The list of 30 must-visit locations has been compiled to inspire travellers to see the world a little differently. Each destination has been brought to life online with considered itineraries, videos, and more.
“The list celebrates the world in all its wonderful, enticing variety,” says the senior director of global trade sales and marketing at Lonely Planet, Chris Zeiher. “2023 is shaping up to be the year to get out and explore. With much of the world firmly on the road to recovery, travellers are looking for different locations and experiences.”
This year, the guide takes on a slightly different form than its previous iterations. Local perspectives and recommendations are at the front and centre, taking you deeper into the heart of each destination.
As always, the list provides hot takes on some of the globe’s most popular places – like Manchester, Kuala Lumpur, and Marseille – interspersed with plenty of hidden gems. Take, for example, the indigenous community-operated husky mushing with Alaska’s Tanana Dene people, or the rising eco-tourism star, Guyana. It’s a true deep dive into some of the world’s best journeys, eats, connections, and places to unwind.
You can see all of Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2023 list here.
Feature Image: Kenai River (Alaska) from the air | Nathaniel Wilder