The world is big; there is much to see and do. We ran the ultimate travel bucket list along with tips for the 35 most beautiful travel destinations in the world and experiences, in random order.
Here are the 35 Most Beautiful Travel Destinations in The World.
1. Air Balloon Ride Over Temples of Bagan, Myanmar
This is the time to go to Myanmar. The country is increasingly open to tourists, so you’d better try out for the mainstream.
Bagan temples sketches are one of the most famous images of Myanmar, and if you want to have a lifetime adventure, you need to make a balloon at sunrise over the budget to these mystical temples. Along with the orange-red rising sun and some morning fog, this makes a magical experience.
The balloon flight in Bagan, Myanmar can be planned with advanced booking starting at approximately $ 250.
2. Australia Backpacking
Australia is, of course, a backpack country par excellence but called the Outback. In the heart of the country is a kind of ultimate Valhalla(away from the inhabited world).
Hundreds to thousands of kilometers of emptiness there is heat, dust, desert, rocks, lonely ranches and hidden villages where time stands still.
The ‘red center’ around Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs should certainly not be beaten. Hike and camp in nature, do a camel tour, arrange a balloon flight over the outback and earn your ticket back to go to work at one of the farms.
3. Hangover with Friends, Las Vegas
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! And therefore it is the ideal place in America to go for a few days with friends in all the glitz and glamor or even all the ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ if you will.
Just have to do, though it is a long weekend. Sip a cocktail at the edge of a beautifully landscaped hotel pool, stroll along ‘the Strip, try the roller coaster in New York Hotel and let you go on one of the legendary shows or parties.
Oh, careful with gambling and go easy on the strip clubs. Viva Las Vegas!
Tip: A Las Vegas city trip is also ideal to combine with a visit to the Grand Canyon (with your rental car either by helicopter!).
4. Carnival in Rio, Brazil
Put on your dancing shoes and take carnival outfit out of the cupboard (or case) and let yourself be carried away by the carnival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
It is the world’s biggest street party, full of music, dance, food and high spirits ensuring a trip to remember. The next carnival will be held from 9 to 14 February 2018. You have got enough time to book your ticket!
5. Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan
Koh Phangan is the most iconic island in Thailand. A hot, tropical island with dense jungle and heavenly beaches, but still best known for its hedonistic party.
The famous Half and Full Moon Party is full of fire, fluorescent body paint, beverage and yes, drugs.
Especially the monthly Full Moon Party at Haad Rin Beach is legendary. Legendary pressure also, by the way, you always have to book in advance your boat ticket and accommodation in time.
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6. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru
The lost Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru is already five centuries old, high in the Andes Mountains. It is truly one of the finest destinations in the world.
Via the Inca Trail walk in three to five days through jungle and tundra to an altitude of about 3600 meters, a giant climbing you reach there.
But when finally these amazing ruins emerge from the clouds, then you know you did not want to miss it. A truly ultimate travel experience!
7. Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is iconic and almost 5900 meters one of the highest mountains in the world. Kilimanjaro is known as a safe and secure climbable mountain, even for a non-experienced climber.
The ascent is not technically challenging through the “normal” route (Marangu route), climbing equipment is not necessary. But make no mistake: the highest point of the crater rim of Kibo (Uhuru Peak at 5950 meters) is well above the highest Alpine peaks.
The oxygen pressure is low and to reach the top your body should be in excellent condition. But it can be done so if you are not a climber. Elite athletes do it in 5 days, but if you are wise, you will choose a 9- or 10-day itinerary.
8. Mount Everest in Nepal
In the category ‘once-in-a-lifetime experiences’: a flight along Mount Everest (Nepal) with Buddha Air, where you will be flown around Mount Everest.
Traveling from Kathmandu and the whole flight takes about an hour. Even if you haven’t got the window seat, you are guaranteed to have a good view.
It’s a lot easier, in any case, to see the world’s highest mountain in this fashion than to climb it. As it is much more difficult to climb world’s highest mountain for a non-professional cliff hanger.
9. Naples, Italy
Rome, Florence, Milan are the most beautiful cities in Italy, full of history, splendor. But the real soul of Italy you will find in Naples.
