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24th Oct 2017

Here are the 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

Paul Moore

How many have you seen?

If you fancy a short break over the Christmas holidays, the Condé Nast Traveler might be able to give you a few interesting insights regarding potential destinations.

The renowned guide has published its Readers’ Choice Awards, and for the fifth year in a row, Italy is the number one destination that people want to see.

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine’s history.

Elsewhere, the world’s best hotels, resorts, cities and airlines, and more can be found here.

In terms of the world’s best cities, London ranked 14th with Tokyo (1), Vienna (2), Kyoto (3), Barcelona (4) and Paris (5) comprising the top 5. Dublin also made the prestigious list, it ranked 39th out of the 40 cities that made the grade.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa in Bath, England ranked second in the list of Europe’s best hotels while the Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa, Evershot, England is one place lower.

Here are the top 20 countries to visit in your lifetime:

  1. Morocco
  2. Canada
  3. Japan
  4. Ireland
  5. Portugal
  6. Mexico
  7. Netherlands
  8. Sri Lanka
  9. Vietnam
  10. South Africa
  11. India
  12. Turkey
  13. Thailand
  14. New Zealand
  15. Australia
  16. Greece
  17. USA
  18. Spain
  19. France
  20. Italy