My Travel Bucket List

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

I probably won’t do them 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 can even do half of the list, I’ll be very happy. 

I hope that others can use this for some inspiration, and maybe even make their own list. I think that writing stuff down is the first step to achieving it. At that point they become goals, and not just dreams. 😎


46 / 172 27%
7 / 16 44%
  • Go on an African Safari and see the Big Five
  • Visit the Okavango Delta, Botswana
  • Cruise down the River Nile, Egypt
  • Explore Luxor, Egypt
  • See the Great Pyramids, Egypt
  • See the Great Wildebeest Migration, Kenya
  • Visit Madagascar
  • Ride the Iron Ore Train, Mauritania
  • See Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
  • Climb a Sand Dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia
  • 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 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
2 / 39 5%
  • 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
11 / 60 18%
  • 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 Château 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 Lofoten, Norway
  • Visit Svalbard and go Snowboarding, Norway
  • Visit the North Cape, Norway
  • See the Red Square in Moscow, Russia
  • Visit Arran and climb Goatfell, Scotland
  • Climb Ben Nevis, Scotland
  • Visit St Kilda, Scotland
  • Explore Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland
  • Hike 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
  • Walk the West Highland Way, 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
17 / 32 53%
  • 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 20 states, USA (15/20)
South America
7 / 13 54%
  • Walk the boardwalks at Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil
  • Go Hiking in Patagonia, Argentina/Chile
  • See an Andean Condor, Argentina/Chile/Peru
  • Cycle down Death Road, Bolivia
  • 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 Rainbow Mountain, Peru
  • See Angel Falls & Mt Roraima (when it is safe to do so), Venezuela
0 / 7 0%
  • 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
2 / 5 40%
  • Go to Antarctica
  • Visit all 7 Continents (6/7)
  • Visit 100 Countries (25/100)
  • Fly First Class
  • Stand under the Northern Lights

If anyone has any recommendations for stuff to add, or any advice about the best way to complete some of the items, please let me know. I’d love to hear from you!

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