World’s 10 Best Places to Visit
With a world full of fascinating destinations, choosing the perfect vacation spot can present a challenge. We would like to help you explore the best of 10 Of our favourite travel destinations.
Whether you are interested in the most incredible sights (Do it for the Gram) , fascinating cultures and history, scenic beauty, food scenes and more… These recommendations will help you craft your travel bucket list
#1 South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand’s South Island brims with majestic landscapes at every turn, from dramatic mountains to fjords to glaciers. Here, you can admire the mountains of Fiordland National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from hiking trails or a boat on Milford Sound. At night, journey to the University of Canterbury’s Mount John Observatory to gaze at the starry skies. You can also indulge your inner daredevil in Queenstown, explore two of the most accessible glaciers in the world on the island’s west coast or sample delicious food and wine in the Marlborough region.
#2 Paris – Europe
The magnetic City of Light draws visitors from around the globe who come to see iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe. But what traveller’s really fall in love with are the city’s quaint cafes, vibrant markets, trendy shopping districts and unmistakable je ne sais quoi charm. Get lost wandering along Paris’ cobblestone streets, or grab a croissant and relax on the banks of the Seine for hours. If you’re up for a quick daytrip, head about 15 miles southwest of the city center to another must-see attraction: the Palace of Versailles.
#3 Bali – Indonesia
Serene temples and beautiful beaches are the biggest draws to this lush Indonesian paradise. And we do mean lush – the region’s notoriously soggy wet season is best avoided by planning a visit between April and October. Break up your beach time with a visit to the village of Kintamani, home to a towering (and active) volcano, as well as a large lake. If you’re craving an adrenaline rush, rent a scooter and zip around the island, or hop on one of Bali’s many swings to soar above rice terraces and jungles. The West and South coast offers traveller’s some of the best beaches in the world, from Uluwatu – Seminyak there is something for everyone.
#4 Bora Bora – French Polynesia
What this small French Polynesian island may lack in size it makes up for in sheer tropical beauty. Here, you’ll find picturesque beaches, lush jungles and luxurious resorts. The island’s dormant volcano, Mount Otemanu, makes for a great photo-op or challenging hike, and the friendly Bora Bora locals can help you catch a glimpse of the island’s best sights during an off-road excursion. To relax, head to Matira Beach for crystal-clear water and soft sand. Although a trip to Bora Bora is very expensive, most traveller’s say it’s worth every penny
#5 Maui – Hawaii
Whether you’re driving along the Road to Hana, enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the lush coastline from a helicopter, snorkelling with sea turtles or simply relaxing on the Hawaiian island’s honey- or black-colored beaches, you’ll find that Maui is unlike any other tropical destination. Don’t miss a chance to visit Haleakala National Park, which is home to the world’s largest dormant volcano. You should also attend a luau for a dose of local culture and a taste of Hawaiian specialties like poi, poke and mahimah
#6 Tahiti – French Polynesia
Travel to this island – the largest in French Polynesia – if you’ve been dreaming of a vacation spent lazing in a lavish overwater bungalow. Beyond the posh resorts, Tahiti boasts black sand beaches, a bustling capital and prime snorkelling and surfing conditions. If you’re looking for more cultural experiences, check out some of the island’s ancient temples or shop at its traditional covered markets.
#7 London – United Kingdom
London is a world unto itself. The eclectic neighbourhoods, which are home to a blend of historical landmarks and modern-day attractions, can keep you occupied for days. If it’s your first time in London, plan to visit the Tower of London, Tate Modern, Buckingham Palace or the British Museum before sitting down to a classic afternoon tea. The best time to travel to London is during the warmer months, but be warned that this is also the busiest and most expensive time of year.
#8 Rome – Europe
When you visit the Eternal City, prepare to cross a few must-see attractions – including the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon – off of your bucket list. Additional treasures, such as St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, can be found in nearby Vatican City. Escape the tourist crowds by taking a twilight stroll along the cobblestone streets of Trastevere, or head to Mercato Centrale Roma to sample local delicacies like gelato and pizza. Before leaving, peruse some of Rome’s lesser-known museums, art galleries and boutiques
#9 Phuket – Thailand
Located in southern Thailand, Phuket offers something for everyone, especially budget-minded traveller’s. Activities like spa treatments and boat tours come with low price tags, as do accommodations. For stunning scenery, check out the limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay and lounge on Phuket’s gorgeous white sand beaches (Freedom Beach and Bangtao Beach are two visitor favorites). Other must-sees include Wat Chalong Temple and the Big Buddha. Once the sun sets, take part in the island’s lively nightlife scene
#10 Tokyo – Japan
Simply setting foot in Japan’s cosmopolitan capital is an experience within itself. A city known for its bustling streets and flashing neon signs, Tokyo has an electric energy and plenty of attractions to discover. Foodies won’t be let down by the city’s fresh sushi and hearty ramen. Budding photographers and adrenaline junkies will love taking in the sweeping panoramas from the top of the Tokyo Skytree. Shopaholics will find plenty of must-have designer products in Ginza. And for history buffs, Tokyo offers centuries-old temples and shrines to explore