Top 10 Cities to Visit in Europe and Worldwide (Part 1)

Best cities to visit in Europe and worldwide

City trips are perfect for a short getaway whether you are planning to do this inside Europe or worldwide. But these are not destinations like Amsterdam, London, Paris or Venice for city trips. Here you will find the best and unique places to visit at any time of the year in 2020! Get inspired for your next city trip! 


10. Marrakesh – Abundance of natural beauty

a man standing inside a building door in Marrakesh
Marrakesh – Abundance of natural beauty

A colourful and mystical city with fragrant markets, impressive mosques and beautiful gardens await in Marrakesh. Stroll through the alleys of the Medina and get captured by the oriental scent of the Moroccan kitchen and discover this magical place. The unique beauty and culture have made the city to the list of top cities to visit worldwide!


9. Lisbon – One of the unmissable destinations for summer in Europe

Top 10 city in Europe, Lisbon.
Lisbon – One of the unmissable destinations for summer in Europe

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is filled with a Mediterranean atmosphere, a laid-back lifestyle and overall an impressive historic city with pastel-coloured houses. The historic city next to the Atlantic has many exciting sights to offer including memorials, museums, churches and art. Lisbon is the third sunniest city in Europe which means it has a pleasant climate all year round, so even a visit during winter is recommendable. Making it one of the best cities to visit in Europe and worldwide. Also, Lisbon offers a unique opportunity to combine a city trip with the possibility to take a sunbath on the beach if needed.

8. Singapore – An idyllic retreat

Singapore.
Singapore – An idyllic retreat

Located in the south of Malaysia, Singapore is a must-visit place while traveling in Asia. Singapore offers something for everyone as being one of the busiest cities in the world while still maintaining its reputation as one of the cleanest cities you will find while traveling. Gardens by the bay and the infinite pool on the top of the Marina Bay Sands are just a few examples of what to expect when visiting Singapore. Grab a travel buddy to travel with and plan your next trip to this breathtaking city!

7. Dubrovnik – The city of dreams

Top 10 cities to visit in Dubrovnik surrounded by sea and orange roof buildings
Dubrovnik – The city of dreams

A city in southern Croatia, Dubrovnik fronting the Adriatic Sea. This city is endowed with a rich historical and cultural heritage. It’s known for its distinctive Old Town, surrounded with massive stone walls from the 16th century. One day is all you need to see the best of Dubrovnik, although we recommend spending more time here if it works in your itinerary. Dubrovnik has a way of grabbing ahold of you, making you want to stay longer than you planned just with the possibilities it has to offer. This gem at the Adriatic coast invites you to go diving, hiking, on boat tours and on many other exciting excursions. By simply walking through the city, you will get a feeling for the historic heritage that Dubrovnik has to offer. What’s stopping you from going to one of the best cities to visit in Europe and worldwide?

6. Valparaiso – A historical and cultural excursion

Valparaiso in Chile with colourful small buildings
Valparaiso – A historical and cultural excursion

The colourful and diverse coastal city of Valparaiso is spread across 45 hills. Valparaíso is a major city, seaport, naval base and educational centre in the commune of Chile. Thanks to the impressive street art, the cultural capital of Chile is a piece of art itself. Traveling to Valparaiso always offers something new to discover while strolling through the streets and alleys of this fascinating city, which makes the city among the top cities to visit in the world.

5. Edinburgh – The city of character

Top 10 cities to see in Europe, Edinburgh on a cloudy day
Edinburgh – The city of character

Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, has a rich culture with varied architecture. In the small alleys of the historic city, you can find medieval housing, whereas the Georgian new town is shaped by magnificent elegance. One of Scotland’s highlights and the most visited sight is Edinburgh Castle. Additionally, Edinburgh is the worldwide leading city of festivals, so there are exciting events all year round. With this in mind, when planning a trip to Edinburgh during its festival season, make sure to pack at least these items with you before you make your way to the festival.

4. Tokyo – Street food, skyscrapers and unending nights

Tokyo, with colour posters and cars all around
Tokyo – Street food, skyscrapers and unending nights

Big crowds, neon signs, exceptional food and Japanese culture gives the city a chaotic, crazy and vast impression at first. Nonetheless, Tokyo is quiet and clean and it never feels too crowded even with all the people surrounding you. due to its massive size. Tokyo has many sights, from culture to modernity you can find everything in this city. But still, Tokyo itself stays the most fascinating adventure and is always full of surprises. Especially during the season of cherry blossom, Tokyo truly presents itself in all its beauty. This is why we recommend planning a trip to Tokyo especially in the cherry blossom time which would be at around the end of March and the beginning of April.

3. Colosseum, Rome

Top 10 cities to see in Europe in Rome, with a view of the colosseum in the evening
Colosseum, Rome

Rome is an enchanting city where you’ll discover a romantic mix of culture and history. Besides the most popular sights like the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, the eternal city has so much more to offer. And while being the capital of Italy, Rome offers one of the most known and enjoyed cuisines in the world. Who wouldn’t enjoy a slice of pizza with a glass of quality wine while sitting down in dimly lit alley, listening to the soft sounds of the street music. Sounds great doesn’t it? Find travel mates here to go on your adventure to Rome.

2. Dubai – A megacity that never stops growing

Dubai with high rise buildings and skyscrapers
Dubai – A megacity that never stops growing

The biggest city of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai located at the Persian Gulf, captivates all with its variety of attractions and activities. The city has a lot to offer for adventure seekers, shopaholics and foodies. Between the modern architecture, a vibrant nightlife and luxury stores are the magnificent 830-meters high Burj Khalifa. The picturesque desert landscape, nice beaches and an interesting culture complete Dubai which makes it one of the top cities to visit in the world. Besides this, Dubai is known for its amazing photographic locations, the never-ending deserts in addition to breathtaking skyscrapers. If you want to find more beautiful places to get the best photos of, be sure to visit our post on the best destinations for travel photographers

1. Sydney – The complete Australian experience

Sydney with a view of the opera house and sea with boats
Sydney – The complete Australian experience

Australia’s biggest city, Sydney has been ranked as one of the most livable cities worldwide several times which is very rightly. The proximity to the Blue Mountains on the one side and the numerous stunning beaches and bays on the other make Sydney’s location perfect. The most famous sights are the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. But you also shouldn’t miss out on a walk through the impressive Royal Botanic Gardens.

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