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If you’re on the hunt for the ultimate dream destinations to add to your travel bucket list , then look no further!

From timeless favourites to unique off the beaten track adventures, we’ve got the best dream destinations.

Whatever your jam is – idyllic beaches, island hopping havens, big city lights, epic road trips, encounters with wildlife, the most famous landmarks, mountains hikes or foodie delights, we’ve got you covered with this curated list of dreamy spots around the world.

Are you constantly adding new spots to your ever-growing dream travel destination wishlist ? The world is full of amazing places and it seems there’s never enough time to explore them all. But we can at least try!

These are the places we’ve been and the places we’ll go! Grab your pen, pull out your notepad, let the honeymoon planning adventure begin and get ready to expand that list of places!

We can pack your list full of ideas for many anniversary dream vacations to come, too. After all, you deserve more than one trip of a lifetime …

Join us as we whisk you away on a virtual tour of our handpicked dream destinations for 2024 !

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Dream Destinations in Africa

1. chobe national park, botswana.

Botswan a’s wilderness unfolds in Chobe National Park , a tapestry of diverse wildlife and lush landscapes.

Elephants roam in their herds, painting a majestic scene against the backdrop of the Chobe River. In fact Chobe has the largest herd of elephants in Africa .

Don’t miss the Okavango Delta , too. For couples seeking an authentic experience under the African sky, this is one of the continent’s dream destinations for a safari . 

2. Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, one of Egypt’s ancient cities , is as an open-air museum to a time long past. Temples and tombs, etched with hieroglyphs, tell tales of pharaohs and gods.

The Nile flows gently by, a lifeline that has shaped Egypt’s history. Luxor is a gateway to the wonders of the ancient world and a top pick of our dream destinations for history lovers.

3. Great Migration, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Witness the Great Migration in Kenya ‘s Maasai Mara , a spectacle of life and survival.

This ancient dance of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle across the savannah is nature’s grand opera. Against the backdrop of rolling grasslands, this most iconic of dream destinations has to be on your list for a safari honeymoon in Africa.

4. Ile Aux Nattes, Madagascar

Despite its gigantic size, Madagascar is certainly an off the beaten track kind of dream destination. 

One of its hidden gems is Ile Aux Nattes aka Nosy Nato. You have to get to Nosy Boraha, or Île Sainte-Marie, an island off Madagascar’s east coast. The town on this island, Ambodifotatra has the pirates’ cemetery and includes graves marked with a skull and crossbones . 

Ile Aux Nattes is a canoe ride away and an enclave of complete tranquillity. This island, fringed by sapphire waters and lush palms, is for couples seeking the slowest pace of life.

5. Le Morne Brabant, Mauritius

Mauritius is one of those dream destinations of stunning beaches in the Indian Ocean. Le Morne Brabant is its most iconic site, standing as a sentinel over crystal-clear lagoons and sun-kissed beaches.

This mountain, steeped in history, has breathtaking views of the island’s enchanting landscape with the famous ‘underwater waterfall’, a beautiful mirage.

Book a beautiful resort and enjoy all the adventure and luxury Mauritius has to offer!

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6. Marrakech, Morocco

The red city of Morocco , Marrakech , is a labyrinth of culture and colour. Its bustling souks, fragrant with spices and vibrant textiles, invite you to lose yourself in a sensory journey.

Amidst ancient palaces and lush gardens, Marrakech weaves a tale of history, art, and Moroccan charm. Stay in a cute riad and go with an empty suitcase!

7. Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

The Quirimbas Archipelago , strewn like jewels across Mozambique ‘s cerulean waters, is a dream destination of untouched, off the beaten track, African beauty.

These islands whisper tales of marine wonder, where coral reefs teem with life beneath the waves. Secluded beaches create a serene escape, wrapped in the embrace of the Indian Ocean. Honeymoon heaven.

8. Sossusvlei, Namibia

In the heart of Namibia’s Namib Desert, Sossusvlei’s towering dunes paint a surreal landscape.

These red sands, sculpted by the wind over the millennium, create a canvas of shifting hues and shapes. Deadvlei where the trees are 900 years old is a must.

Sossusvlei is a stark beauty of the desert , where the silence and the stars shining down from the cosmos speak volumes!

Namibia is the perfect place to get off the beaten track in Africa.

9. Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda

Come to Africa’s oldest rainforest, Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park . A realm of biodiversity, where ancient rainforests echo with the calls of chimpanzees and birds.

This emerald expanse, laden with walking trails, offers a journey into the heart of Africa’s untouched beauty. Tag it on to your bucket list journey, Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park.

10. La Digue, Seychelles

The best way to experience Seychelles is by island hopping and top of your list should be the small island of La Digue .

Giant granite boulders and turquoise waters frame idyllic beaches like Anse Source d’Argent, creating a dreamscape of tropical serenity.

Here, bicycles replace cars , inviting you to explore at a leisurely pace, enveloped in the island’s natural allure.

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11. Cape Town, South Africa

What city is top of our dream destinations list? It could well be Cape Town . Cradled by Table Mountain and the Atlantic, this South African city is vibrant and diverse.

From the colourful houses of Bo-Kaap to the penguins of Boulders Beach , the nearby Cape winelands and the seasonal opportunities for whale watching . Did we mention the food? Cape Town is a mosaic of experiences. 

12. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Dream places for safari? Then look no further than Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater , a caldera teeming with wildlife.

An Eden of the African continent, this natural amphitheatre hosts a spectacular array of animals coexisting in harmony.

The crater’s rim offers panoramic views of this unique ecosystem. Marvel at nature’s intricate balance in one of Tanzania’s most iconic parks .

Don’t miss the island of Zanzibar , where you can explore UNESCO-listed Stone Town and relax on the white sandy beaches.

13. Victoria Falls, Zambia & Zimbabwe:

Straddling Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls thunders with awe-inspiring power. Known locally as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, this cascade is a spectacle of nature’s might.

Surrounding rainforests and the Zambezi River add to the allure, making Victoria Falls a cornerstone of African wonder. From later in August, swim at the edge of the precipice in Devil’s Pool .

Dream Destinations in the Middle East

14. petra by candlelight, jordan.

Jordan is full of dream destinations like Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea but experiencing the ancient city of Petra is a journey steeped in ancient mystery.

As the sun sets, the Siq and the Treasury illuminate with thousands of candles , casting an enchanting glow over the rose-red city.

Whispers of history and the soft flicker of candlelight create an unforgettable, otherworldly atmosphere in one of the world’s most iconic archaeological sites.

15. Wadi Shab, Oman

Wadi Shab in Oman is a dream destination for adventurers and nature lovers. Tucked away in a stunning canyon, this oasis features crystal-clear waters, lush palm groves, and dramatic rock formations.

Hiking through the wadi reveals hidden pools and waterfalls , inviting you for a refreshing dip. The journey culminates in a mesmerising cave, where a waterfall creates a natural spectacle. Oman is one of our dream destinations. period.

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16. Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia in Turkey is one of those dream destinations you’ve seen on Instagram and TikTok that feels like stepping into a fairy tale.

Famous for its hot air balloons , unique lunar landscape, ancient cave dwellings, and enchanting rock formations, this region captivates with its otherworldly beauty.

The highlight is a hot-air balloon ride at sunrise , with stunning views of the valleys and fairy chimneys .

17. Atlantis, The Royal Dubai, UAE

Atlantis, The Royal in Dubai epitomises luxury and extravagance. This jenga-like icon is set against the backdrop of the stunning Dubai skyline and the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf. This new hotel icon offers world-class dining, thrilling attractions, and opulent suites.

Why is this hotel one of our dream destinations in Dubai ? Exclusive access to Cloud 22 , an infinity rooftop pool set in the sky – one of the dreamiest hotel pools in the world.

Dream Destinations in Asia

18. paro taktsang, bhutan.

Paro Taktsang, or the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan , clings to a cliffside. The journey up, through misty forests and mountain paths, is as breathtaking as the destination itself.

This sacred site overlooks the Paro valley . For adventure seekers and lovers of the outdoors, Bhutan has to be on your dream destinations shortlist. 

19. Angkor Wat at Sunrise, Cambodia

Witnessing the sunrise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a dream bucket list moment, where ancient stones tell tales of empires and mysticism.

Take the short drive from your hotel in Siem Reap and as the first light touches the temple spires of these ancient ruins, the world seems to hold its breath — a magical experience showcasing the splendour of the ancient world.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-visit destination in Southeast Asia

20. Lijiang, China

The Great Wall of China , the skyscrapers of Shanghai and Hong Kong and the limestone karsts of Yangshuo , China is one great place to visit!

Lijiang is one of our favourite spots, with its well-preserved ancient town and stunning Jade Dragon Snow Mountain backdrop.

Wandering through its cobblestone streets and canals, you’ll be transported to a time of epic dynasties and unique folklore.

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21. Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali, Indonesia

From the iconic Nusa Penida , to the picturesque Gili Islands , Bali is not short things to do .

The sandy beaches and small islands could easily be on this list of dream destinations. But, head inland on the Island of the Gods for the Tegalalang Rice Terraces .

These emerald-green rice terraces , carved into the hillsides, encapsulate the rural charm and tranquillity of Bali that millions seek to find .

22. Jaipur, India

India is not short of dream destinations. The Taj Mahal , Ranthambore National Park, Kerala to name a few but its Pink City of Jaipur is where history, culture, and royal grandeur converge.

From the majestic Amer Fort to the intricate Hawa Mahal , Jaipur’s architectural wonders are a feast for the eyes. Bustling markets, vibrant fabrics, and the aroma of spices await.

23. Kyoto, Japan

Japan is another one of those dream destinations where there’s an abundance of bucket list things to do .

But Kyoto, where tradition weaves through modernity, has our heart. From the serene Arashiyama Bamboo Forest to the vibrant Gion geisha district , to the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine , Kyoto is a journey through Japan’s soul.

The city, with its temples, shrines, is a true canvas of Japanese beauty.

24. Luang Prabang, Laos

Nestled at the confluence of the mighty Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Laos ’ picturesque town of Luang Prabang , is where tranquillity reigns.

This UNESCO-listed town, with its golden temples and colonial architecture, is a must-visit.

Mornings here begin with the sight of saffron-robed monks collecting alms and afternoons are spent in the nearby Kuang Si waterfalls .

25. Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

Sabah in Malaysian Borneo is one of our top picks for wildlife lovers seeking dream destinations.

Its lush rainforests, home to orangutans and pygmy elephants, mean an unforgettable foray into the heart of the planet’s biodiversity.

Beyond the jungle, pristine beaches and coral reefs beckon couples seeking tranquillity and underwater adventures.

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26. Overwater Villa in The Maldives

The pinnacle of tropical dream destinations, the Maldives needs no introduction . One of the best things about the Maldives is staying in a stunning overwater villa on a tiny island or atoll.

Luxury and seclusion is the name of the game for a true castaway experience.

Picture yourself waking up to the ocean’s gentle rhythm, with turquoise waters stretching as far as the eye can see. The Maldives is 100% worth visiting .

27. Mt. Everest, Nepal

The epitome of human endurance and nature’s majesty, trek through the planet’s highest peaks to Everest Base Camp .

Marvel at small villages, visit the Sherpa and trek rugged trails , the journey to the base of the world’s highest peak is an adventure of a lifetime.

Amidst the Himalayas, will can find a profound sense of awe and achievement. 

28. El Nido, The Philippines

Dream destinations for beach lovers? El Nido in the Philippines is the one, where limestone karsts rise from emerald waters.

This archipelago, with its hidden lagoons and secret beaches , is a haven for island hoppers .

Whether snorkelling in its vibrant reefs or kayaking through its tranquil waters, El Nido will be an enchanting island honeymoon experience.

29. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Singapore ‘s Gardens by the Bay is a futuristic dream destination, where nature and innovation intertwine.

The iconic Supertree Grove and the world’s largest glass greenhouse offer a glimpse into a utopian world. 

30. Haedong Yonggungsa, South Korea

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple , perched on South Korea ‘s rocky coastline, is a dream destination for spiritual seekers.

This sacred place, where the sound of waves harmonises with Buddhist chants, is a serene escape from the bustling city life.

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31. Kandy to Ella Train, Sri Lanka

The train journey from Kandy to Ella in Sri Lanka is a must visit in this Indian Ocean island.

As the train meanders through rolling hills, tea plantations, and misty forests , each bend reveals a new panorama of the island’s lush landscapes.

Sri Lanka is an underrated gem, full of adventure, culture and history. Plus, it’s great value so put it on your affordable dream destinations list today!

32. Maya Bay, Thailand

Thailand is one of our dream destinations , period, and Maya Bay is a must. Famed for its crystal-clear waters and towering limestone cliffs, it’s straight out of a postcard.

Located in the Andaman Sea’s Phi Phi archipelago , this idyllic cove, once a hidden gem, with its natural beauty and ethereal waters is now one of the visited sites in Thailand.

In recent years it was closed by authorities and for good reason, to protect the natural environment. It’s now open again with a focus on keeping crowds at bay. Book an early morning day trip to avoid the crowds .

33. Bukhara, Uzbekistan

The ancient city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan is steeped in the Silk Road’s history . Its labyrinth of mosques, madrasahs, and bazaars, set against the desert backdrop, transports you to a bygone era.

Here, every alleyway and dome tells a story of caravans, traders, and cultural exchanges – a dream destination for culture, history and adventure seekers.

34. Halong Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam is another one of those dream destinations you could list multiple places but Halong Bay with its thousands of limestone islets rising from the jade waters, is ethereal.

Cruising through this UNESCO World Heritage site , you’ll encounter floating villages, secluded beaches, and mystical caves — a serene exploration of one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders.

Dream Destinations in South Pacific

35. whitsunday islands, australia.

