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7 Amazing Destinations You Need to Put on Your 2017 Bucket List

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Planning where to go for your next holiday? Here’s a list of best places to visit curated by HolidayIQ.

7 Amazing Destinations You Need to Put on Your 2017 Bucket List:

  1. Phuket
  2. Rome
  3. London
  4. Paris
  5. Bali
  6. New York City
  7. Barcelona-ES

1. Phuket: The land of striking islands and lazy beaches

Phuket: The land of striking islands and lazy beaches
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Explore the beautiful white-sand beaches and culture of Patong or take a boat ride to the enchanting Phang Nga Bay (James Bond Island). Watch the colossal Buddha statue, sitting majestically on top of Nakkerd Hills and be dazzled at Phuket Fantasea the ‘ultimate cultural theme park’.

“Phuket is the combination of all mode of modern as well the traditional city, from sea to hill it's all amazing. What to do in Phuket: 1) Stay near Patong beach, take the bike on rent and visit Phuket town - it's colored homes, traditional markets 2) Phuket Fantasia- it's worth every single penny spent 3) Phi Phi island has a beautiful beach.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Ravi.

2. Rome: Of timeless monuments and great food

Rome: Of timeless monuments and great food
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Hang out in the 2,000-year-old Pantheon, walk the cobbled streets of Roman Forum or circle around the largest remaining Roman-era amphitheater the Colosseum. Stroll to the Trastevere streets for good pizzas. 

“Mesmerising ancient monuments. Keep your cell phone/camera batteries fully charged. Rome is a heaven for Photography and history lovers. I had a walking tour on my own and covered Colosseum, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, piazza Venezia and some ruins of the ancient city.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Neeraj Rajbanshi.

3. London: Fascinating history and a multitude of cultural treasures

London: Fascinating history and a multitude of cultural treasures
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The South bank route along the Thames river takes you past attractions like the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, and Tate Modern. Visit the Buckingham Palace and head to Trafalgar Square to grab a bite. Don’t forget to spare some time in the evening to watch the London bridge.

“Have you ever had those vivid dreams? With the best ever surroundings? And dramatic clouds? Yes? Please then go ahead and visit London- UK. You can make your dream come true, exactly the way you saw it. ” shares HolidayIQ Glory.

4. Paris: An artistic, gastronomical and cultural journey

Paris: An artistic, gastronomical and cultural journey
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Take a cruise on the Sienna river, the Notre DameAlexander bridge, and Palace of Versailles are other gems worth watching. Louvre museum and the Eiffel Tower are not to be missed.

“The best sights to see are the Eiffel Tower, walk across Champs Elysees, Louvre Museum, Montmartre to name a few. You must visit this destination to experience the beauty and architecture of this city, the cafes that line up the sidewalks and the history that surrounds the areas." shares HolidayIQ reviewer Manav.

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5. Bali: Mesmerizing beaches, rainforests and an active volcano

Bali: Mesmerizing beaches, rainforests and an active volcano
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Explore Jagasari, one of Bali’s oldest villages and walk through the terraced rice fields and temples. Trek to the Bedugal Waterfall and soak in the healing Bangor springs. Beachaholic can head to Pemuteran and Bunaken beaches.

“Bali, a province of Indonesia, known for its arts, sculptures, traditional dance and Balinese massage, has something on offer for everyone. Along with pristine sand beaches, it serves mesmerizing views of high mountains, lakes and paddy rice fields.” shares HolidayIQ Saurabh.

6. New York City: The city that never sleeps literally

New York City: The city that never sleeps literally
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A ferry trip to Liberty Island & Ellis Island, walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, Wall street, 9/11 memorialChinatown and Little Italy can all be covered in the Downtown loop. The observatory centers at the Empire state building avails a bird's eye view of the city. The Times Square is one experience that should not be missed at any cost.

“Places to visit are Downtown nightlife, Empire State building, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park, Broadway Shows, Brooklyn Bridge, Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical garden, Yankee Stadium, Operas, concerts, dance and theater at Lincoln center. The diverse culture will amaze any visitor.” shares HolidayIQ Vinyl Veludandi.

7. Barcelona: Boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class nightlife

Barcelona: Boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class nightlife
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Start with the beautiful Park Guell and walk around the famous street Las Ramblas. Soccer fans must visit Camp Nou and the Light and sound show at Magic Fontana is simply breathtaking. Marvel at the Gaudi masterpieces at Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo.

“If you want a taste of Europe with cobbled pathways, but an almost Mediterranean climate, a mix of bustling colourful markets & swanky upmarket brand outlets this is the place to visit. People who love art, architecture and have an interest specifically in Gothic art, this is a must-visit place.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Gaurav.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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