Off the beaten path is a showcase article about a lesser-known or unusual travel destination, selected monthly by Wikivoyage's users. See Previous Destinations of the month for better-known destinations, Previous Featured travel topics for phrasebooks, itineraries and travel topics, and Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates to nominate and discuss future "Off the beaten path" destinations.

Previously featured destinations were:

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Map of Previously Off the beaten path


Previous features[edit]

Featured on Wikivoyage.

2024[edit]

January
1 Air Itam, Malaysia

2023[edit]

December
2 Easter Island, Chile
November
3 Pai, Thailand
October
4 Salem, Massachusetts, United States
September
5 Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark
August
6 Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway
July
7 Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon, Canada
June
8 Tutuala, Timor-Leste
May
9 Stamford, England, United Kingdom
April
10 Klaksvík, Faroe Islands, Kingdom of Denmark
March
11 Guanajuato City, Guanajuato, Mexico
February
12 Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
January
13 Navarre, Florida, United States

2022[edit]

December
14 Gävle, Gävleborg County, Sweden
November
15 Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India
October
16 Savaii, Samoa
September
17 Budderoo National Park, New South Wales, Australia
August
18 Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands
July
19 Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
June
20 Homer, Alaska, United States of America
May
21 Percé, Quebec, Canada
April
22 Alishan, Taiwan
March
23 Magome, Japan
February
24 San Ignacio, Belize
January
25 Koror, Palau

2021[edit]

December
26 Montserrat
November
27 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
October
28 Chavín de Huántar, Peru
September
29 Diablo Range, California, United States
August
30 Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
July
31 Neuland, Paraguay
June
32 Visp, Switzerland
May
33 Crawford, Nebraska, United States of America
April
34 Simpelveld, Netherlands
March
35 Porto da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal
February
36 Belgrave, Victoria, Australia
January
37 Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

2020[edit]

December
38 New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States
November
39 Iriomote, Japan
October
40 Nkhata Bay, Malawi
September
41 Alcamo, Italy
August
42 Apia, Samoa
July
43 Faaborg, Denmark
June
44 Karakol, Kyrgyzstan
May
45 Nagykanizsa, Hungary
April
46 Thimphu, Bhutan
March
47 Great Basin National Park, Nevada, United States
February
48 Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
January
49 Norfolk Island

2019[edit]

December
50 Pakse, Laos
November
51 Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
October
52 Letchworth State Park, New York, United States
September
53 Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand
August
54 Olomouc, Czech Republic
July
55 Yuryev-Polsky, Russia
June
56 Ilulissat, Greenland, Kingdom of Denmark
May
57 Pleasanton, California, United States
April
58 Bouzigues, France
March
59 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
February
60 Khasab, Oman
January
61 Chatham Islands, New Zealand

2018[edit]

December
62 Baños, Ecuador
November
63 Keenjhar Lake, Pakistan
October
64 Valletta, Malta
September
65 Bronzeville, Chicago, United States
August
66 Goroka, Papua New Guinea
July
67 Höfn, Iceland
June
68 Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion
May
69 Erlangen, Germany
April
70 Poros, Greece
March
71 Brownsville, Texas, United States
February
72 Kakamega Rainforest, Kenya
January
73 Ukulhas, Maldives

2017[edit]

December
74 Bozeman, Montana, United States
November
75 Sde Boker, Israel
October
76 Filadelfia, Paraguay
September
77 Kurashiki, Japan
August
78 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
July
79 Groningen, Netherlands
June
80 Labrador, Canada
May
81 Wernigerode, Germany
April
82 Nauru
March
83 Kabak, Turkey
February
84 Entebbe, Uganda
January
85 Stanley, Falkland Islands

2016[edit]

December
86 North Central New Mexico, United States
November
87 Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia
October
88 Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
September
89 Anacostia, Washington, D.C., United States
August
90 Salalah, Oman
July
91 Palmyra, New York, United States
June
92 Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
May
93 Dilijan, Armenia
April
94 Mount Rinjani, Indonesia
March
95 Swakopmund, Namibia
February
96 Hilo, Hawaii, United States
January
97 Ein Gedi, Israel

2015[edit]

