Tamara’s ultimate travel bucket list

I have a dream to travel the world. There are some things I really would like to do or some places I really would like to visit at least ones in my life. That is why I made my bucket list.


  • See the Northern lights | Norway
  • Swim in the Blue Lagoon | Iceland
  • Visit the Faroer Islands | Faroer Islands
  • Have a trip to Monaco | France
  • Pay a visit to Plitvice nature reserve | Croatia

√ Go to London around Christmas time | England

  • Ride a gondola in Venice | Italy
  • Make a roundtrip through Scandinavia | Sweden – Norway – Finland – Denmark

√ Go to Bosnia and Herzegovina and her beautiful nature | Bosnia and Herzegovina

√ Visit the city Zaandam | The Netherlands

  • Have a trip to Normandy | France
  • Make a trip by train and visit a few countries in Europe | Somewhere in Europe
  • Experience the Oktoberfest | Germany
  • Visit the beautiful landscapes of Scotland and Ireland | Great Brittain
  • Go to lake Ohrid | Macedonia
  • Experience the ‘La Tomatina’ in Buñol | Spain

√ Go to Disney Land Paris | France

√ See the Blue Mosque in Istanbul | Turkey

  • Go to all the Harry Potter film locations | Great Brittain
  • Visit Moscow and St. Petersburg | Russia
  • Go to a party at Ibiza | Spain
  • Spot the Balloons over Cappadocia’s Fairy Chimneys | Turkey

√ Visit Montenegro | Montenegro

√ Make a city trip to Budapest | Hungary

√ Make a city trip to Lisbon | Portugal

√ Make a city trip to Copenhagen | Denmark

√ Go to Santorini and spot the beautiful, white houses | Greece

  • Take a look at the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona | Spain



  • Walk over the Great wall | China

√ Stay at a traditional, Japanese Ryokan | Japan

  • See the Taj Mahal | India
  • Go on a yoga retreat | Bali
  • Make a backpacking trip | Thailand – Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam
  • Trek through the Himalayas | Nepal – India – Pakistan – Tibet

√ Float in the Dead Sea | Israel

√ Participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony | Japan

  • Visit my most-wanted to go country and see the sunrise at Bagan | Myanmar
  • Visit a rice field | Vietnam or Bali
  • Check out the Aytthaya Temples | Thailand
  • Go island-hopping | Indonesia

√ Visit Singapore | Singapore

  • Make a roundtrip in the West-Asia countries | Iran – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan – Tajikistan – Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan
  • Visit Angkor Wat and watch the sunrise | Cambodia
  • Go to Halong Bay | Vietnam

√ See the famous Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

  • Visit Sri Lanka | Sri Lanka
  • Feed pandas in Chengdu | China

√ Spot Geishas in Kyoto | Japan

  • Sleep in a traditional wooden Hanok house in Jeonju | Korea
  • Explore the Golden Triangle | India

North- and Central America:

  • Make a road trip across the West coast | The United States
  • Visit New York and pay a visit to filming locations of the series Gossip Girl (yes, fangirl here) | The United States

√ Visit the Mayan ruins | Mexico

  • Walk the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco | The United States
  • Go gambling in Las Vegas | The United States
  • Spot the Niagara Falls | Canada
  • Visit the Grand Canyon | The United States
  • Meet the lovely flamingos | Aruba
  • Go on a dog sledding expedition | Canada
  • Walk the Haiku stairs in Oahu | Hawaii
  • Pay a visit to Yosemite National Park in California | United States
  • Go island-hopping | The Caribbean
  • Walk the Arenal Skywalk | Costa Rica
  • Hike Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park | United States
  • Visit the Galapagos Archipelago | The Galapagos
  • Go to Times Square in New York | The United States
  • Enjoy shore excursions | Alaska
  • See the famous Panama Canal | Panama


South America:

  • Visit Easter Island | Chile
  • See the breath taking Iguazu Falls | Brazil and Argentina

√ Sleep in a hammock | Suriname

  • Hike the Inca Trail | Peru
  • See Christ the Redeemer an Corcovado Mountain | Brazil
  • Go to the Salar de Uyuni | Bolivia
  • Experience Brazilian Carnival | Brazil
  • Visit the Glaciers of Patagonia | Argentina
  • Pay a visit to the Atacama Desert | Chile
  • Go to Lake Titicaca | Bolivia and Peru
  • Make a backpacking trip | All countries of South America


  • Spot the big five | Somewhere in Africa
  • Visit the rich amount of flora and fauna | Madagascar
  • Go to Marrakech | Morocco
  • See the temples | Egypt
  • Hike mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania
  • Visit the Table Mountain | South Africa
  • Spot the penguins in Simons Town | South Africa
  • Watch the Victoria Falls | Zambia and Zimbabwe



√ Make a round trip and enjoy the beautiful nature | New Zealand

  • Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland | Australia
  • Learn how to surf | Australia
  • Visit the hospitable inhabitants and the beautiful island | Fiji
  • Spot kangaroos | Australia
  • Visit Sydney | Australia
  • Explore the rich amount of flora and fauna | Tasmania



  • Get in touch with my all-time favourite animal: the Penguin
  • Step foot on this continent in general 🙂


General bucket list items:

  • Do some volunteering work with children
  • Live in a foreign country for at least 8 months
  • Do some volunteering work with animals

√ Get some working experience in another country

√ Do a canopy tour (zip line) through the jungle

√ Make at least one solo trip

√ Sleep at least once somewhere on the beach

  • Learn to dive
  • Get a travel tattoo (thinking about one on my foot with the word ‘wanderlust’)
  • Go to an awesome festival somewhere in the world
  • Spend a night in a tree house
  • Learn Spanish somewhere
  • Swim with dolphins

√ Ride a camel in the desert

√ Visit a tropical rainforest

  • Sleep somewhere in the middle of nowhere in a tent
  • Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Visit all the seven world wonders
  • Climb a mountain

√ Climb a volcano

√ Travel business class

√ Go to an ice bar

  • Go on a cruise
  • Step foot on all seven continents

√ Drink from a coconut

  • Make a surprise trip (with meaning that you do not know beforehand where you are going)
  • Go paragliding



And the most important, which I will never get the chance for to cross off my bucket list: Travel somewhere new every year.

Hopefully you can get some ideas from my bucket list for your own! This bucket list will be adjusted all the time. At some point, I hope to cross of some bucket list items and maybe I will add some as well.

Author: Tamara

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