This is the month of the winter blues in the northern hemisphere. So, it makes sense to avoid dull, dreary and ice-cold Europe around this time; unless of course, you are rooting for Scotland's famous Fire Festival. That said, if you fancy a good snowfall, and a shot of winter sports, Switzerland should be on your radar. On the other hand, Rajasthan in India is pleasant, Thailand is warm and balmy, and it's nice and sunny in Australia and New Zealand. These places are ideal for road trips in January.