The 2018 traveler year begins, so it is also time to take the calendar and the pen and start looking at dates to fit all the trips we have dreamed about for so long. Although we know that, like any list, all the options are very subjective and depend a lot on each one of us, we wanted to make a list with what we believe are the 10 best trips for 2018, with all the practical information necessary to prepare the trip, we hope that they serve as examples or help you in the preparation.
The 10 Best Trips For 2018 You Must Try
We could say that Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, in addition to having one of the best cuisines on the planet. A route through the country could begin in its capital, Mexico City, and then travel by bus to some of the most beautiful colonial cities in the country such as San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Zacatecas or Guadalajara.
This area, and in general the whole country, is reputed to be dangerous. After our experience, we have to say that at no time during the days we spent in Mexico, we had any sense of danger, indeed, we always moved with the camera and mobile phones in hand and we felt totally safe. Also, because of this, we talked with several locals and intuited that insecurity is more centered in the northern zone and usually due to drug trafficking issues.
If you have more time in this Mexico for free you can go to Oaxaca or follow the route by rental car through the states of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan, with some of the best places to visit in Mexico. In this tourist area, you can find the spectacular ancient Mayan cities, fantastic cenotes, and beaches with transparent waters in which to spend the last days of the trip in a relaxed way. Continue Reading Tips for Winter Travel to Europe
Iceland is a paradise for lovers of landscapes and one of the trips that surely does not leave you indifferent. Surrounding the island by car along Highway 1, stopping at places of greatest tourist interest, it can take you between 10 days and two weeks, although if you have less time do not worry, with a week you can also consider a complete tour, eliminating some of the most remote areas. Something to keep in mind is that in Iceland there is not much hotel infrastructure, so it is very important to book early or plan a motorhome trip or, if you go in the warmer time, tent.
During the days of the trip you will have the opportunity to make incredible trekking routes, walk through glaciers, see black sand beaches, volcanoes, the impressive Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon , waterfalls such as Seldjalanfoss, Detifoss or Godafoss , see whales or puffins, surprise you in front to landscapes of another planet such as Landmannalaugar or bathe in hot springs, surrounded by the wildest nature. You dare?
The best time to travel to Iceland, if you want to travel the island in its entirety with the summer months, although any time is good to travel to Iceland, provided the cold is not an impediment for you.
Japan is one of those countries that surprise and fall in love equally. A perfect combination of future and tradition, and without any doubt one of the best trips for 2018. A full route through Japan, from Kyoto to Tokyo, can take you between 2 and 3 weeks, as long as you travel by train.
On a trip through the major tourist attractions of the country, you can visit the impressive temples of Kyoto, the mountain villages of Takayama and Shirakawa-go, the beautiful island of Miyajima, cities such as Tokyo or Osaka or the impressive Himeji Castle.
With an unbeatable gastronomy, which includes the best sushi and fresh fish in the world, ramen, sashimi, tempura or Kobe meat, this becomes another of the great reasons to choose Japan as one of the most incredible trips you can imagine. And if you’re worried about the language, we advise you to forget it. In Japan, the kindness and willingness to help the Japanese compensate for any language barrier. It would be your best trips in 2018.
We could say that any time is good to travel to Japan , since it is a country in which each season of the year framed a special moment for the country, although we believe that there are two special moments: spring with the show of cherry blossoms and autumn, at which time colors become the undisputed protagonists of the trip.
New York is the city that never sleeps where we could be months and months without getting tired, with thousands of things to see and do. For a first trip, in which to enjoy the most touristic places, we recommend you to be between 5 days and 10 days to see the most important. You have to bear in mind that on the island of Manhattan most tourist visits are concentrated and that although the distances are huge, you can easily move by subway. With these days you will also have time to spend a few hours in Brooklyn, Queens or Harlem, other of the most known and tourist areas of the city. This would be your best trips in 2018.
We could say that any time is good for traveling to New York, although we would avoid the month of August due to the higher temperatures and the months of December, January, February, and March due to the cold. New York is also considered one of the best getaways for Christmas and although our perception is that it is better to return at this time once you know the city, it can also be a unique time to visit the Big Apple if Christmas is one of your favorite times of the year.
5.Peru, one of the best trips for 2018
Peru is another of the most visited countries and we are sure that it can be considered one of the best trips for 2018. If you have about 3 weeks you can make a complete route that goes from Lima to Cuzco as well as include a trip end in which to relax a few days in the area of Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado, to enjoy the Amazon.
