The best places to travel in 2020

From Fiji to Finland and the Tokyo Olympics to Art Basel Miami, these are the best reasons and places to travel this year

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Have some holiday time coming up? We've separated the best places to travel in 2020 by month so that you're guaranteed to cash in on great weather and short lines from South America to Asia and everywhere in between—regardless of what time you plan to skip town. On our travel bucket lists you'll find gorgeous landscapes (think Patagonia and Canada's Yukon), up-and-coming cities (we see you Albuquerque and Kochi) and quirky events (Viking festival, anyone?) among tried-and-true favorites like Italy, New York and Bali. The only problem now is deciding which trip to take us up on. 

Best places to travel in 2020

January
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January

From sunny Africa and Australia to wintery Scotland and China, you'll find a reason to vacation in no time at all.

February
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February

A road trip through South Africa and a stunning waterfall in Venezuela are some of the best reasons to travel in February.

March
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March

There’s a whole world out there to explore—from the souks of Morocco to the orangutan-filled jungles of Borneo. 

April
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April

April is a superb time to travel, if you know where to go. We like Spain, Belize, South Africa and more.  

May
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May

Things are warming up in the northern hemisphere with a flurry of springtime festivals. 

June
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June

How about tropical islands, culture-packed capitals and wild, mountainous hinterlands? We thought as much.

July
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July

With Pride parades, street fairs and the ultimate celebration of athleticism (the 2020 Olympics), July is set to be one big party. 

August
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August

From wild Alaska and Africa’s plains to sunny Pacific islands and wintery South America, here are our top picks for August. 

September
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September

Not sure where to choose for a September vaycay? There’s a whole world of thrilling destinations and local events this month. 

October
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October

We’ve researched the most exciting events, the best spots for weather-chasers, and picked the top places to visit in October. 

November
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November

November’s full of travel adventures: from Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca to the first snowfall in Canada. 

December
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December

Want to find the wintriest, most festive places to visit in December (or a heavy dose of sunshine)? Either way, we got you.