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9 destinations to add to your 2024 travel bucket list

Spanish street markets? Icelandic geothermal baths? Pink sand beaches? That’s just a few of the vacation getaways that made our list of destinations to add to your 2024 travel bucket list.

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From European cities to crystal blue waters (and even beautiful mountain scenery in our American backyard), we’re sharing the top world destinations to put on your radar.

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Need a vacay? We rounded up the top world destinations to add to your travel bucket list thanks to Orlando International Airport’s growing inventory of new + resuming flights.

Destinations to explore

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Pro tip: Don’t forget to explore the rich culinary scenes in world destinations like Mexico, Spain, and Chile.

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  • Madrid, Spain | New destination via Iberojet starting June 23 | Food, architecture, art, gardens, street markets, and soaking in that beautiful Spanish sun. What more could you ask for?
  • Santiago, Chile | New destination via LATAM Airlines starting June 16 | With a historic town square dating back to 1541 + a bustling city back-dropped by the Andes Mountains, Chile’s capital city has no shortage of places to explore.
  • Monterrey, Mexico | New destination via Viva Aerobus starting May 2 | For city flair, explore La Gran Plaza (one of the world’s largest plazas) — or, for a dose of nature, visit the area’s waterfalls, caves, mountains + canyons.

Destinations to unwind

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Experience the ethereal geothermal waters of Iceland for the ultimate relaxing vacation.

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  • Hamilton, Bermuda | New destination via BermudAir starting March 26 | When not unwinding on Bermuda’s famous pink sand beaches, experience next-level relaxation at one of its indulgent spas.
  • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos | New destination via Southwest starting June 4 | Talk about brilliant turquoise water. Let these stunning beaches put your soul at ease — or try low key activities like snorkeling or boat excursions.
  • Reykjavik, Iceland | Service via Icelandair through May 18 and starting Sept. 5 (no service June-Aug.)| While Iceland is an outdoor lover’s paradise, it’s also home to relaxing geothermal experiences like no other. Bonus: The spring + fall equinoxes are prime times to see the Northern Lights.

Destinations for adventure

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Discover waterfalls hidden in tropical jungles in Costa Rica.

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  • Grand Cayman | New destination via Southwest starting June 4 | Interact with stingrays, see water light up in Bioluminescent Bay, or traverse tropical forests and crystal caves.
  • San Jose, Costa Rica | New destination via Southwest starting June 4 | Adventure-seekers will love the endless number of outdoor activities in this land of volcanoes, rainforests, waterfalls, and rivers.
  • Asheville, North Carolina | New destination via Allegiant starting May 3 | Hike along stunning Blue Ridge Mountain trails and explore a thriving foodie scene.

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