The world is full of lovely places for you and your beloved ones to see. Choosing the perfect
spot from thousands around the world can prove a real challenge, but we have gathered the utmost delightful destinations of best places to travel this year.

These selections are all made based on general opinion, scenic beauty, food scene, and more. Not a single destination on the list is boring in any conceivable way.

So buckle up and let’s go around the world for a moment!

1.South Island, New Zealand


If this isn’t virgin land, then we don’t know what is. The island is full of amazing sceneries at every corner. It literally has everything from a wildland point of view. It has mountains, fjords, glaciers, beaches, and so on.

Around here, you can find the Fiordland National Park. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Area. Not to mention the fact that you can go to John Observatory, a real delight for space lovers. Queenstown proves to have great reasons to visit as well: two of the most accessible glaciers in the world.

If you get hungry after all this sightseeing, then just pop in Marlborough and taste some food and wine.

2.Paris

Does this location even need a description? It really doesn’t, but we will color it for you, regardless. This is known as the city of light. People all around the world know it for incredible culture and pop-culture alike. Places like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and the Arc de Triomphe
are an absolute masterpiece of landmarks and are on the go-to list of almost everybody.

The city has a unique air and almost always tells a story if you are patient enough to listen. The streets are vibrant, and at night they seem to come out of a Van Gogh painting.

There are lots of fabulous shop districts where you can indulge yourself in fashion and all other sorts of guilty pleasures.

One thing is for sure. If you love cobblestone, you are in for a whole lot of it.

3.Bora Bora


This island might be small, but it definitely compensates through its amazing beauty. It has a
sheer tropical landscape, just like in an animated movie. The jungles are lush, and the beaches are
picturesque.

Around the island, you can find state-of-the-art luxurious resorts. It even has a
volcano. Luckily for you, it is inactive. Its name is Mount Otemanu. This feature is perfect for a
photo shoot or going for a hike.

The local town folks in Bora Bora are known for their friendliness and will help you get a better glimpse of what the island has to offer through an off-road trip.

One of the most amazing things in the water. It is absolutely crystal-clear. You can
literally see the bottom without any sort of problem. The sand is soft and will feel like a massage
to your feet.

All things straight, going to Bora Bora might be a bit expensive, but every visitor says that it is worth every single penny.

4.Glacier National Park

If this doesn’t present USA wilderness in a great manner, then nothing does. The scenery has
snow-capped peaks, and the lakes are an amazing azure color. The weather here is chilly, so it’s
perfect if you like cooler places.

Even so, lovely rays of sunshine come across every now and then. Here lay more than 700 miles of hiking trails in the Montana park and 13 designated camping areas.

In the summer, it gets hot enough to go swimming and whitewater rafting, while in winter, you can ski and even go snowshoeing. If you like driving, then this place got you covered as well. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is an absolute thriller of experience for drivers.

5.London


Well, excuse us for being a bit fancy! * tips fedora*
London is a city like no other. It has so many cultures just into one tightly packed place. The neighborhoods are eclectic and seamlessly blend historical landmarks with contemporary engineering marvels.

You could spend weeks here and still would not only have scratched just a small portion of what the city has to offer. Of course, you need to visit classics such as the Tower of London, Tate Modern, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and many more. Besides these, you have all kinds of local treasures waiting to be discovered by you.

Take a walk and see what kind of lovely people, places, and experiences you gather. People tend to want to travel here during the summertime, but you should know that this is an extremely crowded time and can get quite expensive.

6.Maui

Maui is another tropical paradise. It can be found many times throughout all kinds of pieces of
pop-culture. Here you can drive along the road to Hana, enjoy a helicopter ride through the lush
coastline, mingle with sea turtles, or just simply relax on the lovely beaches.

Here you can choose from honey sand black-colored sand. This already makes it a notch more exotic than other islands.

Haleakala National Park is a must-see if you get around. This is the home of the world’s
largest dormant volcano. Now, let’s hope it will not wake up during your stay.

You will definitely fall in love with the Hawaiian dishes and will dream of them for many days to come after you get back home.

