271 Travel Bucket List Ideas

This page features a list of travel goals and bucket ideas. Some of the travel destinations include tropical beaches, big cities, energetic festivals, and natural wonders. I created this list while pursuing my 100 life goals around the world, in hopes that it will inspire others to write their list and start living their dream life.

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One more thing, if you decide to take part in any of the activities listed below, you do so entirely at your own risk. Some of the bucket list ideas listed here can be risky, so seek out guidance if you decide to try them.

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Travel Bucket List Ideas

Here is a detailed list of some of my favorite travel bucket ideas:

Idea 1. Add a Lock to Lovers Bridge in France - (* The Lovers Bridge in Paris is a popular pedestrian bridge known for its steel grid design and historic location near the Louvre Museum, but it has been controversial due to the practice of attaching locks, which can be damaging and is often discouraged or prohibited by city officials.)

Idea 2. Coast-to-Coast Train Trip - (* Booking a coast-to-coast train trip in advance is a must for a fun and convenient way to see a country, but you should also familiarize yourself with schedules, routes, and amenities for the best trip experience, especially during peak travel times.)

Idea 3. Coast-To-Coast Road Trip - (* Taking a coast-to-coast road trip across the US can be an exciting adventure, but it's important to plan ahead with a reliable vehicle, budget, emergency kit, and communication plan, and always drive safely.)

Idea 4. Couchsurfing in 10 countries - (* Couchsurfing connects travelers with locals who host them for free for a more authentic and affordable travel experience, but it's important for travelers to communicate with their hosts and respect their rules and expectations as it's not a traditional accommodation service.)

Idea 5. Couchsurfing as a host -(* Hosting through Couchsurfing can be a rewarding experience for those who enjoy meeting new people and sharing their culture and way of life with travelers. As a host, you can offer a couch, a spare room, or even just a place to pitch a tent in your backyard to travelers who are looking for an affordable and authentic way to experience your city or region.)

Idea 6. Cross the Canadian Border -(* It is a good idea to check the requirements for entry into Canada before you travel, as the rules can change from time to time. You can find information about the documents you need to travel to Canada on the Government of Canada's website.)

Idea 7. Cross the Equator - (* Crossing the equator involves traveling from one hemisphere to the other and can be done by various modes of transportation, from car/bus/train in nearby countries to flying to a country near the equator and continuing your journey by land if you're farther away.)

Idea 8. Cross the Nile River - (* Crossing the Nile River can be done by car, bus, on foot, ferry, or boat depending on your location and mode of transportation, but it's important to research the options and be prepared for potential challenges like strong currents or changing water levels.)

Idea 9. Cross the Panama Canal - (* Crossing the Panama Canal can be done by ship through a canal transit tour or by land through the Centenario Bridge or the Bridge of the Americas for vehicles.)

Idea 10. Cross USA By Car - (* Crossing the US by car is a fun adventure that lets you see different landscapes and cultures, with popular routes like Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica and the historic Lincoln Highway from NYC to SF.)

More Travel Bucket List Ideas:

