The power of wanderlust is real. Catch a glimpse of these gorgeous destinations across the globe, and you'll start packing your bags before you can even set that Out of Office email—if you can decide where to go first, that is. Keep reading for (some of—because there are many more) the most beautiful destinations in the world. So beautiful, in fact, they're almost otherworldly.
Though this East African island attracts visitors primarily with it's gorgeous, pristine beaches, venture inland, and you'll see this brilliant geological formation that translates to "Seven Colored Earths."
BOOK NOW 20 Degres Sud
Get your cameras ready—this lakeside town is known as the "most photographed place in Europe." Spend your vacation wandering the 16th century alpine houses, visiting an ancient salt mine, or even visiting a glacier garden.
BOOK NOW Heritage Hotel Hallstatt
These pastel lagoons inn Yucatán, Mexico, are what color palette dreams are made of. It's one hundred percent worth the road trip if you're staying in Tulum or Cancún.
BOOK NOW Hotel Esencia
The best time to see the vibrant turquoise hue—created by sunlight reflecting off the rock floor—is July and August. But if you prefer a winter getaway, Banff is home to three world-class ski resorts.
BOOK NOW Fairmont Banff Springs or Chateau Louise
Jaipur, Rajasthan is full of visual inspiration everywhere you look. From this Wes Anderson-esque structure known as Hawa Mahal to the Chad Baori (an ancient stepwell), there is so much to see and do.
BOOK NOW Samode Palace
These aquamarine hot springs are a sight to see. And you'll also get to see sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside while soaking.
BOOK NOW Castello di Vicarello
French Country addicts, listen up: Not only can you marvel in all the stone-facade, wood-beamed, blue-and-white decor your heart could desire, but you can also visit lavender fields, antique markets, and sip rosé at sunset every evening (with a fresh baguette and cheese, bien sur).
BOOK NOW Hotel Crillon le Brave
Known as "Devil's Cauldron" in English, this remote hiking destination in the Ecuadorian rainforest is like something out of a fairytale.
BOOK NOW Casa Gangotena
The capital city of Malta, Valletta is right at the edge of the largest island. Awash in a sea of white, the walled city dates back to the 1500s. Now you won't have to choose between unwinding on island time and touring Baroque landmarks. History buffs and sun worshippers, say hello to your next vacation spot.
BOOK NOW Rosselli
If you're thinking there's no way this gorgeous place could possibly exist on earth, we're right there with you. Deep in New Mexico, the White Sands National Monument is easily one of the country's most breathtaking national parks. Make a road trip out of it and keep driving a few hours to Marfa, Texas or Santa Fe.
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These massive rocks look like they're been on this earth since its inception. This string of island dots the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Kenya and boasts some of the clearest water in the world.
BOOK NOW North Island
Why lounge on the beach when you can see the Northern Lights? The remote Lofoten Islands of Norway are full of one-of-a-kind experiences, especially when it comes to striking views, charming fishing towns, and hiking tall peaks. Hamnøy is seriously picturesque, and it's connected to the mainland by bridge, so you'll be able to access it by car.
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The rainbow of golden and green rice paddies create an enchanting pattern.
BOOK NOW Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Look familiar? Cinderella's Castle at Disney World was inspired by this Bavarian mountaintop marvel. We'll never trash talk you again, winter.
BOOK NOW Hotel Mueller
Even without all the candy-colored hot air balloons dotting the skyline, Cappadocia is a beautiful sight to see. Those ancient rock formations used to be dwellings, which makes it a particularly great place for history buffs to explore.
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At first glance, it's hard to tell what you're looking at... These sweeping white sand dunes punctuated by vivid blue rainwater lagoons stretch out forever, and up close, the sharp contrast between the vibrant blue water and pristine white sand is a whole other experience.
BOOK NOW Carmel Cumbuco Resort
It only takes a quick glance to see that Mostar, Bosnia is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But beauty aside, it also has a rich—albeit painful—history. And while it looks like it dates back to the medieval ages, it was actually only erected in 2004 as a reconstruction of the original, which was 400 years old when it was destroyed in the 1990s during the Croat-Bosniak War.
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On the Argentine side, you'll find steppes, grasslands, and deserts, while the Chilean holds glacial fjords and a rainforest. Whether you ski, hike, or just want to behold the incredible beauty, boundless adventure awaits. Located in Chile’s Patagonia region, the park is known for its staggering mountains, icebergs, and grasslands. It's home to several forms of rare wildlife, as well as iconic sites like Cuernos del Paine.
BOOK NOW Luxury Lodge & Spa
Mykonos has it all. From a buzzing night life scene to sun soaked beaches, iconic architecture, and unparalleled Greek food, what more could you want out of a European island vacation? There's a reason it's one of the most popular destinations in the world.I t's got a party-hard reputation, but the Greek island is also home to some of the most charming buildings around, including an infamous row of 16th-century windmills.
BOOK NOW Rocabella Mykonos Hotel & Spa
Can't decide which Hawaiian island to visit? Maui's home to some of the state's most amazing outdoor adventures, like kayaking past whales in Makena Bay, hiking or biking Haleakala National Park, and of course plenty of water sports like surfing and snorkeling. We'll be dreaming of pineapples and coconuts.
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When a prehistoric lake dried up, it left behind these awe-inspiring salt flats. Bright white salt formations make you feel almost as if you're walking on clouds.
BOOK NOW Hotel Jardines de Uyuni
Imagine gazing out over these sweeping views with a limoncello in your hand. Now that's amore.
BOOK NOW Le Sirenuse
The Daigo-Ji Temple attracts crowds during cherry-blossom season, but the fall foliage provide an equally-stunning backdrop for the historic buildings. One pagoda dates all the way back to 951.
BOOK NOW Shiraume
No wonder this was named one of the new natural seven wonders of the world—Igazu Falls is the world's largest waterfall system, so there's definitely no shortage of views here. With 275 different drops, it's awe-inspiring from every vantage point.
BOOK NOW Igazu Grand Resort
It's rare that we'd consider a city as beautiful as anything found in nature, but if any city gets our vote, it's Paris. From the Seine to the pastel sunsets behind the Eiffel Tower to the Champs-Élysées all lit up at night—Paris, je t'aime.
BOOK NOW Hotel de Crillon
If you love the eerie beauty of abandoned places, you need to visit this ancient Buddhist monastery. Ta Prohm temple became part of the jungle once the Khmer Empire fell in the 15th century.
BOOK NOW Jaya House River Park
Hvar is situated on the Adriatic Sea and boasts the best of both vacation vibes and city adventure. You'll find crystal clear waters and secluded beaches abound, enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, and spend time getting to know the country's history and culture.
BOOK NOW Palace Elisabeth
Floating high above ancient Buddhist temples and pagodas might be the most convincing reason to forget about your fear of heights for a while.
BOOK NOW Blue Bird Hotel
If you want to truly feel like you're living in Outlander, head to Skye. You'll find some of the most dramatic, wild, and atmospheric scenery in the country—with plenty of standing stones to up the mystical feel. And then there's the charming town center to explore after a day of adventure.
BOOK NOW The Three Chimneys House Over-By
If an overwater bungalow isn't on your bucket list yet, it needs to be. At the Four Seasons, you can even reserve one with its very own plunge pool.
BOOK NOW Four Seasons Bora Bora