My Travel Bucket List Ideas

Hello and welcome to my Travel Bucket List Ideas!


First things first, let’s start with the basic questions:

What is a bucket list ?
– A bucket list is a list of dreams, goals, and aspirations that a person wants to accomplish in their lifetime

Why is it called a bucket list ?
– It’s a bucket list since you want to complete the items on it before you kick the bucket.

Do I need a bucket list ?
– Everybody needs a bucket list. Since there are many distractions in our everyday lives, it’s so easy to forget our dreams and goals. If our aspirations are carefully compiled into a physical (or virtual) list, however, there is less chance to be forgotten. It’s a universal human trait to wants to finish all the lists we’ve made and what’s a better list to complete than the list of your dreams?

my cool bucket list ideas - whiteboardJust like every person is unique, so is every bucket list. And while I can’t give you any advice on how to earn 100k per year or how to get married before 30,  what I can do is to share my own travel bucket list ideas.

I consider myself an explorer, a photographer, and an adventurer. From an early age, all I wanted was to see everything there is in the world. Recently, I decided to check out what does everything really means, so I researched every single country in the world and created my unique Travel Bucket List. It took me many months to gather those bucket list ideas, and It’s going to take me years to complete it, but I’m up to the challenge.

This list is by no means complete. Being on the journey to conquest all of the adventures on it, I’m pretty sure I’ll find many more bucket list worthy places and experiences. If you have any in mind, please let me know.

Feel free to copy and use every travel bucket list idea you like, either for your very own bucket list or simply to get familiar with your next travel destination.

The prime goal of this list is to serve as your inspiration!


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Bucket list ideas in Africa

Out of all continents, Africa has the highest number of countries – 54. This, however, doesn’t mean it has the highest number of bucket list ideas. With its 304 adventures, it ranks third among the most interesting continents out there. It’s worth to mention that almost every country has an incredible national park (or a few of them) but since I didn’t want to have “go on a safari” as a unique bucket list idea for every single African country I cherry-picked only the best.

From the legendary Sahara Desert in the north through the tropical rainforest in the center and vibrant savanna in the south, the travel bucket list ideas here are mostly about nature and wildlife. Having also bucket list classics like the Pyramids and Kilimanjaro the African travel bucket list ideas are among the ones I’m anticipating the most!

Algeria (8)

– Walk around Le Jardin d’Essai du Hamma at Algiers
– See Basilique Notre-Dame d’Afrique at Algiers
– Walk around the Casbah neighborhood in Algiers (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo of the Sidi M’Cid bridge in Constantine
– Explore the ancient city of Djémila (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a drone shot in M’Zab Valley (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the cave art in Tassili n’Ajjer (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk around the ancient Roman city of Timgad (UNESCO WHS)

Angola (3)

– See the view from Tundavala
– Take a photo of  multicolored rocks at Miradouro da Lua
– Be amazed by the Kalandula Falls

Benin (5)

– Go on a safari in Pendjari National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Buy a local art souvenir from the Artisanal Center
– Relax at Grand Popo
– Walk through the Gate of No Return in Ouidah
– See the skulls throne in Royal Palaces of Abomey (UNESCO WHS)


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Botswana (8)

– Observe the wildlife around the Okavango Delta (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out Makgadikgadi Salt Pan
– Camp in Khama Rhino Sanctuary
– Take a photo of the Baobabs on Kubu Island
– Make a donation to the CARACAL Biodiversity Center
– Take a picture of the Kalahari lion at the Kalahari Desert
– Check out the ancient cave art in Tsodilo (UNESCO WHS)
– Meet the Kalahari Bushmen

Burkina Faso (4)

– Check out the bizarre rock formations of Les Pics de Sindou near Banfora
– Take a swim in Les Cascades de Banfora
– Take some photos of the Royal Palace of Tiebele
– See some crocodiles in Mare aux Crocodiles Sacres de Bazoule

Burundi (4)

– See tigers in the Ruvubu national park
– Taste French cuisine in Bujumbura
– Smell the tea plantations in Teza
– Check out the drum sanctuary in Gishora

Cameroon (5)

– Be amazed by the Ekom-Nkam Waterfalls
– Walk around the Gorges de Kola canyon
– See a Mandrill in The Dja Faunal Reserve (UNSECO WHS)
– Explore the Sangha Trinational forest
– Hatch some turtles at Santa Maria

Cape Verde (3)

– Hike Pico de Fogo
– Dive around the island of Sal, Palmeira.
– Hike from Paul valley to the Cova volcano

Central African Republic (3)

– Explore the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve
– Check out the Boali waterfalls
– Take a drone shot at Manovo-Gounda St Floris National Park (UNSECO WHS)

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Chad (5)

– Go on a safari in Zakouma National Park
– Take some camel photos in Guelta d’Archei canyon
– Be amazed by the landscape of the Tibesti Mountains
– Make a dip in the Lakes of Ounianga (UNSECO WHS)
– See the cave art in the Ennedi Massif (UNSECO WHS)

Comoros (3)

– Snorkel with humpback whales on the Moheli island
– Spot some Comoro flying foxes
– Climb Mount Kathala

Congo (3)

– Get inside the Basilique St. Anne at Brazzaville
– Marvel at the Loufoulakari Falls
– Ride “La Gazelle” train

Congo, Democratic Republic of (6)

– Track mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Watch the inferno inside the crater of Mount Nyiragongo
– Enjoy the Zongo Falls
– Learn more about Okapis at the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a drone photo of the Tchegera Island
– Learn more about Gorillas at the Senkwekwe Gorilla Orphanage

Djibouti (4)

– Swim in Lake Assal
– Walk through the streets of Tadjoura – the White city
– Dive at The Gulf of Tadjoura
– Explore the giant oasis of Day Forest National Park

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Egypt (9)

– See The Sphynx and The Pyramids in Cairo (UNESCO WHS) 
Get lost in the Cairo Museum
Discover Coptic Cairo (UNESCO WHS)
Explore Valley of the Kings and get inside the tomb of Tutankhamon
Circle around the giant scarab of Karnak Temple at Luxor (UNESCO WHS)
Dive in the Red Sea
– Explore the temple of Abu Simbel (UNESCO WHS)
– Find a fossil in the Whale Valley (UNESCO WHS)
– Dive to the lost city of Heracleion

Equatorial Guinea (2)

– Camp near secluded waterfall around Evinayong
– See turtles laying eggs in Ureca

Eritrea (3)

– Roam around “The City Above Clouds” – Asmara (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the unspoiled Dahlak Islands
– Get hot in the hottest place on earth – the Danakil depression

Ethiopia (17)

– Meet the locals in the Omo Valley (UNESCO WHS)
– Attend a coffee ceremony
– Explore the stone churches of Lalibela (UNESCO WHS)
– Spot a Simien wolf
– Taste Ethiopian injera
– Feed a hyena at Harar
– See the Ark’s guardian in Aksum (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the 2000 years old monasteries on Lake Tana’s islands
– Hike the Simien Mountains (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo of The Blue Nile Falls
– Take a walk around Gondar – The Camelot of Africa (UNESCO WHS)
– Sail trough Lakes’ Chamo ‘, Crocodile Market’.
– See the lava lakes on top of Erta Ale
– Have lunch at Ben Abeba Restaurant at Lalibela
– Take a drone photo of Dallol
– See Lucy – the 3 million years old skeleton
– Visit the stone-walled terraces at the Konso highlands (UNESCO WHS)

Gambia (3)

– Wander around the Albert Market in Banjul
– See some crocodiles at the sacred Kachikally Crocodile Park at Bakau
– Discover the Tanji Fishing Village

Gabon (6)

– Explore “Africa’s Last Eden” – Loango National Park
– Learn more about leatherback turtles at Pongara National Park
– Go camping at Ivindo National Park
– Unwind at Point Denis
– Visit the research station at Réserve de la Lopé (UNESCO WHS)
– See the wildlife of Minkébé National Park

Ghana (4)

– Take the Kakum Canopy Walk
– Visit the dungeons of Cape Coast Castle (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a dip in the Wli Waterfalls
– See some Asante Traditional Buildings (UNESCO WHS)

Guinea (3)

– Spot some of the endangered wildlife around Mount Nimba (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a drone photo of Voile de la Mariee waterfalls
– Relax at the Iles de Los

Guinea-Bissau (3)

– Watch the Saltwater Hippos on Orango Island
– Watch Atlantic Sea Turtles lay their eggs on the João Vieira Island
– Take photos at the coastline of Varela

Ivory Coast (4)

– Relax at one of the sandy beaches in Grand Bassam (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the bamboo forest and Cascades waterfall in Man
– Spot endangered pygmy hippopotamus and swinging olive colobus monkeys in Taï National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo of the Basilica in Yamoussoukro

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Kenya (11)

– Have breakfast with giraffes at the Giraffe Manor
– Hike Mount Kenya (UNESCO WHS)
– Have dinner at the 180,000 years old Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant in Diani
– Hike Through Hell’s Gate
– Greet the sunset over Lake Victoria
– Go on a safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve
– Observe the Great Migration at Maasai Mara National Reserve
– Take an elephant photo with Kilimanjaro as a background at Amboseli National Reserve
– Discover Lamu Old Town (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a drone shot of Lake Turkana (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the Kayas in the Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests (UNESCO WHS)

Lesotho (4)

– Trek the highlands of Tsehlanyane National Park
– Wonder at the great Maletsunyane Falls
– See the Ha Kome cave houses
– Check out some rock paintings at the Maloti-Drakensberg Park (UNESCO WHS)

Liberia (2)

– Spot some pygmy hippopotami at Sapo National Park
– Check out the rock paintings of Maloti-Drakensberg Park

Libya (6)

– Explore the Oasis town of Ghadames (UNESCO WHS)
– Be amazed by the moonscape of the Acacus Mountains
– Take a photo of the bizarre Atiq Mosque of Awjila
– Explore Leptis Magna (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Sabratha (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the Rock-Art Sites of Tadrart Acacus (UNESCO WHS)

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Madagascar (7)

– Spot some wild lemurs at Andasibe National Park
– Walk down the Avenue of the Baobabs
– Explore the riches of Isalo National Park
– Make some drone shots of the Stone Forests in Tsingy de Bemaraha (UNESCO WHS)
– Make more drone shots at the Lokaro Beach at Tolanaro
– Dive with whale sharks at Nosy Be
– Witness the annual humpback whale migration at the island of Île Sainte-Marie

Malawi (5)

– Learn more about Malawi at Kumbali Cultural Village
– Relax on Likoma Island
– See inside the Leper Tree at Liwonde
– Hike Mount Mulanje
– Explore Chongoni Rock-Art Area (UNESCO WHS)

Mali (5)

– Visit Timbuktu and read some ancient manuscripts! (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the Great Mud Mosque of Djenne (UNESCO WHS)
– Have lunch in at the Cliff Villages in Bandiagara (UNESCO WHS)
– Rush for fish at the Antogo Fishing Frenzy
– Take some panoramic photos at Hombori

Mauritania (6)

– Make a drone photo of the Richat Structure near Ouadane
– Explore The Libraries of Chinguetti
– Check out the Ship Graveyard of Nouadhibou Bay
– Chill out at the Terjit Oasis
– Enjoy the desert experience of Banc d’Arguin National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Get inside the ancient Ksours of the Sahara (UNESCO WHS)

Mauritius (6)

– Take the most colorful photo of the Seven Coloured Earths sand dunes.
– Enjoy a 360’ view of Mauritius from The Thumb (Le Pouce)
– See the last two Bois Dentelle Trees left in the wild
– Dive at the Grand Baie
– Find some giant tortoises in La Vallée de Ferney
– Explore Le Morne Cultural Landscape (UNESCO WHS)

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Morocco (14)

Visit the Tanneries in Fes (UNESCO WHS)
Look through the blue gate of Fes
Explore the Blue Streets of Chefchaouen
Spend the night in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga.
Wander around the red city of Aït Benhaddou (UNESCO WHS)
Get a breath of fresh air at Jardim Majorelle in Marrakech
Get lost in the Marrakech Medina (UNESCO WHS)
Explore the Saadian Tombs in Marrakech
– Visit Ben Youssef Madrasa in Marrakech
– Observe the night transformation of the Jemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech
Spend the night in a traditional riad
– Take some photos of Casablanca’s Hassan II mosque
– Check out the Tin Mal Mosque
– Find a Goat Tree!

