Lonely Planet Has Called It: These Are the 5 Best Places to Travel in 2018

Sophie Miura

Summer vacations might be a distant memory, but that doesn't mean you should forget about travel altogether. Now's the time to start making plans for 2018, and Lonely Planet's new Best in Travel guide for 2018 is rife with ideas to fuel wanderlust. 

Every year, the travel authority releases its predictions about the countries, cities, and regions around the globe that are set to be big. And it's got a pretty good track record: Lonely Planet's 2017 list called out the Azores, Portugal, and Cape Town, South Africa, as two places on the rise, both of which became buzzy hot spots. 

So what destinations will everyone be talking about in 2018? Plan a trip to these five breathtaking regions (before everyone else does):

  1. Belfast and the Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland
  2. Alaska, USA
  3. Julian Alps, Slovenia
  4. Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  5. Kii Peninsula, Japan
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