Every year National Geographic consolidates and creates a list based upon inputs from its Editors and Explorers, the people who do work for NG (National Geographic in short) and then compile a list of destinations and experiences you should not miss out on. What does this mean for you?

If you have been looking for a place to travel too, but until now were not sure where then perhaps the list of places below might be of use to you in selecting a place to go. The list for 2019 contains a total of 28 destinations split across four different categories including;

  • Cities
  • Nature
  • Culture
  • Adventure

This list absolutely covers the span of it all. Travel to these destinations and you’ll be in for a mix of inspiration, cultural connections, and amazing experiences.

That being said here is the list for 2019:


  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Salvador, Brazil
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Matera, Italy
  • Perth, Australia
  • Mexico City, Mexico


  • Peruvian Amazon
  • Montenegro
  • Belize
  • Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
  • South Walton County, Florida
  • Fanjingshan, China
  • Tahiti, French Polynesia


  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Hoang Lien Son, Vietnam
  • Galway, Ireland
  • Bauhaus Trail, Germany
  • Oakland, California
  • Vevey, Switzerland
  • Dordogne, France


  • Greenland
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico
  • Isla de los Estados, Argentina
  • Macedonia
  • Canterbury Region, New Zealand
  • Caño Cristales River, Colombia
  • Oman

If you are looking for an adventure Greenland is the place to goThis list covers a variety of places, cultures, climates, and peoples. If you have been to one of these places, we would love to know in the comments below. What are your thoughts? Would you recommend it and what did you experience?

Aside from the above places, we were curious to find out what the previous year’s list was. Perhaps that may give you some inspiration in regards to places to travel to on your list for this year as well.

Here is National Geographics best of the world destinations for 2018:


  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tbilisi, Georgia


  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Friesland, Netherlands
  • Harar, Ethiopia
  • Labrador, Canada
  • Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Tétouan, Morocco
  • Vienna, Austria


  • Albania
  • Jordan Trail, Jordan
  • Jujuy Province, Argentina
  • Madagascar
  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Ruaha NP, Tanzania
  • Seoraksan National Park, South Korea

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