It’s that time of year again, the fun of the festive season is over, you’re back in work mode and the January blues have well and truly set in.

Fear not, here at RED we’ve made a list of some of the hottest cities in January for you to explore. So read on and we’re sure you’ll be tempted to book that flight and say goodbye to your January blues.


Cape Town


It’s the second largest city in South Africa and has a Mediterranean like climate. January may be its mildest summer month but the average temperature is around 27°C. You can spend your weekend shopping, indulging in the world-famous food or have an afternoon on a safari; it’s a buzzing, cutting-edge city that you won’t want to leave.



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Probably the best time of year to visit Sydney, the weather is hot but not too hot and you’ve avoided all the crowds of December/New Years Eve. Average temperature is around 27°C, so be prepared for endless drinks outside by the Sydney Opera House, day trips for BBQ’s at Bondi Beach and some amazing Australian sun.




When you imagine paradise just think of Barbados. With the average temperature in January of 28°C, endless white sandy beaches and luxury resorts it’s the perfect place to say goodbye to your winter blues. Spend your day drinking cocktails on the beach or throw yourself into the warm sea and take part in some scuba diving or snorkeling, it’s pretty great.




For those who would rather a city break for some January sun then look no further than Singapore. Located just to the north of the Equator, Singapore is always blessed with pleasant temperatures and January’s average temperature is a toasty 27°C. You’ll never run out of things to do here – take a ride on its giant Singapore Flyer Ferris wheel, take a walk around the amazing gardens by the bay or visit the nighttime zoo safari, Singapore is a busy bustling place with plenty to do.




Ok we know we’ve already put an Australian city on our list but we just had to put Melbourne down. It’s definitely hot in January, 29°C, there’s no doubt about that but it’s also an unbelievably cool city too. There is loads of street art and graffiti to view, or you can take a bus journey down to Philip Island and watch little blue penguins waddle out the sea or have a coffee and cake in the trendy area of St Kilda right next to the beach. Melbourne is so cool it’s hot.

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