Now that 2024 is officially here its time to review some of top the travel destinations everyone should visit for the new year! Our travel experts have looked at all of the trends and forecast which destinations will be the most popular travel destinations for 2024, offering a diverse range of experiences to suit every traveler.

1. Japan

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Japan is a captivating blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge modernity. Japan remained closed to visitors for a long time post-pandemic, but now that it is finally open to travelers it is becoming widely popular! Last year we witnessed all of our Japan programs sell out quickly, and this year we expect the trend to continue. Travelers are intrigued by Kyoto’s historic temples, and the bustling streets of Tokyo with its neon-lit skyscrapers, and don’t get us started on the food! Indulge in some of the freshest sushi in the world, or even try your hand at making it yourself! Add Japan to your travel 2024 list for the ultimate experience!


2. Spain

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Spain has always been a popular travel destination, but we are seeing an increase in the amount of travelers booking tickets to visit this diverse country in 2024. Its vibrant cities, picturesque landscapes, and rich history, provide the perfect mix for any traveler. Indulge in the lively rhythm of flamenco dancing, savor the culinary delights of tapas and paella, marvel at the unique architecture in Barcelona, or learn Spanish among the native speakers. Spain’s diverse regions offer something for every traveler.

3. New Zealand

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New Zealand is a destination truly unlike any other. New Zealand’s snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, and lush greenery make it the perfect place for endless things to do and see. And, its beauty is not the only reason worth going. New Zealand is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. Explore alpine lakes, hike to hidden glaciers, stargaze in a hot spring, explore a glow worm dell, and cruise through dramatic fjords. Known for its warm and welcoming hospitality, New Zealand is the perfect place for travelers to discover the magic of its landscapes and create memories that will last a lifetime. Come experience the awe-inspiring beauty and endless adventure that make New Zealand a truly extraordinary travel destination.

4. Iceland

This Nordic island nation promises an adventure like no other. Travelers can explore the vibrant and hip capital, Reykjavik, home to funky street art, artisan boutiques, and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Hike in the amazing Dimmuborgir Lava Forest, and even ride the majestic Icelandic horses, cross fjords, or go on a whale watch! Realx in the soothing warmth of the Blue Lagoon, surrounded by volcanic landscapes, or chase the elusive Northern Lights dancing across the sky. If you’re a budding photographer, join our Iceland Photography program to capture mind-blowing photos with the guidance of professional photographers. With its beautiful and diverse landscape, Iceland offers a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for nature lovers and those seeking the extraordinary.


5. South Africa

Students enjoy sunset over the savannah while on safari in South Africa during teen travel tour.

If you’re someone who likes an underrated destination, South Africa might be the place for you! Cape Town, with its stunning scenery and diverse cultural influences, remains a top destination for 2024. Wildlife and nature enthusiasts can venture into Kruger National Park to encounter the Big Five and experience the beauty of the African wilderness. Lose yourself in the awe-inspiring views from God’s Window along the route from Johannesburg to Nelspruit via Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes or, try a local cooking lesson to gain valuable cultural insight.

As we look ahead to 2024, these travel destinations promise experiences that cater to every traveler’s desires. Whether you seek cultural immersion, outdoor adventures, or simply a relaxing getaway, the world is teeming with possibilities. Pack your bags, set your sights on these incredible destinations, and let the wonders of 2024 unfold through unforgettable journeys.


Ready to start planning your 2024 travels? Contact us and one of our Program Consultants will help you choose the perfect adventure for you!

Mairead McCaffery

Mairead was born and raised in Philadelphia where she sparked her passion for travel by joining a trip to Italy with Travel For Teens. She attended Temple University and studied abroad in London which allowed her to travel extensively throughout Europe. Mairead now shares her passion for travel with the next generation by leading tours with Travel For Teens and writing about her travel experiences in her free time. Mairead currently resides in Brooklyn, NY where she enjoys reading, time outdoors, and planning her future adventures.


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