My Ultimate Travel Bucket List
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My Ultimate Travel Bucket List

What Inspired Me To Create My Ultimate Travel Bucket List?

So why did I create my ultimate travel bucket list? First, for as long as I can remember, I have wanted to travel the world. Some say that is because of my Aquarius nature but I have a sneaky feeling it is because of my family. My parents have travelled to some amazing places like Bangkok, Africa, India, Vietnam and Bali (to name but a few) and the stories they told and pictures they showed awoke something within me. I can only describe it as a hunger to travel or a calling, which believe me I know sounds cheesy or cliché, but it is the truth. 

Furthermore, I’ve also been hugely privileged to travel to many countries either with my family or friends, and these trips have solidified my huge love of travelling. In addition, I have realised that not travelling limits my experiences in life; It keeps me within my comfort zone, which is not only boring but it doesn’t allow me to grow as a person. Similarly, I am so lucky to have learnt about respect towards and from different cultures, religious tolerance, love and openness for all religious practices. As a result, I developed a love for Buddhism, something I never even knew about growing up, and this has had a massive impact on my life. I’ve also seen that there is so much beauty, peace and joy in people across the world and I just want to continue being a part of such wonderful things. 

Dreaming Big & Living My Best Life

There are so many other things that I love about travelling but I won’t waffle on any longer. So here is my ultimate travel bucket list (so far). I started this list when I was about 15, so I thought I would share it with the world. I know it is quite an extensive list but hey, as I said, I love to and want to travel for life. My ultimate travel bucket list has been inspired by my love of history and features historical sites and monuments. 

Lastly, I will update my ultimate travel bucket list over time with more places I want to see. Likewise, I will be tick off the places I’ve been to. Moreover, I will feature these destinations in blog posts about their history, travel photography, inspiration posts and travel tips. 


