There are, incredibly, more than 156,000 destinations listed on TripAdvisor. Of this list, which places rise to the top? Many different destinations in the world can be considered the best. However, there are a few that stand out above all others. Some of the best goals for 2019 are Spain, Italy, and Greece.
These countries offer beautiful scenery, amazing food, and historical sites that will please tourists of all ages. Additionally, Japan is another great destination for 2019. This country is full of interesting culture and history and stunning natural scenery. So, whatever your travel interests may be, there will be a great destination waiting for you in 2019.
According to the recently released TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards — based on reviews of destinations and their attractions, restaurants, and hotels — the best-of-the-best places to visit include historic European cities, quiet islands, and Asian hot spots, plus one bustling metropolis in the U.S.
The Best Destinations in the World 2019
10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is one of the most visited places in the world. Tourists visit for its luxurious hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants. The city is known for its ultramodern architecture and large artificial islands. Dubai also has a rich culture and diverse population.
9. Marrakesh, Morocco
There’s a reason Marrakesh, Morocco, is often cited as one of the best destinations in the world. From the city’s centuries-old souks (markets) to its lush gardens and ornate palaces, there’s something for everyone in this North African gem.
Explore Medina’s twisting alleyways, where you’ll find everything from traditional Berber carpets to hand-woven baskets. Finally, visit Djemaa el Fna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Marrakesh’s most famous squares. You’ll find snake charmers, acrobats, and storytellers competing for your attention here.
If shopping is your thing, don’t miss the Souk Semmarine, where you can find all sorts of souvenirs at bargain prices.
8. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is a city in Turkey that is located on the Bosphorus Strait. It is the most populous city in Turkey and the second-most populous city in Europe after Moscow. Istanbul has been a popular tourist destination for many years, and it was ranked as the fifth-best city in the world by TripAdvisor in 2019.
Some of the top attractions in Istanbul include the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. The city is also home to many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, making it a great place to enjoy the nightlife.
7. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain, is one of the best destinations in the world. The city has a lot to offer visitors, including stunning architecture, delicious food, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Barcelona is also a great place to visit year-round, with temperate weather and plenty of things to do no matter what time of year you go.
6. Phuket, Thailand
Phuket is an island in Thailand known for its beaches and resorts. It is a popular destination for tourists, and many people consider it one of the best destinations in the world. The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, and there are plenty of things to do in Phuket. The restaurants are also excellent, and there are some great nightlife options.
5. Bali, Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia, has been voted the best destination globally for 2019 by Travel + Leisure. This beautiful island is located in the Indonesian archipelago and is known for its lush jungles, pristine beaches, and iconic rice paddies. Bali is also home to some of the most well-preserved Hindu temples globally. In addition, visitors can enjoy various activities, including surfing, diving, and sightseeing.
4. Crete, Greece
Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, is a place where you can find everything from sandy beaches and dramatic mountain ranges to lively towns and villages. While Crete is a popular destination all year round, it’s especially worth considering in 2019 thanks to its selection as one of Travel + Leisure magazine’s “The Best Destinations in the World.” No matter what time of year you visit, there are plenty of things to do in Crete.
In the summer months, enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and watersports at one of the many gorgeous beaches. If you’re looking for a more active vacation, go hiking or cycling in the mountains or explore some of the ancient ruins that dot the island. And in the winter, when temperatures are milder, take advantage of Crete’s many cultural events and festivals.
3. Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy, is one of the most popular tourist destinations globally. The city has a wealth of history and culture displayed at every turn. There is no shortage of things to see in Rome, from ancient ruins to imposing cathedrals. In addition, the city is home to some of the best food in the world.
From pasta dishes to pizza, there are endless options for a culinary adventure in Rome. Finally, the city is also very affordable compared to other popular tourist destinations. All of these factors make Rome a top destination for travellers in 2019.
2. Paris, France
Paris is the most popular tourist destination in the world. More than 82 million people visited in 2018, a record number for any city. Paris is known for its art, food, culture, and history. The city has something to offer everyone.
There are many things to see and do in Paris. The most popular attractions include the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. The city is also home to some of the best restaurants in the world. French cuisine is famous for its flavour and sophistication.
Paris is a very walkable city and is easy to explore on foot. There are also many bike lanes throughout the city, making it easy to get around. The metro system is also very efficient and covers most of the city.
1. London, UK
London is one of the most iconic cities in the world and a top tourist destination. There’s something for everyone in London, from its famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge to trendy neighbourhoods like Shoreditch and Notting Hill. The city is also home to some of the best restaurants and bars in the world, making it the perfect place for a weekend getaway or more extended holiday.