You can find incredible places to visit all around the globe with some of the most popular destinations including France, Spain, the USA, Dubai and Thailand which attract millions of tourists every year.

These countries have world famous tourist attractions but what about if you are looking for somewhere alternative to these mainstream destinations? You can find so many countries blessed with stunning national parks, mountains, beaches, deserts, and other natural wonders.

If you are in need of inspiration for where to visit we have put together a collection of breathtaking and unique destinations that are definitely worth visiting.


1. Best for Views: Santorini

Santorini is believed by many scientists and scholars of the past to be the location of the legendary lost city of Atlantis – and it's not hard to see why. 

Dark-sand beaches, spectacular landscapes,, and its unique geological formation make this one of the most incredible places in not only Greece but throughout the Mediterranean.

Santorini is one of the most alluring destinations in the world with so many amazing hotels and places to stay, perfect for a romantic break away. Although Santorini especially during summer gets really crowded with tourists, it really is somewhere you have to visit at least once in your life.

You will be able to get spectacular photos of the cliffs and see the famous views of Santorini which are best viewed from the top of a hill at sunset. When evening arrivesyou can explore the scenic narrow streets in search of somewhere special to eat.

There are lots of boat trips and excursions available too where you can see the island's landscape in its entirety.

 View Greece tours to discover the spectacular Greek islands for yourself.


2. Best for Lifestyle: Monaco

Monaco harbour

One of the most glamorous and luxury locations on earth is just two square kilometers in size.

Monaco has a beautiful ocean views, and Le Rocher (The Rock) – a dramatic promontory overlooking the Mediterranean sea. But it’s not just the natural beauty that makes the second smallest country in the world so seductive. Monaco is a hotspot for hedonism and lavish lifestyles as well.

Arriving at the popular choice by helicopter or yacht, one is transported to the boutique-lined, casino-fuelled glitz and glamor of this microstate on the French Riviera. 

However, beyond its luxurious facade, Monaco offers a lot of activities to indulge in. From exploring the opulent Monte Carlo Casino to witnessing the excitement of the Formula One Grand Prix, there's never a dull moment. Additionally, visitors can stroll through the charming streets of the old town, visit the magnificent Prince's Palace, or indulge in high-end shopping at the boutiques along Avenue des Beaux-Arts. For those seeking the top things to do in Monaco, the options are endless, offering a blend of sophistication and excitement for every traveler.v

If you have a some more time you could travel along the beautiful south coast of France taking in gems like Nice, Antibes and Cannes. 


3. Best for Scenery: New Zealand

There are so many reasons to visit New Zealand, this country might look a long way from almost everywhere but plan a trip and you won't regret it. New Zealand has friendly people, a laidback lifestyle and plenty of things to see and do for adventure seekers.

On both the nort and south islands there are a dazzling wealth of breathtaking landscapes, from beaches, islands, glaciers, fjords and some of the best ski slopes on the planet. 

Some of the most beautiful places to check out include Hobbiton, Cathedral Cove, Waikato River, Lake Taupō, Cape Reinga, Milford Sound and Aoraki / Mount Cook.

In addition, New Zealand is also one of the safest countries in the world and very easy to travel, making it accessible to everyone. Whether you are planning round the world gap year, a backpacking adventure or you just want a holiday with a difference, you can enjoy the ultimate trip in New Zealand.


4. Best for Outdoor Adventures: Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile

Is Chile on your travel bucket list? If not, it should be. No trip to South America is complete without a visit to the continent’s longest and thinnest country.

Chile is perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. In this elongated South American country, you’ll discover vineyards and deserts, spectacular national parks, remote islands, and idyllic beaches as well as a captivating culture.

Nature, culture, activities, friendly people and tasty cuisine are just a few more reasons to visit this country.

 Chile is also fantastic value for money for accommodation and sightseeing activities.

If you love nature then a trip to the Torres del Paine Nationa Park in Patagonia will leave you awestruck.


5. Best for History: Tunisia

Tunisia ancient Roman amphitheater

Time for somewhere you really might not have considered. 

Although countries like Italy and Greece get all the attention, Tunisia is a country steeped in rich history with ancient temples and a great value for money destination. Did you know that Tunisia has been one of the main centers of Mediterranean culture for 3,000 years?

From bazaars to beach resorts, monuments, and gourmet cuisine, Tunisia is a diverse country and somewhere you really should consider for your next break away.

Being the home of the ancient city of Carthage you can expect a fusion of history, ruins and archtecture that will amaze you. You will get to learn more about the influence of various civilizations over the decades, from the Berbers to the Romans.

Some of the most popular tourist attractions to add to your sightseeing itinerary include the Amphitheatre of El Jem, Ribat of Monastir, Baths of Antoninus, Bulla Regia and the Ruins of Kerkouane.

Safety has also increased in recent years, and family holidays and cruises here are becoming more popular. 


Start Planning Your Next Trip

The world is full of rich natural and man-made wonders, be it vibrant history and culture or stunning nature in its uniqueness and splendor. These 5 places all around the globe are just begging to be explored, so what are you waiting for?