With the year 2020 all but ruled out for international travel, it is time to start looking ahead to the future. Travel is going to be very different after covid-19, but this may not be a terrible thing. It is likely many travelers will go to more remote places. So the question is, where to travel in 2021? Here we will show you a Post-Covid Guide For Curious Tourists | Cities to Visit in 2021.
10. Salzburg, Austria :
Magical Salzburg may be best known as the birthplace of Mozart and home of one of the greatest musical ever created The Sound of Music, but there’s more to this magical city than just music. Old-world charm and a stunning Alpine setting render Salzburg a truly charming, all-season tourist destination.
When it comes to getting around Salzburg, you have two suggestions: walk or bike. The city is too easy to navigate and too beautiful and charming to view from your car. But if your heart is set on using public transportation, don’t worry. Salzburg got some great transit systems.
Top sights in Salzburg
- ST. PETER’S ABBEY
- MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE
- MIRABELL PALACE AND GARDENS
- AND HELLBRUNN PALACE.
Just a few minute’s drives from Salzburg is Hallstatt, one of the most magical towns in Europe. This small town has become quite a famous tourist destination. Ideally, this is another place where you should plan to spend the night. During the summers, this town is full of tourists. For the best experience, get here early or tour the town in the evening once the day-trippers have left.
Krakow is the second-largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Krakow has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland’s most important economic hubs. No wonder it was the capital of Poland from 1038 to 1569.
Top sights in Krakow
- See St. Mary’s Basilica
- Visit the MOCAK, Visit the Botanical Garden
- explore the Polish Aviation Museum
- Have fun at Aquapark (Park Wodny)
Don’t forget to visit Oskar Schindler’s factory – the one that Liam Neeson’s Schindler’s List movie was about – is now a museum open to the public, and provides an interesting glance into life in Krakow during the Second World War.
Nothing stays hidden forever, and it won’t be long until you’re hearing people talk about “this one time, in Krakow”. It’s a city with a rich past, but its head is firmly turned towards the future.
8. Rajasthan, India
If romance could be manufactured, Rajasthan would be a good place to locate a bottling plant. With its beautiful wild desert scenery, ancient sandcastle forts, pastel-colored cities, dust-speckled light, and its swathes of scarlet and marigold textiles, India’s largest state offer so much for a wanderlust.
Located in the north-west of India and covering an area roughly the same as Germany, Rajasthan is relatively easy to get to and travel around. It offers outstanding value for money and, arguably, has the most tightly packed collection of cultural sights of any Indian state you will ever visit, thanks to the legacies of the Mughal emperors. Yes, it can be loud, with pockets of distressing poverty. But, for soft adventure and pure spectacle, Rajasthan is hard to beat.
Top sights in Rajasthan
- Haw Mahal in Jaipur
- Man Sagar Lake Temple in Chittorgarh
- Rajasthan, Ranthambore National Park
- Elephant ride in Rajasthan.
If you’re looking for a place where history and culture are celebrated throughout the year, Rajasthan is for you. There’s always an interesting and energetic festival or fair going on that provides an insight into the rich cultural heritage that makes the state tick.
Must-do things in Rajasthan
- The International Kite Festival held in January around Makar Sakranti (Jaipur & Jodhpur),
- Pushkar Camel Fair in November (Pushkar)
- Elephant Fair in March (Jaipur)
- Urs festival held from the 1st to 6th day of Rajab (Ajmer)
- Magnetic Fields Festival in December (Alsisar).
7. Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located just a half hour drive south of Da Nang. To get to Hoi An, one flew Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang and then to Hoi An. It is an exceptionally we-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port dating from 15th to 19th century. Hoi An has no airport and no train station either.
Must-see tourist attractions in Hoi An
- Japanese Covered Bridge’s Pagoda
- Quan Cong Temple
- An Bang Beach,
- Hoi An Ancient Town
- Fukian Assembly Hall
- Hoi An Museum
- Thanh Ha Pottery Village has remained very lowkey.
Everything here is for sale at Local not at tourist prices.And don’t forget to use Swan Boats on the river near the footbridge. Hoi An is a well-preserved community of merchant houses, temples, and ancient tea warehouses. There are still no chains in Hoi An so, in terms of becoming the next Bali, it has a long way to go.
6. Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico’s largest city and capital may be massive, but it isn’t hard to love. Familiar to most most of the people as then most populous city, is a lot more than that. This major world city offers history, art, great food, shopping and family attractions plus it’s easy to get around, beautiful and packed with high-quality accommodation.
Visiting Mexico City is a chance to step into a completely different culture. Explore the riches of Mexican food culture at gourmet restaurants like Izote or El Cardenal. Watch the Day of the Dead celebrations or the Semana Santa procession, or take salsa dancing classes at a downtown studio.
The city also has more than 800 years of history. Explore the world of the ancient Aztecs, wonder at the immensity of the Zocalo and the Metropolitan Cathedral, and tour the palaces of the Centro Historico. Or just forget about culture and head to the boutiques in Polanco or the Six Flags Mexico amusement park.
Top Sights in Mexico City
- Museo Nacional de Antropología
- Discover Mexico’s Past
- Torre Latinoamericana
- Castillo de Chapultepec
- The Pyramids of Teotihuacan
- The Floating Gardens of Xochimilco
- Chapultepec Park and The Town of Puebla
The Mexico City subway is fast, safe, and extensive. It runs from early morning to midnight, and at about 30 cents per ride, it’s a great deal. It can get crowded, however, and like most mass transit systems, there is a risk of pickpockets so keep your belongings close.
