Best travel destinations 2017

Where are the best travel destinations 2017? Haven’t decided whether to enjoy a staycation or an international vacation?  Be sure to check out The top 10 destinations 2017 by Kayak.

These are listed in several categories: trending, popular, beach, family and wallet-friendly.  Kayak compiled these lists based on 1+ billion site searches.  In addition, year over year increases in each category for the same search criteria were applied.  Thus, their methodology can be reviewed onsite.  Also, this map shows favorable booking timeframes for the best deals per destination.


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The top trending travel destinations 2017 are:

  1. Havana, Cuba
  2. Reykjavik, Iceland
  3. Auckland, New Zealand
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. Tokyo, Japan
  6. Cartagena, Columbia
  7. Lisbon, Portugal
  8. Medellin, Columbia
  9. Calgary, Canada
  10. Sydney, Australia

Note that Columbia makes it on to this list twice!


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Additional categories #1 placements for travel destinations 2017:

  • Beach – Maui, Hawaii (ranked #1)
  • Family – Orlando, Florida (home of Disney World)
  • Popular – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Wallet-friendly flights – Cartagena, Columbia

Columbia is listed twice in the travel destination 2017 list above and is also listed #1 for wallet-friendly.


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I wasn’t even planning on a trip but just reviewing these lists makes me get the itch to go.

As well, if you are inspired to take a trip, check out the destination books below:

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