Travel destination ideas from Lagos, London, New York and Toronto

From Lagos, London, New York, Toronto to the World

Do you live in Lagos, London, New York, Toronto or its environs? Then this post is for you. I am serving you travel destination ideas from all four touch points and I hope it inspires your next destination.

Sometimes, picking a travel destination can be so challenging, what with all the beautiful places that one can possibly go to. Even more challenging is finding a travel destination that is less demanding but still awesome. You know? Less expenses, less travel time, etc. For you, today, I am giving travel destinations from Lagos, London, New York, Toronto to the world.


Lagos is Africa’s largest city and a major metropolitan city in Nigeria. The energy and vibrance of this city is simply unmatched. From the hustle and bustle of the city, to the loudness and fast pace, Lagos is really a place to experience. The good thing about living in Lagos is, you can visit amazing locations from the Muritala Mohammed Airport.


There are plenty reasons to visit Egypt. It’s a historic city with plenty to see and do. If for anything, Egypt houses the last of the seven wonders of the world and there is no better time to see it than now. If you live in Lagos, Nigeria, you are in prime position to get there relatively easily.

Go there for: Museums, Shopping, Desserts, Nightlife

Flight time: 5 hours

Ticket prices: N250,000- N300,000

Visa requirements: Visa Needed.

Best time to visit: September to April


The Guardian described Dakar as a very “Parisian” and “tropical” city. There is so much to love there, especially the beautiful beaches and artsy locations.

Go there for: Desert, Monuments, Beaches, Nightlife, Shopping

Flight time: 5 hours, 30 minutes

Ticket estimate: N240,000

Visa requirements: Visa not required for a stay of up to 90 days.

Best time to visit: December to April (Dry season)


What exactly is there not to love about South Africa’s most beautiful city? From table mountain to Robben island to wild life safari? A trip to Cape town, South Africa should be right on your list of must-visit destinations.

Go there for: Hiking, Sightseeing, Shopping, Wildlife

Flight time: 9 hours

Ticket estimate: N230,000

Visa requirements: Visa needed

Best time to visit: January to April


London is the capital of England and one of the busiest places in the world. It boasts of very historic cities and has one of the top financial districts in the world.


Paris is always a good idea, they say. I totally agree. If you live in London, Paris is just a stone throw away, not literally. There’s so much to see and love in Paris and living in London makes it so much easier to get there. Paris is the top three most visited city in the world (only behind Bangkok and London) and if you’re in London, you should be curious to know exactly why.

Go there for: Museum, Fashion, Art Exhibition, Shopping

Flight time: 1 hour

Ticket estimate: £50

Visa requirements: Visa needed

Best time to visit: June to August


Venice is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities and you know what else is so amazing about this city? It is built entirely on canals. How cool is that? Imagine escaping traffic and the noise from cars and buses and just enjoying the tranquility of the waters? Venice will make a stellar travel destination.

Go there for: Culture, Canals, Museums

Flight time: 2 hours

Ticket estimate:£35 -£50

Visa requirements: Visa needed

Best time to visit: September to November


Now, this is a bit different from the above mentioned but just in case you were looking to get outside of europe and are okay with more travel time and some extra cost, Bangkok just had to make the list. Thailand has become such a hot spot and from pictures, you can definitely tell why.

Go there for: Shopping, Temples, Markets, Muay Thai. Elephants, Backpacking

Flight time: 15 hours

Ticket estimate: £350 -£400

Visa requirements: Visa needed

Best time to visit: All year round location


New York City hardly needs an introduction. Popularly known as “The Big Apple”, it is a densely populated state in the United States and has a vibrant financial landscape.


It’s Better in the Bahamas and it’s true. It’s almost impossible for a Caribbean vacation to go wrong, anyway. The beaches are beautiful, the food is great and the people are extremely welcoming. This will make the perfect getaway if you live in New York City.

