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5 Best Cities To Visit If You Are A First-Time International Traveler

Imagine packing your bags, and getting ready for your dream destinations. Being a first-time international traveler it would be an absolute dream come true vacay. It would be like, the day has come and there is no one stopping me from experiencing these adventures, which I dreamt of all my life. First-time travel is always a special feeling. You may have lots of doubts during your first-time travel. Like, will I know the languages? How to move around? What’s the exchange rate? and so on. So, here we have compiled a list of cities that are amazing and also convenient. From Asia to Europe, here are our top 5 best cities that rank a “1” in difficulty and a “10” in beauty. Let’s make your first-time international Travel the best one. Here we have the top 5 best cities for first-time international travelers.

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5 Best Cities For First-Time Travelers

  1. London
  2. Barcelona
  3. Paris
  4. Florence
  5. Edinburgh

1. London

We have been seeing London in most of the movies, read in novels and sang ‘London Bridge is falling down!‘ poems while we were kids and we had always dreamt of visiting this beautiful city. Aside from the awe-inspiring architecture of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower Bridge, London oozes with culture and character. People generally speak English and you probably would get through it. The Tube, Uber, and classic black cabs make transportation within the city easy, and there is a direct shuttle train to Heathrow Airport from King’s Cross station! Speaking of trains, you can hop on a train at King’s Cross and be in Paris or Edinburgh in just a few hours! For many Americans, London is the gateway to international travel. It’s their favorite city. London is iconic, beautiful, and filled to the brim with things to see and do.

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2. Barcelona

Next comes the beautiful Barcelona, a lovely city every tourist would like to visit. You’ll discover a harmonious blend of old and new here. You can explore the ancient neighborhoods adorned with Gothic architecture and also discover the beauty of Antoni Gaudi’s modern creations such as the spectacular Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. When you get hungry during your sightseeing you can just turn to paella, tapas, and sangria for a traditional and memorable culinary experience. You can visit Mount Tibidabo for stunning views across Barcelona to the ocean beyond. Not only you can hear English in Barcelona, but you could also hear nearly every language in the world. Never miss visiting the finest architectures, mesmerizing museums, and unique shops, best beaches and also taking a bite at the mouth-watering cuisines.

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3. Paris

Awe, Paris! This brings back the scenes of ‘Emily in Paris’. The most gorgeous city of all. With its world’s best cuisines, beautiful architecture, finest art museums, and a stylish reputation, this posh city is the epicenter of western culture. With endless shopping and dining opportunities, Paris will never leave you underwhelmed. The city’s extensive metro system is clean, efficient, and easy to use. Plus, Uber is always an option when it comes to transportation. Paris has many distinct neighborhoods which are charming and exciting in their own ways. Easy transportation is key in experiencing them all! For first-time international travelers, this is one of the best cities you must give a try. And this could be the most unforgettable vacay as every part of Paris is beautiful and would bring a feel of paradise to you.

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4. Florence

Are you looking to immerse yourself in Italian culture, admire famous works of art, and eat way too much pasta? Then, Florence is waiting for you. The city is small and manageable. You can use the red roof of the stunning Duomo as your guiding north star, and use the mobile map app on your phone as a backup. The city itself is very walkable, so you won’t have to worry about navigating public transportation. Florence is a popular choice for American college students studying abroad and most of them speak English here. Florence has a modern train station located in the city center. Want to hop down to Rome or up to Milan? The ticketing machines are quite user-friendly and the trains are generally clean, safe, and direct. You could enjoy the best train rides here getting a quick short trip over the city.

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5. Edinburgh

Edinburgh is just a 7-hour flight from the northeast US. You can explore the Edinburgh Castle, hike through postcard-worthy greenery on Arthur’s Seat, and listen to live folk music as you sip some local whisky. Edinburgh is one of those storybook cities you’ll immediately fall in love with. Scotland is known as one of the safest countries in the world, and Edinburgh’s Waverly train station offers a convenient link to London, Glasgow, or the countryside. With the city split into an “Old Town” and “New Town,” you’ll have the choice of chain restaurants and designer stores or local pubs and tiny wool shops. The blend of old and new will provide you with modern comforts while feeling like you’re walking through the set of a Harry Potter movie. The beauty of Edinburgh is so great and you will long to spend a long time in this beautiful city.

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Let’s Plan Your Vacay!

So, being a first-time traveler you would have got the best ideas on these amazing cities of the world to plan a perfect vacay. Never miss enjoying and exploring these best cities in the world. It’s time to plan a perfect vacay! For first-time international travelers, these would be one of the best cities you must give a try. So. why wait? You can book amazing International Tour Packages to the land of marvels with Pickyourtrail and explore these 5 best cities in your first international vacation for real. Enjoy the best tour with your loved ones and bring back beautiful memories. So, start planning your dream vacation now. Happy vacationing! Unwrap the world with Pickyourtrail!

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