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Thor's Hammer formation in Bryce Canyon National Park. Southwestern Utah, USA.
1 Utah & Arizona, USA
Unique natural beauty
Why? The landscapes are raw, majestic and unlike anywhere else in the US. With a multitude of scenic roads and beautiful national & state parks, it’s the perfect place for a quintessential American road trip.
Don’t Miss: Seeing the red waves of Antelope Canyon’s walls and the awe-inspiring rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park.
Rare wildlife & adventure
Why? A small country packed to the brim with forests, lakes, jungles and volcanoes, it’s the perfect backdrop for a trip filled with wildlife viewing.
Don’t Miss: Trekking through Volcanoes National Park to see the region’s endangered mountain gorillas upclose in their natural habitat.
Mother and child of the Sabyinyo group of mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.
Registan Square after sunset in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Uncrowded vibrant wonders
Why? With colourful urban centres, sprawling markets, delicious cuisine and historical Silk Road stops, this hidden gem should be visited soon before the secret’s out!
Don’t Miss: Exploring the impressive turquoise-topped spires and intricate tile work of the Registan in Samarkand, a monument of dazzling architecture.
4 Bariloche, Argentina
The ultimate great outdoors
Why? This northern part of Patagonia is famous for its scenic lakes framed by stunning Andean peaks, and offers a multitude of activities like hiking, biking, golf, skiing and water sports.
Don’t Miss: Sampling Argentina’s best chocolate - one of the many delightful reasons why Bariloche is also known as ‘Little Switzerland’!
Late afternoon at Cerro Campanario in Bariloche, Argentina. View of Our Lady of Health church and Kotor Bay in Kotor, Montenegro.
5 Kotor, Montenegro
Medieval hidden treasure
Why? The walled city of Kotor is one of the best preserved medieval towns in this part of the Mediterranean, with beautiful views and hiking to be found in the surrounding crown of mountains.
Don’t Miss: Discovering the labyrinth of medieval cathedrals, churches and palaces left behind by the Illyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Austo-Hungarians and Venetians.
6 North Island, New Zealand
Geothermal features & beautiful beaches
Why? New Zealand’s upper isle is an underrated delight of contrasting landscapes and urban adventures. The scenery varies widely from geothermal geysers and bubbling mud pools, to luxurious white-sand beaches, to bustling cities and vibrant towns.
Don’t Miss: Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in Tongariro National Park. Consistently voted one of the best day hikes in the world, you won’t be disappointed by the unique volcanic alpine landscape.
Champagne Pool at the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Park in Rotorua, New Zealand. Douro Valley in Portugal.
7 Douro Valley, Portugal
Incredible vineyards & views
Why? A delightful day trip from the gorgeous city of Porto, Douro Valley is one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world. With stunning landscapes covered in vineyards and wine estates spread across the riverbanks, it's best experienced from the water.
Don’t Miss: Watching the sunset with a glass of wine from the best lookout point in the valley, St. Leonardo de Galafura.
8 Cape Town, South Africa
Lush gardens & ocean scenery
Why? With wonderful weather all year round, diverse natural beauty and ocean wildlife, this cosmopolitan city is a worthwhile visit any time of year.
Don’t Miss: Strolling through the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, a luscious green paradise claimed to be ‘the most beautiful garden in Africa’.
The waterfront and view of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Francois Peron National Park in Western Australia, Australia.
9 Western Australian Coast
Red earth & turquoise water
Why? This unspoiled coastline has it all, from the wild Kimberley region of rugged ranges and dramatic gorges, to the charming Margaret River region filled with wineries and craft breweries. There’s something for everyone!
Don’t Miss: Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef, a truly remarkable experience with the world’s largest fish.
10 Peru & Machu Picchu
Unwavering bucket list heroes
Why? Peru offers great culture, history, nature and food, and of course there’s Machu Picchu - a place that’s on everyone’s dream list for very good reasons.
Don’t Miss: Taking the path less trodden that leads away from the ancient city to see an indescribable panoramic view of the ruins and surrounding mountains.
Llamas enjoying the view of Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains in Peru.