The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

For a person who is passionate about travelling, the world is a wonderland and a mystery box. It sometimes happen that we keep expanding our bucket list but we miss out some of the best places that should essentially be travelled to. The world offers endless opportunities for travelers with all kinds of interests.

Whether you are a history buff, or a romantic couple, an adventure enthusiast, a nature lover, a cultural aficionado or a wildlife lover and more, there is so much for you. It is not a problem, whether you wish to spend the night partying hard or you just wish to spend the night simply relaxing, there are places offering you everything and anything you want. The blog enlists some of such destinations that are worthy of being added in your bucket list.
Here are the top 50 cities to see in your lifetime:

Seville, Spain

Seville city in Spain

Known as the crown jewel of the imperial Spain, Seville probably was founded 3000 years ago by the Greek god, Hercules. A pure delight for the visitor, the city has slim streets dotted Moorish castles, orange blossoms, and boasts of a rich history. The legendary tapas joints are real treats.

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Venice, Italy

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

With its meandering waterways and canals, and historic buildings, Venice surely deserves a place in this list. The warm wine bars and the colorful homes give you a homely feel. The gondola ride is a unique feature.

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New York City, USA

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Home to several iconic structures, New York boasts of being called the ‘Crossroads of the World.’ An amazing amalgam of culture, art, business and cuisine, this city has to offer varied experiences.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, iconic skyline and world-popular Carnival, Rio de Janeiro is a treat for all the human senses. Its location, lifestyle and architecture make it unique in comparison to other Brazilian cities.

Lhasa, China

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Known to be the ‘Place of the Gods’, Lhasa is the spiritual midpoint of Tibetan Buddhism. Its serene monasteries and magnificent palaces with the rugged Himalayas in the background make for a stunning view.

London, England

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Boasting of a history going back to the Romans, London today is home to vibrant street markets, busy financial spaces and impressive museums. It is one of the most popular cities in the world. Does more needs to be said?

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Petra, Jordan

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Known to be the archeological hub of Jordon, Petra was founded as early as in 300 BC. Placed amid wind-swept desert, Petra has colossal rock-cut buildings that look daunting and amazing at the same time.

Marrakech, Morocco

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Former imperial city of western Morocco, Marrakeech has much on offering such as stunning mosques, gardens and palaces. Along with some amazing structures, the city has thriving market places that sell traditional textiles, jewelry and pottery.

Varanasi, India

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

One of the oldest and the holiest cities of India, Varanasi offers spirituality for the senses. Boat rides in Ganga’s placid waters during sunrise and other religious practices are sights to behold.

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Rome, Italy

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The expansive diverse capital city of Italy, Rome has 3000 years of art, culture and architecture to showcase, looking like an open-air museum. The ancient churches and prestigious museums are must-visits.

Florence, Italy

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

With some finest masterpieces in architecture and art, Florence also has some sumptuous Tuscan savories and wonderful cathedrals. The birthplace of Renaissance, this city offers several treats.

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Kyoto, Japan

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The former capital of Japan, Kyoto can best be explored through its gardens, tea-houses and castles. Showcasing the real quintessence of traditional Japan, this city also has stunning natural beauty.

Havana, Cuba

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The colorful Cuban capital, Havana has several old streets, classic cars and per-revolutionary structures to explore. The aroma of home-cooking fills your nostrils while you explore the city.

Jerusalem, Israel

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The intersection of beliefs, cuisines and cultures of Muslims, Christians and Jews, Jerusalem has lines of old city streets dotted with historical events. The city has some world-renowned religious sites.

Beijing, China

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

With a history stretching to 3 millennia, Beijing is the historical and cultural capital of China. Home to two world-renowned structures, the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City, Beijing has several other imperial palaces and ancient sites.

Paris, France

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The popular French capital, Paris boasts of being the global hub gastronomy, art, culture and fashion. Often referred to as the ‘City of Lights’ and the earth’s most romantic place, Paris has some mesmerizing squares, stunning museums, tranquil cafes and more.

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Lalibela, Ethiopia

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

One of the most popular holy cities of Ethiopia, Lalibela is known for having a fine collection of gigantic monolithic rock-cut churches. Their magnificence has given them a space in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Athens, Greece

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The focal point of of Greek civilization for around 4000 years and the capital of modern Greece, Athens is a wonderful mixture of ancient buildings, modern nightclubs, splendid museums, floral street spaces and bright streets.

