Lonely Planet announce the top 10 cities to visit in 2018 2 years ago

Lonely Planet announce the top 10 cities to visit in 2018

The world is a big place, and sometimes we need a little guidance to know where to visit next.

Leading travel publication The Lonely Planet have been talking up the must-visit spots for 2018, having already named a part of Ireland as one of the must-visit regions, as well as listing the top ten countries to visit next year.

But what if you don't have the time and money to visit an entire country? Or what if you're looking for something a bit more specific?

Thankfully, The Lonely Planet have also released their Top Ten Cities to visit in 2018, and for those of you looking for a more cost-effective way of visiting the best places in the world, you'll be happy to hear that half of them are right here in Europe.

Here is the top ten in full:

10. Oslo, Norway

9. Guanajanto, Mexico

8. San Juan, Puerto Rico

7. Matera, Italy

6. Antwerp, Belgium

5. Kaohsiung, Taiwan

4. Hamburg, Germany

3. Canberra, Australia

2. Detroit, USA

1. Seville, Spain

Here's what the publication had to say about this year's winner:

Over the past 10 years, Seville has transformed itself. Once a traffic-congested metropolis resting on its historical laurels, Seville has bloomed into a city of bicycles and trams, keen to reinvigorate its artistic past. The metamorphosis hasn’t gone unnoticed. The capital of Andalucía will host the 31st European Film Awards in 2018, and showcases its good looks in the TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones. Adding colour to an ongoing artistic renaissance, Seville is in the midst of celebrating the 400th anniversary of homegrown Baroque painter Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, with half a dozen one-of-a-kind expositions continuing into 2018.