The world is full of different cultures and stunning landscapes which always attract tourists with their allure but mostly the challenge is to move through crowds. If you crave authentic experiences and serene exploration, consider venturing beyond the well-trodden path and discovering the charm of these 10 less-crowded cities.


  1. Valletta, Malta

Get yourself immersed in the fantastic history about the Knights of St. John in this fortified city. Get yourself lost in the winding streets decorated with baroque architecture, and absorb the sun’s warmth as you walk along the harbor walls. Alongside historical sights, Valletta also offers a diverse cultural scene that features modern art galleries, open-air performances, and vibrant festivals, which take place throughout the year.


  1. Luang Prabang, Laos

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a window to the tranquil world of Buddhist monks. Take part in the dawn procession of saffron-robed monks as they go about collecting alms and see how numerous the temples are in every corner of the city. In the name of adventure, kayak down the Mekong river, trek through the surrounding mountains or visit the stunning Kuang Si Falls, the pièce de résistance in a cascading marvel surrounded by abundant jungle.


  1. Asunción, Paraguay

Get acquainted with the rich culture and colonial heritage of Paraguay in Asuncion, its capital. Stroll through the Palacio de López, attend the vibrant Mercado Central, and witness the fiery dynamism of a local football (soccer) game. Asunción has an interesting variety of green areas as well, including the Botanical Gardens and the Independence Park, which are great options for a break from the city hustle and a chance to relax by having a lunch picnic.


  1. Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Julian Alps housing the exciting mix of nature and city life definitely belong to Ljubljana. Walk along the Ljubljanica Riverbank, immerse yourself in the Vibrant Central Market, and go on a day tour to the 14th-century Predjama Castle which is literally a cave castle. If you need some thrill, go for a hike or bike through the park of Tivol, or try a boat cruise on Lake Bled, a beautiful glacial lake surrounded by mountains and a famous church on an island.


  1. Marrakesh, Morocco

Take a dip into the colorful Medina: a buzzing, multi-level maze filled with spices, clothes, and crafted jewelry and more. Don’t lose an opportunity to become a partaker of the tranquility of a conventional hammam (bathhouse). Leave the noisy Medina to discover the Stunning-Bahia Palace, a Moroccan architectural masterpiece or even take a break with the majestic and colorful Majorelle Garden which was designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle.


  1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The glamorous city of Kuala Lumpur has both skyscraping buildings such as the Petronas Twin Towers and older sites of history, such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Find the exciting street food, and  experience the rich cultural mosaic of Southeast Asian metropolis. Opt-out of the city center and journey to explore the Batu Caves, a complex Hindu cave temple, on your way to the top by climbing 272 stairs decorated with colors, or visit the Perdana Botanical Gardens, a peaceful sanctuary showcasing a plethora of plants.


  1. Tallinn, Estonia

Step into the past in the fairy-tale medieval Old Town of Tallinn which is a UNESCO Bronze Age Site. Wander the stone-paved streets offered with multicolored structures, go to the stately Toompea Castle, and have a relaxed walk in the tranquil Kadriorg Park. If you want something extraordinary, check out the Lennusadam Maritime Museum, which is held in an old seaplane hangar. Go and spend a day on the island of Naissaar too, a car-free paradise with some of the finest beaches and historical landmarks.


  1. Winnipeg, Canada

Sample the warm Midwestern hospitality in Winnipeg called the “Gateway to the West.” Walk through the historical Forks National Historic Site, a meeting place for Indigenous peoples in the past, with many museums, shops and restaurants now. Take a walk on the Assiniboine River, and enjoy the diversity of the arts and culture in the city, by visiting numerous museums, theaters, and the ballet.


  1. Lecce, Italy

Find a difference in southern Italy by going to Lecce, also known as the “South Florence”. Enjoy the detailed Baroque architecture, especially the Lecce Cathedral, stroll along the picturesque squares like Piazza Sant’Oronzo and taste the regional cuisine, such as fresh seafood and orecchiette pasta. Beyond city, you can also get to Salento Peninsula, a well-known place with beautiful beaches, typical villages, and colorful festivals.


  1. Ushuaia, Argentina

Referred to as “The End of the World”, Ushuaia provides a special access to the spectacular nature of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Trek through rocky mountains, cruise the Beagle Channel, and enjoy a variety of fauna such as penguins and sea lions. For an adventure that will surpass your wildest imagination, walk to Antarctica, the coldest, windiest, and driest continent and behold its incredible glaciers and special wildlife.

Let this list be a launchpad for your global venture. The sheer number of undiscovered nuggets is amazing, with each one presenting an opportunity to get out of the usual tourist path, bond with the local people and create memories that will last forever. Well, take your bags, throw caution in the wind, and go on a trip to see the beauty of these underrated places.