1. Rio de Janeiro
Rio has certainly been a popular destination recently. This past year, Rio de Janeiro hosted the 2013 World Youth Day and this upcoming summer they will be hosting many FIFA World Cup games, including the final! In 2016, this destination will also be the first South American city to host the Summer Olympics. But the excitement doesn’t end there, with beautiful landscape, laidback beach culture, and of course, Carnival, Rio de Janeiro has landed itself as our number one destination for 2014! Experience a guided adventure through Rio de Janeiro with our tours!
Travel across the pond to capture culture, music, fashion, politics, and explore one of the top Study Abroad destinations! Visit attractions like Big Ben, the London Eye, Kensington Palace, or even ride on an iconic red double-decker bus. Grab a few friends or make some new ones when you hit up the trendy bars and pubs! For more information about London, check out our London travel guides!
Kick the year off right in Amsterdam. The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam will take place January 17th through the 27th. But if fashion isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there is plenty of exciting things to do in this city! Be sure to check out what DJs are in town to get tickets for an unforgettable night! Just a heads up, Avicii and Skrillex will be around in February! But don’t worry hip hoppers, there’s more than just EDM. Before leaving this beautiful city, see the beautiful canals, magnificent museums, and dine on some yummy Dutch treats! For the best deals, plan ahead and use our FarePlay tool!
4. Cape Town
Cape Town finds itself as our No. 4 Must-See Destination for 2014! This city has much to offer for young travelers between its culture, wildlife, mountains and more. Or if you are looking for something to really get your blood pumping, shark cage diving is available and Cape Town is one of the best places to see the Great White Shark. But don’t let that scare you! You can also stay far away from the ocean and more time with a glass of wine – Cape Town is home to some of the world’s best wine producing vineyards! Take a tour to discover Cape Town!
Paris is the city of love and the capital of shopping. If that isn’t enough of a reason to travel, then what about the eclectic museums, divine cuisine and wines, and fabulous events and activities?! Picnic by the Eiffel Tower or watch the sunset while standing on the Love Lock bridge. Thinking about visiting more than just a few attraction, then be sure to purchase a tourist pass. For more information about Paris, check out our travel guides!
For those of you who don’t know, Tokyo is the world’s most populated city! Tokyo has unlimited choices for shopping destinations, entertainment, culture and dining experiences for all visitors. There are also many museums, temples, and gardens that are available to the public as well. Some of the top attractions include Tsukiji Fish Market, Koishikawa Korakuen, and Imperial Palace. Discover Tokyo on one of our tours!
Start your European adventure with Prague. As a major transport hub in Central Europe, be sure to take advantage of surrounding countries! Prague is a great destination to visit any time of year. With museums, monuments, events, easy to use transportation, and so much more, be sure to add Prague to your must-see destinations of 2014! We’ve also ranked Prague as the number one Eastern European city for Study Abroad!
Whether you want to indulge or watch your budget, Dubai has it all! Dubai has great food, countless shopping locations, and a lively nightlife! This excellent location also allows for travelers to easily (and inexpensively) visit nearby countries in either direction! Dubai also offers a wide range of hotels that suit every taste, whim and budget! Read about one of our blogger’s experience in Dubai.
Barcelona is a popular destination for many college students and there are MANY reasons why. With an incredible nightlife, the fun never stops. Meet friendly people from all over or from the area. Discover Spain like a local and have amazing memories to share with your friends and family back home. Visit parks, beaches, museums, and restaurants on any budget. For more information on Barcelona, check out our travel guides.
Andiamo a Roma! Grab your friends, family members, or travel alone. Rome should without a doubt be on your bucket list of places to see. Rome is known for its Summer Festival, so if you are looking for something to do after you graduate or before your internship, check it out! Rome is also packed with culture, history and food… yes, lots of food! Book a flight today – your taste buds will thank you!
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