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Granada, Spain

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The magical Granada has much to offer from the fountains, orchards, medieval architecture and narrow streets of Alhamabra to the cobbled streets of Albayzin. The multicultural history and the rich culture are the other highlights.

Kathmandu, Nepal

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is the gateway to the majestic Himalayas. One of the earth’s most vibrant cities, Kathmandu offers an interesting sight of saffron-clad monks and sadhus, and fluttering prayer flags. It is a riot of sights, smells and sounds.

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Bagan, Myanmar

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Visit the ancient city of Bagan, to enjoy a memorable view of sunrise, probably the best in the world. Visited by devotees as well as travelers, the temples and pagodas here are marvelous and have a tranquil feel.

Vatican City

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican city is a treasure chest of art, religion and architecture such as Vatican museum, Laocoön and Renaissance frescoes, columns of St. Peter’s Square and the Sistine Chapel.

Tokyo, Japan

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Japan’s lively capital, Tokyo looks like a futuristic city with all its wonderful sights for food, partying and shopping. The city also has well-maintained gardens and serene shrines for peaceful souls.

Lisbon, Portugal

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The hilly capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is a celebration of the rich airt and culture of the Portuguese. The bewitching atmosphere, the colorful streets of Alfama and Chiado, the waterways and the ancient buildings are real enchanters.

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Istanbul, Turkey

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

From its legendary mosques to its lively bazaars, Istanbul has much to offer to its visitors. A millennia old history along with the mix of the east and the west, the city seems intriguing and worthy of being explored.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Amsterdam, Netherlands’ capital, known for offering one of the highest qualities of life in the world, is a charmer. The city that carries on the legacy of the 17th century Golden Age, is also popular for intricate canal system, artistic heritage and narrow houses with gabled fronts.

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Hội An, Vietnam

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The graceful historic town of Hội An is a delightful Vietnamese port housing the UNESCO world heritage site of Old City that is an amalgam of Japanese, Vietnamese, and European sensibilities. And, the sumptuous food cannot be ignored.

Luxor, Egypt

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Lying on the eastern banks of River Nile, Luxor is an amazing ancient city of Egypt, erected on the site of ancient Thebes. A popular destination of history-lovers, Luxor is quite close to other popular sites like Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

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Jaipur, India

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Fondly called the ‘Pink City’, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, boasts of housing some of the most stunning palaces and gardens in India. A part of the very popular ‘Golden Triangle’, along with Agra and Delhi, Jaipur is a showcase of Rajputana grandeur.

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Berlin, Germany

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The German capital of Berlin is known for its important role in modern history, its chirpy restaurants and fabulous nightlife. One of Europe’s most exciting cities, it is dotted with captivating attractions.

Lyon, France

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Lying on the confluence of River Rhône and River Saône, Lyon is a delightful World Heritage city dating back to Roman ages. Explore the illuminated streets during Fête des Lumières along with visiting the cathedrals, legendary museums and lush gardens.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The resort town of Siem Reap is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor Wat and is a popular destination of Cambodia for its lip-smacking food and relaxed bohemian-backpacker feel. This place is filled with abundant serenity.

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Oia, Greece

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

A traditional settlement in the northern region of Santorini, Oia is known for its attractive white and blue homes, which look like they are cascading down towards the sea. Also known as Apano Meria or Anomeria, the place has been blessed with picture-perfect natural beauty.

Vienna, Austria

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The beautiful imperial city of Austria, Vienna boasts of stylish cafes, charming palaces and well-maintained gardens. Voted as one of the world’s most livable cities, it has both historic and modern buildings.

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Cartagena, Colombia

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

 

Settled on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, the colonial city of Cartegena is filled with history of pirates, explorers and the royalty. Also housing UNESCO-recognized Old City, Cartagena is a modern port city.

Cusco, Peru

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Once capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco in Peru is the entry point to the Andes and Machu Picchu, the World Heritage city of Cusco. The city is dotted with historic temples, monasteries, archeological remains and striking Spanish colonial houses.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Meandering lanes, present minarets, carved doorways and 19th century landmarks are the highlighting features of the ancient city of Zanzibar, one of the top destinations of Africa. Known for its white sandy pristine beaches, it has a combination of African, Arab, and Portuguese influences at the historic Stone Town.

