7 TOP DESTINATIONS TO TRAVEL IN 2021

In this article, we propose 7 incredible destinations where you can travel in 2021.

Everything indicates that the global coronavirus crisis will end sometime in 2021. Therefore, next year will be the time to continue with those activities of our lives that we have put on hold due to the contingency. This includes, of course, going on a trip. Let’s get started!

1. PORTUGAL

Thanks to its proximity to Spain, you can easily travel to Portugal in 2021. In addition, there is a lot to do here.

In the northwest is the city ​​of Porto, famous for its red and white wines of the same name. They stand out for their sweet flavor and aromatic intensity. Therefore, if you like to do wine tourism, you have to visit its vineyards and wineries. In addition, we suggest you take a tour of the Ribeira district. We are sure that its cobbled streets, colorful facades, and magnificent centuries-old buildings will enchant you.

There is a lot to see in Portugal. Lisbon is another very interesting destination. Without a doubt, its most emblematic monument is the Castle of San Jorge, a set of ruins and fortifications that, in some cases, are two thousand years old. Another point of interest is the National Tile Museum, considered one of the best of its kind worldwide. And being a coastal city, there are sandy beaches with calm waters, ideal for families, and others with intense waves, the dream come true of experienced surfers.

The Algarve is another magnificent beach destination to see in Portugal. The sands are famous for their blue-green waters and spectacular rock formations, such as the Benagil cave or the arch in the rock of Albandeira beach.

If we have convinced you to visit Portugal, do not hesitate to consult this post about the measures and requirements of COVID-19 in Portugal.

2. NORMANDY (FRANCE)

France also offers you a wide range of tourist attractions. For 2021 we propose you travel to a magical destination: Normandy. This northern region of the country has it all: natural beauty, fascinating history, and rich culture. Find out what to see in Normandy.

In the town of Étretat, just in front of the English Channel, there are huge cliffs with vertical walls that reach up to 150 meters in height. At the foot of these imposing rock formations, you can explore its beautiful beaches and visit some oyster beds dating from the 18th century (if the tide is low).

If you drive just over an hour, heading east, along the Alabaster Coast, you will reach Veules-Les-Roses, a beautiful town that combines landscapes typical of the countryside and the sea. Take a stroll along the banks of the Veules River as you admire the wheels of the old mills turning with the force of the water, the beautiful huts, and the colorful gardens of hydrangeas and roses. We also invite you to visit the beaches, which stand out for their fine sand, calm waters, and low tide.

At the other end of Normandy is Mont Saint-Michel, a rocky island in the estuary of the River Couesnon. It is home to the abbey of the same name. In fact, on the spire of the abbey church (170 meters above sea level), there is a statue of the archangel Saint Michael.

The Cotentin Peninsula is another site of great historical value, as it was the scene of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. That day began one of the most important battles in history, which changed the Second World War. The amphibious operation occurred on the beaches of Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Gold Beach, Juno Beach, and Sword Beach.

Finally, you cannot leave Normandy without visiting the Giverny Gardens, located on what used to be the property of Claude Monet. When you walk through this place, you will feel as if you are inside a painting by a famous French painter, and it is not a mere coincidence. Monet deliberately arranged this garden so that its scenes served as inspiration for his paintings.

3. ICELAND

This island country is one of the most fascinating nature destinations to travel to in 2021. One-tenth of Iceland’s territory consists of glaciers. The most famous is the Vatnajökull, whose area of ​​8000 square kilometers makes it the largest in Europe. At the southern end of this glacier is Diamond Beach, named for the many glistening icebergs that float on Lake Jökulsárlón and eventually reach the shore.

We also recommend taking the Golden Circle route, which will take you to see impressive landscapes. Stops on this tour include Thingvellir National ParkGeysir Geothermal Area (in the Haukadalur Valley), and Gullfoss Waterfall.

Historically, Iceland is in an area of ​​intense volcanic activity. It is not surprising, then, that throughout its territory there are such a large number of lava caves. You can choose one of the many tours that will take you to the heart of these natural wineries. If you visit this destination between September and April and camp in the open air during the night, you will have ample possibilities to see one of the most sublime spectacles of nature: the northern lights.

This nation also stands out for its literary, architectural, and artistic heritage. In this regard, Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Akureyri, Keflavík and Garðabær offer you the best cultural offer.

Iceland is a country very rich in natural resources, which makes it a very attractive tourist destination. Its landscapes and attractions can vary a lot depending on the time of year you visit the country, so we recommend that you inform yourself well before buying your tickets about the best time to travel to Iceland, taking into account your travel goals…

4. EGYPT

Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the ideal place to go shopping. In the huge Jan el-Khalil bazaar, you will find jewelry, antiques, and souvenirs. Other must-see sites are the Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, which display Tutankhamun’s great treasure.

Just 18 kilometers from Cairo, are the Pyramids of Giza and its Sphinx, which is more than 20 meters high. These monuments stand out from the others that the country has. Of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the best-preserved.

Other relevant cities are Alexandria, famous for its lighthouse and its library (the modern one), and the Catacombs of Kom. Hurghada, an ideal port for water activities such as yachting and diving. The Red Sea is an ideal place for diving enthusiasts. Its crystal clear waters offer visibility of up to forty meters! Hundreds of species of fish, invertebrates, and corals coexist in this ecosystem and it has the ideal conditions for fishing and sailing. Finally, Aswan, where you can see the temples of PhilaeAbu Simbel, and Kom Ombo, the unfinished obelisk of Aswan, and the Aga Khan mausoleum. 

