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23 Underrated Vacation Spots Around The World To Visit Before You Die

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the most underrated vacation spots outside the U.S. Here are the places you won’t want to miss.

1. Krakow, Poland

Reasons to visit Krakow abound: the history, castles, ghost tours, beautiful churches, and incredibly nice people. You can see almost everything the city has to offer on a free walking tour guided by wonderful people who know so much about their city. It's a small, historic city, and you can walk anywhere and feel safe doing so. The market square, surrounded by small shops and cafés, is the perfect place to sit and relax.

Submitted by Karen La Grega, Facebook

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2. Ring of Kerry, Ireland

Everyone speaks English; the euro is weak, so it takes you a long way; and the Irish are some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. Plus, the Ring of Kerry in the southwestern corner of the country offers truly stunning scenic views.

Submitted by Phil Lip, Facebook

3. Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal is ideal for budget travelers: Flights there are often less expensive than to other parts of Europe, and the country itself is relatively affordable. Lisbon is beautiful and diverse, with lots of picturesque squares and parks to explore. And, if you're looking to relax, the gorgeous beach towns of Cascais and Estoril are only a short ride away.

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4. Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An has the beautiful beaches, stunning sights, and interesting history you want in a vacation destination, but it really has so much more. For one, there's a great scene for custom-made clothing, so you can leave with some unique, reasonably priced pieces. In addition, the food is outstanding, making every meal a highlight. And finally, the people are incredibly warm and welcoming.

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7. Dalmatia, Croatia

The world needs to know about Croatia, a little gem of the Adriatic Sea. Its crystal clear waters and incredible history, both medieval and modern, will make it a favorite of beach bums and history buffs alike. Dubrovnik and Split are two must-see cities.

Submitted by Madeline

8. South Africa

Whether starting your vacation in Cape Town or in metropolitan Johannesburg, you're bound to fall in love with the country and its people during your visit. You can go on a safari in world-renowned Kruger National Park, and you can visit the vineyards of the Western Cape and leave the country as a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur. You can also enjoy fresh seafood and beautiful views of Tabletop Mountain while sitting on the docks of Cape Town. And, just off the coast is Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years.

Submitted by Sune'

9. Luxembourg

Bordered by France, Belgium, and Germany, Luxembourg is a beautiful country you should definitely visit. Luxembourg City was once a walled fortress atop a steep hill, and even though most of the wall is in ruins, the city is still breathtakingly lush and beautiful. The city center has many shops, from high end stores to small family-owned shops, and quaint side streets begging to be explored. Plus, the public transportation is among the best in Europe.

Submitted by Christine Marie Adler, Facebook

10. Newfoundland, Canada

Located in the northeastern corner of Canada, Newfoundland is beautiful and filled with things do. St. John's, the capital, is one of North America's oldest cities and is home to the street with the most bars and pubs per square foot of any street on the continent. Gros Mourne National Park is simply stunning, and you can even go whale watching if you you visit during the right time of year.

Laura Alexander, Facebook

11. Medellín, Colombia

Once a site of conflict and unrest, Medellín has cleaned up its act in recent years. It is filled with amazing culture, beautiful street art, and unreal nightlife. A funicular will take you up into the barrios if you're interested in a more localized experience. Tasty street food can be found throughout the city as well. For thrill seekers, Medellín is also building a reputation as a major hub for paragliding.

Submitted by Steven Ayyee, Facebook

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12. Basel, Switzerland

Sitting along the Rhine between France and Germany, Basel is home to many great museums, a zoo, and terrific restaurants. It also hosts a huge carnival called Fasnacht each spring.

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13. Hampi, Karnataka, India

Imagine sacred ruins among boulder-strewn rice paddies with a river running through it, and that's Hampi. You can spend days wandering around, hiking to hilltop temples, bouldering and rock climbing, and eating some of the best food in the world. An added bonus: There's an elephant in the main temple that will bless you for donating a few rupees!

Submitted by Shannon Elizabeth, Facebook

15. Indonesia

Specifically the Gili Islands, Raja Ampat, and Mount Rinjani. The Gili Islands and Raja Ampat have beautiful scenery both above and below water, and diving expeditions offer a glance at the beautiful creatures and corals under the sea. Mount Rinjani also has beautiful scenery, and sunrise and sunset views from the top are out of this world.

Submitted by Sharifa

16. Scandinavia

Scandinavia may be a region, but Denmark, Norway, Sweden are without a doubt the most underrated vacation spots in the world. The countries are among the safest, cleanest, friendliest, and happiest countries on Earth. The capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm are all walkable, offering incredible charm, beauty, entertainment, and history.

Submitted by Bryant Oliveira, Facebook

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17. Iceland

Anywhere in Iceland! Reykjavik is a beautiful and unique city, and you have to travel only a short distance in order to find spectacular natural wonders such as volcanoes and waterfalls, as well as breathtaking mountain views.

Submitted by Genevieve

18. The Azores, Portugal

The Azores, a group of nine islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, blend an island lifestyle and climate with European charm, language, and architecture. The vegetation, views, nature in general are simply breathtaking.

Submitted by Ganjwaow

19. Suriname

The unspoiled Amazon rainforest of Suriname is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Home to a unique mix of cultures and some seriously amazing food, this tiny South American country is sure to amaze.

Submitted by Isabella

21. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

It's a quaint little village nestled against the southern Alps in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The scenery is beautiful all year round, but summers are particularly stunning, while the winter is great for skiing. And, of course, you can't go wrong with the food in Italy!

Submitted by Bethany

22. Seoul, South Korea

Seoul is a city buzzing with energy. Myeongdong and Garosugil are shopping paradises, while Hongdae appeals to the artsy, college-aged crowd. If you need a break from the fashion and technology, the city's many temples, old palaces, and historical locations offer a perfect escape.

Submitted by Ar

23. Montreal, Canada

Considering it's a North American city, it has a very European feel: Old Montreal is full of cobblestone streets, cafés, buskers, and beautiful old buildings. The city is home to many creative types, a fact made evident by the gorgeous art installations and murals. It's also a great place to practice your French, as it is the primary language of most Montrealers.

Submitted by Alice

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