In the backstreets full of clotheslines. Where “Mama” from the upstairs window yelling at her boys on the street.
Where old men on benches discuss for hours. Where the pizzas are baked and eaten as it should be: with only olive oil, basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella.
Naples is located in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, in the vicinity of the volcano Vesuvius, the ruins of Pompeii and the wonderful Italian island of Procida.
10. Swimming in the Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zambia
It is also called the most dangerous swimming world, the Devil’s Pool at the spectacular Victoria Falls in Zambia. The naturally shaped tub is located on the edge of the famous waterfalls on the Zambian part of Livingstone Island.
Formed by years of Erosion at the edge of the Abyss. During the dry season from May to October, the water here somewhat to a standstill and you can swim and lie in wait over the edge.
In the past, some people slipped over the edge, so swimming here will remain at your risk.
11. Bears in Canada
Canada is known for its vast and grandiose nature and rough wildlife.
What place is better to use your survival skills?
Backpack, tent and let it rip.
Canada is the destination to go for days hiking, and you pull back completely in nature. Your camp beside the river and enjoy the fishing bears.
Still not a survival expert?
There are also given special courses in Canada where you’re going nature with an experienced guide.
12. Northern Lights
The aurora borealis, also known as northern lights or Aurora, is one of the fascinating natural phenomena on Earth.
Seeing them is an almost mystical experience. The phenomenon manifests itself on cold, clear winter nights and is the best and most visible north of the Arctic Circle, between the 70th and 80th latitude.
Guarantees are never, but statistically December to the beginning of March the best time for the Northern Lights, though it is to behold in late autumn and early spring.
The most popular places to see the Northern Lights are the north of Norway, (Finnish) Lapland and Iceland.
But in Northern Russia, Greenland, Canada and a piece of Sweden are also very famous to see the Northern Lights.
13. Taj Mahal, India
Shah Jahan had in the 17th century to build a beautiful marble mausoleum in India’s Agra as a final resting place for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal, the legendary Taj Mahal.
In 2007 this building was India chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The white marble changes color by the sun and together with the perfectly symmetrical gardens around the Taj an incredible spectacle.
It is the ultimate photo spot for romantic couples. Believe us, the Taj Mahal is worth the hype, though you will not be the only tourist.
It is truly one of the finest destinations in the world.
Tip: Go as early as possible in the morning for the best light and the least people!
14. Helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
As one of the seven wonders of the Grand Canyon must be surely reflected everyone’s bucket list.
This enormous gap, located in the state of Arizona in the USA, is carved by the Colorado River and has rock formations in the most beautiful colors.
And you can see all this better than anything, from a helicopter. Usually, for about $ 200 you make a flight of half an hour!
15. Serengeti in Tanzania
Perhaps the biggest natural spectacle on earth, the annual migration in the Serengeti, spread across northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.
About two million wildebeest (gnus), zebras and gazelles, in one year these animals make a round of almost a thousand kilometers across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti in search of water and food.
Followed by hungry lions, leopards, and hyenas.
Beginning in Serengeti National Park, ending in the Masai Mara (Kenya). And then back again.
One of the best places to see the “Great Migration” is the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, between October and July.
16. Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia
Diving in the Great Barrier Reef should be high on the ‘to-dive’ list for every tourist.
This reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, where you can spot the most beautiful marine animals, from humpback whales to dolphins and green sea turtles to fish Clown (Nemo).
If you’re not a diver, you can, of course, do great snorkeling or just swimming. The Great Barrier Reef, you must have to be seen once in life!
17. Cruise to Antarctica
As one of the few people on earth set foot on the seventh continent and the southernmost tip of the land: a cruise to Antarctica – one of the finest and most various destinations in the world, it is truly unique.
You leave with a comfortable ship from Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina. On the way to Antarctica make trips by Zodiac visit remote weather stations, spot whales and your kayak among icebergs.
Once there you walk on ancient glaciers, among the penguins to breathtaking viewpoints. Yes, an Antarctica trip really should be on everyone’s bucket list.
18. Road Trip across America on Route 66
Get your kicks … Route 66 also known as US Highway officially no longer exists, you can still make this traditional route in America.
Route 66 starts in Chicago, Illinois and ends in Santa Monica, California. The route is 3940 km long and runs through eight states, including Texas and Arizona.
