Hello, travel enthusiasts! Are you ready to take some epic vacations in 2019? Travel start-up Culture Trip just released their Top Cultural Destination Wishlist of 2019, and it sounds amazing. Here's where you need to book your flights to. comms.theculturetrip.com 12. Wellington, New Zealand Philinnz4 / Getty Images With a booming start-up scene, friendly people, and chill vibes, New Zealand's capital is capturing hearts of tourists. Make sure you hike the Wellington town belt up to the summit of Mount Victoria. Here are 25 Reasons Why You Should Move To Wellington 11. Bogotá, Colombia Dc_colombia / Getty Images Tourists are often turned off by Bogotá because of the drug wars and violence 30 years ago, but the city and its locals have made leaps and bounds to welcome visitors. The landscape is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the coffee is unparalleled. Here are 27 Things To Do In Bogotá, Colombia 10. Marrakech, Morocco Merc67 / Getty Images A city vibrant with color, North African art, exquisite gardens, and elaborate mosques, Marrakech will captivate your heart and make you crave more. The city is also a gateway to the Atlas Mountains, Sahara Dessert, and Atlantic Ocean.Here are 29 Reasons To Visit Marrakech 9. Budapest, Hungary Andrey Danilovich / Getty Images Incredible architecture and renowned thermal baths — what more could you want? Budapest is an amazing place with a bustling food scene. Next time you're planning a European vacation, add this magical place to your list!Here are 29 Places That Will Make You Want To Visit Budapest 8. Istanbul, Turkey Givaga / Getty Images This 2,500-year-old city is rich with history, filled with spices and markets, and a true gem of the world. Make sure you take a boat trip across the Bosphorus strait — it connects the Black Sea with the Mediterranean, and also splits Istanbul between two continents, Europe and Asia.Here are 42 Ways Istanbul Is So Beautiful It Actually Hurts 7. Tokyo, Japan Torsakarin / Getty Images Tokyo is bustling, the energy is vibrant, and the food is amazing. You really can't go wrong with visiting Japan! You can get strong city vibes and chaos, or go to the park and relax. And the sushi? That's reason enough to visit.Here's 16 Things You Must Do When Going To Toyko, Japan 6. Lima, Peru Mediaproduction / Getty Images If there's anything you must do while in Lima, it's EAT EVERYTHING! The food is incredible, and this city is home to two top restaurants in the world (Maido and Central). You can go paragliding along the coast, you can fly to Cusco and hike Machu Picchu, and you can see amazing displays of street art in Barranco. Here's 24 Things To Know About Lima, Peru 5. Cape Town, South Africa Ben1183 / Getty Images The Mother City is home to some of the friendliest people on earth. Cape Town is surrounded by three majestic mountains, all hike-able, and there are plenty of relaxing beaches to chill at on warm days. Go to Table Mountain at sunset and witness Mother Nature at her best.Here are 12 Reasons Why Visiting South Africa Is The Vacation Of Your Dreams 4. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Saiko3p / Getty Images Ho Chi Minh is a great place for young travelers — the street food is awesome, everything is cheap, and the energy is palpable. Make sure you visit Lang Ong Ba Chieu.Here are 20 Vietnamese Foods You Need To Try Now 3. Austin, USA Keeweeboy / Getty Images Austin has all the things that make humans happy — bomb food, a kickass music scene, and unique art. Austin may not be what you imagine when you think of Texas, but that's part of its charm. Make sure to also take a trip to Hamilton Pool, which is about 23 miles outside the city.Here are 35 Things To Do In Austin Before You Die 2. Porto, Portugal Seanpavonephoto / Getty Images Porto has beautiful sunsets, cool designs, and SO MUCH WINE. Seriously, if you love wine, Porto is the place for you. Make sure you visit Lello Bookstore and the Art Deco Cafe Majestic, as these are two places where J.K. Rowling wrote part of the Harry Potter books!Here are 34 Reasons Why You Must Visit Portugal 1. Oaxaca, Mexico Byelikova_oksana / Getty Images There's nothing like celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oaxaca! The ceremony and streets are an incredible thing to see, and the holiday is a cool cultural experience to be a part of. Oaxaca is also the birthplace of Mezcal and the "land of seven moles" due to its complex sauces. Here are 20 Places To Visit In Oaxaca Read Culture Trip's entire report here.