The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Places of 2022 According to Travel Experts

Discover the 50 most breathtaking places to visit in 2022, as recommended by travel experts. 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in this case, travel experts. While it almost seems impossible to pinpoint all of Mother Nature’s most beautiful offerings, these travel experts have picked their top 50, most beautiful destinations in the world.

1. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

“The place where water runs through the rocks.” 

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

2. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan

Towering green stalks extending even beyond the visual realm.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan

3. Atacama Desert, Chile

The Atacama Desert is an alluring world of sand and rock. It possesses geologic formations and a landscape similar to a celestial body.

Atacama Desert, Chile

4. Angel Falls, Venezuela 

Angel Falls is the world’s highest waterfall, with falls stretching 19 times higher than Niagara Falls. 

Angel Falls, Venezuela

5. Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar 

The Avenue of Baobabs are trees that stretch 30 meters high and are approximately 2,800 years old. 

Avenue Of The Baobabs, Madagascar

6. Antarctica

Antarctica is an uninhabited, ice-covered landmass.


7. Banff National Park, Alberta

Canada’s oldest national park, accompanying kilometers of mountainous terrain.

Banff National Park, Alberta

8. Big Sur, California

Big Sur is the longest scenic stretch of undeveloped coastline.

Big Sur, California

9. Bagan, Myanmar

Thousands of stupas, pagodas, and temples dominate the Archaeological Zone of Myanmar.

Bagan, Myanmar

10. Boracay, Philippines

A small resort island, Boracay’s White Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. 

Boracay, Philippines

11. Boulders Beach, South Africa

Boulders Beach is a home for African Penguins that features white sand and large granite boulders. 

Boulders Beach, South Africa

12. Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel is a sought-after paradise in the Caribbean Ocean. The sea provides shades of turquoise blue, offering sea life of every size and color, while the island holds ancient Mayan ruins. 

Cozumel, Mexico

13. Cappadocia, Turkey 

Cappadocia is known for its enchanting cave dwellings. Carving homes into rock faces is dominant throughout central Turkey.

Cappadocia, Turkey

14. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake is the cleanest and clearest body of water in Oregon; it is known for its purity and lively blue color.

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

15. Cirque de Gavarnie, France

A green valley enclosed by a ring of sheer granite mountain walls. 

Cirque De Gavarnie, France

16. Dal Lake, India

An urban lake called the “Lake of Flowers.”

Dal Lake, India

17. Death Valley, California

The hottest place on earth. Death Valley is a vast area of extremes ranging from wildflower meadows to scorching sands and snowy peaks.

Death Valley, California

18. El Arco de Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

El Arco is a geological formation of natural rock. 

El Arco De Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

19. Fernando de Noronha

Fernando de Noronha is a unique ecological sanctuary with a toothed coastline. 

Fernando De Noronha

20. Grand Canyon, Arizona

With countless layers of colorful rock and mesmerizing vistas, this geological phenomenon is called the Grand Canyon. 

Grand Canyon, Arizona

21. Grand Canal, Venice

The grandest waterway features a canal running straight through the center of the “Floating City.”

Grand Canal, Venice

22. Glencoe, Scotland

Famous for its astonishingly scenic glens.

Glencoe, Scotland

23. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

A place home to jungle-covered karsts, emerging out of emerald, green water. 

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

24. Iguazu Falls, Argentina, and Brazil

Iguazu Falls comprises 275 cascades on the Argentina-Brazil border, forming the world’s largest waterfall.  

Iguazu Falls, Argentina, And Brazil

25. Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur is the “Blue City.” Most of the city’s architecture is built in vivid shades of blue.

Jodhpur, India

26. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

The highest mountain in Africa.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

27. Lake Como, Italy

Como is the most profound lake in Italy. 

Lake Como, Italy

28. Li River, China

The karst hills: surrounding the river are the oldest and most beautiful phenomena in China. 

Li River, China

29. Lake Eyre, Australia

Eyre is one of the world’s largest salt lakes, with its location at the lowest point in Australia.

Lake Eyre, Australia

30. Lake Baikal, Russia

A massive, ancient lake circled by a network of hiking paths called The Great Baikal Trail. It is the deepest lake in the world. 

Lake Baikal, Russia

31. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo is known for its beautiful watercolors.

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

32. Mount Fuji, Japan

The tallest peak in Japan, Fuji-sun, is a sacred mountain and symbol.

Mount Fuji, Japan

33. Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound is a place where plunging cliffs meet dark inky waters.

Milford Sound, New Zealand

34. Matira Beach, French Polynesia

Matira is a beach in Bora Bora, with miles of white flour-fine sand and a bright blue lagoon.

Matira Beach, French Polynesia

35. Maasai Mara, Kenya

Maasai Mara is an area of preserved savannah wilderness; it is a golden grassland with acacia trees. 

Maasai Mara, Kenya

36. Norman’s Cay, The Bahamas

Norman’s Cay is an exclusive island only accessible via private jet. Rent a private jet to see it.

Norman’s Cay, The Bahamas

37. Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is the “Cotton Castle,” featuring layers of white travertine terraces of icy-blue pools.

Pamukkale, Turkey

38. Provence, France

Provence is a purple landscape in summer, where endless fields of lavender bloom.

Provence, France

39. Svalbard, Norway

Svalbard is the Arctic archipelago where the Northern Lights become visible.

Svalbard, Norway

40. Socotra, Yemen

Socotra is an island with surreal landscapes and Dragon Blood trees. 

Socotra, Yemen

41. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni is the world’s most monumental salt flat covering miles of the Bolivian altiplano.

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

42. Shark Bay, Western Australia

The place where the teal waters of the Indian Ocean meet the red earth. It is home to the biggest and most copious meadows of seagrass. 

Shark Bay, Western Australia

43. Taormina, Sicily

Famous for its beauty in archaeology and architecture.

Taormina, Sicily

44. The Alps

The most extensive mountain range in Europe stretches over eight countries.

The Alps

45. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The world’s largest coral reef extends over 14 degrees of latitude.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

46. The Azores, Portugal

Nine volcanic islands, showing nature in its purest state.

The Azores, Portugal

47. Ubud, Bali

Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali and a center for traditional crafts and dance.

Ubud, Bali

48. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and Zambia

Victoria Falls is known by the locals as the “smoke that thunders.”

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, And Zambia

49. Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum is a dessert that features natural arches and dramatic sandstone mountains.

Wadi Rum, Jordan

50. Wulingyuan Scenic Area, China

In China exists the rarest forest of sandstone pillar formations on the planet. Mother Nature truly is the gift that keeps on giving. 

Wulingyuan Scenic Area, China

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