The world’s best places to travel in 2022 revealed

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If you are looking for journey inspiration, then look no further. The most beautiful places in the world of 2022 have been revealed by Time magazine.

After two years of restrictions since Covid-19 pandemicthe top spots were decided with the help of TIME’s international network of correspondents and contributors, “with an eye to those offering new and exciting experiences”.

With a mix of destinations on the other side of the world, unexpected places and more familiar wonders, the magazine adds that “many destinations are paving the way to economic recovery” while others are “prospering, growing and changing”. .

From Valencia to Seoul, and from Devon to Galapagos Islands, in no particular order, here is a list of the top 50 places in the world of the year.

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Short term

Some of the best places in the world are only a stone’s throw away. (Getty Pictures)

1) Dolni Morava, Czech Republic

Take in the views from the “Walk in the Sky” in Dolni Morava, Czech Republic, to kick off your tour of the world’s best places.

2) Valencia, Spain

Spain is not just for beaches, discover the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

3) Marseilles
Stroll through the picturesque streets of the Old Port before discovering the Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde and the Cité Radieuse complex by architect Le Corbusier.

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4) Devon, England

Even Devon’s humble English location has made it one of the greatest places in the world. Fancy a trip to Woolacombe Beach?

5) Copenhagen

Often considered one of the happiest cities in the world, cycle the canals, sit outside one of the many colorful cafes and watch the world go by, before exploring its museums and its architecture.

6) Portree, Scotland

Snap photos of colorful houses at Portree in the Scottish Highlands.

7) Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas is a city in south-central Lithuania, famous for its interwar architecture, with the style of its buildings still true to history.

Medium haul

The best places in the world.  (Getty Pictures)

Go a little further to enjoy a mix of more familiar places and lesser-known destinations. (Getty Pictures)

8) Madeira, Portugal

Sip Madeira wine and fresh espresso coffee and savor a traditional Portuguese honey and nut bolo de mel at a cafe overlooking the city of Funchal.

9) The Alentejo, Portugal

For more views, overlook the village of Marvao from the Alentejo Castle, just a snippet of what the region has to offer.

10) Calabria, Italy

Mix sun, sea and sand with authentic villages and mountainous backdrops.

11) Skelleftea, Sweden

The Lejonströmsbron wooden bridge is a must-see in Skelleftea.

12) Thessaloniki, Greece

This Greek port city has a Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history waiting to be explored.

13) Istanbul

Turkey’s capital needs no introduction, popular for its old and new influences, and (though you can eat anything here) its kebaps, mezes and fresh fish.

14) Ilulissat, Greenland

Visit the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord to spot whales or hear the sound of dogs and sleds, in this coastal town in West Greenland, with colorful houses strewn in the snow .

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The best places in the world.  (Getty Pictures)

These destinations are definitely worth a visit. (Getty Pictures)

15) Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

The longest zip line in the world is just one of the activities Ras Al Khaimah has to offer.

16) Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Live the adventures of Nemo and Dory in the largest coral reef in the world.

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17) Galapagos Islands

It’s worth visiting the other side of the world for the blue-footed booby, native to the islands.

18) Detroit

The largest city in the Midwestern state of Michigan is home to attractions such as the Institute of Art, the Motown Museum, and its own deep-dish pizza (to be differentiated from Chicago’s).

19) Seoul

Enjoy both new and old architecture in the rooftops of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

20) Park City, Utah

East of the better-known Salt Lake City, Park City is home to some of the best skiing with Utah’s Olympic Park, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics.

21) Kerala, India

Watch the houseboats go by on the backwaters of Kerala at Alappuzha.

22) Doha, Qatar

Discover the architecture of the Katara Amphitheater, relax on a catamaran en route to Banana Island or visit one of the spectacular mosques.

23) Ahmedabad, India

Observe the bustling old streets of the city of Ahmedabad through the window of the former Teen Darwaza, located in the heart of the city.

24) Nairobi

Take photos of the Nairobi skyline taken from Nairobi National Park in Kenya, hopefully with a few giraffes.