Mozambique (3)

– See the turtle nesting at Ponta Mamoli
– Dive with whale sharks at Tofu Bay
– Check out the Lion House at the Great African Rift Valley

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Namibia (23)

– Take an unearthly photo of the dead trees in Deadvlei
– Hike Dune 45
– Watch the sunset over the Fish River Canyon
– Meet the Himba people
– Stargaze at the Namib desert on a full moon
– Check out the moonscapes outside of Swakopmund
– Visit a rescued cheetah farm
– Take a photo inside the deserted houses of Kolmanskop
– Sandboard a dune
– See some cave paintings in Twyfelfontein (UNESCO WHS)
– Be amazed by the stone arch at Spitzkoppe
– Take a photo of the giant salt lake inside Etosha National Park
– See the sunset over Okaukuejo waterhole at the Etosha National Park
– Spot the Namib desert horses of Aus
– Experience the beauty of the Epupa Falls
– Discover the shipwrecks of the Skeleton Coast
– See the seal colony of Cape Cross
– Make a selfie at the Tropic of the Capricorn sign
– Eat a sandwich at the Sandwich Harbour
– Spend a night in Ngepi Camp
– Take a drone photo of the Fairy Circles of Southern Africa
– Check out the Hoba Meteorite near Grootfontein
– Take more drone shots over The Namib Sand Sea (UNESCO WHS)

Niger (4)

– See the last Tree of Ténéré (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a drone shot of the UTA Flight 772 Memorial
– Explore the Sultan’s Palace in Zinder
– Roam around the Historic Centre of Agadez

Nigeria (3)

– See some African art in the Nike Art Centre at Lekki
– Find the fertility goddess at Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo of the Abuja Airplane House

Rwanda (3)

– Camp at Lake Burera
– Pay my respects to Dian Fossey’s Grave
– Hike a volcano at Volcanos National Park

Sao Tome and Principe (3)

– See humpback whales on Bom Bom Island
– Dive in the Lagoa Azul
– Take a dramatic photo of Pico Cao Grande

Senegal (4)

– Explore the village of Joal-Fadiouth
– Swim in the pink waters of Lake Retba
– Make some drone photos in the Sine-Saloum Delta (UNESCO WHS)
– Try African horned cucumber

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Seychelles (3)

– Explore the marine life of the Aldabra Atoll (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk around the Vallée de Mai on Praslin (UNESCO WHS)
– Unwind at the Spiagge di Anse Marron beach

Sierra Leone (3)

– Check out the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
– Kick back at the Turtle Islands
– See the Tiwai Island and its tool-using chimpanzees

Somalia (2)

– See the cave art of Laas Geel
– Check out Shanghai Old City in Mogadishu

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South Africa (17)

– Roam around the colorful streets of Bo Kaap, Cape Town
– Befriend some penguins around Boulders Beach in Cape Town
– Take a helicopter tour over Cape Town
– Make an Instagram photo with the huts on Muizenberg Beach, Cape Town
– Watch the Sunset from Signal Hill at Cape Town
– Hike the Table Mountain near Cape Town
– Dive with Great White Sharks
– Have a drink inside the Sunland Baobab near Modjadjiskloof
– Buy a vintage book from the Collectors Treasury in Johannesburg
– See the 2 million years old meteorite impact structure – the Vredefort Dome (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the oldest hominid fossils at the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg  (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Cango Caves
– Explore the iSimangaliso Wetlands (UNESCO WHS)
– Bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge
– Spot the big 5 on a Kruger Park safari
– Take a photo of Bourke’s Luck Potholes at Moremela
– Stargaze in Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (UNESCO WHS)

South Sudan (2)

– Witness the great peregrinations of the white-eared kob in Boma National Park
– Find some bushbabies at the Southern National Park

Sudan (5)

– Explore the Nubian pyramids of Meroe (UNESCO WHS)
– Dive to Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s water village of Précontinent II
– Discover the ancient El Kurru Tombs
– See some 5000-years-old Nubian relics at Kerma
– Dive around Dungonab Bay and Mukkawar Island (UNESCO WHS)

Swaziland (2)

– Meet the locals at Shewula Mountain Camp
– See the Umhlanga Reed Dance

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Tanzania (15)

– Check out the endangered flamingos at the red Lake Natron
– Explore the Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins (UNESCO WHS)
– Hike Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and observe its cold lava
– Check out the azure waters of Kuza Cave
– See the Shifting Sand Dunes near the Olduvai Gorge
– Climb Kilimanjaro (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit Cheetah’s Rock at Zanzibar
– Sleep in the underwater room at Manta Resort on Pemba Island, Zanzibar
– Discover the Stone Town of Zanzibar (UNESCO WHS)
– Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– See the famous chimpanzees of Gombe Stream National Park
– Marvel at the Rift Valley
– Explore the Ngorongoro Crater (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit a Masai Village
– Chill out at the Kikuletwa Hotsprings

Togo (2)

– Explore the Nok Caves
– See the best of Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba (UNESCO WHS)

Tunisia (9)

– Sleep at the Star Wars hotel – Sidi Driss
– See the Leftover Star Wars Sets near Tozeur
– Check out The best preserved Roman small town in North Africa – Dougga (UNESCO WHS)
– Take some photos of Ksar Ouled Soltane
– See the Amphitheatre of El Jem and compare it to the Colosseum (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the Archaeological Site of Carthage (UNESCO WHS)
– Roam around the medina of Tunis (UNESCO WHS)
– Ride The Red Lizard Train
– Go on overnight Sahara Desert camel trek

Uganda (6)

– Survive Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and find some mountain gorillas (UNESCO WHS)
– Find the source of Nile at Jinja
– Discover the Karamoja region
– Stand in the middle of the equator
– Find a herd of Endangered Rothschild Giraffes at the Murchison Falls National Park
– Meet the Batwa Pygmies – the First People of the Forest

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Zambia (6)

– Marvel at the Victoria Falls (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a dip at the Devil’s Swimming Pool at the Vicotria Falls
– Do the Gorge Swing at the Victoria Falls
– Go On A Self-Drive Safari At South Luangwa National Park
– Cruise the Zambezi River
– Visit the Mukuni Village

Zimbabwe (4)

– See the world’s View of Malindidzimu Hill
– Go on a canoe safari at the Mana Pools National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– See the cave art of the Matobo Hills (UNESCO WHS)
– Go on a walking Black Rhino safari at Matobo National Park

Bucket List Ideas in Asia

The world’s biggest continent does not disappoint. With 524 bucket list ideas spread around 44 countries, Asia wins the prize of the most exciting continent on my list. Having three countries with over 50 bucket list ideas each (China, Japan, and India) complemented by the popular south-east Asia region and the mystical Orient, the Asian travel bucket list ideas are also the most versatile ones.

We got unique cultures, breath-taking nature, unique wildlife, marvels of human engineering and one of a kind experiences (I’m looking at you “Eat a scorpion on a stick”).

The bucket list ideas around Asia are also among the easiest to complete. Public travel is well developed (or at least exists), prices are affordable, and a lot of the countries are used to travelers.

Afghanistan (3)

– See the Minaret and the Archaeological Remains of Jam (UNESCO WHS)
– Relax at Band-e-Amir Lakes
– Check out if the Blue Mosque of Mazar is as good as the Blue Mosque of Istanbul

Bahrain (2)

– Take a photo of the Tree of Life near Jabal ad Dukhan
– Go pearl diving

Bangladesh (5)

– Explore Chittagong’s ship-breaking yards
– See the changing color waters of Lala Khal
– Check out the historic Mosque City of Bagerhat (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara in Paharpur (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the largest contiguous mangrove forest in the world – The Sundarbans (UNESCO WHS)

Bhutan (8)

– Reach Paro Taktsang: The Tiger’s Nest Monastery
– See Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin, at the Motithang Takin Preserve
– Check out the views from the biggest fortress in Bhutan – Trongsa Dzong
– Land successfully at the Paro Airport
– Observe an archery tournament
– Search for red pandas and snow leopards at Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary
– Witness the dancing monks at a Tsechu festival
– Walk over the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan – Punakha

Brunei (3)

– Discover the Venice of the East – Kampong Ayer
– Check out Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
– Walk around the $1.4 billion home – Istana Nurul Iman

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Burma (Myanmar) (12)

– Enjoy the sunrise over Bagan
– Explore the ruins of Inwa
– Find the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the world – the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon
– Take a photo of the bizarre golden rock – Kyaiktiyo Pagoda near Kin Pun Sakhan
– Get lost in the Thanboddhay Pagoda near Monywa
– Walk over the U Bein Bridge – The oldest teak bridge in the world
– Meet the holy snakes of Yadana Labamuni Hsu-Taung Pye Paya in Paleik
– Get inside the world’s largest reclining Buddha – Win Sein Taw Ya at Mawlamyine
– Discover the Shwe Indein Pagoda at Indein
– Unwind at Ngapali Beach
– Read the World’s Largest Book at the Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay
– See the fishermen of Inle Lake

Cambodia (11)

Catch the sunrise at Angkor Wat (UNESCO WHS)
Explore the ancient temples of Siem Reap
Take a kick-ass photo of the smiling faces of Bayon
– Pay my respects inside the Killing Caves of Phnom Sampeau near Battambang 
– Watch a bat sunset over the Battambang Bat Cave
– Learn more about pangolins at the Pangolin Rehabilitation Center in Bati near Phnom Penh
– Check out the Phnom Penh Palace
– Spot the sun bears of Virachey National Park
– Be amazed by the bioluminescent plankton around the Koh Rong Island
– Dive at Sihanoukville near Koh Rong
– Witness the stunning Apsara Dance
– Wander around the Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk (UNESCO WHS)

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China (52)

– Climb to the Hanging Temple of Hengshan
– Spot a Giant Panda in one of the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Red Seabeach in Dawa County
– Check out the Huanglong Travertine Pools (UNESCO WHS)
– Take some drone photos of Lexiaguo – China’s “Red Land.”
– Explore The Forbidden City in Beijing
– Walk over the Tianmen Skywalk
– Hike around the Three Natural Bridges near Chongqing
– Take a photo of the Tianmen Shan hole
– Marvel at the avatar world of Hallelujah Mountain inside Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
– Walk around Shilin Stone Forest
– Go through the Bund Sightseeing Tunnel in Shanghai
– Sip some tea at the Huashan Teahouse
– Explore the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan
– Learn more about Chinese ghost culture at Fengdu Ghost City
– Hear the sound of the Booming Dunes of Badain Jaran Desert
– Get a book from Yangzhou Zhongshuge
– Discover the unspoiled lands of Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– See the biggest Buddha in the world in Leshan
– Take some drone photos of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore Mount Sanqingshan National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Have a coffee at The Central Perk coffee shop in Beijing
– Find the iconic rock of Fanjingshan (UNESCO WHS)
– Find the Old Dragon’s Head – the end of The Great Wall of China (UNESCO WHS)
– Be amazed by the Maijishan Grottoes
– Be even more amazed by the Longmen Grottoes (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the art of the 798 Art District in Beijing
– Marvel at the colors of Danxia Landforms (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk over Haohan Qiao — “Brave Men’s Bridge”
– Enjoy the Old Town of Lijiang (UNESCO WHS)
– Have some rest at the desert oasis of Crescent Lake
– Dive to the underwater city of Shi Cheng
– Read a book inside Tianjin Binhai Library
– Hike around Mount Huangshan (UNESCO WHS)
– Have a bite at the Cliff-hanging restaurant of Fangweng
– Get lost inside the Beijing Capital Museum
– Enjoy the Classical Gardens of Suzhou (UNESCO WHS)
– Learn Kung Fu at the Shaolin Monastery
– Sleep inside the Tianzi Hotel
– Walk the East Taihang Glasswalk
– See The Giant Buddha of Guifeng (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Temple and Cemetery of Confucius and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk around the Chinese Paris – Tianducheng
– Attend the Da Shuhua festival
– Get stunned by the Bozhou’s Medicinal Herb Market
– Marvel at the Terra-cotta Warriors in the Museum of Qin (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Mogao Caves (UNESCO WHS)
– Get hundreds of photos in the picture-perfect town of Guilin
– Discover the ancient city of Ping Yao (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Temple of Heaven in Beijing (UNESCO WHS)
– Hike around Mount Wuyi area (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the biodiversity of Hubei Shennongjia (UNESCO WHS)
* Tibet (4)
– See the Potala Palace in Lhasa
– Visit the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa
– Watch monks debate at the Sera Monastery near Lhasa
– See the Potala Palace in Lhasa
*Macau (3) 
– Play some poker
– Bungee jump from the AJ Hackett Macau Tower
– Visit the Historic Centre of Macau (UNESCO WHS)
*Hong Kong (4)
– See the view from Victoria Peak
– Roam around Nathan Road
– Take the iconic Instagram photo of the Montane Mansion
– Take another iconic Instagram photo, this time at Choi Hung Estate
* Taiwan (5)
– Grab a bite at the Modern Toilet Restaurant
– Glaze at the Rainbow Family Village
– Pet some cats at Houtong Cat Village
– Hike around Taroko Gorge
– Explore the Taichung forest