5. Providence, Rhodes Island
Long overshadowed by Boston, Providence owns its own as a historical heavyweight. Providence is the state capital and largest city in Rhode Island, as well as the third-largest city in New England. Formerly the main city of industry as well as organized crime, Providence’s Renaissance has created new parks and attractions and brought importance back to its historic roots. Down city events, historic vistas, eclectic districts such as College Hill and Federal Hill, and great nightlife make Providence a worthwhile tourist destination.
Big-city sophistication with small-city charm: Providence has the best of both worlds. A flourishing arts community, prestigious academic institutions Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), an impressive restaurant scene, and a revitalized Downtown all help the city live up to its nickname: Creative Capital. Close (but not too close) to Boston—with a completely different sensibility—Providence is a worthy stop on any New England tour.
Places to visit in Providence
- DePasquale Square
- Museum of Natural History and Planetarium at Roger Williams Park,
- Street Art at Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)
- Water fire Providence.
Now open your wallet for some shopping downtown. You’ll first want to hit The Arcade, the country’s oldest shopping mall. Pop into Carmen& Ginger, a so-called vintage store, and Chamonix Antiques, where you’ll spot the mid-century modern coffee table of your dreams.
4. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo is one of the most historically interesting and diverse cities in Europe, located between Croatia and Serbia, and 150 kilometers away from Montenegro. It is a place where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split; where the people of the Roman Catholic west, Eastern Orthodox east, and the Ottoman south, met, lived, and warred. It is both an example of historical turbulence and the clash of civilizations, as well as a beacon of hope for peace through multicultural tolerance. The city is traditionally famous for its religious buildings.
Transportation from Sarajevo Airport to City center Sarajevo International Airport is located 10 kilometers away from the city center. You can also enjoy the city in a rental car. The most blistering month in Sarajevo is August and the coldest is January. We suggest you visit During spring or early autumn since the weather is cooler and more welcoming. Please stay there in Sarajevo for 3-4 days to enjoy it to the fullest.
Top sights in Sarajevo
- Sacred Heart Cathedral
- Kovači Memorial Cemetery
- Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque
- Sarajevo Tunnel Museum
- Jewish Museum
- Latin Bridge is an amazing bridge built by 18th century Ottoman sultan.
This city offers many pubs, dance clubs, and rock bars to enjoy the nightlife Reminders of the war. Walking around Sarajevo, it will be hard to miss the bullet holes and effects of shell blasts serving as reminders of the war. The civil war was quite recent, only ending in 1995, and the country is still working towards rebuilding its infrastructure.
3. Split, Croatia
Split (Spalato in Italian), the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest city on the Dalmatian Coast, is one of the most charming places in Croatia. The rustic old town is decorated with preserved, historic monuments, while the urban outskirts of the split are rougher around the edges. Splits old Town is definitely doable within a day Compared to Dubrovnik.
Must-do things in Split
- visit the old town and Diocletian’s Palace
- Saint Domnius Cathedral
- take a walking tour on the Riva – Split’s Harbor
- Relax At one of the Split Beaches.
- Enjoy Some Wine tasting,
- Visit some great Museums like Split Archaeological Museum, and Split Live Museum.
A lot of people think that one day in Split is enough but that’s a big mistake, Split and the surroundings are so stunning and there are so many things to do.
2. Alexandria, Egypt
One of the great centers of learning in the ancient world and famous for its beautiful harbor, Alexandria has seduced poets, travelers, and novelists for centuries. With its unique mixture of European and Middle Eastern culture, there’s nowhere quite like this city.
It’s a faded shade of its former glorious cosmopolitan self, but still worth a visit for its many cultural attractions and still-palpable glimpses of its past. If you are not a fan of heat, then avoid the summertime and visit in the cooler months of spring and fall. This is a desert climate so you will have warm long days, but cool nights –so stock up on sunscreen and bring layers. If you are not a fan of heat, then avoid the summertime and visit in the cooler months of spring and fall. This is a desert climate so you will have warm long days, but cool nights –so stock up on sunscreen and bring layers.
1. Soﬁa, Bulgaria
Soﬁa, one of the oldest cities in Europe, is a city with a sparkling future; it’s the energetically resilient Bulgarian capital. It is located in the western part of Bulgaria, in the very center of the Balkans, in a valley at the foot of Vitosha mountain.
Soﬁa is well-connected with other popular destinations in Bulgaria, such as Plovdiv, Bansko, and Sunny Beach, but also major cities in neighboring countries, such as Istanbul, Belgrade, and Skopje through the bus system. Communist influence still pervades; the country’s short occupation from 1945 to 1989 is still visible in its neo-Stalinist architecture. Despite this, most of Sofia’s tourist attractions are pre-date this era.
Top sights in Sofia
- Hagia Sophia Church,
- Sveti Georgi Rotunda
- The Sveta Nedelya Church
- The statue of Sveta Soﬁa
- The Soﬁa Synagogue
- The Banya Bashi Mosque
- Soﬁa Zoo
- The National Museum of History
- Soﬁa City Art Gallery
- Soﬁa Independent Film Festival,
Always trust your gut instinct. If a taxi driver seems shady, stop the cab and get out. If your hotel is seedier than you thought, move to a different one. If you don’t do it at home, don’t do it in Soﬁa! Follow that rule, and you’ll avoid being the victim of petty crime.
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