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The 5 Cheapest Places To Travel In January 2022
You’ve made your travel bucket list for 2022, and now it’s time to put your plans in action. And what better way to start the new year than with an experience you won’t forget?
From beaches in the Caribbean, breathtaking gardens in South America, and stunning architecture in Europe, there are a ton of places you can visit in January no matter your budget.
Here are the cheapest places to visit in 2022, according to Skyscanner.
Editor’s note: Please travel smart at all times and adhere to any entry rules and requirements.
San Juan Puerto Rico For Less Than $100 Round-Trip
If you’re looking for a cheap yet fulfilling getaway this January, San Juan is one of your best bets.
The Puerto Rican city has everything you need for happiness, including stunning beaches, a ton of outdoor activities to enjoy, great nightlife, as well a vibrant culture, and amazing food. It’s a Caribbean destination that doesn’t even require a passport.
What more could you want?
San Juan is one of the cheapest destinations this January, according to Skyscanner. There are a ton of flights for less than $100 round-trip.
The cheapest flight leaves Atlanta. There are a few dates that you can choose, but we found a nonstop flight for $88 round-trip using dates Jan. 25 through Jan.28 on Frontier Airlines.
St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands For Less Than Around $200 Round-Trip
Another great destination with so much to explore is St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Just like Puerto Rico, it doesn’t require a passport.
You can bar hop on the Christiansted Boardwalk, take a day trip to Buk Island National Monument for the beautiful and colorful reef to snorkel or chill on the beach.
Have you checked out our guide on spending a day supporting Black-owned businesses on the island?
The cheapest flight leaves Fort Lauderdale for as low as $84, according to Skyscanner. You will be traveling on Spirit Airlines, and it’s a nonstop flight. Use Jan. 9 through Jan. 12 as your travel dates.
Willemstad, Curaçao For Less Than $300 Round-Trip
We know it’s a good travel deal when we see a round-trip to Willemstad, Curaçao for less than $300 round-trip. It’s one of those places that is popular year-round because of its optimal weather conditions.
The Dutch Caribbean island is known for its beaches and colorful scenery. Willemstad’s iconic pastel-colored colonial architecture, floating Queen Emma Bridge, and 17th-century Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue are worth the visit if you geek out on architecture.
If you’re just here for the beach, Cas Abou is a top pick among travelers for the white sand and crystal clear blue water.
Playa Grandi, also called Playa Piscado, is a great free beach to see the sea life close to shore or from the dock.
Those of you leaving from Philadelphia, New York City, or Miami can catch this flight deal for less than $300 round-trip, according to Skyscanner.
Philly is the cheapest option. Use Jan. 16 through Jan. 22 as your travel dates for a round-trip for $244 round-trip on American Airlines.
Act fast though. Tickets are selling out pretty quickly.
Barcelona, Spain For Less Than $400 Round-Trip
There aren’t many European countries that you can travel to for less than $400 this January, but we stumbled on one that’s a guaranteed great time no matter if you’re traveling solo or with a group.
Barcelona has a rich and diverse culture that you won’t find anywhere else in Spain. One spot you can’t miss is the food at Boqueria Market. Put this at the top of your to-do list.
Located on Las Ramblas, you can find exotic fruit, rare spices, or sit and enjoy some food and wine with the locals.
You should also put Antoni Gaudí’s work of art on your to-do list. Visit the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction for more than 100 years. It’s one of the most visually stunning monuments you will find in Europe.
Those of you leaving New York, Chicago, and Boston can catch a flight to Barcelona for $400 round-trip or less.
The cheapest flight leaves the New York City area. Use Jan. 18 through Jan 27 as your travel dates to snag a round-trip flight from Newark on TAP Portugal for $296 round-trip.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil For Less Than $500 Round-Trip
Lucky for you, the best time to visit Rio is between December and March when the weather is warm and sunny enough to enjoy the beaches.
One of the top things to do in Rio includes visiting the Christ the Redeemer monument. The statue is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the World as it stands with arms stretched over the city from above Corcovado Mountain’s 2,330-foot elevation.
Jardim Botanico is another good place to visit. Spread out across more than 340 acres of land, the botanical garden has more than 6,000 indigenous and exotic species. It’s breathtaking.
If you’re traveling from Dallas, Washington, DC, New York City, Miami, or Orlando, then this flight deal is for you.
Orlando is the cheapest option on Copa Airlines. Use Jan. 14 through Jan. 28 as your dates in Skyscanner for a flight priced at $392 round-trip.