Over 50 million people traveled internationally in July of 2021 alone. And, these numbers are rising as pandemic restrictions loosen.
So, if you’re planning a trip this year, how do you know where not to miss out on?
Read on to find out about the top vacation destinations for 2022.
1. Mexico City, Mexico
You may have previously hit up resort towns or beach destinations in Mexico. But you don’t want to miss out on Mexico City.
Mexico City has tons of different things to do, regardless of what your preference is. It’s much cheaper than most other major North and Central American cities, so you’ll be able to save money while you live large.
The weather in Mexico City is temperate, so it’s great for people who want to stay out of the extreme heat. There’s also free internet available throughout the city, so you won’t have to worry about over-extending your data bill.
2. Kaunas, Lithuania
Lithuania might seem like an odd choice for your international travels, but Kaunas will be celebrating some major events over the course of 2022.
Kaunas is one of 2022’s European Capitals of Culture, which means that dozens of different cultural events will be held in the city throughout the year. Plus, new flight routes have recently been announced for Kaunas, so you may be able to save money on your flight.
3. Phuket, Thailand
Thailand is one of the countries hitting its stride as it bounces out of the pandemic, and Phuket is a major part of that revolution. Phuket has plenty of outlets for people who like to party, but also offers a healthy dose of cultural options.
There are beautiful beaches galore in Phuket, like Kata Noi Beach, Nai Harn Beach, and Kata Beach. There, you can simply enjoy the sun, try out water sports, and so much more.
There is a night market, so you can try out different foods and pick up souvenirs. And you can take in a show, like the Phuket Fantasy Show.
4. Wales, United Kingdom
Wales is one of the smaller countries in the United Kingdom, so you don’t have to just stick to one city. You can start your vacation out in Cardiff, the biggest city in the country.
If you’re a big fan of architecture, you won’t want to miss out on Cardiff Castle when you visit this country. There are beautiful natural sites to see, even within the city. You can take a stroll along Cardiff Bay, and stop at some of the great attractions along the way while you admire the view.
You can buy tickets to a sports game, like rugby, during your trip to Cardiff. Music Lovers won’t want to miss out on Spillers Records, which claims to be the oldest record shop left on the planet.
And Cardiff is just the beginning of your Wales journey. Other cities in Wales you can check out during your visit include Aberystwyth, Swansea, and Aberystwyth. You could even incorporate your trip to Wales as part of a bigger European vacation!
5. Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver is one of the most temperate cities in Canada, so you don’t have to plan your trip time as carefully as you would for other Canadian cities. There are plenty of fun outdoor things to do for you to explore.
If you go during the colder months, you can head up to the mountains and go skiing, snowboarding, or try other winter sports. There are lots of different hiking paths for you to explore.
And, when it’s warmer out, you can head down to the beach! So, if you’d prefer to lay out in the sun, head to Spanish Banks or Jericho Beach.
There are also tons of great museums in Vancouver. No trip is complete without a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Anthropology, or the Maritime Museum.
Vancouver is also well known for its great seafood, so ensure that you eat plenty of sushi while you visit the city. Make trips to Granville Island and Steveston for great views while you sample some of the best seafood that you’ll ever have.
Just make sure that you’ve packed all the travel essentials you need to that your trip will go off without a hitch. That way, you won’t be running around and shopping last minute during your vacation.
6. Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
If you plan on a trip to Ethiopia, you should ensure that you add Bahir Dar to your list of cities to visit. Bahir Dar is the third-largest city in Ethiopia, located in the northern part of the country.
Bahir Dar is located on the largest lake in Ethiopia, Lake Tana. So, you’ll want to plan an excursion on the lake when you plan your visit to Bahir Dar. There are tons of interesting islands within Lake Tana that you’ll want to stop and check out during your journey.
There are lots of churches in and around Bahir Dar, if you’re interested in architecture or religion. And you won’t want to miss out on the market in Bahir Dar during your visit.
Book Your Trip to These Vacation Destinations Today
These are some of the most popular vacation destinations for this year, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg when you’re wondering where to vacation. There are so many other great places for you to explore!
Do you need more help planning your upcoming trip? Check out some of the other posts on our website for advice on travel to Europe and more.