Hey fellow travelers. I need help setting up a route and finding destinations to visit and places that must be seen! There are just to many choices, so it would be great with some first hand recomendations by you guys!
Just some info about my planed journey to help you help me Im a 28 year old guy who is starting my journey in Oslo, Norway, I am traveling solo and have a rough budget of 70.000€. I have not set a time limit on the trip so im wide open for suggestions where ever!
My top ten list in no particular order:
1. Guanajuato and Oaxaca states, Mexico
2. Tuscany and Puglia, Italy
3. Provence, France
4. Madrid and Andalusia, Spain
5. Shanghai and/or Beijing
6. Tokyo and Kyoto
7. Bangkok and coastal/island Thailand
8. Pacific coast of North America, from San Francisco to Vancouver
9. New York City
10. Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu, Brazil
Of course, there are far too many awesome places to name. You might have better luck with recommendations if you give examples of places you have already been and liked/didn't like and what your priorities are (urban, rural, buildings, natural phenomena, food, social life).
Thank you for the answer. I am really looking for a trip that has beautifull scenery in nature aswell as big city experiences. I have been to the eastcoast/midwest of the US on a roadtrip and all over europe (mainly capitols). Would like to see some hidden gems of beautifull architecture, some nice hikes (not to hard tho). I am not going on a typical tourist vacation to a beach.. not my cup of tea!
I am also looking for specific thing to see in any given city or country. Landmarks, cathedrals, restaurants. Just about anything to help me set up my travel route
It's not really possible to give you any specific advice or recommendations until we know where you're going - after, the possibilities are endless.
In terms of a general destination, if you want a single area, then South America may be suitable. As well as some lovely scenery generally, it has some stunning natural sights, such as Iguazu Falls, Amazon, Atacama Desert, salt flats, Bolivian Altiplano, Perito Moreno Glacier, El Chalten and Torres del Paine. Colombia is beautiful and friendly, Argentina is varied and amazing.
For somewhere smaller, New Zealand has great scenery, and you could combine with Melbourne or Sydney if you want big cities too.
We also loved Japan, but our trip there was more about culture than natural scenery.
We keep a small journal style blog, mostly for friends and family, which you are welcome to look at. www.aroundtheworldin8000days.blogspot.com
It is very behind, so no New Zealand yet and Japan is being added gradually, by South America is there under 2011-12.
My top 10 places for touring -
I would suggest, some beautiful places around the world.
1. The Zócalo, Mexico City
2. Las Vegas Strip
3. Niagara Falls, New York
4. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Orlando, FL
5. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San 6. Francisco
7. Tokyo DisneySea
8. Great Wall of China
9. Ocean Park, Hong Kong
10. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Hoping its helpful.
New Zealand has the outdoors stuff you're looking for, lots of day hikes, great scenery (though you're spoilt in Norway! Everywhere else will struggle to compete.), geothermal features and an interesting culture with the maoris/whites.
It has cities but they aren't the main draw. But then you'll probably break the journey with stopovers - Hong Kong and Taipei are my favourites.
Otherwise, how about Canada? Plenty of hikes and hit springs around Banff and Jasper, and the cities are interesting (Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa.)
If you're flexible on time, you could start in Iceland, then to Canada. Travel indefinitely across, and then see where it takes you. Both of those places are rich with nature interspersed with cities/towns that each have very different feelings and are reasonable and easy flights from Norway and onwards.
I agree with Andyf on New Zealand as well.
South America for the rain forests and latin american culture could be an option.
I might also consider Nepal or the Himalayas, although you won't have the city vibes as you might in other places that have been recommended.
If you have the time & money, I'd consider a round-the-world: Iceland to Canada to Asia then down to New Zealand and back? However, it will depend on what kind of traveller you are and how much moving around you're willing to do.
for my experience . i would advice you to go africa.
you can see a lot of things which would be like you dream
my top destination to africa is in east africa
as there you can do the
beach holidays in zanzibar
cultural tour in maasai land
volunteering if you have enough time