From manmade wonders like the Sydney Opera House to natural wonders like Uluru , Australia is one of the best places on the planet, full of dream destinations.

The Whitsunday Islands epitomise the quintessence of a tropical paradise. Imagine gliding through azure waters, with 74 islands set like jewels in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef .

Whitehaven Beach , with its pristine silica sand, is one of the world’s best beaches.

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36. Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is a lesser-explored gem, yet it rivals any tropical paradise with its astounding beauty.

The island’s lagoon, dotted with small islets (motus), boasts shades of blue that seem almost surreal.

Aitutaki is an idyllic place for snorkelling, fishing, and immersing in the tranquil Polynesian lifestyle . The Cook Islands feels like a well-kept secret in a world of mass tourism.

37. Kadavu Island, Fiji

When it comes to top dream destinations, Fiji is certainly up there.

Kadavu Island is for those seeking an authentic island experience. This unspoiled paradise, with its rugged terrain and traditional villages, invites you to a world far removed from modern distractions.

The island is renowned for its spectacular diving spots, including the Great Astrolabe Reef . Kadavu is a sanctuary where one can connect with nature and the rich culture of Fiji.

38. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Synonymous with luxurious and romantic dream destinations, French Polynesia ’s Bora Bora is the jewel of the South Pacific.

Encircled by a lagoon and reef , ranging from shallow crystal clear azure waters to deep blue sea. Iconic overwater bungalows await for the ultimate honeymoon experience over the ocean .

39. Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Another iconic country that could have many spots on our list of dream destinations, N ew Zealand is a haven of natural beauty and adventure.

Abel Tasman National Park is known for its golden beaches, clear turquoise waters, and coastal walking tracks, the park offers a stunning blend of forest and sea.

Kayak along the shoreline and explore secluded bays and observe a diverse array of wildlife. Take a whale watching cruise and marvel at these majestic creatures.

Dream Destinations in South America & Central America

40. sailing antarctica.

Ultimate bucket list dream destinations? Sailing to the barely touched pristine icy paradise that is Antarctica on an expedition ship.

Glide through sub zero waters dotted with icebergs and witness a landscape of stark, surreal beauty .

Encounter penguins , seals , and whales in their natural habitat. This journey to the planet’s most remote wilderness at the end of the Earth will be an unparalleled adventure.

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41. Patagonia, Argentina

Patagonia in Argentina is a dream destination for couples seeking the raw beauty of nature.

Encompassing rugged mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and expansive glaciers, this region offers a stunning display of the natural world.

Marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park . Hike through the untamed landscape for solitude and awe.

Patagonia’s dramatic scenery and the spirit of adventure it evokes make it a true haven for nature lovers and explorers.

42. Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina

Iguazu Falls , straddling the border of Brazil and Argentina , is one of our top picks for dream destinations where nature’s force is felt in full display.

This colossal waterfall system, set amidst lush rainforests, creates a symphony of thundering water and rising mist.

Witnessing the power and beauty of Iguazu Falls was an awe-inspiring experience for us, the splendour of one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders is an essential addition to your dream destinations list.

43. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

A ‘road trip’ across Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia , the world’s largest salt flat, is an epic otherworldly adventure.

This vast, white expanse, especially when covered in a thin layer of water, creates an endless mirror that reflects the sky.

The surreal landscape that starts near Salta in Argentina and ends in La Paz is a unique backdrop for photography and exploration – dream destinations that blend with the heavens.

44. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue to the lively Copacabana beach, the life of the favelas and the incredible scenery, Rio de Janeiro is a city of contrasts.

The infectious rhythms of samba fills the air , while the lush Tijuca rainforest offers a natural retreat within the city.

Dance the night away in Lapa and explore the cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa. Cities don’t come more adored than this.

45. Atacama Desert, Chile

The Atacama Desert in Chile , the driest desert in the world, is a dream destination for couples seeking otherworldly landscapes.

From salt flats and hot springs to moon-like valleys and star-filled skies , Atacama’s natural wonders are both diverse and mesmerising.

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46. Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Colombia is full of dream destinations from the quaint streets of Guatape to its Caribbean vibes of the Rosario Islands .

Tayrona National Park where the jungle meets the sea is a must-do. The unspoiled beaches backed by lush rainforests and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. Hiking trails wind through the park, leading to hidden bays and the chance to spot exotic wildlife. 

47. Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Dream destinations don’t come much dreamier than Costa Rica . This Central American gem is packed with beautiful places .

Monteverde Cloud Forest is a biodiverse sanctuary, shrouded in mist and home to an array of unique wildlife and exotic plants. Walk through the forest canopy on hanging bridges, and be enveloped in a world of lush greenery and tranquillity.

48. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galápagos Islands in Ecuador are a dream destination for wildlife lovers. This unique archipelago, with its diverse array of endemic species, offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe animals up close in their natural habitat.

From swimming with sea lions to walking among giant tortoises , the Galapagos experience is a journey into one of the world’s most extraordinary ecosystems.

49. Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala is one of our favourite underrated dream destinations with  diverse landscapes, culture and volcanos.

Antigua is a picturesque UNESCO-listed town with colonial charm and stunning volcanic backdrop.

The city’s cobblestone streets, lined with pastel-coloured buildings and historic churches are a visual delight. Buy some traditional crafts at the vibrant markets and see Guatemala’s heritage come alive.

50. Isla Holbox, Mexico

Tulum, Akumal, Cabo – Mexico is chock full of dream destinations, not least along the Riviera Maya .

While many flock to the beautiful all inclusive resorts , one of our favourite gem is Isla Holbox , lying off the Yucatán Peninsula.

This island paradise not too far from Cancun. Yet it’s where time slows down, the streets are sand, its transport is golf carts, and its beaches are pristine.

Go for the the laid-back atmosphere, stunning sunsets , and the chance to swim with whale sharks.

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51. Machu Picchu, Peru

When it comes to bucket list dream destinations, Peru ’s Inca citadel,  Machu Picchu in is unparalleled.

The Incan Empire’s architectural prowess perched high in the Andes is a unique ancient ruin with stunning views and a window into a lost civilization.

The journey to Machu Picchu, whether by taking the 3-4 day Inca Trail trek or by train, adds to the mystique of this enigmatic site, making it a must-visit for history and adventure lovers. Peru is an adventure and cultural gem .

Dream Destinations in the Caribbean

52. shirley heights, antigua.

Not only does Antigua have a beach for every day of the year but Shirley Heights has one of the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean Seas .

Perched atop a hill, a panoramic vista of English Harbour and the sparkling waters beyond. The area comes alive every Sunday with vibrant music and barbecues for a true Caribbean vibe. 

53. Flamingo Island, Aruba

Renaissance Island in Aruba epitomises a dreamy escape in the Caribbean . This private paradise is famous for its exclusive beaches and the unique experience of flamingo encounters .

Its crystal-clear waters and tranquil atmosphere offer a perfect retreat for relaxation and luxury, making it a quintessential Caribbean hideaway.

54. Harbour Island, Bahamas

Harbour Island in the Bahamas is renowned for its stunning beaches and colonial architecture.

Its unique pink beach , set against the backdrop of turquoise waters make up just one of many dream destinations in the Bahamas.

55. Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Carlisle Bay in Barbados is a pristine paradise, known for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and soft white sands.

This tranquil haven is perfect for swimming , snorkelling, and sunbathing. The bay, lined with historic shipwrecks, offers a unique underwater adventure, making it a jewel in the Caribbean’s crown.

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56. Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole in Belize is a dream destination for divers and snorkelers.

This massive underwater sinkhole, a UNESCO World Heritage site (and the second largest barrier reef after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) is surrounded by coral and rich marine life. Belize is an underrated gem.

57. Havana, Cuba

Colourful streets lined with vintage cars and colonial architecture, Havana is a dream destination frozen in time.

Cuba ’s vibrant culture is showcased in its lively music scene, friendly locals, and rich history.

Exploring Havana is like stepping into a living museum, where you can follow in the footsteps of Hemingway and live your best life with cigars, daiquiris and mojitos .

58. Willemstad, Curaçao

The unique Dutch colonial architecture of Curaçao’s capital, Willemstad is quaint and unique.

The lively waterfront makes for a charming Caribbean experience. Its diverse history, museums, and bustling markets offer a blend of rich culture and vibrancy, setting it apart from typical beach destinations .

59. Samana, Dominican Republic

Samana in the Dominican Republic is a dream destination for its heavenly unspoiled natural beauty and serene beaches.

While many couples for the stunningly beautiful southern shores around Punta Cana, Samana is a bit wilder with humpback whale-watching , lush rainforests, and cascading waterfalls .

Samana is an authentic Caribbean experience away from the crowds. 

60. Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica

Jamaica is one of our ultimate Caribbean dream destinations. Known for its unique culture, iconic music and stunning beaches but it also has a lush interior, too.

Dunn’s River Falls is a haven with terraced, cascading waters leading down to a beautiful beach. A must-do on your Jamaica honeymoon.

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61. The Pitons, St Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s unique dream destinations. With a verdant mountainous interior ideal for exploring.

The Pitons are twin volcanic peaks, rising majestically from the sea, creating a stunning landscape.

The area around the Pitons offers superb snorkelling, hiking, and a chance to soak in volcanic hot springs, making it a diverse Caribbean escape .

62. Tobago Cays, St Vincent & Grenadines

Tobago Cays in St Vincent & the Grenadines are a cluster of five uninhabited islands, surrounded by a horseshoe reef, with some of the best snorkelling and sailing in the Caribbean.

The cays are a paradise for those seeking pristine natural environments and the serene beauty of barely touched dream destinations . 

63. Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos is often hailed as one of the best beaches in the world , making it one the planet’s dream destinations for thalassophiles.

With its powdery white sand beaches and clear blue waters, it offers an idyllic setting for relaxation and water sports. Grace Bay epitomises the picture-perfect beach experience in the Caribbean .

64. Trunk Bay, US Virgin Islands

Trunk Bay in the US Virgin Islands is renowned for its stunning underwater snorkelling trail and breathtaking beach.

This dream destination is often listed among the world’s most beautiful beaches, with its powdery sand and clear, turquoise waters. Take the ferry from St. John for this paradisiacal slice of the Caribbean. 

Dream Destinations in North America

65. cruising alaska.

As dream destinations go, Alaska is unbeatable for couples seeking untamed wilderness and the most incredible scenery.

Take a cruise to see some of the world’s most picturesque landscapes. Sail through icy fjords , where glaciers calve with thunderous roars.

Witness the majesty of humpback whales and orcas in their natural habitat. Onshore, the allure of the Last Frontier continues with rugged hikes and encounters with majestic wildlife. 

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66. Joshua Tree, California

Where redwoods turn to palm trees, national parks like Yosemite and Death Valley and iconic cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles , California is jam packed full of dream destinations.

The surreal landscapes of Joshua Tree are out of this world. Where the Mojave and Colorado deserts converge under the bright sun and star-studded skies

Rock formations and cacti-studded plains , the iconic Joshua Trees, with their twisted, bristled forms, are a haven for climbers and nature lovers alike. Joshua Tree National Park is a must-do.

67. Rocky Mountains, Canada

The Rocky Mountains of Canada are one of our ultimate dream destinations for a magical road trip . Towering peaks, emerald lakes, and sprawling forests as far as the eye can see.

This region invites explorers to hike its trails , paddle in its pristine waters, witness wildlife in its natural habitat and explore it’s quaint towns like Banff and Jasper

68. Deep South’s Historic Cities

The Deep South , rich in history and culture, is a dream destination for those seeking a journey through time.

This region’s soulful rhythm is felt in its music, cuisine, and storied past. From iconic cities like Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans to the grand plantations and the civil rights landmarks, every corner tells a story of triumph and tribulation. 

69. Driving the Wilds of Montana & Wyoming

Embark on a road trip through the wilds of Montana and Wyoming , a dream destination for those who cherish rugged beauty and solitude.

Picture vast plains, towering mountains, and the untamed spirit of the West . Journey through Grand Teton , Glacier and Yellowstone National Park , where nature’s wonders like Old Faithful geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring are displayed in full glory.

Every turn reveals a new panorama, inviting you to explore the heart of America’s wilderness.

70. Island Hopping in Hawaii

Hawaii , with its string of islands , is one of the ultimate tropical dream destinations.

Each island is a unique paradise. Explore the volcanic landscapes of the Big Island, the dramatic cliffs of Kauai ’s Napali Coast , watch surfers on Oahu ‘s North Shore and drive Maui ‘s Road to Hana .

Snorkel in crystal-clear waters, hike through lush rainforests, and immerse in the Hawaiian culture.

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71. Viva Las Vegas

Sin City is a dream destination for couples who love endless fun and entertainment.

Las Vegas , the neon-lit city in the Nevada desert, promises a whirlwind of excitement, from world-class shows and casinos to gourmet dining experiences and luxurious yet fun hotels .

Beyond the Strip, the desert surrounding Las Vegas offers adventures of its own .

72. Walt Disney World, Florida

As fairytale dream destinations go, Walt Disney World in Orlando is unbeatable.

Don those Mickey Mouse ears and see the magic come to life . Sprawling resorts , four theme parks and a world of enchantment and excitement.

Meet beloved characters, experience thrilling rides, and get lost in fantastical realms of the happiest place on earth !

73. Route 66

Route 66 , America’s Mother Road, is a dream destination for a road trip honeymoon. This historic highway , stretching from Chicago to Santa Monica, is a journey through the heart of America.

Discover quirky roadside attractions, classic diners, and the spirit of the open road. 

74. New York at Christmas

New York City at Christmas is a dream destination that captures the essence of the festive season.

The city transforms into a winter wonderland , with dazzling lights, festive markets, and the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree .

