Either you are a hardcore traveler or just trying to be spontaneous and adventurous these 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020, you are probably wondering the must-visit cities and destinations to check off or include in your bucket list. With the wide variety of options from amazing islands, rising cities, and rainforests, these top destinations will inspire you to pack and go. Explore these magnificent gems that are scattered all around the six continents of the world.
List of 50 places to travel in 2020:
1. Congo Basin, Africa
Named as the “Green Heart of Africa“, this place is considered as one of the vital and significant wilderness areas left in the world. It is home to diverse wildlife and different ethnic groups.
2. Portland, Oregon, USA
The city between rivers and mountains and is notorious for being eco-friendly, craft beer, and cycling culture. This is the role model city to others and is concluded to be one of the top destinations for travelers in the next decade.
3. Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
This swampland has a distinct ecosystem that houses some endangered and rare species like the mysterious Florida panther, alligator, and manatee. It is also located just a one-hour drive away from Miami.
4. Masai Mara, Kenya
The popular destination in Kenya, Masai Mara National Reserve, is perfect for not only the sights of amazing animals like buffalo, lion, elephant, and leopard but also famous for their luxurious camp that has a view of the Talek River where you can see hippos.
5. Rovaniemi, Finland
This place will bring your child heart joy and love as this is known as the Official Hometown of Santa Claus. The all-year-round Santa Claus Village offers husky and reindeer rides as well as personally meeting Santa Claus himself and his elves.
6. Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This city has a lot to offer to tourists ranging from fun and funky bars, historical sights, world-class museums, and beautiful yet exotic gardens. It deserves its spot on the list as it is one of the buzziest cities that can surely offer a lot of things to do and see.
7. Berlin, Germany
Europe’s dopest city where you can find deserted amusement parks, spas with techno music, and amazing graffiti. Overall this edgy city is a must-have in your bucket list.
8. Havana, Cuba
The rich culture, historical streets, and exceptional beaches of the Caribbean make this place a paradise for anyone who visits and experience the Cuban life.
9. Hanoi, Vietnam
With Asian, French, and Chinese cultures, Hanoi has an abundant history. You will be enticed and captivated by the colorful city that offers plenty of stuff to do and see.
10. Venice, Italy
The famous city with no road and the only mode of transportation is a gondola or water taxi. Not only this place is enjoyed by tourists but also celebrities and locals.
11. New York, USA
The dream city. Skylines, beautiful buildings, Queens Chinatown, museums, world-class foods, and amazing architecture, these are just some of the reasons to visit New York and we all know that this is always included in the bucket list.
12. Beirut, Lebanon
Travel opportunities in this country is a thing that tourists should not pass. The cultural heritage mixed with stunning architecture makes the place pleasing to the eye and a must-have experience.
13. Melbourne, Australia
Considered as the topmost city to live, Melbourne has everything to offer from several lands to water activities, cafes, sports, and even friendly locals.
14. Kyiv, Ukraine
Experience the past of these nations by visiting historical monuments and cathedrals that shows the rich and diverse culture of the country. Kyiv is also recently known for its chic coffee and bars.
15. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The combination of American, French, and African culture together with the festive vibe and street music makes this city lively and fun to be in. One-of-a-kind carnival, Mardi Gras. Party, where you can dress up in costumes and indulge in food and activities including the parade.
A paradise on Earth. The most famous beaches where you can enjoy a luxurious tropical life. This is the go-to summer vacation for celebrities and rich people where a lavish lifestyle is surely worth the price.
17. Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
One of the best places to hike not only because of the astounding mountains and valleys but the overall breathtaking view of the place. However, with the current situation of global warming, glaciers melt at a rapid rate and only a few were now left.
18. Marrakech, Morocco
This golden-age walled city with beautiful mosques, gardens, and palaces is a must-visit place when in Morocco, Due to its brick walls, the place is named as The Red City.
19. Tokyo, Japan
Visiting this city is like taking a peek into the future because of their advanced technologies. Not only that but they also harmoniously incorporate that with their rich history and culture.
20. San Jose, Costa Rica
This country is known for its ecotourism and protection of the natural environment and surroundings. Tourists can explore local sights, volcanoes, rainforests, and even volunteer at a local charity.
21. Brighton, England
With its artistic and Instagram worthy sceneries and architectures, Brighton is a must-travel place. It is located 30 minutes train ride away from London and is famous for The Lanes which is a creative shop area.
22. Savannah, Georgia, USA
Tourists should try and enjoy strolls at the famous moss street along with the nightlife, mansions, hotels, and food in Savannah.
23. The City of Petra, Jordan
The City of Petra is the country’s jewel where is seen as one of the well-known archaeological sites in the world. This lost city is now subjected to erosion and may soon not be able to stand.
