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List of Popular Vacation Destinations in the World

Kundan Pandey Sep 29, 2019
From Australia to America, there are too many places that rank on a traveler's agenda. This Vacayholics post includes a list of popular vacation destinations to visit in each continent of the world.
So many beautiful places to see, and just one lifetime―it seems a bit unfair to those who have been bitten by the travel bug. Traveling is a passion that can really get out of control for many, seeing as our beautiful planet has so much to offer.
In this post, we're listing places that are a must-visit, owing to their history, cultural value, scenic beauty, or recreation options. So, if you're wondering about your next holiday destination, just pick one out of the many listed here.


Asia, the world's largest continent, encompasses some of the world's fastest growing economies. More than half of the world's population resides in Asia, a continent of diverse cultures.
  • Beijing, China
  • Lhasa, Tibet
  • Goa, India
  • Halong Bay, Vietnam
  • Udaipur, India

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  • Bali, Indonesia

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  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai, China
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Manila, The Philippines
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Yangon, Myanmar
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • The Maldives


If you're in Africa, you will first be in awe of the culture of Africa and its magnificent land, deserts and amazing landscape, not to mention the diverse wildlife. Do visit some of these top vacation spots in the Africa.

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  • Egypt
  • Okavango Delta, Botswana

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  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
  • Garden Route, South Africa
  • The Seychelles, Indian Ocean
  • Madagascar, Indian Ocean
  • The Great Rift Valley, East Africa
  • Serengeti/Masai Mara National Park, Tanzania/Kenya
  • The Great Dunes, Namibia
  • Marrakech, Morocco

Northern America

Northern America is home to some of the most beautiful summer vacation spots; we're listing the most popular ones here:
  • Walt Disney World - Orlando, Florida
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Washington DC
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
  • Edmonton, Canada
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Quebec City, Canada
  • New York City

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  • Las Vegas
  • Alaska

South America

South America is hot and sunny but offers some of the most marvelous places to visit. The continent is home to some of the most enthralling vacations spots in the world.

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  • Amazon Rainforest, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Rio de Janerio, Brazil
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • Kaieteur Falls, Guyana
  • San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
  • Santiago, Chile
  • La Paz, Bolivia


Europe is a backpacker's ultimate dream. Here are some of the most beautiful European vacation spots:
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Venice, Italy
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Athens, Greece
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • London, United Kingdom
  • Paris, France
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Rome, Italy


The smallest continent of the world, Australasia comprises Australia and New Zealand, along with some Pacific Islands. The region known for its unique landscape. It is also home to some of the most romantic getaways in the world.
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • The Twelve Apostles, Australia
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Uluru, Australia
  • The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • Tasmania, Australia
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Milford Sound, New Zealand


Owing to the harsh climate, most visitors to Antarctica include scientists and researchers. However, some spots that are very popular among those who go on Antarctic expeditions are:
  • Hope Bay
  • Paradise Bay
  • Wiencke Island
  • King George Island, South Shetland Islands
  • Livington Island
  • Deception Island
  • Lemaire Channel
Choose any of these places and be ready to experience life at its fullest. Happy traveling!