Can't Miss Travel Destinations for 2017

National Geographic Travelers "Best of the World" list. PlayNational Geographic
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Travelers looking for the best places to go in the coming year need look no further.

National Geographic Traveler magazine has released its "Best of the World" list, naming the must-see destinations for 2017.

The destinations were all chosen by the Traveler editors and fall into one of three categories -- cities, nature or culture. The full list can be found in the December/January 2017 issue of Traveler magazine and online now.

PHOTO: National Geographic Traveler names the must-see destinations for 2017.
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National Geographic Traveler names the must-see destinations for 2017.

"This list is all about exploration and discovery," said George Stone, National Geographic Traveler editor-in-chief. "It's not just about where to go, but why to go now and how to make 2017 a year of enlightenment through travel."

The 2017 Best of the World destinations are (in alphabetical order):

• Anchorage, Alaska, USA

• Baja California National Marine Parks, Mexico

• Banff, Alberta, Canada

• Canton Uri, Switzerland

• Cartagena, Colombia

• Central India’s National Parks

• Chengdu, China

• Cradle of Humankind, South Africa

• Ecuador’s Cloud Forests

Finland

• Georgia, USA

• Guadeloupe Islands

• Hamburg, Germany

• Kauai, Hawaii, USA

• Madrid, Spain

Malta

• Marrakech, Morocco

• Moscow, Russia

Papua New Guinea

• Seoul, Korea

• Via Dinarica, Western Balkans