My Travel Bucket List

After a lot of research and reading countless ‘best places’ lists, I finally got around to writing down my ultimate travel bucket list! These are all the places I want to see in the world, and all the experiences I want to have.ย 

I probably won’t do it all, as finding the time and money to do that is pretty unrealistic. (the fact that I’m constantly adding new things to it doesn’t help) But.. I can try! If I even do half of the list, I’ll be very happy.ย 

I hope that others can use this to get some inspiration for things to do, and maybe even make their own list. I think that writing stuff down is the first step to achieving it. At that point they’re goals, not just dreams. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


22 / 165 13%
0 / 15 0%
  • Go on an African Safari
  • Visit the Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Cruise down the River Nile, Egypt
  • Explore Luxor, Egypt
  • See the Great Pyramids, Egypt
  • Visit Reunion Island, France
  • See the Great Wildabeest Migration, Kenya
  • Visit Madagascar
  • See Aรฏt Benhaddou, Morocco
  • Cage dive with Great White Sharks, South Africa
  • Go up Table Mountain, South Africa
  • See the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
  • Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  • Go to the Star Wars filming locations, Tunisia
  • See the Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
1 / 39 3%
  • Explore Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • Visit Hong Kong, China
  • See the Leshan Grand Buddha, China
  • Go to the Harbin Ice Festival, China
  • Take the train from Beijing to Tibet, China
  • Visit Tibet, China
  • Walk on the Great Wall, China
  • Hike at the Hu Shuan Mountain, China
  • Cycle around the Xi’An City Wall, China
  • See the Taj Mahal, India
  • Explore Jaisalmer, India
  • Visit Borobudur, Indonesia
  • Go to Komodo Island, Indonesia
  • Visit Bali, Indonesia
  • Explore the Holy Land, Isreal
  • Float in the Dead Sea, Isreal
  • See the Itsukushima Jinja Gate, Japan
  • Visit a Cat Island (Tashirojima), Japan
  • See Cherry Blossoms, Japan
  • Visit Tokyo, Japan
  • Explore Wadi Rum, Jordan
  • See Petra, Jordan
  • Ride Horses and Explore the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
  • Ride a Hot Air Balloon over Bagan, Mynamar
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, Nepal
  • Visit Lumbini, Nepal
  • Explore Chitwan National Park, Nepal
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia/Mongolia/China
  • Visit Singapore
  • Visit Seoul, South Korea
  • Go to the DMZ, South Korea
  • Climb Sigiriya Rock, Sri Lanka
  • Visit the Ko Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
  • See the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Make friends with an Elephant, Thailand
  • See the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Go to the top of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE
  • Take a cruise at Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Visit Socotra Island (when it is safe to do so), Yemen
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  • Attend Tomorrowland, Belgium
  • Walk the walls of Dubrovanik, Croatia
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover, England
  • Go to a game at Anfield in Liverpool, England
  • Visit London, England
  • See Stonehenge, England
  • Explore the Faroe Islands
  • Go up the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
  • See Mont Saint-Micheal, France
  • Explore the Lourve in Paris, France
  • Visit the D-Day Beaches, France
  • See the Chรขteau de Chenonceau, France
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
  • Go to a Nazi Concentration Camp, Germany/Poland
  • See the Monkeys at Gibraltar Rock, Gibraltar 
  • Explore Athens, Greece
  • See the sunset at Santorini, Greece
  • Visit Meteora, Greece
  • Explore Iceland
  • Swim in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • See the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
  • Visit Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Go Hiking at the Dolomites, Italy
  • Explore Rome, Italy
  • See Ronaldo play in Turin, Italy
  • See Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Visit Venice, Italy
  • Go to the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro
  • See the Kinderdijk Windmills in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Visit Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Go on a Game of Thrones tour, Northern Ireland
  • Hike Pulpit Rock, Norway
  • See the Fjords, Norway
  • Visit Svalbard and go Snowboarding, Norway
  • See the Red Square in Moscow, Russia
  • Climb Ben Nevis, Scotland
  • Visit St Kilda, Scotland
  • Explore Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland
  • Hike Suiliven and Stac Pollaidh, Scotland
  • Visit Skye and the Elian Donan Castle, Scotland
  • Go to Up Helly Aa in Shetland, Scotland
  • Search for Nessie at Loch Ness, Scotland
  • Visit Inveraray Castle and hike to the tower, Scotland
  • Take the Jacobite Train from Fort William to Mallaig, Scotland
  • See Staffa, Scotland
  • Visit the Real Alcazar in Sevilla, Spain
  • See Messi play in Barcelona, Spain
  • Go hiking at Montserrat, Spain
  • Go to Ronda, Spain
  • Stay in the Icehotel, Sweden
  • See the Matterhorn, Switzerland
  • Ride a Railway through the Alps, Switzerland
  • Visit Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Explore the ruins of Chernobyl, Ukraine
  • Visit Vatican City
North America
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  • Visit Banff National Park, Canada
  • Go to Churchill and see Polar Bears / Beluga Whales, Canada
  • Take the Train Across the Country, Canada
  • See an Ice Hockey game, Canada
  • Visit Havana, Cuba
  • See Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park, USA
  • Go up to the Hollywood sign, USA
  • Walk the Vegas Strip, USA
  • Take the Yellow Brick Road up Salvation Mountain, USA
  • See the Grand Canyon, USA
  • See Flowing Lava in Hawaii, USA
  • Explore Alaska and see Bears/Whales, USA
  • Attend the Electric Daisy Carnival, USA
  • Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge, USA
  • Hike the Stairway to Heaven in Oahu, USA
  • Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, USA
  • Cycle through the National Mall in Washington DC, USA
  • See Kauai, USA
  • Visit Yosemite National Park and the Giant Redwoods, USA
  • Swim with Manatees in Florida, USA
  • Attend the Rise festival, USA
  • Hike up Angels Landing at Zion National Park, USA
  • Visit the Everglades National Park, USA
  • See Crater Lake National Park, USA
  • Go Horse Riding in the Wild West, USA
  • Go Cageless Shark Diving in Hawaii, USA
  • Fly in a helicopter over New York City, USA
  • Attend Burning Man, USA
  • Have a Philly Cheesesteak in Philidelphia, USA
  • See Niagara Falls, USA
  • Visit 25 states, USA (13/25)
South America
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  • Walk the boardwalks at Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
  • Go Hiking at Patagonia, Argentina/Chile
  • See the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
  • Go up to the Christ Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Go for a trek in the Amazon, Brazil/Peru
  • Visit Easter Island, Chile
  • Explore the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  • Go sandboarding at Huacachina, Peru
  • See Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Visit the Rainbow Mountain, Peru
  • See Angel Falls & Mt Roraima (when it is safe to do so), Venezuela
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  • Visit Kakadu National Park, Australia
  • Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Explore the Outback and see Uluru, Australia
  • Visit Tahiti and Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Hike Roys Peak, New Zealand
  • Visit the Hobbit VIllage, New Zealand
  • See Milford Sound, New Zealand
1 / 5 20%
  • Go to Antarctica
  • Visit all 7 Continents (3/7)
  • Visit 100 Countries (8/100)
  • Fly First Class
  • Stand under the Northern Lights

How much of the list have you done? I’d love to hear from you, especially if you have advice for any of them! Have you done more than 100? That’s my life goal!

Also if anyone has recommendations for stuff to add, let me know!

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