151 Inspirational Ideas for your Best Travel Bucket List

As travel starts up again after the pandemic we are all realising it is even more important to do those big bucket list things sooner rather than later. Covid has been a reminder that travel is not something that is a given. To get you started take a look at these ideas for your travel bucket list

101 Worldwide Travel Bucket List Ideas

Bucket list
  1. Catch a glimpse of Mount Everest
  2. See the penguins in Antarctica
  3. Walk the Camino de Santiago
  4. Relax in the thermal baths in Budapest
  5. See the artwork on the remaining section of the Berlin Wall
  6. Take an iconic train journey
  7. See the tulip fields at Keukenhof in The Netherlands
  8. See the Mona Lisa
  9. Walk in the footsteps of the past on the Great Wall of China
  10. See the opulence of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  11. Watch the Northern Lights dance
  12. Walk one of New Zealand’s Great Walks
  13. Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
  14. Cruise the Greek Islands
  15. Watch a cricket match at Lords in England
  16. Visit the Vasa Museum in Stockholm
  17. See a musical in London’s West End
  18. Do a Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg
  19. Go on an African safari
  20. Immerse yourself in the Smithsonian Museums
  21. Learn about the Incas at Macchu Picchu
  22. Dance at Carnivale in Rio
  23. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  24. Trek in the Vietnamese highlands at Sapa
  25. Watch sunrise at Angkor Wat
  26. Walk the crossing at Shibuya in Tokyo
  27. Ride the Maiden of the Mist at Niagara Falls
  28. Attend a World Cup event (of any sport)
  29. Emerge from the Siq to see the Treasury at Petra
  30. Float in the Dead Sea
  31. Live out your fairytales at Neuschwanstein Castle
  32. Visit Gangnam in Seoul to learn about K-Pop
  33. Eat street food at Jalan Alors in Kuala Lumpur
  34. Visit Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania
  35. Swim in the pool at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore
  36. Drink a Singapore Sling while throwing peanut shells on the floor of the Long Bar at Raffles
  37. Watch a ballet in Moscow
  38. See the Orangatans in Borneo
  39. Stay in an above water bungalow at Bora Bora
  40. Visit the Uros people on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca
  41. Drink beer at Oktoberfest
  42. Explores the canals by gondola in Venice
  43. Drink Port in Porto
  44. Marvel at the Sagrada Familia before it is completed
  45. Celebrate Day of the Dead in Mexico
  46. Sail through the Panama Canal
  47. Ride a camel past the Pyramids of Giza
  48. Move it with the lemurs in Madagascar
  49. Lay on a white beach next to crystal clear water in the Maldives
  50. Drive a classic car in Cuba
  51. Find a bargain in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
  52. Sleep in an ice hotel
  53. Have a Guinness on St Partrick’s Day in Ireland
  54. Admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal
  55. Attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  56. Check out the view from the top of the Burj khalifa, Dubai
  57. Get messy at La Tomatina Festival in Valencia, Spain
  58. See the giant heads on Easter Island
  59. Stay in a bubble hotel
  60. Take a weird perspective photo at the Salar de Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
  61. Drive Route 66 across the USA in a classic car
  62. Hold up the Leaning Tower of Pisa – and get a cheesy photo doing it
  63. Hot air balloon at sunrise over Cappadocia
  64. Eat a degustation at an iconic restaurant
  65. See the cherry blossoms in Tokyo
  66. Sip on champagne in Champagne
  67. Imagine the life of a gladiator at the Colosseum
  68. Discover the Mayan culture Chichen Itza
  69. Trek in the Amazon Rainforest
  70. Sleep on a junk in Halong Bay
  71. Visit the Statue of Liberty
  72. Experience the holiness of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem
  73. Search for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland
  74. Marvel at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City
  75. Explore the temples of Bagan
  76. Drive Iceland’s ring road
  77. See a moment frozen in time at Pompeii
  78. Hike through Antelope Canyon
  79. Climb Mount Fuji
  80. See the excess of the French aristocracy at the Palace of Versailles
  81. Cruise the Las Vegas strip
  82. Explore the Forbidden City
  83. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
  84. Be overwhelmed in Varanasi
  85. Stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  86. Watch sunset from your white-washed patio in Santorini
  87. Party all night in Ibiza
  88. See sunrise over Borobudur Temple
  89. Climb to the top of Sigiriya Rock in Sri Lanka
  90. Sleep in a Bedouin tent in Wadi Rum
  91. Bunjy jump in Queenstown, the home of bunjy
  92. Follow the Tour de France
  93. Watch the Monaco Grand Prix
  94. Walk on a glacier in the Canadian Rockies
  95. See giant tortoises at the Galápagos Islands
  96. See the colourful houses of Valparaiso, Chile
  97. Hike through the five towns of Cinque Terre
  98. Take a 4WD desert safari through the dunes of the UAE
  99. Marvel at the mountains in Patagonia
  100. Experience a full moon party in Thailand
  101. Sip mulled wine at a Christmas market in Germany

