I do get a lot of questions about which places I would recommend for certain types of activities. We recently started a series for Digital Nomads, but I soon felt we needed to expand on that to:
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Coffee
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Food
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for City Beaches
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Sightseeing
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Temples & Pyramids
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Honeymoon
- My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Nature
My TOP 10 Places to Travel for Sightseeing
If sightseeing is your thing, then these cities have it all – museums, monuments and history. Don’t forget to sleep a bit before and after.
When you read the news, it often sounds like Jerusalem is under siege. While technically a front-line city, the city and the Old Town actually ‘feel’ really safe. Jerusalem is the birthplace of three major world religions and the Old Town is just stunningly beautiful and interesting; it’s like walking through a fairy tale.
This is where the Roman Empire built the monuments highlighting their power. The most influential force of the early centuries AD will make an impression on you (as they do on millions of tourists every year).
England was arguably the most influential European power of the 18th and 19th Centuries and it shows easily in the city. There is so much history and modern culture.
New York is famous across the world for its sights. Lower Manhattan seemed like it was under Brazilian and European occupation a few years ago, but now it’s the turn of the Chinese tourists to work their way through all the world-famous places of interest.
Germans take art and culture seriously and Berlin is testament to this. There are so many museums you can’t possibly see the top 10 in a week. Plus there is plenty of German history from the Second World War that needs to be seen.
Paris needs no explaining; the Louvre and Eiffel Tower immediately come to mind. As you will discover, it seems everyone here has the same plans as you for sightseeing, though.
Amsterdam has it all – great food, friendly people, a cozy looking city and so much history from the entrepreneurial Dutch Empire times that it will warm your heart.
Stockholm must have woken up one day and decided to beat the Germans at their own game; the sheer amount of top-notch museums here is mind-boggling. Plus they are mostly free admission and all in English.
Athens is rapidly becoming one of my favorite cities. It has tons of well-maintained sights from Greek times, but is also a pleasant city with lots of great, cheap food.
Samarkand (bonus city)
Samarkand can’t hold a candle to those major metropolises, but it is just such a pleasant city for sightseeing and discovering; I’d recommend it to adventurous travelers in a heartbeat.