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The World's Best Places to Visit [2024 Edition]

Embark on a journey to the most captivating destinations around the globe with our 2024 holiday edition guide. Discover the places where history, culture, nature, and adventure intertwine, offering an unforgettable travel experience.

The World's Best Places to Visit [2024 Edition]

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"So where shall we go to next?"

This is the question at the front and centre of every keen traveller's mind.

Do we do go to our usual spots? Or take a leap of faith and try somewhere new?

As travel, hotels, destinations and trends constantly change, here we've put together our ultimate report on the world's best places to visit this year in 2024.

Whether you're looking for beaches and untouched beaches to discover bustling city life, our curated selection of destinations promises to find exactly the right spot for you this year. So let's dive in.

How We Rank Them

The Velloy Destination Report identifies the best places to visit using an extensive ranking methodology centred on our travel experts who have visited each destination.

We then combine luxury travel expert opinions with expert travel trends and visitor growth data then segment them by specific areas including luxury trips, boutique hotel visits, wellness breaks and more.

The Best Places 2024

Europe's Must Visit Spots

Paris, France

1: Paris, France

Paris remains an eternal gem, captivating hearts with its historical riches, art, and gastronomy. Wander through Parisian lanes and you're on a journey through a living, breathing museum, each turn a story, each boulevard a legend.

The C&TH Guide To The Cotswolds - Culture & Travel

2: The Cotswolds, UK

Known for its rolling hills, beautiful stone villages and peaceful British countryside this is one of the top places to visit in 2024.

The Amalfi Coast
3: Italy's Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast paints a picture of Mediterranean wonder, with its dramatic cliffs, azure waters, and picturesque towns.

It's a slice of Italian paradise, where sea and sky in a dance of colors enchant all who visit.

The Greatest Adventure of all - Norway. — Haylsa
3: Norway's Fjords

The fjords of Norway are a showcase of nature's artistry, featuring pristine waters set against rugged cliffs. They offer a peaceful retreat into nature's embrace, untouched and majestic.

America's Must-See Destinations

Rio de Janeiro Travel Guide

1: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro bursts with energy, from its sun-kissed beaches to the awe-inspiring Sugarloaf Mountain. It's a city where life is a constant celebration.

Budget Travel | 8 Things to Do in Banff National Park, Alberta

2: Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park is a haven for nature lovers, offering breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear lakes, and abundant wildlife. It's where adventure and serenity meet.

Chicago - Explore Attractions, Dining & Events | Visit The USA

3: Chicago, USA

Chicago stands as a beacon of architectural ingenuity and cultural richness. A city that's always evolving, it's a place where creativity and resilience shine.

The Africa Guide

Serengeti Safari - Tanzania - Steppes Travel

1: Serengeti, Tanzania

The Serengeti offers an unparalleled wildlife experience, a vast expanse of savannah teeming with life. It's a testament to the wild's untamed beauty.

2: Marrakech, Morocco

Morocco is a land of diversity, from its historic cities and rugged landscapes to its colourful markets. It's a journey through time, culture, and nature.

3: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a city of stunning beauty, nestled between mountains and ocean. It's a place where cultural vibrancy and natural wonder coalesce.

The Asia Picks

Visiting Kyoto? Insiders share tips | CNN

1: Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is Japan's heart, where the spiritual and the historical blend seamlessly. Ancient temples, peaceful gardens, and traditional ceremonies provide a window into Japan's soul.

Why Bhutan is a must-visit destination for 2024 | House & Garden

2: Bhutan

Bhutan, the bastion of happiness, offers stunning landscapes, ancient monasteries, and a unique insight into a culture that prioritizes well-being above all else.

Bali Indonesia Tourism (2024) Travel Guide Top Places | Holidify

3: Bali, Indonesia

Bali, the island of the gods, is a paradise of sandy beaches, verdant rice terraces, and a rich cultural tapestry. It's where spirituality and nature come together in harmony.


What makes these destinations the best places to visit in 2024?

These destinations offer unique experiences that cater to various interests, whether you're seeking adventure, culture, relaxation, or natural beauty. They also reflect current travel trends and preferences.

How do I choose the right destination for my 2024 holiday?

Consider what you most enjoy in a vacation—whether it's exploring historical sites, enjoying nature, or immersing yourself in local cultures. Also, think about your travel budget and the kind of climate you prefer.

Are these destinations suitable for families?

Yes, many of these destinations offer attractions and activities that families can enjoy together, from cultural experiences in Kyoto to outdoor adventures in Banff National Park.

What steps can I take to travel sustainably in 2024?

Choose eco-friendly accommodations, use public transportation or bikes when possible, support local businesses, and be mindful of your environmental impact while exploring natural areas.

Can I visit these places on a budget?

Yes, with careful planning and research, you can explore these destinations on a budget. Look for off-peak travel times, consider staying in budget accommodations, and seek out free or low-cost attractions.

How can I ensure my safety while travelling in 2024?

Stay informed about the safety conditions of your destination, follow local laws and guidelines, keep your belongings secure, and have a plan for medical emergencies.


The world is full of beautiful places waiting to be explored. this report offers a glimpse into destinations that promise unforgettable experiences.

Whether you're drawn to the cultural richness of cities like Paris and Kyoto, the natural beauty of the Serengeti and Banff National Park, or the unique charm of places like Bhutan and Bali, there's something in this list for every type of traveller.

As you plan your 2024 adventures, let this guide inspire you to explore the diversity and beauty of our world.


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Hugo Cannon BSc is the founder & CEO of Velloy on a mission to build the #1 private travel club worldwide. He writes across travel, dining, product reviews & general lifestyle categories.