Lonely Planet has released its list of top destinations for 2014, according to CNN.

The top three destinations to visit in 2014 are Brazil, Antarctica and Scotland.

Brazil is likely on the list because it's hosting the 2014 World Cup. Antarctica may have made the list because it's the hundred-year anniversary of explorer Ernest Shackleton exploring the area, and Scotland will be hosting the Commonwealth Games in the summer as well as celebrating the Year of Homecoming for Scottish people living overseas.

The destinations were picked based on "scores for topicality, excitement and that special x-factor," which is determined by in-house experts as well as outside travel writers, according to Lonely Planet.

Surprise inclusions on the list include Adelaide in South Australia, which was listed among the top 10 cities for 2014.

Paris, which didn't make the list last year, was listed as the best city for 2014. Trinidad was listed in second place, with Cape Town rounding out the top three.

Sikkim, India was voted the best for "showing the way for what could be the future of India's tourism industry," according to Lonely Planet.

Hunan was listed as "the next big thing" in China, with Greek Island being listed as the best value destination that is the result of lower prices and fewer tourists resulting from the recent economic problems. In addition to the Greek Island, the next two rankings for best value are Italy's heel, the region of Puglia, and Nicaragua.

The rankings also include some more fun lists, such as "10 Essential Travel Destinations for Beatlemaniacs." There are also lists aim at cat lovers and Shakespeare fans.

Rounding out the top 10 countries, the list includes Sweden, Malawi, Mexico, Seychelles, Belgium, Macedonia and Malaysia.

The remaining top 10 cities include Riga, Zurich, Shanghai, Vancouver, Chicago, Adelaide and Auckland.