East Timor (2)

– Visit the sacred totem houses – Uma Lulik
– Unwind on Jaco Island

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India (52)

– Get a selfie with Taj Mahal (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo of the ancient water well – Chand Baori
– Walk over The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji
– Be amazed by the Palace of Winds at Jaipur
– Take a photo of the Giant Bird in Jadayu Para
– See the monkeys inside Hanuman’s Temple at Jaipur
– Check out the Ellora Caves (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around the Shatrunjaya Hill near Palitana
– Explore the ruins of Hampi (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk on The Great Wall of India at Rajsamand
– Explore the Agra Fort (UNESCO WHS)
– Be amazed by Mahabat Maqbara in Junagadh
– Compare the Blue City of Jodhpur to the blue city in Morocco
– Get lost in the forest of one tree ( Great Banyan Tree ) near Calcutta
– Spent some time in the city of the future – Auroville
– Take a hundred photos of the Meenakshi Amman Temple at Madurai
– Explore Rani Ki Vav in Patan (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo after dark of the Mysore Palace
– Wander inside the Ajanta Caves (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the rat temple of Karni Mata in Deshnoke
– Spot a Bengal Tiger inside Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve
– Discover the Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Madhya Pradesh (UNESCO WHS)
– Smell the air around the highest tea estate in the world – Kolukkumalai
– Learn some magic in Mayong – The Land of Black Magic
– Walk around the abandoned imperial fortress city of Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO WHS)
– Relax at the sight of the Golden Temple of Amritsar
– Watch a Bull Surfing in Kerala
– Compare the Taj Mahal replica – Bibi Ka Maqbara to the real Taj Mahal
– Visit the Sulabh Museum of Toilets
– Visit the house where Gandhi died in New Delhi
– Go to the village of Ziro and meet the Apatanis
– Be amazed by the architecture of Adalaj Ni Vav in Ahmedabad
– Visit the Historic City of Ahmedabad (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the meteorite-made Lonar Lake
– Get wet at the wettest place on earth – Cherrapunji
– Eat at The New Lucky Restaurant in Ahmedabad – proud to be built atop an Indian burial ground.
– Explore the disappearing island of Majuli
– Visit Kodinhi – The village of twins
– See the Molai Forest – the only forest in the world single-handedly planted by one man
– Discover the rare wildlife around the Chambal River
– Witness the largest gathering of humanity on Earth, Maha Kumbh Mela, at Triveni Sangam
– Marvel at the Jagannath Temple Complex in Puri
– Wander around the Akshardham Temple Complex at New Delhi
– Track a clouded leopard at the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve in Sikkim
– Search for the world’s only surviving Asiatic lions in the Sasan Gir National Park
– Experience the Grand Truck Express from New Delhi to Chennai (UNESCO WHS)
– Celebrate the Diwali and the Holi festivals
– Dive around the Havelock Islands
– Shop from the world famous Chor Bazaar in Mumbai
– Visit The Valley of Flowers at Uttarakhand (UNESCO WHS)
– Relax on a Goa beach
– Enjoy some cave art inside the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (UNESCO WHS)

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Indonesia (22)

– See a Komodo Dragon (UNESCO WHS)
Spot Orangutans at Tanjung Puting National Park, Borneo
Unwind in Bali
Take a photo of Tanah Lot, Bali
– Spend the night in a typical Bali Villa
Take another photo at the heaven’s gate of Pura Lempuyang, Bali
Visit Ulun Danu Beratan – the iconic lake temple of Bali
– Celebrate Nyepi – Bali’s silent new year
– Discover the Tumpak Sewu Waterfall near Sidomulyo Village
– Reach the Kelingking Beach of Nusa Penida
Stare at the crater of Mount Bromo
– See the blue flames of Mount Ijen
– Explore Raja Ampat over and underwater
Laugh at Borneo’s exclusive Proboscis Monkeys
Watch the sunrise at Borobudur (UNESCO WHS)
– Be amazed by the Korowai Tree Houses in West Papua
– Find a Javan rhino at Ujung Kulon National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Watch a Kecak Dance
– Swim with stingless jellyfish in lake Kakaban
– Spot a Sumatra Tiger (UNESCO WHS)
– Get away from the world at the Gili Islands
– Marvel at the lakes of Kelimutu, Flores

Iran (15)

– Be amazed by the Shah Cheragh Mosque in Shiraz
– Take some colorful photos of the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz
– Explore The Ruins of Persepolis (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Badab-e Surt Orost village
– Walk around the ancient underground Iranian city of Kariz-e-Kish
– Spend the night at the Troglodyte Village of Kandovan
– Visit Sheikh Safi al-din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the ancient necropolis of Naqsh-e Rustam
– Learn some history at the Ebrat Museum
– Explore Bisotun (UNESCO WHS)
– Roam around the Bazaar of Kashan
– Wander around Meidan Emam, Isfahan (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan (UNESCO WHS)
– See Sheikh Lotfallah Mosque in Isfahan
– Enjoy a sunset at the Lut Desert (UNESCO WHS)

Iraq (5)

– Discover the ruins of Babylon
– Visit the Tree of Knowledge at Qurna
– Find the Mudhif Houses in southern Iraq (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Rabban Hormizd Monastery in Kurdistan
– Explore the ancient city of Hatra (UNESCO WHS)

Israel (9)

– Go inside the Beit Guvrin Caves
– Check out the Rosh HaNikra Grottoes
– Sea the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem
– Walk around Meah Shearim neighborhood in Jerusalem
– Roam around the Old City of Jerusalem (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem
– Dive to the submerged ruins of Atlit Yam
– Read a book while swimming in the dead sea
– Walk around Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa (UNESCO WHS)

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Japan (51)

– Visit the cat island – Tashirojima
– Walk around Sagano’s Bamboo Forest
– Go through the Wisteria Tunnel in Kitakyushu
– Have some laughs at the Ghibli Museum at Mitaka
– Play a game at the Anata No Warehouse in Kawasaki
– Take a photo of the snow monkeys having a spa day at Jigokudani Monkey Park
– Make a hundred photos of Mount Fuji (UNESCO WHS)
– Have dinner in the Alice in a Labyrinth restaurant in Tokyo
– Visit the Digital Art Museum in Odaiba, Tokyo
– Visit the graves of the 47 Ronins at Sengaku-Ji, Tokyo
– Pet Hachiko ( the Tokyo memorial)
– Spend a night at Henn-Na Hotel in Tokyo – The world’s first hotel to be run by robots
– Watch the people at the most famous crossing in the world – the Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo
– Spend the night in the oldest hotel in the world – Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Hayakawa
– Explore the deserted Gunkanjima Island
– Take some colorful photos of Kochia Hill in Hitachi Seaside Park
– Visit The Great Buddha Hall in Nara
– See The Firefly Squid of Toyama Bay
– Spend the night in a capsule hotel
– Check out the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto
– Make an iconic Instagram photo inside the Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine in Kyoto
– Explore Kyoto’s Samurai & Ninja Museum
– Roam around the 700-year-old Nishiki Market in Kyoto
– Walk over The Vine Bridges of Iya Valley
– Explore Shiratani Unsuikyo Ravine in Yakushima
– Dip in a pool of wine at the Yunessun Spa Resort in Hakone
– Enjoy the art of the Hakone Open-Air Museum
– Eat an Owakudani Black Egg in Hakone
– Try authentic Japanese ramen at the Ramen Museum in Yokohama
– Visit Himeji-jo (UNESCO WHS)
– Kick back at the Nishihama Beach on Hateruma Island
– Check out the famous Itsukushima Shrine in Hatsukaichi (UNESCO WHS)
– See the 1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy at Sanjūsangen-dō
– See the self-mummified monks of Dainichi temple in Tsuruoka
– Find a Key to Paradise inside Nagano’s Darkroom
– Visit the Iga Ryu Ninja Museum
– Check out the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii Mountain Range (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo of the Tatami Rocks
– See the cherry blossoms at the Chureito Pagoda in Fujiyoshida
– Be amazed by the Blue Pond in Biei-Cho
– Hike around the green paradise of Yakushima (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama (UNESCO WHS)
– Watch a sumo match
– Ride the Shinkansen bullet train
– Take a photo of a Geisha
– Spent a night in the Buddhist retreat on Mount Koya
– Make some awesome street photos around the Dotonbori area in Osaka
– Dive at Okinawa
– Play a Game of Pachinko
– Attend a Kabuki Show

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 Jordan (8)

Explore Petra (UNESCO WHS)
Take a photo of the Treasury in Petra
– Witness Petra by night
Make the hike to the Monastery in Petra
– Watch a roman re-interaction at the ruins of Jerash
– Visit Qasr Amra (UNESCO WHS)
Explore Wadi Rum Protected Area (UNESCO WHS)
Sleep in a Bedouin Camp

Kazakhstan (6)

– Take some photos of the submerged trees of Kaindy Lake
– Walk around the Aral Sea
– Eat an apple at the last wild apple forests in Almaty
– Roam around the Valley of Balls at Shetpe
– Visit the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi in Turkistan (UNESCO WHS)
– Marvel at the Charyn Canyon

Korea, North (1)

– Survive a visit to North Korea!

Korea, South (13)

-Have fun in the Trick Eye Museum in Seul
– Explore the Samtan Art Mine in Jeongseon
– Eat authentic Korean Barbecue!
– Visit the Naganeupseong Folk Village
– Spend a night in the Sun Cruise Resort in Jeongdongjin
– Spend a night in the Rock It Suda in Jeongseon
– Take a photo of the Vantablack Hyundai Pavilion in PyeongChang – the darkest building on Earth
– Wander around the depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks at Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Blue room in DMZ and stand in both South Korea and North Korea at the same time
– Celebrate the Jinju Lantern Festival
– Walk around the Damyang Bamboo Forest
– Visit Jeju Island
– Celebrate the mud festival at Boryeong

Kuwait (3)

– Visit the Grand Mosque in Kuwait City
– See the House of Mirrors in Kuwait City
– Eat in a Traditional Souq

Kyrgyzstan (5)

– See the Merzbacher Lake
– Stay in a traditional yurt
– Watch a game of Odarysh
– Explore the landscape of Kyzyl-Oi
– Track a snow leopard at Issyk-Kul

Laos (9)

Take a dip in the Kuang Si Waterfalls near Luang Prabang
Visit Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre near Luang Prabang
Explore Luang Prabang’s temples
Have a meal in Utopia, Luang Prabang
– Go Tubing in Vang Vieng
See the Buddha’s in the Pac Ou Caves
Drift along the Mekong River
– Get a panorama photo from the Nong Khiaw’s viewpoint
– Do the Gibbon experience

Lebanon (7)

– Visit the Beiteddine Palace
– Go into the Moussa Castle near Beiteddine
– Wander around Baalbek (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the city of Byblos (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo of the Baatara Gorge Waterfall
– Walk over the colorful steps of Mar Mikhael area in Beirut
– Explore the Jeita Grotto

Malaysia (13)

– Explore the Batu Caves
– Take a selfie with the PETRONAS Towers in Kuala Lumpur
– Enjoy the fireflies of Kampung Kuantan
– Visit the Crystal Mosque at Kuala Terengganu
– Smell the air around the BOH tea plantation and factory
– Go diving at the Perhertian Islands
– Make some awesome photos inside the Niah Caves, Borneo
– Spot sea snakes at the Pulau Tiga Park Snake Island in Borneo
– Make a reflection photo of Kota Kinabalu’s City Mosque, Borneo
– Find a rat eating Giant Malaysian Pitcher Plant at Kinabalu National Park in Borneo (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Pinnacles of Gunung Mulu, Borneo (UNESCO WHS)
– Go diving in Sipadan National Park, Borneo
– Spot orangutans in Sepilok, Borneo

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Maldives (4)

