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These are 4 of the main destinations in the world right now, according to CNN


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Your vacation time gives you the opportunity to see a part of the world that is very different from your own. There’s never been a better time to hit the road and start exploring. But where should you go?

International tourism has already reached 80% of its pre-pandemic levels this year, and demand for summer travel remains high.

aerial view of the castle

If you have a dream vacation in mind, you should book it before availability is drastically reduced. Not sure where to visit? Here’s some inspiration.

CNN experts have chosen these as four of the top travel destinations in the world right now:

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, and the entire center of this spectacular city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania

It has Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque buildings and still maintains its medieval layout. There is nothing better than getting lost in its winding streets and exploring the hidden and unexpected gems that you find.

Visitors can explore the beautifully restored Palace of the Grand Dukes and the Gothic Church of Saint Anne.

Its old world charm is one of the main draws of a trip to Vilnius, but there are other attractions as well.

View from the gates of the beautiful gothic Church of Francis of Assisi in the old town of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Travelers can shop for traditional handicrafts such as Baltic amber jewelry and hand-embroidered bedding. The flavors of Lithuania are exceptional, with many seasonal products incorporated into the dishes.

The city’s Soviet past is also fascinating, and the Museum of Genocide Victims is a stark and shocking glimpse into Vilnius’ recent history.

Manaus, Brazil

Manaus is a vibrant and fun destination in the heart of Brazil, brimming with life and color. Located in the heart of the Amazon jungle, this unique destination is as exciting as you’d expect.

Sunset over the Amazon jungle in Manaus, Brazil.

The pink opera, built in 1896, is a cultural center of the city. Here you will also find noisy and chaotic street markets that are worth exploring.

Outside of the city center, visitors can enjoy long jungle hikes, embrace the natural surroundings of the rainforest, and go off the grid.

Manaus Theater in Manaus, capital of Amazonas state in northwestern Brazil, South America

The opportunity to share space with jaguars, pumas and giant armadillos is a true adrenaline rush.

Perhaps one of the best things about visiting Manaus is the people who live here. The locals are welcoming and friendly to visitors and are always happy to have a chat or offer help when needed.

Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki is a port city in Greece, located on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea.

History buffs will love this place because of the evidence of Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine history that still remains in the area.

An exterior view of St. Paul's Cathedral, Thessaloniki, Greece

The ruins of the palace of the Roman Emperor Galerius are particularly worth exploring. And the good news is that Thessaloniki is an easy city to explore on foot, which makes getting around incredibly simple.

Although the city is mainly famous for its historical attractions and its active nightlife, thanks to the many bars and cafes, those looking for a more relaxing holiday will also find beautiful beaches around the city.

Young woman posing in front of the White Tower in Thessaloniki, Macedonia Region, Northeast Greece

While Thessaloniki is an incredible holiday destination in its own right, it is also an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region.

If you want to spend the summer in Greece, then there is no better place to be.

Bogota Colombia

Although not one of the most popular Colombian vacation destinations, Bogotá is the capital of Colombia and the city combines modern elements with traditional Colombian heritage.

The first thing you will notice about Bogotá is the color. Everywhere is incredibly vibrant. Even the walls and buildings are a riot of color because graffiti is legal in the country, which means creative street art is actively encouraged around every corner.

A row of colorful houses in Bogota

Bogotá also has a very pleasant climate: because it is at such a high altitude, it does not get the same pleasant heat as other parts of the country.

Whether you are looking for history and heritage, art and gastronomy, or just want to relax and soak up a completely different culture, Bogotá has it all.

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