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Best Destinations in 2019, According to TripAdvisor

London, United Kingdom

As number one on TripAdvisor's Best Destinations for 2019 list, London has been a popular tourist destination for many years. In the past few years, it has become even busier because of the recent royal weddings. Come here to see the crown jewels, Buckingham Palace, Abbey Road, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture.

Paris, France

Paris is well known for its rich history, art museums, and sightseeing. Hop on over to France to get a proper look at the Eiffel tower or see a show at the Moulin Rouge. Bookings have gone up for this destination since the Notre Dame burned down, so book your flight now!

Rome, Italy

As the saying goes, "Rome wasn't built in a day," and you'll need much more than a day to appreciate everything this city has to offer. Between the amazing food and coffee, it'll be tough to find time to see breathtaking sights like the Colosseum.  This trip is well worth it, though!

Crete, Greece

In Greek mythology, Crete is the home of the Olympian gods. Now, it's known as a culturally-rich destination where you can see beautiful architecture and beautiful waters. You can also dine on some of the best food and wine the world has to offer!

Bali, Indonesia

Bali has been known as a dream destination for many years, and it's no wonder why. The gorgeous, picturesque beaches make you feel like you're in paradise. Jungle creatures roam around, and you can even see sunken ships, take a silver-smithing class, or see beautiful cultural dance performances. 

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is Thailand's largest island and the biggest tourist attraction. It's well known for the beautiful beaches and gardens that are scattered around the island. Tourists can enjoy snorkeling in the lagoons, parasailing, and exploring Phuket's aquariums and Buddhist temples. 

Barcelona, Spain

Salvador Dali was often inspired by the unique architecture of this beautiful city. Vibrant colors and odd shapes decorate the buildings in Barcelona, making the whole destination feel surreal. Some of the biggest draws to this city are the street performers and floating tapas bars.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is one of the best places to go to look at historical buildings and learn about their culture. The mosques, bazaars, and baths will keep you occupied for a long time before you ever even consider how to haggle properly.  Make sure to stop by the Egyptian Bazaar to explore the huge variety of spices and fruits for sale. 

Marrakesh, Morocco

Also known as the Red City of Marrakesh, this Moroccan destination is one you'd want to bring your camera for. The desert town is filled with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques that can confuse any traveler. Make sure you take a walk at night to soak up the beautiful city lights. 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai has been up-and-coming as an iconic destination for many years now. It mixes history with modern culture in a city that's filled with top-notch entertainment and endless shopping. If you're ready to part with a significant amount of cash, this is the destination for you. There's an opera house, hot air balloons, skydiving, and cutting-edge architecture. 

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague looks like a little fairytale village compared to many other destinations on this list. If you're tired of the typical vacation, this is a great option. Prague Castle provides countless hours of culture and history to learn about, and the hearty food is not to be missed! Check out their amazing bars and the Astronomical Clock, and you're sure to have a great time. 

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap is the perfect destination for history buffs. It's home to one of the largest religious complexes in the world, with that and the royal city of Angkor Thom being the top attractions. The markets are also a lot of fun to visit because you can find food that you've never even seen before. 

New York City, New York

New York City might seem like an obvious choice for this list, but there's a good reason for it to be here. The town is one of the most iconic in the world, as evidenced by all of the "I love NY" t-shirts. In addition to the endless restaurants, stores, and parks, NYC is home to the iconic Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. 


Jamaica is on almost everyone's dream destinations list, and there's no wondering why. The beautiful blue waters, hiking opportunities, and fun music clubs make this country in the Carribean a popular vacation area. You could easily spend eternity snorkeling and shopping your days away here. 

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and remains one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world. Well-preserved architecture and history make this a great place to immerse yourself and learn more about the culture. Lakes, parks, and more than 600 temples make this city a great place to come and relax, too. 

Tokyo, Japan

Who wouldn't want to visit Tokyo? This destination is filled with all the exciting hustle and bustle of a big city but still has a rich cultural history with ancient temples and gardens. You can visit a karaoke bar, the Imperial Palace, the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and a candy shop all in the same city!

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

If you love beaches and watersport activities, Playa del Carmen is the vacation destination for you! This is one of the top diving destinations in the world because of the colorful sea life and exciting underwater caves. You can also see cute animals at the Jungle Place sanctuary, explore Mayan ruins, and enjoy the busy marketplace.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is known for its rich history and culture. There are plenty of art museums, dramatic architecture, and even the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Torre de Belem. There's plenty of tour guides ready to show you around, or you can create your own adventure in this interesting city.

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and is a popular tourist destination because of the rich historic sites, ancient temples, and unique farming techniques. You can take exciting mountain hikes, explore shops filled with handcrafted items, and visit with the locals. 

Jaipur, India

Jaipur has been nicknamed "The Pink City," and once you visit, it's easy to see why. The beautiful stucco buildings are a wonderful shade of pink and make a picturesque place for tourists to visit. You can explore the City Palace, admire the amazing and unusual architecture, or pick up a pair of handcrafted camel-leather slippers at one of the local bazaars. 

Hurghada, Egypt

You might not picture jewel-blue waters and vibrant coral reefs when you think of Egypt, but that's exactly what's waiting for you in Hurghada. Located on Egypt's Red Sea Coast, Hurghada is a busy resort town filled with watersports, white-sand beaches, and the historic old quarter, El Dahar. This is a classic tourist destination that anyone could have a blast at. 

Hong Kong, China

A vacation to Hong Kong is sure to be packed full of delicious food and incredible architecture. You can see where the past meets the present while you explore the town. A nunnery, Buddhist complex, beautiful gardens, and endless shopping await you in Hong Kong.  Make sure you take the tram to the top of Victoria Peak for one of the most stunning views you'll ever see. 

Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru is an interesting mix of past and present, made clear by architecture and art. Incan temples and Andean baroque art exist together in Cusco's stone streets, just waiting for you to explore them. Located high in the mountains, this destination offers amazing archaeological sites, fun festivals, and incredible handmade items from locals. 

Sydney, Australia

Sydney is one of the most famous cities in Australia because of its rich history, modern architecture, and tourist attractions. The Sydney Opera House is an iconic building that you don't want to miss, and you may as well catch a show while you're there! Don't forget to check out the Museum of Contemporary Art and walk the cobblestone streets of this historic city.

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv is a relatively young town–it was established in 1909–but still made it onto TripAdvisor's list of Best Destinations in 2019. Why? Well, because of the thriving art and music scene that has emerged! Clubs, local art, and beautiful beaches attract thousands of people every year. They all want to immerse themselves in the city's local culture.