Still deciding where to travel in 2020? Why not let the universe decide, and travel somewhere based on the characterises of your zodiac sign.
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Type of traveller: Pioneer
Characteristics: Ruled by the planet Mars, Aries are known for being courageous and daring, and act on impulse. They get easily bored, so a destination with variety, adventure and excitement would be best for you; something to keep your mind busy and your fiery spirit satisfied.
Where to go: Adventurous and varied destinations are your cup of tea. Colombia, with its colourful colonial cities and salsa rhythm, is the perfect choice for Aries travellers, as is somewhere culturally varied with locals who are also ruled by their passions – Spain.
Best trip for Aries: Colombia Rediscovered
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Type of traveller: Laid Back
Characteristics: Ruled by Venus, the planet of sensuality, you appreciate beauty but also like to take things easy and go with the flow. You’re drawn to places where you can relax and get back to ‘you’, and as one of the Earth signs you’re particularly drawn to nature and vast green landscapes.
Where to go: Slovenia or Switzerland are both naturally gorgeous destinations with miles upon miles of rolling green hills just waiting to be explored, whilst the Amalfi Coast offers the perfect balance of culture, delicious Mediterranean food and relaxation.
Best trip for Taurus: Best of Croatia & Slovenia
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Type of traveller: Life and soul of the party
Characteristics: With bubbly Mercury as your rising planet you’re all about meeting new people, sparking conversation and having a great time. You feel especially drawn to big and bustling cities which present plenty of opportunities for people watching and fun, cultural activities. Air, one of the social signs, is your element, making you particularly inclined to group travel. You’re also naturally curious and have a question for everything.
Where to go: The Deep South of the USA or East Coast Australia are both destinations that would allow your social skills and cultural curiosity to thrive, whilst cities like London or San Francisco will ensure you never get bored.
Best trip for Geminis: Tastes and Sounds of South USA
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Type of traveller: Water lover
Characteristics: With the moon as your ruling planet you’re naturally inclined to be at home, safe and secure, so it may take a little persuasion to get you travelling in the first place. When you do venture overseas, you’re drawn to places that feel quite familiar. As one of the water signs you are also ruled by your emotions, so being close to the water, whether the ocean or a lakeside location, has a calming effect on you.
Where to go: Canada and New Zealand are both good destinations, with glacial lakes, bubbling streams and beautiful beaches. Scotland is another good option, boasting both dramatic lochs and warm, cosy, familiar pubs and hotels.
Best trip for Cancers: Iconic Rockies and Western Canada
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Type of traveller: Sun worshipper
Characteristics: Being ruled by the sun you crave the sunshine and warmth, and your spirit feels lighter when the sun shines on your face. Because of this the beach is your natural playground, but you’re also quite playful and dramatic, and aren’t afraid of being the centre of attention. As a fire sign you like to stand out and should consider travelling with those who also share these similarities, mainly Leos and Aries.
Where to go: Vibrant India, and especially bustling and fast paced Mumbai, is guaranteed to win you over, as are Los Angeles or Brazil. All sunshine filled destinations with plenty of character and colour.
Best trip for Leos: Colourful India
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Type of traveller: Off the grid
Characteristics: Ruled by Mercury and as one of the Earth signs, you enjoy getting off the grid and immersing into nature. You also like to keep your mind sharp and feel as if a holiday is adding value to your mental journey. You crave destinations where you can escape it all and take time to reflect. Additionally, Virgos are known as old fashioned romantics, and are drawn to areas of expression and romantic creativity.
Where to go: Rub shoulders with your fellow romantics in France or Greece, or treat your mind and body with a rewarding climb to Machu Picchu in Peru, taking time to reflect on how this ancient Incan civilisation was built.
Best trip for Virgos: Highlights of Peru
Libra: September 23 – October 22
Type of traveller: Culturally curious
Characteristics: Being ruled by Venus means you have a great appreciation for art and beauty, and as one of the social signs you also thrive off the energy and enthusiasm of others. You love being around friends and strangers alike to chat, and appreciate the joy of shared experiences. As a social soul you’re all about understanding and learning about new communities and ways of life, whilst your creative side makes you naturally inclined for city breaks. The more museums, performances and exhibitions you can visit, the better.
Where to go: Culturally rich Japan is a bucket list destination for you, merging tradition with the achingly modern. Vienna would also satisfy your cultural itch, as would Istanbul.
Best trip for Libras: Splendours of Japan & Hiroshima
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Type of traveller: Curiosity hunter
Characteristics: Another emotional water sign, Scorpio’s tend to be intense and passionate, and drawn to the mysterious and unexplainable. They are naturally adventurous and love to know the ‘why’ of everything. They are also fiercely independent and self sufficient, so are best suited to travelling with others who share these qualities. Other water signs like Cancer, Pisces and Scorpios, would make the best travel companions.
Where to go: The voodoo culture, jazz rhythm and rich history of New Orleans would please any Scorpio. Morocco, Mexico or China are also all good options.
Best trip for Scorpios: Treasures of the Yucatan
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Type of traveller: Born adventurer
Characteristics: With Jupiter as your ruling planet creating a need for global connections, you are the most likely of all the star signs to want to travel. Exploring the world, meeting new people and stepping out of your comfort zone is second nature to you. You love that feeling of freedom that comes from travel, and you feel most comfortable in your skin when you’re roaming new lands. You can also be something of a hedonist, and sure know how to have a good time!
Where to go: For Sagittarius folks, it’s all about those bucket list destinations. A safari adventure in Namibia, exploring the pyramids in Egypt, or roaming the wild Chilean landscape are all travel experiences that would set your pulse racing.
Best trip for Sagittarius: Namibia Adventure
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
Type of traveller: Alpine explorer
Characteristics: The mountain goat is your star sign symbol, so naturally you’re going to be drawn to the mountains. Push yourself a little and you may discover you’re a born hiker who thrives in the fresh mountain air. That said, in your day to day life you’re known for being something of a workaholic, so holidays for you also offer the chance to slow down and unplug. Culturally you’re fascinated by history, and seek out stories and legends of past and present.
Where to go: Satisfy your historical appetite by unearthing the ancient legends of Jordan or Israel, or head to Georgia for outstanding mountain scenery and the chance to truly take a break from it all.
Best trip for Capricorns: Best of Israel & Jordan
Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
Type of traveller: Outside of the box
Characteristics: If everyone is doing one thing, you’ll do something else. You’re non conformist and like to do things in your own unique way. You’re also one of the most humanitarian signs, so like to know that your travels are also helping others and include an element of giving back. Quirky destinations are your cup of tea; places where you can let your true self shine.
Where to go: St Petersburg in Russia offers Aquarius travellers the curiosity and quirkiness they so crave, whilst the likes of Costa Rica or Sri Lanka will appeal to your humanitarian side.
Best trip for Aquarius: Best of Finland, Russia & the Baltic States
Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Type of traveller: Ocean dreamer
Characteristics: The God of the Sea Neptune is one of your major planets, so because of this the ocean is mighty important to you. It’s a place where you feel you can reflect, relax and think clearly. Because of this, holidays based around the water appeal to your nature – beaches, lakes, canals – you’ll take them all! You’re also a gentle and empathetic being with a soulful side, so should travel with others equally in tune with their emotions. Fellow water signs like Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces make for excellent travel companions.
Where to go: The Algarve in Portugal or the Greek Islands will both soothe your ocean loving side, as would the sun drenched shores of Thailand.
Best trip for Pisces: Best of Greece
Do you think we’ve accurately captured your star sign? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to tell us where’s on your 2020 hit list…