CNN Travel’s 20 Best Places to Visit in 2020 List is here!

CNN Travel put out its list of 20 Best Places to Travel to in this new year and there are some wonderful places on this list. From Chile in the West to Sri Lanka in South Asia, these exotic places definitely are worth travelling to.

Read on to know a few of the 20 places that made it to the list.

  1. Chile’s Lake District
    The Chilean Lake District, located in Southern Chile, is largely shrouded in mountains and is home to dense forests, snowcapped volcanoes, and verdant farmland, making it the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation.

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  2. Copenhagen, Denmark
    The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is a classic blend of the traditional and the modern. While it is home to several Renaissance-era attractions, it has also seen a tremendous amount of urban development since the turn of the 21st century.
  3. Jamaica
    This Carribean island nation is a heaven for tourists. Its reef-lined beaches, rainforests, breathtaking landscapes, and unique culture provide visitors with varied and rich experiences.

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  4. Kyrgyzstan
    This is definitely one of those off-beat holiday locations. However, the rich culture coupled with the stunning scenery will make your travel experience in this nation a truly memorable and authentic one.
  5. Kyushu, Japan
    Kyushu, the third-largest island in Japan, is known for its active volcanoes, beaches, and natural hot springs. But, the local cuisine is also worth a try!
  6. New Caledonia
    Halfway between Fiji and the coast of Queensland, Australia, New Caledonia is just the perfect secluded destination for those of you who love solitude. It is one of the least visited places in the world but is the go-to place for lovers of water sports.
  7. Paraty and Ilha Grande, Brazil
    Paraty, located around 250 kilometres southwest of Rio de Janeiro, is a beautifully preserved colonial centre and has been recognized as a National Historic Site since 1966. Ilha Grande was previously a prison island that is now a sensational island getaway that is home to a wide range of marine life.
  8. Sao Tome and Principe
    Famously called the ‘African Galapagos’, the two island-nations of Sao Tome and Principe are located in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. Its vast jungles, exotic flora, and endemic fauna make it a paradise for nature lovers.
  9. St. Petersburg, Russia
    The cultural centre of Russia, St. Petersburg is also called the imperial capital of Russia. It is a treasure trove of art and culture, and its breathtaking canals are the reason the city is called the Venice of the North.

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  10. Sri Lanka
    The island nation in South Asia is a perfect blend of wildlife, heritage, and pristine beaches. The food experience in this island nation is also amazing!
  11. Tunisia
    Located in the northern part of the African continent, Tunisia is one of the most visited nations of the continent. It is home to a wide range of historical sites, beaches and beach resorts, and museums.
  12. Vancouver Island, British Columbia
    Vancouver Island is known for its majestic wilderness parks, its wildlife, snowcapped mountains, beautiful beaches, and cosmopolitan centres. What else does one need for a vacation?
  13. Washington, D.C
    While Washington, D.C is going to be in news this year for the 2020 U.S Presidential election and for housing the three branches of the federal government – the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court, there is much more to it. Home to 18-Michelin starred restaurants, it is also known for its upmarket restaurants, bars, and hotels.
  14. Wuppertal, Germany
    Wuppertal is a constellation of smaller towns on the high banks of the Wupper River in western Germany. Its stately architecture and its suspension railway are just a few reasons for you to visit this place!
  15. Wyoming
    One of the most sparsely populated regions of the United States, Wyoming is home to a wide range of majestic natural beauties that include the Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park.
  16. Zambia
    This landlocked nation in south-central Africa is known for its awe-inspiring natural wonders, diverse wildlife, national parks, and safaris.

While we have picked only a few places from the list, you can read the entire list here.

Which of these places are you booking your tickets for this year? Do let us know in the comments section below.


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