Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Destinations for 2024


Lonely Planet has revealed its top 10 countries to visit in 2024. Whether you’re looking for culture, nature, or history, there’s something for everyone on this list.

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A Caribbean gem, famed for its natural beauty, romance, and rich culture. Explore iconic Pitons, pristine beaches, rainforests, sulfur springs, fishing villages, and savor local cuisine, music, and festivals.

St. Lucia

No. 10

A Mediterranean treasure, harmonizes history, culture, and nature. Explore UNESCO old towns in Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, bask in sun and sea on Hvar, Korcula, Brac islands. Discover eight national parks with waterfalls, lakes, caves, and wildlife.


No. 09

A Central Asian gem, flaunts breathtaking architecture in Silk Road cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. Islamic art abounds in mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums. Nature's beauty, from mountains to lakes and deserts, adds to its allure.


No. 08

Ancient ruins, colonial towns, modern cities, and natural wonders. Immerse in vibrant culture, savor cuisine, and feel Mexican hospitality. Explore Teotihuacan pyramids, Oaxaca's colonial charm, or the Caribbean haven of Cancun.


No. 07

A compact West African nation, boasts rich diversity. The birthplace of voodoo, its culture resonates with this religion. Explore slave trade history, Pendjari National Park's wildlife, and unwind on Atlantic coast's palm-fringed beaches.


No. 06

A narrow country, spans from the Atacama desert in the north to Patagonia in the south. It offers breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and welcoming locals. Explore Easter Island, Torres del Paine National Park, or the Central Valley wine regions.


No. 05

A land of contrasts, with mountains, deserts, and vibrant souks. Discover Marrakech, Fes, Meknes, or venture into the Sahara for a starry camel trek. Savor tagine, couscous, and mint tea in this culinary paradise.


No. 04

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A diverse and vibrant gem, caters to all travelers. From the Himalayas to tropical beaches, ancient temples to modern cities, it enchants with beauty and diversity. Explore the Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, or Kerala backwaters.


No. 02

The top 2024 destination, offers vast landscapes, adventure, unique cuisine, and music. Immerse in nomadic life, camel ride in the Gobi desert, and uncover the ancient Karakorum capital.


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