Last Updated on January 28, 2023
The whole world hopes that in 2023 the tourism industry will finally recover to pre-pandemic levels. And while some people have booked their trips for this year already, we have compiled the top vacation destinations in 2023 for you. If you’re unsure about where to go this year, here are five destinations to consider:
The Top Travel Destinations for 2023
The most democratic emirate in the Persian Gulf is famous for its flashy architecture, luxury shopping and nightlife. Every building in this modern metropole is an awe-inspiring art object. Just 50 years ago there was just desert here, and now Dubai is one of the main financial centers of the world.
To get around Dubai in a unique way, almost any tourist here can afford to rent supercars. Car rental here has become a popular luxury entertainment at an affordable price, because renting a supercar is definitely cheaper than buying and maintaining one. Therefore, many choose to explore the city from the window of a rented luxury car. Just contact the car rental specialists: they will select the perfect car for you and quickly arrange everything.
Things that can’t be missed in Dubai: going to the top of the Burj Khalifa, one of the tallest buildings in the world. Kids will love a visit to the Dubai Aquarium, where all sorts of colorful fish will swim above your head. At sunset, it is ideal to watch the show of the musical fountain, the jets of which rise to a height of up to 150 meters. If you’re looking for an adventure, go on a desert tour in a 4×4. In the Emirates, that means cruising in a jeep with flat tires through giant dunes in the desert. If that’s too much of an adrenaline rush for you, opt for the less nerve-wrecking way of seeing the desert: from the back of a camel!
Sicily is an island in the south of Italy and is in fact the largest island in the Mediterranean! It almost adjoins the tip of the Italian “boot” and is famous for its rich history and natural beauty – including some of Italy’s most picturesque beaches and bays. The island is dotted with little town and villages, all of them worth a stroll, but Palermo, the capital of Sicily, cannot be missed. The city boasts 12 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 230 churches, a magnificent cathedral, and the burial catacombs of the Capuchins, which has the world’s largest collection of mummies. If seeing an active volcano is on your travel wish list, make sure to add Catania to your itinerary. The small town sits at the foot of Volcano Etna, one of the most active volcanoes on the planet! There are lots of guided volcano tours from Catania.
This is an exotic country in the Eastern Himalaya Mountains, which only receives around 360,000 tourists a year. It is not easy (nor cheap!) to visit Bhutan, but those who make the effort will be rewarded with one of the most unique destinations in the world. Bhutan feels like a fairy-tale land where time has no power and the traditions of ancient peoples are alive. Traveling around the kingdom independently is not possible – you have to book a trip with a group tour, accompanied by a guide. Bhutan tours include all the major attractions of the country in the itinerary. Tours of the country usually begins with a visit to the city of Thimphu, which is located at an altitude of 7,375 feet / 2,248 meters above sea level.
Other must-see places in Bhutan include:
- Trongsa Dzong – the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan
- Paro Taktsang – sacred Vajrayana Himalayan Buddhist site located on a steep cliff side
- The city of Paro – for its unique architectural monuments
- Manas National Park – a protected area where Bengal tigers, gaurs, leopards, elephants and many other rare animals live
- The Himalaya Mountains – the highest mountain range on earth
Paris is known for many things: it’s the City Of Lights, the City of Love, the capital of fashion.. Paris honestly has something for everyone. Even if you’re not a romantic or you don’t care much for haute cuture, you’ll be wowed by the unique Parisian architecture, by the beautiful street cafes (perfect for people watching!), the city’s many gardens, and of course, its most iconic monument: the Eiffel Tower.
A stroll down the iconic Champs Elysees, a cruise down the River Seine, a visit to the Louvre and an excursion to the Palace of Versailles should be part of every first time visitor’s Paris itinerary. The charming Montmartre neighborhood (made famous in the movie Amelie), along with the stunning white-domed Basilica of the Sacré-Cœur, is also not to be missed, as is Notre Dame Cathedral, even though the church is still closed after the devastating 2019 fire. Gourmet cuisine is another hallmark of this popular destination: French restaurants are constantly getting Michelin stars, and many French chefs are called the pioneers of many culinary traditions of all time.
Traveling to Australia is the ultimate dream for many travelers, because the continent has such a variety of things to offer: vibrant city life in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, extraordinary natural beauty and tranquility in the Outback, stunning beaches and a dramatic coastline. Then there’s the wildlife, with free-roaming kangaroos, wallabies and wombats, bird life galore and a fantastic underwater world. The main attraction of Australia – the Great Barrier Reef, included in the UN World Heritage List – is one of the best places on Earth for diving and yachting. The cities of Australia are no less remarkable than the nature of this continent.
A visit Sydney is a Must, with world famous sights such as the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Wine lovers will enjoy the vineyards in the country’s many wine regions, for example the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Barossa Valley near Adelaide, or Margaret River on the west coast of Australia. It’s impossible to explore this vast continent in one trip, so you’ll have to carefully plan your trip around the sights and cities you’re most keen on visiting.