In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Lonely Planet has revealed the top 50 destinations for 2024. We’re all about getting more bang for our buck, so we have pulled out the best-value spots.

The past few years have seen the transformation of abandoned factories into arty hotels, and an influx of hot spots, including Michelin-star restaurants.


With 17 Unesco World Heritage sites and 23 national parks, Poland has more to offer than just affordable hotels and low-cost grub. Białowieza National Park has the largest free-living population of European bison in the world.


The country is one of the top budget destinations in Central America and attracts hordes of surfers every year. It is great for wildlife lovers as it boasts over 78 nature reserves.


There is a reason the islanders here have one of the highest life expectancies in Europe. It’s all down to the laid-back culture, with afternoon siestas and fresh, homemade food.


The rural haven in northern France has apple orchards and patchwork meadows, all just a short distance from the French capital of Paris.


Fancy spending all day flopped by a pool in a lush resort? Or perhaps you’d rather explore the ancient tombs of Luxor? Well you can do both in Egypt.