7.Tahiti

This is the largest island in French Polynesia. If you feel like being lazy on a tropical island
while being cozy in a lavish overwater bungalow, then this might be the place for you. Not only
that the place is packed with exquisite resorts, but it also has lots of unharmed nature. The
surfing conditions here are also outstanding.

Overall, Tahiti offers a great multicultural experience with lots of ancient temples and rituals taking place all over. People come here individually or can choose to board a cruising ship.

8.Tokyo

With a place with so much culture like this, it is hard to even know where to start.
First of all, simply setting foot here will feel like another world. The place is just surreal. It will be an ever more enchanting experience if you are into the Japanese pop-culture. The streets here are bustling with life and sounds.

At night, they are full of neon lights that flash in your face. You can see all kinds of things ranging from absolute state-of-the-art technology to beloved worldwide characters such as Goku and Naruto.

The foodies will be enamored from the get-go. You can basically find any type of cuisine here, but the local one is outstanding and unique. This is also the homeland of sushi, so you will have a wide variety at your disposal.

While the city surely has an urban tone, it has its quiet places as well. Green gardens that look like magical places and spirituals temples lay around waiting for you to discover them.

And don’t forget about the beautiful cherry blossoms..stunning!

9.Rome


When in Rome… fall in love with it! This is known as the Eternal City. You have lots of beloved
landmarks here: the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and many more.

Do we have to mention that you can basically visit another country within it as well? The Vatican that is, of course!

At night you can escape the tourist crowds by going into the small village-like cobblestone streets. You will feel the romantic air of Italy blowing all around the place.

Do not forget about arguably the most beloved dish in the world: pizza. This should be considered the birthplace of it. Get a taste of it, fall in love, and always complain when you eat pizza back home.

10.Phuket


This location is found in southern Thailand. It offers something for every kind of person.
Luckily, it is actually a budget-friendly destination. Basically, everything you might need, such as
the hotel, spas, treatments, and food, come at a very low price.

Considering the stunning scenery, this starts to sound like a no-brainer. The cliffs of Phang Nga Bay are a core experience when you arrive here. They are astonishing, and you might even find some white sand beaches around there.

If you are a fan of temples, the island has that covered as well. Visit the Chalong Temple and the Big Buddha. You will surely feel more spiritual afterward.

11.Barcelona


Everybody needs some Latin sun here and there. This Spanish city is like a whole country in
itself. The residents are extremely proud to live there and are deeply embedded in the culture.

Of course, there is also the maddening football love that everybody has embraced. People know
about Messi and the famous team of Barcelona in every single corner of the world.

As for things to visit, the Spanish city is a feast for the eyes. You can walk past medieval buildings with all sorts of twists in the Barri Gotic. Make sure to take some photos of the famous Sagrada Familia chapel and of Gaudi’s famous creations that can be found in Park Guell.

Not only that, this is a huge metropolitan area, but it also has a beach with soft sand. The beaches are great for spending quality time with your close ones.

12.Bali

A place full of spiritual temples and lovely beaches. These are some of the biggest attractions of
Bali. The scenery is incredibly lush and extremely soggy during the wet season.

What would you expect from a tropical place? The Kintamani beach is a famous place to visit, but keep in mind that Bali has an active volcano. Does that scare you? There is even a large lake to see.

If you want to experience an adrenaline rush, you can easily opt for a scooter ride in the jungles.

13.New York


A place with infinite opportunities. This place is a landmark of the greatest envergure regardless
if you see it through the eyes of a tourist or of a resident.

You can take place in numerous urban adventures. Just walking on the very wide boulevards is an experience in itself. So much history has happened here. Catch a show on Broadway or maybe go at the top of the Empire State Building.

Food lovers will also find great delight here. Here you can literally find every single type of cuisine. Hotels, bars, restaurants, arcades, stand-up places, sports arenas, art expositions, museums, and more! You name it, and you will surely find it in New York.

14.The Grand Canyon


Wild beauty at its best. This natural marvel measures over 277 miles in lengths and 18 miles in
width. In case you were wondering, it has a mile depth as well. If you love the outdoors, you will feel at home here. There is a huge range of activities available, ranging from day-tripping to kayaking.

