World’s Best Working Holiday Destinations in 2023

Researchers conducted a recent study to determine the top cities for UK tourists to work and holiday. The study analyzed various factors including internet speed, coffee prices, accommodation costs, and popular tourist attractions to rank the best cities for a working holiday.

The study included 60 cities to determine the ultimate destinations for a working holiday experience.

With 1 in 5 Brits planning to work remotely from abroad this year, the research from Culture Trip helps to narrow down the best places for such a trip.

European cities dominate the top 10

Cities in Spain, France, Portugal and Italy top the ranking of the best cities for a working holiday, taking all of the top ten positions and outranking popular destinations in the US, such as New York, which scores much less favourably, leaving it in 37th place.

  1. Porto, Portugal

  2. Valencia, Spain

  3. Barcelona, Spain

  4. Lyon, France

  5. Lisbon, Portugal

  6. Naples, Italy

  1. Marseille, France

  1. Paris, France

  2. Milan, Italy

  3. Madrid, Spain

Spanish cities dominate the ranking with Valencia and Barcelona taking 2nd and 3rd place respectively, and Madrid stealing the last spot in the top ten for best working holiday destinations.

Porto, Portugal, tops them all with an impressive internet speed (222.03 Mb/s), bettered only by Iasi, Romania, and a solid cyber security score (97.32), catering very well to those working remotely for parts of their holiday. The city also offers plenty of green spaces, second only to Limassol, Cyprus, when adjusted by population, and a plentiful supply of Airbnbs (4,251) for its size. With just over 11 five-star rated attractions per KM2, Porto has much to offer those visiting on a working holiday.

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