Top Travel Ideas for Visiting the World's Coolest Cities

From Lisbon and Hanoi to Mexico City, experience the highlights of the trendiest cities on the planet and book your place on one of these TRIPS by Culture Trip.
Siobhan Grogan
20 Sep 2022
City breaks can offer so much more than big-ticket sights and over-priced restaurants. From Mexico to Turkey, the coolest cities in the world feature conversation-starting historical monuments, independent shopping, and quirky museums and galleries. Some will keep you dancing till dawn, while others will inspire you to get up at sunrise to experience life as a local – but all will make you want to return again and again. Choose these expertly guided TRIPS by Culture Trip to really fall for the hippest cities in the world.
This is an updated rewrite of an article originally written by Monica Nastase.

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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Epic Trips, Mini Trips and Sailing Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travellers and friends who want to explore the world together.

Epic Trips are deeply immersive 8 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and enough down time to really relax and soak it all in. Our Mini Trips are small and mighty - they squeeze all the excitement and authenticity of our longer Epic Trips into a manageable 3-5 day window. Our Sailing Trips invite you to spend a week experiencing the best of the sea and land in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm – and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.