Best Places to Travel in 2020 That Will Blow You Away

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Believe it or not, 2020 is knocking on the door! Please don’t tell us that you are going to spend all 365 days sitting in the office doing the same task and signing. Instead, let 2020 be a special year of travel, discovery, adventure and beautiful memories. If you are still considering whether to start an amazing journey, let us show you the 10 best places to travel in 2020. Keep reading and fill yourself with tons of travel inspiration.

1. Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

It could not be denied that the trend of Ecotourism is on the rise (especially after Greta Thundberg’s strong climate protest). This is why the National Parks, Safaris and many more nature opportunities should become one of the best places to travel in 2020. Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica may not be the largest National Park, but we are quite sure that it is the most unique one. Visiting this country give you the opprtunity to discover the diverse rainforest wildlife with thousands of animal species, trailing along the the stunning long beaches or even hiking the shadowing mountains, these are only a few among several wonderful things you could do in Manuel Antonio National Park aka Costa Rica’s “secret gem”.

2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Talking about Ecotourism, we should not miss the Great Barrier Reef in Australia which is located close to the Queensland coast, where you will find 2300 km of long reefs, countless fishes, turtles and sharks. Especially, as this can be even seen from outer space you should dive yourself into the marvelous undersea world and admire the greatness of nature. This should simply get rid of your traveling doubts as the Great Barrier Reef really is one of the best places to travel in 2020.

3. Old Bagan, Myanmar

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Old Bagan, Myanmar

Are you looking for some quiet spaces to escape the buzzling cities? Head your way to Old Bagan which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Myanmar. As people have said, here is a perfect location for watching the sunset. And of course, it is not the only thing to do in the city. You can either explore the unique architecture Buddist temples, admire the whole area from above on a hot-air balloon or eat your heart out with the delicious traditional cuisine here. Doesn’t this sound tempting enough for you to book a ticket to Old Bagan?

4. Tokyo, Japan

A purple sky over a small river with many small boats and in the background the skyscrapers of tokyo as one of the best places to travel in 2020
Tokyo, Japan

Another Asian destination, but with a totally different feeling, Tokyo. The city is a perfect blend of modern and traditional culture values. Sure, it has everything to offer you, from the vibrant colorful nightlife, world famous cuisines like Sushi, Ramen to ancient temple Sensoji. In all, March and April should be the best time to visit this city, because of the beautiful Sakura (cherry blossom) season. What could be better than gathering underneath the cherry blossom tree with your friends, admiring the tiny pink petals flying in the wind, and enjoying a couple of sake? Wow, this is the best combo! Find a group at JoinMyTrip to vist and enjoy this Tokyo experience with.

5. Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The sunset dives the city samarkand in uzbekistan into a warm orange. In the middle of the city rises a tower above the city and is one of the best places to travel in 2020
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

If you are more interested in discovering the “out of the world” culture, then Samarkand should be on the best place to travel in 2020 list. This Silk Road town is also known as Uzbekistan’s crossroad of cultures. What really made Samarkand into one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites are the multiple mosques, mausoleums and buildings in unique Islamic architecture, dated back to the 9th and 10th centuries. You should make your way to Samarkand and gain some knowledge about history and architecture.

6. Dubai, United Association of Emirates

A purple sky above the infrastructure and skyscrapers of Dubai.
Dubai, United Association of Emirates

Let’s do something extraordinary in 2020. So, what about a luxury trip to Dubai? A romantic dinner at level 122 of Burj Khalifa, the icon of Dubai while enjoying the breathtaking night city view? Or, a shopping tour around the shopaholic’s paradise, the Dubai Mall? Nevertheless, you also have vast choices to get fresh air in the nature such as Kite Beach or Dubai desert.

7. Luxembourg

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7. Luxembourg

The only representative from Europe, Luxembourg. Even though it is the smallest European country (it takes only 2 hours to drive all over the country), there are still endless amounts to discover in Louxembourg. Picturesque villages, small stone paths, unspoiled nature as well as ranges of museums and galaries are awaiting you. Unlike other big cities in Europe, Luxembourg gives you the cozier and more special feeling.

8. Mumbai, India

A colourful building surrounded by a street in the middle of mumbai as one of the best places to travel in 2020
Mumbai, India

True story, life is way too boring without festivals! Knowing that India is a country with rich culture and countless special festivals, why don’t you take a trip to Mumbai this March? You will for sure have much fun in Holi which is the most popular and most “colorful” (literally) festival in India. However, you should get ready to get wet, get “colored” and say bye to all stress when running into the mass crowd on the streets, singing, dancing and throwing colored powder at each other. This is absolutely more than just religious observance.

9. Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa

It is no surprise that Cape Town becomes one of the best places to travel in 2020 (also in 2019, 2018…) as this city always has something to offer you. Exploring one of the oldest habours in the Southern hemisphere, the V&A Waterfront, hiking up the Lion’s head and simply enjoying the delicious traditional cuisines are just some of wonderful things you could do in Cape Town.

10. Hawaii

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10. Hawaii

This sounds familiar but it never get old… It’s Hawaii. Besides the long trekking trails or dreamy white sandy beaches, try something completely new. What about a shark tour in the deep blue sea? Or, a helicopter tour to enjoy the stunning view from above? All sounds good in Hawaii. Plus, if you think about a wellness travel, Hawaii must be the top destination. Ready to get rejuvenated in Hawaii?

Are you now wanting to travel to some of these best places to travel to in 2020? But you are in the situation where your friends and family dont’t have the time or money? Well, we are sure you will find some cool travel mates at JoinMyTrip

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