The Ultimate Travel Bucket List Part 2: Places to See and Exciting Events

bucket_listThis ultimate bucket list has been created from submissions made by world travellers.

We have broken down these travellers goals into a categories that are posted in 2 parts due to the volume. (See The Ultimate Travel Bucket List Part 1: Life Changing, Adventure, Food & Drink)
We hope this will help others trying to create a bucket list of their own. To read more see about creating your own Travel Bucket List check out Looking for Direction?. OR to submit your own bucket list, please email

A special thanks and awesome high five to the following people who have helped make this list as ‘ultimate’ as possible!
Jeremy Hogg & Friends
Deborah Schultz
Joel Ward from Freedonia Post
Jessica Speziale from News and Reviews in My Shoes
Caz Makepeace from yTravelBlog
Connie Hum from Connvoyage
Jenny Leonard from WhereIsJenny
Jayne Gorman from 40before30

And without further adieu…


Places to See (Landscapes, Landmarks and Architecture)

  • Touch architecture at least 6000 years old (ex. Callanish standing stones, The Pyramids)
  • See all 7 ancient wonders of the world – this list is often challenged, but the pyramid of Giza is one sight that remains agreed upon. (Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria)
  • See all 7 natural wonders of the world – as originally listed by CNN, but has been debated through time: (Grand Canyon, The Great Barrier Reef, The Harbor at Rio de, Janeiro, Mt. Everest, Northern Lights, Paricutin Volcano, Victoria Falls)
  • Walk on black sand
  • See multi-coloured mountains
  • Visit the gravestones of those historically significant
  • Stay in authentic ice hotel in Sweden
  • See a real igloo and inukshuk
  • Shop at the largest floating market – Mekong River, Vietnam


  • Angel Falls – Venezuela
  • Lake Titicaca, Peru/Bolivia
  • Iguazu Falls – Argentina/Brazil
  • Galapagos Islands – Ecuador
  • Salt Flats – Bolivia/Argentina
  • Tierra del Fuego – Argentina/Chile
  • Natural Guisers – Bolivia
  • Table Mountain – Cape Town, South Africa
  • Uluru/Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock) – Australia
  • Northern Lights (Yukon, Alaska etc)
  • Grand Canyon – Arizona, USA
  • Niagara Falls – Ontario, Canada
  • Banff – Alberta, Canada
  • Milford Sound – New Zealand


  • Easter Island, Chile
  • Ciudad del Mundo (Middle of the World) – Quito, Ecuador
  • San Agustin Archaeological Park – San Agustin, Colombia
  • Potosi Mines – Potosi, Bolivia
  • Stonehenge – England
  • Petra (ancient ruins) – Jordan
  • L’anse aux Meadows – Newfoundland, Canada


  • Zipaquira Salt Cathedral – Bogota, Colombia
  • Pyramids and Sphinx – Cairo, Egypt
  • Luxor and Karnak temples – Luxor, Egypt
  • Dracula’s Castle – Transylvania, Romania
  • Statue of Liberty – New York City, New York
  • Guggenheim Museum – New York, New York, USA
  • Eiffel Tower – Paris, France
  • Medieval City – Carcassonne, France
  • Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain
  • The Tower Bridge – London, England
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa – Italy
  • Acropolis & Parthenon – Athens, Greece
  • Great Wall of China – China
  • Forbidden City – Beijing, China
  • Petronas Twin Towers – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Helix Bridge – Singapore
  • Golden Pavillion – Kyoto, Japan
  • Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Events, Celebrations and Party Places

  • Work at or attend the Olympics
  • Attend a full moon party in Thailand
  • Party at Rio Carnival
  • Attend the Berlin Love Parade – Berlin, Germany
  • Art Car Parade – Houston, Texas, USA
  • Burning Man – Nevada, USA
  • World’s Biggest Water Fight – New years Eve – Thailand
  • Mardi Gras – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Winter Carnivale – Quebec, Canada
  • Oruro Carnival – Oruro, Bolivia
  • Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany
  • La Tomatina (huge tomato fight) – Valencia, Spain
  • Run with the Bulls – Pamplona, Spain
  • Carnival – Venice, Italy
  • New Years Eve in Times Square – New York City, New York – USA
  • River tube pub crawl at Vang Vieng, Laos


  • Step foot on all 7 continents
  • Visit every country in the world (or create a number to complete)
  • Get a tattoo abroad (either to celebrate or remember a specific time in your travels)
  • Fall in love abroad
  • Get paid to travel
  • Write a novel
  • Go to the airport with no preconceived idea of where to go and board a plane
  • Send a message in a bottle
  • Use only local transport in a 3rd world country
  • Travel to the moon
  • Cross an international border by foot
  • Cross an international border by boat
Written by Ross French