Hello, travel FAM! Today we are sharing a post to inspire you for your next 2020 travels! Here are 12 destinations you should visit in 2020! These are our favorites destinations that we have visited in the past few years. We have picked one destination per month according to the best time of the year to visit these countries! These 12 countries are totally different from each other and every one of them has its charm. They have all a special place in our hearts!
If you are looking for inspiration for your 2020 travels, read on! 😉
12 best destinations to visit in 2020!
1. January: Thailand
Firstly, let’s start the year with an Asia country! The best season to visit Thailand is between November and April. In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts. The west coast is more favorable during the winter months when diving and snorkeling will be at its best. Thailand is a beautiful destination located near Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. If you have time, try to visit several ones on the same trip. We loved Thailand because of the very unique and recognizable landscapes: green water and rock formations. Also because we love elephants and we wanted to visit an elephant sanctuary. It was an amazing experience. We have visited the south of Thailand: Phuket and Krabi. But you can also visit the beautiful but crowded Phi Phi islands, Koh Samui or the north of Thailand: Chiang Mai. Read our Thailand travel guides here!
2. February: the Maldives
Then, why not visit the Maldives and its dream beaches? If you want to relax and dive, visit the Maldives! The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April. The high season is between December and March. The monsoon runs from May to October, peaking around June. If you love snorkeling and diving you will love the Maldives! You can see turtles, sharks, rays, colorful corals and beautiful fishes. Also, I don’t need to mention that the Maldives has probably the most beautiful and pure beaches in the world! White sand, turquoise water, and palm trees… This is the ultimate couple destination, perfect for a honeymoon or a special occasion (a proposal)! One thing is sure: you need to see this place! Read our Maldives travel guides!
3. March: Morocco
Morocco is a beautiful country to visit. The architecture there is amazing. The best time to visit Morocco is between February and May. The temperature will be perfect and you will avoid the hot summer. What we really loved in Marrakech is sleeping in a riad, eating traditional Moroccan food, sleeping a night in the Agafay or the Sahara desert in a tent and also walking in the streets and discovering the beautiful architecture! Read our full blog posts about Morocco here!
4. April: Jordan
If I had to pick one destination to recommend to you, that would be Jordan! It was our best discovery of 2019! The landscapes are to die for: the city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the dead Sea, the desert of Wadi Rum and the capital Amman. It was one of our most beautiful and unforgettable trips ever. Floating in the Dead Sea, sleeping in the desert, connecting with the locals, exploring the old city of Petra was a dream come true. Also, the food in Jordan is amazing: hummus, falafels, tabouleh… The locals are just so kind. And the hotels have an amazing price-quality ratio. Read our full blog post about Jordan here.
5. May: Greece
Greece never disappoint! We have visited several islands of the Cyclades: the famous Santorini, Mykonos, and Milos this year. Santorini and Mykonos are crowded but you need to see this place at least once in your life. Milos is different because it is less touristy but has so much charm! These islands are absolutely gorgeous and we love the ambiance there. Walking and getting lost in the white and blue streets, watching the magical sunsets, sailing and enjoying beautiful coves is amazing in Greece. However, we highly recommend visiting Greece in May/June or in September to avoid the high season in July and August. Read our Greece travel guides here!
6. June: Indonesia Bali, Lombok, Java
Then, let’s talk about one of our top 3 best places on earth: Bali. Bali will always be one of our 3 favorites destinations of all time and we are still thinking about living there. Why we have so much love for this small island in Indonesia? Because this island is simply so beautiful! You can visit waterfalls, volcano, dream beaches, cliffs, rice terraces, or even mountains and lakes. Bali is simply the most beautiful place I have been to. The problem is that it is really touristy, but you can visit the north of Bali which is wilder. The best season to get to Bali is between June and September. Read our Indonesia and Bali travel guides here!
7. July: the Caribbean
Then, during summer it’s always a good idea to spend the holidays in the Caribbean: you can visit the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guadeloupe, or Martinique. We loved the Bahamas for the dream beaches and for diving. Republic Dominican has also beautiful beaches but maybe less dreamy than the Bahamas ones.
8. August: Europe: France, Spain or Portugal
Next, during August, you can visit the south of France and the French Riviera: Cassis, Gorges du Verdon, St Tropez, Villefranche Sur Mer or Menton. These places are really charming. You can organize a road trip and visit several cities. The weather will be perfect during the summer. Also, it’s the perfect time to visit Spain: Mallorca, Ibiza or Portugal. Read our blog posts about summer in France.
9. September: Italy
Moreover, this “top destinations to visit in 2020” wouldn’t be complete without talking about Italy! Italy is one of our favorites countries because the landscapes are to die for. For us, September is the best time to visit Italy! Almost every year we are doing a road trip in Italy. We have visited the Cinque Terre, Rome and the Amalfi coast last year. And the Dolomites, Venice, Florence, and Tuscany this year. All these places are gorgeous and unique. What I love the most was the Cinque Terre, Positano and Tuscany. Read our Italy travel guides here!
10. October: Turkey
Then, let’s talk about beautiful Turkey! The best time to visit Turkey is between May and October. We highly advise you to get there in May/June or September/October. You should visit the capital Istanbul, Pamukkale and Cappadocia. If you are going to Cappadocia, you need to sleep in a traditional cave hotel and do a hot air balloon ride. I have done this and it was an amazing moment that I will never forget! Read my full blog post about Cappadocia here!
11. November: Pacific islands
The best time to visit the Pacific islands is during their summer from November to March. You can visit French Polynesia, Fiji, or New Caledonia. These are the perfect destinations to escape winter in the northern hemisphere! Thinking about you my American and European friends 😉 If you love dream beaches, clear and warm water, tropical vibes, snorkeling or diving, you should consider visiting these islands. Read my blog posts about New Caledonia.
12. December: we need your tips!
The last one is empty! We need your recommendations to fill this one, and end this “top destinations to visit in 2020″! Who has been to a destination in December and think it was the perfect timing? Maybe Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or India? Let us know in the comments 😉
To conclude, we hope this post will be helpful to help you decide which countries to visit in 2020!