2023 Destinations To Travel


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These are 2023’s hottest destinations, according to TripAdvisor

Backpacker favourites and island paradises feature heavily in the review site’s 2023 predictions

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Ed Cunningham

Wondering where everyone’ll be jetting off to this year? Where’s gonna be trendy? Where’s going to be hot? Well, wonder no more. TripAdvisor has crunched the numbers to figure out which destinations will be trending the most this year.

As part of its ‘Best of the Best’ awards, TripAdvisor has analysed year-on-year growth in interest on its site in destinations around the world. According to the review site’s study, the trendiest ones are those that have seen biggest uptick in clicks over the past 12 months.

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And so, according to those metrics, the hottest destination of 2023 is… Cuba! The largest island in the Caribbean is apparently having a bit of a moment. From its old-world architecture to its unparalleled nightlife scenes, Cuba is certainly worth the hype – just see our own lengthy list of all the best stuff to see and do on the island.

Next up in TripAdvisor’s list is Hoi An in Vietnam, a city renowned for its old trading port and pretty waterways, while third was tropical paradise Mauritius. Here’s the full top ten most trending destinations in 2023.

  1. Cuba
  2. Hoi An, Vietnam
  3. Mauritius
  4. Siem ReapCambodia
  5. Chiang MaiThailand
  6. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  7. FesMorocco
  8. Baku, Azerbaijan
  9. Kathmandu, Nepal
  10. KrakowPoland

A pretty interesting list, right? It looks like 2023 will see the return of several backpacking favourites and idyllic island spots. If you’d like to find out more about TripAdvisor’s list of trending destinations, you can read the full thing here – then read our own list of the best city breaks in Europe for 2023.

ICYMI: here’s where you should travel in 2023 according to the Guardian and the New York Times.

Plus: How to save money, beat the crowds and travel better in 2023 

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