These destinations have got travellers raving, according to travel review website Tripadvisor.
Hua Hin, Thailand
Former Thai kings recognized the potential of this white sandy beach within 200km south of Bangkok, built a palace nearby and put the town on the map. Go snorkelling, play golf, relax in a spa, or venture out to one of the nearby national parks.
Estonia’s capital city boasts an Old Town worthy of World Heritage Status, with its maze of mediaeval streets and spires. The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (pictured) is a highlight.
Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Head to Seminyak, in south Bali, to enjoy the boutique shopping, spas, high-end restaurants and some of the best beaches. And don’t leave before you’ve watched a stunning sunset while enjoying a Bananarama.
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Nestled in the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck is one of Europe’s most idyllic cities. The friendly and picturesque town has an efficient tram system and draws skiers in winter and mountaineers in summer.
Moscow is a city that manages to combine ancient and modern in seemingly-effortless style. Once you’ve seen Red Square, the Kremlin, St Basil’s Cathedral, the KGB Museum and other reminders of the city’s turbulent past, shop till you drop on Boulevard Ring.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Hurray, a New Zealand town gets a mention. Queenstown is a year-round tourist hotspot – when there’s no snow, there’s plenty of wine, food, golf, and other outdoor adventures and extreme thrills to fill up your itinerary. A trip to Walter Peak farm is a highlight for many.
San Sebastian, Spain
This beach city on Spain’s northern coast, not far from the French border, is popular for its surfing and relaxed, after-surf atmosphere. Take advantage of the fabulous ‘pintxos’ (Basque tapas) bars, get to know the waiter and trust his suggestions.
Turin doesn't rank highly on most must-see lists when it comes to visiting Italy. But it should. The picturesque city is renowned for its sports cars and chocolate, and it boasts one of the most impressive collections of Egyptian artifacts in the world at Museo Egizio.
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
The city, nestled below three volcanic peaks, is said to be the best-preserved colonial city in Central America. It's famous for its 16th Century Spanish architecture and cobblestone streets.
Fast-growing Austin has been named the Best Place to Live, and it's also a great place to visit. The restaurants, nightlife and shopping are world-class but Austin manages to maintain its small southern town feel.
Romania’s capital has a mix of architecture due to its many different influences over the last six centuries. And there’s no missing the Palace of Parliament – it's the second-largest building in the world, after the Pentagon.
Renowned for the famous film festival, Cannes is one of those places that’s perfect for spotting the rich and famous. Year round, it lives up to its motto – ‘life is a festival’.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, and with gorgeous beaches, impressive architecture, booming nightlife and the famous landmark Table Mountain, it’s Africa’s most popular tourist destination.
Lagos, Algarve, Portugal
Lagos’ dramatic coastline, great beaches, bars and restaurant scene make it one of the most visited places in the Algarve. The summer nightlife is pumping, but the city is also steeped in history and at one time was the centre of the European slave trade.
Stockholm is a fascinating city, steeped in history and at the same time setting trends when it comes to fashion, youth culture and entertainment. It’s built on 14 islands and has plenty of sites to satisfy the curious tourist.