You definitely will be amazed when you stay on the top of a rim. It really feels like a movie.
Other than this, you could opt for a helicopter ride. The scenery from above will really alter your
perspective about our very own planet.

15.Dubai


Nothing in Dubai is less than luxurious. Everything is designed to be stunning in the Persian
Gulf area.

The activities available tend to be heart-pumping, but there also are historical landmarks that can be visited. There are lots of world-famous attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, and the indoor Ski Dubai.

Even if there are lots of technological marvels, the city still deeply holds onto its heritage. This thing can easily be seen in the Bastakiya Quarter and through the traditional Gold and Spice souks.

How could we not mention the beaches? Soft sand and crystal-clear water are some of the things you will find there.

16.Machu Picchu

We have found this place time and time again on people’s bucket lists. The locals describe it as
the Lost City of the Incas. It is literally an ancient city at the top of a mountain.

People think about visiting this place as a life-changing experience. The altitude is really high, so you might need some time to acclimate. Usually, it takes a four-day hike to see everything that this place has to offer.

The trail might prove itself to be quite challenging, as most travelers describe it. The famous top site is called Peruvian. Being here at sunrise or sunset is a magical experience.
Luckily for those who enjoy comfy rides, there is a train that can be found at the base of the
mountain for an easier route.

17.Sydney

A place from the Land Down Under. Not only that, this is a huge metropolitan area, but it has a
good amount of iconic landmarks. We are talking about the Sydney Opera House, Mrs.
Macquarie’s Chair and even the Sydney Harbour, amongst others.

The climate here is sunny and warm, so tanning or surfing on lovely beaches is a tradition. You can find lots of seasonal events and festivals, depending on what time of the year you plan ongoing.

Don’t even think about leaving without visiting the Hyde Park Barracks Museum and the Australian Museum. These will give you a much deeper perspective of the city and Australia in general.

18.Banff


This is an Alberta town that is packed with renowned restaurants, breweries, and art galleries.
Banff is placed suitably to visit in every season.

You have activities on cold days as well as in hot ones. You can go hiking, relaxing in the hot springs, take a boat on the lake, or just admire the scenery.

The exact location is somewhere within the Canadian Rockies, which makes it easy to access the Banff National Park.

The color of the lakes here is astonishing. You would no believe your eyes if you would not see them yourself. Travelers can admire great views from the Bow River Valley in a gondola or go for some skiing at the resorts.

19.Florence

This is the birthplace of the Renaissance. With this being said, the city is absolutely packed with
history and art.

The old Republic of Florence was the birthplace of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. If this does not make you want to visit already, we don’t know what will. Maybe the world-famous attractions such as the Duomo, Piazzale Michelangelo, and Piazza Della Signoria.

You can lose yourself in Italian music and culture. The architecture is divine, and the food
measures up as well. People here also maintain incredibly beautiful gardens, so you will be delighted if you are into green spaces.

20.Yosemite

A Californian definitive experience. Every year millions of visitors come to go to Yosemite
National Park and are awed by the natural wonders that are found there.

The Half Dome and Yosemite Falls are just some of the most famous things you could experience. Taking some panoramic photos is a must as the views are spectacular from a 360 angle. You can catch a glimpse of the Glacier Point and the Tunnel View.

Of course, hikers will feel like they’re in paradise. You have so many trails that you won’t know where to start. Just remember to start early in the day in order to avoid big crowds.

If you want to save some money and get the full wilderness experience, then skip the hotel and go straight to outdoor camping.

21.Santorini

The Greeks have a way of making this place look like it is blessed. The city is immaculately white, and the tops of the houses add a touch of blue.

Santorini is frequently chosen by many newlyweds as their honeymoon destination. The sunsets are breathtaking, and you can take advantage of them while being in a picturesque village or on the beach.

There is also a good amount of history here. We are talking about Greece, after all. Home of one of the biggest ancient civilizations that put the grounds to what we are today. You can find archaeological sites such as the Ancient Thira and Ancient Akrotiri.

Going for a hike is a valid option as well. Just make sure to eat responsibly, or you be full of all that great Greek food.

22.Yellowstone

Is there any American that has not wanted to see Yellowstone? People consider it a rite of
passage.

