Travel brings new experiences, exploration, and discovery of the various cultures that shape our world. With endless options, the first step is figuring out which destinations to visit.
Each year Google puts out a “year in search” report, showing the most researched destinations. We have rounded up the top 10 locations from 2022, and they will undoubtedly be some of the best vacation destinations in 2023. Get out that bucket list!
Top Vacation Destinations 2023
Both domestic and international spots grace the list of the best vacation destinations for travel in 2023.
London, UK – The Largest City in the United Kingdom
From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, famous historical sites abound.
Here you can walk the streets once traversed by literary greats, like Dickens and Shakespeare. Hop aboard a red double-decker bus to see the city from the road as you travel to the Globe Theatre, or climb aboard a boat and ride the River Thames that splits the city in two..
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Saigon, the Pearl of the Far East
Once the capital city of South Vietnam, Saigon officially changed its name to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in the 1970s. Here, amid millions of motorcycles, you can discover the culture of south Asia and learn the shocking history that led up to America’s involvement in the Vietnamese War.
Along the way, eat from the many street vendors providing unique and authentic cuisine..
Paris, France – The City of Love
Paris has so much, you will want to return year after year. Of course, visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Arc De Triomphe are musts, but don’t forget to stop at the Louvre to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa.
With 130 museums spread throughout the city, there’s no shortage of art, culture, and history..
Delhi, India – The Heart of India
Architecture that remains from a thousand years ago is one highlight of the Heart of India. There is no shortage of ancient structures to take in as you discover the range of cultures in Delhi.
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is 150 miles southwest, but trains are available that can zip you down for a day trip..
Toronto, Canada – Canada’s Largest City
The hub of eastern Canada, Toronto, has a little bit of everything. Book a helicopter tour to see the city, the agricultural land, and the natural beauty of nearby Niagara Falls.
If you’re not afraid of heights, be sure to catch the remarkable view from the iconic CN Tower..
Rome, Italy – The Eternal City
From the Colosseum, to the Pantheon, to the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s famous “The Last Judgment” painting, Rome is packed with sites to see.
The Roman empire shaped the world; it was here that much of modern technology, philosophies, and ways of life started.
Mumbai, India – The Hollywood of India
Home to Bollywood, which puts out twice as many movies every year than Hollywood, this coastal city is the largest in India.
Hire a rickshaw to get carted around the city. Experience the cuisine, visit the plethora of temples and pagodas, and see the elegant hanging gardens.
Vancouver, Canada – The City of Rain
Although the city gets a lot of rain, it mainly falls in winter. Summers are pleasant with plenty of sunshine. Experience the rainforests of British Columbia just outside of town and visit one of the many Asian markets throughout the city.
In the winter, you can head 75 miles north to hit the slopes at Whistler/Blackcomb, North America’s largest ski resort.
Lisbon, Portugal – The White City
From basilicas, to churches, to cathedrals, Lisbon is shaped by several-hundred-year-old architecture. Take it in while riding Tram 28 – the historic tram similar to those found in San Francisco – or from the funicular railways that head up and down the hills.
A culture-rich city on the Atlantic Coast, Lisbon’s baroque themes are seemingly endless.
New York, USA – The Big Apple
In the late 1700s, New York City was the country’s capital. Today, it’s the world’s business center with towering skyscrapers and plenty to do.
From Central Park, to the Empire State Building to Broadway, there’s something here for everyone.
Transportation is easy in a city designed with people in mind. If the subway can’t get you there, hailing a cab will.
Whether you seek adventure, culture, or relaxation, these top travel destinations of 2023 are sure to be a hit this year. Where will you visit?