2020 is approaching, the opportunity for us to share with you our travel tips for this year! Universal exhibition, museum openings or cities off the beaten track, several destinations deserve to be highlighted for the events that will be organized there or simply for their unknown tourist attractiveness. To help you prepare your future trips (weekends or trips to the other side of the world), we have selected ten cities that we believe are worth a visit in 2020, whether it is for a city break during public holidays or for a longer stay. From Dubai to Galway via Tokyo, here they are!
Dubai, the world's largest exhibition
The World Expo will be held in Dubai from 20 October 2020. The theme will be "Connecting Minds, Building the Future" and 192 country pavilions will be established to present their projects. A very large-scale event is therefore expected, such as the city that hosts the Burj Khalifa, the largest tower in the world, which culminates at 829 m ! This is the ideal year to discover this futuristic destination!
Galway, European Capital of Culture
Galway will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020. So this is your chance to go green and enjoy the 1,900 events planned near the Connemara Lakes! This city in the west of Ireland has decided to promote Celtic culture by following its calendar and offering events that promote tourism in Ireland. Among them, the Baa Baa Baa project which celebrates sheep from both a cultural and environmental point of view!
Cairo, the great Egyptian museum
It is time to go to Cairo and of course to the Giza plateau to visit its monumental pyramid of Kheops, one of the last wonders of the ancient world. And then, this year will be the opening of the Great Egyptian Museum in Giza. The work has often been postponed, but it should finally be possible to enter this ultramodern museum, the largest in the world devoted to a single civilization, where the famous treasure of Tutankhamun will be located
Thessaloniki, the little-known
The capital of Macedonia is the second largest city in Greece but is often forgotten in favour of Athens or the Greek islands. Thessaloniki is worth a visit, however: the atmosphere is relaxed and you can enjoy the seaside all year round for beautiful walks. Its old town, Ano Poli, is a charming maze of colourful alleys that invites you to stroll around. There are also many Greco-Roman ruins such as the Agora, dating from the 3rd century BC. B.C. A destination to discover!
Chicago, the beautiful American girl
This year, exit New York: we're going to Chicago! With its many museums such as the Art Institute, the second largest in the United States after the Moma, Chicago delights aesthetes. Among the city's postcards, the many skyscrapers that draw its skyline and an iconic aerial metro that we must take at least once! On the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is worth a visit during a stay in the eastern United States.
Maastricht, the heart of Europe
It was here in 1992 that the famous Maastricht Treaty was signed. This is why this city in the Netherlands is generally known. However, it deserves more than a mention in our history books since Maastricht is a charming city and one of the oldest in the country, along with Nijmegen. Its historic centre elegantly combines century-old monuments with modern architecture and, on the cultural side, there are interesting museums such as the Bonnefantemuseum. This year, TEFAF, one of the world's largest art fairs, will be held in Maastricht
Tokyo, Olympic city
Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games from July 24 to August 9, 2020. This international event will therefore highlight Japan's modern capital and in particular the many infrastructures built for the occasion. The sites will be divided into two areas: heritage (in memory of the 1964 Summer Olympics) and Tokyo Bay. If you were still hesitating, it's time to go to Tokyo!
Xi'an, Chinese culture and tradition
Capital of Shaanxi province in China, Xi'an is home to an exceptional site, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site: the buried army. These 8,000 terracotta warriors discovered in 1974 date back to 210 B.C. and are worth the trip on their own because they are so impressive in their realism. We also go to Xi'an to discover its many imperial remains and its night markets where local cuisine is highlighted
Turin, capital of cinema
It would be wrong to miss the capital of Piedmont this year! In addition to its monumental Mole Antonelliana, Turin is known for its film museum. In 2020, it celebrates its twentieth anniversary and on this occasion the city was elected capital of cinema. Throughout the year, and particularly during the summer, many initiatives highlighting the 7th art will be organized: previews, concerts of soundtracks of famous films..
Bilbao, culture and football
Bilbao will host four matches during Euro 2020, including a much anticipated Round of 16 match on 28 June. Football fans will follow the event closely, for the city it is a great opportunity to showcase its historical and cultural heritage. Bilbao is particularly renowned for its Guggenheim museum with its unique architecture, which energized the city when it opened. Visit the capital of the Spanish Basque Country, a destination of choice for a city break!