The world is full of amazing places. When you get old and look into your past and think of how you lived your life, there should be a smile on your face and a thought in your head ‘I’ve seen the world’. If you are planning a vacation or taking a break from your work, there are thousands of beautiful places to travel in 2020. From geographically diverse countries to rich cultural places, mother earth will fill your heart’s content with happiness.
No one imagined the Coronavirus would be a global pandemic and prevent people from traveling so soon. But as the world opens up again slowly, people will start to think about traveling again to every corner of the world. With this in mind, we are presenting the best travel destinations. The mountains of Nepal, The wildlife of Africa, and natural wonders of Australia are once-in-a-life opportunities that should not be forsaken again.
The list below includes the best places to travel in 2020 that suit every interest of culture, tradition, food, nature, and history leaving you in wanderlust.
Best Places to Travel in 2020
Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Nepal is known as the country of peace and the birthplace of Lord Buddha (The initiator of Buddhism). The history of Nepal in itself is a case of study and the natural wonders here make it one of the best travel destinations of all topping our list. Besides its breathtaking beauty, Nepal holds many world records for the Tallest Mountain in the world (The Everest, 8848M), Highest Lake (Tilicho, 4919M), & Deepest George (Kali Gandaki, 1200M). Nepal has 14 mountains above 8000 meters range and 8 of the highest mountains in the world including Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu & Annapurna. Every year above 1 million travelers come here just to see and climb mountains.
There are 2 base camps of Mount Everest both on opposite sides. The North Base Camp is in Tibet at 5,150 meters and South Base Camp is in Nepal at 5,364 meters. The South Base Camp going from Nepal is one of the most popular trekking routes to watch the mountains and landscapes. Every year more than 50 thousand trekkers visit here from Lukla airport. Lukla airport is also one of the highest altitude airports located at 9,334 feet. Basically, you can walk to Lukla but travelers fly to save time. From Lukla airport, you have to make your way on foot to Everest Base Camp through Sherpa Capital of Namche Bazaar, Dudh Koshi, Dingboche, and Gorkhashep which takes around 1 week to reach. Though it takes a little time & effort to reach the camp, it’s worth it.
However, the mountains are not the only reason to visit Nepal. Rich in culture and natural beauty, there is so much Nepal offers making your visit memorable. Below are the best travel destinations in Nepal you should consider visiting once you arrive.
Best Places to Visit in Nepal
- Upper Mustang
- Rara Lake
- Tilicho Lake
Most Popular Music in Nepal
- Mohani Lagla Hai
- Timilai Dekhera
- Himal Sari
- Jati Maya Lagepani
- Jharanako Chiso Pani
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Out of many astonishing places in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park is a must-visit national wonder. Over 5 million people come to see the 1.6 km Grand Canyon each year. The canyon ranges 277 river miles long and 18 miles wide. Around 90% of the visitors see the Grand Canyon from the South Rim which is open all year and 10% of visitors see the canyon from North Rim which lies 10 miles across the South Rim. The Grand Canyon elevates 7000 feet above the sea level. The North Rim is mostly closed in winter. Even in good weather, it is hard to reach as it’s 220 miles by car and 21 miles by foot from the South Rim. The Inner Canyon is mostly a desert with a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. Hikers, backpackers, and riders often visit here.
Grand Canyon National Park is definitely one to include on your bucket list. The high peaks, large rivers, plateaus found here are nowhere to be found in the entire world. You can consider this to be your once in a lifetime opportunity to see some breathtaking views of the mighty Canyon.
Best Places to Visit in Arizona
- Monument Valley
- Hoover Dam
- Havasu Falls
Popular Music in Arizona
- Play it again – Luke Bryan
- Amarillo by Morning – George Strait
- Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
- Drink In My Hand – Eric Church
- Troubadour – George Strait
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest Arabian city. Only a few might not have heard about The Great Pyramids of Egypt and what’s inside those pyramids is still a mystery. The total population of Cairo is 9 million and every year more than 13 million tourists visit here. Cairo is also related to ancient Egypt as the Giza pyramid complex and the city of Memphis. Cairo has few of the oldest histories in the world including the oldest music & film industries in the Arab world and second-oldest institutions, Al-Azhar University. Besides its many natural wonders and beautiful places, most of the visitors come here to see The Great Pyramids. A day spent in Egypt is like a day spent in heaven. Egyptian food is known for its out-of-the-world tastes which would just mesmerize anyone.