– Take an island photo from the airplane
– Eat in an underwater restaurant
– Sleep in an overwater bungalow
– Brag about sleeping in an overwater bungalow

Mongolia (9)

– See the Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex at Tsonjin Boldog
– Spend a night in a Ger
– See the wild horses inside Khustain Nuruu National Park
– Visit the center of the world’s spiritual energy – Khamriin Khiid monastery
– Check out the Mother Tree in Shammat
– See the rock carvings at the petroglyphic complexes of the Mongolian Altai (UNESCO WHS)
– Learn more about the Mongolian empire at the National History Museum of Ulaanbaatar
– Explore the Gobi Desert
– Celebrate the Naadam festival

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Nepal (7)

– Climb Mount Everest (or at least reach some of the basecamps)
– See the monkeys of the Swayambhunath Temple near Kathmandu city
– Get something from the highest bazaar in the world – Namche Bazaar
– Land on the most dangerous airport I the world – Lukla
– Hike around the Kathmandu Valley (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit Lumbini – the Birthplace of Buddha (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a Panoramic Flight Over the Himalayas

Oman (6)

– Visit the Nakhal Fort
– Take a dip in the Bimmah Sinkhole
– Go on a natural waterslide inside the Snake Canyon
– Explore the Frankincense Trail (UNESCO WHS)
– See nesting turtles at the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Reserve
– See the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat

Pakistan (8)

– See the Chaukhandi Tombs in Karachi
– Visit the massive Derawar Fort
– Take some photos of the tombs on the Makli Hill
– Explore Hingol National Park
– Check out the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore
– Relax at the Shangri-La Lake
– Walk over the great wall of Pakistan – the Ranikot Fort near Sann
– Trek around the Hunza Valley

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Philippines (17)

Go back to the Caramoan Islands
– Marvel at the Banaue rice terraces (UNESCO WHS)
See the Chocolate Hills of Bohol
See a tarsier in Bohol
Go island hopping in El Nido
– Paddleboard on the Loboc River at night, in search of Mother Trees (trees fireflies eat from) in Bohol

– Dive in Coron
– See the underground river in Puerto Princess (UNESCO WHS)
– Roam around the historic city of Vigan (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a dip in the Hinatuan Enchanted River
– Have a bite at the Waterfalls Restaurant in San Pablo
– Get wet at the Asik-Asik Falls in Alamada
– See the Hanging Coffins of Sagada
– Dive with Tresher sharks near Malapascua 
– Take some photos of the Mayon Volcano
– Take a drone photo of the stunning Kalanggaman island
– Dive at the Tubbataha Reef

Qatar (5)

– Watch the World Cup in 2022
– Read a book at the Qatar National Library
Explore Souq Waqif in Doha
– See the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha
Walk around Katara cultural village, Doha

Russian Federation (18)

– Be amazed by The Amber Room at the Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg
– Walk around the historic center of St. Petersburg (UNESCO WHS)
– Get lost in the Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburgh
– Visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg
– Visit The Winter Palace in St.Petersburgh
– Visit the Temple of All Religions in Kazan
– Survive the coldest inhabited place on Earth – Oymyakon
– Explore the psychedelic salt mines of Yekaterinburg
– Check out the wooden churches of Kizhi Island (UNESCO WHS)
– Spot some Baikal Seals
– Take a selfie on the Red Square in Moscow (UNESCO WHS)
– Watch Swan Lake in Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
– Explore the Gulag Museum in Perm
– Spot a polar bear at the Taymyr Peninsula
– Go on a photo journey around Putorana Plateau (UNESCO WHS)
– Ride the trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing
– Roam around The City of the Dead (Village of Dargavs)
– Have fun in the Galileo Park, Samara

Saudi Arabia (6)

– Make a kickass photo of the Lonely Castle ( Qasr al-Farid )
– Explore Al-Hijr (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the ghost town of Al ‘Ula
– See the Al Wahbah crater
– Relax at the Al-Ahsa Oasis (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi mosque in Medina

Singapore (4)

– Wander around the Gardens by the Bay
– Visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum
– Walk amongst treetops at MacRitchie
– Take a selfie with the iconic ship hotel – Marina Bay Sands

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Sri Lanka (17)

– Climb Sigiriya – The Lion Rock (UNESCO WHS)
– Take some panorama shots at the Pidurangala Rock near Sigiriya
– Spot some elephants at Udawalawe National Park
– Climb Adam’s Peak and see the holy footprint claimed to belong to Adam, Buddha, and Shiva
– Snorkel at the Shark Point Reef
– Visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla
– Spend a night at Helga’s Folly in Kandy
– Take a photo of the Red Mosque (Jami Ul-Alfar Masjid) in Colombo
– Check out the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo
– Roam around the ancient city of Polonnaruwa (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore Sinharaja Forest Reserve (UNESCO WHS)
– Ride the Kandy to Ella Train
– Sip some tea at the tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya
– Take an Instagram photo at the famous rope swing in Dalawella
– Spot a leopard in Yala
– Help the turtles at the Sea Turtle Hatchery Centre Mahamodara
– Spot whales and dolphins in Mirissa

Syria (5)

– Explore Crac des Chevaliers in Safita (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk around Palmyra (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Musyaf Castle
– Roam around the ancient city of Damascus (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the ancient city of Bosra (UNESCO WHS)

Tajikistan (3)

– Hike the mountains of the Pamirs (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Iskanderkul Lake
– See the biggest sleeping Buddha outside of South Asia in Dushanbe

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Thailand (32)

Visit the iconic Grand Palace and The Temple of Emerald Buddha at Bangkok
Take a photo of the Temple of Dawn at dawn in Bangkok
See the 5 tons golden Buddha in Bangkok
Walk around the Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok
Take some photos of Bangkok’s Floating Market
Get lost at Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok
Visit Ancient Siam park near Bangkok
Get inside the Jim Thompson House in Bangkok
Climb to Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai
Bathe an elephant in Chiang Mai
– Celebrate the Loi Krathong Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai
– Eat a scorpion on a stick
Get a Thai Massage
– Roam around the ancient Thai capital – Ayutthaya (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover another ancient capital – Sukhothai (UNESCO WHS)
– Eat Pad Thai on the street
– Try the king of fruits – Durian
Be amazed by the White Temple of Chiang Rai
– Check out the Black House of Nang Lae
Take a photo of the Maelklong Railway Market
– Sail over the Lotus Lake in Tambon Chiang
Sleep in a Space Pod
– Get a diving certificate at Koh Tao
– Go to a Full Moon Party at Koh Phangan
See the gorgeous beach from the movie “ The Beach” – Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi
Visit Phang Nga Bay
Go island hopping in Krabi
See the Sanctuary of Truth, Pattaya
– Celebrate Songkran Water Festival
Climb to the top of the Tiger Cave Temple in Krabi
– Watch a Muay Thai fight
– Witness the Monkey Banquet at Lopburi

Turkey (17)

Ride on a hot air balloon over Cappadocia (UNESCO WHS)
– Spend a night in a cave hotel in Cappadocia
Be amazed by the Blue Mosque of Istanbul
– Compare the Suleymaniye Mosque to the Blue Mosque,Istanbul (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the view from Galata Tower in Istanbul
– Go underground at the Basilica Cistern, Istanbul
Explore Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Visit the Topkapi Sarai in Istanbul
Haggle at the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul
– Take a dip in Pamukkale’s’ water terraces (UNESCO WHS)
– Marvel at Lycian Rock Tombs
– Walk around the Myra Necropolis in Demre
Get to the bottom of Derinkuyu Underground City
– Take some photos of the ruins of Nemrut Dağ
– Roam the streets of Safranbolu (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover Troy (UNESCO WHS)
– Go back in time at Ephesus (UNESCO WHS)

Turkmenistan (7)

– Get hot at the Gates of Hell
– See Akhaltek racehorses
– Check out “fire fortresses” of Yangikala Canyon
– Explore Turkmenistan’s’ “Dinosaur plateau” in Kugitang national park
– Taste the famous Turkmen melons
– Stay overnight at the Repetek nature reserve
– Try a Telpek hat

United Arab Emirates (UAE) (7)

– Skydive over Dubai
– Walk around Dubai’s Miracle Garden
– See the Famous Dubai Fountains
– See the world from the top of Burj Khalifa
– Relax at Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai
– Take a photo inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
– Step inside the Louvre in Abu Dhabi

Uzbekistan (4)

– Explore the historic center of Bukhara (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis
– Walk around Itchan Kala (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the city of Samarkand (UNESCO WHS)

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Vietnam (12)

Walk over the Golden Bridge near Da Nang
– Go spelunking at Hang Son Doong – world’s largest cave
Walk down Hanoi’s famous train street
Roam around the old quarter of Hanoi
See a water puppet show in Hanoi
Explore the Tam Coc rural area via feet rowing boat
Marvel at Ha Long Bay (UNESCO WHS)
Wander around Hoi An Ancient Town (UNESCO WHS)
Try Anthony Bourdain’s recommended Bahn Mi sandwiches in Hoi An
Taste the original Vietnamese Pho ( Bun Cha is way better)
– Check out the dunes of Mui Ne
– Explore Con Dao Island

Yemen (3)

– Explore the alien landscape of Socotra Island (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Manhattan of the desert – Shibam (UNESCO WHS)
– Take some photos of the old city of Sana’a and Dar al-Hajar (UNESCO WHS)

Bucket List Ideas in Europe

Ahhh Europe – the cradle of modern society, the birthplace of explorers and artists, the land of a thousand different cultures. With its 480 bucket list ideas, Europe is the second most exciting continent on my bucket list.

Considering the fact that Asia is just about four times bigger, we can safely say that Europe is the most densed bucket list ideas continent.

With its rich history, it’s not a surprise that most of the bucket list ideas here are cultural ones. Leading by far for iconic cities, museums, historic sites, unique cuisines and cozy old towns, Europe is THE place for history buffs, architect enthusiasts, fashion gurus, art lovers, and foodies.

Having some of the safest countries in the world, the European travel bucket list ideas would be the most risk-free to complete, but certainly won’t be the cheapest one.

Albania (6)

– Take a dip into Benja’s Thermal Baths
– Check out Butrint, Albania’s best-preserved Roman ruins (UNESCO WHS)
– Find a lonely beach and spend a day on it
– Visit one of the Blue Eyes water springs
– Take some photos of the Shkodra Lake
– Explore the Berat Fortress and nearby town (UNESCO WHS)

Andorra (3)

– Visit the Miniature Museum in Ordino
– Hike around Madrid-Perafita-Claror Valley (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the view from Mirador del Collet de Montaup

Armenia (3)

– See the Monastery of Geghard in Goght (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the one and only remaining Pagan Temple – the Garni Temple
– Relax at Lake Sevan

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Austria (18)

Be amazed by the Austrian National Library in Vienna
Marvel at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna
Explore the historic center of Vienna (UNESCO WHS)
See Austria’s Imperial Palace in Vienna
Enjoy some art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Check out the Belvedere Palace Museum in Vienna
Get lost inside the lost garden of Schloss Schonbrunn, Vienna (UNESCO WHS)
Laugh at the Republic of Kugelmugel – the spherical “micro-nation” in the heart of Vienna
– Take a dip in the Starkenbergers Beer Pools
– Explore the historic center of Graz (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the historic center of Salzburg (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the colorful capital of Tirol – Innsbruck
– Scuba at the Gree Lake, Tal
– Explore Eisriesenwelt – the largest ice cave in the world
– Relax at the Aqua Dome Langenfeld
– Spend the night at the sewer pipe Dasparkhotel in Ottensheim
– Make the perfect mountain village photo at Hallstatt (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Admont Monastery

Azerbaijan (4)

– Get warm at Yanar Dağ (the Fire Mountain)
– Wander around Baku’s ancient Old City (UNESCO WHS)
– Get dirty around the mud volcanoes at Gobustan National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Miniature Books Museum in Baku

Belarus (3)

– Check out the Brest Hero-Fortress
– Explore the largest and oldest forest in Europe – the Bialowieza Forest (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit Mir’s Castle Complex (UNESCO WHS)

Belgium (12)

– Walk around the carpet of bluebells at the Blue Forest – The Hallerbos
– Check out the Reading Between The Lines artwork in Borgloon
– Enjoy the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken
– Roam around the historic center of Brugge (UNESCO WHS)
– Make some street art photos at the doomed city of Doel
– Explore the fairytale castle of Gravensteen
Taste authentic Belgium waffles
Taste authentic Belgium chocolate
– Check out the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Walk the comic strip Route in Brussels
– Grab a bite at Den Engel – the café located right on top of the Belgium-Netherlands border
Visit La Grand-Place in Brussels (UNESCO WHS)

