Underrated Travel Destinations You Need to Visit

Most people have a list of places they want to travel to. And most of these lists contain popular European destinations. While you may be eager to hop on a plane to Paris, London, or Hawaii, why not check out these underrated travel destinations? The world’s a big place, get to know more than just the popular.

Cappadocia, Turkey

Sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey, with balloons and typical fairy chimney

DF - Turkey 2If you find yourself to be  Europe-loving junkie at heart, you should add Turkey onto your “To-Go-To” list. This underrated destination is filled with gorgeous landscapes and even more rustic cities. Cappadocia for instance is home to cave churches, rock buildings, and beautiful hiking trails. It’s also known for being a hot air ballon hot spot, thanks to its breathtaking views.

Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

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Why take a romantic moonlight stroll on the beach, when you can literally touch the stars? It’s here on Vaadhoo Island, a part of the Maldives located in the Indian Ocean, that tourists can take a literally-starlit stroll. Although no, the stars haven’t fallen onto this tiny island. Rather phytoplankton has created this glowing trail along the coast.

Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan

DF - BhutanIf you’re looking for a peaceful getaway go no further than Bhutan (it’s located on the east of the Himalayans sandwiched between China and India). Known for giant mountains, luscious green rice fields, a captivating culture, and nothing short of glorious temples, Bhutan is a definite underrated travel destination. One of its most popular temples is known as the Tiger’s Nest, located on a rock 9,600 ft. above sea level!

Dubrovnik, Croatia

DF - CroatiaAre you a fan of Game of Thrones? Then this is a must-go for places to visit. This town in Croatia is used as King’s Landing and the locations of Daenerys Targaryen. But that’s not all it’s famous for, it’s even been ranked to own one of the top 5 beaches in the Mediterranean. Go hiking, sailing, or kayaking. No matter what part of Dubrovnik you’re in, you’ll always be given a chance to bask in its beautiful culture and gorgeous landscape.

Aruba

DF - ArubaYou may hear summer getaways including the likes of Hawaii, Cancun, and Jamaica, but let’s not forget the tiny island of Aruba. This colourful island is filled with aloe leaves, colourful streets, and amazing beaches. It’s even known to have the most sunny days compared to any other place in the Caribbean. And on average, it’s about 30 degrees celsius (85 degrees fahrenheit) year round!

Victoria Falls in Africa

DF - Victoria FallsThis magnificent waterfall borders Zimbabwe and Zambia. Between September to December this waterfall isn’t just a natural attraction, it in turn becomes a natural swimming pool. Known as the “Armchair” or the “Devil’s Pool,” tourists are able to swim precariously close to the edge of the falls. And we mean: very close.

Blue Lagoon Spa in Iceland

DF - IcelandAlways remember Iceland is the green one, Greenland is the ice one. In this beautiful destination, tourists can visit this natural geothermal spa. Indulge in some heated water amongst a backdrop of mountains. And at night, take in the sights of the Aurora Borealis.

Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

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DF - Portugal WellThis castle-like structure is a beautiful getaway in the country of Portugal. With a location that boasts beautiful gardens, wonderful architecture, and even a number of tunnels that lead into secret grottos. There are even two wells located on the site that were believed to house Tarot initiation rites.

The beauty of this underrated travel destination is that you can have an adventure and get lost within such a small area. Explore, indulge, and learn up on the country’s history.

 Zhangye Danxia Landform, Gansu, China

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The country may be famous for the Great Wall of China but this natural landscape is easily overlooked by tourists. Known as the Rainbow Mountains this sight is made in part thanks to  layers of lava, pumice, ash, and minerals.

Tell us…

Which of these underrated destinations would you want to travel to?

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