The 25 best places everyone should visit this year, according to travellers who have been there

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The best places to visit include London, Prague, and Bali, according to TripAdvisor. Oli Scarff / Staff / Getty Images
  • The best places to visit in 2018 range from Rome to Kathmandu.
  • That’s according to traveller data compiled by TripAdvisor for its annual Travellers Choice Awards.
  • To find the best places to visit, the site factored in reviews for attractions, restaurants, and hotels.

We’re just a third of the way through 2018, but travellers around the world are already sharing their tips for this year’s best vacation hotspots.

Travel site TripAdvisor announced the winners of its annual Travellers Choice Awards, honouring the destinations worldwide that are at the top of everybody’s travel list.

TripAdvisor chose the winners based on an algorithm factoring in reviews for attractions, restaurants, and hotels, as well as traveller booking interest within a 12-month period. The list of winners contains familiar favourites such as Rome, Bali, and New York City, as well as some unexpected gems like Kathmandu, Nepal, and Marrakech, Morocco.

We’ve compiled the 25 highest-rated international cities, as well as the average hotel price and cheapest month to travel for each destination.

Read on to see where your next getaway should be:


25. Sydney, Australia

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Average annual hotel rate: $US260 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (12% savings, compared to annual average)


24. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Average annual hotel rate: $US121 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (12% savings, compared to annual average)


23. Cusco, Peru

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Average annual hotel rate: $US103 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (1% savings, compared to annual average)


22. New Delhi, India

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Average annual hotel rate: $US79 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (6% savings, compared to annual average)


21. Hurghada, Egypt

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Average annual hotel rate: $US120 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (11% savings, compared to annual average)


20. Hong Kong

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Average annual hotel rate: $US184 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (17% savings, compared to annual average)


19. Kathmandu, Nepal

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Average annual hotel rate: $US67 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (4% savings, compared to annual average)


18. Tokyo, Japan

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Average annual hotel rate: $US483 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (14% savings, compared to annual average)


17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Average annual hotel rate: $US249 per night

Least expensive month to go: June (20% savings, compared to annual average)


16. Lisbon, Portugal

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Average annual hotel rate: $US189 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (1% savings, compared to annual average)


15. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Average annual hotel rate: $US264 per night

Least expensive month to go: September (19% savings, compared to annual average)


14. Jamaica

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Average annual hotel rate: $US301 per night

Least expensive month to go: December (12% savings, compared to annual average)


13. Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Average annual hotel rate: $US113 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (18% savings, compared to annual average)


12. Hanoi, Vietnam

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Average annual hotel rate: $US73 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (7% savings, compared to annual average)


11. Phuket, Thailand

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Average annual hotel rate: $US161 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (32% savings, compared to annual average)


10. New York City, USA

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Average annual hotel rate: $US406 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (4% savings, compared to annual average)


9. Istanbul, Turkey

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Average annual hotel rate: $US109 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (6% savings, compared to annual average)


8. Marrakech, Morocco

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Average annual hotel rate: $US175 per night

Least expensive month to go: June (9% savings, compared to annual average)


7. Prague, Czech Republic

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Average annual hotel rate: $US147 per night

Least expensive month to go: November (12% savings, compared to annual average)


6. Barcelona, Spain

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Average annual hotel rate: $US231 per night

Least expensive month to go: November (15% savings, compared to annual average)


5. Crete, Greece

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Average annual hotel rate: $US169 per night

Least expensive month to go: October (36% savings, compared to annual average)


4. Bali, Indonesia

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Average annual hotel rate: $US155 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (8% savings, compared to annual average)


3. Rome, Italy

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Average annual hotel rate: $US190 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (8% savings, compared to annual average)


2. London, United Kingdom

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Average annual hotel rate: $US266 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (4% savings, compared to annual average)


1. Paris, France

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Average annual hotel rate: $US231 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (8% savings, compared to annual average)