Best cities to visit around the world

Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Quebec City make the list

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Thinking of doing a bit of travel in 2016? Consider these best cities to visit lists, from Conde Nast Traveler, Time magazine, Huffington Post and Lonely Planet.

Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore And Houses Against Blue Sky

Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore in Florence, Italy

Conde Naste Traveler asked readers to rank the best cities in the world to visit. Here’s their 2015 list:

1. Florence, Italy
2. Budapest, Hungary
3. Vienna, Austria
4. Sydney, Australia
5. Paris, France
6. Rome, Italy
7. Prague, Czech Republic
8.Bruges, Belgium
9. Kyoto, Japan
10. London, England
11. Jerusalem, Israel
12. Salzberg, Austria
13. Venice, Italy
14. Barcelona, Spain
15. Tokyo, Japan
16. Cape Town, South Africa
17. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18. Lucerne, Switzerland
19. Vancouver, B.C.
20. Edinburgh, Scotland
21. Siena, Italy
22. Madrid, Spain
23. Quebec City, Que.
24. Victoria, B.C.
25. Singapore
26. Hong Kong, China
27. Dublin, Ireland
28. Shanghai, China,
29. Dresden, Germany
30. Stockholm, Sweden

Entrance to Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto, Japan (Getty / Spaces Images)

Entrance to Kiyomizu Dera Kyoto, Japan (Getty / Spaces Images)

Not to be outdone, last year Time magazine launched its own best cities to visit. Here’s their top 10 list:

1. Kyoto, Japan
2. Charleston, South Carolina
3. Siem Reap, Cambodia
4. Florence, Italy
5. Rome, Italy
6. Bangkok, Thailand
7. Krakow, Poland
8. Barcelona, Spain
9. Cape Town, South Africa
10. Jereusalem, Israel

Paris, France (Getty / Steve Lorilliere)

Paris, France (Getty / Steve Lorilliere)

Not to be outdone, Huffington Post launched their own top 10 best cities in the world list:

1. Paris, France
2. Istanbul, Turkey
3. London, England
4. Havana, Cuba
5. Pompeii, Italy,
6. Guilin, China
7. Delhi, India
8. Reykjavik, Iceland
9. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10. San Francisco, California

Washington, DC (Getty / Dennis Flaherty)

Washington, DC (Getty / Dennis Flaherty)

Lonely Planet made their own top 10 list in 2015 (hint: Toronto made the list):

1. Washington, DC, USA
2. El Chalten, Argentina
3. Milan, Italy
4. Zermatt, Switzerland
5. Valletta, Malta
6. Plovdiv, Bulgaria
7. Salisbury, Wiltshire
8. Vienna, Austria
9. Chennai, India
10. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Kotor Fjord (Getty / Domingo Leiva)

Kotor Fjord (Getty / Domingo Leiva)

But, if you’re more interested in where to go in 2016, consider the Lonely Planet top three list of the best places in the world to travel to in 2016:

1. Top city: Kotor, Montenegro
2. Top region: Transylvania, Romania
3. Top country: Botswana

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