Where To Travel Next: Top Places To Visit in 2020

Traveling is a dream that not many have the chance to do frequently. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a rookie, there are a variety of stunning destinations you should visit at least once in your lifetime. So get your travel gear ready because we’ve gathered some of the most awe-inspiring places to visit in 2020. 

Cinque Terre, Italy 

coast Italy

Wherever you go in Italy, you can never go wrong. You’re bound to enjoy delicious food, rich culture, beautiful scenery, and insightful history. Rivaling the Amalfi Coast as one of Europe’s best vacation places, the coast of Cinque Terre is five UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s home to gorgeous villages, stunning coastal scenery, and an abundance of activities. Swim along the coastline, take a boat ride or even hike the winding paths that lead to steep cliffs. You can also sample some of the best seafood delicacies there is, walk through the markets and villages, and catch idyllic sunset views from the coast. 

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe

Considered to be the second-deepest lake and one of the highest-elevation lakes in the USA, Lake Tahoe is a destination you should visit all year round. Resting on the California-Nevada border, it’s home to steep granite cliffs, lush parks and forests, high mountains, and pristine waters. There are many breathtaking Lake Tahoe sightseeing experiences to take in all the stunning scenery. You can take beautiful cruises on a shuttle bus, a train ride, or even a boat. You can also swim, hike, go kayaking, windsurfing, and paddleboarding. It’s also where campers head out to experience a breath of fresh air in the wilderness. 

Machu Picchu, Peru 

Machu Picchu

The tremendous and elevated Inca Ruins should definitely be on your bucket list. It’s 7,970ft above sea level and is surrounded by majestic mountains, trails, and gorgeous scenery. If you’re a hiker, then you should definitely hike across the Inca Trail; the trek takes you through ancient ruins and gorgeous landscapes. It’s also an ideal place if you’re the kind of traveler looking to be transported through time to a world of ancient history and culture. The architecture remains a mystery to this day, and it symbolizes the meticulous technique and productivity of the Inca Empire. 

Reykjavik, Iceland 

reykjavik things to know before visiting Iceland

Iceland is the perfect destination for experiencing an authentic winter wonderland. It’s a vibrant city with a rich art scene, stunning wilderness and wildlife, and a unique backdrop of gorgeous landscapes. Visit the Grotta Lighthouse, take a stroll along the Tjornin Lake, or head on out to the Blue Lagoon with geothermal hot springs and pools. You can opt for a whale-watching tour which is an experience of a lifetime. Another experience that you must check off your list is catching the Northern Lights. Reykjavik has around 20 hours of darkness in winter so be sure you go somewhere quiet and serene to catch this stunning phenomenon. If you want to see the Northern Lights, check out these offers from Baltic Tours and save $50 on your first booking.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown

New Zealand is considered to be the land of beauty, adventure, extreme sports, rich culture, and stunning landscapes. Queenstown alone is the adventure capital of New Zealand that also boasts gorgeous scenery. It’s where you can go bungee-jumping, skydiving, whitewater rafting, and many other fun things to do. It’s also home to the beautiful hot springs, pristine lakes, and mountain tops. There’s definitely something for every kind of traveler. 

Lake Taupo, New Zealand

Stretching across 616 square kilometers, Lake Taupo is the biggest lake in New Zealand and the second largest lake in Oceania, only smaller than Lake Murray in Papua New Guinea. With beautiful holiday parks, like the Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park, it’s no wonder that this place attracts more than 2 miliion visitors every year! Visitors can indulge in different activities, like the annual Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, skydiving, paragliding, rock climbing, and watching Kellogg’s Ironmen race.

Cape Town, South Africa 

Cape Town view

Cape Town is the ideal destination for luxury and adventure. Nothing beats catching a cable car to Table Mountain that offers breathtaking views. You can also sample delicious cuisine or wine at their many luxurious wine farms. Catch a helicopter tour, go penguin viewing at their stunning beaches, shop at local markets, or attend a festival on the VA Waterfront. Your trip to South Africa is never complete without visiting the Cape of Good Hope where it’s literally the end of the world. 

Petra, Jordan 

Petra Jordan

Considered to be one of the 7 wonders of the world, seeing Petra is a magical experience and will definitely transport you back in time. This World Heritage Site boasts so much culture, history, and stunning views. It was built around the 1st century and is now a top destination for many tourists. The cliffs are picturesque, and it’s an excellent place for hiking as you make your way through ancient ruins. You can even camp out at night beneath the stars. 

Did you like this list of places to visit in 2020? What’s on the top of your bucket list next year? Let us know in the comments! 

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22 thoughts on “Where To Travel Next: Top Places To Visit in 2020”

  1. Out of all of the places on this list, I have only been to Cinque Terre. This means that I have a lot of traveling to do. I would say that Machu Pichu is probably the most exciting of all of these to me. I think it would be such a cool experience.

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  2. The only place on this list I have been to is Machu Picchu in Peru. I think out of the rest the one I want to visit most is Petra. Although I would not mind returning to Italy and experiencing Cinque Terre. Such a great list of places to visit in 2020.

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  3. The only place I have been on your list so far is Reykjavik. I would love to go to all the others but especially to New Zealand. I think I would really like all the adventure sports and the beautiful scenery.

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    • I liked Reykjavik, it’s one of Europe’s most peaceful capitals. I hope you get the chance to visit some of these other places in 2020 too 🙂

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  4. You should definitely take a spring tour in the northern Albania. The blue eye in Theth is fascinating and more fascinating is the road to go there. The view in every mountain top is spectacular. To top it all of the people are so friendly that will make you feel more like a guest than a traveler

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  5. I live in Italy half the year and still haven’t been to Cinque Terre! So yes, it’s a must see for me next year too. I’m surprised to see Macchu Picchu on the list, as it seems like everyone’s been there! However, not yet me so it’s good! Jordan is high on my list!

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  6. All your places mentioned in to do list for 2020 are in my wish list. Lake Tahoe in California and Cinque Terre at Italy is the first thing that I would love to do. As I am also interested in historical places, I would love to go Petra too.

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  7. Many nice and Instagram friendly locations on this list. If I only had to choose one, I would go for Machu Picchu in Peru before it gets even more touristy.

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  8. Awesome list! Just got back from Cinque Terre and it was really beautiful. Awesome place, though maybe a bit too crowded in September. I’d be interested to go back in Oct/Nov and see how it’s different. And can’t wait to get to Petra one of these days!

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  9. Machu Picchu is definitely on my list, and I like the idea of taking a hike around. It seems like the best way to see it and learn a bit about the people, too. I have also always wanted to see the bluish waters of Lake Tahoe. Hopefully some day! 🙂

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  10. Reykjavik, Iceland is definitely on top of our bucket list. We love to experince the Northern Lights and planning to go next year.

    Anyway, I really love your recommendations. So far we were able to visit 2 – Queenstown and Lake Tahoe. We hope to get the opportunity to visit Peru too.

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