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These Are The 7 Most Underrated Travel Destinations For 2024

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Looking for travel inspiration for your 2024 travels?

While the most popular destinations around the world are popular for a reason, it can be refreshing to travel somewhere off the beaten path instead.

Some of these underrated destinations can be a bit more challenging, but the reward is worth the effort.

Wroclaw Poland

Others on this list simply don't receive the recognition they deserve when stacked up against the most popular travel destinations.

Here are the most underrated destinations for 2024 to add to your bucket list ASAP.

1. Poland

Woman in poland street

One of the most underrated places to travel in Europe is Poland.

This Eastern European gem is gaining in popularity, but it's still overshadowed by more popular countries and doesn't make the cut for many European travel itineraries.

However, Poland should absolutely be on your list of places to travel.

I visited for the first time this past December and was blown away by how gorgeous Poland was (especially around the holidays when the cities are transformed with lights, decorations, and festive Christmas markets!)

There's so much to discover in Poland, with tons of charming cities like Krakow, Wroclaw, and Gdansk. Poland is also incredibly affordable and extremely safe.

2. El Salvador

Santa Ana Volcano

Being a very small country, El Salvador often takes a backseat to the other power players in Central America, such as Costa Rica and Guatemala.

But you really shouldn't skip El Salvador.

The country has worked hard to become a safe, beautiful, and welcoming destination for travelers.

From the great surfing beaches on the Pacific coast to the country's natural wonders like Coatepeque Lake and Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador is worth a trip in 2024.

Its small size also makes it perfect for a week-long getaway.

3. Georgia

Panoramic View Of Old Town Tbilisi, Georgia, Transcontinental Caucasus Region Between Europe And Asia

The country of Georgia is another one of the most underrated travel destinations to check out this year.

Although it remains under the radar for most travelers, it's only a matter of time before this country in the Caucasus explodes in popularity.

Georgia has a cool capital city, Tbilisi, and tons of amazing natural beauty.

And it's an up-and-coming wine tourism destination where you can tour vineyards and enjoy local wine for extremely affordable prices.

4. Sri Lanka

Sunrise over jungle in Sri Lanka

Next up, Sri Lanka is an underrated destination to add to your travel bucket list.

Although the small country recently set a new tourism record (at over 150,000 annual visitors), it's still well off the radar for most travelers.

This small Asian island nation located in the Indian Ocean is known for packing a diverse array of sights, attractions, and landscapes into a relatively small area.

5. Montenegro

Female Tourist Observing The Sveti Stefan Resort Island In Montenegro, On The Adriatic Section Of The Mediterranean Sea, South Eastern Europe, Balkan Peninsula

If you're looking for a less crowded, less expensive alternative to Greece or Croatia this summer, look no further than Montenegro.

Although this small Balkan country has a healthy tourism industry dominated by European travelers, American tourists have yet to discover it.

This means fewer crowds (especially if you travel in the shoulder season of May or late September) and lower prices, along with gorgeous beaches, historic towns, and great national parks.

6. Bolivia

milky way and starry sky over the salt flat of Uyuni, Bolivia, with 2 SUVs parked on the reflective lake surface.

This landlocked South American nation is often overshadowed by its neighbor, the tourism powerhouse Peru.

But it's well worth visiting this stunning country in 2024.

I visited Bolivia in 2023 and was surprised and amazed by how much I enjoyed my time there.

This is the ultimate destination for adventure junkies, with bucket list experiences like cycling the infamous Death Road, off-roading on the Uyuni Salt Flats, exploring the Witches' Market in La Paz, and more.

7. Cyprus

Fig Tree Bay in Protaras, Cyprus

Finally, Cyprus is one of the best underrated destinations for travelers.

Geographically located in the Middle East but part of the EU and more culturally European, Cyprus is a small island in the Mediterranean that is currently trending.

Although it's slowly growing in popularity as more travelers discover the country's beautiful beaches and year-round warmer weather, Cyprus still remains an underrated destination.

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Nan Crumlish

Wednesday 13th of March 2024

Some very wise advice there, but you forgot to say these places have weird languages all their own. It can be scary listening to them talking fast.


Monday 11th of March 2024

Actually Dubrovnik is more expensive, so close by. Montenegro is almost the same.


Monday 11th of March 2024

Montenegro is more expensive than Greece


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

@Eden, I think it depends where you go in each country. Montenegro as a whole is cheaper than some of the most popular Greek destinations like Santorini and Mykonos. Some towns in Montenegro around the Bay of Kotor have gotten to be pricier, especially during the summer, but there are still lots of affordable places.