Ice skate under the skyline, shop along the decorated Fifth Avenue, and immerse in the holiday cheer.

New York is full of must-see spots – Central Park, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty.

75. Canyon Country, Utah & Arizona

When it comes to dream destinations in the USA, Utah and Arizona feels like stepping onto another planet.

This region, home to iconic landscapes like the Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and Monument Valley , offers breathtaking vistas of towering rock formations and deep canyons.

Hiking, road tripping, and star gazing in these vast, rugged terrains will be an unforgettable experience, showcasing the awe-inspiring beauty of the American Southwest. Don’t miss highlights like Havasu Falls and Antelope Canyon .

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76. Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City is the closest thing North America has to a European city with its enchanting cobblestone streets, historic Old quarter, and the majestic Château Frontenac are totally picturesque.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site blends rich history, French-inspired cuisine, and vibrant culture. 

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77. albanian alps, albania.

Europe’s emerging hotspot ! Venture into the heart of the Albanian Alps , where untamed nature and amazing hikes await.

Soaring peaks, draped in a cloak of green and rocky outcrops, tranquil villages and crystal-clear rivers form a stunning backdrop.

Here, adventurous couples can tread along paths less travelled . The best thing about Albania being an up and coming gem is the affordable prices .

Hit the beaches of Ksamil for some rest and relaxation afterwards. 

78. Salzburg, Austria

Wander through Salzburg ‘s streets, where every corner is a melody of architectural splendour and Austrian elegance.

The birthplace of Mozart hums with musical history, while its baroque skyline, set against the backdrop of majestic Alpine mountains, create an enchanting allure and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities .

79. Belmond Venice-Simplon Orient Express

The Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient Express is not just travel; it’s a voyage back in time to the golden age of luxury rail travel .

This iconic train with opulent vintage carriages, exquisite dining, and impeccable service, offers an unparalleled experience as it winds through some of Europe’s most beautiful dream destinations .

From the picturesque waterways of Venice to the grand boulevards of Paris or the historic streets of Istanbul , each journey is a celebration of elegance, glamour and romance.

80. Danube River Cruise, Budapest to Prague

European river cruises are a travel style that are often overlooked. But embarking on a Danube River Cruise is to sail through the heart of Europe’s dream destinations.

Float from Budapest to Prague past fairy-tale castles, medieval towns, and vineyard-clad valleys, with stops in culturally rich cities like Vienna and Bratislava . Get a unique perspective of Central Europe’s history, cuisine, and landscapes.

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81. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Croatia’s coastline is full of dream destinations with iconic cities like Dubrovnik and islands like Brac , home to Zlatni Rat , one of Europes best beaches.

But head inland to get off the beaten track at Plitvice Lakes , Croatia’s most prized national park, a labyrinth of water and wilderness , where waterfalls cascade into emerald pools.

Wooden pathways weave through this lush paradise, guiding explorers through a watercolour of natural hues.

82. London, England

London is an icon. Where history and modernity dance under an ever-changing sky.

From the historic Buckingham Palace to the edgy streets of Shoreditch , London is a tapestry of diverse neighbourhoods waiting to be explored.

The city is full of must-see places, things to do, places to eat, and stuff to buy. Explore it’s markets and department stores, verdant parks, and kicking nightclubs and stroll along the storied banks of the Thames.

83. Inari, Finland

Imagine a secluded cabin in Inari , where the Arctic sky unfolds in a spectacle of colours – this snowy paradise is a magical place. Nestled in Finland’s wintry Lappish landscape, it’s a front-row seat to the ethereal Northern Lights .

Here, the silence of the snow-covered forests is a blanket of serenity, and the crisp air is a fresh respite from the world beyond.

Yes you can visit Lapland in the summer months, but it’s the ultimate romantic dream vacation in winter. The best time of year to visit is when it’s under a blanket of snow .

84. Paris in Spring, France

France is the most popular of European vacation destinations but as spring awakens the capital city, Paris , blooms into a living masterpiece.

Stroll through gardens ablaze with colour. The Eiffel Towe r, a sentinel of romance, watches over streets alive with the buzz of cafes and the clink of wine glasses .

Paris in spring is a celebration of love, art, and joie de vivre!

85. Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria, Germany

Perched in Bavarian solitude, Schloss Neuschwanstein is a vision from a bygone era.

An ode to romanticism, this castle is a fairy-tale dream . Wander through its halls, where the echoes of history blend with the majestic panorama of the Alps, creating a timeless escape into Germany’s royal past.

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86. Santorini, Greece

Santorini , where blue-domed churches and white washed buildings form a stunning contrast against the Aegean’s azure expanse. 

This is one of our favourite places . Sculpted by a volcano, now quaint villages and vineyards cradle this rocky outcrop.

As the sun dips into the sea, the best place to witness the sunset is from your heavenly cave pool suite .

87. Vatnajökull, Iceland

The Blue Lagoon , the Golden Circle , black sand beaches, Iceland is an icon, full of dream destinations.

But for something special, behold Vatnajökull, a glacial marvel wheremice caves sculpt a landscape of surreal beauty.

Here, couples can tread softly on ancient ice, enveloped by silence and the raw magnificence. Experience the ethereal glow of the aurora borealis in this otherworldly sanctuary.

88. Positano, Italy

Cascading elegantly down the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast , Positano is one of Europe’s ultimate dream destinations.

Vibrant buildings cling to the steep terrain, overlooking the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean.

Here, bougainvillaea-adorned streets wind down to pebbled beaches, and the air is perfumed with lemons and sea spray. Positano, a coastal reverie, encapsulates the magnificent beauty of Italy .

89. Slea Head Drive, Ireland

At the edge of Europe , County Kerry’s Slea Head Drive awaits with rugged cliffs and the roaring Atlantic Ocean waves creating a landscape of wild, untamed beauty in Ireland .

Stay in a beautiful hotel before driving along this coastal path of the Dingle Peninsula where every turn reveals cinematic vistas: ancient stone beehives, Gaelic legends, sprawling fields, and distant islands shrouded in mist.

90. Comino Island, Malta

Comino Island in Malta is a dream destination for those seeking a tranquil Mediterranean escape.

This tiny, car-free island between Malta and Gozo is famed for its crystal-clear Blue Lagoon , the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling, and simply basking in the sun.

Comino’s unspoiled natural beauty, with its rugged coastline and quiet coves, is ideal for hikers and photographers looking for a serene and picturesque retreat.

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91. Old Town Kotor, Montenegro

Step back in time in Kotor’s Old Town , a labyrinth of cobbled streets and medieval charm.

Nestled against Montenegro ‘s dramatic mountain canvas, this coastal enclave is filled with balconies draped in flowers overlooking bustling squares, and the Adriatic’s gentle waves await nearby.

92. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam ‘s picturesque canals, a network of reflections. Heritage buildings, leaning gently over waterways, with centuries of stories.

Amsterdam is a harmonious blend of history and hip , and invites you to cycle its paths, uncovering treasures from the Rijksmuseum to the vibrant Jordaan district.

93. Atlanterhavsvegen, Norway

Dream destinations don’t come more epic than the stunningly rugged landscapes of Norway .

From the picturesque islands of Lofoten to the Atlanterhavsveien , a serpentine marvel, stretching across Norway’s seascapes near Bergen.

An encounter with the North Sea’s untamed spirit has to be on your list. Bridges leap from isle to isle, giving way to panoramas where the sky and ocean merge .

94. The Azores, Portugal

The Azores , rising from the Atlantic’s depths, are a kaleidoscope of verdant hills, volcanic craters, and azure lakes.

This Portuguese archipelago is a dream destination for nature lovers. Hike the trails that meander through mystical landscapes , leading to cliffs where the ocean’s waves crash against the shore.

95. Transylvania, Romania

Transylvania , cloaked in myth and mystery, is a realm of Gothic tales and castle ruins. Carpathian mountains encircle ancient hamlets, little towns and forested paths, creating a backdrop of brooding beauty.

This land, where legends of Dracula echo, is a haven for Romanian folklore and history.

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96. The Highlands, Scotland

In the Scottish Highlands , Ben Nevis’ rugged peaks, Loch Ness’ deep mythology and the remote villages and castle on Isle of Skye compose a scene of haunting beauty.

This land, wrapped in mist and soft rain is a dream destination for couples who are wild at heart. Experience the heather swaying in the wind and the distant call of a bagpipe , the Scottish Highlands are a must-do.

97. Lake Bled, Slovenia

An emerald lake cradles an island church, a scene from a storybook. Lake Bled is a mirror reflecting Slovenia’s alpine splendour .

Row gently across the tranquil waters of this dream destination, surrounded by mountains and forests —a tranquil jewel in Slovenia’s sustainable travel crown .

98. Seville, Spain

Seville is a flamenco of colour and culture, a place where the essence of Spain comes alive.

Orange trees line the streets, their fragrance mingling with ancient palaces and Gothic cathedrals .

Hop through lively tapas bars and indulge in Andalusian flavours in one of Europe’s prettiest cities.

99. Arctic Bath, Sweden

Drift into the Arctic Bath , Sweden’s floating dream destination where luxury meets wilderness.

Amidst the hush of Lapland’s forests , this haven offers solace in the lap of nature. Beneath the dance of the Northern Lights, indulge in rejuvenating experiences, merging the tranquillity of the Arctic with Swedish hospitality.

100. Zermatt, Switzerland

In the shadow of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is one of many dream destinations etched in the Swiss Alps.

This village, where time slows, invites skiers in winter and hikers in summer to explore trails that weave through snow-dusted forests and alpine meadows .

Here, the air is a blend of pine and crisp mountain freshness — the quintessential Swiss retreat.

We hope you’ve got lots of inspiration for our 100 dream destinations around the world! Did we miss anywhere?

Have you added any new places to your bucket list? Let us know in the comments!

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How to Plan an Around the World Itinerary in 8 Steps

Last updated on January 5, 2024 by Shannon

You’re planning an around the world trip . Congrats! My one-year trip turned into a decade of wandering and it transformed my life . My own one-year trip itinerary took me through 15 countries and countless experiences—but narrowing down my dream countries to just 15 was hard.

In my world travel route, I planned the itinerary to pass through Agra for the Taj Mahal.

After so many years on the road—and after several round the world trips since that first one—I have some hard learned advice for anyone planning their own route and building their own trip around the world. If you’re planning a world trip, it’s usually a long-term route of at least a few months and up to a year around the world, or more.

These are eight ideas—eight steps really—to help narrow your travel itinerary down to those stops along your route that will fit your budget, highlight the most memorable places to you, and make sense for the trip you’ve always dreamed of taking.

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1. Make an itinerary bucket list for the entire world.

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The inspiration phase of planning your round the world trip itinerary is one of the most fun. Maybe you already have a laundry list of places you hope to cram into your world trip itinerary. Or perhaps you’ve nailed down a few key experiences but you’re open to more inspiration. You should absolutely start with a long bucket list of locations all over the world, because weather and route might automatically strike a few off the list for you.

If you’re curious for more travel ideas, browse the  best travel books sorted by destination , or search for long-reads and podcast recommendations on my Destination Travel Guides . Use these books and resources for inspiration on not only places to add to your round the world route, but activities, too.

Perhaps you read The Devil’s Picnic and subsequently add Paris to your list for that stinky but toothsome Époisses de Bourgogne cheese, or you add Bhutan because of its intriguing portrayal in The Geography of Bliss (that’s what has it on the itinerary for my next around the world trip!).

Books and podcasts are a phenomenal way to expand your idea of what is possible on your trip.

Once you have a list of dream destinations for your travel itinerary, highlight up to five that are your absolute priorities—these will become the bedrock of your around the world trip. The rest of the places on your list will slot in around those stops based on timing, weather, and more.

How granularly you plan is personal—some travelers leave with a precise list of destinations and timelines, while others plan the first couple of months of their round the world trop.

My three key travel destinations:

For my first year, I had three key activities on my list. The first was diving the Great Barrier Reef —that’s why my trip started in Australia . The second was meeting my cousin in India and backpacking north from Mumbai together for two months before ending our time together at a volunteer placement in Nepal . The third was time-sensitive as I had always dreamed of attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival , which takes place every August in Scotland.

Later, when I traveled with my 11-year-old niece for six months in Southeast Asia , I led her through some basic Google searches so that she could see what was on offer. We planned our joint world trip itinerary together centered around her three biggies: an ethical elephant encounter , ziplining somewhere, and visiting Angkor Wat .

2. Pick a direction around the world.

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From your home country, your travel itinerary will take you either east to west, or west to east around the world. Backtracking is not ideal—it’s expensive, causes more jet lag, and is bad for the environment. Use this strategy whether you use a round the world ticket (which requires this stipulation) or if you book flights as you travel.

Pros and cons of traveling east:

  • Science says this direction is harder on your body and produces more jet lag . The short of it is because you are losing time when you fly through time several zones, but your body actually prefers cycles slightly longer than 24 hours, not shorter.
  • You’ll need to become a pro at minimizing jet lag so you don’t lose several days to it in each new location.
  • If you’re planning a very long RTW trip, perhaps 18 months or more, and your itinerary creeps around the world, then you will likely not notice the difference much.

Pros and cons of traveling west:

  • As noted, your body actually prefers days that run longer than 24 hours, so your internal clock has a much easier time adding hours into your day. This means fewer nights adjusting and staring at the hotel ceiling at 3am.
  • Your body can do at least two hours of time zone jumping in this direction without having a noticeable effect on you, so it’s ideal to slowly hop west around the world. And if you’re crossing the Pacific from the U.S., your largest time zone change will likely occur at the beginning of your trip, so you can then enjoy more relaxing travel for the many months afterwards.

