Travel 2024 Milos Greece

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Now is the time to get excited about travel plans for the new year. For your next big adventure, it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to travel based on interests, seasons and events. From our list below, you can plan your perfect 2024 getaway outside of American cities, in Europe, Mexico, Asia and beyond.

Whether you are looking for delicious foods, national park adventures, historical sites, breathtaking beaches, or to immerse yourself in a profound cultural experience, there is an ultimate destination that will check all your boxes.

Top Destinations to Travel to in 2024

Bridge in Florence
Bridge in Florence. Image by Pfüderi from Pixabay

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy, is one of the top European destinations for a reason. Explore the heart of Tuscany with inspiring architecture, world-famous art, mouth-watering flavors and some of the most beloved wines on Earth. 

As you plan your trip to Florence, be sure to pack your best walking shoes, as you will not want to miss a second of exploring the old city flavor and hole-in-the-wall gems along the streets. After you dine on some of the best Italian dishes, such as Bistecca alla Fiorentina, you can take a romantic stroll along the Arno River or dance the night away at one of the most dynamic clubs in Europe. 

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New York City, U.S.A

As one of the most famous cities on Earth, New York City is a top destination to add to your 2024 travel list. This city can be thoroughly enjoyed year-round with endless cultural activities, designer shopping, foods from around the world and entertainment for every interest.

This year, plan a trip to see a summer music festival, a fall Broadway play, any winter holiday shenanigans and springtime museum fun.

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Arch looking out to Eiffel Tower
Arch looking out to the Eiffel Tower. Image by Jean-Philippe Fourier from Pixabay

Paris, France

For a romantic adventure like no other, Paris, France, is a place to cross off your bucket list. Though Paris is always a top travel destination, planning a trip in 2024 will be especially exciting because the Summer Olympics are happening in France. Come July, people from across the world will arrive in the city to enjoy the summer games, the magic of the city, and celebrate the mix of unique cultures.

If you prefer to skip the crowds, visiting before the games will allow you to experience the city at peak Parisian flair before the most popular season.

Enjoy flaky French croissants at an outdoor cafe, views of the Eiffel Tower, see the works of renowned impressionist artists, catch live music at a jazz club, coast along the seine on a river barge and soak up all the festivities during this monumental year to visit.

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Brisbane, Australia

This upcoming year is the time to plan your biggest adventure yet with a trip down under to Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane has suddenly become a top travel destination as the city is expanding its arts and cultural district and opening a Queen’s Wharf precinct in 2024. Not to mention the exciting eco-tours, climbing trips, island snorkel adventures and brewery haven.

Book your stay in Brisbane here

A street view from Plaka village in Milos Island, Greece
A street view from Plaka village in Milos Island, Greece. Photo by Akturer from Adobe

Milos, Greece

There are many beautiful European destinations where you can find your favorite beach, especially in the Greek Islands. Nevertheless, Milos in Greece should definitely be considered. With fewer crowds than the nearby tourist hubs of Mykonos and Santorini, Milos boasts its own extraordinary flair.

After a day filled with Greek specialties and exploring the quaint fishing villages, enjoy an afternoon at the gorgeous white sand beach of Sarakiniko Beach and catch a stunning sunset over the crystal-clear waters.

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Giza, Egypt

With countless historical wonders, such as the Great Pyramids and Pharoh Temples, Egypt is a must-see destination in the Middle East. Beyond the awesome sights, ATV rides, shopping and delicious Egyptian cuisine, the highly anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open its doors to the public in 2024.

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Travel 2024 Senso-ji Temple in Kyoto
Senso-ji Temple in Kyoto. Image by Michelle Raponi from Pixabay

Kyoto, Japan

Discover the unmatchable majesty of Japan with a trip to the famous city of Kyoto. Kyoto is a must-see destination for travelers searching for rich history and interesting tours. From elaborate temples to traditional ceremonies to unique monuments, there are endless cultural things to do.

Plan a trip during mid-March or early spring to experience the wonder of the city exploding in gorgeous cherry blossoms. Visit during the summer to soak in the dazzling shoreline and hiking excursions in one of the three surrounding mountains. While you stay in Kyoto, be sure to get a bowl of ramen and an obanzai platter to taste the peak of local cuisine.

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Plan your travel in 2024 with this exciting list of destinations in Europe, Mexico, Asia and beyond, covering top sights, food and activities.

