Where to go on holiday in January 2020

Published on: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Where to go on holiday in January 2020 - Statue of Albert Einstein, Bern, Switzerland

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Kick-start the new year with a resolution in your head, a passport in your pocket, and tickets to one of these destinations

Orlando, Florida, USA

The registered trademark of Orlando is ‘Theme Park Capital of the World’ – a name that it truly deserves. Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando are the biggest draws, offering wholesome entertainment, white-knuckle rides and mind-blowing fantasies. For children who love reptiles, paying a visit to Gatorland, Florida’s most thrilling alligator theme park, is a must, while Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral is another remarkable attraction that is both educational and entertaining.

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Bern, Switzerland

The capital of Switzerland is so off the radar for many travellers that paying a visit is like unearthing a secret. The main attractions include its many outstanding museums and Einsteinhaus, a flat rented by Albert Einstein while he was working at the local patent office. Bern also has many fountains – over 100 of them in fact, and the most famous one is Kindlifresserbrunnen, which depicts an ogre swallowing a child.

Before you go:

  • Search for your flights on Skyscanner where you can look through multiple flight options and are guaranteed to find the best and cheapest deals.
  • Check out our Bern travel guide.

Singapore

Chinese New year, ushering the year of the rat on January 25, gives visitors plenty of reasons to visit Singapore and experience the festival in all its glory. Firecrackers, red lanterns, energetic night markets, candlelit temples, and Yu Sheng (raw fish salad) are all integral to the celebrations. Dressing in red for the turning of the year is advisable – red is the lucky colour and it is said that the colour can scare away the spirits of bad fortune.

Before you go:

  • Search for your flights on Skyscanner where you can look through multiple flight options and are guaranteed to find the best and cheapest deals.
  • Check out our Singapore travel guide.

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Located in north-western Costa Rica, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is so high in altitude that the warm coastal air condenses into misty fog clinging to the upper canopy of the rainforest.

Treetop climbing, where you climb inside the hollow trunk of a fig tree, is a unique activity you can do here. Alternatively, take part in a thrilling bungee jump. Said to be the highest bungee jump in Central America, you leap from a tram suspended by cables between two mountains and drop 143m (469ft) below.

If adrenaline-fuelled activities aren’t for you, take a subtle orchid tour or canopy walk to discover the incredible diversity of wildlife including the rare Quetzal birds, regarded as gods by the Aztecs because of their vivid plumage.

Before you go:

  • Search for your flights on Skyscanner where you can look through multiple flight options and are guaranteed to find the best and cheapest deals.
  • Check out our Costa Rica travel guide.

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