Posted on Thu October 8, 2020.

Popular Destinations — World
From can’t-miss iconic cities to new surprises, these are the spots that travellers raved about most on Tripadvisor this year.

1  London, United Kingdom
From Shoreditch’s swaggering style to Camden’s punky vibe and chic Portobello Road, London is many worlds in one. The city’s energy means that no two days are the same. Explore royal or historic sites, tick off landmarks from your bucket list, eat and drink in... more
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Sir John Soane's Museum
Gods Own Junkyard
St. Dunstan in the East
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2 Paris, France
Everyone who visits Paris for the first time probably has the same punchlist of major attractions to hit: The Louvre, Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower, etc. Just make sure you leave some time to wander the city’s grand boulevards and eat in as many cafes, bistros... more
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Musee Marmottan Monet
Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont
Galerie Vivienne
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3 Crete, Greece
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is a paradise for tourists seeking sunshine, beaches, and culture. Chania lies on the northern coast of Crete. It’s the second largest city on the island and is served by an airport. Upon arrival, hire a car and...

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Elafonissi Beach
Greek National Football Museum
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete
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4 Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, or commune with the tropical creatures as you dive along coral ridges or the colorful wreck of a WWII war ship. On shore, the lush... more
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Kelingking Beach
Sekumpul Waterfalls
Luhur Batukaru Temple
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5 Rome, Italy
It’s nicknamed the Eternal City for a reason. In Rome, you can drink from a street fountain fed by an ancient aqueduct. Or see the same profile on a statue in the Capitoline Museum and the guy making your cappuccino. (Which, of course, you know never to order... more
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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
Quartiere Coppede
Parco Savello
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6 Phuket, Thailand
Phuket offers a rainbow spectrum of spectacular holiday sights from blue lagoons and pink sunsets to orange-robed monks. Three wheeled-Tuk Tuks, taxis, buses and long tailed boats transport visitors between these marvels. Phuket's south coast offers its most... more
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Freedom Beach
Yanui Beach
Soi Dog Foundation
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7 Sicily, Italy

The Mediterranean's biggest island is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Messina. A mountainous spot, Sicily's coast and its small islands sit at the foot of volcanoes, including Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano. The Greeks, Romans, Normans and Catalans... more
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Palazzo Conte Federico
Mount Etna
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
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8 Majorca, Balearic Islands
The dreamy island that provided inspiration to Chopin and Miró now has a reputation as a spring break beach destination. Don't worry, though, if you're holiday-making over elementary school spring break-- there's plenty for the younger crowd. Marineland's... more
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Catedral de Mallorca
Alcudia Old Town
Playa de Muro Beach
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9 Barcelona, Spain
Stroll Las Ramblas and enjoy Barcelona's unique blend of Catalan culture, distinctive architecture, lively nightlife and trendy, stylish hotels. You'll find Europe's best-preserved Gothic Quarter here, as well as amazing architectural works by Gaudi. La... more
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Casa Amatller
Torre Bellesguard
Museu d'Historia de Barcelona - MUHBA
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10 Istanbul, Turkey
Over the centuries, many cultures have added their mark to this prized piece of land. Today, you can experience those influences firsthand by exploring Istanbul’s mahalles (neighbourhoods). From the holy sites of Sultanahmet and the 19th-century European... more
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Rustem Pasha Mosque
Chora Museum
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum
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