On this route through Peru, in addition to being overwhelmed in front of Machu Picchu, you can not forget to visit places such as the Paracas National Reserve, the Ballestas Islands, the Oasis of Huacachina, fly over the Nazca lines, visit Arequipa , explore the Colca Valley , be on the roof of the world on Lake Titicaca or lose yourself in the Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It would be your best trips in 2018.
The best time to travel to Peru is between the months of September to November, and March to May, when the weather is pleasant and there is less tourism.
India is one of those trips that break schemes, leave a mark and remove you inside. As they say, India or you love her or hate her, with no middle ground. If you have thought about this destination for your next trip, we advise you to focus on the most touristic area of Rajasthan, to which you can spend 3 or 4 weeks, to be able to move with tranquility and enjoy the cities and places of interest without too much hurry. The most typical route begins in Delhi and ends in one of the most sacred and impressive places in the world, Varanasi.
To move we can combine the car with driver, which will facilitate the trips and save us a lot of time and the night train for long trips. Something to keep in mind is that India is not just the Taj Mahal. You can see incredible places like Mandawa, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Ranakpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Pushkar, Gwalior, Orchha or Khajuraho and it is that beyond the tourist visits, a trip to India will show us that the ability to observe, understand and enjoy unrepeatable moments, it is essential in travel. This would be your best trips in 2018.
A good time to travel to India is between December and March, months in which the climate is more benevolent.
7.Kenya, Tanzania, and Zanzibar
A safari through Kenya and Tanzania is one of the trips to do before dying. Being able to see wild animals such as leopards, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hippos or rhinos in their natural habitat, just a few meters away from you, is the minimum, an important and thrilling adrenaline charge. A safari through these two countries can take you about two weeks that you can combine with a few days of relaxation on the paradisiacal island of Zanzibar or Seychelles.
The best time to do a safari in Kenya and Tanzania are the months of July to February, taking into account that in July and August we can witness the crossing of the Mara River during the great migration, one of the most impressive moments you can experience.
8.National Parks and the West Coast of the United States
A tour of the National Parks of the West Coast and the cities of Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles is one of the best trips you can enjoy. A complete route by car in this area can take you about a month or if you have fewer days, you can compress it in 2 or 3 weeks, removing the most distant parks.
According to our experience, the most essential and impressive parks are Yellowstone, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Sequoia, Yosemite, Monument Valley, Arches, Antelope Canyon, Arches and how could it be otherwise, the immense Grand Canyon. If you decide on this incredible trip for 2018, you can also take a little part of Route 66 to reach the city of sin and gambling, Las Vegas and end up visiting the beautiful city of San Francisco and making a route along the west coast to Los Angeles, the city of dreams and stars.
From experience, we advise you as the best option for lodging the roadside motels, with which you will save time and money.
The best time to travel to the West of the United States are the months of April and May and September to October.
9.Chile and Easter Island
Chile and Easter Island is the destination we chose to end 2016 and start 2017. You have to keep in mind that the distances in Chile are very long, so a route that includes the most touristic places will take you a month. A complete route through Chile can start in Santiago de Chile and end in Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most beautiful in the world, making intermediate stops in places like Valparaíso, the Atacama Desert, Chiloé, Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales. And as a perfect ending, nothing better than flying to Easter Island, the icing on the road and one of the most remote and magical places in the world where you can enjoy the energy of the place and of course, its famous moais. It would be your best trips in 2018.
The best time to visit Chile depends a lot on the area you want to visit. In general, from November to February would be the best time for the Patagonia area and for the capital and the Lakes Region from September to November and from March to May.
The last of the best trips for 2018 in Austria, another of the ideal destinations for lovers of landscapes and fairytale towns. In 10 days or two weeks, you can make a good route by car through the country starting the route visiting Vienna, the imperial city, and ending with a few days of relaxation in the beautiful area of Tyrol.
On the route you can visit places such as the Danube Valley, the beautiful Melk Abbey, the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, the beautiful cities of Salzburg and Innsbruck, the landscapes of the Alpine road of the Grossglockner, the Krimml waterfalls or the pretty villages from Hall in Tirol, without forgetting Hallstatt, the most beautiful town on the shores of a lake .
The best time to travel to Austria is from April to October, taking into account that the summer months are the most tourism and the highest prices.
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