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Here’s where to travel in 2023, according to Rough Guides

From Vietnamese river deltas to the icy plains of Antarctica, these destinations should be on your radar in 2023

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

Weighing up a big trip in 2023 but currently stuck for ideas? Well, here’s a tonne of travel inspo. The travel boffins over at Rough Guides have revealed their best destinations to visit in 2023 – and the publication’s recommendations are as eclectic as ever.

Rough Guides came up with its destinations by combining the results of reader surveys with the expertise of its editors and contributors. In 2023, it has settled on 23 places – ranging from classic European cultural hotspots to a river delta in Vietnam known for its floating markets and even the icy plains of Antarctica.

Here’s the full Rough Guides list of places to visit in 2023, in alphabetical order. 

  1. Antarctica
  2. Berlin, Germany
  3. Bohol Island, Philippines
  4. Cordoba, Argentina
  5. Dominica
  6. Fes, Morocco
  7. Kanazawa, Japan
  8. Korčula, Greece
  9. Leeds, UK
  10. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  11. Mekong Delta, Vietnam
  12. Naples, Italy
  13. Northern Cape, South Africa
  14. Oaxaca, Mexico
  15. Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  16. Pembrokeshire, Wales
  17. Pensacola, USA
  18. Scottish Highlands, UK
  19. Sydney, Australia
  20. Torres del Paine, Chile
  21. Toulouse, France
  22. Wellington, New Zealand
  23. Zagori, Greece

All of which should surely be more than enough inspo for your 2023 travel bucket list! And Rough Guides isn’t the only publication that has revealed a list of must-see places next year (which you can read in full here). National Geographic’s list was similarly broad, while Lonely Planet opted to split up its destinations into different kinds of experiences.

Now check out our guide to where to travel in 2023

Plus: the best places to visit in the UK in 2023

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