If you’ve been putting off your next vacation, know you’re not alone. Some travelers have decided to put their next getaway on hold until travel conditions improve. But after almost 19 months of uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for travel is returning quickly for top destinations in 2022 and even into 2023. 

For many travelers, annual vacations to favorite, familiar destinations have always taken priority over the “someday” trips that have sat on the shelf for years. Many AAA Travel Agents assisting members with travel plans currently are noticing that travelers are moving those “someday” vacations to the forefront and are excited to finally make their bucket-list travel dreams a reality.  

When you’re ready to start planning your “someday” vacation, our AAA Travel Agents are ready to help you every step of the way. If you need some dream vacation inspiration, we’ve got you covered! Below you will find top destinations that are trending for 2022 and beyond.  

touring the United States is a top trending travel destination for 2022

United States 

The United States of America is truly the land of the beautiful, from sea to shining sea. With easy access to thousands of miles of beautiful coastline and beaches, mountain ranges on both sides, even residents of its 50 states can’t take it all in in a lifetime.  

You can explore the US National Parks on an unforgettable road trip, learn about the history of our country on a guided tour, spot bears and whales from your cabin on an Alaska ocean cruise, soak in the sun at an all-inclusive resort in Hawaii, check-out your favorite cities across the country on a rail vacation, enjoy a thrilling rollercoaster ride at your favorite theme park, or even sail along the Mighty Mississippi river.  


There’s always more to see in Canada, making it a top destination for 2022. Beyond the stunning landscapes and luxury resorts of the Canadian Rockies, Canada offers the wide-open urban spaces of Vancouver and the international vibe of Montreal and Quebec City. Travel the spectacular lighthouse route in Nova Scotia. Embark on a timeless rail journey past coastal forests, roaring rivers, and the snowcapped peaks. Walk the pristine beaches of Prince Edward Island. See the Hopewell Rocks of New Brunswick. Hidden cultural and natural wonders abound. Your own experience will take you many different places as you discover your own corner of this incredible country. 

Mexico trending travel destination for 2022


The country of Mexico, also known as the United Mexican States with its 31 states, is situated between the United States and Central America. The diverse country remains ripe with cultural riches, magical towns, and biodiversity, and again finds itself in the top destinations conversation in 2022. Here, you’ll find everything from superb natural wonders, cosmopolitan cities and stunning architecture to white-sand beach towns and world-famous cuisine and more, from Baja California Sur to the Yucatán Peninsula. 


The sun-drenched Caribbean brings to mind images of sparkling turquoise seas, miles of white-sand beaches, snorkeling and scuba diving amidst schools of rainbow-colored fish. 

From the Gulf Stream waters of the north to the wondrous shores, vibrant wildlife and lush rainforests of the southern Caribbean, these picturesque islands adorn the sea like a necklace of gems awaiting discovery. Your greatest challenge is deciding which beautiful pearl to choose. 

Ireland, a top trending travel destination for 2022


From the home of Guinness in Dublin to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher in Shannon Region, Ireland is filled with culture and adventure. You will fall in love with the warm spirit of the Irish, as you hear stories of tradition and discover the must-see sights of Ireland. They say the beauty of travel is not only found in the places you visit, but in the people you meet along the way and in Ireland, this is doubly true. 


From the coasts of the Mediterranean to the top of Mount Olympus, Greece is a place grand enough for mythical gods and friendly enough for travelers alike. Uncover its ancient ruins and relics and take in an iconic landscape of whitewashed homes. This is only the beginning of the endless wonders you’ll find when you first set foot on Greek soil. 


At the heart of Europe, monumental contemporary and historic events shape today’s Germany. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the rise of the Beatles in Hamburg, the culture of the country is marked by its influential past and present. Imagine yourself exploring postcard-worthy castles such as Neuschwanstein or wandering through medieval cities such as Regensburg. From the Bavarian Alps to the Rhine Gorge to the plains of the north, the range of Germany’s landscapes will capture your heart.  



This European paradise is often referred to as the land of a thousand islands. Located on the east bank of the Adriatic Sea across from Italy, some say that a trip to Croatia is to experience “the Mediterranean as it once was”. This natural, historic place features cultural experiences galore. The art of wellness is practiced along its shores – be sure to indulge in a heavenly spa treatment. 


Listen for the music of the great classical composers. Seek out grand capitals and wide boulevards. Austria travel takes you to fairytale landscapes and glorious castles. You are in Austria, a country that brings together a distinct culture with a diverse landscape. 

South Africa 

South Africa is all about discovery, revitalizing your spirit and reinventing your thinking. Luxurious resorts, moving township visits, open-air safari game drives and vibrant cities like Cape Town; few destinations can offer such a myriad of enriching experiences. Visitors from around the globe have spread the news of this beautiful nation. And now leisure travelers are moving it to the top of their wish-lists.  

Ready to turn your “someday” vacation into a “someday soon” vacation?

Talk to your AAA Travel Agent today about what your top destinations for 2022 and beyond are. Then, start planning an unforgettable getaway!

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