The world is full of fascinating travel destinations, and so choosing just one for your annual trip overseas can be a real challenge, but if you are yet to book your 2017 break, you’ll be pleased to know that help is at hand with a new report released by U.S. News, which highlights the World’s Best Places to Visit this year!
The comprehensive list was compiled using the opinions of travel experts, user votes, and current travel trends, and while there are several popular holiday hotspots on the list such as Sydney in Australia and New York City in the United States, there are plenty of surprises too!
So, if you are working on your travel bucket list, planning a winter break, organising a group adventure holiday, or looking for the perfect honeymoon destination to celebrate with the one you love, here’s a sneaky peak at the World’s Top 10 Best Places to Visit in 2017…
#1 Rome, Italy
Voted the number #1 destination in the world, the Eternal City is a must for those looking for a city break in 2017. Does it deserve the number one spot? Well we’re not too sure, but we’d love to know what you think!
#2 Sydney, Australia
A likely candidate for any such list, Sydney really does have it all. And if you are heading down under this year, you simply must visit this cosmopolitan hub.
#3 Porto, Portugal
A popular stopover for cruise ships, this Portuguese gem has much to offer the international traveller. Just think beautiful beaches, charming architecture, and port wine!
#4 London, United Kingdom
Our very own capital city of London made it on to this auspicious list, and with the recent atrocities it has had to face, we cannot think of anywhere that deserves it more. Come visit – you are always welcome!
#5 Paris, France
This one comes as no surprise. The world’s most romantic city always grabs a spot on ‘best of’ lists, and rightly so. Perfect for proposals, honeymoons, and chic weekend getaways.
#6 New York City, United States
Colourful, cosmopolitan and oh so cool, the Big Apple is a must for anyone visiting the US. It’s vibrant, it’s characterful, and it’s bursting with attractions, making it a fabulous holiday destination in its own right.
#7 Florence, Italy
Heading back to Italy, Florence takes the number #7 spot on the world’s best places to visit in 2017, and if you love history, magnificent architecture, great foods and even better wine, this should most definitely be on your travel bucket list.
#8 Prague, Czech Republic
Think Disney World for adults with beautiful buildings, never-ending history, and cheap beer! Prague is pretty, packed with tourists, and perfectly positioned for a European Country Hopping Travel itinerary.
#9 Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, and if your idea of the perfect holiday includes buzzing shopping plazas, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking gothic and medieval architecture, this should be your number #1 choice.
#10 Dubai, UAE
With modern hotels, great shopping venues, and year-round sunshine guaranteed, Dubai is a great holiday destination for those who love to shop until they drop, sun worship, and sleep in the finest fabrics on earth.
Other fabulous destinations on the U.S. News list include the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania for the perfect safari holiday, and Machu Picchu for a trekking tour quite like no other along the Inca Trail. With so many options to choose from, booking your 2017 holiday should be easy… you just need to pick one…or maybe two!