50 Australian Travel Bucket List Ideas

Uluru sunrise tour

I could have filled the whole bucket list with all of the incredible things we have here in Australia, but instead thought they would be better as their own section instead. Here are the top things I recommend for your Australian bucket list.

  1. Watch Uluru change colour as the sun rises
  2. Swim with whale sharks at Exmouth
  3. Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
  4. Take a scenic flight over the Painted Hills on Anna Creek Station
  5. Sleep in a swag in the Outback
  6. Visit Sydney during Vivid
  7. Drive the Great Ocean Road
  8. Swim with Giant Cuttlefish at Whyalla
  9. Sip Shiraz in the Barossa Valley
  10. Ride a camel on Cable Beach as the sun sets over Broome
  11. Sail the Whitsundays
  12. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  13. See the Little Penguins on Phillip Island
  14. Discover the Kakadu wetlands
  15. Explore the world’s oldest rainforest at Daintree National Park
  16. Drive on the beach on Fraser Island
  17. Dodge the red crabs during their migration on Christmas Island
  18. Sleep underground at Coober Pedy
  19. Take a selfie with a quokka at Rottnest Island
  20. See the golden Fagus in autumn at Cradle Mountain
  21. Check out the surf lifesavers at Bondi Beach
  22. Drive across the Nullarbor Plain
  23. Step back in time at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat
  24. Drink a beer at the Birdsville Hotel
  25. Cruise the River Murray on a paddle boat
  26. See the street art in Melbourne’s laneways
  27. Walk with wombats on Maria Island
  28. Cross the country by train, north to south on The Ghan, or East to West on the Indian Pacific
  29. Road trip to the top of Australia at Cape York
  30. Hike to the Byron Bay Lighthouse, the eastern-most point in Australia
  31. Walk along Sydney’s coast from Coogee to Bondi
  32. Visit the Blue Mountains
  33. See the wildflowers in Western Australia in spring
  34. Learn about the ANZACs at the Australian War Memorial
  35. Hike to the Pinnacle Lookout in the Grampians
  36. Watch the whales at the Head of the Bight
  37. Visit the Qantas Museum in Longreach
  38. See the views from the Kalbarri Skywalk
  39. Learn about our convict past at Port Arthur
  40. Drive the Waterfall Way
  41. Check out the silo art in the wheat belt areas
  42. Stay in a Jungle Bungalow at Jamala Wildlife Lodge
  43. Visit Lord Howe Island
  44. Swim under a waterfall at Litchfield National Park
  45. Admire the perfection of Wineglass Bay
  46. Get your art on at MONA in Hobart
  47. Sit in on a session at Parliament House in Canberra
  48. Go shark cage diving at Port Lincoln
  49. See the Aurora Australis
  50. See the wildlife on Kangaroo Island

Some of these items are on my own current bucket list >> See it here

Read more about some of the bucket list experiences in these posts
A Day at Versailles from Paris
Two Days at Petra
A Port Arthur Day Trip from Hobart, Tasmania
Alice Springs to Uluru on a Budget – Visiting the Red Centre, Australia

Seeing the Giant Cuttlefish at Whyalla

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