Georgia instead of New York and Estonia instead of Paris: Top 5 alternatives to popular tourist destinations

By TravelWiseFeb 23, 2024 08:09 AMNews
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Vacation in Georgia
Vacation in Georgia. Source: Wikipedia

In recent times, many well-known tourist destinations have turned into hidden tourist traps.

To overcome this and enjoy a more memorable trip during your upcoming vacation, avoid these overrated locations and check out alternative options to get a better travel experience, Times of India suggests.

Georgia instead of New York and Estonia instead of Paris: Top 5 alternatives to popular tourist destinations
Travelling to Estonia. Source: Wikipedia

Visit Slovenia and skip Switzerland

Often overshadowed by more famous countries, Slovenia is a small European gem. Although it is half the size of Switzerland, it is equally charming and romantic. Full of cultural richness, Slovenia uniquely combines Hungarian, German and Austrian influences, offering a fusion of cultures and architecture rarely seen elsewhere.

Visit the Zanzibar Islands and skip the Maldives

Known for its luxurious five-star resorts surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise lagoons, the Maldives is a popular destination around the world. However, for those on a tight budget or looking for a less crowded alternative, the Zanzibar archipelago is an attractive option. This culturally rich tropical paradise is one of Africa's top beach destinations, famous for its stunning turquoise blue waters, golden yellow sandy beaches and charming rustic resorts.

Visit Georgia and skip New York

Choose Georgia for an off-road adventure and, for a change, avoid the hectic pace of New York City. By doing so, you can embark on a fascinating journey to Georgia, where the Caucasus Mountains, ancient monasteries, and warm hospitality will offer you a special travel experience. Abandoning the bustling cityscape of New York and opting for the diverse charm of Georgia will definitely not be a bad choice. From the historic streets of Tbilisi to the picturesque landscapes of Kazbegi National Park, Georgia will not disappoint you in any way.

Visit Estonia and skip Paris

Choose Estonia for a more intimate and less traditional European adventure and skip the tourist clichés of Paris for a change. You can skip the bustling streets of Paris and enjoy an exciting journey to Estonia, where the picturesque landscapes and vibrant cultural scenes will stay in your heart. While in Estonia, you can explore the medieval streets of Tallinn, visit the picturesque Lahemaa National Park, and enjoy Estonia's centres of contemporary art and technology for an unusual yet enriching travel experience.

Visit Oman and skip Dubai

If you want an unusual experience, visit Oman instead of Dubai. Its historic capital of Muscat, with its stunning architecture and vibrant bazaars, will offer you all the space you need to explore at your own pace. Skip the bustling tourist centre of Dubai and you won't regret it when you're in the serene landscapes of Oman, where the sands of Wahib and the ancient forts in Nizwa will captivate you.

Earlier, TravelWise told you why you should visit Paris in 2024 and what travel format to choose to enjoy this city to the fullest.

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