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25) Queenstown, New Zealand

If you like adventure sports, pack your bags for some (depending on the time of year) skydiving, skiing, snowboarding, walking, hiking, rafting, surfing, the list could go on .

26) Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Visit Hwange National Park to experience the best wildlife, from lions and wild dogs to elephants and buffaloes. Do not forget your camera.

27) Historic Sites of the Silk Road, Uzbekistan

The Kalon Mosque in Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the sights to check off your list in Uzbekistan.

28) Sao Paulo

When in Brazil, be sure to go to the country’s financial district, not for its banks, but for its culture, architecture, and food. Be sure to order this Caipirinha.

29) Trans Bhutan Trail, Bhutan

This Buddhist kingdom in Bhutan opened a sacred trail to hikers this year for the first time in 60 years.

30) Kyushu Island, Japan

Kyushu has a mostly tropical climate, with volcanoes, beaches, and natural hot springs, as well as city life.

31) Bali, Indonesia

If you haven’t heard it already, Bali is quite popular. For other off-the-beaten-path attractions, visit Angel’s Billabong, the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site of the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Suluban Beach Cave.

32) Rapa Nui, Chile

Marvel at the ‘Moais’ statues in Rapa Nui National Park on the slopes of the Rano Raruku volcano on Easter Island.

33) Boracay, Philippines

Think of everything you could want for a dream getaway – white sand beaches, clear waters and verdant palm trees.

34) Franschhoek, South Africa

Explore old vineyards, try your hand at trout fishing and hike through nature reserves.

35) Tofino, British Columbia

Tofino is considered one of the best places on Vancouver Island. Endless beautiful beaches, perfect for surfing in the summer and storm watching in the winter.

36) Miami

Head to Miami Florida for a bit of everything, beach, city, culture, nightlife. Stone crabs, a Cuban sandwich, a lime pie ceviche and are some of its best-known specialties.

37) Salta, Argentina

Salta is famous for its Spanish colonial architecture and Andean heritage. In between explorations, watch the world go by in Plaza 9 de Julio square.

38) El Chalten, Argentina

A little more off the beaten track, this village is in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina’s Santa Cruz province, ideal for hiking.

39) Bogotá

The popular neighborhood of La Candalaria, the colonial district of Bogota, is where backpackers and young tourists flock.

40) Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia

Another perfect spot for all the wildlife you can imagine. When you’re not on the prowl on land, watch out for hippos and crocodiles in the river.

41) Setouchi Islands, Japan

An endless collection of different sized islands on the Seto Inland Sea, they are truly picture-perfect, yet filled with modern art.

42) San Francisco

The most European place in America, the must-sees are of course the Golden Gate Bridges and Alcatraz Island. Or hop on the cable car system to Fisherman’s Wharf to laugh at the sea lions.

43) Jamaica

When is a Caribbean island not the best place to visit?

44) Fremantle, Australia

Known as ‘Freo’ by locals, now well-connected to Perth, learn about both convict and seafaring history, art and culture, while enjoying the coastal atmosphere of the port city.

45) Toronto

Toronto, Canada’s most populous city, is a metropolis with high-rise buildings and all the best parts of city life, while still having that famous waterfront sky line (with the CN Tower) . Lake Ontario is perfect for a boat trip.

46) Kigali, Rwanda

This capital of Rwanda has both scenery and nightlife to enjoy, as well as historical monuments, including the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

47) Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Riviera Nayarit is a postcard-like 200-mile stretch of beach for you to enjoy the surf, fresh food, wildlife and wellness.

48) Portland, Oregon.

It’s Oregon’s largest city, extremely bike-friendly and blessed with parks, bridges, mountain scenery, cafes, and a whole host of fun. It is also environmentally friendly.

49) Arctic

A North Pole cruise anyone? Le Commandant Charcot du Ponant, a new icebreaker cruise ship, is due to begin its maiden voyage to the Arctic this month, according to TIME.

50) International Space Station (250 miles away)

This one is over 250 miles away, and a trip on it will most certainly cost you, as the magazine says it has hosted tourists paying over $20 million per seat to fly on a Russian spacecraft .

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