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9 of the Best Destinations for Canadians to Visit

Want to travel outside of North America and start exploring? We have some tips for alternative travel destinations for you!

If you’re looking for different destinations to visit over the next few years, we’ve got the best destinations for Canadians in mind!

Japan

From ancient temples in Kyoto, tranquil peace on Miyajima Island, and the rush of Tokyo, there is so much to see and do in Japan. what’s not to love about Japan?

Eat your way across the country by having ramen, sushi, okonomiyaki, matcha, Kobe beef and other regional specialty dishes.

In the last few years, there have been increased flights to Japan, so now is the time to visit the land of the rising sun.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Tokyo
Best Destinations for Canadians: Tokyo

Barbados

As one of the fastest growing destinations in the Caribbean, Barbados has been getting a lot of attention as of late and for all the right reasons.

November is when the festival season starts, and you can take part in some incredible events. If you don’t want to wait until November, you can enjoy resorts, scuba diving, swimming with sea turtles and much more all year long. One place to note is Crane Beach since it made Lonely Planet’s list of 50 beaches to blow your mind.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Barbados
Best Destinations for Canadians: Barbados

Central Europe

Eastern Europe is the only full region that made our list. One popular circuit is PragueViennaBudapest. This will give you a nice look at three different countries that are quite unique.

In Prague, the Old Town lives up to expectations. Castle Hill in Budapest is absolutely stunning. The streets of Vienna will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Budapest
Best Destinations for Canadians: Budapest

Costa Rica

People who have been to Costa Rica swear by it as a great destination. Part of the lure is that the country appeals to so many different demographics.

You can spend a week learning how to surf or go on a family adventure checking out the North Western highlights including Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal and the Curi Cancha reserve.

The major cities tend not to be as interesting for visitors, so make your way inland or to the coast.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Costa Rica
Best Destinations for Canadians: Costa Rica

Peru

Choquequirao in Peru was recently named one of the best regions of 2017 by Lonely Planet and has Inca ruins three times the size of Machu Picchu. Mind you, it’s also a lot harder to access, but it’ll be worth the trip since there are fewer tourists.

If you are willing to drive three hours from Cusco (the main base for Machu Picchu), you can see the Vinicunca Mountain, which is more commonly known as “Rainbow Mountain” with its multicolour minerals that have formed across the surface.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Peru
Best Destinations for Canadians: Peru

Vietnam

Vietnam is incredibly budget-friendly and has some of the best food in the world. Many people just pass through during their Southeast Asia tour, but it’s worth spending more time in this country.

Start in Ho Chi Minh City, where the museums and markets will keep you busy for at least a few days. Ha Long Bay might be on everyone’s list in Vietnam, but it doesn’t disappoint and is never too crowded. Other places worth a visit include Hue, which is the former Imperial capital and Sapa, and here you’ll be surrounded by mountains and rice terraces.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Vietnam
Best Destinations for Canadians: Vietnam

Australia

Australia was one of the highest ranked destinations in the recent Canadian travel trends report. It’s a long journey to get there, and it’s an expensive place to visit, but you will not be disappointed when you land.

The country is huge, so you’ll have to be picky about where you go and how much time you spend, but there are some obvious can’t miss sites such as the Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Bondi Beach.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Australia
Best Destinations for Canadians: Australia

Germany

Start your German adventure in Munich and explore palaces where German royalty once lived. Take some side trips to explore Bravia (don’t miss Neuschwanstein castle) before making your way north where you can do a pilgrimage on the Luther Trail.

Eventually, you’ll want to make your way to Berlin, the most diverse city in the country that also plays home to some of the best museums in the world. Remember, Germany is huge, and you won’t be able to see it all in one trip, so don’t rush things.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Germany
Best Destinations for Canadians: Germany

Jordan

After landing in Amman, detour north and check out the Roman ruins in Jerash.

On your way down to the ancient ruins of Petra, a stop at the Dead Sea is a definite must-do! Finally, don’t miss out on an overnight stay in Wadi Rum with local Bedouins.

Best Destinations for Canadians: Jordan
Best Destinations for Canadians: Jordan

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