As every year, travel experts from Lonely planet, one of the largest publishers of travel guides on the planet, have analyzed hundreds of recommendations on the search for destinations to show us which are the best countries in the world to travel in 2016 and, how could it be otherwise, in Hard Hobbit To Break we want to show you its top 10, which includes destinations that are taking off or about to do so, and others worth going to before mass tourism discovers them.
Do you want to discover which are the countries of inescapable seen in 2016 according to Lonely Planet? Well, then you can not miss anything we tell you below! If you are planning your next vacation, this ranking will be very helpful.
The first place on this Lonely Planet list goes to Botswana, a country that next year will celebrate 50 years of independence, thus becoming the longest-running multi-party democracy in Africa. In addition, according to the travel editor, it is a country with a progressive policy, which has a healthy tourism industry, a growing economy and minimal rates of corruption. Here you can discover lakes, rivers, waterfalls and a spectacular savanna where you can go on safaris.
In second place is Japan, a country that has a lot to offer to tourism: from cities futuristic to incredible landscapes, being able to discover, for example, alpine peaks and spectacular beaches. Of course, we can not forget its wonderful wooden temples.
In third position is the United States, which, as you know, is one of the most visited in the world. Being so big, it is impossible to discover all its points of interest in a single trip. That's why we recommend that you take a look at our article “The best destinations in the United States in 2015”.
The next destination on the list is Palau, an oceanic island country also known as Palao or Palos that is characterized by the beauty of its islands and islets. It is the typical paradise tourist that we all have in our imagination.
The first European country in the Lonely Planet ranking is Latvia, which this year occupies the fifth position. In 2016 this jewel Baltic will be 25 years old, so it seems like a perfect time to discover its traditions, old castles, hidden mansions and forests. Of course, you cannot miss Riga, European Capital of Culture.
We continue our tour of the best countries in the world to visit in 2016 in Oceania. Specifically, we want to talk to you about Australia, which is in sixth place. Among the many places worth discovering we want to highlight the Great Barrier Reef and the Tasmania Nature Reserve.
We return to Europe to tell you about Poland, a country that has continued to grow in recent years despite the recession that has hit the rest of the continent. Next year, the city of Wroclaw will be the Capital of European Culture.
The only representative from South America is Uruguay, which Lonely Planet has included in the list for its calm, hospitality and charisma. In addition, we must not forget that it is a very politically stable place, as well as economically prosperous.
In ninth position we find the region with the lowest density on the planet. We are referring to Greenland, an autonomous region belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark It is located in the northeastern zone of North America. Next year it will host the Arctic Winter Games.
Finally, we have to talk about the Fiji Islands, where you can enjoy an authentic earthly paradise. Here you can practice sports extremes, diving, sailing, fishing and, of course, enjoying the beaches.
Lonely Planet's best travel destinations for 2016 (December 2021)
- Greenland, Fiji Islands, Palau