If you’re anything like us, you’re constantly thinking of your next adventure, be it a long holiday, a short city break or whatever escape you can get. Let the destination be your inspiration, with these seven must-see places…

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of getting out there and exploring somewhere new. But with so many incredible places to see in the world, where exactly are you supposed to start? Well, start with a bucket list and work your way through. If you’re in need of some inspiration, we’ve pulled together the best bucket list city destinations that we think you really ought to tick off.

Athens, Greece

One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital city of Greece is a must for anyone who’s fascinated with history and the ancient world. Be sure to explore the incredible Acropolis and take in the amazing city views from the top of Mount Lycabettus. More tips here.

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Paris, France

Paris may be the city of love, but you don’t need to be on a romantic getaway to appreciate all that there is to see here. Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night, catch the eye of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum or take a river cruise along the Seine, taking in the sights as you go.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Geysers, glaciers, waterfalls and a world of vibrant art, music and culture: who wouldn’t want to add the world’s northernmost capital to their bucket list? But, time your visit right (during the winter months) and you’ll hopefully be treated to the magical phenomenon in the sky, the colourful Northern Lights.

Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas has got to be seen to be believed, it’s such an incredible city. A metropolis in the heart of the Nevada desert, you’ll be blown away by the city’s extravagance. Spend a whole day exploring the huge, lavish hotels and casino, zip-wire over Fremont Street or take a helicopter ride to the vast and beautiful Grand Canyon.

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Sydney, Australia

Head Down Under and discover Sydney’s famous landmarks for yourself. A wander around the harbour will give you a great view of the imposing Sydney Harbour Bridge and the iconic Sydney Opera House with its recognisable shell structure. A trip to Bondi Beach is a must while you’re there too. You can read up on many more fun things to do right here.

Cape Town, South Africa

This might not the first city that springs to mind to everyone, but Cape Town is a breath-taking place with a whole mixture of cultures and landscapes to experience, from Boulders Beach to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, the sight that defines the city’s skyline, and soak up the panoramic views of the land and sea from up high.

New York, USA

It’s the second city in the US to make our list, but with good reason. Or reasons, should we say? With the Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway, Grand Central Station…(the list is endless); there’s no way that New York couldn’t be a bucket list destination.

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You should, by now, have some good food for thought for your next big city break. How many on our list have you already been to? Where’s next on your list?

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