After a challenging 2020 and 2021, travel will return with a bang in 2022 as a slew of the best vacation destinations welcome travelers to explore again.


From major events to new air routes opening up beautiful places to highly anticipated film releases that add Hollywood-worthy locations to our vacation wishlist, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to traveling in 2022.

In sport, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar will put the Middle East country in the spotlight – but with its ultra-modern architecture influenced by Islamic design and thriving arts and culture scene, you might want to discover the destination before the soccer crowds arrive .

Closer to home, Holland will do the splendid Floriade exhibition. With the current eco-theme “Growing Green Cities” and fascinating flower exhibitions, we have six months to enjoy the horticultural wonders of this unique attraction.

For beach lovers, a classic Caribbean island is easier to get to from the UK with a new Virgin Atlantic flight route that winter sun fans will appreciate. In fact, there are two Caribbean beauty spots on our radar for 2022.

When it comes to a city break on the continent, a new European Capital of Culture offers a photogenic destination that you may have missed before. The tree-lined promenades and historic architecture are well worth the low-cost flight.

Here on home soil, we keep our eye on the gourmet city that hosts the Commonwealth Games. And there’s a landscape near Edinburgh with lots of new store openings and great views of the coast.

Check out our top picks for the best vacation destinations to visit in 2022.

Covid-19: Please check those Government Guidelines for International Travel and the Information from the Federal Foreign Office for the country of travel prior to travel.