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Amsterdam, The Netherlands Visit the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum, then move on to the city’s notorious red-light district for drinking and dancing.
Zermatt, Switzerland In the shadow of Europe’s most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, this is one of the prettiest villages in the Alps and a foodie heaven.
Athens, Greece The birthplace of civilisation. Top sights include the ancient Acropolis and the Parthenon temple.
Vatican City, Italy Home to a large collection of artwork, including Michelangelo’s famous handiwork on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
London, England Hello, high-street shopping! Oh, and the Royal Family’s digs are pretty sweet too.
Paris, France It’s your duty to tell everyone just how small the Mona Lisa really is when you see her at the Louvre… and how ridiculously stylish Parisian women are.
Pictured: Vatican City, Italy
Edinburgh, Scotland Explore beautiful castles and LOL at the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe (August).
Salzburg, Austria The hills will be alive with you belting out The Sound of Music tunes. You can blame it on the schnitzel and schnapps.
Santorini, Greece Laze on black-sand beaches, climb a volcano and enjoy dinner at a cliff-side restaurant on one of the most popular Greek islands.
Pictured: Edinburgh, Scotland
Halong Bay, Vietnam Nature at its very best – from caves to limestone islets, the landscape is simply breathtaking.
Tokyo, Japan Get on a plane and be inspired by the fashion tribes in one of Asia’s most outrageous style capitals.
Siem Reap, Cambodia Often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, the temples of Angkor Wat look just like something from a movie set (it helps that Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was filmed here)
Pictured: Siem Reap
North Shore, Hawaii, USA After surfing, feed your hunger at a luau with a Mai Tai.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Hit this city any time – it seriously feels like it’s always celebrating.
Whistler, Canada This is a skiing and snowboarding junkie’s paradise.
Pictured: North Shore, Hawaii
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ’Nuff said.
Havana, Cuba Keywords: salsa and rum.
The Grand Canyon, USA “Grand” was probably too modest a description for this canyon.
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos IslandsTurquoise water + powdery white sand = heaven.
Indio, California, USA Coachella, baby!
Pictured: Las Vegas, Nevada
Port of Spain, Trinidad and TobagoThe week before Lent, locals dress in exotic outfits, dance on the streets and drink rum for the Trinidad Carnival.
New York City, USA Jay-Z and Alicia Keys know their shit. Be prepared for
24/7 entertainment here.
Machu Picchu, Peru Get to the ancient city via the well-worn Inca Trail, or take the Salkantay Route on horseback.
Pictured: New York
Elmina, Ghana For a sobering look at our world’s history, visit Elmina Castle, a key port during the Atlantic slave trade that’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cape Town, South Africa Take in the spectacular views of Table Mountain and Cape Point, and see remnants of apartheid at District Six Museum.
Giza, Egypt See why the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the original Seven Wonders of the World.
Djenné, Mali It’s worth a visit just to see the Great Mosque of Djenné – it’s the largest mud-brick building in the world.
Ruaha National Park, TanzaniaElephants, hippos, fish, crocodiles, cheetahs, leopards and lions – no cages.
Antananarivo, Madagascar Meet a bunch of intriguing-looking species, including about 60 different types of lemur. Guaranteed to be better than the cartoon version.
Pictured: Ruaha National Park
The outback, Australia Jump on The Ghan train – it covers 2980km from Adelaide up to Darwin.
Niue A tiny coral island northeast of NZ that’s perfect for adventure travellers wanting to explore underwater caverns.
Uluru, Australia Learn about the Anangu, the traditional owners of Uluru.
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