Lonely Planet's Top 10's For 2020

Walking from Keld on the Coast to Coast Trail | Jac Lofts
Walking from Keld on the Coast to Coast Trail | Jac Lofts

Lonely Planet's Top 10's For 2020

Everyone loves a list: here are Lonely Planet's picks for next year 

Lonely Planet, the world’s leading authority on travel, has released its best destinations to visit in 2020.

While we at UTracks are never one to follow a crowd, and instead prefer experiencing more off the beaten track experiences, it’s always interesting to see how Lonely Planet ranks countries, cities, regions and best value areas.

Take a look at their best of lists below and see how you can explore these places with UTracks and World Expeditions.

Top 10 Countries in the World to Visit in 2020

1. Bhutan

>> Visit Bhutan with World Expeditions.

2. England 

>> View all active trips in England.
Beginning the Coast to Coast walk along the green cliffs of England |  <i>Tim Charody</i>

3. North Macedonia

>> View all active trips in North Macedonia.
Cycling near Lake Ohrid

4. Aruba


5. eSwatini (Swaziland)

>> Visit eSwatini (Swaziland) with World Expeditions.

6. Costa Rica

>> Visit Costa Rica with World Expeditions.

7. The Netherlands

>> View all active trips in Holland.
Learn about windmills and more on a guided cycling trip |  <i>Richard Tulloch</i>

8. Liberia


9. Morocco

>> Visit Morocco with World Expeditions.

10. Uruguay


Top 10 Cities in the World to Visit in 2020


1. Salzburg, Austria

>> View all active trips in Austria.
Cycling near Salzburg

2. Washington DC, USA 

>> Visit USA with World Expeditions.

3. Cairo, Egypt 

>> Visit Egypt with World Expeditions.

4. Galway, Ireland

>> View all active trips in Ireland.
The Dingle Peninsula, Ireland |  <i>Nadia Haralampou</i>

5. Bonn, Germany

>> View all active trips in Germany.
Immerse yourself in nature on a hiking rest stop

6. La Paz, Bolivia

>> Visit Bolivia with World Expeditions.

7. Kochi, India

>> Visit India with World Expeditions.

8. Vancouver, Canada

>> Visit Canada with World Expeditions.

9. Dubai, UAE


10. Denver, USA

>> Visit USA with World Expeditions.


Top 10 Regions in the World to Visit in 2020


1. Central Asian Silk Road

>> Visit Central Asia with World Expeditions.

2. Le Marche, Italy

>> View all active trips in Italy.
Cyclist viewing the historic cave dwellings in the Sassi di Matera |  <i>Kate Baker</i>

3. Tohoku, Japan

>> Visit Japan with World Expeditions.

4. Maine, USA

>> Visit USA with World Expeditions.

5. Lord Howe Island, Australia

>> Visit Australia with World Expeditions.

6. Guizhou Province, China

>> Visit China with World Expeditions.

7. Cadiz Province, Spain

>> View all active trips in Spain.
Trekking in the north of Spain near Joanetes |  <i>Frank Hofmann</i>

8. Northeast Argentina

>> Visit Argentina with World Expeditions.

9. Kvarner Gulf, Croatia

>> View all active trips in Croatia.

10. Brazilian Amazon

>> Visit Brazil with World Expeditions.

Top 10 Best Value Destinations in the World to Visit in 2020


1. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

>> Visit Indonesia with World Expeditions.

2. Budapest, Hungary

>> View all active trips in Hungary.
Explore the Danube then make a grand arrival into Budapest by barge |  <i>Lilly Donkers</i>

3. Madhya Pradesh, India

>> Visit India with World Expeditions.

4. Buffalo, NY, USA

>> Visit USA with World Expeditions.

5. Azerbaijan


6. Serbia

>> View all active trips in Serbia.
Cycling between Serbia and Romania |  <i>Raluca Teodor</i>

7. Tunisia

8. Cape Winelands, South Africa

>> Visit South Africa with World Expeditions.

9. Athens, Greece

>> View all active trips in Greece.
The stunning cliff top monasteries of Meteora |  <i>Hetty Schuppert</i>

10. Zanzibar, Tanzania

>> Visit Tanzania with World Expeditions.


Have you been inspired by these lists? Will you be visiting any of these destinations in 2020, or have you already been? Let us know in the comments below.

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