So, before you think that you need to visit these places because I have been there and loved them, I’ll tell you that I have never been to these 20 destinations. So why would I be telling you to go there? Well, because they are the 2o places at the top of my bucket list. These are places that I am dreaming of visiting and I think you should want to visit these places too. Also, check out these extremely awesome travel instagrammers who are constantly giving me new bucket list destinations to explore!
Here are 20 bucket list destinations for you to be inspired by…
This South American country offers incredible views of Patagonia and world class hiking. After your workout in the mountains, head over to Mendoza, Argentina’s wine region. Beautiful views… mountains… a wine region! You don’t want to miss out on this country!
2. Arizona, USA
Arizona is a US state full of beautiful views and fun adventures. If you are into hiking or just catching a beautiful view, be sure to add Arizona to your bucket list. From the Grand Canyon to Sedona, this state is packed full of beauty.
3. California, USA
This US state is full of everything you could hope for in a state. It has the rugged coastline, mountains, lakes, The Golden Gate Bridge, and the list goes on. California is a state that offers almost everything, take a road trip here!
The country just to the north is a huge bucket list destination. Full of mountains and outdoor beauty, it is no surprise that many people have been heading to Canada for their vacations. Even better, Canada is celebrating 150 years this year, so visit all of their national parks for free!
Once considered a country of war and crime, this country has rebuilt itself into a beautiful country full of culture and beauty. Visit the rainforests, beaches, coffee plantations, and mountains of Colombia.
Between Greece (see below) and Croatia, your dreams of island hopping should be taken care of. Visit this beautiful European country and live it up on a yacht for the week, while sailing around these beautiful islands.
Now that US and Cuba relations have settled, many Americans are heading to Cuba for an enriching and cultural experience. Drive around Havana in an old classic car, try a Cuban cigar with the locals in Viñales, or enjoy the colorful city of Trinidad.
Ever dream of island hopping? This is your place to do it! Fly into Athens and explore the Acropolis and everything else the capitol city has to offer, then take a boat between the islands. Every island boasts a different scene, so make sure to check out a few!
Iceland road trip anyone? This country is the perfect destination to visit for those that love the outdoors and are a sucker for beautiful places. Iceland is a perfect country to visit year round. Summer giving you longer days and more places to explore and winter time giving you a serious winter wonderland, complete with The Northern Lights… if you are lucky!
From the Himalayan mountains to the Indian ocean to the Taj Mahal, this Asian country is full of things to do and places to see. The Taj Mahal, sometimes considered one of the wonders of the world, is worth the visit to India alone.
From temples to beaches and volcanoes to diving, this Southeast Asian country should be on your bucket list. Visit Komodo island, an island full of Komodo dragons, watch the incredible sunsets on the beach, visit a monkey sanctuary, or hit the underwater world to explore the amazing aquatic life.
12. Isla Holbox, Mexico
If you like the island life, this might be the place for you! Isla Holbox is a small island located of the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The perfect place to try Mexican food, sip on margaritas, and hang out in the over the ocean hammocks.
Just above Tanzania, sits the African country of Kenya. This country is full of amazing wildlife and beautiful views. Make sure to head out on a safari while you are here and spend a night at Giraffe Manor, the ultimate dream hotel stay.
14. Montana, USA
Montana may not be the first place you think of when you think of bucket list destinations, but have you seen Glacier National Park? This US state park is full of waterfalls, trees, bears, and some seriously beautiful views!
Visit the Blue city of Chefchaouen or ride a camel through the Sahara Desert. Visit this beautiful and cultural country in Northern Africa and enjoy the diverse cities and experiences offered.
This country is a hiker’s dream. Cruise through the fjords by boat or take a hike up the mountains and take the views in from above, either way, this is a destination you will love.
Peru is a country full of things to do, one of the most notable, Machu Picchu. Trek the Inca trail for a couple days or take a train to this incredible Inca city located in the Sacred Valley of Peru.
This European country, located on the coast of the Atlantic ocean, is full of beautiful cities with a European charm. From Lagos to Lisbon and every city in between, enjoy the culture, beautiful views, and delicious food.
19. South Africa
From safari’s to wine regions to incredible hiking, this African country has it all. Be sure to visit Cape Town and hike Table Mountain for incredible views of the city and the coast, then head over to Stellenbosch for some wine tasting. And finally, any visit to an African country is not complete until you go on a safari and visit these animals in their natural habitat.
20. Sri Lanka
If you follow The Blonde Abroad, you know that she headed to Sri Lanka this past year, putting this beautiful Asian country on everyone’s bucket list. From volunteering at elephant sanctuary’s to visiting the Temples to beautiful hiking, this country should be added to your bucket list.
I hope you are inspired by these bucket list destinations and these awesome travel instagrammers, I know I am!
(Photo credit: The Blonde Abroad)