If you need inspiration for your next big travel adventure, then definitely give these a look in for that next stamp in your passport.
National Geographic’s Best Trips to Take in 2020 list was curated by editors and explorers at National Geographic, who were tasked with picking the planet’s 25 most exciting destinations for the coming year.
The editorial teams of National Geographic Traveler’s 17 international editions and their globe-trotting experts came up with the essential and sustainable sites to see in 2020.
Our editors and explorers have put together an itinerary of the most essential—and more importantly, sustainable—sites to see in the new year. So, where to first? #TravelTuesday https://t.co/fZ9wQYW971— Nat Geo Travel (@NatGeoTravel) November 19, 2019
Some are no-brainers, while others will come as some surprise. For Australia, it’s Tasmania that gets a guernsey!
National Geographic’s best trips to take in 2020
- Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Join in the celebrations marking 25 years of peace
- Guizhou Province, China: Step into villages seemingly untouched by time
- Tohoku, Japan: A chance to escape the Olympic crowds
- National Blue Trail, Hungary: Hike along the lesser known routes of Europe
- Telč, Czechia: Be charmed by the fairytale-style setting
- Kalahari Desert, Southern Africa: One of the darkest spots you can visit on the planet, perfect for star gazing
- Magdalen Islands, Canada: See a beautiful, diminishing world of ice and the harp seals that depend on it
- Wales Way, United Kingdom: Follow far-reaching routes that get the blood pumping
- Abu Simbel, Egypt: Enjoy a private audience with Ramses II
- Fort Kochi, India: Track artistry trends in creative Kerala
- Zakouma National Park, Chad: Help out at an African elephant haven
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rediscover an American classic
- Puebla, Mexico: Find out why baroque is back
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: See a geological wonderland eons in the making
- Maldives: Explore the islands that are on the front lines of conservation efforts regarding climate change
- Tasmania, Australia: Venture to an epic isle that’s wild and beautiful, faraway yet familiar
- Asturias, Spain: Relish an Iberian province capped with snowy summits and steeped in tradition
- Göbekli Tepe, Turkey: Feel your paradigms shift at the world’s oldest known temple complex
- Mendoza Province, Argentina: Drink a mighty Malbec and delve into the roots of its flavour
- Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia: Where you can jump through the Ring of Fire
- Guatemala: Meet the Maya, both past and present
- Parma, Italy: Salivate and savour over a multi-sensory feast
- Canary Islands, Spain: Reach an end of the world
- Białowieża Forest, Belarus/Poland: Discover one of Europe’s last true wild places
- Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria: Drive to views that were once only accessible to mountaineers