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My ultimate world travel bucket list: best places to visit in a lifetime

posted by Liza 23rd December 2018 4 Comments
My ultimate travel bucket list
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Last updated on December 9th, 2019

Hey guys, I know you have been curious which places are actually on my ultimate world travel bucket list. What are the best places for me to visit in…a lifetime! You could easily ask me: how come I had this blog for almost 3 years and I still haven’t written about the places I want to visit. Well, it’s actually not that easy. 

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When I started blogging, I felt like there is so much I didn’t know yet. There were so many places that I have never heard of! So I started reading other travel blogs. My absolute favourite platform for discovering amazing content and especially blog post is actually Pinterest. I was looking for great places, adding them to my list, until I had enough places to create this ultimate world travel bucket list of places I’d like to see in a lifetime. This isn’t a full list, I’m sure, I’ll be encountering new places and will be adding them to the list.

What I will also do is: I will also add the dates of visiting the place and possibly a blog post about this place once I manage to visit them (if I do – but let’s hope for the best). So this post would be 2-in-1: a post for you, where you can discover new amazing places and a list & travel diary for me. I already have a post about my European Bucket list (feel free to check it out HERE, but it’s nowhere as big and detailed as this post).

Disclaimer: you won’t see that many places in Europe because I pretty much visited all the counties in Europe. In total (as of December 2018, I’ve been to 70 countries). As of June 2019, I’ve been to 81 countries.

Are you ready for my ultimate world travel bucket list – the top destinations to visit in a lifetime? Let’s get started! (I won’t be putting images for all of these destinations, otherwise, this post would be at least 300 pages for sure).

My North America Bucket list:

USA (there are so many places I want to visit in the USA, that I even separated it in a different category)

  1. Grand Canyon National Park
  2. Yosemite National Park
  3. Yellowstone National Park
  4. Glacier National Park
  5. Zion National Park
  6. Death Valley National Park
  7. Sequoia National Park
  8. Horseshoe Bend 
  9. Antilope Canyon
  10. The Wave in Arizona
  11. Take a helicopter ride in Hawaii
  12. Hiking a bit of PCT (Pacific Crest Trail)
  13. Celebrate something in Las Vegas
  14. Visit the most Instagrammable places in Los Angeles
  15. Road trip using route 66
  16. Fly above NYC in a helicopter
  17. Walk around San Francisco 
  18. Take a train ride in Alaska

Rest of North America:

  1. Visit Jasper National Park 
  2. Visit Banff National Park 
  3. Visit Vancouver, Canada
  4. Stay in a castle in Montreal, Canada
  5. Observe sharks in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico 
  6. Get inside the ice cave in Chiapas, Mexico
  7. Drive from Mexico to Guatemala and visit Tikal

Central America Bucket List: 

  1. Visit the Costa Rica Sloth Sanctuary
  2. See Toucans in Costa Rica
  3. Stop by in Belize and visit the coral reef
  4. Scuba dive in Roatan, Honduras
  5. Visit Nicaragua
  6. Visit Galapagos islands

Caribbean bucket list:

  1. Take a cruise from Puerto Rico (Done Feb 2019)
  2. Take a picture with the flamingo in Aruba
  3. Swim with the pics & sharks in the Bahamas
  4. Have a ride in a pink car & try rum in Cuba
  5. Stay in a 5* resort in the Dominican Republic
  6. Take a gorgeous drone shot of St. Lucia

My South America Bucket List:

  1. Pet a llama in Machu Picchu, Peru
  2. Visit the lake Titicaca in Peru
  3. Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Argentina + Chile
  4. Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
  5. Try a steak in Buenos Aires
  6. Fall in love with Iguazu Falls, Argentina
  7. Take a photo at the Salt Lake (Salar de Uyuni) in Bolivia 
  8. Visit the Carnival in Rio, Brazil
  9. Visit Salvador in Brazil
  10. Swing at the end of the world in Baños, Equador
  11. Visit the Galapagos Islands, Equador
  12. Admire the Kaieteur Falls in Guyana
  13. Take a look at Valparaiso from above, Chile
  14. Visit beautiful Montevideo, Uruguay 
  15. Visit Venezuela (preferably a beach)
  16. Take some colourful shots in Cartagena, Colombia
  17. Visit Medellin, Colombia
  18. Take a cruise to Antarctica
  19. Visit Paraguay
  20. Visit all the countries in South America