December
98 Taxila, Pubjab Pakistan
November
99 Praia, Cape Verde
October
99 Hyden, Western Australia, Australia
September
99 Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Mongolia
August
99 Davenport, Iowa, United States
July
99 Trondheim, Norway
June
99 Turku, Finland
May
99 Iseo, Italy
April
99 Sierra Vista, Arizona, United States
March
99 Ushuaia, Argentina
February
99 Kirthar National Park, Pakistan
January
99 Saba

2014[edit]

December
99 Fox Glacier, New Zealand
November
99 Taketomi, Japan
October
99 Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
September
99 Vava'u, Tonga
August
99 Far Northwest Side, Chicago, United States
July
99 Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
June
99 Travemünde, Germany
May
99 Vianden, Luxembourg
April
99 Biscayne National Park, Florida, United States
March
99 Paramaribo, Suriname
February
99 Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan
January
99 Valle de Cocora, Colombia

2013[edit]

December
99 Musandam Peninsula, Oman
November
99 Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
October
99 Clarence, New York, United States
September
99 La Macarena, Colombia
August
99 Soltau, Germany
July
99 Childs, New York, United States
June
99 Ölgii, Mongolia
May
99 Nevyansk, Russia
April
99 South Pole, Antarctica
March
99 Udupi, India
February
99 Niamey, Niger
January
99 Staraya Russa, Russia

Unofficial Off the Beaten Path[edit]

Featured on Wikitravel before Wikivoyage was adopted as a Wikimedia project.

2012[edit]

October
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, District of Columbia/Maryland/West Virginia, United States
November
Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam
December
Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, Australia
July, August & September
Canyonlands National Park, Utah, United States
April
Eindhoven, Netherlands
May
Staraya Russa, Russia
June
Sydfynske Øhav, Denmark
January
Kuta, Indonesia
February
Cape Le Grand National Park, Australia
March
Nanao, Japan

2011[edit]

October
Oxford, Mississippi, United States
November
Pyin U Lwin, Myanmar
December
Bandarban, Bangladesh
July
Menzies, Australia
August
Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, United States
September
Tongren, China
April
Jeju, South Korea
May
Khabarovsk, Russia
June
Wakkanai, Japan
January
Flores, Guatemala
February
Pensacola, Florida, United States
March
Oroville, California, United States

2010[edit]

October
Kununurra, Australia
November
Kakadu National Park, Australia
December
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, United States
July
Falun, Sweden
August
Hilversum, Netherlands
September
Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
April
Ravello, Italy
May
Sakhalin, Russia
June
Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, Indonesia
January
Niamey, Niger
February
Tobacco Caye, Belize
March
Tromsø, Norway

2009[edit]

October
Kilkenny, Ireland
November
Mae Salong, Thailand
December
Big Bend National Park, Texas, United States
July
Odense, Denmark
August
Colorado's Wine Country
September
Spring Green, Wisconsin, United States
April
Tywyn, United Kingdom
May
Dalton Highway, Alaska, United States
June
Hovd, Mongolia
January
Saint Martins Island, Bangladesh
February
Wake Island
March
Putrajaya, Malaysia

2008[edit]

October
Hitchhiking in Japan
November
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
December
Yakutsk, Russia
July
Dharamsala, India
August
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, United States
September
Jakar, Bhutan
April
Sihanoukville, Cambodia
May
Gori, Georgia
June
Sligo, Ireland
January
Havelock Island, India
February
Cape Maclear, Malawi
March
Sheki, Azerbaijan

2007[edit]

October
Namche Bazaar, Nepal
November
Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa
December
Petra, Jordan
July
Sado Island, Japan
August
Tampere, Finland
September
Guinsa, South Korea
April
Ashikaga, Japan
May
Berneray, United Kingdom
June
Dalian, China
January
Panmunjeom, Korea
February
Hoi An, Vietnam
March
Route 66, United States

2006[edit]

October
Hinchinbrook Island, Australia
November
Iya Valley, Japan
December
Pitcairn Islands
July
Denali National Park, Alaska, United States
August
Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
September
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
 
May
Svalbard, Norway
June
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, United States

Honorary[edit]

A few previous Destinations of the month might have been chosen for "Off the beaten path" instead, if the feature had existed at the time: