Hottest destinations for 2013 – in pictures, all the recommendations

Travel, just like any other lifestyle obsession, has its fashions and trends.

Every year, the establishment provides a collection of lists detailing where we should go in the next 12 months.

How they are selected we’re not sure. It could be the authoritative combination of exhaustive knowledge and prescience. Then again, it might just be pins stuck blindly into maps.

So what are the hottest destinations of 2013 according to the most respected travel publications on the planet? We’ve trawled the pages so you don’t have to! Our featured image is by D.H. Parks.

Lonely Planet – Top 10 cities

San Francisco, USA

San Francisco. Photo by levork

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by phibs_i

Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad, India. Photo by { pranav }

Peace Bridge across the River Foyle in Derry, Ireland

The Peace Bridge across the River Foyle in Derry / Londonderry, Ireland. Photo by yellow book

The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

The Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China. Photo by Nagarjun

River Avon, Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by pandrcutts

Hobart, Tasmania

Sullivans Cove in Hobart, Tasmania. Photo by Charles Haynes

Marché Bonsecours in Vieux Montréal, Canada

Marché Bonsecours in Vieux Montréal, Canada. Photo by abdallahh

Orfanato de Kidane in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Orfanato de Kidane in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Fran Villena (villano)

Puerto Iguazu on the Argentine–Brazil border

Puerto Iguazu on the Argentine–Brazil border. Photo by Leandro’s World Tour

Travel + Leisure – Hottest travel destinations of 2013

Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

Bahia Ballena, a small town in the Costa Ballena region, Costa Rica. Photo by Experience Costa Rica

Basilicata, Italy

Basilicata, a region in the south of Italy. Photo by LUCIOdb

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico. Photo by trishhartmann

Minneapolis, USA

Spoonbridge & Cherry by Claes Oldenburg, sits beside the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, USA. Photo by TBoard

Reunion, Indian Ocean

Reunion, Indian Ocean. Photo by Vvillamon

Manila, Philippines

Philippines. Photo by akeán2®

Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo by Wonderlane

Charlevoix region, Quebec, Canada

The Hautes Gorges de la Rivière Malbaie National Park is a provincial park in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Canada. Photo by manumilou

Uco Valley, Argentina

The Uco Valley lies south of Mendoza, Argentina. Photo by tony.bailey

Victoria Falls - Zambia Side

Victoria Falls, Zambia. Photo by jurvetson

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by HanZuyderwijk

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Gold Coast, Queensland. Photo by avlxyz

Marseille, France

Marseille, France. Photo by smallkaa

National Geographic Traveler – Best Trips 2013

The Swallow's Nest castle near Yalta in the Crimea, Ukraine

The Swallow’s Nest castle near Yalta in the Crimea, Ukraine. Photo by Andrew Kudrin

Marseille, France

A view of Marseille from the Isle d’If. Photo by J.Elliott

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat, Indonesia, a great scuba diving destination. Photo by lakshmioct01

Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

The mosaics in Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. Photo by mararie

The Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada

The Great Bear Rainforest lies between the Pacific Ocean and the Coast Mountain Range on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. Photo by hern42

Lake Malawi, Malawi

Lake Malawi, Malawi. Photo by frankdouwes

Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador. Photo by esteban_vera2001

Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan, Burma

Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan, Burma. Photo by victoriapeckham

Gabarus Lighthouse, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gabarus Lighthouse, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Photo by archer10 (Dennis)

Sipi Falls, Uganda

Sipi Falls, Uganda. Photo by fabulousfabs

Philipsburg Manor and mill in the Hudson Valley, New York. Photo by cliff1066™

Philipsburg Manor and mill in the Hudson Valley, New York. Photo by cliff1066™

White Tower of Thessaloniki, Greece

White Tower of Thessaloniki, Greece. Photo by George M. Groutas

Grenada, Caribbean

Grenada, Caribbean. Photo by Lee Coursey

Bodo, Norway

Bodo, Norway. Photo by AnneCN

Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso, Chile. Photo by keepitsurreal

Missouri River, Montana, USA

Missouri River, Montana, USA. Photo by kiszka king

St Augustine, Florida

St Augustine, Florida. Photo by Eccentric Scholar

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by cwwycoff1

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by cwwycoff1

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Luke,Ma

Jerash, Jordan

Jerash, Jordan. Photo by jess_star87

Ethical Traveler – The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations 2013

Check out Kara Segedin’s blog: Top 10 Ethical Destinations of 2013

Barbados

Barbados. Photo by Ben124.

Cape Verde

Cape Verde. Photo by antifluor

Costa Rica

Costa Rica. Photo by Wha’ppen

Lake Volta, Ghana

Lake Volta, Ghana. Photo by René Mayorga

The Powder Tower (Old Riga), Latvia

The Powder Tower (Old Riga), Latvia. Photo by David Holt London

The Romanov Church in Vilnius, Lithuania

The Romanov Church in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photo by ** Maurice **

Mauritius

Mauritius. Photo by subzi73

Palau, Micronesia

Palau, Micronesia. Photo by LuxTonnerre

Samoa, South Pacific Ocean

Samoa, South Pacific Ocean. Photo by Felipe Skroski

Punta Brava Lighthouse, Montevideo, Uruguay

Punta Brava Lighthouse, Montevideo, Uruguay. Photo by Vince Alongi

Rough Guides – Travel Hot List 2013

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Michael Cavén

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo by Jan Kucic

Kosice, Slovakia

Kosice, Slovakia. Photo by Jiri Brozovsky

Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany. Photo by hko_s

Northeast Iceland

Northeast Iceland. Photo by nicksarebi

Margate, Kent, England

Turner Contemporary at Margate, Kent. Photo by yellow book

Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso, Chile. Photo by Lexe-I

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Payton Chung

Nowhere Festival, Spain

Nowhere Festival, Spain. Photo by activefree

Fodor’s – Go List 2013

Pueblo Indian Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Pueblo Indian Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Mr. T in DC

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo by gementricxs

Azores Islands, Portugal

Azores Islands, Portugal. Photo by Abspires40

Botswana, Africa

Botswana. Photo by jurvetson

Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Ze Carlos Barretta

Easter Island

Easter Island. Photo by neil alejandro

White Cliffs of Dover, England

White Cliffs of Dover, England. Photo by Tobias von der Haar

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Photo by Ted Van Pelt

Kerry, Ireland

Kerry, Ireland. Photo by bobfamiliar

Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany

Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany. Photo by pasa47

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by Turkish Travel

Maldives

Maldives. Photo by Sarah_Ackerman

Marseille, France

Marseille, France. Photo by britsinvade

Mexico City

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Photo by Esparta

Ostrog monastery, Montenegro

Ostrog monastery, Montenegro. Photo by torremountain

Myanmar

Myanmar. Photo by *christopher*

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Photo by Infrogmation

New Zealand

New Zealand. Photo by zach.hodgson

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Photo by Sarah and Iain

Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon. Photo by StuSeeger

Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic

Samana Peninsula, Dominican Republic. Photo by abbynormy

Sardinia

Sardinia. Photo by cristianocani

Seville, Spain

The Plaza de España, Seville, Spain. Photo by Alex E. Proimos

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled, Slovenia. Photo by mirci

Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA

Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Photo by Raymond Brown

What do you reckon? What places have these publications missed? Which places aren’t worthy of the hype? Comment below or Tweet us.

Written by insider city guide series Hg2 |