Top 10 Travel Destinations 2017

Top 10 Travel

🌴 Researching holiday ideas and planning a trip for later in the year is a great way to banish the winter blues, and if you are wondering where to go and need some inspiration, we have come up with a list of the best places to visit.

Our list of the top 10 holiday destinations for 2017 contains some places to go you might not have considered before, but you are sure to find something for you, whether you like lazing on the beach, visiting historic sights or soaking up the local culture.

What’s more, if you find a place you really want to visit, we have plenty of cashback offers for leading travel experts on our website which will see you save money on your dream trip. So, browse our list and get booking. ✈️️

Canada

The North American country has always been a popular choice for holidaymakers thanks to its friendly people and dynamic cities. However, Canada is expecting more visitors than ever this year as 2017 marks 150 years since it became an independent country, having previously been part of the British Empire. Canada has got just about everything - the snow-capped Rocky mountains, vast forests teeming with wildlife, huge lakes, two ocean coastlines and cities like Toronto, Montreal and Quebec which offer history, culture and great food. t is hard to think of a country more beautiful or more varied and the capital, Ottawa, and Charlottetown, birthplace of the Confederation, will be partying particularly hard in 2017.

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 Canada

 

Finland

Sticking with the same theme, 2017 marks the centenary of Finland’s independence. Rated as one of the top three countries to visit by Lonely Planet, the Nordic country’s 100th birthday bash kicked off with the Party of the Century in its capital, Helsinki, on New Year’s Eve. A year-long stream of events, centered around the theme ‘Together’, follows, including light and food festivals. With the third-cleanest air in the world, vast forests, 188,000 lakes and 179,000 islands, nature remains its biggest draw. It is also a great place to see the northern lights and 2017 sees new, purpose-built, accommodation options for viewing them, including the cool Glass Villas in Kemi.

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Finland

 

Thailand

Thanks to a fleet of new, hi-tech trains, getting around Thailand will become easier in 2017 as they will operate on routes between Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nong Khai province, which contains the biodiverse Phu Wua wildlife sanctuary, Hat Yai, a city near the Malaysian border, and Ubon Ratchathani, where travellers can sample fiery Isaan cuisine. Best of all, tickets will stay at backpacker-friendly prices, with first-class seats in express trains from Bangkok to Chiang Mai from around £13. It is the islands which attract the most attention, however, with Phuket bringing in the most visitors thanks to its beaches and world class hotels.

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Thailand

 

New Orleans

The musically joyous, street-happy atmosphere of New Orleans is certainly something to behold. On March 27, the home of jazz, sidewalk bands, the rowdy carnival of Mardi Gras and French Creole cooking becomes a step closer thanks to the start of direct British Airways flights, four times a week, from Heathrow. Discover parties on Bourbon Street, experience the great music scene and explore the city’s history by securing a seat now.

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New Orleans

 

Myanmar

Once a country shrouded in mystery, visitors are now flooding into Burma, as it was formerly known, to sail along the fabled Irrawaddy River and wonder at the many gilded temples and monasteries of Bagan. However, astute travellers should venture off the beaten track to the little visited far south of the country for its deserted beaches by the Andaman Sea and historic Mawlamyine, the former old colonial capital of British Burma. Kayah is Myanmar’s smallest state, but 10 ethnic groups live there, including the ‘long neck’ Karen - with metal coils lengthening their necks. Loikaw is a good base, and is home to the Taung Kwe pagoda, but the main draws are the tribal villages and the trekking in the surrounding hill country.

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Myanmar

 

Aarhus Denmark

Denmark’s second largest city has been on the rise for a couple of years thanks to its support for the arts and a Michelin-star food scene. However, 2017 is set to be a big year as it will be European Capital of Culture - a title it will share with Paphos in Cyprus. As a result, there will be a huge range of events, both free and ticketed, for travellers to enjoy, including music, a Viking saga and ballet, while Aarhus has a number of excellent museums, including the new Moesgaard, with its distinctive sloping roof. It is easy to explore and has a beautiful setting on the Jutland Peninsular.

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Denmark

 

Colombia

Colombia has been hotting up as a destination for a decade, but with last year’s peace deal between the government and the Farc insurgents ending 52 years of civil war, 2017 could be the year the tourist floodgates open. Discover the Caribbean coastline, with its wild rainforests skirting pristine beaches, or the Tayrona national park, which is overlooked by the snow-capped Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Punta Gallinas, in La Guajira province, has 60-metre sand dunes, while inland, the cool mountain town of Salento, near the coffee-growing region, has bars aplenty. If you have time, take in the breathtaking mountains of San Agustin or visit Cano Cristales in the south-east, which has a river which glows with seven colours. Alternatively, the capital, Bogota, is on the rise, with new restaurants, hotels and bars springing up all the time.

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Colombia

 

Russia

In 2017, Russia will mark 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution, which overthrew the Tsars and ushered in a new world order. Unrest began in St Petersburg and Moscow was reinstated as the capital city just a year later. Visitors should take in both cities to compare the imperial opulence and canals of the former and the stark Soviet buildings of the latter. Moscow combines the frenetic energy of an Eastern city with the cosmopolitan feel of a Western one and is home to the tsarist palaces of the Kremlin and the onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral. St Petersburg is Europe at its most gracious and its position on the delta of the River Neva is unparalleled, giving it endless watery vistas.

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Russia

 

Oman

Experience an Arabian adventure in surprisingly diverse Oman, which offers deserts, oases, mountains, great scuba diving and snorkelling and fine beaches. In Muscat, a capital city which is light years away from the skyscrapers and bright lights of Dubai, you can visit the Royal Opera House, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Old Muttrah Souq, which is hassle-free and welcoming. Around an eight-hour flight from the UK and offering almost guaranteed blue skies, Oman is perfect for some winter sun.

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Oman

 

New Zealand

If you love rugby, the hottest ticket for this year is New Zealand, which hosts the British and Irish Lions tour in June and early July. The tourists will play three Tests against the All Blacks and seven other games across the country, making the tour a great excuse for fans to explore the two main islands. Visit the Kauri forests or a set from Lord of the Rings at Matamata. Experience the renaissance of Christchurch, while you will also find wineries, whales and waterfall-streaked fjords.

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New Zealand

 

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Posted on 11 Jan 2017  |  Posted in  Travel
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