Everyone dreams of the best places to travel once the pandemic is over! Just imagine being free as a bird again, not worrying about all the restrictions we have in place right now all over Europe. Traveling is so important in order to maintain a positive state of mind. The fact that you change your environment not only does well for your well-being, but it also gives you the opportunity to explore different cultures and live differently.
Therefore, I’ve put together a list with the best places to visit once the pandemic is over. After lots of research, I’ve included places I’ve visited and recommend from the bottom of my heart, as well as places that are currently there on my bucket list waiting for me to tick them off. Let’s GO ✈️
1. Bali, Indonesia
I have to assign the first place on my list to Bali without any doubt. Bali is an Indonesian island full of mesmerising landscapes, beautiful beaches and breath taking sunsets. Besides its wonderful nature, Bali has a vast culture of religious sites that is worth exploring.
The island itself is actually well known for its mountains, wonderful beaches, coral reefs and so much more. The beauty of the island will amaze you and its many mysteries will make you thrive for more.
When to visit? The best time to visit Bali is from May to June as you’ll enjoy sunny and warm weather. Visiting Bali is so much more than just a random trip during Spring, it’s a spiritual journey. One that deserves to be taken in fully and celebrated. Personally, I cannot wait to visit at some point this year and be able to explore every corner of this beautiful island.
2. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Actually, I have just came back from Punta Cana and I had no doubt it deserved to be on this list of best places to visit. Punta Cana is a region the Dominican Republic known for its wonderful 32 kilometres stretch of beaches and clear waters. Punta Cana and its resorts will provide you the best modern beachfront living type of holiday.
During your stay, you can take boat trips in the Atlantic Ocean to explore the marine life, swim with the dolphins, visit adventure parks or swim in the beautiful ocean and get a great tan (please wear SPF 50, the sun rays are strong there).
The best period of time to visit Punta Cana is from March to May. In Summer you’ll get a more rainy weather there and it won’t be as enjoyable.
3. Mallorca, Spain
The next destination on my list of the best places to travel once the pandemic is over is Mallorca. Thanks to its sheltered coves, grand beach resorts and Roman remains, Mallorca is one of the best places to visit. It is actually the crown jewel of Spain’s many Balearic islands in the Mediterranean sea. The Spanish architecture and its beautiful coastline should make your stay dreamy.
You can chose to stay in Palma De Mallorca, the island’s capital, and let yourself amazed by the city’s vibrant nightlife and history. Or you can choose to stay on the coast like I did and get to explore more of the island’s vibe. Some places that I visited and absolutely loved: Port de Sóller, Cap de Formentor, Valldemossa. That day driving through the island will always stay in my heart.
It’s said that the best months to visit this gorgeous place are March and May, when tourists haven’t arrived on the island yet, however I visited during summer and it wasn’t too busy.
4. Transylvania, Romania
Even if Transylvania is not a tropical island or destination, its variety of landscapes and the culture will enchant you. Situated in Romania, Transylvania is best known for its medieval towns and gothic fortresses. During your visit in Romania you can discover Dracula’s legend and find out that the man behind Bram Stokers’ story is actually Vlad the Impaler – a famous Voivode of Wallachia.
Let Transylvania and its wonders transform your holiday from an ordinary one to a journey filled with magic and history everywhere you go.
5. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is an island located in French Polynesia surrounded by sand fringed islets and a magical turquoise lagoon. You can discover amazing landscapes and coral reefs at every step. One magical thing to do that can complete your trip to Bora Bora can be scuba diving. After spending so much time in your house, you deserve something that can rise your level of adrenaline. Moreover, once you try this extreme but totally safe sport, you will unleash a new world under the water. After all, Bora Bora is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving.
The best months to travel to this island are November and April, due to the fine temperatures.
6. Rome, Italy
When it comes to Rome I must admit that I believe everyone should visit it at least once in a lifetime. I have such a great connection to Rome due to its atmosphere and history. The architecture looks gorgeous in every single corner of the city and history literally flies in the air. Not only there are lots of activities you can try while visiting Rome, but this city will totally take your breath away. At least it did for me! For sure, Rome is one of the best places to travel once the pandemic is over.
Moreover, if you decide to visit Rome you should also take a day or two off for visiting the incredible Vatican. Have a lesson of history and religion and enjoy some of the greatest art pieces in the world.
7. Dubai, UAE
Dubai will unleash you an ultramodern journey. Known for its luxurious vibe, great architecture and a vibrant nightlife scenery, Dubai has everything you can wish for in a holiday.
However, I know it’s not always about the looks, so this city can also provide you with some incredible history that will show you the real face of Dubai. If local culture is something you’re interested in, I totally recommend visiting Al Fahidi – the historical neighbourhood. I’ve learnt so much about the city’s early days and how much crafts have contributed to its economical growth.
Whilst in Dubai, besides the beach, experience wise, you can enjoy a dessert safari in 4×4 cars (that was so much fun), scuba diving, sky diving over the Dubai Palm, yacht tours, the Fountain shows, the Burj Khalifa and getting lost in the Dubai Souks.
Visit this wonderful city from November to March for the best experience.
8. New York, USA
“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of”- is the perfect description for the wonderful New York. As Alicia Keys says, the streets will totally make you feel brand new and the lights that bring the city to life will inspire you. I believe there is no place in this world that can replicate the feeling that New York has to offer.
Even if the city itself is a work of art and every corner will unleash something new, the great museums, theatres and works of history really make New York what it is today.
Experience the American dream and enjoy a wonderful trip to the city of fantasies.
9. Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, the 9th best place to visit on my list is located in Peru. This 15th century citadel (also named “Lost city of the Incas”) will impress you with its centuries old secrets hidden in its walls. Only the thought of how impressive the architectural design of the citadel is can bring shivers down your spine. Sounds like one of the best places to travel once the pandemic is over, right?
One of the best times you can visit Machu Picchu is from April to May.
10. Barcelona, Spain
The cosmopolitan capital of Spain, Barcelona, is actually best known for its impressive architecture and art. During your visit to Barcelona you can visit the wonderful Sagrada Familia church, the Picasso museum and many more landmarks.
Enjoy the greatness of every serene park, golden shoreline and modern art museums. Have some delicious tapas in the Gothic Quarter, hire a quad and explore the beach coast. That’s how I spent my days in Barcelona and I’ve made the best memories!
Try something new as your first trip after the pandemic is over.
In the end, I must admit that there are plenty of places to visit, but I believe these are the best ones to travel to once the pandemic is over. Which one is the best fit for you and what city you would suggest me to add on my next list?