Fifty destinations made the annual “Best in Travel” list of trending destinations for the coming year across five categories – sustainable, value, cities, countries and regions – to mark the travel publisher’s 50th anniversary.
Meanwhile, The Midwest of the US led the best “value” list with its “old warehouses transformed into art studios, new eco-design hotels and many Michelin-starred restaurants”, followed by one of Europe’s most affordable countries, Poland, and Central America’s Nicaragua.
The night trains of Europe were also showcased for their carbon-conscious travel networks.
“Our picks for this year seek to both inspire and follow the instincts of 2024’s traveller,” said executive editor Nitya Chambers. “Best in Travel is Lonely Planet’s heart and soul of travel inspiration, responding to the enthusiasm of travellers who want to explore the world in a way that is authentic, led by local guidance and has sustainable values at its core.
“With new takes on iconic destinations and 50 fresh ideas across five categories, we’re confident Best in Travel opens up a year of incredible adventures.”
Lonely Planet’s best in travel 2024
- Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
- Wales Trails
- The Portuguese Way, Caminho Portgues de Santiago