A lot of famous tourist places are getting overcrowded these days and ruining the experience for travelers. To avoid the crowds in 2018, you could travel to these amazing upcoming destinations instead.

1. Hobbiton, New Zealand

Hobbiton, New Zeland | StockSnap

This cute little village of Hobbiton was built as a movie set for the famous The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. And it became an amazing tourist attraction to New Zealand visitors. Hobbiton is about 10 Kms away from Matamata in Waikato. If you are a fan of Tolkien, do not forget to add this super cool place to your New Zealand itinerary.

2. Durban, South Africa

Durban, South Africa | oldeani0

Durban is gaining a lot of importance as a tourist spot in the recent times. And for good reason. This coastal city has beautiful sandy beaches like other popular tourist cities of South Africa like Cape Town and Johannesburg. It also has uShaka Marine World which boasts of an amazing aquarium and a large theme park and the ever lovely Botanical Gardens that show off exotic species of African plants.

3. Kerala, India

Kerala, India | slidevalley

South India offers a vast range of attractions from stunning beaches to dense forests flaunting exotic flora and fauna. Kerala, popularly known as ‘God’s own country’, is especially beautiful year round with its beaches, forts and backwaters. Wayanad in Kerala is a must visit spot in 2018 for nature-lovers to enjoy gorgeous mountain hikes, amazing views from valley vista points.

4. Chengdu, China

Chengdu, China | sharonang

China is opening its doors wide to international tourists at present. Usually travelers love visiting its Great Wall and busy cities like Hong Kong and Macau. In 2018, Chengdu is increasingly becoming a must visit place on many travelers’ bucket list. Of course, who does not love to visit the land of giant pandas and see their breeding grounds? Also, Chengdu is famous for its amazing archaeological sites and museums.

5. Cincinnati, United States

Cincinnati, United States | Wildernessman

Cincinnati, Ohio is currently being promoted as one of the top United States’ destination to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet. Here’s why. Cincinnati has always been known for its vintage breweries and world-class beer produced by leading brands in the industry. Now, adding to the equation are mind-blowing murals, quirky shops and surprising museums like the ‘American Sign Museum’ which sports a lot of neon lights. Of course, you have to check out the beer tunnels and trails too.

6. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marakkesh, Morocco | DanielWanke

In 2018, Morocco is rising to the top of the bucket list for travelers especially from the west. Marrakesh is a large city in Morocco which is gaining popularity with tourists as a safe place to visit. And it has everything for everyone. Marrakesh has majestic mosques, splendid palaces and beautiful gardens to keep you busy. Adding to these attractions is the Ourika River valley and the snow-capped Atlas mountains making this city irresistible.

7. Kalgoorlie, Australia

Australia | skeeze

If you are a romantic dreamer, you would love following the old gold rush trails in Kalgoorlie and checking out the gold rush ghost towns around it. This lesser known Western Australian outback town is also close to Lake Ballard, another beautiful must visit spot in the area. If you visit Kalgoorlie in between September to October, you are in for a real treat of seeing gorgeous wildflowers covering the entire town!

8. Carmel, United States

Carmel, United States | judithscharnowski

Carmel is a sweet little town on the famous Pacific Coast Highway in California. This place is gaining popularity rapidly as a tourist spot in the recent times because of its proximity to another beautiful destination called Monterey. Having coffee at Carmel is becoming a thing to do. This sleepy town flaunts its streets that look like they are out of a fairy tale! If you visit Carmel around Christmas time, you would be blown away with the decorations all round the town and especially by the cute festive displays in shop windows.

9. Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu falls, Argentina | chulhwan

These gorgeous waterfalls straddle two states in South America. Iguazu Falls can be enjoyed from either Argentina or Brazil. If you have the time to visit from both sides, it is highly recommended. These falls have the distinction of being the largest waterfalls system in the world and they divide the Iguazu River into upper and lower Iguazu sections. Iguazu Falls look like a dream for nature lovers as they pour down in milky white streams from the top. Adding to the beauty are the gorgeous rainbows that form when the Sun strikes its waters at the correct angle.

10. Dublin, Ireland

Ireland | fsHH

Ireland is a beautiful island in the North Atlantic and is the second-largest one in the British Isles. Many people love the famous Irish pubs, Ireland’s Gaelic heritage and interesting folklore. The entire country is blessed with bountiful natural beauty that is unbeatable. Its pleasant greenery and the attractive coastline are luring in more and more visitors each year. Dublin, its capital city, is a perfect sample of the island as it is sandwiched in Dublin Mountains and has a beautiful Bay in it. This vibrant city is also famous for its people known to be the friendliest folks in Europe. Need any more reasons to visit?

Come on now, books you flights and pack for an epic trip in 2018 by visiting any or all of these 10 incredible locations before they are overrun with tourists too!