How I decided my world trip direction:

I was lucky that two of my key experiences could bookend my trip. Scotland and Australia are not close, so it was easy to plan many of my other dream destinations to fill the space between these countries.

Since I planned to leave the U.S. in November, it was easy to surmise that starting my trip in Australia, which was entering summer, made the most sense. Then I would make my way west toward Scotland for Edinburgh Fringe, handily skirting both winter in Europe and summer in Asia.

3. Find creative overland routes.

taking a train on my trip around the world to get around thailand with my niece

Whew, you now have a list of dream destinations for your world trip and a direction of travel. Now it’s time to fill in the space in your itinerary. And you’ll do that by using local transportation, which is a lot more fun than flying—you’ll see more of the country and culture, and you’ll have richer travel experiences .

Go back now to those handful of key destinations from your bucket list that. These are the foundational bedrocks of your world trip itinerary. These dots on the map should lend a rough overview of a route. If they don’t, if one is just an outlier that makes it hard to see logical jumps, narrow your list down to four, and see if that helps—if you truly love the idea of an experience, but it doesn’t fit this trip it might make a great trip on its own in a couple years time.

Now, your world trip itinerary needs the details, and those usually come from visiting clusters of bordering countries—you’ll be crossing overland among many of these destinations. (For that to work, however, check visa restrictions for your nationality as some countries require visas in advance, or don’t allow crossings at certain borders).

Popular routes ( backpacking Southeast Asia , for example), have only a few restrictions and those are easily handled online, or in the days before your border crossing.

Start dotting the map with the countries that are very close to your bedrock destinations. That looks like this: If trekking in Nepal is a bedrock item, and India’s Golden Triangle and Sri Lanka were both on your dream list, then it makes sense to add them into your route, since you’ll definitely be in the region.

My creative overland routes:

As I planned my itinerary, a dear friend announced she wanted to meet me in Florence, Italy in June. That became another bedrock item with a firm date, so I now had a time I had to leave South Asia and head to Eastern Europe.

Nearby Croatia was on my tentative list, and I had a friend in Bosnia , so both of those became stops on my itinerary that helped give it shape. Prague hadn’t been on my list, but I decided to move north through Eastern Europe after leaving Bosnia.

I filled in adventurous stops that would take me from my friend in Italy in June to Scotland in August—plenty of time for rafting in Slovenia , finding charming towns in Czech Republic , biking Amsterdam like a local, and walking through the Lake District of England first!

Research activities in countries you’re considering.

If there are countries nearby your “must-visit” locations, use a site like GetYourGuide to research the types of activities you could see and do if you visited these adjacent destinations as well. I like checking out the day tour sites more than a guidebook at this stage because it’s a very quick overview of the must-dos in each location.

4. Research festivals in your favored locations.

Festivals are an important part of your round the world trip planning itinerary

Local festivals around the world are amazingly full of life, culture, and fun. It’s a huge letdown when you learn too late that you missed a major religious and celebratory festival by just a few days. And it’s also a shock if you arrive thinking it’s shoulder season but you really arrived during Brazil’s carnival.

Plan your route to coincide with the dates of festivals that seem most fun for you (this is especially important for trips with kids, because they love the excitement, colors, and foods at these types of events. You’ll need to book accommodation early depending on the event, so that may take some flexibility from your world travel route, but it’s worth it.

Here are a few favorite annual festivals that many travelers plan around: La Tomatina in Spain in late August; Holi the Festival of Colors  in India around early March; Thailand’s Songkran Water Festival often falls within April and its Loy Krathong Lantern Festival falls in late October or early November.

Festivals around the world I sought out:

When my cousin told me should could only meet in India in February, and I knew we’d be there for two months, I went into planning mode to decide where we should celebrate Holi the Festival of Colors . It was a real highlight of my trip and I am so glad our world travel itinerary allowed us to experience this incredible Indian festival.

Then, of course, was the Fringe Festival —that was one of my bedrock destinations so it was definitely on the planned route.

5. Play Tetris with locations to fit your travel budget.

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I stuck to an amazing year-long world travel budget that came in under $20,000. The only way I could do that was by carefully planning my time to favor budget-friendly countries, and then add in high-cost countries in smaller supply.

Research each of your dream destinations ahead of time because some places you might assume are budget actually cost more than you imagine (a safari in Africa is not cheap, nor is accommodation in much of Africa, but visiting a dream destination on the continent is worth it). Japan may be in Asia, but it’s pricey, too. Central America and Mexico are easy on your budget, as are parts of South America.

How I made my RTW travel budget work:

Australia , England, Scotland, and Ireland were mega expensive and represented three of my eleven months on the road. India and Nepal were, by far, the cheapest places (even cheaper than backpacking Southeast Asia ), and it was actually difficult to go over budget during the three-and-a-half months that I backpacked South Asia.

I spent the other months in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, two regions that are in the discount to mid-range. All told, I was able to easily average $50 a day, even though some days in Europe topped $100.

6. Plan around weather trends.

planning my rtw trip to start in Australia, where i could dive and swim

On your trip, research destinations ahead of time and plan according to your own weather preferences. While it’s not likely you will hit every destination in your preferred season, you should know when monsoon season makes a paradise island unenjoyable, or when blizzards will thwart a planned ski trip.

Research using this great rundown of shoulder season locations around the world, and this European shoulder season list , and this very cool map of a a sample round the itinerary featuring perfect weather in every location.

Why I chased summer around the world:

I planned my trip itinerary to chase summer around the world. As a native Floridian, my tolerance for heat is higher than most others, and I deeply enjoy warmth. A year of summer was lovely.

Whether your around the world trip chases summer or snow—and note it’s way easier to pack for long-term travel when you can leave behind thick jackets and boots—you’ll want to pack effectively using packing cubes .

I have probably 20 packing cubes after 15+ years of travel—cubes of all shapes, sizes, and uses to fit every trip. This eight-pack starter set is well-priced, durable, and will give you a worthy introduction into the sheer magic of packing cubes.

7. Consider how you will fly.

Flying on a RTW trip can make your itinerary more doable but more expensive.

When planning your itinerary, you have to consider more than just major long-haul flights. On my travels, I research local budget airlines too, and I always have a good idea of which regions of the world offer affordable puddle-jumper flights. If you’re considering buying round the world tickets , read my insider tips and advice first!

Southeast Asia has AirAsia and Vietjet, among others. Europe has many budget carriers: Vueling, Ryan Air, and EasyJet. And JetStar has good flight deals in South Asia. By checking for budget airline routes, I know that I can easily visit more countries in a region if there are sub $100 flights around the area. (Tip: this is an amazing interactive map of low-cost airline routes ).

My transportation choices:

I priced out my year on the road and found it was cheaper to combine overland travel with local carriers than it would have been to buy a RTW ticket up front. I also have a guide to how I find good flight deals , since I never buy round the world airfare.

Generally, flights are likely necessary unless you plan an entirely overland route around the world , but flights are harmful if you solely rely on this form of transportation, so truly consider how you can incorporate other options, such as buying a Eurail ticket in Europe, or a Greyhound bus ticket to travel down the east coast of Australia.

Don’t forget to  book travel insurance for your trip —a great policy provides coverage in case of medical emergencies, lost or stolen gear, adventure sports riders, and more. I’ve used  IMG Global  for more than a decade  highly recommend it !

8. Remove some destinations from your world trip itinerary.

Remove some destinations on your trip itinerary.

There is no wrong way to plan your route around the world, and there is no perfect number of places that you can visit in a year—it all depends on what you’re looking for on your trip. And no matter how carefully you plan, you will love some places, feel mediocre toward others, and perhaps even leave early from a few. You won’t know until you set out which type of places and experiences best fit your long-term travel style.

But please keep in mind that the pace of short-term travels is very different from a multi-month trip. Create a route that travels slowly, avoids the dreaded travel-fatigue , and includes destinations you have long dreamed of visiting. To do that, you now need to take a critical eye to your trip and trim the fat.

Is there something you added it because it seemed fun and was moderately close, but it wasn’t a bedrock item? Or perhaps it’s a location you love the idea of so much that you know you will plan a trip there in the future if you skip it now. Snip those from your world travel itinerary right now and you will be shooting me an email of thanks once you’re on the road.

The countries I cut from my around the world trip:

The best advice other travelers gave me when I asked for itinerary advice in a travel forum was to remove an entire leg of the trip. I had hoped to backpack Scandinavia between my time in the Czech Republic and Amsterdam, but long-term travelers assured me that I would be grateful for wiggle room in my itinerary by that stage of my trip (nine months into it).

Plus, they accurately pointed out that I just couldn’t swing these very expensive countries on my limited travel budget.

Turns out that I burned out a month before reaching Czech Republic and camped out in Slovenia for an extra two weeks—if I had been dead-set on Scandinavia, I would have never had time to do that while still making it to Edinburgh Fringe in time! (And let’s not even think about what Scandinavia would have done to my travel budget!).

If you’re overwhelmed about planning the nitty-gritty details on a months-long trip around the world, know that a rough route suffices. All you truly need before you leave home is logistics for the first couple of weeks—you can easily sort out the rest on the road. I promise.

Really, I promise. It seems scary but I swear to you that you will be grateful for flexibility once you land, and that it’s completely possible to plan the smaller details as you go. Moving between countries and regions was infinitely easier than I had anticipated before my first round the world.

Your Next Steps for Planning an Around the World Itinerary

Research places around the world and assemble a dream list of locations. That’s really the first step and should be a lot of fun.

While my travel books selections are a starting point, you can also peruse guidebooks for inspiration. I always buy a Lonely Planet or Rough Guide for my first planned destination (and then I swap it along the way for each new country), and before my first round the world trip I checked out a stack of 25 guidebooks from my library. Do your research and dream big before you even begin selecting an itinerary and paring down your list of destinations.

This is my core page compiling resources on How to Travel the World and here are a few other pages sharing advice specifically for long-term travel planning.

  • How Much Does it Cost to Travel the World
  • How to Save for Travel
  • Free Destination Travel Guides
  • Best Credit and Debit Cards for Travel
  • How to Pack for Long-Term Travel
  • How to Pick the Right Travel Insurance

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Free resources and first-hand advice on how to plan long-term and round the world travels.

Essential Travel Planning Resources

❗ Yes, you need travel insurance . IMG Global is the travel insurance I’ve used for well over a decade of traveling solo, and with kids. Here’s why .

🧳 Smart packing can save your trip. Shop my favorite travel gear , including all of the packing essentials for world travel , gear to keep you safe on the road, my favorite travel books , and more.

🛏️ Find great accommodation . Booking.com is essentially the only hotel booking site that I use. It has a wide and affordable selection of traditional hotels, but also hostels and vacation rentals, too. Use these pro tips to find the best travel accommodation .

📍 Navigate more effectively. Rome2Rio is super handy to assess the full range of transport options between two cities—shows everything from flights to trains, buses, minibuses, and more. If you’re booking a rental car, I’ve always found the best deals on RentalCars.com .

✈️ Book affordable flights. Expedia is one of the first places I look for low-cost flights .

☕ Peruse all of my tips for round the world travel , or learn how to move and live abroad .

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25 Dream Travel Destinations You Need To Visit In 2024

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Imagine a year of wanderlust fulfilled, a year when your passport collects more stamps than ever before.

As a seasoned globetrotter who’s gone through the hassle of travel planning, I totally get the struggle of finding authentic and inspiring travel info online.

But don’t worry, that’s why I’m here! Drawing from my years of globe-trotting experience, I’ve put together this list of dreamy travel destinations, each with its own unique charm and allure .

So, whether you’re a seasoned traveler or planning your first big adventure, this post is here to ignite your wanderlust and provide invaluable insights for your next journey. Let’s dive in!

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25 Unforgettable Dream Travel Destinations That You Need To Add To Your Bucket list

Bocas del Toro is a must-see if you are traveling in 2024 in Panama. Certainly, it has charm with its sprawling beaches that are never too crowded and its turquoise waters.

In fact, its beaches are home to 95% of the coral species found in the Caribbean Sea. The vibrant hotels and eateries that surround Bocas Town’s streets and coastlines are its most unique characteristic.

Memorable wildlife encounters include night time snorkeling in the bioluminescent waters. But it also includes exploring the underground lakes of Nivida Bat Cave . This is done with the help of headlamps and an experienced guide from Hello Travel Panama.

The mountainous region of Chiriquí is equally enchanting. Indeed, between its beaches and highlands, the active Volcán Barú dominates.

First, check into the new 10-room boutique hotel, Finca El Oasis . Then, leave at midnight for a hike to the summit at dawn for a panoramic sunrise above the clouds. 

Drink locally grown coffee that you won’t find at home, like Chiriquí’s beloved Geisha coffee . But, if a hike seems too intense, there are also off-road excursions to the top of the volcano. It’s also possible to try zip-lining through the canopy directly on the property.

While in Bocas del Toro, you will taste Caribbean flavors that will awaken your senses and your desire to explore the local cuisine.

So check out this list of the island’s best restaurants and hotels and better plan your stay. 

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2. Mexico 

European tourists often have an exaggerated image of a country where insecurity reigns. Rest assured, Mexico is not more dangerous than any other country.

If you’re here to enjoy the natural wonders, restaurants, archaeological sites, and natural sites, no one will want to harm you. Mexicans are very welcoming.

Mexico, and in particular the Yucatan region, is sunny all year round, so whatever the season, you can travel to Mexico without worry. If there is a rainy season from July to October, it is not at all restrictive to visit the Yucatan.

The days remain warm and sunny, which explains why many families go to Mexico during the school vacations.

Where should you go in Mexico? The country offers an incredible diversity of landscapes and experiences.

From the beaches of Yucatan to the volcanoes of the center, there are so many things to do in Oaxaca , including exploring its archaeological sites. An overview of the different regions to see in Mexico.

