Top 10 Countries 2013, Top 10 Regions and Top 10 Cities for 2013

Lonely Planet Guide Reveals Its Best for 2013


Lonely Planet’s eighth eagerly-awaited annual collection of the best places to go has named Hobart and Christchurch as two of the world’s top cities for next year in 2013.

Other cities to make Lonely Planet’s list for 2013 are San Francisco (1), Amsterdam (2), Hyderabad (3), Derry/Londonderry (4), Beijing (5), Montreal (8), Addis Ababa (9) and Puerto Iguazu (10).

This new edition of BEST IN TRAVEL also features Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries 2013: Sri Lanka (1), Montenegro (2), South Korea (3), Ecuador (4), Slovakia (5), Solomon Islands (6), Iceland (7), Turkey (8), Dominican Republic (9) and Madagascar (10); along with its Top 10 Regions for next year: Corsica (1), The Negev (2); Mustang (3), The Yukon (4), Chachapoyas & Kuelap (5), The US Gulf Coast (6), Carinthia (7), Palawan (8), Japan’s Inland Sea (9) and Campania (10).

The selection is made by a panel of in-house travel experts, based on topicality, excitement, value and that special X-factor. Lonely Planet’s focus is on the merits of each destination and the unique experiences they offer travellers.

Other BEST IN TRAVEL 2013 highlights include:
– The best travel experiences for the year ahead in the book’s 15 Top Travel Lists, including the Best-Value Destinations for 2013 (Rio scores the top spot).
– More than 35 events mapped out month by month in the 2013 Travel Planner, from the Special Olympics Winter Games in South Korea to Fiestas de Quito in Ecuador.