Tasmania Makes National Geographic’s Best Trips List for 2020

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With the publication of its annual Best Trips list, National Geographic announces the 25 must-see destinations and travel experiences for 2020. Within the list, 17 of the 25 destinations were nominated, researched, reported, and written in collaboration with National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 17 international editorial teams. Tasmania was selected in the Adventure category.

With a goal to bring readers a global itinerary of destinations to discover and transformative experiences to seek in the new year, the list champions National Geographic’s sustainable tourism goals, which include supporting cultural engagement, community benefit, geographic and thematic diversity, affordability and value. The list is organised into four general categories: Culture, City, Nature, and Adventure.

“Best Trips is our annual list of where to go, what to know and how to see the world in the year ahead,” says George Stone, Executive Editor, Travel. “The list features 25 timely and global destinations and experiences that make for a year of transformative travels. To build the list we worked with National Geographic editors around the world as well as photographers, writers, explorers and, of course, passionate travelers to report on the essential sites to see and places to be in 2020.”

National Geographic’s Best Trips 2020 destinations:


  1. Asturias, Spain
  2. Guizhou Province, China (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler China edition)
  3. Gobekli Tepe, Turkey (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Turkey edition)
  4. Maya, Guatemala (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Latin American edition)
  5. Mendoza Province, Argentina
  6. Abu Simbel, Egypt (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Israel edition)


  1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. Telc, Czechia (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Czechia edition)
  3. Fort Kochi, Kerala, India (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler India edition)
  4. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Netherlands edition)
  5. Parma, Italy
  6. Puebla, Mexico


  1. Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Canada
  2. Kalahari Desert, Southern Africa (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Romania edition)
  3. Bialowieza Forest, Belarus/Poland (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Poland edition)
  4. National Blue Trail, Hungary (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Hungary edition)
  5. Canary Islands, Spain (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Spain edition)
  6. Maldives (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler France edition)
  7. Grand Canyon, Arizona


  1. Tasmania, Australia (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Korea edition)
  2. Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Germany edition)
  3. Wales Way, United Kingdom (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler U.K. edition)
  4. Tohoku, Japan
  5. Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Russia edition)
  6. Zakouma National Park, Chad (Nominated by National Geographic Traveler Italy edition)


Lead Image: Tasmania -Ansons Bay to Tutrle Rock. The Bay of Fires, on the northeastern coast, got its name from the Aboriginal campfires spotted by British seafarers—but it could also apply to its orange lichen-covered boulders.
PHOTOGRAPH BY Ewen Bel, National Geographic's Best Trips 2020. 

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