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The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

by Tykesha77
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(Last Updated On: February 7, 2024)

I’ve always had a list of ‘things to do before I die’ in my head, but it wasn’t until a global pandemic hit that I took the time to write my travel bucket list. Creating a Travel Bucket List seems macabre, but surprisingly, it has had the opposite effect.  

My initial list included goals for my health and family, but surprise, surprise, the bulk of my life’s bucket list experiences center around my great love of travel. I decided to create a separate bucket list just for travel. Writing out my most fervent travel dreams reminded me to be grateful for all the beautiful experiences I’ve had, and it inspired me to have hope for the future.

I’ve listed some of the most extraordinary adventures you can have worldwide.  I believe that everyone should experience some of these at least once in their life.  I’ve organized this Travel Bucket List based on continents in alpha order. The items that I’ve already completed have a check next to them.

Travel Bucket List: Africa

2022 Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Sunset on the Indian Ocean in Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Watch the sunset in Zanzibar  √
  • Go on a safari, Tanzania/Kenya 
  • Have a photoshoot in Chefchaoan, Morocco
  • Buy housewares from a souk, Morocco

  • See the Giza Pyramids, Egypt
  • Swim in the Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Stroll down the Avenue of Baobabs, Madagascar
  • Stay in an overwater bungalow, Maldives
  • Sail down the Nile River

    Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

    The Great Migration, Serengeti, Tanzania

  • Witness the Great Migration of Wildebeests Tanzania  √
  • Go to a desert safari
  • Spend the night at Giraffe Manor, Kenya

Travel Bucket List: Asia

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust: Great Wall of China

Enjoying the Great Wall of China, Beijing

  • Walk on the Great Wall of China, Beijing  √
  • Watch the sunrise at the Taj Mahal
  • Swim in the world’s largest infinity pool, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
  • Take romantic pictures while hanging out of a moving train in Sri Lanka
  • Enjoy a flower bath in Bali, Indonesia
Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

Petra, Jordan

  • Explore the ancient Petra, Jordan
  • Float in the Dead Sea, Israel/Jordan
Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust: Wadi Rum Hotel, Jordan

Wadi Rum Hotel, Jordan

  • Stay at the luxurious Wadi Rum Hotel, in Jordan
  • Eat at Ithaa, the underwater restaurant in the Maldives
  • Watch the sea of hot air balloons take flight in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Try Michelin-starred street food, Singapore
  • Sail on Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Take a cooking class in India
  • Ride a horse in Mongolia

Travel Bucket List: The Caribbean

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Pig Beach in Exuma, Bahamas

  • Swim on Pig Beach in Exuma in The Bahamas
  • Enjoy conch salad made fresh on a beach in The Bahamas
  • Stay in the overwater bungalows in Jamaica
  • Zip down the longest zipline over water (Dragon’s Breath Flight Line), Labadee, Haiti
  • Navigate a personal underwater SUB in The Bahamas
  • Hang out with flamingos at Flamingo Beach in Aruba

Travel Bucket List: Europe

  • Explore the hometown of the Beatles and take the cheesiest pics of me: walking across Abbey Road, visiting a barbershop on Penny Lane, visiting Eleanor Rigby’s grave, and sitting next to the statue dedicated to all the ‘lonely people.’ Liverpool, England
  • Visit Jane Austen’s home with my daughter, who is her namesake, Chawton, England
  • Witness the splendor of the Northern Lights from the comfort of my igloo hotel, Kakslauttenen. Lapland, Finland
  • Island hop on a private yacht in Croatia
  • See the Valley of Waterfalls, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
  • Witness the splendor of the Dolomites in Italy
  • Take a family road trip around Ring Road in Iceland
  • Go on a whiskey-tasting tour in Scotland
  • Enjoy a dip in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Dance all night in Ibiza, Spain
  • Take the ferry from Spain to Morocco. This two-day Fez itinerary is perfect.
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Tulip Fields in the Netherlands

  • Marvel at the endless rows of flowers in the Tulip Fields of the Netherlands
  • Visit the Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy
  • Share a pint of Guinness at the Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Ireland
  • Have a knitting sesh with local knitters in the birthplace of fair isle knitting, Fair Isle, Scotland
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of the Swiss mountains while floating in the famed infinity pool at the Villa Honegg, Switzerland
  • Visit the Neverending Story Museum, Munich, Germany
  • Take a cooking class in Italy
  • Take the Swiss Alps Train Tour, Switzerland
  • Rent a yacht and enjoy the posh life in Saint-Tropez, France
Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust: London

Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace in London

  • Watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, London
  • Enjoy a gondola ride, Venice, Italy  √
  • Dance the waltz in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, Paris, France √

Travel Bucket List: North America

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

Graceland, Memphis, TN

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust: Nashville

Honky Tonk Row, Nashville

Travel Bucket List: Oceania

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust: Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Bridge Climb, Sydney, Australia

Travel Bucket List: South America

  • Swim in a cenote in Mexico
  • See bioluminescent plankton in Mexico
  • Hike up Rainbow Mountain in Peru
  • Trek the Incan trail in Peru
  • Visit Machu Picchu in Peru
Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

Ushuaia, Argentina

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

On the cruise ship heading to Antartica from the Port of Ushuaia

Travel Bucket List featured by top travel blogger, Momma Wanderlust

7th Continent!!

  • Visit all 7 continents √ 
  • Enjoy Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina  √
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Did you find things on my list that you’ve already done? What about things you never knew about?  My ultimate travel bucket list includes thrilling experiences, historic sites, and luxury hotel accommodations, and it’s a testament to all the wonderful and exciting things the world has to offer. 

If you’re ready to start planning your next adventure, the following articles will be helpful:

What’s on your travel bucket list? Please share below.
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