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22 Places to Travel in 2022 (Part 1, Staff Picks)

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Dec 29, 2021 3:06:13 PM

We have scoured the earth for the top travel destinations for 2022 in far flung places such as Dubai and Cape Town, often-overlooked treasures such as Norway and Turkey and destinations that are closer to home such as Sedona and Costa Rica. 

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To help you start planning, we have curated a few of our favorite vacation packages. Our travel packages are fully customizable. Add a day, a week, a sightseeing tour, another destination or let our expert travel consultants design something truly unique.

We have narrowed it down to our top 22 destinations for 2022. Here are the first 11, handpicked by our staff!

1. Dubai
Dubai | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

When most people consider this region, the first destination that comes to mind is the lavish hyper-metropolis of Dubai with its mile high sky scrapers and pristine beaches. The United Arab Emirates has, however, a very rich Arab culture dating back centuries. Explore the various cities of the UAE, the vast dune-filled desert, and the warm sandy beaches with a customized vacation today!

Why travel to Dubai in 2022? Not only is EXPO on in 2022 but there are direct flights available from several USA gateways; making Dubai an excellent destination to combine a culture trip and relaxation trip in one vacation! 

- Dubai travel was picked by Osman, Operations Manager

Travel to Dubai with Jewels of Dubai and Abu Dhabi

2. Costa Rica
Costa Rica | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world; it contains about 5% of the world’s species. The lush wild natural environment can be experienced all throughout the country and is easily accessible to the curious visitor. Costa Rica enjoys a very stable political climate and economic development, providing visitors with a tranquil setting for their stay. The country and its people have a peaceful disposition, which makes for the perfect place to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. Costa Rica offers dreamlike landscapes, kind people willing to share their culture and a safe country to experience natural wonders. Costa Rica provides the perfect combination of relaxation, adventure, culture, fine cuisine and wildlife. Visitors find in Costa Rica an adventure paradise set in the most beautiful natural and safe environment. It is also the home of four World Heritage sites certified by UNESCO.

Why travel to Costa Rica in 2022? Costa Rica is a non-stop adventure for all ages, an easy flight from the USA and beautiful weather year-round!

- Costa Rica travel was picked by Esin, Travel Consultant

Travel to Costa Rica with Costa Rica Volcano And Beach Adventure

3. Napa Valley
Napa Valley  | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

The Napa Valley region has long since been synonymous with two things: luxury and wine. Here you can relax in a Tuscan style villa complete with vineyard and wine cellar, horseback ride through the Vaca Mountains or take a slow ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train and sip the finest vintage on a vintage locomotive. Beautiful landscape and fabulous wines, Napa's greatest accomplishments; relax, sip and enjoy!

Why travel to Napa Valley in 2022? Napa Valley is a gem in our own backyard offering an excellent smart luxury vacation with outdoor activities, beautiful landscapes and fabulous wines!

- Napa Valley travel was picked by Andreas, PR & Product Development Manager

Travel to Napa Valley with San Francisco And Napa Valley


4. Catalonia
barcelona  | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

From stylish Barcelona to the sunny resorts of Costa Brava and Costa Dorada, Catalonia offers art and architecture, nightlife and restaurants, beach destinations and historical appeal. Travelers to Barcelona will find impressive architecture and hip restaurants alongside sunny Spanish climate and beaches.

Why travel to Catalonia in 2022? Travelers to Catalonia can spend their days watching boats drift in te harbors, go for a walk long scenic coastlines, hike in the Pyrenees, enjoy outdoor terraced restaurants, wine tasting in the vineyards...the list goes on. No matter what they choose to do, the breathtaking views can be taken throughout Catalonia.

- Catalonia travel was picked by Kuzma, Group Travel Expert

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5. Cape Town
South Africa, Cape Town | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

Overlooked by spectacular heights of Table Mountain and surrounded by stunning beaches, lush farmland, and superb vineyards, Cape Town has established itself as South Africa’s cultural capital and one of the most vibrant cities on the continent. This is where African, European, and Asian cultures meet in a multi-ethnic rainbow reflected in its music, architecture, visual arts, as well as in its amazing choice of cuisines. Cape Town is great for partying as well, with a year-round calendar of festivals, parades, and world-class sporting events.

Why travel to Cape Town in 2022? Cape Town is a breathtaking city in the very South of Africa. Very well-known for their natural features such as Table Mountain, penguin colonies, gorgeous beaches, exotic wildlife. The mountain/beach combination is sure to drop jaws.

