Top travel spots for 2016

It’s that time of year again. No, were not talking about when you start seeing Christmas decorations everywhere, wonder how it’s already November and where the whole year has gone. But rather when Lonely Planet releases its Best in Travel for the coming year.

Recommendations for the Best in Travel publication are drawn from hundreds of ideas submitted by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and extended community of travellers, bloggers and tweeters. Featuring lists of the top 10 cities, regions and countries to visit in 2016, destinations that made the cut are chosen for their “topicality, excitement, value and special X-factor.”

Here are the top 10s for 2016:

1. Botswana
2. Japan
3. USA
4. Palau
5. Latvia
6. Australia (YAY)
7. Poland
8. Uruguay
9. Fiji

1. Transylvania, Romania
2.  West Iceland, Iceland
3.  Valle de Vinales, Cuba
4.  Friuli’s Wine Regions, Italy
5.  Waiheke Island, New Zealand
6.  Auvergne Region, France
7.  Hawaii, USA
8.  Bavaria, Germany
9.  Costa Verde, Brazil
10. St Helena, British Territories

1.  Koto, Montenegro
2.  Quito, Ecuador
3.  Dublin, Ireland
4.  George Town, Malaysia
5.  Rotterdam, The Netherlands
6.  Mumbai, India
7.  Fremantle, Australia
8.  Manchester, England
9.  Nashville, USA
10. Rome, Italy

Do you agree with these lists? How many of these destinations have you been to and how many will you consider visiting in 2016?

Read more about the Best in Travel for 2016 at Lonely Planet and watch its video below.

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