TRAVEL DESTINATION GUIDES

Travel Destination Guides

Planning your next backpacking trip? Amazing – I’m SO excited for you!

Let’s get your research started with some of Lonely Planet’s top travel destination guides.

In these guides, you can find maps, tips and information about:

  • Where to go, what to do and the best attractions 
  • Highlights and itineraries to help you tailor your trip
  • Saving time and money at your destination
  • Accommodation and best places to stay
  • Transport and how to get around like a local
  • Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights to give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics

Back in the day, I used to LOVE indulging myself by sitting in bed with a tea and browsing through a selection of Lonely’s Planet’s destination guides to help me decide where I wanted to go next.

I found the information and photos within them very inspirational and exciting.

Below, I have listed some of their most popular travel guides for:

Alternatively, you can view their complete selection of travel guides on Amazon using the links below. 

 

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AFRICA & THE MIDDLE EAST

Middle East Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Egypt, Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.

Africa Travel Guide

Lonely Planet Africa

This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Egypt, Tanzania, Morocco, Botswana and Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cabo Verde and more.

Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles Travel Guide

Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles Travel Guide

This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Port Louis, Central Plateau, Grand Baie, Flic en Flac, Rodrigues, St-Denis and the Cirques, St-Pierre, Mahe, Praslin, La Digue.

ASIA Travel Guides

Japan Travel Guide

Lonely Planet Japan

This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Tokyo, Mt Fuji, The Japan Alps, Honshu, Kyoto, Kansai, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Shiko-ku, Kyushu and Okinawa. 

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand Travel Guide

Lonely Planet Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Northern Thailand

This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Vitenam: Hanoi, Halong Bay and Ho Chi Minh City.

Cambodia: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville.

Laos: Vientiane, Luan Prabang,

Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle and more.

Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Travel Guide

Lonely Planet Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Penang, Langkawi, Kedah & Perlis, Johor, Pahang & Tioman Island, Peninsular Malaysia’s Northeast, Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore and more.

India Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata, West Bengal, Sikkim, Northeast States, Gujarat, Odisha, Mumbai, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Bali, Lombok & Nusa Tengarra Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Indonesia: Kuta & Southwest Beaches, South Bali & the Islands, Ubud Region, East Bali, Central Mountains, North Bali, West Bali, Lombok, Gili Islands and Nusa Tenggara.

Philippines Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Manila, Luzon, Mindoro, Boracay, Visayas, Cebu, Mindanao and Palawan.

AUSTRALIA, NZ & SOUTH PACIFIC TRAVEL GUIDES

Australia Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

East Coast Australia: Sydney, Canberra & the ACT, Queensland, Melbourne & Victoria and Tasmania.

South Australia & Northern Territory: Adelaide, Darwin, etc. 

West Coast Australia: Western Australia, Perth, Broome, Esperance, Kalgoorlie and more. 

New Zealand Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

North Island: Auckland, Bay of Islands & Northland, Coromandel Peninsula & the Waikato, Taranaki & Whanganui, Taupo & the Ruapehu Region, Rotorua & the Bay of Plenty, the East Coast and Wellington region. 

South Island: Marlborough & Nelson, The West Coast, Christchurch & Canterbury, Dunedin & Otago, Queenstown & Wanaka, Fiordland and Southland.

South Pacific Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Easter Island, Fiji, Rarotonga, the Cook Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Tonga, Vanuatu and more.

Europe & UK Travel Guides

Europe Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium & Luxembourg, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Britain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece & Greek Islands, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine

UK Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

England
London, Canterbury, Southeast England, Oxford & the Cotswolds, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly, Cambridge, East Anglia, Birmingham, the Midlands, Yorkshire, Manchester, Liverpool, Northwest England, The Lake District, Newcastle and Northeast England.

Wales
Cardiff (Caerdydd), Pembrokeshire, South Wales, Brecon Beacons, Mid-Wales and Snowdonia & North Wales.

Scotland
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southern Scotland, Stirling, Central Scotland, Inverness and Northern Highlands & Islands.

Ireland Travel Guide

This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Dublin, Counties Wicklow & Kildare, Counties Wexford, Waterford, Carlow & Kilkenny, Cork, Kerry, Limerick & Tipperary, Clare, Galway, Mayo & Sligo, County Donegal, the Midlands, Belfast, Down & Armagh, Londonderry & Antrim and Fermanagh & Tyrone.

NORTH, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA TRAVEL GUIDES

USA Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Eastern USA: New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New England, Washington, DC, The South, Florida, Great Lakes, Great Plains, Texas and more. 

Western USA: Rocky Mountains, California, Pacific Northwest,  Alaska, Hawaii and more.

Alaska Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

The Bush, Kodiak, Katmai & Southwest Alaska, Denali & the Interior, Anchorage & Around, Kenai Peninsula, Prince William Sound and Juneau & the Southeast and more.

Canada Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Vancouver, Whistler, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. 

Caribbean Islands Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St Lucia, St-Martin & Sint Maarten, Turks & Caico, US Virgin Islands and more.

South America Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Galapagos Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more.

Central America Travel Guide

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This comprehensive guide covers the following:

Mexico‘s Yucatan & Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and more.

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