2019 Hottest Destinations and Places to Travel
Have you already travelled to stacks of places all over the world? Not sure where to go next?
The places below are apparently the hottest destinations for 2019. Who knows if they are, but it’s handy to have a list to browse through at the beginning of the new year. Maybe it will help you settle on your destinations rather than leafing soullessly through magazine articles and becoming more confused by each turned page.
So, to save you time and effort, I’ve trawled through my favourite sites and done the work for you. Interesting to note which cities come up more than once on different lists. Pour yourself your favourite tippled and start surfing!

Condé Naste Traveller

The Peloponnese, Greece
Egypt (Cairo, Luxor, Nile Cruise)

Matera, Italy
Perth, Western Australia
Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The Turkish Riviera, Turkey (Datça, Bozburun, Bodrum Peninsula, Kaplankaya & Macakizi)
St Barth’s, Caribbean
Arles, France

Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico
New Orleans, USA
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Mozambique, Africa

Travel + Leisure

T+L posted 50 places but I have whittled it down to 20 outside of the USA and Canada
If you want to see the complete list check out https://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/best-places-to-travel-in-2019#adirondacks-new-york

Alberta, Canada
Alsace, France
Armenia
Berlin, Germany
Brisbane + Northern Territory, Australia

Cambodia + Hôi An, Vietnam
Egypt

Helsinki, Finland
Israel
Los Cabos & San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Mexico
Madeira, Portugal
Matera, Italy
Nairobi, Kenya
Namibia
Oman
Prague

Scotland
Singapore

Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Uttarakhand, India

Architectural Digest

Matera, southern Italy
Agra, India
Berlin, Germany
Savannah, Georgia
Namibia, Southern Africa
Petra, Jordan

Seto Inland Sea, Japan
St Barth’s, the Caribbean
Liechtenstein (tiny land-locked island bordering Austria & Germany)
Auckland, New Zealand
Copenhagen, Denmark
Napa Valley
Arles, France

Baltimore, Maryland
Zambia,
Baja California Sur, Mexico
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saskatoon, Canada
Tbilisi, Georgia

Skyscanner’s top places for 2019

Atlanta, USA.
Tokyo, Japan
Beirut & Faraya Mzaar Lebanon
Hôi An, Vietnam
New York City, USA

Boryeong, South Korea
Singapore

Málaga, Spain
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Perth, Australia
Val d’Isère, France

Airbnb

Kaikoura, New Zealand
Xiamen, China
Puebla, Mexico
Normandy, France
Great Smoky Mountains, USA
Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Accra, Ghana
Mozambique
Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Catskill Mountains & Hudson Valley, USA
Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Batumi, Georgia
Winnipeg, Canada
Pondicherry, India
Uzbekistan
Calabria, Italy
Andalusia, Spain
Taiwan

Photographs taken by John Montague

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