Ready to get away from it all and book a 2024 vacation?
If you want to get away from it all and escape the crowds, then avoid the most popular destinations and look to trending destinations instead.
Booking.com has looked at the destinations that their customers are booking the most for 2024 right now.
These are the top 10 trending destinations for 2024:
Travel to Japan surged in popularity during 2023 with the large metropolitan cities of Tokyo and Japan attracting huge numbers of visitors.
This year Japan’s rural destinations are trending rather than its urban heart. Beppu is located in the Oita prefecture on the island of Kyushu and is best known for its onsen hot springs.
This is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The biggest attractions here are the visual spectacular of its themed springs which are designed to stimulate all of the senses.
Interested in the rich culture of the Netherlands but don’t want to jostle with the crowds in the over touristed capital of Amsterdam?
You’re not alone with the lesser-known town of Valkenberg trending for 2024 instead.
Valkenberg is located in the south of the country and is best known for its castle on the hill: a rare sight in a city as flat as the Netherlands. This is a pretty town with outstanding views and a rural location.
The town is surrounded by caves and exploring these is one of the most popular activities for tourists to the area. Gemeentegrot and Fluweelengrot are the biggest and best known.
Albania is a beautiful country and although not well-known Vlore is actually its third largest city.
It sits alongside the Albanian Adriatic and Ionian Sea Coasts making it the perfect spot for a beach vacation.
The glorious coastline is the main attraction here thanks to the crystal clear waters but the city also has a fascinating history. It was founded during the 6th century BC and many ancient buildings are still standing here.
And if you’re more interested in outdoor pursuits? You’re in luck. Vlore is close to the Llogara National Park which attracts climbers and hikers from all over the world.
Located in Saxony Eastern Germany, Chemnitz is a fascinating city with a rich cultural heritage.
The biggest attraction here is the industrial architecture which is reminiscent of that of Eastern Berlin but without the crowds.
Head to SMAC which is a museum for archeology for fascinating exhibits or learn more about the Industrial Revolution in Germany which began in the city.
Chemnitz has been named European Capital of Culture 2025 so now is the time to visit before the crowds descend and to get ahead of the trend.
Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand have been trending in 2023 thanks to their approach of only targeting the most affluent tourists but that doesn’t mean that you can’t explore the country on a budget.
Especially if you have a passion for the great outdoors.
Rotorua is in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island and its fascinating geothermal activity and outdoor activities are the main attraction.
Swim in heated pools, hike or bike through forests and woodlands, or learn more about the unique Maori culture which is incredibly active here.
If you’re looking for a palm tree-fringed, white sand patch of paradise, then Panglao is the trending spot for you. It boasts world-class diving spots and is also a great place for snorkeling.
This is a lesser-known spot, but it is also known for its lively nightlife and laidback island lifestyle. The pace is slow here but it’s a great place to immerse yourself in local crafts and culture.
Panglao is a great vacation destination if you’re looking to spend time outdoors and truly relax and unwind.
Want to visit the most trending spot in Australia? Avoid Sydney and Melbourne and head to the backpackers' hub of Cairns instead.
Cairns is a vibrant city with a laid-back feel. It is also the gateway to two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest.
Visit between June and August when the weather is mild and dry to explore all that this naturally beautiful location has to offer. The biodiversity of this incredible location is truly breathtaking.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Want to see Paris without crossing the Atlantic? Why not visit the ‘Paris of South America’ instead!
Buenos Aires is a vibrant, passionate city with so much to see and do. Of course the bars and dance floors are the most famous attractions of this trending city but there’s plenty for culture vultures to see and do too.
Explore beautiful art museums or uncover the city’s past in the Recoleta Cemetery. To explore the beautiful beauty and nature of the city visit the Reserva Ecologica.
Many of Buenos Aires best attractions are free or available at a low cost making it a great spot for budget travelers too.
Proof that you don’t have to travel far from home to visit this year’s trending destinations, you can travel to Portland and experience 2024’s hottest spots without leaving the U.S.
Portland is famed for being one of the greenest cities in America and it boasts a wide array of beautiful parks and gardens. Portland Japanese Garden is particularly stunning and well worth exploring. Then head to the cobblestoned streets of the Pearl District to explore the tiny stores and boutiques.
After the end of a hard day’s sightseeing, Portland is also well-known for its local craft breweries which are a great place to relax and unwind.
Mexico remains the most popular overseas destination for U.S. travelers but the beaches of the most popular resorts such as Cancun can be incredibly crowded especially during peak seasons.
Why not try the trending spot of Merida instead? This is a beautiful region famed for its tropical rainforests and rich cultural heritage. Visitors can explore the Uxmal archeological site and indulge in some of the best food in Mexico too.
Explore the vibrant markets of Lucas de Galvez or get closer to nature in the Celestun Biosphere Reserve.
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