The national park is located in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Crazy, huh? You will be left in awe by the power of nature. There are kaleidoscopic waters at the Grand Prismatic Spring. This place is incredibly colored for a lake. It is also very hot, and steam comes out of it.

While being at Yellowstone, you should also catch the show put on by the Old Faithful geyser. Just
make sure to admire it from a safe distance.

23.St. Lucia


Packed with fancy boutique hotels, this Caribbean landmark fit especially for lovebirds and
people who are adrenaline junkies. For the ones that seek relaxation, you will receive on the
island’s unspoiled shorelines.

More specifically on the Reduit Beach and Anse Chastanet. Now, if you are an adventure seeker, then you can push your limits by climbing the Pitons or zip-lining through the Chassin region’s rainforest.

The dry season tends to be quite expensive, but if you are on a budget and still want to visit, then opt for the May or June period.

24.The Great Barrier Reef


This is the world’s largest coral reef system. It is also considered to be one of the original Seven
Natural Wonders of the World.

The scenery is so beautiful that it is hard to describe. Just to mention it for those who don’t know it: this place is found underwater. Regardless of this, you can view its beauty from deep down, boat,, or even air.

There are more than 600 islands if you feel like spending your time on solid ground, and there are more than 1500 species of fish. For the thriller seeking people, you can go snorkeling along Queensland’s coast.

And the most impressive thing is Australia’s First Underwater Hotel that lets you sleep next to aquatic life.

25.San Francisco

Ah, the Bay Area. Nothing like some old school American landmarks such as the Golden Gate
Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz Island.

This place has a history but is also packed with sports events. Of course, you got the beloved NBA team Golden State Warriors and more.

The city is able to satisfy outdoorsy types as well as people who are more inclined towards the
insides. Here you can find another world within itself. We are talking about Chinatown. It
will be a surreal experience as you fill feel transported directly to an Asian country.

Last but not least, you should take a ride with the cable cars, you will thank me later 🙂


26.Amsterdam

Arguably the greenest place in the world, if you know what we mean * cough, cough *. Here,
besides lots of tulips, you have great museums, lovely canal-lined streets, and high-end boutiques.

This place has been touched by Vincent van Gogh’s lovely paintings. You can see them at their exposition. Other than this, you can relax in Vondelpark and shop in the Nine Little Streets zone. Dutch culture implies that you should eat some raw herring or try some stroopwafels.

And lastly but not least, what is more, Dutch than riding a bicycle? This is the motherland of riders!


27.Rio de Janeiro

The city where Christ the Redeemer watches over you. Lovely urban as well as a wild area. You
have Copacabana and Ipanema’s beaches, which should be enough to plan a trip here, but
you get a lot more than that.

The city is outstanding and vibrates with life and cultures of all kinds. You can hear the sounds of samba around the Lapa neighborhood or take a walk through the cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa.

Make sure to plan your time of travel in order to catch at least one famous festival.

28.Argentine Patagonia

A region that feels like it has been touched by magic. The lakes have a cobalt color, the glaciers
tend to be azure-tinted, the trees are emerald-like, and the skies are turquoise. Even Charles
Darwin has described this place to be “boundless.”

Here you should go to the Lake District and discover villages hiding in the snowy mountain peaks. If you decide to go a little east, you will be surprised by whales gliding through a marine wildlife sanctuary in the Peninsula Valdes.

If you are an outside lover, then this is the place for you to be. If you mingle around far enough, you
will even see albatrosses and penguins.

29.Costa Rica


Everybody has heard in one form or another about Costa Rica. This is to many a place of lush
rainforests, unspoiled beaches, and brimming wildlife.

Here you can find so many exotic creatures that will make you feel like you are in a fantasy novel. Everything from toucans to jaguars can be found here.

People, this place is amazing for a hike. You even have active volcanos, so that will get your heart pumping in a minute. Go a little down south, and you will reach clean beaches where you can surf in warm turquoise waters.

The residents are really relaxed and live by the words “Pura Vida” or “pure life.” You will especially feel this type of mentality in San Jose, the central cosmopolitan capital of Costa Rica.

That was our list of 29 Best Places to Travel in 2021. Tell us which one is your favorite in the comments 🙂 Have a great one!