The Coolest ๐Ÿ˜Ž Places to Visit โœˆ๏ธ for Travel Fiends in 2017 ๐Ÿ“… ...

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Have you decided on your vacation destination for this year yet?

It's always such a difficult choice but we've brought you some help with some prize picks from National Geographic's list of the coolest places to visit in 2017.

1. Donegal, Ireland

coast, landform, geographical feature, body of water, cliff,

With a weather-nibbled coast spotted with sea stacks, Blue Flag beaches and offshore islands, Donegal is a land that feels undiscovered.

Last summer, scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII were filmed on the Inishowen Peninsula.

But this area of Ireland is also expecting 2017 to be a big year;

thereโ€™s an array of reasons to visit, from surfing beaches in Magheraroarty and Ballyhiernan Bay to Horn Head โ€” a driving, walking or cycling loop that squeezes the 1,600-mile Wild Atlantic Way into a 4.5-mile nutshell.

Located right next to Donegal castle, the Abbey Hotel is a great base for exploring the town and the amazing surrounding area.

Rooms from $64 (special offer) on booking.com

2. Santiago, Chile

skyline, metropolitan area, geographical feature, city, cityscape,

British Airways launches flights to Chileโ€™s sophisticated capital in January and itโ€™s a hive of activity for 2017, with hotels opening in heritage buildings (such as the new Hotel Magnolia in El Centro) and the reopening of one of the cityโ€™s magnificent palaces, Palacio Cousiรฑo โ€” closed since it was damaged by the 2010 earthquake.

The Magnolia Hotel offers a wonderful city centre location and you'll love its elegant vintage-inspired decor.

Rooms from $152 on booking.com

3. Helsinki, Finland

port, harbor, cityscape, infrastructure, vehicle,

Done Copenhagen?

Seen Stockholm?

Itโ€™s Helsinkiโ€™s time for travel love.

The worldโ€™s second-most northerly capital does both freezing, fairytale winters and bright, leafy summers โ€” so visitors can choose between two very different trips.

Are you a cosy cafe and steamy sauna kind of person, or do you prefer bright nights, waterside vibes and midsummer parties?

Whenever you arrive, expect to find cutting-edge design, a lava-hot Nordic food scene (start your day with breakfast in the renovated Old Market Hall), surprising Art Nouveau architecture and good coffee as standard.

Why wouldn't you want to stay in a 1900's Art Nouveau castle?

The Glo Hotel Art is stunning inside and out and right in the most popular district of Helsinki for visitors.

Rooms from $200 on booking.com

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