20 Best Places To Travel in 2024

best places to travel in 2024

Travel lets us escape the daily demands of everyday life. It introduces us to new places, different cultures, and delicious cuisines. Whether a traveler's journey is to explore or relax, every trip can transform how we see the world, and sometimes even how we see ourselves.

With so many beautiful places to visit around the globe, it can be hard to determine where to roam. Here is our list of the best places to travel to in 2024. We hope it inspires you to book your next trip!


1. Prague, Czech Republic

Picturesque Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge are always top attractions in Prague. In 2024, Prague plans to emphasize slow tourism, encouraging visitors to explore residential neighborhoods. While in Prague, stroll through Stromovka Park, explore the Saturday morning farmers market on the Vitava riverbank, or simply sit back and relax at an outdoor restaurant.

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2. Montreal, Canada

One of the greenest spots on the continent, Montreal, is adding transport options, making it easier for visitors to reach. The new Réseau Express Métropolitain (automated rail system) project is huge and estimated to add many stations to the city. Additionally, the Grand Quay, the pier where cruise ships port, added the Port of Montreal Tower. With new museums, fabulous restaurants, and beautiful views from Parc du Mont-Royal, Montreal will be a must-visit destination in 2024.

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3. Philadelphia, USA

The United States’ first World Heritage City is one of the best places to travel in 2024. Rich in history and bursting with modern energy, Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute turns 200 this year and will celebrate with transformed galleries and exhibits. Plus, Calder Gardens, a new museum dedicated to sculptor Alexander Calder, will open soon. And the award-winning Philadelphia food scene is always top-class.

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4. Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya’s capital offers very unique travel adventures, including diving into Nairobi’s growing culinary scene. Highlights of a trip to Nairobi include a safari in Nairobi National Park, listening to live local music, and soaking in the stunning 360-degree views from the Kenyatta International Conference Center.

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5. Kansas City, USA

Kansas City is famous for its barbeque food, jazz music, and sports teams. But it has so much more to offer. With a rich history, a vibrant art scene, like the world-class Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and an upcoming extension of the KC Streetcar this year, Kansas City makes the list of one of the best places to travel to in 2024.

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6. Paris, France

Paris is an ideal vacation destination any day, month, or year, but the summer of 2024 will surely be one for the books. Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics, and lucky attendees will witness the world’s finest athletes in fierce competition. Visitors can also stroll the Seine, visit the Louvre, and hunt for flea market treasures at the Marche aux Puces de St-Ouen.

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7. Manaus, Brazil

Located on the Negro River, Manaus is the capital of Amazonas. A popular spot for those looking for ecotourism in the Amazon Rainforest, 2024 promises unique endangered species, colorful flora and fauna, and lots of adventure. Additional highlights in Manaus include the opera house, Teatro Amazonas, and flavorful cuisine, like the city’s signature sandwich, the x-caboquinho.

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8. İzmir, Turkey

Ideal for beachgoers and history lovers, İzmir, nestled on the west coast of Turkey, is one of the best places to travel in 2024. Home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like the city of Ephesus, beautiful beaches, and a growing wine region, İzmir also hosts the İzmir Festival every summer for travelers seeking lively concerts and dance performances in unique ancient venues.

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9. Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, the current capital of Indonesia, is a vibrant city with a world-class culinary scene. You’ll find everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to night markets and food alleys. Coffee culture is huge here, as are shopping malls filled with everything from designer shops to spas and karaoke. Don’t miss the gorgeous views from the top of the Monas Tower in Merdeka Square.

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10. Tuscany, Italy

Known for its rolling hills, ancient architecture, and beautiful vineyards, Tuscany is always one of the best places to travel. 2024 may bring extra excitement to the region as priceless artifacts were recently found in San Casciano dei Bagni, and the dig optimistically continues this year.

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11. Far North, Scotland

While Edinburgh and Glasgow are always popular tourist destinations in Scotland, the far north of the beautiful country is the place to be in 2024. Like to hike? Try Ben Hope, the most northerly Munro in Scotland (a Munro is a mountain over 3,000 feet). Caithness and Sutherland are must-visit stops here. Expect immense natural beauty and a stunning coastline.

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12. Kangaroo Island, Australia

Australia’s third-largest island, Kangaroo Island, has stunning beaches, fantastic food, and plenty of wildlife. Expect to spot kangaroos, sea lions, and platypuses. It’s still recovering from bushfires in 2020, but well worth a visit in 2024. Just a quick 30 to 40-minute flight from Adelaide, travelers are in for a treat at this beautiful paradise.

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13. Donegal, Ireland

With over 100 beaches in Donegal, travelers will have no trouble finding space to stretch out on the sand. Hikers will also love Donegal. Coastal hiking trails, like the Wild Atlantic Way, offer unspoiled beauty. Pair that with warm Irish hospitality, fresh seafood restaurants, and fun nightlife, and Donegal will be one of the best places to travel in 2024.

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14. Southern Thailand

A fascinating history, incredible beaches, and traditional fishing villages make southern Thailand a hot travel destination in 2024. Phuket, Krabi, and the Phi Phi islands are the show-stoppers, with jungle-like national parks, postcard-perfect beaches, and off-shore islands to explore. 

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15. Swahili Coast, Tanzania

With a growing economy, there’s never been a better time to travel to the Swahili Coast in Tanzania. Visit the island of Kilwa Kisiwani, a World Heritage Site, and let yourself travel back in time. Stroll through Zanzibar’s ancient Stone Town, dine on coconut curry, and snorkel along the gorgeous coastline.

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16. Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena saw multiple luxury hotel openings in 2023, and the Caribbean coast continues to grow in popularity, with more hotels scheduled to open this year. One highlight is the Disney “Encanto” themed tour of Colombia, which will stop in Cartagena. And with a possible airport expansion in the works, this hot spot will likely only get hotter.

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17. Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, is an affordable European city break that offers many things to see and do. The UNESCO-listed Old Town is a must-see, known for its grand palaces and beautiful parks, world-class museums, and post-war architecture. 

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18. Mérida, Mexico

Mérida's unique cultural heritage is a blend of ancient Mayan civilization and traditions from Spanish conquistadors who arrived in the 16th century. Here, you'll find world-class museums, Mayan archaeological sites, and colorful historic architecture. But Mérida also has a bustling gastronomy scene, it’s affordable, and it offers a laid-back vibe different from nearby cities.

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19. The Cyclades, Greece

This Greek island group in the Aegean Sea includes Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, and many more. The islands offer unparalleled beauty, traditional Cycladic architecture, beautiful sandy beaches, and delicious Greek food. Enjoy sunsets in Oia, relax at Amoudi Bay, dine al fresco at Kamari Beach, and explore ancient ruins at the Akrotiri Archaeological Site.

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20. Antigua, Guatemala

Quickly becoming one of Central America’s most popular cities, Antigua offers colorful colonial architecture, gorgeous waterfront views, and plenty of dining and shopping options. Looking to relax? Stroll the cobblestone streets. Seeking a little more adventure? Hike up a volcano for gorgeous views. Either way, Antigua is one of the best places to travel in 2024.

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