Destinations: where to travel to next

A Mission to Find the Best Places to Visit in the World

Looking for the world's best holiday destinations? The best places to visit in the world to get off the beaten track and find some unusual flavours and history?

Maybe you're about to plan your trip or browse from an armchair. Perhaps, slap, bang, thank you ma'am, you're seeking classics like London, Paris, New York. Or maybe, like, me you're in love with all things UNESCO?

Whichever it is, great news, you've landed on the destinations tab and are well on your way to exploring the world!

The Best Places from Ten Years of Travel

We have more than ten year's worth of professional travel blogging material, here, and it's time to slice and dice it. For expert travel tips and packing advice, head here. If you want to learn more about sustainable travel, you need the responsible travel section. Our "think" club is the place for a chat.

And right here is the way to take a deep breath and leap and shriek and delve into the deep (wait, I said deep twice there, that doesn't work.)

OK, so let's go down the more traditional route with a handy table. Voila!

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN FOCUS

ON OVERVIEW

We've over 40 countries featured on this site but sometimes you want to plunge right into a region. We get it. 

So, to explore Oman, Jordan, Sharjah and more, head over to the Middle East.

This page talks about some of the best places to visit in Africa and heads beyond the Big Five. 

Read about Australian landmarks here and explore more of North Asia and South Asia, with a focus on Japan.

Being European, and currently living in Europe, Europe's a biggie. It's divided into North Europe, South Europe, Western Europe and Eastern Europe

There's a guide to the best islands in the Caribbean and a collection of South American highlights.

Of course, how could we forget the best of the USA and the hat on top, Canada! 

AROUND THE WORLD

THE HOT LISTS: THE BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD FOR EVERY THING

WHERE TO GO WHEN

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JANUARY

For a spot of year round sunshine, try the Caribbean or the Middle East.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN FEBRUARY

Embrace the cold and the sight of the sun by travelling to the Arctic Circle to stay in an ice hotel or hitting the European and North American ski slopes.


More on the best places to travel in February here.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MAY

May is a wonderful time to start visiting Southern Europe before the skies become too hot or everyone leaves for the August shutdown.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JUNE

Zanzibar and New York City are just two extremes open for travel at this time of the year. And literature lovers should make their way to Dublin for Bloomsday.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN JULY

July marks the month for Canada, with the first of the month marking Canada Day. It's a summer of festivals and the great outdoors.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN AUGUST

August marks your best shot at Britain as the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline warms up and the Royal Parks of London spill with summery good cheer.

Surprise beach spots in Europe, like Scheveningen in The Hague, also make sense.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN SEPTEMBER

September's a dream month for much of Europe, as the crowds melt, the kids go back to school but the days are still long, the air fresh. Much of China and Japan is readily accessible and the oppressive levels of heat in the Middle East begin to wilt down to more bearable levels.

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN OCTOBER

Greece and the Galapagos come into their own as travel destinations in October, while "leaf peeping" makes forests scarlet in northeast USA.


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