Exceptional destinations for 2022
Still wondering where to travel in 2022? We’ve got you covered with this collection of 22 exceptional destinations for 2022! From golden sandy beaches to snow capped mountains, lively and colorful cities and much more. Start packing for next year’s adventures!
The 22 best destinations to travel in 2022
1. Seville, Spain
Starting with a classic, Seville is a city that you cannot miss. If you want to fully merge with Spanish culture and traditions, you will not regret visiting the heart of the Andalusian region.
Did you know that Spain is one of the best destinations for backpackers? Read more about the best countries for backpacking in Europe.
2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Are you looking for something more exotic and unusual? Then Kuala Lumpur is the place for you! The capital of Malaysia has the charm of a Western metropolis and the mysterious wilderness of an Asian country. This option could unite everyone.
Not sure what to do in Kuala Lumpur? Read more about what he does in Kuala Lumpur on a 48-hour layover.
3. Yosemite National Park, USA
If you can’t wait to get out of the noise and chaos of the city, you might want to visit Yosemite National Park in California for some peace and quiet. This world-renowned park spans 3,074 square kilometers and gives off completely different vibes in every season. Waterfalls, mountains, stunning sunsets and so many different species of animals… is this what you need to recharge your batteries?
Have you ever dreamed of taking a road trip in California? Check out our blog on awesome North American road trip ideas.
Budapest is one of the many lesser known gems that Europe has to offer. Did you know that the city is divided in half by the Danube River? Its two sides are called “Buda” (west side) and “Pest” (east side)? Buda is the oldest part, while Pest is the most modern part of the city. These two sides of Budapest are so different that you will feel like you have visited two different cities!
5. Moab, United States
Are you a fan of amazing landscapes and views? Then Moab in the state of Utah should be your next destination. Located in Arches National Park, Moab is home to some of the most incredible red rock formations, including the “Balanced Rock” and the “Delicate Arch.”
6. Istanbul, Türkiye
Back to Europe and its beautiful cities! Despite not being a capital city (Ankara is the capital of Turkey!), Istanbul best represents the country’s history, culture, and art. Lose yourself in the city’s colours, spicy aromas and many mosques!
7. Uluru, Australia
When you visit Australia, you cannot miss visiting Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock). This massive rock in the middle of the Central Australian desert could take your breath away at sunrise, as its stone begins to turn a bright red/orange color when it hits the sunlight. Surprised yet?
Do you love to watch the sunrise? Discover more places to see the best sunrises in the world!
8. Sicily, Italy
Are you wondering where you can enjoy both the sea and the mountains, leisure and culture, good weather and good food? Then the place you are looking for is Sicily! This magical island, located right in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, will steal your heart. Land in Palermo or Catania and start exploring the many wonders that this island has to offer!
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9. Ko Phi Phi Le, Thailand
Have you ever dreamed of being stranded on an island paradise that no one else in the world knows about? This is what happened to Leonardo Di Caprio in the movie The Beach. The film was set in Maya Bay on the island of Ko Phi Phi Le in Thailand. This incredible beach was closed to the public for several years due to the mass tourism. However, it has reopened as of January 2022.
Do you want to add other stops to your trip to Thailand? These are some of the best places you can visit in Thailand.
10. Cotswolds, England
Are you looking for a peaceful and romantic weekend getaway? Prepare to be immersed in the fairy tale Cotswolds, England. This place will transport you out of reality to another dimension and time made of small enchanted villages surrounded by green meadows… still enchanted?
11. Waikato, New Zealand
If you’re a big fan of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, then visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand’s Waikato district should be on your bucket list for 2022. Home to the hobbits, the village was built for the movies and is now a world famous attraction. Take a walk through the Shire and you might end up embarking on a crazy adventure!
Are you looking for other destinations for your trip to New Zealand? Take a look at these top outdoor destinations in New Zealand!
12. Sichuan, China
Sichuan is a Chinese province located in the southwestern part of the country. It is the perfect destination if you love to explore and be surrounded by extraordinary nature without encountering crowds of tourists. Sichuan is also home to the Giant Panda Sanctuaries, which is home to more than 30% of the world’s giant pandas, which are considered an endangered species.
13. French Alps
Do you prefer the view of white snow capped mountains? The French Alps offer some of the best skiing in all of Europe. From the breathtaking view of Mont Blanc, to the charming city of Annecy, to the ski slopes in Courchevel… you can’t get bored here.
Are you a big fan of winter sports? Read more about the great ski destinations to visit during the winter.
14. Machu Picchu, Peru
Did you know that the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a UNESCO site and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World? Hidden in the Peruvian part of the Andes chain, this ancient Inca ruin attracts more than 1.5 million visitors a year. Might be worth watching, what do you think?
Do you want to know more about UNESCO sites in the world? Here are the main heritage sites to visit.
15. Kerry, Ireland
The beautiful County of Kerry is located in the southwestern part of Ireland. This region is also home to the Kerry Biosphere Reserve, listed among UNESCO natural sites. Get a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean from the typical green cliffs and go on amazing walks across the Irish mainland.
16. Jaipur, India
Is pink your favorite color? Then you cannot stop taking unforgettable pictures of the so-called “Pink City”, or also known as Jaipur. Every building within the city walls is painted in the typical terracotta pink. This color was chosen to impress Prince Albert in 1876 during his tour of India, as the color pink is said to be a symbol of hospitality and welcome.
17. Seattle, United States
Seattle could be the perfect destination if you are looking for a place that contains both the chaos of the metropolitan city and the tranquility of the mountains. Plus, the city offers so many attractions: the Space Needle, the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Aquarium… it’s hard to choose.
18. Bali, Indonesia
Bali probably has a place reserved on every travel wish list. Away from the hustle and bustle of Jakarta, the tiny island of Bali has become famous for its exotic beauty and laid-back lifestyle. Hop on a bike and discover the many mysterious wonders of this magical island!
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19. Guanajuato, Mexico
Guanajuato is located in the heart of Mexico, between Guadalajara and Mexico City. This city will amaze you with its bright colors and liveliness. Stop at the Alley of the Kiss where the houses are so close to each other that you can literally kiss your beloved from balconies facing each other!
20. Copenhagen, Denmark
When you think of European capitals, Copenhagen is probably not the first city that comes to mind. However, Copenhagen really could be a unique and less common option. Discover the fascinating history of the country, the typical architecture, the Danish cuisine…!
21. Kyoto, Japan
If you were planning a trip to Kyoto, the nearest airport is in Osaka. Stroll through the streets of this timeless city: from the Arashiyama bamboo forest, to the Fushimi Inari shrine, the Nishiki market, where you can try typical food, and the many temples of the city! Kyoto offers a wide variety of fascinating activities and impressive places.
Did you know that Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan for over 1,000 years? In 1868, the capital was changed to Tokyo, the current capital of Japan. Read more about 10 cool neighborhoods to explore when in Tokyo.
22. Seychelles, Africa
Going up to number 22… Seychelles! We couldn’t help but add a dream place. Who wouldn’t want to relax all day on these golden beaches? Enjoy your vacations with the true masters of the islands, the giant tortoises of course! This place still preserves all its enchanting wild nature together with crystal clear and warm waters. All packed up yet?