Ko Sumai, Thailand

If you are in search of a journey off the beaten path, the island of Ko Sumai in the Gulf of Thailand is the place for you. With lush rainforests and tranquil turquoise waters, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this East Asian destination.

For the ultimate experience, make sure you visit Wat Plai Laem Buddhist temple, book a tour of the Lotus Cave and indulge in as many pad thai noodle dishes as you can.

Book your hotel in Ko Sumai, Thailand here

Montreux, Switzerland

Many people first think of the Swiss Alps when considering a trip to Switzerland, but Montreux is another city to remember. In Montreux, you can take in beautiful alpine vistas, visit spectacular castles, enjoy its picturesque promenade, stroll along the shores of the glistening Lake Geneva and easily plan a day trip drive to witness the majesty of the Swiss Alps.

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Sunset at the Carrasqueira Palafitic pier in Comporta, Portugal
Sunset at the Carrasqueira Palafitic pier in Comporta, Portugal.
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Comporta, Portugal

Portugal has been rising each year as one of the most sought-after destinations for planning a vacation in Europe. Though Lisbon and Porto are two of the most popular cities in Portugal, Comporta is becoming a new favorite for travelers. This town south of Lisbon has also become known as Portugal’s best secret beach spot.

In Comporta, you can find relaxed vibes, long stretches of rice paddies, luxurious villas to stay at and beachside restaurants featuring their catch of the day and locally caught scarlet prawns. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience with the lively city of Lisbon less than a two-hour drive away, this delightful beach town has the best of both worlds. 

Book your accommodations in Comporta, Portugal here

Kauai, Hawaii

The Hawaiian Islands are consistently at the top of the list for travelers, and for good reason. Though the island of Maui has been devastated by recent wildfires, Kauai is another beautiful island for nature enthusiasts and Pacific Ocean activities. We recommend traveling outside of the peak tourism seasons and planning your stay for the fall and spring seasons.

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Reykjavík, Iceland

For an experience like no other, Reykjavík, Iceland, should be on your list. Reykjavík is a vivacious city with many events and natural wonders, including being next to one of the most renowned hot springs in the world, the Blue Lagoon.

Plan your visit around your favorite festival, as there are year-round occasions such as the Reykjavík Jazz Festival, the Arts Festival, the Winter Lights Festival and more.

Book your hotel in Reykjavík, Iceland here

Afternoon light in Charlottetown
Afternoon light in Charlottetown. Photo by dbvirago from Adobe

Prince Edward Island, Canada

Canada is filled with exquisite national parks and Prince Edward Island National Park is one of its most famous. The national park in Prince Edward Island has gorgeous coastlines and iconic lighthouses and is widely known as the setting for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. 

Escape to this seaside oasis during the warmer months for outdoor activities, which will be especially lively in 2024 for the 150th birthday of the cherished author honored at the Charlottetown Festival. 

Outside of the literary festivities and endless natural beauty, there are charming local bars, beachfront cabins to stay at, beautiful artist showcases and some of the best oysters in the Atlantic Ocean caught daily.

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Goa, India

Beach lovers will especially love this enchanting coastal city in India. From cultural stars to romantic views to floating casinos and more, Goa can be an excellent destination for solo travelers, honeymooners and families as well.

After you check out the world-famous Basilica of Bom Jesus Church and play on the beach, wind down with traditional seafood delights.

Book your hotel in Goa, India here

Colorful Mexican Pinata Street in Oaxaca Mexico
Colorful Mexican Pinata Street in Oaxaca Mexico. Photo by Bill Perry from Adobe

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca is one of the most vibrant cities in Mexico and the best place to have an immersive cultural experience as a traveler. The city has UNESCO World Heritage archeological sites and flavors to center your journey around, as well as illuminating local art and history to learn from through the indigenous population. 

Find colorful woven goods at the Mercado Benito Juarez, book a tour to visit Monte Albán and let loose on a group Mezcal distillery tour. If you plan to stay for a more extended trip, sign up for a local cooking class and learn some culinary secrets that will blow you away.

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Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara is one of the most underrated beauties to travel to in Asia. Known for its paragliding opportunities and hiking thrills, Pokhara has become an outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination. Nestled between the mountains, this small city has relaxed bars and restaurants along the relaxing lakeside. No matter what outdoor adventure you seek, Pokhara has what you are looking for.