11. Cross-Country Road Trip

12. Cross-Country Road Trip With Friends

13. Cruise Around the Whitsundays

14. Cruise Around the World

15. Cruise Mexico

16. Cruise the Caribbean

17. Cruise the South Pacific Islands

18. Cruise to Alaska

19. Cruise to Antarctica

20. Do an Antarctic Tour

21. Do an Everglades Tour

22. Do an Interrail Trip

23. Do Handstands all Over the World

24. Do the Appalachian Trail

25. Do the Bull Run in Pamplona

26. Do the Camino De Santiago in Spain

27. Do the Grand Southern Trip - LA to NY

28. Do the Great New Zealand Bike Ride

29. Do the Great Victorian Bike Ride

30. Do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

31. Do the Red Paperclip Challenge

32. Drive Across Canada in a RV

33. Drive Across the Golden Gate Bridge

34. Drive Across Western Europe

35. Drive Along Route 66

36. Drive Along the Great Ocean Road

37. Drive Along the Pacific Coast Highway

38. Drive Around Australia

39. Drive from Home to the East Coast

40. Drive the Hawaiian Coast

41. Experience the Grand Canyon

42. Experience the Living Root Bridges

43. Explore Africa

44. Explore Asia and the Far East

45. Explore Australia and New Zealand

46. Explore Chernobyl

47. Explore Ethiopia

48. Explore Europe

49. Explore Kauai

50. Explore L'aquatic Paradis in Barcelona


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51. Explore Manhattan

52. Explore Petra

53. Explore Pripyat, Ukraine

54. Explore Shivering Sands Army Fort

55. Explore the Amazon Rainforest

56. Explore the Catacombs of Paris

57. Explore the Desert on a Camel Safari in India

58. Explore the Galapagos Islands

59. Get a Lei in Hawaii

60. Get a Self Portrait in Italy

61. Get High in Amsterdam

62. Get Lost in a Foreign Country

63. Go Backpacking Through Europe

64. Go Clubbing in Miami

65. Go For a Swim in the Blue Ocean at the Maldives

66. Go Hiking in Ireland

67. Go Horseback Riding in Swan Valley, Montana

68. Go Horseback riding in Texas

69. Go Husky Dog Sledding in Alaska

70. Go on a Gondola in Venice

71. Go on a Mother-Daughter Vacation

72. Go on a Pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela

73. Go on a Random Road Trip

74. Go on a Real African Safari

75. Go on a Tour of the Gothic Cathedrals of Europe

76. Go on a Tour of the Harry Potter Studio

77. Go See Nightwish in Finland

78. Go See the Summer Olympics

79. Go Shopping in Milan

80. Go Shopping in New York

81. Go Snorkeling in the Caribbean

82. Go Spelunking in the Ape Caves

83. Go Swimming in the Dead Sea

84. Go to a Big Medieval Fair

85. Go to a Big Rock-Concert Abroad

86. Go to a Big Time Movie Premiere in Hollywood

87. Go to a Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

88. Go to an English Pub

89. Go to an International Football Tournament

90. Go to Barbados

91. Go to Bhutan

92. Go to Brazil

93. Go to Burning Man

94. Go to China During Chinese New Year

95. Go to Colorado

96. Go to Disney Land Paris

97. Go to Dollywood

98. Go to Egypt

99. Go to Fern Canyon

100. Go to Florida

101. Go to Glasgow

102. Go to Hawaii

103. Go to Hungary

104. Go to India

105. Go to Italy

106. Go to Kennedy Space Center

107. Go to Machu Picchu

108. Go to Mauritius

109. Go to Milan

110. Go to Moscow

111. Go to New York

112. Go to New Zealand

113. Go to Norway

114. Go to Oslo

115. Go to Paris

116. Go to Rio De Janeiro

117. Go to San Diego

118. Go to Sea World

119. Go to South Africa

120. Go to Tahiti

121. Go to the Bermuda Triangle

122. Go to the Crystal Cave in Mexico

123. Go to the Eurovision Song Contest

124. Go to the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center

125. Go to the Mall of America

126. Go to the North Pole

127. Go to the Rocky Mountains

128. Go to the Sydney Opera House

129. Go to the Top of Pike's Peak

130. Go to the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

131. Go to the Top of the Statue of Liberty

132. Hitchhike Trough Europa

133. Horseback Riding Through Zimbabwe

134. Ice Skate at Rockefeller Center

135. Island Hopping in Thailand

136. Jet ski Across the English Channel

137. Live Abroad For at Least 6 Months

138. Live in an Ashram in India

139. Live in Bali For a While

140. Live in California