24. Galapagos Island, Ecuador
The notorious island in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. This island is home to different wildlife and Andean highlands.
25. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is rich with the natural beauty of waters, land, and sky. Tourists can enjoy the country’s histories, food, wine, and even penguins.
26. Bilbao, Spain
It was previously titled as the European City of the Year. From the classic Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry to varieties of restaurants that serve Basque-inspired cookery, Bilbao is now known to be an intriguing city in Europe.
27. Palawan, Philippines
This untouchable tropical paradise offers magnificent beaches with white sands and crystal clear waters. There are at least 45 islands to explore in El Nido including the famous Secret Lagoon.
28. Chicago, Illinois, USA
Tourists will surely not get bored with Chicago’s cocktail bars, the Cubs, outdoor concerts, restaurants, and famed architecture.
29. Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA
There is a lot of things to do in both the north and south end of the island including black bear watching, caves, and grottos. Tourists can also spend a night on the wilderness in Tongass National Forest.
30. Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
It is a small island located at the Gulf of Siam with a seamless white sand beach adjoin by palm trees. In other words Koh Rong Samloen is a great place to relax and be at peace with its natural and laidback vibes.
A nation bordered by Russia and China, known for its nomadic culture. Experience the traditional nomad camp while it is still unspoiled.
32. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
The world’s largest white plains or salt flat that gives the place a surreal landscape.
33. Belfast, Northern Island
This small city has many things to offer not only historical sights, restaurants, pubs, but also chatty locals. Titanic Belfast museum is a must-visit place for Titanic enthusiasts for this exhibits the tragedy of the ocean liner.
34. Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland
This picture-perfect place includes Skellig Micheal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and The Burren which is one of the biggest karst landscapes on Earth.
35. Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
Amazon Rainforest is responsible for the production of 20% of the world’s oxygen hence it is named as the “lungs of the earth”. It is also home to rare animal and plant species however, because of recent wildfires Amazon Rainforest experiences mass deforestation.
36. Sofia, Bulgaria
With the influences of Roman, Soviet, Ottoman, and Greek, Sofia is a great mixture of modern and Communist-styled buildings. On the other hand bind these artistic sceneries with cocktail bars makes Sofia a best-kept secret destination of Eastern Europe.
37. Dubrovnik, Croatia
This place was the filming location of Game of Thrones. The Old Town is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and it also has amazing beach bars and streets.
38. Bridgetown, Barbados
This is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that offers paradise vibes of white and pink sand beaches and astounding coral reefs.
39. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu is one of the most visited places in the world with wondrous ruins and sceneries along the way. Travelers can either reach the ruins by hiking, taking the bus or the train.
40. The Dead Sea, Israel, Jordan & Palestine
The famous Dead Sea is currently planning to undergo restoration due to geological and human factors that affect the high level of salt to drop at a rapid rate. Visit this world-famed place before it is too late.
41. Guadeloupe, Caribbean
Since it is the new hot spot, Guadeloupe offers two beautiful large islands and three astonishing smaller ones together with its rustic vibes and affordability compare to other Caribbean islands.
Singapore is one of the richest cities in Asia with modern buildings, advanced bridges, and ‘cloud forest’.
43. Paris, France
The City of Love where you find the famous landmarks. For example the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, and Arc de Triomphe.
44. Whistler, Canada
This mountain spot is two hours away from Vancouver and is top on the list ski resort. With more improvements and renovations, it will be the first three-gondola connection in the world.
45. Kapiti Island, New Zealand
Kapiti Island is New Zealand’s major nature reserves. furthermore it is home to rare birds and only limited to 160 people per day.
46. The Door to Hell, Turkmenistan
The Darvaza Crater is a gas crater that is continuously burning since 1971 hence it is name The Door to Hell. This is a one-of-a-kind destination that you surely shouldn’t miss.
47. Beijing, China
Explore the Forbidden City, Great Wall of China, and taste the famous Peking duck. With China’s center of the cultural, economic, and political city, Beijing is surely a place to visit.
This country is abundant with geysers, lava fields, volcanoes, and hot spring. Iceland is also famous for its midnight sun and northern lights.
49. Bergen, Norway
Norway’s Instagram worthy fjords are now a famous attraction for tourists. Bergen also offers beautiful restaurants from tea rooms to bistros, bars, gourmet fish restaurants, nightclubs, and discotheques. It also became the trademark of the county’s cultural heritage.
50. Nuuk, Greenland
Greenland offers travelers a chance to visit and the Arctic sea ice. However, with the environmental issues, it is now declining and melting at the rate of 12.8% per ten years so it highly recommends to visit such a place before it is too late.