Travel destinations Mexico

If you dream of a trip to Mexico that combines culture and nature, the Yucatan is the ideal region to set down your bags!

Explore the different archaeological sites. Considered the 7th wonder of the modern world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chichén Itzá is surely the most emblematic.

Another must-see is Uxmal, known for the excellent conservation of its architectural details. Calakmul, which is more confidential, is located in the middle of the jungle.

The cities of Yucatan have a nonchalant atmosphere. Take time to lose yourself in the colorful streets of Valladolid, in the white city of Merida, or in the charming colonial buildings of Izmal.

Want to experience life on an island? Make travel plans to the charming island of Isla Mujeres , known for its white-sand shores and turquoise waters.

The Yucatan coastline keeps its promises. On the program: relaxation in the shade of a coconut tree on immaculate white sand; diving to explore the extraordinary underwater world; and succulent restaurants on the beach.

My favorite is the one in Celestun, where you will even have the chance to observe pink flamingos.

You should include the city of Bacalar and the famous lagoon on your map while arranging your journey through the Yucatan Peninsula. 

Of course, a stay in Peru will pass by the discovery of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu and Lima , the capital, will surprise the tourists by its unusual visits and its modernity.

But why go to Peru exactly? Because it is also a country of an unequaled human and cultural wealth which asks only to be discovered and appreciated by the adventurers of the XXIst century!

Why should you visit Lima , Peru? Even just for the architecture – to view the cathedral, church, and convent of San Francisco, or the stronghold of Real Felipe – and its museums, which are essential to understanding the history of the nation, it is an inescapable trip.

It is also an opportunity to visit Peruvian shops and buy some local wares, particularly wool clothing like ponchos, gloves, and hats.

After Lima, most vacationers staying in Peru head for Cuzco , the center of Inca culture and the city nearest to the renowned Machu Picchu. The best mode of transportation between these two cities is by air. 

After touring Cuzco and its unique neighborhoods, it is time to begin climbing the Andes in order to reach Machu Picchu , the lost metropolis of the Incas. It can be reached either by railway , which is very unique, or by a beautiful but lengthy hiking trail.

Travel destinations Peru

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4. thailand .

The land of smiles is a dream travel destination for winter. The best time to visit Thailand is between November and February.

On the spot, you will clearly have something to forget the cold with the various activities to do, the Thai gastronomy , the visit of temples and sanctuaries , as well as the escapades on the nearby islands !

Travel destinations Thailand

5. The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a must for lazing on the beaches. It is also an opportunity to recharge the batteries after a bleak and nearly depressive winter.

So, explore the jungle, dive under the turquoise waters, enjoy the delicious beaches of Punta Cana , and take a day trip to Santo Domingo . In short, choose this country in 2024!

The Dominican Republic

6. The Canary Islands

Whether it is Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, or Fuerteventura, the archipelago of the Canary Islands is only a few hours’ flight away.

To escape the winter, you can enjoy the many landscapes, ranging from volcanic to paradisiacal . If you want to go with your family, the Spanish archipelago is the perfect destination for a vacation in an island setting.

The Canary Islands

7. The Maldives

Considered a true paradise on earth, the Maldives have always been popular. At the same time, is it impossible to resist the turquoise lagoons , the dominant sun, the multicolored fish, and the famous bungalows on stilts?

Without any hesitation, choosing the Maldives as a winter destination is an excellent choice. In terms of temperatures, the thermometer reads 30 degrees minimum! 

The Maldives

Most tourists don’t think much about it, but Africa is a continent you should visit at least once. For example, I recommend that you visit Kenya , a culturally significant destination known for its safaris.

But it’s not only that; go and discover Nairobi, the capital, as well as the Masa Mara reserve and the Amboseli park.

Kenya

9. The French Caribbean

For a moment of escape, I recommend Guadeloupe and Martinique to enjoy a warm climate without leaving France .

During your trip, you can discover different cultures, Creole traditions, and beautiful natural landscapes. Of course, take the time to taste the local cuisine to bring a little balm to your heart.

The French Caribbean

10. Vietnam

Located near China and Thailand, Vietnam remains a protected country and is preserved from mass tourism.

Take advantage of the winter months to learn about a culture that is off the beaten path. Among the top activities to do, visiting Hanoi is a must, as is also visiting the city of Saigon, formerly known as Ho Chi Minh City… So, are you in?

Vietnam

11. Costa Rica

Located in Central America , Costa Rica offers interesting temperatures during winter: on average 26 degrees between December and April.

This advantage makes this country a favorite destination to enjoy the sun in the middle of winter. During your stay, discover the various natural parks, volcanic sites, the Rio Celeste waterfall , its forests and its sublime beaches. 

It’s true that the overwhelmingly green color of Costa Rica is what first catches your eye when you arrive. Of course, the many different animal species that call this nation home find its lush and verdant environment to be a true paradise. 

Want to unwind for a moment? Costa Rica has a variety of beaches that are all equally stunning. The Caribbean shore offers a completely different landscape, a Caribbean vibe, a mingling of Amerindian cultures, and untamed terrain. Natural basins and remote beaches can be found. 

One of the most well-liked things to do in the south of Costa Rica is to visit Nauyaca Falls . You can enjoy rock climbing, horseback riding, or swim in the 1000 square meter pool in addition to admiring the breathtaking natural surroundings.

Santa Teresa is a small beach town located on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica.

Because of its laid-back hippie vibe and incredible surf beaches, Santa Teresa has been on many people’s radars in recent years.

Without a doubt, Santa Teresa is gaining popularity over time and becoming one of the best places to visit in Costa Rica.

The smallest and busiest National Park in Costa Rica is Manuel Antonio . The cause is not really a mystery…

It’s quite simple. It has stunning white-sand beaches and is encircled by a lush, lovely rainforest where it is simple to view wildlife like sloths and monkeys.

Costa Rica

12. Iceland

If you want to avoid the snow, I recommend you visit Iceland in the spring. It is the ideal time to discover the green landscapes, the cliffs, and above all, the return to light by leaving the winter behind!

On the temperature side, they are not warmer in the summer than in the spring; you should expect an average of 10 degrees, but the setting is really exceptional.

Iceland

13. Croatia 

Cities such as Split and Dubrovnik have grown in popularity among tourists in recent years. So why not visit Croatia in 2024?

The season is ideal for exploring national parks, taking boat trips, and visiting cities on foot. Ideally, I advise you to organize a road trip through the Croatian regions, just for fun!

Croatia

Unavoidable, Greece is a mythical destination in spring. Choosing this time of the year is a direct ticket to peace and quiet during your stay.

Once there, the Greek hospitality will make you feel good, not to mention the many historical monuments, archaeological sites, relics, beaches, and, of course, the Cyclades islands like Santorini ! If you want to know where to go in Greece, don’t hesitate to consult my article on this subject.

15. Andalusia, Spain

Spain is a must-see country for vacations. But I strongly recommend you visit Andalusia at the southern end of the country.

It’s a region rich in culture and history, with a past that is still very much alive but can be seen through its monuments.

So, consider renting a car to visit the cities of Seville , Cordoba , Granada , Cadiz , and the surrounding area to discover the local culture!

Andalusia, Spain

16. Italy 

To visit historic cities such as Bologna, Venice , Florence, Rome or Siena, I highly recommend leaving during the spring.

In addition to enjoying an excellent climate, you won’t be bothered by the tourist crowds. If you love mountain scenery, you want to go to the Dolomites in Italy!

Now it’s up to you to enjoy good pizzas , discover the must-see monuments and enjoy the typical Italian dolce vita.

Italy

17. United States

During this time of the year, the weather is really favorable in many parts of the United States. This is a great time to spend a nice vacation in the West, going to New York , Los Angeles , or Miami .

However, be careful; when you go to visit sites at high altitude, you may run into snow, so be careful and organize yourself well!

United States

18. Namibia

Although Namibia is a dream travel destination at any time of the year, it is most interesting in the spring. From April onward, temperatures start at 15 degrees, reaching 30 degrees in May and June.

Overall, this is the perfect time to visit the national parks, the Namib Desert, go on safari, or explore the nature reserves.

Namibia

Brazil is a vacation destination that is regularly forgotten. However, flying to this country in summer is a great advantage: it is a low-tourist season.

In addition to delivering warm and pleasant temperatures, go on a road trip to visit Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, and Sao Paulo, as well as mythical places like the Amazon and the Iguazu Falls.

Brazil

20. Bali, Indonesia

Summer vacations allow you to unwind, and there is no better place to do so than Bali! Without hesitation, I recommend this destination to discover the most beautiful rice fields, beaches, temples, and sanctuaries of the island.

One of the must-visit spots is the Karang Boma Cliff , offering breathtaking views of the ocean and the surrounding landscapes.

To relax, why not treat yourself to a massage session and some meditation? So, is this something that tempts you?

Bali

21. Corsica

The island of Beauty awaits you, if only for its idyllic beaches…Corsica is one of the best destinations to visit in 2024.

Corsica’s culture is really rich, as are its gastronomy and its history. Nevertheless, you should know that the island is famous for having the most beautiful creeks and natural pools in Europe.

It is a considerable asset not to be neglected!

Corsica

Surprising and fascinating, Norway is perfect for nature lovers. If you want to experience something out of the ordinary during the summer, this is the country for you.

Although the cost of living is high, you’ll be amazed by the fjords, glaciers, and northern lights .

If you have a flexible budget, this is a dream travel destination to discover, even if you travel with children!  

Norway

23. Portugal

For those who don’t want to go very far in 2024, I think that Portugal is an excellent compromise.

Whether you want to visit Lisbon in three days, Porto , or the Algarve , your sun vacations will not disappoint.

Get ready for an amazing adventure with mindful travel in Portugal ! I’ve got an awesome agenda lined up: enjoying tasty local specialties, chilling on beautiful Portuguese beaches, and immersing yourself in authentic landscapes.

24. Malta, Gozo and Comino

Need a sunny vacation? I can recommend Malta as well as the neighboring islands of Gozo and Comino.

Although Malta is not very big, it has a huge cultural and historical heritage. If you like museums and archaeological sites, you will be served. Or you can simply laze on the sand and bask in the hot sun!

Malta

25. The South of France

If you can’t afford to go abroad, why not stay in France and focus on the south of the country?

In fact, there are many beautiful places to visit, such as the French Riviera , Provence lavender fields , Pyrenees , the Camargue, Occitania, and many other fascinating places.

Plus, the temperatures are always very good in the south and even throughout the year, so why not take advantage of it?

South of France

In conclusion, these  25 dream travel destinations  offer a diverse range of experiences for  adventurous  travelers in 2024.

Whether you’re seeking  breathtaking natural landscapes ,  rich cultural heritage , or  thrilling adventures , there is something for everyone on this list.

So start planning your next dream trip and  explore  the world in 2024!

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200+ Dream Travel Destinations Around The World

Choose your ultimate dream destination for the holiday of a lifetime! Here's over 200 of the most incredible places to visit in the entire world.

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Epic Dream Places to Go in the World

We all dream of travelling to faraway places and exploring the world, but it can be hard to decide where to go. That's why we've put together this list of dream destinations you need to visit once in your lifetime.

In this article, we'll share what makes these places the best dream holiday destinations. From the stunning natural beauty of the Grand Canyon to the fascinating historical sites of Rome, whether you're looking for a tropical beach escape or a winter wonderland, we've got you covered.

Best Dream Destinations in EUROPE

Europe has an incredible history and culture that makes it a top dream destination for travellers all over the world. The landmarks in Europe are some of the best known in the world, and the continent abounds in Unesco World Heritage Sites.

From the stunning architecture of Barcelona to the romantic canals of Venice, there's some amazing things to see and do.

London, England

The capital of England is a must-visit for any world traveller. With iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey to world-class museums and historical sites, London has something for everyone.

Not to mention, the city is home to some of the best shopping and dining in the world. So, if you're looking for a cultured city break, London should be at the top of your list.

London is one of the most famous dream places to visit. Here's 5 things to see when you are there:

  • Westminster Abbey
  • The British Museum
  • Tower of London

London is a destination everyone should visit once in their life

The Cotswolds, England

For a taste of the English countryside, head to the Cotswolds . This region is known for its rolling hills, picturesque villages and idyllic country pubs.

It's the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and spend some time surrounded by nature. And, with plenty of walking and cycling trails, it's ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.

Related: Best Nature Quotes

The White Cliffs of Dover, England

The White Cliffs of Dover are often listed among the most famous landmarks in Europe. And, it's easy to see why.

These stunning cliffs offer breathtaking views of the English Channel and France beyond. They're also steeped in history, having served as an important defensive line for centuries.

Today, the White Cliffs are a popular tourist destination and a great place to enjoy the outdoors and incredible scenery.

Stonehenge, England

The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is one of the most famous historical sites in the world and is a truly magical place. Located in Wiltshire, England, this prehistoric monument is thought to date back to around 2500 BC.

The stone circle is made up of large stones that are placed in a specific way. There are many myths and legends associated with Stonehenge. One legend says that the stones were brought to the site by giants!

Whether you're interested in history or mythology, Stonehenge is a must-see bucket list destination in Europe!

Stonehenge is a must see place in England

St. Michael’s Mount, England

This small island off the coast of Cornwall is home to a medieval castle, a picturesque village and stunning views.

You can reach the island by walking across the causeway at low tide or taking a boat from Marazion. Once you're there, be sure to explore the castle, visit the village and enjoy the views from the top of the island.

There are many myths and legends associated with St Michael's Mount, one of which involves Jack the Giant Killer !

Isle of Skye, Scotland

When it comes to dream places to visit, the Isle of Skye in Scotland is hard to beat. This island is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world, from towering sea cliffs to picturesque lochs.