141. Live in France For a Year

142. Participate in the Rickshaw Run

143. Pass Through the Suez Canal

144. Relax in Hot Springs in Iceland

145. Ride a Bike Through Paris

146. Ride a Double Decker Bus in England

147. Ride a Motorcycle Across Europe

148. Ride a Train Across Canada

149. Ride in a Limo Through NYC

150. Ride on the Orient Express

151. Ride the Bullet Train in Japan

152. Ride the London Underground

153. Road Trip Through Scandinavia

154. Sail on the Nile River

155. Sail the Mediterranean

156. Sail Through the Bermuda Triangle

157. Sail to the Galapagos

158. Scuba Dive During a Full Moon

159. Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef

160. See a Football Match at the Nou Camp

161. See an Iceberg

162. See Jerusalem

163. See Niagara Falls

164. See Pearl Harbor

165. See Stonehenge

166. See Taj Mahal

167. See the "Mona Lisa" Painting

168. See the Berlin Wall

169. See the Coliseum

170. See the Galapagos Islands

171. See the Giant Buddha in Hong Kong

172. See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco

173. See the Great Wall of China

174. See the Hell Hole in the Karakum Desert

175. See the Hobbit Huts in New Zealand

176. See the Human Brain in Real Life

177. See the Kremlin in Russia

178. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa

179. See the Louvre

180. See the Midnight Sun in Norway

181. See the Mona Lisa

182. See the Paris Air Show

183. See the Parthenon in Athens

184. See the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina

185. See the Pope

186. See the Pyramids

187. See the Redwoods

188. See the Ruins of Pompeii

189. See the Terracotta Soldiers in China

190. See the Tulips in Holland

191. Set a Foot on Every Continent

192. Shop in Times Square

193. Shop on Black Friday

194. Sink in the Dead Sea

195. Ski a Black Diamond Trail

196. Ski in Colorado

197. Ski Whistler

198. Snorkel in a Coral Reef

199. Soak in a Japanese Onsen

200. Spend a Night in the Igloo Village in Finland

201. Spend a Summer in Italy

202. Spend a Weekend in Vegas

203. Spend a Weekend on Necker Island

204. Spend St. Patrick's Day in Ireland

205. Spend Time in the Amazon Rainforest

206. Spend Winter in a Cabin in Vermont

207. Stand on Kjeragbolten Rock in Norway

208. Stand on Top of the Hollywood Sign

209. Stay at the Poseidon Inn in Fiji

210. Stay at the Village of Oia, Santorini, Greece

211. Stay in an Overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora

212. Surf in Costa Rica

213. Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland

214. Swim in the Gulf of Mexico

215. Swim in the Mediterranean

216. Swim in the Nile

217. Swim in the Red Sea

218. Take a Caribbean Cruise

219. Take a Cooking Class in India

220. Take a Cooking Class in Italy

221. Take a Cruise to Alaska

222. Take a Helicopter Tour Over the Volcanoes in Hawaii

223. Take a Mineral Bath in Iceland

224. Take a Shot of Vodka in Red Square, Moscow

225. Take a Siesta in Spain

226. Take a Trip Cross Country in a Big RV

227. Top of Gibb's Lighthouse in Bermuda

228. Tour Sri Lanka

229. Tour Through Salar De Uyuni

230. Travel Abroad Alone

231. Travel Across Canada

232. Travel First Class

233. Travel on the Essequibo River

234. Travel the Silk Road

235. Travel Through the Greek Islands

236. Travel to Canada

237. Travel to Cuba

238. Travel to the Caribbean

239. Trek Along the Amalfi Coast of Italy

240. Trek Mt. Bromo and Ijen Volcano, Indonesia

241. Trek on the Perito Moreno Glacier

242. Trek the Salcantay Route to Machu Picchu

243. Trek Through the Himalaya

244. Trek to Everest Base Camp

245. Trekking in New Zealand

246. Trekking in Patagonia

247. Visit a Buddhist Monastery in Tibet

248. Visit Every Major US Landmark

249. Visit Every Museum in NYC

250. Visit Joshua Tree National Park

251. Visit Mount Yoshino

252. Visit New England During Fall

253. Visit Pearl Harbor

254. Visit Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

255. Visit Steve Irwin's Zoo in Australia

256. Visit the "Tunnel of Love" in Ukraine

257. Visit the Palace of Versailles

258. Visit the Red Light District in Amsterdam

259. Visit the Rockefeller Center

260. Visit Victoria Falls

