I’ve left no stone unturned to find Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2020 for family travel. Some make the list because I believe they’ll be a good value in 2020. While others because they’re destinations that are still under the radar…at least for now!
If you haven’t planned your 2020 family holidays yet, there is a quiz at the end of the post. Take it to get insight into your family’s travel personality!
Here are my Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2020. They’re listed in no particular order.
Situated on America’s North Atlantic Coast, this capital city of Guyana is culturally connected to the English-speaking Caribbean region. Georgetown is by far Guyana’s biggest city and a place all visitors will spend at least some of their time.
There’s little to see beyond a smattering of museums, churches, and colonial curiosities Georgetown is no backwater, and its restaurants and nightlife reflect that, lending a distinctly cosmopolitan edge to the general chaos of a modern Guyanese city. Click here to find out what you can do!
Guyana’s visa policy includes a list of many visa-exempt countries, so if your nation is on the list, you can travel visa-free and stay for up to 90 days! If not, you need to apply for a visa at the Guyana embassy. I recommend that you contact the issuing authority since it will be the most reliable source of information.
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Located along the coast of the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and home to a wide range of people and cultures. Known for its beaches, islands, seafood, and music, the city is brimming with a variety of activities for every type of tourist.
Dar es Salaam’s architecture is a mixture of African, Arab, Indian and German. Despite its notorious traffic jams, the city has managed to maintain a low-key, down-to-earth feel.
In November 2018, Tanzania introduced the eVisa system to allow citizens of certain nationalities to apply online for a Single Entry or Multiple Entry visa to enter Tanzania. The cost of the Tanzania single entry e-Visa is USD 50, and for the multiple entry e-Visa, it is USD 100.
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Palawan Islands, Philippines
Palawan is the largest island in the Palawan Province, in Western Philippines. The capital Puerto Princesa is known for the biodiverse Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, where boats run along an underground river through vast caves. Head farther out in the Sulu Sea, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park has reefs teeming with marine life.
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Straddling the glacier-fed Lakes Thun and Brienz and capped by the pearly white peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, the town is the gateway to Switzerland’s fabled Jungfrau region and the country’s hottest adventure destination bar none.
If the touristy town itself leaves you cold, the mountains on its doorstep will blow your mind, particularly if you’re abseiling waterfalls, thrashing white water or gliding soundlessly above 4000m summits.
Switzerland is a Schengen Area member and you may require a Schengen visa. To find out if you need to apply, you can go here.
Related Post – Best Road Trip: A Two Week Switzerland Itinerary
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Reykjavik is the largest city in Iceland. The capital of the country, this southwestern city sits right on the water. Reykjavik is the most northerly capital and combines colorful buildings, quirky, creative people, eye-popping design, wild nightlife, and a capricious soul.
The food isn’t too bad either – just check out this post from Iuliya Wong about Best Things & Places to Eat in Reykjavik
Like Switzerland, Iceland is part of the Schengen Agreement. Click here to find out where you can apply for the visa.
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Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It’s also a gateway to massive Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park.
Also near the water is the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, displaying Southeast Asian and Pacific art, plus a pearling lugger and other seafaring vessels.
The Australian ETA allows the holder to travel to Australia as many times as required within the validity period of 1 year after issued. The maximum length of each visit is 90 days Per Entry
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina is the perfect winter sun holiday destination you are looking for! There is always something happening here – football, music, and indulging in fine steak and wine! This exuberant capital city has something fun for everyone.
For a megalopolis, Buenos Aires is remarkably child-friendly. On sunny weekends Palermo’s parks bustle with families taking walks and picnicking, while shopping malls fill with strollers. Museums and theme parks are also popular destinations.
The Argentina Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA / AVE) allows Multiple Entry into the country within a period of 3 subsequent months, with one possible renewal authorization for 3 additional months afterward.
Only holders of a valid US B2 Visa or Schengen Visa are eligible for an Argentina ETA (AVE) – visas must have a validity of at least 90 days after arrival from Argentina.
Travelers must have their passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival and have at least 1 page available for stamping.
Related Post – 8 Things to do in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Shillong is a hill station in northeast India and the capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s known for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park. Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by walking trails. North, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous
Cultures features displays on the region’s native people. Waterfalls include the Elephant Falls to the southwest. East of here, forested Shillong Peak offers city views.
Travelers can apply for a Tourist eVisa with either 1 month, 1 year or 5 years of validity, allowing for double or multiple entries, according to the validity.
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s busy capital, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists.
On its walkable riverfront, lined with parks, restaurants, and bars, are the ornate Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, displaying artifacts from around the country. At the city’s heart is the massive, art deco, Central Market
With the new e-Visa, travelers are authorized to enter Cambodia for up to three months without any visa issuance at airports in Cambodia or consulates abroad.
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Castries, St Lucia
St. Lucia is no ordinary island. For hundreds of years, this bubbling, brooding volcanic mass of an island has been a melting pot of cultures. Her landscape is as diverse as her heritage – beaches, jungles, and mountains whisper echoes of her colorful pirate history and colonial past.
Citizens of some nations who can travel to Saint Lucia without a visa and stay between 15 to 180 days, depending on nationality. A few nationalities can stay indefinitely.
All that is required upon arrival is a passport, and in some cases, an ID card is sufficient.
People from certain countries can obtain a visa on arrival. There are 50 such nationalities, and the document grants a 6-week stay.
For those who are not eligible need to go to the nearest Saint Lucia diplomatic mission and submit an application there.
Related Post – 20 Best Things to do in St. Lucia
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