Along the way, you experience the greatest expanse of the American interior with its desert-like voids and numerous National Parks. The old neon motels and redneck saloons have declined in number but still, find in the way.
19. Walk on the Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China is the only structure on earth visible from space.
It consists more than 6,000-kilometer route; Great Wall is truly unique. From the earth and stone-built the structure, built to protect the ancient Chinese Empire against enemy nomads.
The Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan, a district of Qinhuangdao, the jiayu pass, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu Province. Most travelers prefer departing from Beijing towards the Great Wall of China.
20. Silk Road, Uzbekistan
One of the most traditional ancient trade routes of the Silk Road, more like a network of different historical caravan routes through Central Asia.
Here Along centuries, trade was conducted between China and eastern Asia and also the Middle East and Mediterranean.
Important cities on the Silk Road included Damascus, Baghdad, Isfahan, Merv, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Samarkand, Tashkent, and Xi’an.
You can travel Silk Road of course backpacking by train (partly) or by motorbike, all you would have to be a great adventurer because many tourists amongst you will not encounter.
Moreover, countries like Syria and Afghanistan simply unsafe. The most beautiful and best achievement standard part is that Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan.
21. Trans-Siberian Railway Express Moscow Russia
“It’s not about the destination but the journey to it.”
A time-honoured travel wisdom that goes especially for the famous train journey on earth that is going on the Trans-Siberian Express Russia.
The train connects via different routes Siberian Russia with China and passes through different time zones, (Russia, Mongolia, and China).
Experience how the landscape changes from dry plains to high mountains and rugged woodland to valleys with lakes. If you take the whole route travels, then you will be 9387 km further than where you have started … An ultimate bucket list experience!
22. Himalayas Trekking, Nepal
The summit of Mount Everest will be impossible for most of us. But just walking around and among the world’s largest mountain is an experience you will never forget.
The Everest Base Camp in Nepal is very accessible and doable for everyone with a good condition. We guaranteed you would have a breathtaking and unforgettable trek between the snowy peaks of the Himalayan massif.
23. Moai Statues on Easter Island
Easter Island is one of the most extraordinary and mysterious places on Earth. The island is completely secluded, about 3500 km from Chile and 4,000 km from Tahiti and is famous for its mysterious giant men statues (Moai).
The unique images are spread along the coast. It’s still a mystery how these enormous and massive statues, carved out of the Rano Kau volcano, have been put up and transported in times without motor tools.
Let yourself be impressed by the images and experience the relaxed, lively and musical culture on the island.
24. Sleeping under Stars in Wadi Rum, Jordan
Perhaps the most photogenic desert in the world: Wadi Rum. Or desert, it’s more like a valley with rock walls of sandstone and granite, in southwest Jordan.
If you can experience somehow the dream of thousand and one night, it’s here. You can camp a few nights (or glam pears) in individual camps or at the local Bedouin.
Be enchanted by a magical clear sky full of stars and learn at the same time to know the local culture and cuisine.
25. Private Car Drive on the Great Ocean Road, Australia
On the southeast coast of Australia between Torquay and Allansford, is one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world, called the Great Ocean Road.
The official route is quite short, only 243 km long, but takes you along turquoise waters, rugged cliffs and mighty limestone rock formations known as the “twelve apostles.”
The route begins in Torquay with the near Bells Beach, the Mediterranean Lorne, Great Otway National Park, Apollo Bay, and the Twelve Apostles and then through the fishing village Warrnambool until the official end Port Fairy!
Most logical fly away city for the Great Ocean Road is Melbourne, from where you drive to Toquay in about 1.5 hours.
26. Surfing in Hawaii
You can do surfing course in many places, but actually, there is only one ultimate Surf Spot. Hawaii is known as the birthplace of modern surfing and is, therefore, the place to be to ‘hit waves’ real.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced surfer, Hawaii offers surfing at every level. The beaches of Waikiki know pretty small waves to learn it; For something more challenging there are among others the waves at the Kahaluu Beach Park.
27. Floating in the Dead Sea, Jordan
Well, drive a day at the Dead Sea.
Is not that touristy and not attractive?
No dude, awfully laugh right!
