The 25 most incredible places for 2023 named by National Geographic

The 25 most incredible places on the planet for 2023 named by National Geographic, from Manchester and the Scottish Highlands to Utah and a James Bond filming location in Italy

  • This annual ‘Best of the World’ inventory will ‘help you get a jump on planning for the year ahead’ 
  • The list is grouped into five categories: Family, Adventure, Culture, Nature and, new for this year, Community
  • There are lesser-known gems on the list, inspiring alternatives to destinations that are now overcrowded 

Wanderlust petered out? National Geographic’s list of the 25 most incredible places on the planet for 2023 might just reignite it.

This annual ‘Best of the World’ inventory will ‘help you get a jump on planning for the year ahead’ and contains destinations – from the Scottish Highlands to Utah, and from a James Bond filming location in Italy to the Dodecanese Islands in Greece – that most inspired Nat Geo’s writers and editors this year.

The list is grouped into five categories: Family, Adventure, Culture, Nature and, new for this year, Community – locations doing ground-breaking work in eco-tourism.

‘”Best of the World’ is Nat Geo’s annual love letter to the most incredible places in the world, both near and far,’ said Nathan Lump, National Geographic’s Editor-in-Chief. ‘We couldn’t be prouder to shine a light on these 25 extraordinary places that most inspired us this year, and which we know will define travelers’ itineraries for years to come.’

National Geographic Senior Editor Amy Alipio added: ‘We took a deeper dive into places all over the globe that are providing experiences that are unique and beneficial for both locals and travelers: locations where visitors ultimately sustain and support – not damage – the destination’s environment and community. We also worked hard to provide lesser-known gems on the list, equally inspiring alternatives to destinations that have become overcrowded (think Choquequirao vs. Machu Picchu in Peru).’

Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the locations that made the cut. 

APPIAN WAY, ITALY: This is Europe’s ancient ‘superhighway’, says Nat Geo. Pictured above is the Ponte dell’Acquedotto, near the Via Appia’s path in the Italian town of Gravina in Puglia, which featured in the James Bond film No Time to Die

Culture

Appian Way, Italy

Busan, South Korea

Longmen Grottoes, Henan Province, China

Egypt

Charleston, South Carolina

Nature

Scottish Highlands

Botswana

Slovenia

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Azores

Adventure

New Zealand

Choquequirao, Peru

Utah  

Austrian Alps

Revillagigedo National Park, Mexico

Community

Dodecanese Islands, Greece

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Alberta, Canada

Laos

Ghana

Family

Trinidad and Tobago

San Francisco, California

Colombia

Manchester, UK

Switzerland

For more on National Geographic’s Best of the World list visit NatGeo.com/bestoftheworld

 

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