  • Take an underground tour of Rome’s Colosseum, Italy
  • Go to Hadrian’s Wall, England
  • Visit Chatsworth House, England – ✔
  • Eat at the Pump Room in Bath, England
  • See traces of the Masons at Quinta Da Regaleira, Portugal – ✔
  • Take a Poldark inspired trip to Cornwall, England
  • Wander across the Battle of Culloden Field, Scotland✔ 
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Culloden Battle Field!
  • Discover Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Go to Stratford-Upon Avon and see everything to do with Shakespeare, England – ✔
  • See a play in the Royal Shakespeare Company, England – ✔
  • Visit the Palace of Pena and Sintra National Park – ✔
  • Weekend trip to Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Go shopping in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Turkey – ✔
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Istanbul, Turkey!
  • Walk across the Battle of Bosworth Field, England – ✔
  • Get colourful at the Holi Festival, India
  • Witness the old Jewish Ghetto in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Partake in a tomato battle in La Tomatina in Valencia, Spain
  • Visit Lyme Park, England – ✔
  • Go on horseback across County Kerry, Ireland – ✔
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County Kerry, Ireland!
  • Visit Lindisfarne, England
  • Walk through the Roman Forum, Italy – ✔
  • Go to the Isle of Sky, Scotland
  • Ride the Pirates of the Caribbean Ship, St. Lucia – ✔
  • Day trip to a medieval city in Sienna, Italy – ✔
  • Go on a camel ride in the Sahara Desert, Morocco
  • Ride Tram 28 in Lisbon, Portugal – ✔
  • Eat Gelato, Pizza and Pasta in Rome, Italy – ✔
  • Go for a swim at Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
  • Eat at The Avocado Show, Amsterdam – ✔
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The Avocado Show, Amsterdam!
  • Visit Auschwitz, Poland
  • Take a boat trip to Bamboo Island, Thailand
  • Visit the Trinity Old Library & the Book of Kells, Dublin, Ireland – ✔
  • Marvel at the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Spa Day at Thermae Bath Spa, England
  • Take a cruise down the Nile River, Egypt – ✔
  • Boat ride through Amsterdam’s canals – ✔
  • Run through a tulip field, Netherlands
  • 12 Island Boat Trip in Fethiye, Turkey – ✔
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Fethiye and Çalis, Turkey!
  • See the Eiffel Tower, France – ✔
  • Visit the Great Cathedral and Mosque (Mezquita de Córdoba), Spain
  • Walk all the university colleges in Cambridge – ✔
  • Spen the day at Prague Castle, Czech Republic
  • Go to the Beer Festival in Berlin, Germany
  • Take a Jane Austen tour of Bath, England – ✔
Reasons to visit Bath
Jane Austen Centre, England!
  • Have afternoon tea in the Jane Austen Centre, England – ✔
  • Take a tour of the Reichstag Building, Germany
  • Visit La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
  • Explore Tintern Abbey, Wales – ✔
  • Discover Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • See the Belogradchik Fortress, Bulgaria
  • Algarve Cave Boat Tour, Portugal
  • Tour the Tower of London, England – ✔
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The Tower of London, England!
  • Explore the great ancient city of Petra, Jordan
  • Spend the day at Mondulkiri Project (elephant sanctuary), Cambodia
  • Visit the Eden Project, England – ✔
  • See the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
  • Try (but will probably fail) surfing in New South Wales, Australia
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, Egypt – ✔
Valley of the Kings, Egypt!
  • Explore Warwick Castle, England – ✔
  • Walk around Baba Vida, Bulgaria
  • See the world of Beatrix Potter in the Lake District, England – ✔
  • Marvel at the Tower of Belem and wander Jerominos Monastery – ✔
  • Scuba dive/see Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Panoramic Views in St. Lucia, Caribbean – ✔
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St. Lucia, Caribbean!
  • Experience traditional Hill tribe villages of Akha, Lisu, Hmong and Karen, North of Thailand
  • Attend the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland – ✔
  • Go on an African Safari at Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
  • Take a Game of Thrones inspired tour of Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Go to the Highlands, Scotland – ✔
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The Highlands, Scotland!
  • Spend New Years Eve in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • See the White Cliffs of Dover, England
  • Drink cocktails on a Spanish beach – ✔
  • Spend the day at the Grand Canyon National Park, USA
  • Swim with dolphins in Spain – ✔
  • Take a boat trip to the Private Island of Isola Del Garda, Italy
  • Fall in love with The Golden Triangle, Thailand
  • Walk across Tower Bridge in London, England – ✔
Tower Bridge, England!
  • Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing, China
  • Explore the Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain
  • Go on a LOTR inspired trip to New Zealand – Hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, see Mount Ngauruhoe (“Mount Doom”) and get lost in Hobbiton
  • Geek-out at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England – ✔
Oxford, England!
  • Shop at Thailand’s floating markets in a rickety wooden boat
  • Ride the Death Railway, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand
  • Play with some elephants, Thailand
  • Amble around the Red Square in Moscow, Russia
  • Discover the Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia
  • Visit Pompeii, Italy – ✔
  • Stay in Lake Windermere, England – ✔
  • Backstage tour of the Globe Theatre, London, England – ✔
The Globe, England!
  • Visit Hampton Court, England
  • Climb Ben Nevis, Scotland
  • Outlander inspired tour of Scotland – ✔
  • Explore the Taj Mahal, India
  • Visit Angkor Wat Temple, Cambodia
  • Climb to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral Tower – ✔
  • Visit St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia
  • Explore Le Mont Saint-Michel, France
  • Go inside the Radcliffe Camera, England – ✔
  • Walking trip to Loch Lomond, Scotland – ✔
Loch Lomond, Scotland!
  • Spend a week in Jade Mountain (St. Lucia’s most romantic Luxury Resort)
  • Walk around Avebury, England – ✔
  • Road trip in America
  • Day trip to Rhodes, Greece – ✔
  • Spend the morning eating in a French Bakery – ✔
  • Cry with happiness at Prasat Hin Phimai Historical Park, Thailand
Pont des Arts in Paris, France!
  • Visit the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Watch sunsets at Çalis Beach, Turkey -✔
  • Get a Thai Massage, Thailand
  • Hike Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint, Thailand
  • Swim in Pamukkale’s thermal waters, Turkey -✔
  • Take a Balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Fangirl at Ephesus’ ancient Greek city, Turkey -✔
  • Get a train over the Glenfinnan Viaduct (Harry Potter), Scotland – ✔
Harry Potter Train, Scotland!
  • Visit the Acropolis of Athens, Greece
  • Wander around the Catacombs of Rome, Italy -✔
  • Go on a road trip through Route 66, US
  • Walk around the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St. Peter, York – ✔
  • Go up Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland – ✔
  • See the Northern Lights, Iceland
  • Spend the day marvelling at art in the Louvre, France – ✔
  • Hike the Lake District, England – ✔
  • Climb to the top of Mount Vesuvius, Italy – ✔
Mount Vesuvius, Italy!
  • Visit Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Explore Scaligero Castle, Lake Garda, Italy
  • Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – ✔
  • Discover the Neuschwanstein Castle in southwest Bavaria, Germany
  • Visit Dracula’s Castle, Romania
  • Drink the healing waters of the Roman Baths, England
  • Walk over the Pont des Arts in Paris, France – ✔
  • Hike the Boca do Inferno and Cabo da Roca, Portugal – ✔
My Ultimate Travel Bucket List
Boco De Inferno, Portugal
  • Day trip to Hallstatt and the Lake Region from Vienna, Austria
  • Rest on a beach in Nice, France – ✔
  • Relax in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Explore Stonehenge, England – ✔
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Go to a Tuscan Vineyard, Italy
  • Get literary at the Hay Festival, Wales – ✔
  • Go to the Cave Bath, Miskolc-tapolca, Hungary
  • Do a Harry Potter Tour of Oxford, England – ✔
  • Visit Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, Austria
  • Walk along Worms Head, Wales – ✔
Worms Head, Wales!
  • Have a shot of tequila in Mexico
  • Visit that Vatican, Italy – ✔
  • Go to Walt Disney World in Florida, US
  • See the Caves of Aggtelek Karst, Hungary
  • Go to Abbey Island, Ireland – ✔
  • Visit Salzburg Old Town (Altstadt), Austria
  • Go skiing in the French Alps, France
  • See Karnak and Luxor Temples, Egypt – ✔
My Ultimate Travel Bucket List
Luxor Temple!

Final Thoughts

Well, there you have it, my ultimate travel bucket list. Do you also have a travel bucket list? If so, what’s on it? What other places and activities would you recommend adding? Also, if you need any help to create your own bucket list, check out this fantastic blog post that inspired me to create my own.

Likewise, if you enjoyed reading this, check out my other recent post about Oxford!

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