Singapore

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The stunning island city-state of Singapore is one of the world’s most-visited destinations, offering a myriad of memorable sights and sounds. Do not miss relishing the tasty street food and exploring Little India. It is equally popular amidst leisure and corporate visitors.

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Mexico City, Mexico

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

An amusing mélange of interesting sights, sounds, and colors, Mexico City is home to more than 20 million people. Good food and lovely colonial structures are added bonus. The city is dotted with several stunning sights.

Las Vegas, USA

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Famous for its round the clock casinos, vivacious energy and matchless entertainment options, the resort town of Las Vegas is also termed as Sin City. Its extravagant casinos, luxury hotels and fine dine restaurant allure national as well as international visitors.

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Sydney, Australia

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Famed for its harbor-fronted Opera House and buzzing beaches, Sydney is capital of New South Wales and is one of the largest cities of Australia. The city is an ideal mélange of natural wonders and urban delights.

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Located on the ancient Silk Route, Samarkand is quite popular for its breathtaking mosques and mausoleums on Registan square, some of the best examples of Islamic architecture. Samarkand is one of the greatest cities of Central Asia.

San Francisco, California

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Natural parks, historic structures and celebrated cuisine, San Francisco is a popular destination of the American west coast.  Legendary Golden Gate Bridge, hilly landscape, cable car, year-round fog, and flamboyant Victorian houses are some of the other enchanters.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Called the ‘Jewel of the Adriatic’, the walled city of Dubrovnik has been blessed with stunning beaches. A world heritage site, its Old City is one of Europe’s most attractive places. It also has some of the best-preserved palaces, turned into museums.

Mont Saint Michel, France

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The charming island commune of Mont Saint Michel receives as many as 3 million visitors on an annual basis. The place is equally popular amid family vacationers and honeymooning couples. This stunning island offers some of the best sights in the whole of France.

Bangkok, Thailand

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok is a heady mix of exotic markets, vibrant streets, serene worship places and notorious nightclubs. One of the world’s most-visited cities, this place has some lovely palaces, and authentic canals and beaches too.

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Budapest, Hungary

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Been under the rule of several empires, each leaving its own mark, made Budapest one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Abundant hot springs and boisterous nightlife are some of the highlights of the Hungarian capital city.

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Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The small city of Antigua Guatemala, bounded by volcanoes, has some wonderful Spanish colonial structures. Visit the remains of colonial churches and monasteries, explore the bohemian cafe, and have an unforgettable vacation.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

The huge cosmopolitan city of Argentina, Buenos Aires is also referred to as the ‘Paris of South America’. Explore its lovely attractions, from the wide streets of downtown to the vibrant houses and buzzing tango clubs of Barrio La Boca. The place has the perfect recipe for a memorable vacation.

Prague, Czech Republic

The Top 50 Cities to See in Your Lifetime

Nicknamed the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ Prague is a blend of rich historical past, spectacular architecture, and scrumptious cuisine. One of the world’s most-visited cities and Czech Republic’s capital, Prague carries the soul of central Europe.

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Geetika Handa

is a travel writerwho has an interest in sharing her experiences with all. She provides a detailed account of any travel topic she chooses to write on. You can get detailed information and tips about choosing the right kind of holiday packages in the country from her write-ups.

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3 Responses

  1. Riya says:

    Wow, good to read this blog as you tried to cover worldwide beautiful places to explore.

  2. Rekha says:

    Great efforts Geetika… One of the best list of cities I have ever read. Explanation of the beauty of cities is mind-blowing also image collection is also good..

    But, I was expecting Macau in this list because I have been there and and found it one of the best cities to visit.

    This list will help me and other travelers to plan our next trip 🙂

    • Geetika Handa says:

      Hey Rekha

      Thanks for your kind and appreciating words. This means a lot. These places must be explored.

      Well as far as Macau is concerned it truly is a gem when clubbed with Hong Kong, I have also been there 🙂 But, Here I have tried to list such destinations that are complete on their own and can be or cannot be clubbed with any other place, as per a person’s preference. This was my idea.

      I hope I will keep entertaining you with similar posts!

      Stay glued!
      Thanks
      Geetika

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