We also recommend taking a 3- or 4-day tour of the iconic Nile River aboard a cruise ship. Most depart from Aswan and end their journey in Luxor or vice versa.

We recommend that you visit our post in which we give you some keys for your safety when traveling to this country in case you wonder if it is safe to travel to Egypt in 2021. Without a doubt, Egypt is a ” Must” on every traveler’s list. Its more than 3,000 years of history, architecture, and natural landscapes make it a classic destination.

5. VIETNAM

Vietnam is one of the most interesting Asian destinations to travel to in 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it remains closed to international tourism, but it is expected to reopen its borders in 2021.

We suggest you make the city of Hanoi, where there is much to see, into your base of operations. In addition to being close to other attractions, the country’s capital has endless points of interest. The main ones are the Ho Chi Ming Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, the War Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Old Quarter, the Dong Xuan Market, the Temple of Literature, the Tran Quoc Pen Hanoi Pagoda, and the longest mosaic mural in the world.

Your itinerary has to include the imperial city of Hue, home to the emperors of the Nguyen dynasty, who ruled between 1802 and 1945. Its historical and cultural legacy is so great that it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

You also have to set aside time to go to Halong Bay, considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Activities that you can do in this beautiful natural setting include swimming, cruising, kayaking, entering the Sung Sot and Thien Canh Son caves, and visiting the floating villages in the area.

And if you are one of those who seeks new culinary experiences every time you go on a trip, Vietnamese cuisine has alternatives that will delight your palate. Typical dishes include Cá cuốn ho fish bun, Cá Kho tộ caramelized fish, Chạo tôm shrimp cake, Bun Bo Hue noodle soup, Bánh Canh rice soup, Chả giò spring roll, summer Gỏi cuốn and the desserts of jack, litchi, passion fruit, and pitahaya.

Suppose you have a reservation with VivaAerobus, you can contact VivaAerobus Telefono to obtain the thorough information about the cost.

6. THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

If you choose a destination in the Caribbean, you can travel to the Dominican Republic. Santo Domingo is among its main tourist spots. Your walk through the city should include a walk through the Colonial Zone and a visit to the Columbus Lighthouse, as well as the museum that houses inside.

To the southeast of the capital, is the Mirador del Este Park, which houses the Cuevas de Los Tres Ojos and Isla Saona. The latter has mangroves and beaches full of palm trees, and its shallow waters are perfect for snorkeling. If you decide on this activity, you will be able to appreciate coral reefs and sea stars.

Are you visiting the Dominican Republic in February? Then you must go to La Vega, an hour and a half from Santo Domingo. Every Sunday this month, the city dresses up to celebrate the best carnival in the Caribbean.

As in many destinations, in the Dominican Republic, there are also security measures and special protocols at airports and hotels to deal with COVID-19. To travel with peace of mind, it is highly advisable to take out travel insurance that guarantees medical assistance in case of illness (including contagion by Covid-19) or accident as well as possible unforeseen events that may occur during the trip.

7. MEXICO

Besides being the capital of the country, Mexico City is its cultural center. This immense city is home to the Zócalo, in whose surroundings you will find the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palacethe ruins, and the Museo Mayor Templo Mayor. To the southeast of the city is the neighborhood of Xochimilco, where you can stroll through a system of canals aboard a colorful boat known as a trajinera.

Another obligatory reference when talking about Mexico City is the Bosque de Chapultepec, one of the largest urban parks in the world. Its facilities include some of the most important cultural buildings in the country, such as the Chapultepec Castle, the National Museum of History, and the National Museum of Anthropology.

For its part, to the southeast of the Mexican Republic, there is a tourist corridor that attracts travelers from all over the world. We refer to the Riviera Maya. One of its main attractions is Chichén Itzá, declared one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The largest building in the complex is the Kukulcán Temple, which is 24 m high and 55 m long.

In the heart of the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is located, a destination that stands out for its paradisiacal beaches, lively nightlife, and first-rate hotel and restaurant offerings. We also invite you to travel the route of the cenotes, which includes a 30 km strip between the towns of Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario. In addition to contemplating the underground water bodies, you can enjoy activities such as bicycle rides, ATVs, zip lines, and temazcal.

If you are traveling with Aeromexico airlines, you must get in touch with Aeromexico Telefono and inquire about the necessary documents you must be needing while boarding.

Finally, this country is one of the most valued for gastronomic tourism. The ingredients that form the basis of Mexican cuisine are corn, beans, chili, tomato, green tomato, avocado, and cocoa. Each region has its way of preparing typical dishes. Some of the most popular are the cochinita pibil, the mole, the pozole, the kid, the menudo, and the tamales.

In the post about whether it is safe to travel to Mexico, we tell you some tips and recommendations to move safely during your trip. 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KEEP IN MIND BEFORE TRAVELING IN 2021

The coronavirus situation is different in each country, as well as the measures stipulated by governments. Therefore, the most sensible thing to do is stay informed in official sources when choosing destinations to travel to in 2021.

In addition, it is of the utmost importance to take out travel insurance that protects you against any eventuality, which includes a COVID-19 infection. Plan now where to travel in 2021 and enjoy a well-deserved vacation.

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