261. Walk Across Forum Romanum

262. Walk Across the Golden Gate Bridge

263. Walk Across the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo

264. Walk on the Living Bridges in Meghalaya India

265. Walk the Skywalk at the Grand Canyon

266. Walk Up Ben Nevis

267. Watch a Boston Red Sox Game at Fenway Park

268. Watch a Chicago Cubs Game at Wrigley Field

269. Watch a Cowboys Game in Dallas

270. Watch a Sumo Wrestling Match in Japan

271. Watch Fire Dancers in Hawaii


What is a Bucket List? A bucket list is a list of things to do before you die. It can be anything from skydiving, to exploring the world, or learning how to play the guitar. The idea of a bucket list comes from the idea that we only have one life and we should not wait until it's too late to try new things or accomplish our goals. Bucket lists are used as a way to remind us about what we want to accomplish in life while also reminding us that time is limited and we should not put off our dreams for too long.

Quick Tip For Creating Your Travel Bucket List: Start by writing down all the things that are important to you. You should write down personal goals, professional goals, and anything else that is significant for you. Then, pick the ones that are most important to you right now and make a plan to tackle them.

& What are some of the Top Travel Bucket List Destinations? The editors of the website "Big 7 Travel" surveyed its 1.5 million social medie audience and published a list of the world's top 50 bucket list destinations. Bali topped the list, but there were also some unexpected picks. Here is the full list: 1. Bali, Indonesia; 2. New Orleans; 3. Kerry, Ireland; 4. Marrakesh, Morocco; 5. Sydney, Australia; 6. The Maldives; 7. Paris, France; 8. Cape Town, South Africa; 9. Dubai, U.A.E; 10. Bora Bora, French Polynesia; 11. New York; 12. Dubrovnik, Croatia; 13. Edinburgh, Scotland; 14. Rome, Italy; 15. Paro Valley, Bhutan; 16. Jaipur, India; 17. Waikato, New Zealand; 18. Havana, Cuba; 19. Tokyo, Japan; 20. Antarctica; 21. Vancouver, Canada; 22. Los Angeles; 23. Kruger National Park, South Africa; 24. Santorini, Greece; 26. Singapore; 27. London, England; 28. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 29. Petra, Jordan; 30. Hong Kong; 31. Barbabos; 32. Amsterdam; 33. Santiago, Chile; 34. Cairo, Egypt; 35. Copenhagen, Denmark; 36. Seoul, Korea; 37. Laucala Island Resort, Fiji; 38. Providencia, Colombia; 39. Machu Picchu, Peru; 40. Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo; 41. Lisbon, Portugal; 42. Hanoi, Vietnam; 43. Hawaii; 44. Ibiza, Spain; 45. Beijing, China; 46. Budapest, Hungary; 47. Cinque Terre, Italy; 48. Buenos Aires, Argentina; 49. Las Vegas; 50: Matterhorn, Switzerland.

* Traveling can be a great way to explore new places, experience different cultures, and broaden your perspective. There are many different types of travel, such as solo travel, group travel, adventure travel, luxury travel, and more. Some people enjoy planning their own trips, while others prefer to book a tour or use a travel agent to handle the details. If you're planning to travel, there are a few key things to consider:

  • Destination: Decide where you want to go and what you want to do. Do some research and consider factors such as climate, culture, cost, and safety.
  • Transportation: Choose how you will get to your destination and how you will get around once you're there. Options include flying, driving, taking a train or bus, or using a combination of modes.
  • Accommodation: Decide where you will stay. Options include hotels, hostels, vacation rentals, or camping.
  • Budget: Determine how much money you have to spend and how you will pay for your trip. Consider costs such as airfare, transportation, accommodation, meals, activities, and souvenirs.
  • Itinerary: Plan out your activities and schedule. Consider what you want to see and do, and how much time you want to spend in each place.

It's a good idea to do your research and to be prepared for unexpected events, such as flight delays or changes in weather. It's also important to be respectful of local customs and cultures and to follow any laws or regulations in the places you visit.


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