Bosnia and Herzegovina (3)

– Take a photo of Stari Most in Mostar (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore Sarajevo
– Swim in the Kravice Waterfall

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Bulgaria (14)

Wander around the town-museum Koprivshtitsa
Marvel at the Rila Monastery (UNESCO WHS)
Hike the Seven Rila Lakes
– Take the perfect photo inside the Eyes of God Cave
– Compare the Belogradchik rocks near Vratza to the ones in Cappadocia
– Hike to the spaceship that is the Buzludzha Monument
– Take a photo of the Devil’s Bridge in Ardino
Check the fantastic frescoes inside the Bachkovo Monastery
See the Madara Rider (UNESCO WHS)
Explore the old town of Plovdiv
– Roam around the old town of Nessebar (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a photo in the Rose Valley
– Witness a Kukeri festival
Take a selfie with the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia

Croatia (6)

– Get some “Game of Thrones” vibes in Dubrovnik (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a dip in the Blue Cave of Bisevo
– Be amazed by the Plitvice Lakes (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the palace of Diocletian in Split (UNESCO WHS)
– Go sailing around the hundreds of islands
– Discover the historic old town of Zadar

Cyprus (5)

– See the mosaics of Paphos (UNESCO WHS)
– Dive to the Zenobia Shipwreck in Larnaca
– Hike around Cape Greco national forest park
– Check out the birthplace of Aphrodite – Petra tou Romiou
– Visit the Kykkos Monastery

Czech Republic (14)

– Explore the historic center of Telč (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the historic center of Český Krumlov (UNESCO WHS)
Try the famous Czech beers
Explore the historic center of Prague (UNESCO WHS)
Take a selfie with the St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague
Take a sunrise photo of Charles Bridge in Prague
Make fun of the Dancing House in Prague
Enjoy some art at the National Gallery in Prague
Discover the Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague
Enjoy the library of the Strahov Monastery, Prague
Get an awesome photo of the Idiom Installation in Prague
– Visit the Sedlec Ossuary “Bone Church” in Kutna Hora
– Walk the Skywalk in Dolni Morava
– Wander around the Hluboka Castle

Denmark (9)

– Roam around the colorful Nyhavn in Copenhagen
– Check out the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
– See the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen
– Visit  Legoland in Billund
– Watch a Viking saga in the open-air theatre in Frederikssund
– Enjoy the art of ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
– See some Icefjords around Greenland (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore inland Greenland
– Get lost inside the Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød

Estonia (4)

– Wander around the old town of Talin (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Alpaca farm in Parnu
– Explore Rummu Quarry
– Take a panoramic photo from the Toompea Hill, Talin

Finland (7)

– Visit the Fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore Seurasaari Open Air Museum in Helsinki
– Experience the never-ending day in the summer and the never-ending night in the winter
– Sleep under the stars in a glass igloo
– Visit Santa Claus at the city of Rovaniemi
– Sail on the Historical Sampo icebreaker
– Meet the reindeers at Salla Reindeer Park

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France (33)

– Take a selfie with the Eiffel Tower, Paris
Walk around the banks of the Seine, Paris (UNESCO WHS)
Get lost in the Louvre in Paris
Take a photo of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris
– Visit the Palace of Versailles and its gardens, Paris (UNESCO WHS)
See Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Paris
Explore the catacombs of Paris
– Get creeped out at The Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures in Paris
Make some Instagram photos at Rue Crémieux, Paris
– Have fun in Disneyland Paris
Check out the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
– Watch a show at Moulin Rouge in Paris
Enjoy art at Musee d’Orsay, Paris
– Visit Mont Saint-Michel (UNESCO WHS)
– Spend the night at Attrap’Rêves Bubble Hotel, Allauch
– Explore The Loire Valley (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Amiens (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Carcassonne Medieval City (UNESCO WHS)
– Marvel at the Chartres Cathedral (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the 17,000 years old rock paintings in the Cave of Lascaux at Montignac
– Check out the volcanic rock cathedral of Clermont-Ferrand
– Take a walk around Claud Monet’s garden in Giverny
– Unwind on a Saint-Tropez beach
– Enjoy the typical French province village of Bormes Les Mimosas
– Taste Tarte Tropezienne
– Eat fondue in a fancy French restaurant
– Explore the colorful streets of Menton
– Enjoy the sea views in Nice
– Get a sunrise photo over the lavender fields in Provance
– Wander around some Alsace Villages
– Visit the village of Rocamadour
– Ski in the French Alps
*French Polynesia (10)
– Sleep in an overwater bungalow at Bora Bora
– Play with the rays in Leopard Rays Trench, Bora Bora
– Climb the magic mountain in Moorea
– Check out the Etretat Cliff
– Get cool selfies with sharks at Le Lagon Bleu at Avatoru
– Soak some culture at the Tiki Village Cultural Centre at Moorea
– Take a drone photo of the Tūpai island
– Dice at the atolls of Rangiroa and Fakarava
– Get a traditional Tahitian tattoo
– Kick back on a tropical beach in Tahiti
*Mayotte (1)
– Wander around Saziley National Park
*Martinique (2)
– Explore the Pompeii of the Caribbean – St. Pierre
– See the Memorial de l’Anse Caffard
*New Caledonia (3)
– Go snorkeling at Grande Terre
– Dive at New Caledonia barrier reef – the world’s biggest lagoon (UNESCO WHS)
– Swim with turtles around the Isle of Pines
*French Guiana (3)
– Explore the Devil’s Island
– Spot leatherback turtles at Awala-Yalimapo
– See the monkeys of Ilet la Mère
*Guadeloupe (3)
– Explore Guadeloupe National Park
– Chill out at the unspoiled island of Marie-Galante
– Soak up the sun on Plage La Grande-Anse
*Wallis and Futuna (2)
– Take a dip in lake Lalolalo
– Check out the Mata – Utu Cathedral
*Saint Martin (2)
– Take a photo of the plane landing just over Maho Beach
– Go down the world’s steepest zip-line
*Réunion Island (2)
– Visit Piton de la Fournaise volcano (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a dip in bassin des Aigrettes
*Saint Barthélemy (1)
– Relax at Colombier Beach

Georgia (5)

– Visit the Narikala Fortress in Tbilisi
– Hike around Mount Kazbek
– Take a photo of the Gergeti Trinity Church
– Explore the old town of Mtskheta (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Vardzia cave monastery

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Germany (20)

– Be amazed by the Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau
– Drink a lot of beer while celebrating Oktoberfest
– Take a photo of the Cologne Cathedral (UNESCO WHS)
– See the remains of the Berlin wall
– See the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
– Explore the Erholungspark Marzahn park in Berlin
– Wander around the museum island in Berlin (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Burg Eltz castle in Rhineland-Palatinate
– Explore the incredible interior of the Würzburg Residence (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Wies Church in Bavaria (UNESCO WHS)
– Discover the old town of Regensburg
– Find the best photo spots in the old town of Quedlinburg (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Black Forest
– Check out the Dresden Frauenkirche church
– Visit  Nuremberg’s Christmas Market
– Take a road trip down the Romantic Road in Bavaria
– Climb up the towers of Munich’s famous Frauenkirche
– Take a photo of Rakotzbrücke Devil’s Bridge
– Enjoy the music from Kunsthofpassage’s singing drain pipes in Dresden
– Have a walk around Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel (UNESCO WHS)

Greece (18)

Marvel the Acropolis of Athens (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Acropolis Museum, Athens
– Admire Hephaestus Temple in Athens
– Discover Ancient Corinth
– Marvel at the Epidaurus Theater

Relax on the pink sands of Elafonissi Beach, Crete
Wander around Knossos – the palace on king Minos in Crete
Take a beautiful photo of the Venetian Harbor in Chania, Crete
Relax at one of the hidden jewels of Crete – Skinaria Beach
– Visit the monasteries of Meteora (UNESCO WHS)
– Climb Mount Olympus
– Enjoy the Sunset in Santorini
– See the ruins of Delphi (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk around the beautiful Folegandros island
– Explore Mykonos Island
– Get lost in the old town of Corfu (UNESCO WHS)
– Take the iconic cliff selfie of Navagio beach in Zakynthos‎
– Make some photos inside Sami cave on Kefalonia island

Hungary (8)

Visit Buda Castle in Budapest (UNESCO WHS)
Check out Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest
Get inside the curious For Sale Pub in Budapest
– Celebrate the Busójárás festival
Cross Budapest Chain Bridge over Danube
Take a sunset photo of the Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest
– Explore the Caves of Aggtelek Karst (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Hollókő Village (UNESCO WHS)

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Iceland (20)

– Explore Snæfellsjökull National Park
– See the Dynjandi Waterfall
– Swim in the Blue Lagoon
– Visit the Viking World Museum in Keflavík
– Take a photo of the black sands of  Djúpalón Beach
– Spot some Puffins
– Travel down the Golden Circle Route
– Take a dip in the Lake Myvatn Geothermal Area
– Dive into the Seljavallalaug Pool
– Explore the Langjokull Glacier
– Go whale watching off the coast of Reykjavik
– Be amazed by the Black Falls (Svartfoss)
– Discover the Dynajandi Waterfalls in the West Fjords
– Marvel at the Dyrhólaey beach
– Go on a photo trip around Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
– Get wet at the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall
– Road trip down the famous Ring Road
– Visit Lake Myvatn’s Geothermal Area
– Explore an ice cave at the Vatnajökull glacier
– Go diving at the Silfra fissure

Ireland (6)

– Visit the Rock of Cashel
– Take an insane drone shot of the Moher Cliffs
– Explore the Dingle Peninsula
– Have a pint of Guinness in the oldest bar in the world -Sean’s bar at Athlone
– Visit the infamous Kilmainham Gaol prison in Dublin
– Check out the fantastic Long Room Library at Trinity College

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Italy (41)

Take a sunrise photo of the Colosseum in Rome
Take a sunset photo of the Tiber river in Rome
– Get lost in Rome’s historical center (UNESCO WHS)
– Get creeped out at Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts in Rome
– Pet some cats in Torre Argentina (Roman cat sanctuary)
– Throw a coin in the Trevi fountain, Rome
– Enjoy a sunset on the Pincio Hill, Rome
– Eat an orange in the Orange Gardens of Rome
– Look through the Aventine Keyhole, Rome
– Eat a lot of pizza in Naples
– Eat a lot of gelato
– Eat a lot of pasta ( yeah, I love Italian food)
– Ride a gondola in Venice (UNESCO WHS)
– Drink Spritz while watching the sunset over San Marco in Venice
– Get inside Doge’s Palace, Venice
– Get inside Basilica di San Marco, Venice
– Celebrate the Venetian Carnival
– Enjoy some modern art at Biennale, Venice
– Explore Peggy Guggenheim’s art collection, Venice
– Visit the Valley of the Temples, Agrigento (UNESCO WHS)
– Climb Mount Vesuvius, Naples
– Explore Pompei (UNESCO WHS)
– Take the iconic Cinque Terre photo (UNESCO WHS)
– Relax at Lake Como
– Explore the historic center of Florence (UNESCO WHS)
– Roam around the Uffizi Gallery, Florence
– Take a panoramic photo of Florence from Piazzale Michelangelo
Wander around the Red City of Bologna
– Climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa (UNESCO WHS)
– View Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in Milan (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a selfie with the Duomo in Milan
– See Juliet’s house in Verona
– Explore Verona’s old town (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Blue Grotto in Capri
– Wander around the magical town of Alberobello (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Amalfi Coast (UNESCO WHS)
– Have a photo trip around Sassi di Matera (UNESCO WHS)
– Marvel at Siena’s Cathedral
– Explore the incredible interior of Rocchetta Mattei
– Dive to The Sunken City of Baia
– Ride the Rhaetian Railway (UNESCO WHS)

Kosovo (2)

– Help the bears of the Bear Sanctuary in Prishtina
– Take a selfie with one of the world’s ugliest buildings – The National Library of Kosovo

Latvia (8)

– Explore Riga’s old town (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around the Seaside Open Air Museum in Ventspils
– Fly around in the wind tunnel of The Aerodium, Sigulda
– Spend a night at the Karosta Prison
– Go on the Zerglis zipline in Sigulda
– Experience Traditional Latvian Sauna
– Try Riga’s Black Ballsam Drink
– Taste the Karmus dessert