And, with a variety of outdoor activities on offer, including hiking, climbing and kayaking, it's the perfect place for adventure lovers.

You can visit the Isle of Skye on a 3 day trip from Edinburgh

Glencoe, Scotland

Glencoe is one of the most beautiful and dramatic places in Scotland. This valley is home to towering mountains, stunning waterfalls and picturesque lochs.

The area is also steeped in history. In 1692, it was the site of the infamous Glencoe Massacre, when around 38 members of the MacDonald clan were killed by government troops.

Today, Glencoe is a popular tourist destination and a great place to enjoy the outdoors.

Glencoe, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh, is among the top dream destinations for many world travellers.

This historic city is home to iconic landmarks like Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. It's also bursting with culture, from museums and art galleries to lively festivals.

A weekend break (or longer!) is really needed to appreciate the beauty of this city. Best visited in the summer months as winter can be a bit chilly!

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

This 13th century castle is one of the most iconic and popular tourist attractions in Scotland. The castle is located on an island in Loch Duich, in the Highlands of Scotland.

It's a beautiful spot for a day trip or even a longer stay. When you're there, be sure to explore the castle, walk around the loch and enjoy the stunning mountain views.

Snowdonia, Wales

The Snowdonia region of Wales is home to Snowdonia, the highest peak in Wales. This stunning mountain range offers incredible views and a variety of outdoor activities.

While getting to the top of Snowdon is walkable and requires no real technical skill, be careful during the winter. The weather conditions can change rapidly in this part of the world!

Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

The Giant's Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. This natural wonder is made up of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, which were formed by an ancient volcanic eruption.

There are many myths and legends associated with the Giant's Causeway, one of which involves the giant Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool). According to legend, Fionn built the causeway so that he could cross to Scotland to fight a giant.

Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges is a spectacular avenue of trees in Northern Ireland. This natural wonder was created by the Stuart family in the 18th century.

Today, the Dark Hedges is a popular tourist attraction and has been used as a filming location for Game of Thrones .

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

This stunning destination is located on the west coast of Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, with around 1 million visitors each year.

The cliffs rise to a height of 214 metres (702 feet) and offer breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to take a walk along the cliff edge and enjoy the fresh sea air. It feels like being on the edge of the world!

Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

This historic abbey is located in Connemara, on the west coast of Ireland. The abbey was founded in 1920 by Benedictine nuns from Belgium.

Today, Kylemore Abbey is a popular tourist destination, with visitors coming to see the stunning Gothic architecture, beautiful gardens and picturesque lake.

Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Seville, Spain

Over in Spain, the city of Seville is a must-visit dream destination. This lively city is known for its Flamenco music and dance, as well as its vibrant culture and stunning architecture.

Be sure to explore the Old Town, visit the Alcázar palace and take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. Seville is a city that you'll never forget.

You might also want to read: Warmest places in Europe in November

Milan, Italy

Milan is an amazing location for fashion lovers. This stylish city is home to some of the world's most famous fashion designers and brands, as well as a number of iconic fashion events.

If you're interested in fashion, then Milan is definitely the place for you. Be sure to check out the city's many designer stores and enjoy the unique style that Milan has to offer.

Related: Hottest places in Europe in December

Lake Como, Italy

The sheer beauty of Lake Como has to be seen to be believed. This stunning destination is located in the Lombardy region of Italy and is surrounded by mountains.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing break or an active holiday, Lake Como has something for everyone. Be sure to take a boat trip around the lake to enjoy the incredible views.

Lake Como, Italy

Paris, France

When it comes to dream cities for romantic getaway breaks, it doesn't get much better than Paris. This stunning destination is known for its beautiful architecture, world-famous landmarks and romantic atmosphere.

There's so much to see and do when you visit Paris, from taking a leisurely stroll along the River Seine to climbing the Eiffel Tower . In addition, there are interesting museums and art galleries such as the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay to explore.

Related: 100+ Paris Captions For Instagram For Your Beautiful City Photos

Alps, Switzerland

Who wouldn't want to be surrounded by snow capped mountains? The Alps is a dream destination for those who love the outdoors.

There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the Alps, from skiing and snowboarding to hiking and mountain biking. In addition, there are many quaint villages and towns to explore, each with their own unique character.

Related: 100+ Best Skiing Instagram Captions, Quotes, And Puns

Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck is most famous for being the host city of the Winter Olympics in 1976. In addition, the city is home to a number of interesting museums and historical landmarks.

If you're looking for a dream destination that offers both culture and natural beauty, then Innsbruck is the place for you.

Innsbruck, Austria

Bruges, Belgium

This dreamy destination is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North'. Bruges is a beautiful medieval city that is located in the west of Belgium.

The canals and cobbled streets give the city a fairytale-like quality which is sure to enchant visitors. Be sure to explore the historic market square, visit the belfry tower and try some of the delicious Belgian chocolate.

Ghent, Belgium

Ghent is another beautiful Belgian city that should definitely be on your list of dream destinations. This city is located in the Flemish region of Belgium and is known for its medieval architecture.

There are a number of interesting sights to see in Ghent, including the Gravensteen castle and the belfry tower. In addition, the city is home to a number of museums and art galleries.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

With a reputation as being one of the most relaxed and liberal cities in Europe, it's no surprise that Amsterdam is a popular dream destination.

This vibrant city is known for its canals, museums and coffee shops. In addition, there are a number of interesting sights to see such as the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Athens, Greece

Known as the birthplace of Western civilization, Athens is a city with a long and interesting history.

The city is home to a number of ancient landmarks such as the Parthenon and the Acropolis .

Being able to visit the Acropolis is one of the best reasons to visit Athens

In addition, there are plenty of museums, art galleries and Orthodox churches to explore. It's also a gateway to vising the fantastic Greek islands !

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands and it's easy to see why. This stunning summer destination in Europe is known for its white- washed buildings, blue-domed churches and stunning views. It really is a true dream destination!

As a bucket list place to visit, Santorini can get busy, so consider visiting in early June or late September. There are a number of activities to enjoy in Santorini, such as spending time on the black sand beaches, taking a boat trip around the island, or exploring the many villages. I personally love the hike from Fira to Oia !

Related: Best cities in Greece

Vestrahorn, Iceland

If you're looking for a dream destination that is off the beaten track, then Vestrahorn is definitely worth a visit. This remote location is situated in the east of Iceland and is known for its dramatic landscapes.

There are a number of activities to enjoy in Vestrahorn, from photography and bird watching to hiking and horse riding. Just be sure to wrap up warm!

Related: Iceland Quotes

Ice Caves, Iceland

Iceland really is a country filled with natural wonders! The Ice Caves are located in the Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland. These stunning caves are formed by glaciers and are a must-see for any visitor to Iceland.

The best time to visit Iceland to see the Northern Lights is from September to April so plan to see the Ice Caves at that time!

Ice Caves, Iceland

Rhodes, Greece

The Greek island of Rhodes is a place with rich history and culture. The island is home to a number of ancient landmarks such as the Acropolis of Lindos and the Palace of the Grand Master.

In addition, there are plenty of beaches to relax on such as Anthony Quinn Bay and beautiful villages to explore. Rhodes is definitely a dream destination worth visiting!

Take a look here for day trips in Rhodes .

NORTH AMERICA Dream Destination List

North America is packed with majestic mountain ranges, stunning national parks, and buzzing cities. From coast to coast, there are plenty of dream destinations to explore.

Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Climbers and hikers love Olympic National Park for its rainforests, mountains, and coastline. With over 73 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

The best time to visit Olympic National Park is during the summer months when the weather is warm and dry.

Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Central Oregon, USA

One of the reasons to visit central Oregon is to experience the landscape of the High Desert. This region is known for its volcanic mountains, canyons, and high desert plateau.

There are a number of outdoor activities to enjoy in central Oregon, from hiking and mountain biking to rock climbing and camping.

The best weather is during the summer months and this makes it a good time to visit central Oregon.

Related: Camping Captions for Instagram

Painted Hills, Oregon, USA

When it comes to geological wonders, the Painted Hills are up there with the best of them. These hills are located in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and are known for their striated layers of red, yellow and black.

The best time to visit the Painted Hills is during the spring or fall when the weather is milder.

Umpqua Hot Springs, Oregon, USA

If you are creating a Pacific Northwest bucket list, then Umpqua Hot Springs should definitely be on it. These springs are located in the Umpqua National Forest and offer stunning views of the Cascade Mountains.

Umpqua Hot Springs, Oregon, USA

Crater Lake, Oregon, USA

Nature lovers will appreciate the gorgeous scenery of Crater Lake National Park. This park is home to a number of hiking trails as well as the deepest lake in the United States.

Samuel H. Boardman, Oregon, USA

If you're looking for a dream destination that is off the beaten track, then Samuel H. Boardman State Park should definitely be on your list. This hidden gem is located along the Oregon Coast and is known for its dramatic cliffs and secluded beaches.

I passed by here when cycling from Alaska to Argentina ! 

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

For spectacular hiking trails, you can't go wrong with Yosemite National Park. This park is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and is also home to Half Dome, one of the most popular hiking trails in the United States.

Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Shasta-Trinity, California, USA

Known for its dramatic landscapes, Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a dream destination for any nature lover. There are all sorts of outdoor activities you can experience here such as hiking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.

Related: California Instagram Captions

Mono Lake, California, USA

The limestone formations of Mono Lake are truly unique and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. This lake is located in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and is known for its high levels of salt.

Redwoods, California, USA

The giant sequoia trees of Redwoods National Park are some of the largest trees in the world. This park is located along the coast of California and is also home to a number of hiking trails.

Redwoods, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco is one of the most popular cities in the United States and it's easy to see why. This city is known for its stunning architecture, Golden Gate Bridge, and cable cars.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Few cities in the world are as iconic as Los Angeles. There is so much to see and do in Los Angeles, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few ideas:

  • Visit the Hollywood Sign
  • Take a walk down the Walk of Fame
  • Visit Beverly Hills
  • Go on a studio tour
  • Visit Disneyland

Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Planning a road trip? Why not add Death Valley National Park to your itinerary? This park is located in the Mojave Desert and is known for its unique landscapes.

Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Valley Of Fire, Nevada, USA

The Petroglyphs of the Valley of Fire are definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. These ancient symbols are carved into the red sandstone and date back over 2,000 years.

The petroglyphs in the Valley of Fire were carved by the ancient Pueblo people, and they provide a fascinating insight into their culture.

American South West, USA

The American South West is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the United States. From the red rocks of Sedona to the canyons of the Grand Canyon , there is so much to see and do in this region.

American South West, USA

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

Have been you dreaming of seeing Old Faithful? Then you need to add Yellowstone National Park to your list of places to visit. This park is located in the Rocky Mountains and is also home to a number of other geothermal features such as hot springs and geysers.

Another place of interest in Yellowstone is the Grand Prismatic Spring, which is the largest hot spring in the United States.

Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA

Rest assured that when you travel to Badlands National Park, you will be blown away by its beauty. This park is located in the Great Plains and is known for its unique landscapes.

This is a great place to tour with your car or even on a bike, as there are plenty of scenic routes to take.

Grand Tetons, Wyoming, USA

Venture into the wild with a visit to Grand Teton National Park. This park is located in the Rocky Mountains and is known for its dramatic landscapes.

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Grand Teton National Park, such as hiking, biking, camping, and horseback riding.

Grand Tetons, Wyoming, USA

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

Glacier National Park is most well-known for its glaciers, which are slowly but surely disappearing due to climate change. With more than 700 miles of trails for hiking, this is a great place to explore the great outdoors.

New York City, USA

The Big Apple. The city so nice they named it twice. New York City is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and it's easy to see why.

This city is home to some of the most iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and Times Square.

There are also many interesting museums and art galleries to visit, making New York City the perfect destination for culture lovers.

When in New York, mix it up by seeing a show on Broadway, visiting Coney Island, or taking a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Remember to share your photos on Instagram and use these New York captions to go with them!

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Hanging Lake, Colorado, USA

Walking along the trail to Hanging Lake is like stepping into a fairytale. This lake is located in the Rocky Mountains and is known for its crystal-clear water and stunning scenery.

Keep in mind you can't swim in Hanging Lake, but it's still worth a visit for the sheer beauty of the place.

Hanging Lake, Colorado, USA

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Music lovers will enjoy a trip to New Orleans, as this city is known for its jazz scene.

There is also plenty of history to be found in New Orleans, from the French Quarter to the Garden District.

Of course, no visit to New Orleans would be complete without trying some of the local cuisine, such as gumbo and beignets.

Red Sand Beach, Maui, USA

This hidden gem is located on the island of Maui and is only accessible by a short hike. The beach gets its red color from the iron-rich lava sand.

The best time to visit Red Sand Beach is early in the morning before the crowds arrive. Prepare to be amazed by the surreal colors!

Black Sand Beach, Hawaii, USA

A beach with a different kind of beauty, Black Sand Beach is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. This beach gets its black color from the volcanic lava sand.

Black Sand Beach, Hawaii, USA

Na Pali Coast, Kauai, USA

All the beauty in the world seems to be packed in to Kauai's Na Pali Coast. This coastline is home to dramatic cliffs, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear waters.

The best way to experience the Na Pali Coast is by taking a boat tour.

Lanikai Beach, Oahu, USA

With its powdery white sand and turquoise waters, Lanikai Beach looks like something straight out of a postcard. This beach is located on the island of Oahu and is known for its secluded atmosphere.

Hoomaluhia Gardens, Oahu, USA

These gardens are a must-see for nature lovers. Hoomaluhia Gardens is located on the island of Oahu and is known for its lush vegetation and tranquil atmosphere.

The best time to visit Hoomaluhia Gardens is in the morning when the flowers are fresh and the crowds are minimal.

