The new year is here, so it begs to ask: where to go to start a new decade of travel? The range of choices is huge. From dream adventures far away, across Asia or South America, to vacations in Europe. Whether you go by boat, train, bicycle or even on foot, travel rich in culture and nature. Read on for our top travel destinations of 2020!
Adventure in Colombia
We kick off our list with a hot destination: Colombia. You’ll find beautiful nature reserves, cool cities and breathtaking beaches, making it one of the nicest holiday destinations of the moment. Not to mention, Colombia is a lot safer nowadays than it was years ago.
The best way to get to know Colombia is to travel around. An ideal route takes you to cities such as Bogota and Medellin, while also going inland allowing you to discover the Valle de Cocora.
A bustling city trip in Istanbul
It goes without saying that there’s a ton of culture in the Turkish capital. But, it’s also lively and very hip. You can enjoy incredible city views from cool rooftop bars, shop endlessly in trendy stores and find tasty coffee bars and restaurants. Plus, there’s are plenty of historical buildings to discover.
The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia form the cultural heart of Istanbul, while the colourful Balat neighborhood is not to be missed. Of course, you probably know by now that you can visit Europe and Asia in the same day while in Istanbul!
Colourful culture in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is one of the seven countries which makes up Central America. After a tumultuous period of unrest, the country is now more than ready to receive curious travellers. From colourful colonial cities with welcoming locals to untouched nature including volcanoes and beaches… Nicaragua is a country where you definitely have to travel around in order to see everything it has to offer.
Not to be missed are the cities of Leon and Granada, as well as the island of Ometepe. A highly recommended travel time is from November to March, when it is warm, sunny and dry.
The outdoors in Patagonia
Patagonia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The southern parts of both Argentina and Chile is a no man’s land, where nature takes its course.
It can be a quite journey to get there, but it is worth every second. Once you make it, opt for an ice trek on Perito Moreno glacier, hike to beautiful mountain peaks, follow along the well-known W trek and more. You might not meet many other travellers either, as you’ll have tons of space to yourself.
The best of Mexico in Yucatan
The Yucatan Peninsula, located in the south-east of Mexico is a perfect starting point to get your travels going. After soaking up the sun on the beaches of Tulum, you’re ready to move around. Off the coast are spectacular islands such as Cozumel and Holbox. Immerse yourself in the ancient Mayan city and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza.
Plus, a few weeks of Mexican food is reason enough to choose Mexico as your next holiday destination!
Sporty vibes in Tokyo
Tokyo is the best choice for sports enthusiasts in 2020 with the upcoming summer Olympic Games. The atmosphere of such a massive, global event is amazing to experience in person, regardless of where that is.
But Tokyo will let you combine the sporting competitions with incredible city sightseeing. Visit the second-to-none Japanese temples and stroll through the modern areas of Shibuya. Go hiking around nearby Mt. Fuji, or see more of this iconic country with the best places to visit besides Tokyo.