Liechtenstein (3)

– Check out Liechtenstein’s State Art Gallery – Kunstmuseum
– Visit the Red House in Vaduz
– Meet the falcons of Galina Falcon Center in Malbun

Lithuania (4)

– Explore Vilnius’ old town (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit St. Anne’s Church, Vilnius
– Marvel at the Siauliai Hill of Crosses
– Get a drone photo of the Trakai Island Castle

Luxembourg (3)

– Travel to the town of Vianden
– Explore the old quarter in Luxembourg City (UNESCO WHS)
– Pay a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxemburg City

Macedonia (3)

– Kick back at the Ohrid Lake
– Explore the city of Ohrid (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Bitola

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Malta (6)

– Wander around the old capital – Mdina
– Wander around the new capital – Valletta (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the ‘Three Cities’ of Cottonera
– Explore the Popeye Village
– Chill at the Upper Barrakka Gardens
– Swim in the Blue Hole, Gozo

Moldova (3)

– Wander around Chisinau
– Enjoy the amazing sites of Orheiul Vechi
– Visit Manastirea Curchi

Monaco (4)

– Wander around Le Rocher – the old town of Monaco
– Hit the slots at Monte Carlo Casino
– Watch a Formula One Monaco Grand Prix race
– Get some photos at Casino Square

Montenegro (6)

– Explore the historical Kotor’s old town (UNESCO WHS)
– Relax at Perast
– Wander around Budva
– Get a photo of Skadar Lake
– Go rafting at the Tara Canyon
– Hike around Durmitor National Park (UNESCO WHS)

Netherlands (14)

See the canals of Amsterdam (UNESCO WHS)
Get lost at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
– Enjoy prime art at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
– Get overwhelmed at the Museum of Fluorescent Art in Amsterdam
– Visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam
– Go back in time at Zaanse Schans
– Admire the tulips at Keukenhof – the Garden of Europe
– Explore the fishing village of Volendam
– Take some photos of the Marken village 
– Get a classic Dutch photo of the Windmills in Kinderdijk (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around the old city of Valkenburg
See the Cube houses in Rotherham
– Spend a night at Hotel Inntel in Zaandam
Try a spacecake
*Aruba (4)
– Kick-back at the Eagle’s beach
– Catch the sunset over Manchebo Beach
– Take a dip at Conchi’s Natural Pool
– Visit the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary
*Bonaire (3)
– Go diving at Bonaire National Marine Park
– Explore Washington Slagbaai National Park
– Wander around Klein Bonaire
*Curaçao (4)
– Explore Christoffel National Park
– Wander around the Otrobanda and Punda areas at Willemstad
– Have fun at the Curaçao Carnival
– Make the trip to Klein Curacao
*Saba (2)
– Go diving at Saba National Marine Park
– Climb Mt. Scenery
*Sint Eustatius (2)
– Go diving at St. Eustatius Marine Park
– Climb The Quill

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Norway (11)

– Wander around the old town of Bergen
– Take a photo from the top of Mount Floyen, Bergen
– Visit Fantoft Stave Church, Bergen
– Ride the Flam railway
– Go on a Cruise in the Tromso fjords
– Explore the Geirangerfjord region (UNESCO WHS)
– Travel along the Atlantic Ocean Road
– Take a photo at Trolltunga
– Sit on the scenic chair in Flydalsjuvet, Geiranger
– Hike around Romsdalseggen, Venjesdalen
– Run with wolves at the Polar Park near Bjerkvik

Poland (8)

– Explore the old town of Warsaw (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the old town of Krakow (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the old town of Gdansk
– Get sad at Auschwitz (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the sand dunes at the Słowiński National Park
– Go inside Wieliczka Salt Mine (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the Krakow Barbican
– Eat Pierogies

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Portugal (17)

Explore Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra (UNESCO WHS)
Roam around Pena National Palace in Sintra (UNESCO WHS)
Get some Harry Potter vibes at Livraria Lello, Porto
Visit Igreja de São Francisco, Porto
– Roam around the boulder village of Monsanto
Ride a wooden tram in Lisbon
Take a selfie with the Belém Tower, Lisbon (UNESCO WHS)
Walk around the Carmo Convent ruins in Lisbon
See the Monastery of the Hieronymites in Lisbon (UNESCO WHS)
Taste Pastel de Nata
– Get crept out by Portugal’s Chapel of Bones in Evora
– Take a photo of Capela do Senhor da Pedra, Arcozelo
– Explore the Azores
– Unwind in Madeira
– Visit the Convent of Christ in Tomar (UNESCO WHS)
– Be amazed by the Douro Valley (UNESCO WHS)
Explore the Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary in Braga

Romania (11)

– Visit Dracula’s Castle in Bran
– Explore the Corvin Castle near Hunedoara
– Be amazed by Pele’s castle in Sinaia
– See the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest
– Take a photo of the world’s largest administrative building – the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest
– Wander around the small town of Sighisoara (UNESCO WHS)
– Get dirty at the Mud Volcanoes in Buzău
– Meet the bears of the Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Brasov
– Explore the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina
– Make some awesome photos of the Bigar Waterfall in Caras-Severin

San Marino (3)

– Visit Rocca Guaita and Torre Cesta
– Get a souvenir from the street markets of Borgo Maggiore
– Wander around San Marino’s historic center (UNESCO WHS)

Serbia (4)

– Visit Belgrade’s Fortress – Kalemegdan
– Get some photos around Drvengrad
– Visit the Oplenac Church in Topola
– Get a drone photo of the Uvac Canyon

Slovakia (9)

– Get lost in the old town of Bratislava
– Enjoy the art of Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava
– Spend a night at Hotel Galéria Spirit in Bratislava
– Explore Demanovska Cave of Liberty
– Wander around the old town of Košice
– Watch an ice hockey match
– Hike around High Tatras Mountain
– Check out the Bojnice Castle
– Visit the ruins of Spis Castle (UNESCO WHS)

Slovenia (4)

– Explore Ljubljana’s old town
– Visit the Postojna Caves
– Hike around Triglav National Park
– Row to Lake Bled’s small island

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Spain (26)

Get a selfie with Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (UNESCO WHS)
Explore the wonderland of Casa Batllo, Barcelona (UNESCO WHS)
See the rooftops of Casa Milla and Palau Guel, Barcelona (UNESCO WHS)
Enjoy the Montserrat monastery near Barcelona
– Eat tapas
– See a Flamenco Show in Seville
Check out the BioPark in Valencia
– Wander around Valencia’s City of the Arts and Sciences
– Celebrate Las Fallas de Valencia (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Alhambra in Granada (UNESCO WHS)
Enjoy the art in Madrid’s golden triangle of art – Prado, Reina Sophia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza
– Marvel at the World’s Largest Cathedral in Seville (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore Toledo (UNESCO WHS)
– Walk Camino de Santiago
– Wander around the Mushroom Street in Alicante
– Chill out on the Canary Islands
– Take some pictures inside the incredible Mezquita de Cordoba (UNESCO WHS)
– Watch El Clasico at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
– Visit the club museum and get a Real Madrid jersey from the official store at Santiago Bernabeu
– Wander around Ciudad de Ronda
– Discover the old city of Santiago de Compostela (UNESCO WHS)
– Go back in time at the old town of Salamanca (UNESCO WHS)
– Educate myself at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
– Take a breathtaking photo of Seville’s Alcázar (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the pink waters of the Torrevieja lake
– Take part in a tomato fight during La Tomatina in Buñol

Sweden (10)

– Explore Stockholm’s old town
– Visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm
– Get lost at the Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the world’s oldest open-air museum – Skansen
– See the midnight sun in Kiruna
– Ride a dog sled in Kiruna
– Get hot at the Solar Egg sauna in Kiruna
– See the Aurora Borealis at Abisko national park
– Spend a night in the ice hotel at Jukkasjärvi
– Visit Sigtuna – the oldest town in Sweden

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Switzerland (16)

– Explore the old town of Zurich
– Explore the old town of Berne (UNESCO WHS)
– Have a bite at the scenic restaurant of Berggasthaus Aescher near Wasserauen
– Visit the Art Basel fair
– Wander around the Giger Museum in Gruyères
– Hike around Graubünden National Park
– Make some awesome photos at St.Ursanne
– Read a book at the Stiftsbibliothek library in the Abbey of St.Gallen (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a selfie with the Matterhorn mountain
– Walk across the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge in Randa
– Hike the Blumental Panorama Trail in Murren
– Ride the Brienz Rothorn Bahn scenic railway
– Kick back at Lauterbrunnen Village
– Check out the Aletsch glacier
– Eat some authentic Swiss Cheese
– Eat (a lot) authentic Swiss chocolate

Ukraine (8)

– Explore the old town of Lviv (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the abandoned city of Pripyat
– Get a top Instagram photo at the Tunnel of Love near Klevan
– Enjoy the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Kamianets-Podilskyi
– See the House with Chimaeras in Kiev
– Check out the open-air museum of Pyrohiv in Kiev
– Visit the Swallow’ Nest castle at Gaspra
– Dive down to the Underwater Museum at Cape Tarkhankut

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United Kingdom

*England (28)
– Get a selfie with Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London
– Walk across Tower Bridge in London
– Visit the Tower of London (UNESCO WHS)
– Ride inside a double-decker bus
– See the change of guards in front of the Buckingham Palace, London
– Check out Windsor Castle in Berkshire
– Feed the ducks in Hyde Park, London
– Take a selfie with the queen at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London
– Get lost in the Natural History Museum in London
– Explore the British Museum in London
– Enjoy some art at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
– Take an awesome photo of the St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
– Get a panoramic photo of London from the top of The Shard
– Mind the gap in the oldest subway in the world
– Wander around Soho, London
– Visit the Westminster Abbey, London (UNESCO WHS)
– Spot some of Banksy’s Graffitis
– See Stonehenge (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out Dover Castle
– Visit the University of Cambridge
– Walk along Hadrian’s Wall (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Canterbury Cathedral (UNESCO WHS)
– Marvel at Europe’s Biggest Gothic Cathedral – York Minster
– Take a photo of The Seven Sisters cliffs
– Wander around Liverpool’s historical areas (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Jurassic Coast (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit William Shakespeare’s Home at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
– Watch a Premier League football game
*Scotland (9)
– Wander around Edinburgh’s old town (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Edinburgh Castle
– Have some fun at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh
– Search for Nessie at the Loch Ness lake
– Explore the Isle of Skye
– Visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
– Take a selfie with a fuzzy highland cow
– Discover Fingal’s Cave at the Isle of Staffa
– Take a train photo of the Glenfinnan Viaduct aka the Harry Potter bridge
*Northern Ireland (5)
– Enjoy the Giant’s Causeway at sunset (UNESCO WHS)
– Cross the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge
– Get a kickass photo of The Dark Hedges in Stranocum
– Do a pub crawl in Belfast
– Explore the Dunluce Castle
*Wales (5)
– Hike around Snowdonia National Park
– Visit the Caernarfon Castle (UNESCO WHS)
– Get some Italian vibes in the unique village of Portmeirion
– Meet the owls of The Secret Owl Garden in Haverfordwest
– Witness World’s Bog Snorkelling Championship at Llanwrtyd
*Anguilla (2)
– Take a drone photo of Sandy Island
– Relax at Shoal Bay
*Bermuda (3)
– Explore the Crystal & Fantasy Caves
– Enjoy a sunset at Horseshoe Bay Beach
– Wander around the Historic Town of St.George (UNESCO WHS)
* The British Virgin Islands (5)
– Take a bath in The Baths
– Explore Anegada Island
– Go Snorkeling at Smuggler’s Cove
– Kick back at the sands of White Bay
– Go diving at the Rhone National Maritime Park
*The Cayman Islands (4)
– Wonder at the rocks of Hell
– Dive down to the Kittiwake Shipwreck
– Go diving at Bloody Bay Marine Reserve
– Learn more about turtles at the Cayman Turtle Centre
* The Falkland Islands (3)
– Spot some penguins at Bluff Cove Lagoon and Volunteer Point
– Explore Sea Lion Island
– Wander the Capital of Stanley
*Gibraltar (1)
– Climb the Rock of Gibraltar and meet the monkeys who live there
*Montserrat (3)
– Go diving between Redonda and the reefs
– Visit the Montserrat Volcano Observatory
– Explore Plymouth – The Pompeii of the Caribbean
* The Pitcairn Islands (3)
– Dive to the wrecks of the HMS Bounty and the SS Corn Wallis
– Swim in St. Paul’s Pool
– Take a drone shot of the Ducie Island
*Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (2)
– Go down the Jacob’s Ladder
– See Napoleon’s Tomb
*Tristan da Cunha (1)
– Explore the island of Tristan da Cunha
*South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (1)
– Eat a sandwich while watching penguins at The South Sandwich Islands
* The Turks and Caicos Islands (4)
– Kick-back on Grace Bay and Half Moon Bay
– Admire the natural beauty of Chalk Sound
– Go diving at Columbus Landfall National Park
– Explore Middle Caicos
*Guernsey (2)
– See The Little Chapel in Lex Vauxbelets
– Relax at Shell Beach
* The Isle of Man (2)
– Visit the Peel Castle
– Ride a steam train to Port Erin
*Jersey (2)
– Visit the Elizabeth Castle
– Watch the sunset at La Corbiere

Vatican City (4)

– See the pope
– Get blown away by the Sistine Chapel
– Get to the top of St. Peters Basilica
– Get lost at the Vatican Museums

Bucket List Ideas in North America

With its 51 travel bucket list ideas, the United States clearly dominates here. Anyone surprised? 
Not really a surprise since the US are basically 50 different countries. Completing all the bucket list ideas there would probably take me a year, but I’m sure it’ll be a hell of a fun year.

