A new year will bring new opportunities. If you want to make sure 2019 is the year you see more of the world, you might be eager to start compiling your list of vacation ideas. However, with so many places to choose from, you could be unsure about the right options for your next trip.
To help narrow your search and embark on a break you are unlikely to forget, here is a rundown of the five best destinations to visit in 2019.
- Amalfi Coast, Italy
If you are looking for either a relaxing vacation or adventure travel experience, the Amalfi Coast is unlikely to disappoint. The 13 picturesque cliffside towns each offer beautiful beaches and hiking trails for both locals and tourists.
You can also stay at one of many luxury hotels, which can offer unencumbered views of the Mediterranean Sea. Plus, there is no better place in Italy to indulge in delicious, fresh seafood.
- The Holy Land, Israel
If you have yet to visit, make 2019 the year you step foot onto the Holy Land, which is situated between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. Those who want to explore the many destinations from The Bible should visit here at least once, as it will allow you to walk in the footsteps of both Jesus and his disciples. Book one of many fantastic Holy Land tour packages, which can take you to the Jesus Family Tomb, Roman Square, Wadi Rum, and more.
- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Few landscapes can compare to Abu Dhabi, which offers the biggest uninterrupted sand mass, which is similar in size to France! It is also the ideal place to explore the Middle Eastern cuisine and culture, as you can spend many a day camel racing, dune bashing, and sandboarding in the Arabian desert. You also can take your pick from unique accommodation, such as palm houses, a fort tower, or Bedouin-inspired woven huts.
- Tokyo, Japan
It is impossible to be bored during a trip to Tokyo. Japan’s capital is rich with exquisite architecture, superb stores, fun dining opportunities, forward-thinking technology, and a unique culture.
There will also be an extra buzz in the air in 2019, as Tokyo will be preparing for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The best months to visit the busy capital are March, April, and October, as the sun often shines with minimal rain, so it is the best time to take advantage of the city’s many parks, gardens and outdoor activities.
- The Peloponnese Peninsula Region
When most people think of Greece, they think of Athens or Rhodes. However, one destination rising in popularity is the Peloponnese Peninsula Region. It will provide you with a classic Greek experience but with none of the crowds.
The Peloponnese Peninsula is also the proud home of many historical landmarks, such as Mycenae, which is the oldest civilization within mainland Europe. What’s more, you can choose from many walking trails, beautiful beaches, and luxurious hotels, so it is perfect for an under-the-radar vacation.