Hoomaluhia Gardens, Oahu, USA

Niagara Falls, USA/Canada

Niagara Falls is a dream place for many people. This massive waterfall is located on the border of the United States and Canada.

There are many ways to experience Niagara Falls, such as taking a boat ride, or simply admiring the view from the observation deck.

No matter how you choose to see it, Niagara Falls is sure to take your breath away.

Vancouver Island, Canada

Vancouver Island is a nature lover's paradise. This island is home to towering mountains, lush forests, and crystal-clear waters.

There are also many interesting towns and cities to explore, such as Victoria and Nanaimo.

The best time to visit Vancouver Island is in the summer when the weather is warm and sunny.

Vancouver Island, Canada

CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA Dream Vacation Ideas

Who doesn't dream of taking a cruise through the Caribbean? With its turquoise waters and sandy beaches, the Caribbean is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world.

There are many islands to choose from, each with its own unique charm.

Some of the most popular islands in the Caribbean include Jamaica, Barbados, and the Bahamas.

We've also included Mexico in this section as it's a popular destination for travelers looking for a mix of culture and beach time.

Cruise ships often stop in Jamaica, and it's easy to see why. This island is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world.

Jamaica is also known for its music and culture. Reggae and dub are popular genres of music on the island, and there are many festivals throughout the year.

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Havana, Cuba

Cuba still has an allure of mystery for many people, and Havana is its capital city. This vibrant city is known for its colonial architecture, vintage cars, and lively nightlife.

There are also many museums and art galleries to explore in Havana. The best time to visit Havana is from November to April when the weather is warm and dry.

Yucutan Peninsula, Mexico

If you like mysterious ruins and beautiful beaches, then the Yucutan Peninsula is the dream destination for you. This peninsula is home to the ancient Maya ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum.

The beaches here are also some of the best in Mexico, so if you're after a relaxing holiday why not just take a beach vacation? The best time to visit the Yucutan Peninsula is from December to April when the weather is warm and dry.

Yucutan Peninsula, Mexico

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Volcán De Fuego, Guatemala

This really must be one of the most unique places on planet Earth! Volcán de Fuego is an active volcano that often puts on a spectacular show of lava and ash.

Volcán De Fuego, Guatemala

Tikal, Guatemala

Did you know that Tikal feature in the Star Wars movie?! This ancient Maya site is one of the largest and most impressive ruins in all of Central America.

I've visited Tikal twice now – once when backpacking through central America, and once when cycling through Guatemala . I found it amazing both times, and this ancient city is sure to leave you with a sense of wonder.

Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Semuc Champey is a series of natural pools located in the jungle of Guatemala. This is truly a place of natural beauty, and it's perfect for swimming, relaxing, and enjoying the incredible views.

Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Bocas Del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro is an archipelago of islands located off the coast of Panama . This is a popular destination for travelers who want to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea.

There are also many activities to enjoy here such as snorkeling, diving, and surfing.

SOUTH AMERICA Dream Tourist Destination List

The South American continent is somewhere you can spend weeks, months, or even years exploring. There is so much to see and do, and each country has its own unique culture and attractions.

Some of the most popular countries to visit in South America include Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of South America. This ancient Inca site is located high in the Andes Mountains and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.

Hiking along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is an experience that should not be missed.

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Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island is one of the most remote places on Earth. This island is home to the famous Moai statues, and it's a popular destination for travelers who want to experience something truly unique.

My experiences visiting Easter Island

I visited Easter Island way back in 2005 (or something like that!). I found that it was one of the most fascinating places I had ever been to.

Rio De Siete Colores, Colombia

Rio de Siete Colores, or Rio Seven Colors, is a river located in Colombia. This river gets its name from the fact that it changes color as you travel downstream.

Rio De Siete Colores, Colombia

Tatacoa Desert, Colombia

The Tatacoa Desert is one of the most unique places in all of Colombia. This desert is known for its red-colored rocks and otherworldly landscapes.

It's a popular spot for stargazing, as there is very little light pollution here.

Cocora Valley, Colombia

Cocora Valley is located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains of Colombia. This valley is home to the tallest palm trees in the world.

The best time to visit Cocora Valley is from December to March when the weather is dry and cool.

Cocora Valley, Colombia

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Does Rio really need an introduction? This world-famous city is located on the coast of Brazil and is known for its beaches, Carnival, and Copacabana.

There is so much to see and do in Rio, and you could easily spend weeks here exploring everything this city has to offer. Many people will want to time their visit to Rio with the world famous Carnival celebrations.

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses is a national park located in the state of Maranhão, Brazil. This park is known for its unique landscape of sand dunes and lagoons.

The best time to visit Lençóis Maranhenses is from June to September when the weather is dry and the lagoons are full of water.

Lençóis Maranhenses, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Brazil/Argentina

Iguazu Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. This waterfall is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina and is truly a sight to behold.

There are many different ways to experience Iguazu Falls, but one of the best is to take a boat ride through the Devil's Throat, which is the largest and most powerful section of the waterfall.

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat. This unique landscape is located in southwestern Bolivia and is a popular destination for photographers and nature lovers.

I cycled through this salt pan when bike touring through Bolivia as part of my cycling route from Alaska to Argentina. The memories I have from wild camping in the Salar de Uyuni will stay with me forever!

Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

San Pedro De Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama is a small town located in the Atacama Desert of Chile. This town is a popular starting point for tours into the desert and for visits to the nearby geysers and hot springs.

Patagonia, Argentina/Chile

Located at the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is one of the most beautiful and wild places on Earth. This region is shared by Argentina and Chile and is known for its mountains, glaciers, and lakes.

One of the best ways to experience Patagonia is to take cycle through this amazing region.

Patagonia, Argentina/Chile

One of the most thought about dream destinations in the world is Antarctica. This frozen continent is located at the southernmost part of the world and is home to some of the most incredible scenery on Earth.

A trip to Antarctica is more like an epic adventure, but it is an experience that you will never forget.

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND Dream Destinations

Whether you're after the best beaches in the world, or a perfect country for adventure sports, Australia and New Zealand have you covered. These countries are also perfect for road trips , so hire a car and explore at your own pace.

Some of the best places to visit in Australia and New Zealand include the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney, Auckland, Queenstown, and the Gold Coast.

Mackenzie Region, New Zealand

The Mackenzie Region is located in the South Island of New Zealand and is known for its stunning landscapes. This region is perfect for those who love the outdoors, as there are many different activities to keep you busy.

Mackenzie Region, New Zealand

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Fiordland National Park is located in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island. This park is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including Milford Sound.

Milford Sound is known as one of the most beautiful fiords in the world and is definitely worth a visit.

Queenstown, New Zealand

If there was ever a home for outdoor adventure sports, it would be Queenstown in New Zealand. This small town is located in the Southern Alps and is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers.

Queenstown is the perfect place for activities such as bungee jumping, white water rafting, and skiing.

Queenstown, New Zealand

Wanaka, New Zealand

Ok, so it has a slightly amusing name, but Wanaka is definitely one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand. This small town is located on the shores of Lake Wanaka and is surrounded by mountains.

Wanaka is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. It's also a great base for exploring the nearby Mount Aspiring National Park.

Mcclaren Park (Glow Worms), New Zealand

If you're looking for something a little different, then head to Mcclaren Park to see the Glow Worms. These worms are only found in New Zealand and glow in the dark to attract their prey.

Mcclaren Park (Glow Worms), New Zealand

Wai-O-Tapo, New Zealand

Wai-O-Tapo is a geological wonderland located in New Zealand. This area is home to hot springs, geysers, and mud pools. There are also many different walks and hikes that you can do in this area, so it's perfect for those who love the outdoors.

Great Ocean Road, Australia

The length of the Great Ocean Road is around 243km and it's one of the most popular road trips in Australia . This road winds its way along the coast and provides some stunning views of the coastline.

The Great Ocean Road is also home to some of the best surfing beaches in Australia, so it's perfect for those who love to surf.

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

This natural wonder is sadly disappearing, but it's still one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Australia and is the largest coral reef in the world.

There are many different ways to experience the reef, including snorkelling, diving, and taking a glass-bottom boat tour.

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is one of Australia's most iconic landmarks. This huge rock is located in the middle of the desert and is a sacred site for the Aboriginal people.

A trip to Uluru is a once in a lifetime experience and something that you will never forget.

Sydney, Australia

The city center of Sydney is home to some of Australia's most famous landmarks, including the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

This city has a lot to offer, from its stunning beaches to its vibrant nightlife. There are also many different museums and galleries to explore.

Sydney, Australia

Whitsundays, Australia

The Whitsundays are a group of 74 islands located off the coast of Australia. This area is known for its beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, and lush rainforests.

The Whitsundays is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tropical climate.

Tropical North Queensland, Australia

Tropical North Queensland is located in the north of Australia and is home to the Great Barrier Reef. This area is known for its stunning beaches, rainforests, and wildlife.

There are many different activities to keep you busy in Tropical North Queensland, from snorkelling and diving to hiking and bird watching.

ASIA Destinations

When it comes to dream destinations to travel to, Asia has it all. From the bustling metropolises of Tokyo and Shanghai, to the beaches of Thailand and Bali, this continent has something for everyone.

Some of the most popular places to visit in Asia include China, Japan, Thailand , Vietnam , Cambodia, and Indonesia. They all have some of the best landmarks in Asia .

First though, let's start with a surprising one…

Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey is a country that spans two continents, and Cappadocia is one of the most unique and beautiful regions. This area is famous for its ‘fairy chimneys', strange rock formations that have been formed over time.

Cappadocia is also a great place to see from the perch of hot air balloons, where you'll get an amazing panoramic view of the landscape.

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The Maldives

If you're looking for a tropical paradise, then the Maldives is the place for you. This country is made up of 26 atolls, and each one is more beautiful than the last.

The Maldives is famous for its clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, and luxury resorts. It's the perfect place to relax and forget about the outside world.

Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia, and it's not hard to see why. This island is home to stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant coral reefs.

There are also many different activities to keep you busy, from surfing and diving to exploring the many temples and rice terraces.

Bali, Indonesia

Nusa Islands, Indonesia

The Nusa Islands are a group of three small islands located just off the coast of Bali. These islands are known for their white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush jungle.

The Nusa Islands are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the tropical climate. There are also many different activities to keep you busy, including snorkelling, diving, and hiking.

Gili Islands, Indonesia

Located just off the coast of Lombok, the Gili Islands are a group of three small islands. These islands are known for their white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush jungle.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The modern city of Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place to start your Malaysian adventure. This city is a melting pot of cultures, with a Chinatown, Little India, and Arab Quarter.

Kuala Lumpur is also home to some of Malaysia's and Asia's most famous landmarks, including the Petronas Towers and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great Wall, China

The Great Wall of China is one of the most famous landmarks in the world, and it's a must-see for anyone visiting China. This huge wall was built to protect the Chinese empire from invaders, and it's now one of the country's most popular tourist attractions.

Beijing, the capital city of China, is the best place to start your visit to the Great Wall. From here, you can take a day trip or an overnight tour to see this amazing structure.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

In recent years, Chiang Mai has become a must go to destination for digital nomads. This city is located in the north of Thailand and is known for its laid back atmosphere.

There are many different things to do in Chiang Mai , from exploring the old city to visiting temples and taking part in outdoor activities. Be warned though – it hasn't got a beach! (You'd be surprised with the amount of people who ask me that).

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is a great place to start your Vietnamese adventure. This city is known for its French colonial architecture, as well as its many temples and pagodas.

There are also many different things to do in Hanoi , from exploring the Old Quarter to taking a cruise on Halong Bay.

Kuang Si Falls, Laos

Located just outside the city of Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Laos. This waterfall is made up of three tiers, and it's surrounded by jungle and bamboo forest.

You can take a dip in the pool at the bottom of the falls, or walk to the top for a better view.

Tham Kong Lo Cave, Laos

Located in the north of Laos, Tham Kong Lo is a huge cave that's over 7 kilometers long. This cave is known for its river that runs through it, as well as its many stalagmites and stalactites. You can take a boat tour through the cave.

Vang Vieng, Laos

Vang Vieng is a small town located in the north of Laos. This town is surrounded by limestone karst mountains and is known for its many caves and rivers.

There are many different things to do in Vang Vieng, from exploring the caves to tubing down the river.

Vang Vieng, Laos

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Surrounded by jungle, Angkor Wat is a huge temple complex located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This temple is the largest religious monument in the world, and it's a must-see for anyone visiting Cambodia.

I've visited Ankor Wat twice now, and each time I am amazed by it sheers scale and complexity!

Angkor Wat

Bagan Temples, Myanmar

Bagan is an ancient city located in central Myanmar. This city is home to over 2,000 temples, making it one of the largest temple complexes in the world.

There are many different things to do in Bagan , from exploring the temples to taking a hot air balloon ride over the city.

Hội An, Vietnam

Hội An is a small town located in central Vietnam. This town is known for its colourful French colonial buildings, as well as its many temples and pagodas.

Bangkok, Thailand

The bustling city of Bangkok is the perfect place to start your Thai adventure. This city is known for its chaotic streets, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife.

Read my guide on how to spend 2 days in Bangkok to kick start your adventure!

Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam

Located in northeastern Vietnam, Hạ Long Bay is a popular tourist destination. This bay is known for its many limestone islands and caves. You can take a cruise around the bay, or explore one of the many caves.

Hạ Long Bay, Vietnam

Tokyo, Japan

As the capital city of Japan, Tokyo is a must-visit for anyone travelling to this country. This city is known for its busy streets, high-rise buildings, and delicious food.

There are many different things to do in Tokyo, from exploring the city to taking a day trip to Mount Fuji.

