There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of booking a holiday just after the festive period to help get you through the miserable winter months. Whether you’re booking a last-minute winter escape to the sun or your annual summer holiday, there are some top travel destinations that are going to be the trendiest places to visit in 2018. Here is some travel inspiration to help you escape the January blues.
This cosmopolitan city in South Africa has it all. From, the rocky mountains that slope down to a peninsula of golden white beaches into a glittering sea, to the abundance of wildlife. Cape Town is home to the infamous Table Top Mountain where you can take a cable car to the top whilst watching Zebras and Wildebeest in their natural habitat. With hip bars, art galleries and amazing restaurants, this city has a cool urban edge and is one to visit in 2018.
This unique Polish city is the perfect budget break. Gdansk is one of Poland’s prettiest seaside cities and one that is full of heritage and history. The streets are filled with colourful period properties and quaint interesting shops. And, after Prince William and Kate Middleton graced their presence on a royal tour there last year, this little Polish gem has become a top travel destination to visit in 2018.
Forget Dubrovnik or Split, 2018 is all about the Croatian fishing village of Rovinj. Situated on the West coast of the Istrian Peninsula, this picturesque town is well worth a visit. With colourful houses rising from the sea and old cobbled streets filled with bustling bars, galleries and restaurants, Rovinj really is a top travel destination to visit. For those who want to explore a little further, there are 14 islands that are a part of the Rovinj archipelago.
Looking for a beach break in just under a three-hour flight? The authentic Spanish town of Nerja is a popular destination to visit in 2018. Expect white sandy Blue Flag beaches, nightlife and lots of history in this Mediterranean gem situated on the Costa Del Sol.
Fancy escaping further afield? Then the colourful island of Sri Lanka is on our top travel destinations to visit in 2018 list. This picturesque island situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean offers travellers beautiful beaches and plenty of UNESCO-listed historical sites such as cave temples and Buddhist stupas. For the beach lovers, stay in Arugam Bay, this seaside resort is brimming with culture, wildlife, surf and parties.
The cultural capital of Portugal, Lisbon is ranking as one of Europe’s most popular city breaks amongst tourists. And, it’s not surprising with a winning combination of art, culture, beaches and great cuisine. It’s perfect for a long weekend with friends, family or your S.O as Lisbon offers something for everyone. Why not extend your trip and see what else Portugal has to offer by hiring a car and driving to the beautiful Algarve.
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