Other noticeable places are Mexico and Cuba, both of them having very unique customs and folklore ( before you ask – yes, the burritos and the rum are also something I’m looking forward too) thus urging me to explore the bucket list ideas there as soon as possible.

Antigua and Barbuda (5)

– Kick back at the Half Moon Bay in Antigua
– Take a walk on Barbuda’s 17 Mile Beach
– Catch the sunset on the Shirley Heights, Antigua
– See the birds of the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, Barbuda
– Make a postcard photo of the Valley Church Beach, Antigua

Bahamas (5)

– Swim with the swimming pigs of Major Cay
– Meet the nurse sharks of Compass Cay
– Dive to The Musician Statue
– Enjoy the pink sands of the Pink Sands Beach
– Explore the old pirate town of Nassau

Barbados (3)

– Take a photo of the Bathsheba Beach
– Explore the historic Bridgetown (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Hunte’s Gardens

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Belize (7)

– Tour the most sacred cave in the world – Actun Tunichil Muknal
– Explore the Xunantunich Ruins
– Go diving at The Great Blue Hole
– Go diving at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve
– Spot some jaguars at Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Preserve
– Take a drone photo of the Laughingbird Caye National Park
– See how ethical the Shark Ray Alley is

Canada (12)

– Marvel at the Niagara Falls
– Spot a polar bear in Churchill – Manitoba
– Go Beluga-watching in Nunavut
– Watch an NHL game
– See a moose
– Wander around Banff National Park in Alberta
– See the dinosaurs in the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta
– Explore Old Quebec (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral in Quebec
– Visit Dawson City in Yukon -the home of the Klondike gold rush
– Spend the night at the Free Spirit Spheres in Qualicum, British Columbia
– Read a book at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto

Costa Rica (10)

– Explore Arenal Volcano National Park
– Discover the unique wildlife of Corcovado
– Kick back at the Manuel Antonio National Park
– Hike through the rainforests of Bajos del Toro
– Take a dip into La Fortuna Waterfall in the Alajuela Province
– Go turtle spotting at the shores of Tortuguero
– Enjoy the jungle of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve
– Take some photos of the largest waterfall in Costa Rica at Catarata Del Toro
– Go on a chocolate farm tour
– Visit the Sloth Sanctuary at the Limon Province

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Cuba (12)

– Explore the Old Havana (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara
– Check out Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca near Santiago de Cuba (UNESCO WHS)
– Relax at the beaches of Varadero
– Wander around the town of Trinidad (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the city of 29 rivers – Baracoa
– Smoke a Cuban cigar
– Drink an original Cuban Mojito
– Enjoy the natural diversity of Peninsula de Zapata
– Dance Salsa
– Go diving at Cayo Coco
– Try the local Cuban rum

Dominica (4)

– Go whale watching at the west coast
– Explore the capital of Roseau
– Visit Kalinago Territory and meet Dominica’s indigenous people – the Caribs
– Hike around Morne Trois Pitons National Park and check out the boiling lake (UNESCO WHS)

Dominican Republic (6)

– Explore the historic heart of Santo Domingo (UNESCO WHS)
– Unwind at Punta Cana
– Snap a postcard-worthy photo at Costa del Coco
– Wander around Los Haitises National Park
– Go off-the-beaten-track to Lake Enriquillo
– Take a dip in Hoyo Azul

El Salvador (3)

– Hike the Santa Ana Volcano
– Explore Joya de Ceren (UNESCO WHS)
– Catch the sunset at El Tunco Beach

Grenada (7)

– Check out the longest continuously running rum distillery in the Caribbean region – River Antoine Rum Distillery
– Kick back at Grand Anse Beach
– Explore the Sandy Island
– Wander around the historic St.George’s
– Dive to the underwater sculptures at St.George’s
– Get stranded on the tiny Mopion island

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Guatemala (6)

– Explore Tikal National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Colonial Antigua (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Lake Atitlan area
– Hike Pacaya Volcano
– Survive the country’s most active volcano – Santiaguito Volcano
– Take a dip in the natural pools of Semuc Champey

Haiti (3)

– Check out La Citadelle la Ferriere
– Take a dip at the Bassin Bleu in Jacmel
– Visit the Atis Rezistans Museum at Port-Au Prince

Honduras (6)

– Dive to the Bay Island’s Underwater Museum
– Explore the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO WHS)
– Kick back at the Cayos Cochinos archipelago
– Explore the Copan Ruins (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Pico Bonito National Park
– Check out world’s cheapest diving at Roatan

Jamaica (5)

– Get a beer at the Pelican Bar – the bar in the middle of the ocean
– Try Jamaican Bobsledding at the Mystic Mountain
– See the crocodiles of Black River
– Take a dip in the Blue Hole at Ocho Rios
– Swim in the glowing waters of the Luminous Lagoon In Falmouth

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Mexico (17)

– Visit the Teotihuacan Pyramids (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Mayan ruins in Tulum
– Go diving at Cozumel
– Explore the Chichen Itza Archeological site in Yucatán (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out Mérida, the white city of Yucatán
– Witness the Monarch Butterfly migration
– Ride the ‘El Chepe’ train into Copper Canyon
– Wander around Mexico City’s historical center (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the home of Fridha Khalo – The Blue House, Mexico City
– See Palacio Nacional in Mexico City
– Enjoy the art of Museo De Arte Moderno in Mexico City
– Watch a Lucha Libre Match in Mexico City
– Have a walk around the creepy Island of the Dolls in Mexico City
– Kick back in Cancun
– Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Oaxaca
– Relax at the Hidden Beach of Islas Marietas
– Drink authentic Mexican tequila
– Eat an authentic Mexican burrito

Nicaragua (7)

– Wander around Granada
– Explore the Ometepe Island
– Go volcano boarding on the Cerro Negro volcano
– Kick back at the Corn Islands
– Go surfing at San Juan del Sur
– Spot an Olive Ridley turtle at the La Flor wildlife refuge reserve
– Look into the crater of the Masaya volcano

Panama (8)

– See the Panama Canal
– Check the panoramic views on top of Ancon Hill
– Explore the town of Boquete
– Chill out at Bocas Del Toro
– Wander around Panama City’s historical district – Casco Viejo (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the local art at Karavan Gallery in Panama City
– Go diving at Coiba Island National Park
– Visit the Pearl Islands

Saint Kitts and Nevis (5)

– Ride the scenic sugar train
– Check out the fortress on Brimstone Hill (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Old Road town
– Kick back at Pinney’s Beach
– Climb the Mount Liamuiga volcano

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Saint Lucia (5)

– Get a scenic photo of the two Piton mounts (UNESCO WHS)
– Go diving at in Anse Chastanet Marine National Park
– Escape the crowds at Vigie Beach
– Explore the village of Soufrière
– Hike the Tet Paul Nature Trail

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (3)

– Go diving in the Tobago Cays
– Explore Kingstown
– Feel like in paradise at Petit St. Vincent

Trinidad and Tobago (6)

– Kick back at Pigeon Point Beach
– Take a dip at the Nylon Pool
– Hike the Paria Bay and Waterfall
– Go turtle watching at the Grande Rivière
– Visit Yerette’s Hummingbird Sanctuary
– Check out Corbin Local Wildlife Park

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United States (51)

– Marvel at The Grand Canyon, Arizona (UNESCO WHS)
– Get some outwardly photos at Antelope Canyon, Arizona
– Wander around the Monument Valley, Arizona
– Explore Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (UNESCO WHS)
– See the beauty of the Rocky Mountains in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
– Spot a grizzly bear in Alaska
– Ride the scenic White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, Alaska
– Go on a flightseeing tour over Alaska
– Take a selfie with the statue of Liberty in New York (UNESCO WHS)
– Eat a hot dog in Central Park, New York
– Climb to the top of the Empire State Building, New York
– Visit the Museum of Modern Art in New York
– Check out The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
– See the T-Rex in the American Museum of Natural History in New York
– Catch a Broadway Show in New York City 
– Check out Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
– Watch an NBA game
– Watch an NFL game
– Watch a Boston Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
– Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusetts
– See the world’s biggest outdoor rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyoming
– Take a road trip down Route 66
– Walk over Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in LA, California
– Go hiking at Yosemite National Park, California (UNESCO WHS)
– Take a tram photo in San Francisco, California
– Walk across Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
– Catch the sunset on Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach, LA, California
– Read a book at The Last Bookstore in LA, California
– Spend a night on the Queen Mary ship, Long Beach, California
– Get a photo of the strange Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa in Inyo, California 
– Hug a giant sequoia tree in Redwood National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Kick back at Maui, Hawaii
– Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Celebrate the Floating Lantern Festival in Hawaii
– Explore the Smithsonian in Washington
– Tour the White House in Washington DC
– Test my fear of heights on Willis Tower Glass Platform in Chicago, Illinois
– Check out the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
– Meet the dinosaurs of The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois
– Enjoy the Southern charm of Charleston
– Catch some tan at the iconic Miami Beach, Florida
– Have fun in Disney World, Florida
– Take a boat ride in the Everglades, Florida
– Eat Buffalo wings in Buffalo
– Play Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada
– Go to Nevada’s Burning Man
– Hike around Zion National Park in Utah
– Be charmed by New England’s autumn foliage
– Enjoy the art in The Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas
– Celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana‎
– Visit all 50 states
*American Samoa (3)
– Explore the National Park of American Samoa in Pago Pago
– Hike to the top of Mount Alava, Pago Pago
– Kick back at Ofu Beach
*Guam (3)
– Catch the sunset at the Two Lovers Point
– Relax at Coco Palm Garden Beach
– Check out the green sand on Tolofofo Beach
*Northern Mariana Islands (3)
– Go diving at Grotto, Saipan
– Enjoy the beaches of Managaha Island, Saipan
– Trek around the Forbidden Island
*Puerto Rico(4)
– Explore the old San Juan (UNESCO WHS)
– Go diving in Culebra
– Enjoy the Bioluminescent Bay on Vieques Island
– Find out which beach is better – the Red Beach or the Blue Beach, Vieques Island
*U.S. Virgin Islands (4)
– Explore Blackbeard’s Castle
– Go camping at Cinnamon Bay
– Go diving at the Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge
– Kick back at Trunk Bay

Bucket List Ideas in South America

South America has only 118 travel bucket list ideas, but considering the fact, there are only 12 countries there, the number is not that bad. Brazil (19) and Peru (19) are the leaders here, having not only the most bucket list ideas but also some of the most famous ones like the Carnival in Rio and Machu Picchu.

The bucket list ideas I’m most eager to do here are the remote and extremely unique Easter Island in Chile and the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador (what can I say, I’m a sucker for wildlife).

