My ultimate travel bucket list with 150 things to do before I die

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“Every man dies – Not every man really lives” (William Ross). This quote inspired me to write a travel bucket list and write down all the amazing places I still would love to visit!

What is a Bucket List?
If you have not heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfil and life experiences you desire to experience before you die.

I created an ultimate travel bucket list with 150 travel related goals and experiences I would like to achieve or fulfil. I crossed the ones, I already did. I hope this list will inspire you to visit one of these amazing places! Enjoy wandering!

Visit the Grand Canyon National Park – United States
Take a great American road trip – North-America
Swim with manatees – Florida
Visit Tikal National Park – Guatemala
Visit Semuc Champey – Guatemala
Go white water rafting – Colorado
Watch the Golden Gate Bridge – United States
Visit the Canadian Rockies – Canada
Jump of the Royal Gorge Bridge ( highest Bungee location on earth) – United States
Visit the Wells Gray Provincial Park – Canada
Visit the Icefield parkway – Canada
Visit Time Square – United States
Stand on the glass balcony of the Willis Tower – United States
Watch the wild jaguar – Belize
Drive an expensive car in Miami – United States
Hike the John Muir Trail — United States
Watch the White House – United States
Drive down route 66 – United States
Watch the White Sands National Monument – Mexico

Visit the Galapagos Islands – Ecuador
Trek to Machu Picchu – Peru
Visit the Amazon -Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana or Suriname
Visit Easter Island – Chile
Visit Torres del Paine – Chile
Watch the Iguazú Falls – Brazil or Argentine
Dance the tango – Argentine
Visit Patagonia – Argentine
Drive over Salar de Uyuni (salt lake) – Bolivia
Watch Christ the Redeemer – Brazil
Experience the carnival in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
Walk the Inca Trail – from Chillca to Machu Picchu
Drive the ‘La Paz’ most dangerous road of the world – Bolivia
Ride the Latacunga volcano cycling road – Ecuador
Walk the jungle hike Santa Marta – Colombia
See the Milkyway over Lake Titicaca – Peru
Watch the Santuario de las Lajas – Colombia
Visit the River of Five Colours – Colombia
Swing at the End of the World in Banos – Ecuador

See the Northern lights – Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Alaska, Canada, Norway, Greenland or Denmark
Walk the Camino de Santiago – Spain
Visit the coliseum of Rome – Italy
✔ Ride a gondola in Venice – Italy
Visit Alhambra – Spain
Watch the Aya Sofya mosque – Turkey
Visit the Keukenhof – The Netherlands
Go Island hopping via sailboat – Greece
Stay in an over-the-water huts – Bora Bora (French)
✔ Visit Copenhagen – Denmark
Go hiking – Scotland
Visit the white city Santorini – Greece
✔ See the London Eye and Big Ben – England
Visit the next big Balkan destination – Macedonia
✔ Visit Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Fly in a hot-air balloon over Cappadocia – Turkey
✔ Visit Berlin – Germany
See the Mona Lisa in Louvre- France
Visit Disneyland Paris – France
Visit Moscow and St. Petersburg – Russia
Visit the most gorgeous caste of the world: Castle Howard Yorkshire – England
Visit castle Hohenschwanga – Germany
Visit Neuschwanstein Castle – Germany
Visit Château de Chambord – France
✔ Visit the tallest dune in Europe: Dune du Pyla – France
Visit Porto Zante – Greece
Watch the highest waterfall of Europe: Krimml Waterfalls – Austria
✔ Visit old town square Prague – Czech Republic
Visit Besalú – Spain
Enjoy the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa – Iceland
Slide the waterfall ocean slide of hotel Citta Del Mare – Italy
Visit Zakynthos Island – Greece
Watch the big six (wolf, wolverine, brown bear, lynx, musk ox, and moose) – Sweden
Walk the Calenzana hike – France
Make a roundtrip in Tuscany – Italy
Visit Muiderslot – The Netherlands
Hike the Cinque Terre — Italy
✔ Visit the Eiffel Tower – France
Dog sledding – Norway
Visit Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 – England
Experience La Tomatina festival – Spain

