Bucket List Ideas : The Most Stunning Places In The World
You could leave on a travel adventure every week and not be able to see all the world’s most stunningly beautiful places. While everyone has different tastes and ideas of what is beautiful, there are many locations around the world that few people would argue against their splendor.
There are innumerable national parks bursting with natural wonders, vibrant and exciting cities, intricately designed agricultural feats, and dazzling geological landscapes that are extraordinarily pretty. The following list is just a few of some of the most remarkable places that should be part of anybody’s travel bucket list ideas.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Inspiring not only Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, but also featured in many shows and movies, this Romanesque Revival palace has all the grandeur and magnificence that one would expect for a castle. The 19th century palace, formerly the home of a king, sits grandly atop a craggy hill located in southern Bavaria, Germany.
As the most popular of its kind in all of Europe, the fairy-tale castle sees almost one and a half million visitors each year. Planning a tour to see the palace in all of its regal splendor will leave you too feeling like royalty.
Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Located on the Zambezi river and serving as the border between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, this waterfall is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but has also been named one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Known by the locals as the ‘smoke that thunders’ (Mosi-oa-Tunya), there are more than two million people from all around the globe that come to its magnificence each year.
While many visitors simply stare in awe at the spectacle of the falling water, some thrill seekers come to swim on the edge of the falls (known as the ‘Devil’s Pool’), go white water rafting, or conquer their fears by bungee jumping.
Taj Mahal, India
This impressive mausoleum was constructed in the mid 1600s and is considered by many to perfectly epitomise the beauty of Indian Muslim art. Widely considered to be the most beautiful building in the world, the white ivory masterpiece was and still is a monument representing enduring love.
While much of its fame surrounds the building itself, the garden, with its reflective pools, colourful flowers and birds, and horticultural perfection are also worth witnessing. As one of the greatest architectural achievements of all time, the Taj Mahal is visited by millions each year — an opportunity to see it first hand should not be passed by.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Named after the silica-rich waters that feed the lagoon, this famous Icelandic destination is located just southwest of Reykjavik. The warm waters of the geothermal spa not only look amazing, but they are beneficial for your skin.
Rich in minerals such as sulfur and silica, many visitors report that the water has healing properties for a variety of skin conditions. Operating at a comfortable temperature of 99 to 102 degrees fahrenheit, guests can relax in the magical waters and take in Iceland’s splendid sights.
Formerly a volcano, this French Polynesian island is one of the most picture-perfect tropical destinations in the world. Located in the Pacific Island, and surrounded by a thriving barrier reef with enough biodiversity to appease any diver, snorkeler, or swimmer, Bora Bora is spectacularly beautiful.
You will feel like you are in a dream when you arrive on this magical island — an abundance of coconut trees, white beaches, deep turquoise-blue seas, and green mountain peaks await you.
Oia, Santorini, Greece
It was difficult to just pick one of the Greek islands, as they are each undeniably beautiful, but Oia stands out as it offers some of the best views of the Aegean sea. The images of the white sandstone buildings with their striking blue roofs come to life on this quiet island, featuring the famous village of Santorini.
Not only does the location offer spectacular views of the sea, but the volcanoes can be seen from your charming accommodation. Imagine watching the sun set over the water from your gorgeous private veranda — this impressive village on a cliff deserves to be included on your bucket list.
Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Not only will we suggest this location, but we can tell you when to go. Each year, in the short span of late-November to the beginning of December, Russell Lupins bloom across the landscape. The bright purple flowers seem to cover every inch of the landscape at this South Island national park. Not to worry if you miss this event, considered one of the most dramatic and spectacular places in the stunning country of New Zealand, because there will be scenic beauty year-round.
The city of love is truly hard not to fall in love with. The tree-lined streets are bursting with architecture that puts images on postcards to shame.
The city is relatively quaint, pedestrian friendly, and full of parks that perfectly incorporate nature into the world-famous urban location. Unique from any other international city, Paris offers a sense that the city is alive.
From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the many cafés and restaurants, this attractive city has a right to be included on your travel list.
The world is a beautiful place to visit. Why not start your journey to these incredible places when searching for the most stunning places in the world that should be on your bucket list. Which one are you going to visit first?
Roger Galifinakis has been in the hotel management business for over 20 years. Has a MBA in Hotel Management and graduation in Tourism Management. During this time Mr. Galifinakis has worked with hotel networks in Rome, Paris, Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro. Currently is an editor for AllWebHotels.com covering hotel news, tourism destinations and, of course, thousands of hotel profiles. As the online hotel niche turns more and more competitive, Mr. Galifinakis’ goal is to offer AllWebHotels.com’s visitors accurate and useful information. Today, travelers know better than to rely on large scale GDS systems with fixed rates, they want custom rates and to be directly in touch with hotels. That’s where AllWebHotels.com can help you make the most of your trip.
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