Five Must-See Vacation Destinations for 2014

It’s not too late to plan the ultimate 2014 getaway and Diners Club International® has put together these five must-see travel destinations to help you make the most of your vacation days:

As the of 2014, Cape Town will host over 460 design projects view able throughout the city, offering visitors a unique walking tour with exclusive views of sculptures, art, and other innovative sustainability ventures. To make your stay in Cape Town unforgettable, check out the with ocean views near the beautiful Bantry Bay area of the city. Email for details.


Ellerman House – Cape Town, South Africa. Image courtesy of The Travel Attaché

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: As host to this year’s largest football extravaganza, all eyes were on Rio. Whether it’s for Carnival or a relaxing stay on the beach, be sure to keep Rio on your travel itinerary for 2014.

Umeå, Sweden: Named the European Capital of Culture for 2014 along with Riga, Latvia, Umeå should be on your travel checklist this year. This year-long, city-wide cultural celebration offers visitors a special look at European culture through art, performances, workshops, and more. If you’re stopping through Stockholm on your way, try Japanese-Swedish fusion at one of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Restaurant Frantzén.

Seychelles: If you’re looking to get away from it all, we suggest the Seychelles. Synonymous with luxury and repose, these 115 islands provide the perfect oasis in the Indian Ocean. Make your travel arrangements at the Maia Luxury Resort & Spa on Mahe (email or take a detour by helicopter to Fregate Island, a private, tropical paradise.

Girona, Spain: Be transported to another time as you walk by Roman walls, Arab baths, grand avenues of the 19th century, and a Gothic cathedral. Nestled in northern Catalonia, Girona offers visitors incredible sites, great shopping, and fine dining. While you’re there, reserve a table at the 2013 World’s Best Restaurant winner, El Celler de Can Roca.

Insider Tip: View the video to get an inside look at what inspires the three brothers behind this world-class restaurant:

We hope this mini-itinerary will get ideas flowing for your next travel destination. Don’t forget to check Diners Club Privileges for unique offers in travel, dining and entertainment as you get ready to set sail.