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The 10 Cities You'll Be Talking About In 2015

10/26/2014 07:00am ET | Updated October 28, 2014

Lonely Planet is on a roll. The travel company released their Best in Travel lists this week, including the countries you need to be visiting (hint: Singapore) and the budget destinations to hit up next year.

Also on the list, of course, are the 10 cities you should be visiting in 2015. You're likely familiar with quite a few of them, like Washington, D.C., Toronto and Milan, but the same might not be true for others.

Three cases in point: El Chalten, Argentina, aka the trekking capital of Argentina, Valletta, the charming capital of Malta and up-and-coming Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Here are the 10 cities you should schlep to next year.

1. Washington, D.C.
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The National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in 2015, at which time it will be America's only national museum devoted to African-American culture.
2. El Chalten, Argentina
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There are glaciers, lake and waterfalls galore around here, which make it a great place for adventure. Plus, 2015 marks the spot's 30th birthday.
3. Milan, Italy
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Yes, Milan is Milan, but the fashion capital will also play host to Expo 2015 from May through October.
4. Zermatt, Switzerland
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It's a famous mountain resort town and it will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Edward Whymper's ascent of the Matterhorn.
5. Valletta, Malta
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The stunningly underrated Maltese capital will celebrate the big 4-5-0 since the Great Siege back in 1565.
6. Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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The Bulgarian city has a beautifully-kept Old Town, killer nightlife and enough quirkiness and history to make it worth your while. In short, 2015 will show that Plovdiv is under-the-radar no longer.
7. Salisbury, UK
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The city, not far from Stonehenge, is home to the best-preserved original copy of the Magna Carta, which is marking its 800th birthday in 2015. Expect festivals and revelry galore.
8. Vienna, Austria
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You're undoubtedly familiar with the famed Austrian city. But 2015 marks a LOT of birthdays for the European capital, including the 150th birthday of the Ringstrasse.
9. Chennai, India
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The long-overlooked metropolis will be home to India's first integrated mass transit system come 2015.
10. Toronto, Canada
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Roughly 250,000 visitors will descend on the city for the Pan American Games in 2015.
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