With each new year, the question on the tip of everyone's tongues always seems to be “where are the best destinations to head to this year?” From sandy beaches and tropical jungle terrain to the lesser explored regions of Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, some countries rise in popularity whereas others remain favorable year on year. We take a look at the top place to visit 2019 and discuss where the top places to visit in the world 2019 are. There’s something for everyone in this extensive compilation, which goes against the grain a little compared to a few other lists. We take into account current events and what the country can offer in addition to beautiful scenery. Join us on our trip around the world to hunt out the best destinations...
What are the top places to visit in the world 2019?
We kick off our top places to visit 2019 with the beautiful country of Slovenia. This Central European country has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty including picturesque countryside and glistening glacial lakes. In the summer you can take a boat down one of the rivers that crisscrosses the small country, running through pretty towns, and in the winter it’s excellent for skiing. Slovenia is also hiding a wealth of intriguing underground caverns to be explored, some of which can even be visited by railway! Sample Slovenian wine or craft beer and taste some of the local cuisine if adventure sports and exploring caves don’t tickle your tastebuds.
Why go: If fairytale-like old towns with cobbled streets and towering mountains are your thing, then Slovenia is waiting for you!
Named by National Geographic as one of the top destinations of the year, Belize is topping a lot of list for top places to visit in the world 2019! Belize is well known for its natural beauty, from its white sandy shores and blue ocean water, to the jungle further inland that hides crumbling Mayan ruins. Not only can you explore a lot of history and nature in this wonderful country, but it’s also home to some of the best diving spots in world. Belize is leading the way in terms of marine conservation as well, having turned around its prior UNESCO endangered heritage sites status for its barrier reef, the second largest in the world.
Why go: If you want to experience secluded paradise on a tropical island, and enjoy ethical diving that supports local marine conservation, then Belize should be top of your top places to visit 2019.
Another underrated European country that’s also off the beaten track a bit is Estonia. If you’re looking for the top places to visit in the world 2019 without crushing hoards of tourists, this is one of your best bets. Estonia may be small, but it has plenty to offer. Estonia has plenty of charm, and even the capital city of Tallinn looks less like a city and more like a quaint village. It’s also quite an inexpensive destination in Europe with plenty of delicious restaurants and bars to visit (where your money will stretch further) and has pleasant beaches to visit in the summer.
Why go: If you prefer going to less touristy destinations, if you like a farm-to-table sort of approach to food, or you like quaint village vibes - Estonia is likely to be a hit for you.
Now that Kenya Airways is offering direct flights from New York's JFK to Nairobi, Kenya is going to become a lot more of a popular destination in coming years. Kenya is an absolutely magical place, and if you’ve never been to Africa before, it’s a great place to start. You will have a chance to see first-hand incredible animals such as giraffes, zebras, lions, and elephants as they roam the vast dry grasslands. Head to Lake Nakuru to experience flocks of pink flamingos, as well as the nearby rhino sanctuary where you can get the best chance to see rhinos (both white and black) as well as leopards which are notoriously hard to spot.
Why go: If you’ve always wondered what Africa would be like, and you’ve always dreamed of going on Safari, then Kenya should be earmarked for your top places to visit 2019.
Bhutan is not a country that many people know much about. Out of all the surrounding Asian countries, it is the one that is considered the more “off the beaten track” destination and is the most mysterious. It is home to the legendary Tiger’s Nest temple, a monastery nestles in a cliff face and known for its impressive fortress known as dzongs. Bhutan has a varied landscape, that ranges from subtropical planes to mountains and valleys, and a very unique culture making it one of top places to visit in the world 2019. It’s a perfect destination for trekking, but as a landlocked country, absolutely no good for beach-lovers.
Why go: For an Asian country less visited by tourists and more off the beaten track but political conflict looming above its head. For stunning and mysterious temples and fortresses; challenging treks, and interesting culture.
Switzerland has always been a wonderful destination for a number of reasons, but 2019 is going to be a bit of a special year for it. Aside from the rugged mountains and almost too good to be true landscape, full of rolling hills, green fields, and beautiful lakes - there’s also the delicious cheese and wine. Speaking of wine, the Fete Des Vignerons or “Winegrowers Festival” will be taking place this year. It’s recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage event and only happens once every 20 years! If you were ever looking for a good excuse to visit, then now would be the perfect time.
Why go: If you like mountains, wine, cheese and beautiful old villages that look like something out of a fairytale book, well then, Switzerland should be shooting to take the lead on your top places to visit 2019 list!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our list of the top places to visit 2019 and have been inspired by our compilation. When it comes to booking your next trip, take a look at our list to remind yourself of some of the wonderful places that you could visit this year! If you’re interested in visiting beautiful Belize, then speak to a member of our friendly staff or send us a message with any enquiries.