Africa bucket list 

  1. Climb the Mountain Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
  2. Visit Kruger National Park in South Africa
  3. Take a photo in Cape Town, South Africa
  4. Stay in Giraffe Manor in Kenya
  5. Swim in Zanzibar
  6. Listen to music in Cape Verde
  7. Drive through Namibia
  8. Visit Chefchaouen in Morocco
  9. Explore Fes, Morocco
  10. Meet the sunrise looking at the Giza Pyramids in Egypt
  11. Take a Nile Cruise to Luxor in Egypt
  12. Admire the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe 
  13. Walk through the avenue of Baobabs in Madagascar 
  14. Visit the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
  15. Explore Mauritius
  16. Visit the Hoggar Mountains in Algeria
  17. Stay at the Praslin Island in Seychelles Done (12/2018)
  18. Visit the Simien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia
  19. Take a photo of the Table Mountain in South Africa
  20. Watch the stars in the Makhadikgadi National Park in Botswana
  21. Visit the beaches of Malawi
  22. Visit the Church of Saint George in Ethiopia
  23. Admire the Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique
  24. Visit the Bwindi Forest in Uganda

Europe bucket list

  1. Hike in Madeira, Portugal
  2. Stay in an igloo in Finland
  3. Take a Fjord cruise in Norway
  4. Visit Trolltunga in Norway
  5. Do a road trip through Iceland
  6. Hike the Dolomites & reach the lago di Sorapis, Italy
  7. Visit the Cinque Terre, Italy (Done, July 2019)
  8. Take an Italian wine tour
  9. Stay in a villa in Tuscany (Done, July 2019)
  10. Stay in Positano, Italy
  11. Explore Sicily, Italy
  12. Hire a yacht in Capri, Italy
  13. Taste local food in Sardegna, Italy
  14. Explore Italian Riviera and visit Genoa
  15. Visit Bordeaux, France (Done, Feb 2019)
  16. Visit Disneyland in Paris
  17. Take a road trip around Provence, France
  18. Visit Colmar, France (Done, May 2019)
  19. Visit Le Mont St Michel in France
  20. See a sunset in Santorini
  21. Take an island cruise in Greece
  22. Visit Krakow, Poland
  23. Visit Zakopane in Poland
  24. Visit Odessa, Ukraine
  25. Visit Kyev, Ukraine
  26. Take a short part of the hike of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  27. Party in Ibiza, Spain
  28. Attend Tomorrowland in Belgium
  29. Visit Ghent, Belgium
  30. Stay in a cute village in the Netherlands
  31. Visit Keukenhof in the Netherlands
  32. Hike in Switzerland
  33. Visit Shetland, the UK
  34. Visit the Outer Hebrides, Scotland
  35. Attend Octoberfest in Germany (Done 09, 2018)
  36. Visit the Eltz Castle in Germany (Done, 05, 2019)
  37. Visit the public baths in Budapest, Hungary 
  38. Visit Northern Ireland
  39. Admire the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
  40. Visit Kosovo
  41. Visit Lagos de Tristaina in Andorra
  42. Take a photo in Azerbaijan
  43. Stay in the Rooms Hotel in Kazbegi, Georgia
  44. Visit Pamukkale in Turkey

Middle East travel bucket list:

  1. Stay in Wadi Rum, Jordan
  2. Explore Petra, Jordan (Done 04, 2019)
  3. Try local food in Lebanon (Done 04, 2019)
  4. Visit Saudi Arabia
  5. Stay in a luxury hotel in Dubai
  6. Explore Qatar during a stopover (Done 04 2019)
  7. Stay in a resort in Oman Done (04, 2019)

My ultimate Asia bucket list

  1. Visit my father’s home town – Kentau, Kazakhstan
  2. Visit Almaty, Kazakhstan
  3. Ride horses in Mongolia
  4. Try plov in Uzbekistan
  5. Visit Son Kul in Kyrgyzstan
  6. Visit Tajikistan 
  7. Do a short trek in Nepal
  8. Visit Tiger’s Nest in Bhutan (Done, 11, 2019)
  9. Take a Ha Long Bay cruise in Vietnam
  10. Try Pho in Vietnam
  11. See the panorama of Taipei, Taiwan
  12. Do island hopping in Philippines
  13. See the sunrise with the balloons in Myanmar
  14. Visit Chiang May in Thailand
  15. Visit Langkawi or Penang in Malaysia
  16. Visit Gili in Indonesia
  17. Visit Java in Indonesia
  18. Visit a sky bar in Shanghai
  19. See the forbidden city in Beijing
  20. Visit the Great Wall in China
  21. Visit Xi-An, China
  22. Visit North Korea
  23. Visit the poop-themed park in Seoul, South Korea
  24. Visit the animal cafe in Seoul, South Korea
  25. See bears in Kamchatka, Russia
  26. Go to lake Baikal in early March, Russia
  27. Try seafood in Vladivostok, Russia

Australia and Oceania bucket list

  1. Stay in a water villa in Bora Bora
  2. Take a photo at the Easter Island
  3. Visit New Zealand
  4. Visit Melbourne, Australia
  5. See the Great Barrier Reef
  6. Visit the Cook Islands
  7. Take a cruise to Vanuatu

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