Go there for: Beaches, Snorkelling, Parasailing, Casinos, Dolphin Encounters

Flight time: 3 hours

Ticket estimate: $250 – $300

Visa requirements: Visa needed

Best time to visit: December to April


San Juan, Puerto Rico is every traveler’s safe haven. First, it is Caribbean (yes please!) Second, it is a very historic place with so much to see and do. From rainforests, to colourful cobbled streets, you can’t go wrong with Puerto Rico.

Go there for: Beaches, Rainforests, Casinos, Snorkelling, Shopping, Nightlife

Flight time: 4 hours

Ticket estimate: $300

Visa requirements: Visa not needed

Best time to visit: April to June


Miami, Florida is an excellent destination if you live in New York City. It is particularly an awesome destination if you want to escape the harsh winter in New York. From tropical palms to beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife, you really can’t go wrong in Miami.

Go there for:  Shopping, Beaches, Nightlife, Art

Flight time: 3 hours

Ticket estimate: $100 – $200

Visa requirements: Visa not needed

Best time to visit: March to May


Toronto is the world’s most culturally diverse city with over 140 different languages spoken. If you live in Toronto, you’re in luck as it is Canada’s largest and busiest airport. There’s hardly anywhere in the world you want to go to that does not hit off from Toronto Pearson International Airport.


Cancun, Mexico is the perfect tropical getaway if you live in Toronto. The good news also is, flying to Cancun is generally cheaper and easier than you think. With great all-inclusive packages all over the internet, you cannot go wrong.

Go there for: Beaches, Snorkelling, Hollywood, Whalesharks

Flight time: 4 hours

Ticket estimate: $500 CAD

Visa requirements: Visa not needed if you possess a valid USA visa

Best time to visit: May to November


Iceland is becoming a popular destination nowadays and there are great reasons why. One of the many reasons will be to see the northern lights which I believe is on everybody’s bucket list (or is it just me?) Wow air offers very great discounted flights to Iceland from Toronto for as little as $300 CAD. If you live in Toronto, you should definitely take advantage of this.

Go there for: Auroras, Whale-watching, Shopping, Nightlife

Flight time: 5 hours

Ticket estimate: $300 CAD

Visa requirements: Visa needed

Best time to visit: February to April


New York City is only a blink away if you live in Toronto and there are plenty reasons to visit NYC, if you haven’t already. It is easily accessible by road and also just one hour away by air. New York City will make for a great city break and even though the weather in both cities is very similar, there is so much exploring to do in the big apple.

Go there for: Shopping, Art, Concerts, Museum

Flight time: 1 hour

Ticket estimate: $200 CAD

Visa requirements: Visa needed

Best time to visit: April to June

So there you have it. I thought I’ll give my readers this bundle of travel inspiration collated with love. These cities are where majority of my readers live but if you live outside of the cities but in need of destination ideas that match your budget, I’ll be happy to help. All you have to do is send me an email on [email protected].

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  1. Just found your blog and I’m in love. This is a really helpful post. Venice and Thailand are definitely on my list. Egypt too, one day but not anytime soon. xx

    1. Thank you Demilade. Glad you found my blog and you love it. New readers make my heart smile 🙂 Come back again soon!

      And I hope you make it to those cities sometime in the nearest future.


    1. Thank you Zinny. I haven’t traveled to New York by road but I hear it is a smooth ride there and plenty great places to stop by. For only a 7-hour drive, I imagine it will be pretty straight forward. I hope everything gets sorted out for you this period and you are able to make the trip to New York (and everything else you want to get done this year for that matter.)

      Thanks for stopping by!

    1. You should totally go. I will also love to go to Thailand as well, this year or next. By God’s grace, of course.

      Thanks Kachee.

    1. Great question. It’s been said that Mexico is safe if you stick to the popular locations like Cancun and Cabo. However, there’s a new report that seems to contradict that: Not to scare you or anything.
      Personally, I do not let fear limit me from going to a place but of course, we have to use a good level of precaution.

      If you do go there, stay safe and have a great time, Laura <3

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