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From Cape Town To Copenhagen: Ten Cities To Visit In 2019

HuffPost UK logo HuffPost UK 17/05/2019 Louise Whitbread
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If you’re planning your next holiday, be it a short city break something further afield, allow us to be your unofficial holiday rep. 

With summer fast approaching, your eyes may well be set on planning holidays. 

With summer fast approaching, you’d be right to have your heart set on holidays and weekend getaways.

With Brits wasting on average four days of annual leave each year (which isn’t good for your mental health), you better get booking. Here are ten cities to visit this year, from cities close to home to faraway lands. 


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Ah the city of light. Catch a direct flight from airports around the UK and soak up the culture for a brief weekend visit. The perfect place for a winter trip or to spend a summer’s eve sat chatting outside a cafe – there’s never a bad time to visit.

Apart from the many famous historical and cultural sites, the city boast plenty of gorgeous green spaces and promenades – as well as cafes, bars and restaurants.

Read 9 Things To See And Do In Paris.


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A hub of culture, there’s more to Amsterdam than smoking weed. Instead, get your art fix at Rijksmuseum in the city centre, make sure you visit Anne Frank’s house, and the canalside Bloemenmarkt is the next best thing if you can’t make it the tulip fields outside the city.

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Amsterdam.


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You’ll be pleased to know that the capital city of Denmark was awarded the top spot for city destinations to visit in 2019, according to the Lonely Planet. If that alone doesn’t sway you, perhaps the castles, museums and gorgeous gardens will. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum is a must-see even if you’re just going to eye up all the plants.

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Copenhagen.


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During the colder months, head to Budapest. Feast at one of the fab hummus bars, soak in the thermal baths and marvel at the impressive architecture –the Buda Castle and Matthias Church are not to be missed.

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Budapest.


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If you can stomach the 24-hour travel time, Sydney should be high on your bucket list. You can always swim off the jet lag in one of the many, picturesque outdoor pools . 

When the Aussie heat gets a bit unbearable, cool off indoors and appreciate some art while you’re at it at Carriageworks, a space full of installations and performance art. But don’t just take our word for it, find all the details in our guide below.

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Sydney.


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For another long hail destination, head to the wonderful Vancouver. Expect unbeatable landscapes, beaches, food and museums. We’ve narrowed it down to our top ten. 

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Vancouver.


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If you love a glass of red, then Bordeaux should be high on your travel hit list. Aside from enjoying some of the best wine in the world, the city also offers winding little street and boutique restaurants to meander through, stunning architecture and riverside markets. Love.

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Bordeaux.


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If you’re sad Game Of Thrones is coming to an end, why not visit Dubrovnik where King’s Landing scenes were filmed? Try paddle boarding, dine on the local seafood and wander through the renaissance-era architecture. Not to mention, the bustling nightlife Dubrovnik is famous for. For a bit of tranquility, head to the little island of Lokrum for the crystal clear waters and botanical gardens. 

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Dubrovnik.


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We can’t get enough of France at HuffPost Finds. Lille’s close proximity to Belgium means you’ll often stumble across Flemish influences in the food to the architecture. Stroll through the town square and tango your way round La Vieille Bourse (the old stock exchange), before cooling off with a cold beer at La Capsule, one of the city’s best craft beer bar, according to Chris Blume from

Read 10 Things To See And Do In Lille.


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Another Game Of Thrones location for you fans out there, this time: Dorne, home of the infamous house Martell. Get your flamenco fix, soak up the majestic architecture and relax in the beautiful Parque de María Luisa in sunny Seville. 

Read 10 Things To Do And See In Seville.

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