Trending Travel Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List in 2020

Whether you’re planning to tour the Colosseum, walk along the Great Wall of China, or view the world from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most people have a list of dream places to visit in a lifetime. Whatever the state of your bucket list, it’s never too late to begin checking off those must-visit travel destinations. If you’ve not updated your list for 2020, here are the trending travel destinations to consider:

The Greek Islands

The Greek Islands are currently the most trending hot spots for avid travelers. Book a flight directly into Santorini and land into the magical blue and white architecture of Oia. Once in the islands, consider accommodations overlooking the water to enjoy amazing sunset views. In 2020, the Santorini Council plans to open up new roads and parking areas to make the islands even more accessible. You can rent an ATV to explore the entire island by buggy which offers amazing views. Not your speed, simply go on a wine tasting tour by the adorable Santos Winery, Venesantos winery, or Gavalas Winery. Nightlife is amazing too, offering multiple hotels and nightclubs with marvelous entertainment.

Jaisalmer, India

Jaisalmer is a remote desert location with fairy tale architecture and incredible hotels. If you’re looking for a travel destination of your wildest dreams, Jaisalmer is your ultimate choice. The Indian Golden city sits on the outskirts of the vast Thar Desert and stretches all the way to Pakistan. This ancient city is anchored by an iconic sandstone fort with maze-like markets and alleys that thrill every visitor seeking eclectic one-of-a-kind souvenirs. You will want to stop by the Sam Sand Dunes to experience firsthand the epic scenery of this fascinating landscape.

Nikko, Japan

Japan will draw a lot of attention in 2020, thanks to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. There’s a lot to explore in Japan, but you need to plan your travel well if you want to avoid the crowding during the games. Escape the busy capital and travel just under two hours by train to Nikko. The silent town has a rich history as well as gorgeous natural settings. Explore Lake Chuzenji and the surrounding national park that hosts scores of UNESCO World Heritage sites. As one of the oldest places where Buddhism was established, you will find lots of temples to visit. Take a walk around the lake and take some time to relax in one of the amazing hot springs.

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands hosts some of the world’s most iconic resorts, including the Rosewood Little Dix Bay. The best time to visit the islands is in March as sailors and visitors from across the world flock the islands for the annual BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. Therefore, be sure to catch the festival and also take some time to visit Cooper Island Beach Club and admire their solar-powered brewery. The Bitter End Yacht Club also debuts a full nautical village built from recycled materials.


Sometimes referred to as the “eighth continent” because of its unique plants and animals, Madagascar lures visitors from across the globe. If you’ve been dreaming of a tropical getaway where you can lounge on peaceful islands, hike around jaw-dropping rock cliffs, or trek through lush rain forests, then Madagascar is your ultimate travel destination. The island is home to approximately 19,000 types of plants that you can explore in the country’s 47 national parks and reserves.

When it comes to native species, you’ll find all of the globe’s 100-plus lemur species on the island. You can also head offshore to snorkel around Nosy Sakatia. Go out swimming at The Three Bays. Lastly, take pictures of the sunrise or sunset over the monumental Morondava’s Avenue of the Baobabs.

The year 2020 is the year to realize your wildest dreams. Hike the soaring cliffs of isolated islands, watch the sun rise over rock-filled chimneys, or ride on the back of a camel in a desert valley. Hopefully, this list of  travel destinations gives you a glimpse of what to add to your 2020 bucket list. Now, plan ahead and explore the world using VSQTravel!