Lonely Planet’s ultimate Travel List and 2016 Top 10 Destinations


10013-Lonely_Planet_s_Ultimate_Travel_List403556_LargeLonely Planet came out with a new book, The Ultimate Travel List, which encompasses their 500 top travel destinations. I just received my copy of the book, it took a while as it was out just Europe for a while but I’m very excited as it is a great addition to my coffee table (and the ridiculous amount of travel books I have laying in the house).

What made the top 20:

  1. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
  2. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  3. Machu Picchu, Peru
  4. Great Wall of China, China
  5. Taj Mahal, India
  6. Grand Canyon National Park, USA
  7. Colosseum, Italy
  8. Iguazu Falls, Brazil-Argentina
  9. Alhambra, Spain
  10. Aya Sofya, Turkey
  11. Fez Medina, Morocco
  12. Twelve Apostles, Australia
  13. Petra, Jordan
  14. Tikal, Guatemala
  15. British Museum, England
  16. Sagrada Familia, Spain
  17. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  18. Santorini, Greece
  19. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  20.  Museum of Old & New Art, Australia

I’ve actually been to 9 of the 20, and accompanying here are my own personal pictures of my visits.

Some commentary on the book:


Additionally they just came out a few weeks ago with their 2016 travel top destinations. What were the top 10 countries to make the list:

  1. Botswana
  2. Japan
  3. USA
  4. Palau
  5. Latvia
  6. Australia
  7. Poland
  8. Uruguay
  9. Greenland
  10. Fiji

Top Cities:

Pictures from Lonely Planet
  1. Kotor, Montenegro
  2. Ecuador, Quito
  3. Dublin, Ireland
  4. George Town, Malaysia
  5. Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  6. Mumbai, India
  7. Fremantle, Australia
  8. Manchester, England
  9. Nashville, USA
  10. Rome, Italy

Top Regions:

Pictures from Lonely Planet
  1. Transylvania, Romania
  2. West Iceland, Iceland
  3. Valle de Vinales, Cuba
  4. Friuli’s Wine Regions, Italy
  5. Waiheke Islands, New Zealand
  6. Auvergne Region, France
  7. Hawaii, USA
  8. Bavaria, Germany
  9. Costa Verde, Brazil
  10. St Helena, British Territories

This is a great list for me as I’ve only been to two countries: USA and Uruguay, four cities: Mumbai, Quito, Dublin and Rome and none of the Regions.Here’s a video on this from them:

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