Argentina (11)

– Wander around Buenos Aires
– Explore the colorful neighborhood of La Boca in Buenos Aires
– Get a book from El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires
– Learn Tango
– Try authentic Argentinian barbecue
– Visit the Glacier National Park in Patagonia (UNESCO WHS)
– Enjoy the views of the Iguazu Falls (UNESCO WHS)
– Meet the penguins of Punta Tombo
– Marvel at the Quebrada de Humahuaca mountain in the villages of Salta and Jujuy (UNESCO WHS)
– See Castillo de Naveira in Lujan
– Visit the city at the end of the world – Ushuaia

Bolivia (9)

– Marvel at the unearthly landscape of the Salar de Uyuni salt lake
– Catch the sunset at Valle de la Luna
– Spot the rare flamingos of Laguna Colorada
– Explore Lake Titicaca
– Stargaze on Isla del Sol
– Get some awesome photos at the Great Train Graveyard on the outskirts of Uyuni
– Ride the highest cable car system in the world – Mi Teleferico in La Paz
– Get a souvenir from the Witches market in La Paz
– Wander around the historic city of Sucre (UNESCO WHS)

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Brazil (19)

– Catch some tan at Copacabana, Rio
– Celebrate the carnival of Rio
– Get a selfie with Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio
– Visit the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio
– Enjoy some urban art at the Escadaria Selaron mosaic steps in Rio
– Read a book in The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading in Rio
– Sail over the Amazon River
– Visit a tribe in the Amazon Rainforest
– Spend the night in the Ariau Towers Hotel in the Amazon
– Explore the colorful Ouro Preto (UNESCO WHS)
– Be amazed by the azure waters of Gruta do Lago Azul near Bonito
– Check out the Cathedral of Brasília
– Go diving at the Fernando de Noronha islands
– Explore Serra da Capivara National Park
– See the Glowing Termite Mounds of Emas National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Spot a jaguar in the Pantanal
– Wander around the Upper town of Salvador
– Check out Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
– Visit the largest open-air contemporary art center in South America – Inhotim

Chile (9)

– Stargaze in San Pedro de Atacama
– Spot alpacas in the Atacama Desert
– Take a drone photo of the giant hand in the Atacama Desert – Mano del Desierto
– Wander around the Valle de la Luna in the Atacama Desert
– Take a selfie with the giant heads on the Easter Island (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around the old town of Santiago
– Hike the W in Torres del Paine in Patagonia
– Take a road trip down Ruta 5
– Spend a night in the Montana Magica Lodge at Panguipulli

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Colombia (14)

– Explore the old city of Cartagena (UNESCO WHS)
– Have a mud bath at the Totumo Volcano near Cartagena
– Wander around Medellín
– Find the Lost City (Ciudad de Perdida)
– Kick back at the islands of the Rosario Archipelago
– Go paragliding at the Chicamocha Canyon
– See the salt cathedral of Zipaquira
– Get to the top of Piedra Peñol and enjoy the panoramic views
– Go diving in San Andrés and Providencia
– Visit Las Lajas Sanctuary near Narino
– Explore the colorful little town of Guatapé
– Hike around Tayrona National Park
– Take a photo of the river that runs away from paradise – Caño Cristales
– Stay at Casa Elemento in Minca

Ecuador (10)

– Be amazed by the incredible the Galapagos Islands (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore Yasuni National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around Mindo Cloud Forest
– Walk over the Equator Line at the Intinan museum in Quito
– Explore the historical center of Cuenca (UNESCO WHS)
– Have a beach rest in Montañita
– Spot an anaconda in the Ecuadorian Amazon
– Walk Around Quilotoa Lagoon
– Rice the scenic Devil’s Nose Train
– Go swing at the End of the World in Banos

Guyana (6)

– Explore the capital of Georgetown
– Marvel at the Kaieteur Falls
– Walk the walk the Iwokrama walkway over the Iwokrama Rainforest canopy
– Spot some of Guyana’s savannah wildlife near the village of Annai
– Visit Rewa Eco-Lodge
– Spot a black caiman at the Karanambu Lodge

Paraguay (5)

– See the Jesus and Trinidad Jesuit Ruins near Obligado (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the Yerba Mate tea plantations in the Bella Vista area
– Visit Cerro Cora National Park
– Explore the Paraguayan wildlife in Gran Chaco
– Wander around Ybycuí National Park

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Peru (19)

– Trek the Inca Trail and take a selfie with Machu Picchu (UNESCO WHS)
– Explore the wildlife of Manú National Reserve (UNESCO WHS)
– Check out the Cusco Cathedral (UNESCO WHS)
– Wander around the Secret Valley near Cusco
– Spot some more wildlife at the Iquitos – Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
– Stroll around Lima’s Historical Center (UNESCO WHS)
– See the Monastery of San Francisco and its catacombs in Lima
– Get lost at the Museo de la Nacion in Lima
– Visit the Torre Tagle Palace in Lima
– Get a drone photo of the archeological site of Moray
– Take a flight to see the mysterious Nazca Lines (UNESCO WHS)
– Relax at the Huacachina Oasis
– Be amazed by the Colca Canyon
– See the Boiling River at the Peruvian Amazon
– Hike the Rainbow Mountains in Ausangate
– Check out the Maras Salt Mines
– Pay a visit to the knitting men of the Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca (UNESCO WHS)
– Get a Lama sweater!
– Try  coca tea


Suriname (6)

– Explore the historic center of Paramaribo
– See the Suriname Mosque in Paramaribo
– Check out the Arya Dewaker Hindu temple in Paramaribo
– Wander around Galibi Coppename Nature Reserve
– Visit Brownsberg Nature Park
– See the wildlife of the Central Suriname Nature Reserve (UNESCO WHS)

Uruguay (3)

– Explore Colonia’s old town (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the wildest place in the country – Cabo Polonio
– Check out Museo – Taller de Casapueblo in Punta Ballena

Venezuela (7)

– Hike Mount Roraima
– See the never-ending Catatumbo thunderstorm over Lake Maracaibo.
– Marvel at the Angel Falls
– Take a dip into the turquoise waters of Los Roques Archipelago
– Go diving at the Morrocoy National Park
– Explore the sands of Medanos de Coro National Park
– Try one of the 860 different flavors of ice cream at the Heladeria Coromoto in Merida

Bucket List Ideas in Oceania

Oceania has the least travel bucket list ideas (93)  out there (besides Antarctica), but I don’t think the area is boring. The most bucket list ideas are concentrated in Australia (21) and New Zealand (13) with the other countries (that are mostly small islands) having only a few. I believe the problem is that most of those islands have not been fully explored and there are plenty bucket list ideas in Oceania waiting to be found.

With the unique Australian wildlife, the indigenous tribes in Papua and the hundreds of white sand tropical beaches, I believe I would have tons of fun completing my Oceania travel bucket list !

Australia (21)

– Take a selfie with the Sydney Opera House (UNESCO WHS)
– Go diving at the Great Barrier Reef (UNESCO WHS)
– Feed a Kangaroo at the Kangaroo Island!
– Be amazed by Uluru (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Cape Pillar Sea Cliffs in Tasmania
– Spot a Tasmanian Devil in Tasmania (UNESCO WHS)
– Get a photo of a platypus at Eungella National Park
– Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Queensland
– Explore the world’s oldest rainforest – The Daintree Rainforest
– Road trip The Great Ocean Road
– Get some photos of the pink waters of Lake Hiller at the Middle Island
– Unwind at the Sunshine Coast
– Wander around the Twelve Apostles Marine National Park
– Kick back at the Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island
– Explore the largest sand island in the world – The Fraser Island (UNESCO WHS)
– Swim with Sharks at Shark Bay (UNESCO WHS)
– Ride the Kuranda Scenic Railway
– Meet Aboriginals at Arnhem Land
– Spot wild dolphins at Monkey Mia
– Have a dip in the Gippsland bioluminescent Lakes at Raymond Island
– Take a photo of the Glowworm Tunnel in Helensburgh

Fiji (8)

– Explore the rainforests of Bouma National Heritage Park
– Go diving at the Coral Coast
– Unwind at the Kadavu Island
– Visit the Kula Eco Park
– Hike the Lavena Coastal Walk
– Chill out at the Natadola Beach
– Learn to surf at Nadi
– Dive with sharks at Beqa Lagoon

Kiribati (3)

– Explore the island of Tarawa
– Visit the stunning island of Maraei
– Go diving at the Christmas Islands

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Marshall Islands (4)

– Go Diving at the Kalalin Pass
– Go Diving at the Bikini Atoll (UNESCO WHS)
– Visit the Bravo Crater
– Explore the Arno Atoll

Micronesia (3)

– Dive to the Ghost Fleet of Truk Lagoon
– Visit the Kepirohi Waterfall
– Unwind at the Pakin Atoll

Nauru (3)

– Chill out at the Anibore Bay
– See the Japanese WW2 guns scattered around the island
– Brag about visiting the world’s least visited country

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New Zealand (13)

– Eat a second breakfast at the Hobbiton movie set
– Explore the glowing caves of Waitomo
– Learn more about the history of New Zealand in Waitangi
– Do the Sky Tower’s sky jump at Auckland
– Unwind at the hot springs of Rotorua
– Go bungee jumping in Queenstown
– Chill out at the Onsen Hot Pools near Queenstown
– Explore the Tamaki Maori village
– Discover the wilderness of Fiordland
– Visit Mount Doom in Tongariro National Park (UNESCO WHS)
– Go kiwi spotting on Stewart Island
– Take a photo of “That Wanaka Tree.”
– Check out the Moeraki Boulders

Palau (6)

– Swim with the stingless jellyfish of the Jellyfish lake
– Dive with mantas at the German Channel
– Have a flight over the islands
– Swim in the Milky Way Lagoon
– Marvel at the Rock Islands Southern Lagoon (UNESCO WHS)
– Get wet at the Ngardmau Falls

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Papua New Guinea (9)

– Explore the island of Rabaul
– Meet the many different tribes of Papua
– Explore the Tufi area
– Go diving at the Louisiade Archipelago
– Visit Port Moresby Nature Park
– See Mount Tavurvur in Rabaul
– Unwind at the Kitava Island
– Dive to some WWII aircraft wrecks
-Attend the Sing Sing festival

Samoa (7)

– Take a dip into To Sua Ocean Trench
– Go for a swim at the Togitogiga Waterfall
– Go diving at the Apolima Island
– Visit the Satoalepai Turtle Sanctuary on Savai’i
– Explore the lava fields of Savai’i
– Sleep in a Fale on the Beach
– Get a Samoan tattoo

Solomon Islands (3)

– Go diving at Bonegi I and II
– Visit the Rennell Island and explore the largest raised coral reef in the world at Lake Tegano (UNESCO WHS)
– Unwind on the Kennedy Island

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Tonga (4)

– Swim with wales at Vava’u
– Kick back on the Ha’atafu Beach at Tongapatu
– See the famous Mapu’a ‘a Vaea Blowholes at Tongatapu
– Swim with Humpback Whales

Tuvalu (2)

– Explore Tuvalu’s small and uninhabited islands
– Go diving at Funafuti Conservation Area

Vanuatu (7)

– Swim at the Matevulu Blue Hole in Espiritu Santo
– Unwind at Lonnoc Beach, Espiritu Santo
– See the Land Divers of Pentecost
– Go wreck diving at the SS President Coolidge
– Visit the Yakel tribe village at Tanna Island
– Climb the active volcano – Mount Yasur, Tanna
– Sent a postcard from Vanuatu’s underwater post office at Efate

Bucket List Ideas in Antarctica

The 7th continent may have only nine bucket list ideas but it’s my biggest travel dream and goal. It’s the hardest one to explore. It’s incredibly expensive and unimaginably cold (and i really really hate cold ) but still… no other place on earth can rival the incredible raw wilderness Antarctica offers.

I firmly believe that one day when I complete all my travel bucket list, the Antarctica memories would be among my very best.

Antarctica (9)

– Do the arctic plunge in Deception Bay
– Explore Deception Island
– Learn more about penguins by observing their daily life
– See the Lemaire Channel
– Spend the night camping in the ice
– Enjoy a zodiac boat cruising
– Visit a research station
– Be amazed by the Blood Falls
– Witness the million King Penguins gathering at the South Georgia Island

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I hope you find what you were looking for and my travel bucket list ideas made you feel at least a teeny tiny little bit more inspired.

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Don’t forget, this list is never complete and is always a work in progress. Every suggestion is appreciated!


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From an early age, all that Slavi ever wanted was to see everything and be everywhere. Today he circles the globe, chasing an impossible bucket list of 1700+ ideas in all 196 countries, exposing ( aka getting caught in) various tourist traps and eating unhealthy amounts of pizza, in the process.

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