Lonely Planet’s expert predictions for the coming year celebrate the world Best places to eat, relax, connect, travel and learn

Fast-changing Jamaica, resurgent Sydney, Eating in Lima, and the Renaissance City of Manchester, UK All included in the Hot-List 2023

NEW YORK, November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — World Travel Authority planet alone today unveiled its top destinations to visit next year with the release of Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel 2023.

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Lonely Planet’s Annual marquee moment celebrates its expert predictions for where to go in the coming year. Best of Travel 2023 is Lonely Planet’s 18th annual collection, with 30 must-see destinations around the world.

As part of its broader ambition to provide an engaging product that solves proactive travel planning needs through personalized, local advice, planet alone reinvented Best in travel for 2023. This year’s list centers the local insights of experts at the heart of each destination and is sorted by type of trip best taken: eat, travel, connect, learn and relax. This change in listing organization signals Lonely Planet’s renewed dedication to helping travelers navigate the world in ways that are most meaningful to them.

Lonely Planet’s Best Trips of 2023 offers a comprehensive set of itineraries aimed at helping travelers explore the world, while following highly knowledgeable local experts along the way.

The eat category characteristics from Peru Capital city Lima alongside the boss Ricardo Martinsan affordable world-class restaurant in South Africa and the culinary scene around Umbria, Italyamong others.

Intrepid trips include reintegrated persons night train between Istanbul and Sofia, Bulgaria and a long weekend drive through New Scotland, from Canada spectacular Atlantic Province told by surfer Dean Petty.

The unknown peninsula of Halkidiki in Greecehistorical Jordan told through the prism of designate Tania Georgesfuture-oriented Jamaica and always popular Malta all offer tempting opportunities to relax.

Travelers looking to relate with distinctive local scenes are directed towards the art-centric buzz Accra with Surf from Ghana Sandy Alibo and musician Pure Akan, as good as sydneyback on the map after the forced separation of recent years.

In the learn Lonely Planet category highlights destinations such as New Mexico with the incredible Native American hoop dancer ShanDien Sonwai LaRance, Manchester, home to one of the UK’s most vibrant arts scenes and the laid-back surf culture of El Salvador.

Every year, Lonely Planet’s Best Trips of 2023 the lists begin with nominations from Lonely Planet’s vast community of employees, writers, bloggers, publishing partners and more. Nominations are then narrowed down by its panel of travel experts to just 30 destinations. Each is chosen for their timeliness, unique experiences, wow factor, and ongoing commitment to sustainability, community, and diversity.

According to Lonely Planet’s Senior Vice President of Content and Editor-in-Chief Nitya Rooms The release of Lonely Planet’s annual “hot list” of travel destinations and experiences comes at an exciting time for planning trips. “2023 is shaping up to be the year to get out and explore. With much of the world firmly on the road to recovery, travelers are looking for different places and experiences.”

“The lists celebrate the world in all its wonderfully engaging variety,” Chambers continues. “Each of the routes of Lonely Planet’s Best Trips of 2023 shows how to leave the crowds behind and truly capture the heart of a destination.”

Like always Lonely Planet’s Best Trips of 2023 offers new takes on popular destinations such as Western Australia and Japanand unearths lesser-known nuggets like the gastronomic scene of Montevideo, Uruguay, attractions run by the indigenous community in Alaska and South America rising star of ecotourism Guyana.

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 – Full List






Umbria, Italy

Istanbul to Sofia

Chalkidiki, Greece


Manchester, United Kingdom

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nova Scotia, Canada



New Mexico, United States

Fukuoka, Japan



Accra, Ghana

Dresden, Germany

Lima, Peru


Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Sydney, Australia

El Salvador

South Africa

Western Australia



South of Scotland

Montevideo, Uruguay

National Natural Parks, Colombia


Boise, United States

Marseille, France

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