Where to go on vacation in 2023: places on the planet worth visiting
Planning a trip? Time magazine has named 50 places on the planet worth visiting in 2023. Find out where to go on vacation from Barcelona to Chile
Time magazine has released its annual list of places to visit in 2023. The list includes both popular tourist destinations and less well-known but promising attractions.
According to the publication, in 2023 the tourism sector will continue to actively recover after the pandemic. However, it is worth noting that the preferences of tourists have changed quite a lot, if earlier most travelers preferred natural landscapes, now they pay more attention to the ecological nature of travel and authenticity. That is, the list includes places that can be visited with minimal impact on the environment. Among the excursions, choose those where you can get a unique local experience: walks or master classes with representatives of the indigenous population in the region of travel and even accommodation in families.
A study by Time magazine also confirmed that from now on travelers are willing to pay significantly more money for a trip than they did before the pandemic.
To create the selection, Time magazine interviewed its international correspondents and contributors, and then the editors conducted their own analysis to find places that offer new and exciting experiences.
As a result, 50 new and well-known places to tourists were added to the list, including Giza and Saqqara in Egypt, where the Great Egyptian Museum finally opened after reconstruction, as well as the new gastronomic capital of France, Dijon, or the flourishing and bright metropolis of Medellin in Colombia.
Top 10 tourist destinations on the planet from Time magazine
I place is Dominica
Dominica has the longest tourist route in the Caribbean - the Waitukubuli National Trail, its length is 185 kilometers, and the only route for sea kayaks in the Caribbean - the Waitukubuli Seaway.
Eco-conscious travelers should visit Dominica's newest resort – Coulibri Ridge. It is located high in the mountains and offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. The resort is completely off the grid, powered by solar and wind turbines. Purified rainwater fills two infinity pools with views of the majestic Morne-Fou mountain peak and Martinique. Products for the local restaurant are grown on a 115-hectare farm.
II place - Barcelona, Spain
The architecture of the city is changing, recently the towers of the Evangelists Luke and Mark were completed, joining the tower of the Virgin Mary, which was completed in 2021.
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, so thematic events and exhibitions are planned in Barcelona.
The city is also popularized as a venue for classical music concerts.
Tourists can stay at Casa Sagnier, the former home of architect Enrique Sagnier, which has been relaunched as a boutique hotel.
III place - Torres del Paine National Park in Chile
It is famous for its high mountains, glaciers and bright blue icebergs. Also, the pampas stretch here - steppe areas where rare wild animals live, such as the guanaco. One of the main attractions of the park are the three granite towers, after which the park is named, as well as the peaks of Cuernos del Paine, which resemble horns.
IV place - Ladakh, India
Ladakh is known for breathtaking landscapes, crystal clear skies, highest mountain passes, unforgettable adventures, Buddhist monasteries and festivals. This is not only the only place in India where two-humped camels live, but also the area where the Magnetic Hill is located, a unique phenomenon that defies gravity.
Ladakh is gaining a lot of popularity as it is the only cold desert in India. Also, the highest road in the world - Khardung la - passes here.
V place - Churchill, Manitoba
This is the best place to see the Northern Lights, and can be seen in Churchill up to 300 nights a year. The clear, dark skies of February and March are some of the best times to see the Northern Lights.
Also in the Top 10: Aarhus (Denmark), Roatan (Honduras), Aqaba (Jordan), Kyoto (Japan) and Musanze (Rwanda).
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Significant places in different regions of the planet
Dijon is famous in the world for its mustard, but the city has been one of the culinary centers of France for many years. In 2022, the huge culinary site Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin opened here, with an area of 6.5 hectares, which is dedicated to the traditions of French cuisine.
The new Italian national park of Pantelleria was opened in 2016 and transformed the quiet island into a real place of adventure.
The city of Timisoara in Romania has become the cultural capital of Europe in 2023, a number of concerts, exhibitions and festivals are planned here.
The Albanian city of Berat attracts tourists with its unusual landscapes and exceptional hospitality.
Australia's Kangaroo Island was devastated by severe fires in 2019-2020, resulting in the deaths of many animals. However, this wildlife paradise is now teeming with greenery and giving tourists a sense of renewal and hope.
The Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia is the ultimate destination for world-class surfing and scuba diving.
The city of Nagoya in Japan is most impressive during the cherry blossom season in April. Also next to him the new popular theme park of Ghibli Country is located.
The resort island of Jeju in South Korea has long been a favorite holiday destination for locals, but with the release of the Netflix drama Our Blues, the world has become aware of it, so 2023 is the best time to visit.
Middle East and Africa
Aqaba is the only coastal city in Jordan, the stunning landscape of this region appeared in the first part of the movie "Dune" as the planet Arrakis.
It is from the city of Musanze in Rwanda that the journey to the Volcanoes National Park, which is home to rare mountain gorillas, begins.
TIME magazine analysts predict that in 2023, Sierra Leone will become the center of adventure tourism.
Canadian Vancouver attracted attention not only for its natural landscapes, but also for other attractions. The city just received its first Michelin star, and the Chinese Canadian Museum is set to open this summer in Vancouver's historic Chinatown.
Washington has been recognized for its stylish new hotels and booming arts and culture. In the Rio Grande in Puerto Rico you can enjoy the beauty of the rainforest.
In November, Guadalajara will host the Gay Games. The city will be the first in Latin America to host this event.
The settlement of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of Peru is not just a stopover on the way to Machu Picchu. It offers its own rich history, as well as eco-friendly accommodation options and authentic local restaurants.
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