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Top 10 cities to visit in Europe and worldwide (part 1)

by Ina-Rosa on 08.06.

Best cities to visit in Europe and worldwide

City trips are perfect for a short getaway whether you are planning this inside Europe or anywhere around the world. But there are not just 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 on and get inspired for your next city trip!

1. Marrakesh - Abundance of Natural Beauty

Buildings in Marrakesh

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

2. Lisbon - One of the unmissable destinations for summer in Europe

City of Lisbon

Lisbon being the capital of Portugal, it lures with a Mediterranean atmosphere, a laid-back lifestyle and 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, art and street art. Lisbon is the third sunniest city in Europe has a pleasant climate all year around, so even a visit during winter is recommendable. Also the location of Lisbon offers a unique opportunity to combine a city trip with the possibility to take a sunbath on the beach when needed.

3. Singapore - an idyllic retreat

City of Singapore

Located in the south of Malaysia, Singapore is a must visit place while traveling in the 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 with and plan your next trip to this breathtaking city!

4. Dubrovnik - the city of Dreams

Seaside of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia fronting the Adriatic Sea. This city is endowed with rich historical and cultural heritage. It's known for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in 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 a hold of you, making you want to stay longer than you planned just with the possibilities it has to offer. This gem at the Adriatic cost 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 and the history of Dubrovnik.

5. 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 offers always something new to discover while strolling through the streets and alleys of this fascinating city, which make the city among the top cities to visit in South America.

6. Edinburgh - The city of Character

The Castle of Edinburgh

Scotland's capital Edinburgh has a rich culture with a 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 the Edinburgh Castle. Additionally, Edinburgh is the worldwide leading city of festivals, so there are exciting events all year around. With this in mind, when planning a trip to Edinburgh on its festival season time around, make sure to keep at least these things with you when taking your way to the festival area.

7. Tokyo - Of street food, skyscrapers and unending nights

City of Tokyo

Big crowds, neon signs, exceptional food and Japanese characters give 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. Because of 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 cherry blossom Tokyo 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.

8. Colosseum, Rome

Ancient Rome

Rome is an enchanting city where you'll discover a romantic blend of culture and history all blended together. 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 dimly lit alley, listening to the soft sounds of the street music...

9. Dubai - A Megacity that never stops growing

Dubai city, Burj Khalifa

Dubai, the biggest city of the United Arab Emirates at the Persian Gulf, captivates with its peerless variety of attractions and activities. The city has a lot to offer for adventure seekers, shopaholics and foodies. Between modern architecture, a vibrant nightlife and luxury stores, dominates the 830 meters high Burj Khalifa the skyline of this vivid city of skyscrapers. The picturesque desert landscape, nice beaches and an interesting culture complete Dubai and make it one of the top cities to visit in the world. Besides this, Dubai is known for its amazing photographic locations, as 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!

10. Sydney - The Complete Australian Experience

Operahouse in Sydney

Sydney, Australia's biggest city, has been ranked as one of the most livable cities worldwide several times - and that 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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