I’m not wishing the year away but we have less than two months left of 2018, I can’t quite believe how fast this year has gone and I don’t know about you but I’m already thinking about my travel plans for 2019. With so many countries to visit my bucket list is ever growing and although I might not be able to visit everywhere on the list I’ll try my best to cross off as many as I can.
If you’re thinking about your holiday plans for 2019 but you’re not sure where to start then why not consider the below holiday destinations?
If you’re looking for sun, sea and sangria then why not enjoy a holiday in Greece, it has so much to offer and so many beautiful towns and cities to visit. Not to mention the fact Greece receives on average 300 days of sunshine!
If you want to explore as much as possible why not stay in a few different areas during your holiday to let you experience as much Greek culture as you can. Head to Greece’s capital Athens where you can immerse yourself in the history of the country and visit some of the stunning architecture on offer including Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum among many other sites of historical significance.
Corfu is located off Greece’s northwest coast and is a top choice of holiday destination for many people seeking white sand beaches, turquoise seas and unspoilt scenery. As well as being a beautiful place to visit, Corfu is steeped in history having once been under Venetian, French and British rule. You could rent a luxury villa in Corfu to enjoy your holiday and enjoy everything this beautiful destination has to offer.
The Scottish Highlands and Islands
What Scotland lacks in warm weather it more than makes up for with breathtaking scenery. I might be biased but Scotland is a truly beautiful country and has a lot to offer every visitor. With miles and miles of unspoilt natural beauty, rolling hills, snow-covered peaks and tranquil lochs, it’s somewhere you have to see at least once. If you want to visit the furthermost reaches of the UK then you need to add the Scottish Highlands and Islands to your bucket list.
The Isle of Skye is the largest Scottish Island and the easiest to get to as it’s connected to the northwest coast of Scotland by a bridge so a day trip isn’t out of the question, it’s home to rugged landscapes, medieval castles and views you can only dream of – a must visit! Other Islands you should try and visit include the Isle of Arran, Iona, Isle of Bute and that’s naming just a couple of the many stunning islands in the Outer Hebrides.
If the above hasn’t made you want to visit this beautiful destination, the Scottish Highlands and Islands have been named in Lonely Planets ‘best in travel’ for 2019. Scotland has also been voted the world’s most beautiful country so if you get the chance to visit grab it with both hands.
If you want to visit somewhere that’s rich in culture, offers picturesque beaches, temples, ancient ruins and delicious street food then Thailand is the place for you. It has three main seasons, summer (March – June), rainy season (July – October) and the cool season (November – February) knowing when the seasons are will let you make a decision on when is best for you to visit.
Thailand is Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destination and it’s easy to see why there’s nowhere else like it in the world. If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Thailand here are a few destinations to consider visiting on your trip, Phi Phi Islands, Grand Palace and not forgetting the capital of Thailand Bangkok, a visit wouldn’t be complete without a trip to see this stunning city. If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do and where to visit in Thailand then take a look at this great Bangkok 4 days itinerary from The Yogi Wanderer which will give you a few more ideas.
Bondi beach, the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru are just three out of the hundreds of amazing sights in Australia that draw tourists from near and far. Australia is on many peoples bucket lists, it’s on my 40 before 40 list and somewhere that most people want to see.
Whether you want to go shopping in Sydney, explore the Australian Outback or take a surfing lesson at Bondi you will be spoilt for choice for things to do and places to explore. There’s also the amazing Australian food, wildlife and friendly locals, if it’s not on your bucket list add it now.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of China? Is it The Great Wall Of China? It is for me and it is for a lot of other people too and as it’s one of the most iconic sights in the world it’s easy to see what. This iconic wall is a hotspot for tourists and somewhere you have to visit if you’re holidaying in China. The wall is an incredible 5,500 miles long so you might not be able to walk the length but even taking a few steps on the wall is something to cross off your bucket list.
Of course, The Great Wall is incredible but it’s not all that China has to offer, China oozes culture, has stunning landscapes, wonderful people, incredible food and a rich history just waiting to be explored.