Leading travel website TripAdvisor has revealed its top 10 destinations 'on the rise' for 2018.

They have featured cities and travel spots that aren't overcrowded with tourists, won't break the bank and are perfect additions to your travel bucket list.

So if you're looking for somewhere different to book for this year there's plenty to choose from.

The list includes destinations brewing with history including Gdansk and Nuremberg, as well as hot spots such as Latvia's Riga and Nerja in Spain.

Find out what the top 10 destinations are below and how you can get there from London's airports.

1. Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk in Poland is TripAdvisor's 'Top Destination on the Rise'

An alternative destination to the popular Krakow, which is often a haunt for stag and hen dos, is Gdansk. It has been voted number one in the 'Top Destinations on the Rise' in Europe for 2018 on TripAdvisor.

There's plenty of history to discover including a 14th century town hall, and the city played a major role in 1939 during World War II.

As well as this it's close to the Baltic Sea and looks stunning during summer time when the sun shines down on its architecture.

You can fly to Gdansk from London Stansted Airport with Ryanair from £25.49 in the summer months. To book, go to Ryanair here.

2. Riga, Latvia

The capital of Latvia is an affordable city break destination for UK holidaymakers. During the summer months you can fly to Riga from London Stansted for £30.59 with Ryanair or £23.86 for a last minute booking.

Once you're there you'll catch the traditional Latvian experience, combined with other cultures which have influenced its history in both the old and new town. Meanwhile, Riga's Art Nouveau won the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, confirming its attraction for tourists.

3. Rovinj, Croatia


This fishing port on the west coast of Croatia is third on TripAdvisor's top 10 list thanks to its picturesque beaches and landscape views.

The old town stands on a headland and leads to cobbled streets to the hilltop which is home to the Church of St Euphemia whose towering steeple dominates the skyline.

You can fly from London Gatwick Airport to Pula in Crotia, which is around a 40-minute drive away from Rovinj.

In May, flights will cost £47.91 with easyJet, or £30.74 in September.

However the summer months are increasingly higher, so you're better going during the off-peak season. To book, go to www.easyJet.com/en.

4. Nerja, Spain

Nerja, Costa Del Sol, Malaga, Spain

Perhaps a surprising addition to the TripAdvisor list is Costa Del Sol's Nerja, which comes fourth in the top 10.

It boasts 10 miles of powdery beaches and is located at the eastern tip of the area. The area is popular for tourists but hasn't been dominated by high rise buildings like surrounding destinations, so you can still get a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea.

You can fly regularly from London Gatwick to Malaga with easyJet. Flights in June start from £30.74, while flights in July are from £37.81 so you won't have to break the bank to take a trip to Nerja. To book, go to www.easyJet.com/en.

5. Catania, Italy

Catania is an ancient port on Sicily's east coast and is number five on TripAdvisor's list.

The city sits at the foot of Mount Etna, Europe's largest and most active volcano - but don't let that put you off.

There's plenty to see including the city's wide central square, Piazza del Duomo, which features the whimsical Fontana dell'Elefante statue and richly decorated Catania Cathedral.

In July you can fly to Catania from London Gatwick from £51.95 with easyJet, or from £37.81 in June if you want to head there for the warm, summer months. Meanwhile in September when it'll be a little cooler, prices start from £30.74. To book, go to www.easyJet.com/en.

6. Zagreb, Croatia

Ban Jelacic square is the bustling heart of lower town Zagreb.

Just missing out on a top five spot is Zagreb. The second destination in Croatia to make it onto the list, confirming the country as a holiday spot that is becoming increasingly popular for UK holidaymakers, thanks partly to its affordability.

You can fly to Zagreb from London with British Airways. If you head to the British Airways website you can compare flight-only deals with flight and hotel to purchase a package deal.

The airline also often runs seasonal sales so you can sign up the mailing list and purchase your flight then. Go to www.britishairways.com/en-gb.

7. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana in Slovenia is seventh on the TripAdvisor list

Slovenia's capital Ljubljana is seventh on TripAdvisor's top 10 list. The country sits between Italy and Austria and has always been proud of its unique heritage as it combines Mediterranean, German and Slovenian culture.

You can visit the old town which is a blend of Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau buildings or head to National Museum of Contemporary History for a glimpse into the country's past.

The cheapest summer month to travel to Ljubljana from London is June, with prices starting at £42.86 with easyJet. To book, go to www.easyJet.com/en.

8. Cadiz, Spain

In eighth place on TripAdvisor's list is Cadiz

Cadiz in Spain is eighth in TripAdvisor's 'Top Destinations on the Rise'. The ancient port is located in the Andalucia area of south-western Spain.

It is home to the Spanish Navy and boomed in the 16th century as a base for exploration and trade.

There are plenty of spots to visit including Cadiz Cathedral, Museum of Cadiz and Castle of Catalina.

You can fly from London Stansted Airport to Cadiz with Ryanair. In June it will cost £33.04 one-way to get to the Spanish hot spot.

9. Valletta, Malta

St. John's Co-Cathedral in VallettA

In ninth place on TripAdvisor's list is Valletta in Malta. Once used as a refuge for soldiers returning from the war, Valletta is now the capital of Malta.

It is home to the incredible St John's Co-Cathedral which features intricately carved stone vaults and a famed painting by Caravaggio. The area is also a world heritage site.

Holidaymakers can fly from London Southend to Malta from £38.82 in June or £30.74 in August. To book, go to www.easyJet.com/en.

10. Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg is tenth on TripAdvisor's list

The 10th spot is taken by Nuremberg in Germany, which is a great place to visit in summer or winter.

While its history dates back to the 11th century, Nuremberg is most often linked to the 20th century - specifically World War II.

It first served as the site of many pre-war Nazi rallies, was nearly levelled by Allied bombing, then was the site of the famous post-war Nuremberg Trials.

It is now home to a hugely popular traditional Christmas market which sees thousands of visitors each year.

You can fly to Nuremberg from as little as £16.99 via London Stansted airport. To book, go to www.ryanair.com/gb/en.