If you are planning a visit somewhere which would give you a feeling of ‘A day well spent’, Cairo is your best destination. Below are the other places you can visit in Egypt.
Best Places to Visit in Egypt
- Giza Necropolis
- Sharm el-Sheikh
Popular Music in Egypt
- 3 Daqat
- Abu Simbel
- Ei Yaani
- El Farha El Leila
Galway is the sixth-largest populous city located in the Connacht province of West Ireland. Known for its spirited lifestyle and famous festival like the ‘Galway Arts Festival’, Galway is also called ‘City of The Tribes’. Nearly 3 million people visit Galway each year to experience the culture and history of Irish people.
It’s said, “Ireland has the happiest people in the world”. Watching live music and buskers performing outside of the café singing country music is not to be missed. Many events happen here all year portraying culture and Galway invites you to join. Ireland is your destination if you are looking for some music party with the nicest people all night long. Besides events, there are many natural wonders, museums, & cemeteries which are definitely keeping you occupied for as long as a year making it one of the best places to travel in 2020.
Best Places to visit in Ireland
- Cliffs of Moher
- Killarney National Park
- Boyne Valley
- The Rock of Cashel
Popular Music in Ireland
- The Fields of Athenry
- Whiskey in a Jar
- The Irish Rover
Located on the western coast of India known as Konkan, Goa is also called ‘Pearl of the Orient’ & India’s pocket-sized paradise. Every year nearly 400 thousand people visit here to enjoy its beaches ranging from stretches at Baga and Palolem to villages like Agonda. Goa is the smallest state by area and fourth smallest by population. However, Goa is India’s richest state with the highest GDP per capita all of which comes from travelers visiting here. To plan a trip to Goa you should make a rough estimate of spending around $400/day including hotels and transportation.
If you would like to spend your days under the sun, sand, and beaches, Goa is the perfect destination for you. You can enjoy seafood, coconuts, and taste various mouth-watering Indian local dishes at an affordable cost. Besides Goa, India has different other places you can travel to make your trip memorable.
Best Places to Visit in India
- Taj Mahal, Agra
- Red Fort, Delhi
- Pink City, Jaipur
- Rohtang Pass
Popular Music in India
- Chaiyya Chaiyya
- Aap Jaisa Koi
- Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jana Sanam
- Dum Maro Dum
- Awaara Hoon
State Capital of New South Wales, Sydney is the most populous city in Australia. There are a total of 18 highly-rated tourist attraction points in Sydney and Opera House is the most admired one. Sydney’s Opera House is one of the world’s greatest icons and UNESCO world heritage sites. Nearly 16 million tourists visit here every year to enjoy the beautiful sceneries and national wonders. Sydney is the oldest and biggest Australian city lying between land and the sea. You can never get tired of exploring Sydney’s history of cobbled laneways, rock buildings, museums, and Gadigal aboriginal people. Either climbing the harbor bridge or enjoying the sunset on the beach, Sydney will take care of your adventure.
Next to Sydney, there are many other places you can visit in Australia to make your trip exciting and full of memories.
Best Places to Visit in Australia
- Fraser Island
- Great Barrier Reef
Popular Music in Australia
- Khe Sanh – Cold Chisel
- You’re the voice – John Farnham
- Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
- The Horses – Daryl Braithwaite
- Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, founded in 1565 by the Portuguese has now become one of the best tourist destinations & best places to travel in 2020. Rio de Janeiro (River of January) or just Rio is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Rio was included on the world heritage site by UNESCO in 2012. Rio welcomes more than 2 million international visitors each year. The astonishing natural wonders of Rio will leave you in wanderlust.
Rio is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere & famous for its Beaches, Art & Culture, Museums, and natural wonders. Rio de Janeiro holds the title for one of the most beautiful places in the world. Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana, Ipanema, Corcovado are few of the must-see places in Rio de Janeiro. To get to visit Rio is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you must grab. Below are the other famous places in Brazil you should consider visiting:
Best Places to visit in Brazil
- Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
- Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais
- São Paulo, São Paulo
- Ubatuba, São Paulo
- Recife, Pernambuco
Popular Music in Brazil
- The Girl from Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim
- Best of Vintage Brazilian Songs – Vintage Brazil Touch
- Apesar De Você – Chico Buarque
- Asa Branca – Luiz Gonzaga
- Retrato Cantado de um Amor
Founded in 3000 BC, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and a city in the Middle East located between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea in the Judean Mountains. Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and considered to be the origin of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam religions. The history of Jerusalem cannot be portrayed in a page or probably in a single book. Besides its never-ending history, Jerusalem has become of the most famous historical tourist point reckoning the interest and attention of savvy travelers from around the world.
Nearly 4 million people visit here every year for refreshment and research. A few of the most famous places in Jerusalem are Old City, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, Mount of Olives, etc. Jerusalem has many eye-catching villas, hotels, bridges, rooftop restaurants, and beaches you will never get tired of. Don’t miss having lunch or dinner at ‘Uri Buri’ while you are there. It serves the best seafood in all of Jerusalem and different other mouth-watering tasty dishes. Alongside Jerusalem, there are various other places in Israel you should consider visiting.
Best Places to Visit in Israel
- Tel Aviv-Yafo
- Dead Sea
- Sea of Galilee
- Golan Heights
Popular Music in Israel
- Yo Ya – Kaveret
- Bassa Sababa – Netta Barzilai
- Haverot Shelach – Omer Adam
- Ani V’eAta – Arik Einstein
- Alive (Chai) – Ofra Haza
Known for the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (828m), Dubai is the most populous city in UAE and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai welcomes more than 16 million visitors every year. People mostly visit here for ancient and modern attractions. This Arabian city was once known for natural resources of oil but ever since it went low on it, tourism has been its main source of revenue.
Besides Burj Khalifa, Dubai is also famous for sightseeing attractions like shopping malls filled with aquariums and indoor ski slopes. There are different cultural and historical attractions but now it has been colonized by modern arts and glamorous add-ons. The palm islands on the coast of Dubai are 3 of the artificial islands created in 2001. They are named Palm Jumeirah, Deira Island, and Palm Jebel Ali. This artificial heaven is one of the best places to travel in 2020.
In the UAE, there are different other places you can visit for an amazing experience.
Best Places to Visit in UAE
- Abu Dhabi
- Hajar Mountains
- Jebel Jais
Popular Music in the UAE
- Bassbor Al Fourjakom – Hussain Al Jassmi
- Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin
- Ishtar Poetry – Furat Qadduori
- Waves (Amvaj) – Bijan Mortazavi
- Twlht Ana Lsotak – Eida Al menhali
The capital of Greece, Athens is the cradle of an ancient civilization. Athens is famous for iconic temples from 5th BC, museums, and taverns. The constant evolution has developed Athens as one of the most famous tourist destinations. Every year nearly 6 million travelers visit here to take a glimpse of ancient culture and traditions. Named after the Greek goddess Athena, Athens is also known as the birthplace of democracy.
The most famous places for sightseeing in Athens are the Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Plaka, etc. This ancient city has now grown and dynamically modernized, well, most of it. The museum in Greece holds the most primitive national treasures which are worth seeing to understand our ancient civilization. The spectacular landscapes and electrifying nightlife in Athens are not to be missed making it one of the best places to travel in 2020. Besides Athens, Greece has many other tourist destinations one can visit.
Best Places to Visit in Greece
- Greek Islands
Popular Music in Greece
- Stavros Tou Notou – Emilia Sarri
- Ena Lepto – Christos mastoras
- Misi Kardia – Melisses
- Den Thelo Tetious Filous – Paschalis Terzis
- Eros – Ypo
So what are you waiting for? Comment below for your ideas. Start your research, put on your favorite music, select your destination, and start a journey of a lifetime to one of the places on the planet we call Earth. Wanderlust out.