Book a hotel in Pokhara, Nepal here

Holandsfjorden Fjord, Norway

Plan a once-in-a-lifetime experience with a vacation to Holandsfjorden fjord in Northern Norway to see the Northern Lights like no other location. The best time to visit for the magical show is in November. For the rest of the year, you can enjoy ice-climbing, hiking, the freshest food, eco-tours and even sunlight up to midnight during a summer stay.

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Junk boat trip in Halong Bay
Junk boat trip in Halong Bay. Photo by Photolook from Adobe

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site to visit in 2024 is the jaw-dropping Vietnamese city of Ha Long Bay. Nature lovers will rejoice in planning a trip to this destination filled with fantastical geological formations and diverse ecosystems. 

Halong Bay is known for its picturesque emerald-green waters and breathtaking junk boat tours. Find even more incredible beauty in the rainforests if you trek through just above the central city area. Though there is no terrible season to visit, Summer will be much hotter and muggier than the other seasons, which may not be ideal for kayak trips and national park hikes.

Book a hotel in Halong Bay here

Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is one of the most captivating cities to blend old-world delights and modern luxuries, creating a truly unique environment. Due to the recent massive earthquake and rebuilding needs in the countryside, local businesses are critical to support, as travelers and through tourism. During your stay, enjoy a walk through Jemaa el-Fna Square and tour the breathtaking Majorelle Gardens.

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Travel 2024 Tower of gold, Guadalquivir, Seville
Tower of gold, Guadalquivir, Seville. Image by JAIME PF from Pixabay

Seville, Spain

Though Spain has been fighting against overtourism in recent years, Seville is a less traveled city worth planning a 2024 trip to due to its ecotourism pledge, which earned it the European Capital of Smart Tourism title in 2023.

Outside of the must-see sights of Seville, including visiting the Alcazar Palace and taking a Guadalquivir River Cruise, this year, the colorful city will host the Billie Jean King Cup international tennis finals and the music and arts event called Festival Interestelar Sevilla 2024.

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Cusco, Peru

This year, you can finally check visiting Machu Picchu off your travel bucket list with a trip to Cusco, Peru. While you stay in the exciting city of Cusco, you can book a train to Machu Picchu. This alpine splendor has attracted travelers of all kinds for decades, providing a glimpse into the powerful Inca ingenuity as well as being centered on one of the most beautiful mountain tops in the world.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Another incredible city to plan a trip to in 2024 is Rio De Janeiro. Though thorough planning is necessary, Rio is full of life and excitement. Come during February to experience the incomparable thrills of the Carnival event, but be sure to get your tickets early. From Rio, you can also plan rainforest and jungle tours, have the best Brazilian cuisine and even plan a bigger adventure to see some of the most impressive waterfalls imaginable.

Book your hotel in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil here

Shanghai, China

As one of the most fascinating and liveliest cities in China, Shanghai offers so much to explore you’ll want to plan for a longer trip. Each day, you can visit endless cultural marvels such as the Jade Buddha Temple, take a tour along the waterways and feast at the Xintiandi food area on dumpling soup, spring rolls and more local specialties.

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Travel 2024 Aerial panoramic view of the old town of Zadar by the Adriatic sea
Aerial panoramic view of the old town of Zadar by the Adriatic sea. Photo by zgphotography

Zadar, Croatia

Finally, one more top travel destination to add to your bucket list is the coastal city of Zadar, Croatia. Visit Old Town for the best sightseeing of the cultural foundations, then hit one of the enchanting restaurants for fresh, locally caught seafood.

Zadar is also one of the best destinations for nature enthusiasts to enjoy both the coastal beauty and the lush greenery of Krka National Park. Just an hour’s drive away, Krka National Park is home to world-famous waterfalls and striking overlook views. Make the most of this coastal adventure by experiencing the one-of-kind Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun installations.

No matter which destination you plan your next adventure to in the new year, all of these cities and towns have endless cultural and scenic sites to discover, which means endless possibilities to create your new favorite memories around the world.

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Author Bio: Helen Kuhn is a writer and publisher based out of Pittsburgh, PA. When she isn’t mapping out a new adventure, she is loafing with her cat and getting lost in a sketchbook.

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  1. Hi I like to visit Australia, Auckland, travel all over europe. Plus i want to travel to Brazil and visit the Universal Church.