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7 Of The Best Bucket List Cities In The World

Travelling the world is a dream for many of us, but realistically you need to narrow it down slightly. Here’s where the bucket list comes in: an essential list of destinations. Bucket list cities are a great way to start – perfect for a weekend getaway.

From the bright lights of Las Vegas to colourful Cape Town, these are the cities you need to visit at least once in your life.

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1. Las Vegas, USA

With the bright lights, party atmosphere and endless things to see and do, it’s now wonder that Las Vegas has become a glittering global tourism destination. Take a chance in the casinos until the early hours or see world-class entertainment.

2. Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam – is known for its rich history, busy street life and centuries of French, Asian and Chinese influences all blended into one bustling city.

It’s a wonderful base from which to explore the North of Vietnam, including Halong Bay and Sapa, while also enjoying the comforts of a modern vibrant city.

3. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is known around the world as one of the greatest and most iconic cities on the planet. Amazing things to do aren’t hard to find; the city has gorgeous beaches, great cafes and world class entertainment on offer wherever you look.

4. Paris, France

One of the most iconic cities in the world, Paris tops many people’s bucket lists. You’ll see so many famous landmarks here: the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame cathedral… The list is never ending.

The city is also home to glorious food, shopping and culture. An ideal city getaway.

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5. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a dream location to visit: endless natural beauty and clifftop views, pastel pink neighbourhoods and turquoise waters.

Hike Table Mountain National Park, learn about the country’s history and see penguins up-close. Cape Town is also home to amazing wine and food.

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6. Dubai, UAE

The high-flying city of the U.A.E, Dubai is one of the most glamourous destinations you’ll ever visit, and is particularly popular with Big 7 Travel readers.

Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline, while traditional mosques are must-sees.

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7. Havana, Cuba

Cuba’s capital is almost 500 years old and a riot of colour. Brightly painted buildings and vintage cars make Havana a photogenic dream.

Bohemian bars, colonial squares, and an emerging contemporary art scene? They all make the city so exciting. It can be confusing to navigate, but it’s worth it.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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