Top 5 Destination Ideas For 2020

Happy 2020 everyone! Hope you had a great start to the New Year! In this post, I will be sharing my top 5 destination ideas for 2020! Meanwhile, you can check out my post on the top 5 countries to visit in 2020.

Top 5 Destination Ideas For 2020:

1) Luang Prabang, Laos

Exploring Luang Prabang's temples
Exploring Luang Prabang’s temples

I went to Luang Prabang, Laos for the very first time last September and it was an opener! Why visit Luang Prabang? Because The old town centre is an UNESCO heritage site, French colonial buildings, fabulous wats and monasteries and the mighty Mekong river make this little town an unforgettably beautiful destination. As such, I have included it in my top 5 destination ideas for 2020!

From Singapore to Luang Prabang, there is a direct flight via Scoot, which is very convenient!

Luang Prabang: When To Visit

The best time to visit would be between the months of October till April where the weather’s and dry.

 What To Do in Luang Prabang

Mekong Riverview Hotel
Mekong Riverview Hotel
KuangSi Waterfall Luang Prabang Laos
KuangSi Waterfall Luang Prabang Laos
Mekong Riverview Hotel
Mekong Riverview Hotel
Mekong Riverview Hotel
Mekong Riverview Hotel
Mekong Riverview Hotel
Mekong Riverview Hotel
KuangSi Waterfall Luang Prabang Laos
KuangSi Waterfall Luang Prabang Laos

There are so many day trips that you can take to explore Luang Prabang. For instance, DiscoverLaosToday is the main site that I used to check out some of the best attractions within Luang Prabang. In addition, the company also provides tours in other parts of Laos like Vientiane as well.

  • Luang Prabang Night Market
  • Kuangsi and Tad Sae waterfalls (Luang Prabang waterfalls)
  • Luang Prabang massages (There are so many near the night market. You’ll be spoilt for choices)
  • Nahm Dong Park
  • Royal Palace
  • Wat Xieng Thong
  • Mount Phousi
  • Sunset Cruise on Mekong River
Le Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang Laos
Le Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang Laos
Le Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang Laos
Le Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang Laos
Le Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang Laos
Le Bel Air Resort Luang Prabang Laos

Luang Prabang Restaurants

  • Tangor (We practically ate here every night! The food is juts so good!
  • Indigo Cafe

Luang Prabang: Where To Stay

Is Laos worth visiting? My answer is hell yeah! In short, I would recommend staying five to seven days there.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Cafes
Bangkok Cafes
Bangkok Cafes
Bangkok Cafes

I’ve included Bangkok, Thailand in my top 5 destination ideas for 2020 as it is the perfect place for some major shopping and eating, without breaking the bank!

Check out my Bangkok Travel Guide!

I personally think spending four to five days would be sufficient.

From Singapore to Bangkok, there are so many budget airlines like Scoot that goes there.

Bangkok: What To Do

  • Bangkok Grand Palace
  • Bangkok Dog Cafe
  • Wat Arun
  • Wat Benchamobophit

Bangkok: Where To Stay

  • Mandarin Hotel Bangkok

Top 5 Destination Ideas For 2020:

3) Sydney, Australia

Sydney Bondi Beach
Sydney Bondi Beach

My favourite city in the whole world is Sydney, Australia! There is just something about it that makes me feel so at ease and at home, like I belong there. Also, every time I’m there, there’s just a constant flow of creative juices. Therefore, it is included in my top 5 destination ideas for 2020.

In addition, you can check out my trip to Sydney blog

Sydney: Things To Do

Sydney
Sydney
Sydney
Sydney
Sydney
Sydney
  • Blue Mountain Sydney
  • Take a walk from Bronte Beach to Bondi Beach
  • Bondi Icebergs
  • Watson Bay
  • Blue Points Reserve
  • Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Captain Cook Sunset Cruise

Sydney Food

Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
Sydney Food
  • Sydney Fish Market
  • Devon Cafe
  • Aqua S
  • Harry’s Bondi
  • Doux Amour Patisserie
  • Grounds of Alexandria
  • Speedos Cafe

Sydney: Where To Stay

I always book an airbnb that is located near a public transport. For example, a bus stop or a train station. I actually quite enjoy taking the public transport there. Plus, it is still considerably cheaper compared to taxis.

Top 5 Destination Ideas For 2020:

4) Budapest, Hungary

Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest

Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary. It is the result of an 1873 merger between two distinct cities: Buda on the western bank of the Danube and Pest on the bank opposite.

Built on a series of hills, Buda is the site of a grand Hapsburg Palace, with a detached, imperial air of settled wealth. And offers sweeping panoramas. In contrast, populous Pest, is busy and buzzing, with an assortment of bars, cafes and gourmet restaurants. Most visitors are content with the view across to Pest from the Fisherman’s Bastion on Castle Hill.

We took a train from Vienna to Budapest which was about 2 and a half hours. It costs about $50 per person.

Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest

I got really hooked on Goulash, a Hungarian food, a soup or stew that is usually filled with tender beef and onions spiced with paprika. Love adding more pepper to give it a spicy kick! I practically ate Goulash everyday when I was in Budapest!

Budapest: What To Do

  • Matthias Church
  • Fisherman Bastion
  • Széchenyi Chain Bridge
  • House of Parliament
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica
  •  Szechenyi Thermal Bath
  • Aria High Note Skybar

Vienna, Austria

Lastly, on my top 5 destination ideas for 2020 is Vienna, Austria.

You can check out my Vienna guide for more inspo…

Vienna
Vienna
Vienna
Vienna
Vienna
Vienna
Vienna
Vienna

Vienna: Places To Visit

  • Kurpark Oberlaa
  • Prater Servus
  • Semmering (for some skiing)
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Prunksaal
  • Hallstatt (day trip)
Hallstatt Day Trip
Hallstatt
Hallstatt Day Trip
Hallstatt
Hallstatt Day Trip
Hallstatt
Hallstatt Day Trip
Hallstatt

In short, I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post!

Xx,

Nic

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