- Cape Town travel was picked by Alexis, Travel Consultant

Travel to Cape Town with Jewels of South Africa and Victoria Falls


6. Sedona and the Grand Canyon
sedona  | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

Still relatively unurbanized, Sedona immerges as one of America’s natural masterpieces. Magnificent red rocks extend upwards as natural skyscrapers, while clear waters flow around them. Native Americans thrived in the area before the arrival of Europeans, and now both national and international visitors come to see the astonishing landscapes of the city. Sedona is commonly known for being a spiritual retreat destination.

Why travel to Sedona and the Grand Canyon in 2022? Hike the Grand Canyon and take a helicopter ride over it (that should not be missed, great experience). Sedona was an awesome little town, great hiking and views everywhere you looked. Great food and local artisans.

- Sedona travel was picked by Susan, Travel Consultant

Travel to Sedona with Arizona Valleys And Canyons

7. Croatia
dubrovnik croatia  | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

Travel to Croatia, also known as the country of a thousand islands, beautifully situated on the Adriatic Coast. If you have ever dreamed about a secluded island vacation, this is the place for you. Tour packages to Croatia offer both outdoor adventures as well as an insider's look at their unique mix of history and cuisine.

Why travel to Croatia in 2022? Croatia is one of those hidden gem destinations! But it is growing in popularity, discover Croatia before everyone else does! Sail the Adriatic Coast, be amazed by the gorgeous waterfalls of Plitvice and explore the dazzling capital of Zagreb.

- Croatia travel was picked by Andreas, PR & Product Development Manager

Travel to Croatia with Jewels of Croatia


8. Verona and Lake Garda
lake garda italy verona  | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

Verona, “the city of love,” is world famous for its magnificent Arena and its association with Shakespeare’s love story, “Romeo and Juliet.” It is Italy’s fourth-most-visited city making it one of the most important tourist destinations in Italy, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A city that will charm you with its elegance, warmth and easy-going atmosphere.

Why travel to Verona in 2022? Verona offers perfect alternative to busier Italian cities. Stop into Verona on your way from Milan to Venice, Venice to Florence or stay longer to enjoy beautiful Lake Garda.

- Verona travel was picked by Sandra, Director of Marketing

Travel to Verona with Taste of Lake Garda and Verona


9. Cappadocia
cappadocia turkey  | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

The natural moon-like landscape of Cappadocia adds to the unique character of a region known for its history, folklore, artistry, and stone-carved cities. The sunrise over Cappadocia each morning is a sight to see like no other, and the entire town is defined by its astounding natural wonders. Dotted with fairy chimneys and underground dwellings, Cappadocia offers travelers an unforgettable vacation experience.

Why travel to Cappadocia in 2022? Cappadocia is a smart luxury destination that has it all! Watch the sunrise over the unreal landscape from a hot air balloon, stay in a luxury cave hotel, learn about ancient civilizations and it is only a short flight from Istanbul.

- Cappadocia, Turkey travel was picked by Osman, Operations Manager

Travel to Cappadocia with Glories Of Turkey


10. Peru
latin america machu picchu peru  | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

Peru is a land filled with vibrant color; the woven textiles, bright tropical flowers, technicolor birds, and astoundingly green Machu Picchu, all are to be found here. This is a place to awaken the senses. Tour ancient ruins and eat quinoa, bask in the sun along a lake, or visit a snowy mountain. Come for equal parts escape and discovery.

Why travel to Peru in 2022? From the Amazon Rainforest to the ancient ruins of Macchu Pichu, Peru has a lot to offer any traveler!

- Peru travel was picked by Esin, Travel Consultant

Travel to Peru with Amazon Escapade


11. Greece
mykonos greece | 22 Places to Travel in 2022 | Keytours Vacations

Known as the birthplace of both democracy and drama, the beautiful nation of Greece is a vacation destination like no other. Plan your guided tour package and travel from the bustling city of Athens to the ancient temple at Delphi to the sun-drenched Greek Isles. There is always something fascinating to be experienced in Greece.

Why travel to Greece in 2022? Travel to Greece in 2022 for Greek Island hopping, history and culture, beach and relaxation, luxury accommodations and exclusive experiences. Greece is one destination that has it all!

- Greece travel was picked by Tuba, Travel Consultant

Travel to Greece with Athens Meteora Delphi Private Journey


Interested in more hot destinations for 2022? Download Where to Travel in 2022: The Look Book

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