The 10 best places to visit in 2024: The Ultimate Trafalgar Bucket List

Posted on 01/29/2024

Wondering where to travel in 2024? Get inspired by the Trafalgar bucket list, with 10 of the best places to visit in each month of 2024. From chasing the sun to following the festivals, here’s your Travel bucketlist for 2024. 

Kyoto, Japan

One of the best places to visit in 2024 is Kyoto. The mild March weather is perfect for exploring temples and festivities, where the Higashiyama district is lit up with lanterns and illuminated artworks. Enjoy a magical evening stroll along the glowing paths, witness the annual geisha dances, known as Miyako Odori, and indulge in seasonal cuisine like sansai and takenoko.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is your perfect April destination, as the city bursts into bloom with the tulip season. The nearby Keukenhof Gardens showcase millions of tulips, while Amsterdam’s canals and parks also light up in colorful flowers. The milder spring weather is perfect for strolling the cobblestone streets or enjoying a leisurely bike ride. From markets and music to boat parties on the canals, this is one of the biggest festivals in the Netherlands.

Sicily, Italy

As Europe warms up, Sicily offers the perfect climate in May. The island’s Mediterranean climate brings sunny days and cool evenings, ideal for exploring ancient Greek temples, Mount Etna, charming towns, seasonal cuisine, and the beautiful beaches. Sicily’s landscapes are awash with wildflowers in May, and you can catch traditional festivals, where the streets are carpeted in intricate flower petal artworks.

South Africa

With sparse vegetation and animals congregating around water sources, you’ll enjoy exceptional game viewing in iconic parks like Kruger National Park. The cooler temperatures are ideal for outdoor activities, from hiking in the Drakensberg to exploring the Cape Winelands. 

Tromsø, Norway

With the Midnight Sun high in the sky, July is an extraordinary time to visit Tromsø in far northern Norway. You can explore the region’s breathtaking fjords, mountains and islands, under 24 hours of surreal daylight. Go kayaking, spot whales, enjoy the summer festivals, and bask in the pleasant temperatures. 

Edinburgh, Scotland

In August the city bursts with energy as artists, comedians, and performers take to the streets and venues, providing endless entertainment for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Alongside the Fringe, the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo offer remarkable cultural experiences. 

Porto, Portugal

As the European summer rush dwindles, September is the perfect time to discover Porto. The crowds have gone home and you’ll get perfectly mild weather for strolling along the Douro River and tasting the world-famous Port wine at its source. Be sure to catch the Festival do Douro and enjoy the season’s harvest and local flavors, wine tastings in cellars, and river cruises.

Canadian Rockies, Canada

As fall sets in and the summer crowds gone, you can enjoy a more tranquil experience at popular spots like Banff and Jasper National Parks. Wildlife viewing is at its prime, with elk and deer in their mating season. If you’re lucky, you could even witness the first aurora borealis displays as the nights darken.

Cusco, Peru

November is the perfect time to explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in a more relaxed way. The weather is pleasantly mild and the surrounding Sacred Valley is lush green. You’ll also have the chance to see local cultural festivals like Todos los Santos (All Saints Day), with traditional foods and celebrations. 

Vienna, Austria

What better destination to close out the year than Vienna? The city is magical in December as it fully embraces the festive spirit. The cobbled streets are draped in glowing lights and glittering decorations, and the Christmas markets overflow with mulled wine, gingerbread and carolers. You can also explore the city’s regal history, like the opulent Schönbrunn Palace or catch a show at the world-famous opera house. 

Feeling inspired? There’s no better time to book! 

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