The ‘floating’ in the lowest point on earth not only provides a lot of fun and hilarious pictures, but it is also another horribly good adventure.
The Dead Sea is namely full of natural minerals and healing mud. Stay in one of the luxury hotels bordering the Dead Sea and make it once a lush spa vacation.
You can visit the Dead Sea, both from Israel and from Jordan.
28. Pyramids of Giza
Eight kilometers south of Giza, a town of Cairo, the capital of Egypt, you will find the most famous pyramids in the world and also one of the seven world wonders.
These ancient structures belong rightfully on everyone’s bucket list. The complex consists of the Great Pyramid of Cheops, many smaller pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza.
Tip: Step morning very early on a camel and bump toward the pyramids to see the sun rise before the tourist buses arrive.
29. Volcano Boarding in León, Nicaragua
From the historic city of León in Nicaragua, you can book a tour by several tour operators to go volcano boarding at Cerro Negro.
Australian thrillseeker Daryn Webb invented the volcano boarding, also the owner of Bigfoot Hostel in Leon.
You walk the volcano and then race over 90 km per hour on a wooden board down the mountain.
What a rush!
For Webb’s Big Foot hostel in León you can book a tour including snacks and a mojito in return for $30 only to celebrate your victory.
30. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Galapagos Islands are most famous for giant tortoises, marine iguanas, seals, flamingos, penguins, and pelicans. And blue- footed boobies, frigate birds, albatrosses wave, swallow-tailed gulls, and fulmars.
If we want to call all the animals of the Galapagos Islands, we get a paper shortage. And we do not mention the mighty volcanoes and fabulous dive sites. Any nature lover should visit this magical place that inspired Darwin’s visit to his theory of evolution.
Galapagos belong to Ecuador and combine well with Ecuador tour.
31. Boating under the Iguazu Falls in Brazil
The Iguazu Falls are located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, among others and leave the more famous Niagara Falls entirely not fall into it.
Iguazu Falls complex consists of 245 falls and is 2.7 km wide. There is the highest waterfall, Devil’s Throat, which collapsed 80 meters down into a perpetual fog of splashing water.
You can ride in a speedboat to take a tour at the falls, but be prepared to get wet, as they fly through the falls. Nonetheless, a top experience!
32. Taking Pictures at Salar Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia
The biggest tourist attraction is in Bolivia, the Salar de Uyuni, a vast salt plain in the southwest of the country that feels like a weird alien dream world.
Salar de Uyuni is with an area of 10,582 square kilometers, the second largest salt flat in the world (the largest Makgadikgadi Pan in north-eastern, Botswana).
From the town of Uyuni with four wheel drives to make excellent tours ranging from half a day to four days. A visit with your stay (mostly) brings in the unique Salt Hotel, as the name somewhat suggests, is made entirely of salt blocks.
The longer the tour, the deeper you go into the Salar. Apart from the endless white salt plains you past tall cacti, volcanic geysers and colored lagoons full of flamingos.
33. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia
The temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, for some travelers, are the only reason to travel to Cambodia. That is where we sometimes disagree because Cambodia is so much more, but Angkor Wat is magical, that is beyond dispute.
Spread over tens of kilometers outside the Cambodian town of Siem Reap are endless temple ruins, are an even bigger and stronger than the other.
Absolute highlights’ main temple at Angkor Wat and overgrown with jungle Ta Prohm, where scenes from film Tomb Raider were recorded.
34. Diving with Whale sharks in Donsol, Philippines
There are some places in the world where you can dive with whale sharks and Donsol in the Philippines is considered by many ones of the best and most friendly locations.
The sharks swim between November and June, but in February, March, and April you have the best chance of spotting them.
The town of Donsol is miraculously still tiny and quiet, so you will also find a limited choice of accommodations.
35. Tibet, Territory China
Travel to Tibet has a magic sound for many adventurers. The spectacular and unique nature combined with the high spiritual culture and ancient Buddhist, consider a Tibet trip very special.
Visit there for sunrise Chakpori Hill and the iconic Potala Palace, picnic at 4500 meters altitude in the sky blue Yamdrok more, visit one of the many monasteries, eat yak and wander through the first capital Lhasa.