Every year, the Lonely Planet 2020 travel site always releases a list of recommended tourist destinations to visit in the coming year. Entering the end of 2019, this site has re-released a list of the most recommended tourist destinations to visit in 2020 in Best in Travel. All tourist destinations are based on recommendations from Lonely Planet writers and editors, as well as influencers on social media. Here’s a list of the top 10 countries to visit 2020 version of Lonely Planet
Bhutan is first in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 countries to visit in 2020. This small country in the South Asian region is known to be quite mysterious and closed, but that’s where the beauty comes from.
Its territory which is squeezed between India and China is also located in the Himalayas, making Bhutan rich in natural and cultural tourism. The government of Bhutan is also diligent in organizing interesting festivals that you can witness when visiting Bhutan.
Some tourist destinations that can be visited in Bhutan include the capital city of Bhutan, namely Thimpu and one of the cities adjacent to India, namely Paro. Not only that, you must also visit Taktshang, which is the cliff side of the monastery overlooking the Paro Valley. This temple is known to be very sacred to Buddhists and has been around for more than 1000 years.
In second place in the top 10 countries to visit 2020 version of Lonely Planet is the UK. It is no secret that England has many beautiful tours that are able to invite foreign tourists to come visit it.
England is not only famous for its empire and football, but also saves a lot of tourist attractions. Like the capital, London, which is known for its various historical and artistic attractions. You can walk through the glittering city of London, cross the Tower Bridge, take pictures in front of Bid Ben to visit Kesington Palace.
Besides London, you can also visit Wiltshire to see the majesty of Stonehenge. If you like nature tourism, you can visit the Lake District which is the largest National Park in England. You can see the beauty of the lake and the soothing green hills.
3. North Macedonia
The third country in the top 10 countries to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet is North Macedonia. This country is located on the Balkan Peninsula, Southern Europe. The country which was originally called Macedonia is bordered by Serbia and Kosovo to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south and Bulgaria to the east.
North Macedonia turns out to save a million interesting tours that can be visited in various seasons, you know. You can visit the capital of North Macedonia, Skopje and shop at the old market (Old Bazaar) that has existed since the Ottoman era in the 12th century. In addition, you can also visit the vast Lake Matka and cross it by boat.
If you visit in winter, you can come to Pelister National Park and snowboard there. Pelister National Park has been open since 1948 and presents the majestic Mount Pelister, Baba Mountains and two glacial lakes with beautiful views that can be enjoyed by camping on the edge.
Aruba is included in Lonely Planet’s top 10 countries to visit in 2020 and is in fourth place. Aruba is an island in the north of Venezuela. Aruba Island is one of three islands dubbed the Leeward Antilles ABC Islands, a series of islands south of the Lesser Antilles.
Oranjestad is the capital of Aruba which is known as a charming cruise port. You can walk among the colorful Dutch colonial buildings to explore museums and shops. In addition, you can also visit the beautiful north coast with calm waters and sparkling sand.
Not only exploring Oranjestad, those of you who like to dive can also dive in these Caribbean waters. This area is known for its beautiful coral reefs and unique marine life. Not only that, you can also dive into the wreck of a magnificent cruise ship in these waters.
The country, which had just changed its name to eSwatini in April 2018, turned out to be in the top 10 countries to be visited by Lonely Planet’s 2020 version. The country that was formerly known as Swaziland is a small royal country located in southern Africa and has no coast. eSwatini is bordered by Africa to the west and Mozambique to the east.
Even though it doesn’t have a beach, eSwatini has very beautiful natural scenery. There are many tourist destinations to visit and exciting activities to do, from the beautiful mountains along the Mozambique border to the savanna in the east and the rainforest in the northwest.
In addition, you can also try rafting on the Great Usutu River which is the longest river in eSwatini. This river has a strong current level that you can conquer.
6. Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country in Central America bordering Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches, mountains, lakes and biodiversity. This is what makes Costa Rica one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet.
For those of you who like adventure in the wild, visiting Costa Rica is the right choice. You can explore the beauty of Playa Jaco which has beautiful beaches and nature. In addition, there is Chirripo National Park which is rich in a variety of wildlife.
Who does not know the Netherlands? The country which has the nickname as the country of windmills is known to have many amazing tours. No wonder the Netherlands is included in the top 10 countries to be visited by Lonely Planet’s 2020 version.
Not only can you see the beauty of Kinderdijk Village, you can also walk along the beautiful Amsterdam Canal. For those of you who want to see the beauty of the tulips in bloom, come in spring at the Keukenhof Flower Garden.
Liberia is a country founded by the slaves of the United States. It is a country on the west coast of Africa and is bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast.
Entered in one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet, of course, Liberia offers a lot of anti-mainstream tourism that can be your consideration. You can visit Monrovia which is the capital of Liberia which has a national museum. For natural tourism, you can stop at Mount Nimba, Lake Piso to Sapo National Park which is the only national park in Liberia.
Morocco is a country located at the northern tip of Africa. Despite being in Africa, Morocco is different from other countries in Africa, which are mostly barren and hot. On the other hand, Morocco has a green, fertile, beautiful and beautiful environment. This is what makes it one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2020 according to Lonely Planet.
Not only rich in natural tourism, Morocco is also rich in religious and cultural tourism. Understand it because Morocco has a mixture of Arab, European and Berber. You can explore the beautiful city of Marrakech, Chefchaoven to religious tourism such as the Koutoubia Mosque and Hasan Tower.
Finally, Uruguay is included in the top 10 countries to visit in 2020 according to Lonely Planet’s version. This small country in Latin America turned out to be very interesting to explore. Not only is the beauty of the city of Montevideo rich in artistic buildings, but there are many beautiful beaches that can be visited, such as La Escollera, Atlantic Coast, Punta Del Este, Laguna Del Sauce and El Aguila.