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Friday, July 22, 2011

TripAdvisor World’s Best Destinations

The list is in for the World’s Best Destination in the annual TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards

The Top 12 World Destinations are:

1. Cape Town, South Africa
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Machu Picchu, Peru
4. Paris, France
5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6. New York City, US
7. Rome, Italy
8. London, UK
9. Barcelona, Spain
10. Hong Kong, China
11. Kyoto, Japan
12. Queenstown, New Zealand

Congratulations to Sydney for 2nd position and my favourite place in Japan, Kyoto for 11th.

What do you think of this list? Do you Agree or Disagree with the choices?

You can view the full list of the Top 25 World’s Best Destinations with the link below

TripAdvisor World’s Best Destinations


  1. Congrats to Sydney for getting second place.:)

  2. I think this list has been biased by TripAdvisor's users or information distribution.
    It is not realistic that Cape Town is well above London, Venice, New York or Kyoto...

  3. Totally agree! Kyoto is definitely worth a position in the World's Best Destinations. The city has so many hidden treasures, where you can find both tradition and modern life styles.

  4. Very hard to come up with meaningful lists on these things... coz after all, how many people have been to more than a couple of these places. I can say I've been lucky and have been to 6 out of the 12... and I would group them sort of Paris/Kyoto; then New York/London; then Hong Kong/Sydney... perhaps Sydney is last just due to the fact I have been there enough.... actually, I prefer Melbourne over Sydney... I wouldn't have put it at #2...

    Actually, I also had a lot of time for Copenhagen (but that's a different story).

    I'm a little surprised at Cape Town being #1... haven't been there, but, just surprised. What was the criteria though? Why are most of these cities? Also... I thought Las Vegas being #25 in the list was a bit suspect.... really?!?!

  5. It's really comparing apples and oranges, so I'm not really sure what to make of this list, except that I'd like to visit them all. I live in one of the places mentioned (London, UK) and have visited four other places. Personally, I'd have rated Berlin, Germany, pretty high.

  6. Thanks Lina, well done to Sydney but I would have Melbourne above Sydney personally.

    Thanks Nicus, yes I was surprised with that as well, but I have never visited Cape Town so can't really compare it to the other cities.

    Thanks Daphne, agree with you totally about Kyoto.

    Thanks AdelaideBen, yes it must be hard compiling lists like this. I agree with you about Melbourne and have never visited Cape Town so can't comment, but like you was surprised.

    Thanks Wasaweb, would love to visit them all as well. I've heard great things about Berlin and would love to check it out one day!!

  7. Don't agree with the rankings but they've got some good places there, at least the ones I've been to. But these listings are also kind of pointless. So in answer to your question I think I'd add Berlin, Berlin has masses of fun and old and new culture and stuff happening. But it's a personal choice. And what about Greece, wonderful place. Only puzzle for me is Queenstown New Zealand, I have never met anyone who's been there or heard anything about it,so clearly it needs to go on the old "must visit" list.

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