17 Top Cities to Visit in Your Lifetime

Here is the list of our top cities to visit in your lifetime around the world.

By redtag.caJune 1, 2018 Posted in:Europe

The world is full of incredible cities just waiting to be discovered. Among them are a select few top cities around the world that have stolen hearts of travellers with breathtaking sites, famous art, and out of the ordinary culture.   

Here are our top cities to visit, spanning the globe:

Rome, Italy

Rome Italy

Bursting with history, great food and fine art, Rome is an artist’s paradise.  Italy’s Eternal City is one of the most stunning places to visit and can be enjoyed all year round. Indulge in la dolce vita and spend your days sipping cappuccinos in picturesque cafés, strolling the fashionable shopping district, Via Mercanti, and treating yourself to delicious gelato.

New York City, New York

Time Square, New York City

America’s Big Apple is a true wonder for first time visitors as well as NYC veterans. This city is jam-packed with museums, architecture, shopping and restaurants to please any type of traveller.  If you’re looking to party, you won’t have to go far to find great nightlife, thrilling shows, and brimming pubs.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver BC Canada Cityscape at sunset

For the outdoorsy adventurer - Vancouver is breathtaking with dramatic backdrops of snow-dusted mountains, endless forest trails, and pretty sandy beaches. West Coast cuisine of fresh-caught seafood is a culinary wonder paired with delicious, local craft-brewed beer.

London, England

View of Big Ben and Whitehall from Trafalgar Square in London at sunset

Familiar landmarks such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and Big Ben are some of many reasons why London makes our list for a must-see city. World-class museums, ancient history, and cozy tea shops make up one of the world’s most visited cities.

Paris, France

Montmartre in Paris

Get swept off your feet in the city of love. Walk romantic cobbled streets, visit epic sites and lose yourself in the elegance of Parisian customs. Whether you’re just backpacking through or in for a fashionable stay, Paris has something for everyone from endless local attractions to high-class soirées.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Congreso de la Nación Argentina, Buenos Aires Argentinien

If you are ready for a great time, visit Buenos Aires; home of the Tango, mouthwatering grills and lively nightlife. Catch a soccer match or roam the historical streets of this vivacious city, a South American gem.

Cape Town, South Africa

Twelve Apostles mountain in Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

Exotic food, warm climate, and breathtaking scenery make it the perfect destination. In Cape Town you only need to venture out a short distance to experience real South African beauty - safaris, fishing villages, beautiful beaches, and incredible mountain ranges.

Hong Kong, China

Traditional Junk Boat at Dusk

Day or night, a panoramic view of the harbour is stunning.  Catch a harbour cruise to see the view of this iconic urban landscape from the centre; or get a 360-degree view at Sky100 Conservation Deck located in the tallest building in Hong Kong!

Barcelona, Spain

parc guell antoni gaudi barcelona mosaic bank bench

Architectural grandeur looms over Spain’s enchanting capital, a perfect vacation spot for the avid traveller. Watch as layers of history unfold before your eyes when discovering Barcelona, oozing with incredible art, friendly locals, and never-ending sites.

Cusco, Peru

Machu Picchu at Sunrise and Clouds

Cusco is truly a South American dream, rich with history and prehistoric traditions. One of Peru’s most popular cities, Cusco is a marvel to visit, surrounded by ancient ruins and indigenous ethnicity. Be sure to pack your hiking shoes and visit Machu Picchu, Peru’s beloved Inca Trail.

St. Petersburg, Russia

The Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood with reflection

Step into a fairytale when you visit Russia’s romantic city, also known as the “Venice of the North.” Filled with ancient palaces, cathedrals and museums, St. Petersburg will take your breath away. Try and spend more than just a few days in this mysterious city, and take in the beautiful history left behind by Tsars, famous poets and artists.

Bangkok, Thailand

Wat Phra Kaew Ancient temple in bangkok Thailand

Bangkok is one of the world’s most exciting cities with glittering temples, vibrant floating markets, polished skyscrapers, and an energetic nightlife. If you are heading to Thailand for a tropical adventure be sure to make a stop in this majestic city.

Athens, Greece

Amphitheater of Acropolis in Athens, Greece

This enchanting capital of Greece attracts tourists from all over the world to experience the myths of gods and goddesses first hand.  Visit precious monuments such as the Parthenon and the museum of Acropolis or walk the Panathenaic Stadium, home to the first modern Olympics in 1896.

Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Parliament Building - day view from the Castle Hill

There is always something to do in Budapest whether you are just stopping by for a relaxing thermal bath or hoping to get a true cultural experience through the city’s long history. Either way, make sure to indulge in fine food and wine, great parties and endless festivals.

Marrakech, Morocco

Madrassa Ali Ben Youssef Marrakech Morocco

Marrakech, commonly referred to as “the red city” for its beautiful rose-coloured buildings, is a great place to visit and experience Moroccan customs. Spend your days perusing handicrafts made by locals, step into a Sultan’s palace, and tour ancient mosques for a true middle eastern experience.

Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge, Prague

Prague charms all those who visit this captivating city. Overflowing with medieval style, hidden gems and great food - Prague is beautiful all year round and a must-see for the devoted traveller.

Sydney, Australia


Take a thrilling trip to the land down under to experience beautiful attractions and amazing beaches. Major pulls in Sydney are botanic gardens, extravagant architecture like the Sydney Opera House and a 75-acre zoo—the perfect family vacation.


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