The Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2017

Holiday inspiration for the year ahead.

Canada

Good news for globe-trotters. Lonely Planet has revealed its latest 'Best in Travel' selections for 2017, which means there's a brand new list of countries to add to your holiday wish-list.

Where are the trendiest places to visit next year? According to the travel brand's in-house experts, Canada is the top destination for several reasons.

"First, it's the country's biggest birthday party in recent memory with the sesquicentennial next year, and they won't be shy about celebrating," Lonely Planet's Canada Destination Editor Alex Howard told us. "Also, international travelers can expect their money to go further due to the weak Canadian dollar, so now is the time to start planning a trip."

Colombia, ranked in second place, has also been named a must-see country, thanks to its "cinematic colonial preservation, Towering Andean peaks, lush Amazonian forest and enigmatic, jungle-hidden ruins."

See the full top 10 countries to travel to in 2017 below.

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Canada

The turquoise, glacier-fed Lake Moraine is a highlight in Canada's stunning Banff National Park.

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Colombia

Cartagena, a city on Colombia's Caribbean coast, is a World Heritage Site that is famous for its colorful colonial architecture .


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Finland

Cross-country skiing, an important part of Finnish culture, is the best way to take in the country's unique landscape.

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Dominica

This undeveloped Caribbean island is a haven for hummingbirds and other wildlife. See it before the first holiday resorts arrive in 2018.


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Nepal

Nepal's freshwater Lake Pokhara lies close to three of the world's highest mountains and is the main focal point for visitors to this region.

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Bermuda

Inside Bermuda's Crystal Cave, one of the island's most stunning natural attractions.

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Mongolia

Mongolia's Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is considered to be one of this country's most scenic spots.

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Oman

The imposing Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, located in the capital city, Muscat, is the main mosque in Oman.

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Myanmar

Buddhist temples can be seen across the plains of Bagan, an ancient city in central Myanmar. It has been hailed as one of the most impressive archeological sites in the world.

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia's spectacular cave churches were carved into the mountains thousands of years ago.


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