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Erika Owen
August 18, 2016

Planning a vacation is supposed to be fun, but it can get overwhelming real fast. With so many amazing things to do and a limited time to do them, you want to make sure your itinerary is perfectly thought-out—or not, if you're lucky enough to be one of those spontaneous travelers. For those looking to pack in as much as possible on your next trip, we can help. We've scoured cities around the world to find the most worthwhile stops, whether you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime meal or a landmark tour that will have you spouting historic facts to friends and family for years to come. Here are a few destination guides to our favorite cities, but you can find much more where this came from on our Travel Guide page.

Bali

Everyone needs a tropical getaway once in a while. Bali is the perfect place to completely relax on the beach with a drink in hand. Discover the best things to do, eat, and see on our travel guide here.

Costa Rica

There's a lot more to Costa Rica than zip-lining across the rainforest (although, you should definitely experience that, as well!). Need proof? Discover the best things to do, eat, and see on our travel guide here.

Maine

Lighthouses, lobster, national parks—Maine is a great place to visit any time of the year. Discover the best things to do, eat, and see on our travel guide here.

Puerto Rico

You're only a two(ish)-hour flight from Puerto Rico, if you live in the States. If you're looking for a melting pot of culture, sandy beaches, and amazing food, you've found your next vacation destination. Discover the best things to do, eat, and see on our travel guide here.

St. Bart's

This is one of the Caribbean's most exclusive islands, so if you're looking for luxury, you've come to the right place. Discover the best things to do, eat, and see on our travel guide here.

Turks & Caicos

There are more than 230 miles of white-sand beaches on Turks & Caicos. Need we say more? Discover the best things to do, eat, and see on our travel guide here.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.

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