150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas

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I’ve had a bucket list since I was 16. Like, a real list of things I want to do and places I want to see in my life. Most of the items on my bucket list are travel-related but a few of them revolve around life goals and achievements. And although I already have over 200 items on my list, I’m always on the lookout for more travel bucket list ideas to add. Yes, I’m ambitious!

150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas

I think everyone should have an idea of the things they want to achieve in their life. Although when I talk about a bucket list, it shouldn’t be a mere check-box exercise.

I don’t want to run from place to place, ticking off tourist attractions just to say I’ve ‘been there, done that’.

Instead, my bucket list guides my life choices, reminds me what’s important and inspires me to experience as much as possible.

So, with the goal of inspiring you to write your own bucket list, I thought I’d share 150 travel bucket list ideas.

In no particular order, here are 150 ideas for your travel bucket list, some of which I’ve already done, many of which I’m yet to do.

150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas

I’d love to hear about some of the things you want to do in your life. Leave a comment below and let me know your top 10!

  1. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  2. Hike in Patagonia, Chile
  3. Shop in New York City
  4. Dance at the carnival in Rio de Janeiro
  5. Stay a night at The Ritz
  6. Live abroad for at least three months
  7. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  8. Shop in London
  9. Explore the British Museum, London
  10. Stroll around Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill, London150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  11. Visit Covent Garden, London
  12. See a show on the West End, London
  13. Explore Camden, London
  14. Tour the Houses of Parliment, London
  15. Visit the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland
  16. Go skiing
  17. Go snowboarding
  18. Visit Niagara Falls, Canada
  19. See the Grand Canyon, USA
  20. Visit Paris150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  21. Climb the Eiffel Tower, Paris
  22. Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
  23. Climb the Arc de Triomphe, Paris
  24. See Halong Bay, Vietnam
  25. Go surfing
  26. Sleep on a beach
  27. Camp in the wilderness
  28. Party in Ibiza
  29. Take a spa break with girlfriends
  30. See the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  31. Visit Las Vegas, USA
  32. Visit Los Angeles, USA
  33. Ride a gondola through Venice, Italy
  34. Visit the Coliseum, Rome
  35. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
  36. Tour a whisky distillery in Scotland
  37. Hike Ben Nevis, Scotland
  38. Drive through Glen Coe, Scotland
  39. Visit the Isle of Skye, Scotland
  40. Visit the Faroe Islands150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  41. Eat haggis in Scotland
  42. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  43. Explore Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
  44. Ride a sledge through the snow pulled by Huskies
  45. Go whitewater rafting
  46. Ride in a hot air balloon
  47. Chill out in the Maldives
  48. Visit La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
  49. Visit Madrid
  50. Explore Athens150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  51. Visit Budapest
  52. See a ballet
  53. See an opera
  54. Go whale watching
  55. Cage dive with great white sharks
  56. Go on safari
  57. Experience the Aurora Borealis
  58. Hike in the Rockies, Canada
  59. Visit Lake Louise, Canada
  60. Drive Route 66, USA150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  61. See elephants in the wild
  62. Get lost in the souks in Marrakech, Morroco
  63. Get back to nature on the Galapagos Islands
  64. Trek through a rainforest
  65. Take the Trans-Siberian Railway
  66. See Uluru at sunset
  67. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  68. Hike Trolltunga in Norway
  69. Visit Tokyo
  70. Wander at the skyscrapers in Hong Kong150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  71. Ride a camel through the desert
  72. Take an epic road trip
  73. Visit Vienna
  74. Visit Isreal
  75. Visit all 50 states
  76. Climb the CN Tower, Toronto, Canada
  77. Visit the Mayan Temples, Chichen Itza, Mexico
  78. Visit the White House, Washington D.C.
  79. Visit Morro del Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer, Rio, Brazil
  80. Climb Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  81. Climb Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio, Brazil
  82. Visit Florence, Italy
  83. Visit the New York Public Library
  84. See New England in Autumn/Fall
  85. See the Sistine Chapel, Rome
  86. Backpack in South East Asia
  87. Visit New Zealand
  88. Chill out in Mauritius
  89. Visit the Taj Mahal, India
  90. Chill in Hawaii150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  91. Watch a basketball game at Madison Square Gardens, NYC
  92. Swim in Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls, Tanzania
  93. Hike in Yosemite National Park, California
  94. See Iguassu Falls, South America
  95. Explore Alaska
  96. Go wine tasting in France
  97. Explore Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  98. Hike in the Himalayas
  99. Relax in the Seychelles
  100. Visit Sri Lanka150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  101. Visit Mumbai
  102. See Angel Falls, Venezuela
  103. Stay in a water bungalow in Bora Bora
  104. See Abu Simbel, Egypt
  105. Hike in Zion National Park, USA
  106. Admire the view from the top of the Empire State Building
  107. Experience the winter markets in Europe
  108. Visit Berlin
  109. Visit Munich
  110. Visit Dresden150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  111. Hike part of the Appalachian Trail
  112. Salsa dance in Havana, Cuba
  113. Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  114. Go to a real blues bar in Chicago
  115. Go to a jazz club in New Orleans
  116. See the Alhambra, Spain
  117. See the Nazca Lines, Peri
  118. See the Kremlin, Russia
  119. See St Basil’s Cathedral, Russia
  120. Visit Petra, Jordan150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  121. Visit Salzburg, Austria
  122. Admire the beauty of Hallstatt, Austria
  123. See the Terracotta Warriors, China
  124. Drink beer at Oktoberfest, Germany
  125. Dance in the pouring rain
  126. Admire the view from the Rockefeller Centre, NYC
  127. Stroll through Central Park, NYC
  128. Take the Staten Island Ferry, NYC
  129. Soak up the atmosphere in Times Square, NYC
  130. Stay in a rustic French farmhouse in Provence150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  131. Watch tennis at Wimbledon, London
  132. Drive around Lake Tahoe, USA
  133. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway, California
  134. Visit Plitvice National Park, Croatia
  135. Swim in Iceland’s hot springs
  136. Drive the East Coast of Australia
  137. Visit the Whitsundays, Australia
  138. Ride the world’s fastest zip line at Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry, Wales
  139. Climb a volcano
  140. See the Giant Redwoods, California150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas
  141. Fly first class
  142. Sleep in a treehouse
  143. Take a solo trip
  144. Hike into Antelope Canyon, USA
  145. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
  146. Walk through the lavender fields in Provence
  147. Ride in a riskshaw
  148. Marvel at the Roman Baths in Bath, UK
  149. See the palace and gardens of Versailles, Paris
  150. See the cherry blossoms in Japan150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas

This is by no means an exhaustive list. In reality, my bucket list will never be complete, because the whole world is my bucket list. But that’s the adventure of life.

Always achieving, always pushing the boundaries, always exploring!

150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas


I’d love to hear about your own travel bucket list ideas. Hit me up in the comments below and let me know what’s on your radar.

2 thoughts on “150 Ultimate Travel Bucket List Ideas

  1. The joke is that the longer you travel, the longer your bucket list gets. Every time you tick off one item, you probably add another three!

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