Explore the temples of Angkor Wat – Cambodia
Marvel at the Taj Mahal – India
✔ Trek through the Himalayas – Nepal
See the sun rise over Bagan – Myanmar
Go backpacking through Laos
Tour the temples and gardens of Kyoto – Japan
Walk the Great Wall of China – China
Stay in a capsule hotel – Japan
Stay in a robot hotel – Japan
✔ Witness Elephant bath time – Nepal
Visit the Holy Land – Jerusalem
Overnight in a beach hut – Maldives
Island hopping – The Philippines
Visit the Jeita Grotto -Lebanon
✔ Watch Prambanan – Indonesia
✔ Watch Borobudur – Indonesia
✔ Visit a rice paddy field – Indonesia
✔ Swim with sea turtles – Indonesia
See cherry blossoms – Japan
Backpacking – Thailand
Watch the orang utans on Sumatra – Indonesia
Visit a sky lounge in Bangkok – Thailand
Overnight in the Marina Bay Sands – Singapore
Watch the Shanghai tower – China
Visit Tokyo & Kyoto – Japan
Watch the Terracotta army – China

Spot the big five – Somewhere in Africa
Sleep beneath the stars – Sahara desert
Watch the Victoria Falls (Devils Pool) – Zambia or Zimbabwe
Visit the Pyramids – Egypt
Visit the largest mud mosque: Djenne – Mali
Watch the Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda – Rwanda
Go swimming with seals in Cape town – South-Africa
✔ Visit Marrakesh – Morocco
✔ Climb the Atlas Mountains – Morocco
Canoeing the Lower Zambezi river – Africa
Visit the Lalibela – Ethipia
Watch the Penguins of Simon’s Town – South Africa
See Table Mountain in Cape Town – South Africa
Visit the Cango Caves – South Africa
Go on safari and see Mountain Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

Dive the Great Barrier Reef –  Australia
Climb the Sydney Harbor bridge – Australia
Do crocodile diving in Darwin –  Australia
Swim with Whale Sharks – Australia
Hike the Queen Charlotte Track — New Zealand
Be a Hobbit in Matamata – New Zealand
Go zorbing – New Zealand
See Mount Cook – New Zealand

Other travel related goals
Go whale watching – Somewhere where whales are
Set foot on Antarctica – Antarctica
See a polar beer in its natural habitat – Antartica
Hike the Laugavegurinn Trail — Iceland
✔ Sleep wild – somewhere
Take the trans-Mongolian express – Moscow to Beijing
Go volcano boarding -somewhere
Do a yoga retreat – Hawaii
Go horseback riding on the beach – somewhere
✔ Hike a volcano during sunrise – Indonesia
✔ Paragliding – Nepal
✔ Climb a mountain – Sweden
✔ Do volunteer work – South-Africa and Sweden
Pack your bags and set off for a random location with no itinerary – somewhere
✔ Live in a different country for at least 6 months
✔ Live in a country with 4 seasons through the year
Fly first class
✔ Go surfing in a tropical destination – somewhere
Eat a scary local Asian culinary like snake or scorpion
Overnight in a tree-house – somewhere
✔ Ride a camel – Turkey
Go on a cruise vacation

I hope this list inspired you to visit one of these amazing places!

Author: Daphne

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  • Cori Carl

    I used to have a really elaborate list of goals, but I stopped paying so much attention somewhere along the way. I’ve done most of your NA list and a good portion of Europe, but I really have some work to do with the other continents!

  • Stella the Travelerette

    Great list! I think having a travel life list is very important for giving a sense of accomplishment. I’ve done some of these–sleeping under the stars in the Sahara, seeing cherry blossoms in Japan, Cristo Redentor in Brazil, for example–and they are amazing. But as a native New Yorker, I do suggest picking the Brooklyn Bridge or seeing a Broadway show over Times Square. Times Square is every New Yorker’s least favorite place!

  • Tara

    What a great list! I have not created an official bucket list, but I’m always dreaming of places I want to go. Besides traveling, it’s my favorite pastime!

  • Paige Wunder

    This is quite the list! I’ve managed to cross off a lot of these, and I’m hoping to cross another for the list in three weeks – see the Northern Lights in Iceland! Safe travels! Cheers!

  • Kristen Sarra

    Great list! I’ve managed to do quite a few of these and you’ll love them! There’s nothing cooler than seeing the Northern Lights and hiking Cinque Terre is breathtaking as well. I hope you make it to all of your dream places!

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