian Tan Buddha, Sky Terrace 428, Victoria Park, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Lantau Island, Tai O Fishing Village, A Symphony of Lights, Po Lin Monastery, Ngong Ping 360, Repulse Bay, Victoria Harbor. 
  • Things to Do:  Ride Peak Tram, travel with Hop on Hop off the bus, enjoy Ocean Park, try different cuisines, and enjoy shopping in the streets of Hong Kong.  
  • How to Reach: Hong Kong has two airports: Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok and Sheh Kong Airport in Sheh Kong. You can take a direct flight from Delhi, Mumbai, or Kolkata to reach Hong Kong. 

Also Read: Plan for Perfect Festive Holidays with Instant Personal Loan 


Dubai, a city located in the United Arab Emirates, is very popular for its luxury shopping and modern living with traditional Arabic culture. With its iconic Burj Kalifa that dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline and other luxurious architecture, Dubai is a place where if you dream it, you have it. 

  • Ideal Duartion: 5-6 days 
  • Places to Visit: Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain, Dubai Opera House, Jumeirah Mosque, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Dessert Safari, Dubai Museum, Dubai Marina, Dhow cruise through Dubai Creek, Dubai Butterfly Garden, Burj Plaza, Dubai Garden Glow.  
  • Things to Do: Sky diving, water sports, shopping, visiting Hatta, sandboarding, enjoy glass slides, visiting the Museum of Future. 
  • How to Reach: The best way to reach Dubai is by airways; take a flight from Mumbai, Kochi, New Delhi, Chennai, or Kozhikode to Dubai International Airport or Dubai World Central.  


The Maldives, a group of 1,192 coral islands, is a tropical paradise that lies in the Indian Ocean. It is popular for its beaches and is easily accessible from India. This island nation, floating on calm ocean waves, is the ideal retreat for those looking to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. 

  • Ideal Duration: 4-5 days 
  • Places to Visit: Malé City, COMO Cocoa Island, Vaadhoo Island, Addu Atoll, Maafushi, Fulhadhoo Island, the Muraka-Conrad, Banana Reef, Ali Matha Island. 
  • Things to Do: Submarine tour, Sandbank snorkelling, sunset cruise, sunset fishing trip, parasailing. 
  • How to Reach: Take a flight from Bangalore or Chennai to reach Malé International Airport.   


Vietnam is known for its beautiful beaches, fascinating local culture, delicious food, and the well-known underground Cu Chi Tunnels. Explore the maze of rivers and green rice fields of the famous Mekong Delta, visit local villages, and more! 

  • Ideal Duration: 10-12 days 
  • Places to Visit: Old Quarter, Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, Hoi An Ancient Town, Halong Bay, Hoàn Ki?m Lake, Hue Imperial City, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Golden Bridge, Dragon Bridge.  
  • Things to Do: One day trip to Ninh Binh, snorkelling, pottery classes, visit cafes, try Vietnamese coffee, attend Hoi An lantern-making class, enjoy bike rides and local delicacies.  
  • How to Reach: There are two major airports in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Hanoi Noibai (HAN). You can take a direct flight from Mumbai or Delhi to reach Vietnam.  


Kenya, an East African country, is home to a wide variety of diverse plant and animal species. The yearly wildebeest migration in this region is well-known around the world. Travellers arrive from all over the world to see the magnificent wildlife, go on safaris, and more. Kenya is one of the be the destinations for adventure seekers because it offers a unique experience that involves close encounters with nature and different cultures. 

  • Ideal Duration: 7-10 days 
  • Places to Visit: Nairobi National Park, Samburu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa, Watamu Beach, Mida Creek, Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Centre, Diani Beach, Mount Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum.  
  • Things to Do: Watch the Great Migration in Masai Mara, foster orphaned elephants (or a blind rhino), Meru National Park, Sail the Lamu Archipelago by dhow, See Tsavo from the air, visit Lewa Rhino conservation, Scuba or snorkel, cycle through the Gate of Hell.  
  • How to Reach: Take a flight directly from Mumbai, Delhi, or Ahmedabad to Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, or Eldoret International. 

You can visit all these destinations and more with a Personal Loan for Travel. Explore the best global locations without straining your budget. 

Also Read: Best Places to Visit in January in India 

Steps to Apply for a Personal Loan for Travel 

You can apply online for a Personal Loan for travel in just 3 easy steps:  

  • Step 1: Visit the website of your chosen lender and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button. 
  • Step 2: Fill in the required details on the loan application form. 
  • Step 3: Upload necessary documents. 

On successful verification, the loan will be transferred to your bank account. 

To Conclude 

There are many destinations you can explore in January, with the most popular ones mentioned above. Enjoy stunning skylines, fantastic beaches, or wildlife. Just pack your bags and take a global tour without having to worry about paying for your transportation or skipping out on luxurious lodging. Use Poonawalla Fincorp's Personal Loan for Travel and explore the world without financial stress. 


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