Lisbon named as the top 2019 bucket list destination for millennials 3 years ago

Lisbon named as the top 2019 bucket list destination for millennials

Think you'd have to fly half way across the world to have a once-in-a-lifetime holiday?



We millennials love to travel and are always adding new places to our must-visit lists.

The number one bucket list destination for millennials this year is somewhere not too far from Ireland.


Lisbon is officially the most-desired place in the world for younger travellers in 2019.

With its beautiful streets, stunning coastal views, great food and affordable prices, Portugal's capital came out top in research by travel company muv Travel.

It found that millennial travellers want  "memorable and original moments," as well as "activities that focus on sustainable and personalised local experiences".

It's pretty handy to get to from Ireland too - depending on who you fly with and when you go, you could get return flights for as little as €100.


Second to Lisbon was Ubud in Bali, followed by Cinque Terre in Italy.

Fourth on the bucket list was Utah while Luberon in France took the fifth spot.


Other destinations in the top ten were Italy's Puglia, Riga in Latvia, Bagan in Myanmar, Carmel-by-the-Sea in California and Seville in Spain.

A lot of these locations are pretty left of field, suggesting that millennials want to visit lesser-known places around the world.

Here's the full top thirty:

  1. Lisbon, Portugal
  2. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
  3. Cinque Terre, Italy
  4. Utah, USA
  5. Luberon, France
  6. Puglia, Italy
  7. Riga, Latvia
  8. Bagan, Myanmar
  9. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA
  10. Seville, Spain
  11. Petra, Jordan
  12. San Diego, California, USA
  13. Hokkaido, Japan
  14. Cusco, Peru
  15. White Mountains, New Hampshire, USA
  16. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  17. Occitanie, France
  18. Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  19. Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
  20. Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
  21. Sri Lanka
  22. Merida, Yucatán
  23. Saint Barthélemy, French West Indies
  24. Guilin, China
  25. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  26. Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  27. Franschhoek, South Africa
  28. Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada
  29. Palawan, Philippines
  30. Zanzibar, Tanzania