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Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2019

Lonely Planet has unveiled its annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead and reveal the top 10 countries, cities, regions and best value places to visit in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019.

Each year, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel is selected by a panel of judges based on nominations from Lonely Planet’s vast community of editors, researchers, locals and influencers. The outcome is an eclectic list of destinations with unique, compelling and topical reasons to visit in the year ahead – as well as underlying travel trends to look for. Lonely Planet also selects the best New Openings, Places to Stay, Food Experiences and Attractions for Kids.

“These are the places to experience in 2019,” said Lonely Planet Destination Editor Trisha Ping. “They might be coming into their own, celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime event or simply have been overlooked for too long – whatever the reason, now is the time to plan a trip.”

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2019:

  1. Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. Shenzhen, China
  3. Novi Sad, Serbia
  4. Miami, USA
  5. Kathmandu, Nepal
  6. Mexico City, Mexico
  7. Dakar, Senegal
  8. Seattle, USA
  9. Zadar, Croatia
  10. Meknes, Morocco
Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions for 2019
  • Piedmont, Italy.
  • The Catskills, USA.
  • Northern Peru.
  • The Red Centre, Australia.
  • Scotland’s Highlands and islands.
  • Russian Far East.
  • Gujarat, India.
  • Manitoba, Canada.

Lonely Planet’s VP of Experience, Tom Hall, said: “Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2019 list showcases the European destinations which are worth planning a trip around right now. From cultural city breaks to awe-inspiring scenery, buzzing foodie destinations and the best spots to escape the crowds, there are a wealth of experiences to be enjoyed across the continent this summer. Whether they are firm holiday favourites that have something new to offer, or places you may never have come across, these destinations should be on any traveller’s wish list.”

Iuliia Tore