West Europe January Best Cities
Europe January Weather
European tourism is limited to southern Europe in January, unless you’re intent on primarily indoor culture, or you don’t mind cold and grey skies.
North and middle Europe are usually either cold, wet and grey, or cold, white and dark, with daylight in increasingly short supply as you move north.
On the upside, tourists are also in short supply, many cities add interesting lights to their streets, and indoor entertainment is exceptional.
Some European cities have colourful New Year celebrations (e. g. Edinburgh Hogmanay, Paris street parade), or super-value January sales (e. g. Paris, London).
Monaco: International Circus Festival.
Russia: Russian Winter Festival in St Petersburg, early January.