Taroko National Park, Taiwan

Taroko National Park is located in the north of Taiwan and is known for its towering marble cliffs and gorgeous waterfalls. You can hike through the park, or take a bus tour.

Taj Mahal, India

When it comes to iconic landmarks, the Taj Mahal is hard to beat. This white marble mausoleum is located in Agra, India, and it's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

If you're visiting India, be sure to add the Taj Mahal to your itinerary!

Taj Mahal, India

Mt Everest, Nepal

Many people want to climb Mount Everest, but few actually do. This mountain is the tallest in the world, and it's located in Nepal .

Climbing Mount Everest is a once in a lifetime experience, and it's something that I've always dreamed of doing. You can also take a Base Camp trek if you don't want to attempt the summit.

Africa Dream Tourist Destination List

The African continent is home to some of the most incredible places in the world. From the iconic pyramids of Egypt to the stunning beaches of Mozambique, there is so much to see and do.

Some of the most popular countries to visit in Africa include Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tanzania.

You can take a safari through the national park, or attempt to summit the mountain.

Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. This waterfall is located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and it's a must-see for anyone visiting Africa.

There are many different things to do in Victoria Falls, from taking a safari to white water rafting.

The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

The Pyramids of Giza are some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. These ancient structures were built over 4,500 years ago, and they continue to amaze visitors from all over the globe.

There are many theories as to how the pyramids were built, but one thing is for sure, they are an incredible feat of engineering.

The Sahara Desert, Morocco

When imagining the enigmatic Sahara Desert, one might picture a vast and empty wasteland. However, the Sahara is actually home to many different animals and plants.

If you're looking for an adventure, be sure to add the Sahara Desert to your list of dream destinations.

Table Mountain, South Africa

Located in Cape Town, South Africa, Table Mountain is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

You can take a cable car to the top of the mountain, or hike up one of the many trails. Once you reach the summit, you'll be treated to stunning views of the city and surrounding areas.

Robben Island, South Africa

To get to Robben Island, you'll need to take a ferry from Cape Town. This island is best known as the site of the former prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years.

Nowadays, Robben Island is a popular tourist destination, and it's a great way to learn about South Africa's history.

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

One of the best places to see wildlife in Africa is the Ngorongoro Crater. This crater is home to many different animals, including lions, elephants, and rhinos.

You can take a safari through the crater, or go on a hike and explore the area.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

One of the most popular dream destination in Africa is the Serengeti National Park. This park is home to an abundance of wildlife, including lions, leopards, and elephants.

You can take a safari through the park, or go on a hot air balloon ride for an unforgettable experience.

Masai Mara, Kenya

The Masai Mara is one of the best places in Africa to see wildlife. This reserve is home to lions, cheetahs, and elephants.

You can take a safari through the reserve, or even cycle – apparently!

Okavango Delta, Botswana

The Okavango Delta is one of the most unique places in Africa. This delta is home to many different animals, including lions, hippos, and crocodiles.

You can take a safari through the delta, or go on a mokoro (dugout canoe) ride for a truly authentic experience.

There are many different dream destinations to choose from, and we hope this list has given you some ideas for your next holiday. Whether you're looking for a tropical beach paradise, dramatic waterfalls, a stunning city, or an adventure in the wilderness, there is something for everyone.

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.

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Dream Worthy Destination FAQ

Whether you are looking for hidden gems, pristine white sand beaches, or ancient temples om Southeast Asia, I hope this guide has been of some use. Here's some questions and answers you might be interested in:

What is the most popular dream vacation?

According to a recent study, the most popular dream vacation is an African safari. According to the study, 40% of respondents said they would like to go on a safari in Africa. The second most popular destination was Europe, with 27% of respondents saying they would like to visit the continent.

Where is the best place for a dream vacation?

If you're looking for an adventure, be sure to add the Sahara Desert to your list of potential destinations. If you're looking for a tropical beach paradise, head to the Caribbean or South Pacific. And if you're looking to explore some of the world's most iconic landmarks, be sure to visit Egypt or Morocco.

What is the #1 vacation destination in the world?

France is the country with the most international tourist arrivals every year. Spain is in second place.

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5 Epic Dream Trips and How to Make Them Happen (Video)

Meena Thiruvengadam is a lifelong traveler and veteran journalist who has visited more than 50 countries across six continents. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal , Departures , TripSavvy , and other publications.

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There's nothing like waking up at sunrise in a big, comfortable bed with the Taj Mahal outside your window — except maybe basking in a glorious sunset from the pool of your overwater bungalow in Bora Bora.

Some experiences really are dreams come true, and they don't have to feel like a gargantuan chore to plan. The first step is deciding what your idea of a dream trip is. "For some people, the idea of a dream trip is really just a time out," said Stacy Small, the founder and CEO of Elite Travel International, which focuses on crafting luxury travel experiences for executives, entrepreneurs and celebrities. Small says requests for bucket-list type experiences are fewer and farther between than they once were.

While there are still travelers looking to summit Kilimanjaro and go on safaris in East Africa, "the idea of a dream trip is changing," Small said, adding it's "more about getting the family together." Many families are choosing to travel with young children, often turning vacations into educational experiences, she said.

Whether it's a relaxing escape, a family walk through history, an escape into nature or something you seek, we've got an itinerary for you. Here are five dream trips and what you need to know about planning them.

Relax in an overwater bungalow

If your idea of a dream trip is an escape to a quiet corner of paradise, Bora Bora has an overwater bungalow for you.

The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort offers nearly 50 acres of French Polynesian paradise, featuring the largest over water villas and suites in the South Pacific. Expect to spend your days enjoying crystal blue waters, lounging on white sand beaches and taking in view of picturesque Mount Otemanu, with its rich vegetation.

Bungalows range in size from 1,500 to 3,500 square feet, many with pools, whirlpools, and decks for outdoor dining. Each comes with viewing panels to give you a glimpse of the turquoise water below. Prices for overwater bungalows start at $1,900 during high season, $1,500 during low season, or at 85,000 points for rewards redemption. The St. Regis Bora Bora is part of the Marriott International portfolio, so consider a card like the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card from Chase , which currently has a 75,000-point new cardmember bonus offer, to make this dream come true.

When you're ready to leave your bungalow, consider visiting a Tahitian pearl farm or taking an excursion lagoon cruise to see sharks and feed sting rays. Don't try to make this one a last-minute dream trip, though. The St. Regis recommends booking overwater bungalows at least a couple of months ahead.

Experience la dolce vita in Italy

If your idea of a dream trip involves beach time, fresh Italian food, celeb-spotting and maybe a yacht, fly into Naples and head toward Italy's Amalfi Coast .

Exploring this region known for its cliffside towns, epic views, limoncello and fresh seafood. From Sorrento, you can hire a yacht or catch a ferry to Ischia, an island known for its thermal baths and fine wines, or to Capri, known for its colorful lagoons. Sorrento is near both Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, the ancient city destroyed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, making it easy to delve deep into history when you're ready to take a break from island hopping, sipping limoncello, and sampling gelato.

From Sorrento, you can also rent a car, hire a car and driver, or rent a yacht to explore a half dozen picturesque towns including Amalfi, Ravello, and Positano.

Wake up to the Taj Mahal

If your idea of a dream trip is checking out a wonder of the world, pack your bags and head to northern India. Fly into New Delhi to embark on your journey through India's Golden Triangle.

Hire a car and driver to explore the city's sights, making time to wander around the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and old Delhi. Pay your respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, and when you're ready, catch an express train to Agra. Express trains will take you from Delhi to Agra in under two hours. When you're ready to explore the Taj Mahal, plan to spend several hours there and hire a guide to help you spot architectural secrets you might otherwise miss.

After two nights in Agra, you'll likely be ready for something new. Head to Jaipur, India's famed pink city to complete your Golden Triangle experience. From October through March, a trip like this would come in around $2,600 total for a party of two, said Ankur Sharma of Meet India Tours.

Fall asleep to the Northern Lights

If you're looking to experience a natural phenomenon on your dream trip, catch a flight to Reykjavik. Iceland is located at 65 degrees North, at the edge of the Arctic Circle, and offers one of your best chances to see the Northern Lights without the extremely cold temperatures you would have to endure in other parts of Scandinavia.

Start your journey toward the Northern Lights with a dip in the Blue Lagoon, a thermal spa complex located not far from Keflavik International Airport, to shake off any jet lag you may have.

If you choose to stay in Reykjavik, several companies offer Northern Lights tours. If you'd prefer to drive, renting a car is also an option — just beware of the Icelandic roads in winter.

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If your idea of a dream trip is a crossing a safari off your bucket list, head to South Africa. The country is especially good for first safari experiences as it offers so much more than safaris, said Stacy Small, CEO and founder of Elite Travel International. An easy first safari could start with a flight into Johannesburg and then a road trip to Kruger National Park in the eastern part of the country.

South Africa is home not only to Kruger National Park, but also has beaches, mountains and wine country in addition to bustling cities like Cape Town. "There's a lot to do over a two-week trip," Small said.

And Kruger isn't the only option for wildlife seekers. South Africa is home to several private game reserves as well.

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50 Best Quotes about Travel for World Travel Dreams

Last updated on November 14th, 2019 at 09:58 pm

The 50 Best Words of Wisdom travel quotes: World travel image quote

Ever since I wrote my article on inspirational quotes to inspire your world travel dreams , I have collected more quotes about travel.

I thought I would share my 50 best travel quotes that I’ve collected on travel and traveling the world over the years. Some are philosophical, some wry and self-deprecating. Some examine the reasons for travel and others the impact travel has on us.

They are world travel quotes for achieving your travel dreams from some of the world’s most famous travelers and authors.

Feel free to share our words of wisdom about world travel collection with anyone looking for inspiration to make their travel dreams a reality.

The 50 Best Quotes About Travel

1. “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St Augustine

2. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

3. “Not all those who wander are lost.” JRR Tolkien

4. “One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.” Richard Burton

5. “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” Henry Miller

6. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou

7. “Unusual travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.” Kurt Vonnegut

8. “I [had] added another small piece to the pages of the atlas that were real to me.” Evelyn Waugh

9. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” Cesare Pavese 

11. “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Louis Stevenson

12. “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley 

13. “I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.” Hilaire Belloc 

14. “You know more of a road by having traveled it than by all the conjectures and descriptions in the world.” William Hazlitt

15.  “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” Miriam Beard 

16. “Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! There’s no looking at a building after seeing Italy.” Fanny Burney

17. “The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is, at last, to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” Gilbert K. Chesterton 

18. “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou

19. “Writing and travel broaden your ass if not your mind and I like to write standing up.” Ernest Hemingway

20. “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.” Oscar Wilde 

21. “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” Anais Nin

22. “All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” Samuel Johnson 

23. “Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” Benjamin Disraeli 

24. “Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” Aleksander Solzhenitsyn 

25. “Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.” Hypatia

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26. “The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” Gilbert K. Chesterton

27. “A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” Moslih Eddin Saadi

28. “To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” Freya Stark 

29. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu

30. “Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” Jack Kerouac

31. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.” Dr. Seuss

32. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” Mark Twain

33. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust

34. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” Jawaharal Nehru

35. “Make voyages. Attempt them. There’s nothing else.”  Tennessee Williams

36. “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”  Mary Anne Radmacher

37. “Through travel, I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” Eudora Welty

38. “Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives, and the serious part of frivolous ones.” Anne Sophie Swetchine

39. “I read; I travel; I become.” Derek Walcott

40. “Traveling outgrows its motives. It soon proves sufficient in itself. You think you are making a trip, but soon it is making you – or unmaking you.”  Nicolas Bouvier

41. “No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher; bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.” Patrick Rothfuss

42. “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again- to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”  Pico Iyer

43. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.”  Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

44. “Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.”  Judith Thurman

45. “It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the same whisper. ‘I am watching you — are you watching yourself in me?’ Most travelers hurry too much…the great thing is to try and travel with the eyes of the spirit wide open and not too much factual information. To tune in, without reverence, idly — but with real inward attention. It is to be had for the feeling…you can extract the essence of a place once you know how. If you just get as still as a needle, you’ll be there.” Lawrence Durrell

46. “It is always sad to leave a place to which one knows one will never return. Such are the melancholies du voyage: perhaps they are one of the most rewarding things about traveling.” Gustave Flaubert

47. “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”  Bill Bryson

48. “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”  Terry Pratchett

49. “Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.”  Paul Theroux

50. “Every one of a hundred thousand cities around the world had its own special sunset and it was worth going there, just once, if only to see the sun go down.”  Ryū Murakami

I hope you use these inspirational quotes to provide you with the inspiration to embark on your world travel dreams.

“For me the essence of travel is seeing how other people live around the world; to gain understanding and dispel fear of otherness.” Natasha von Geldern

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Natasha von Geldern is a travel writer, editor, and blogger who is passionate about making the pages of the atlas real by traveling the world. She is a contributor to Travel Wire Asia, Wild Junket Magazine, Yahoo! Total Travel, and Travelbite. You can find her on her travel website and blog, WorldWanderingKiwi.

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Located off the coast of British Columbia, Vancouver Island offers 12,079 square miles of natural elements, coastal beauty, and diverse ecosystems, perfect for relaxing, rejuvenating, and recharging. The eastern island’s fresh air, ocean views, and abundant greenery are natural mood lifters. 

I was lucky to visit the island’s eastern part to recharge. The trip was not only relaxing but also eye-opening. I got out of my comfort zone and did things I never thought I’d be able to, and the serene nature of the island and the friendly, easy-going people made me feel empowered and capable of anything.   

Editor’s Note: Destination BC hosted the writer of this story on a trip to Vancouver Island 

Getting to Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island does have airports, with Victoria having the largest. Flights to and from the island depart/arrive from nine airports in Canada, five in the US, and Mexico. There are smaller regional airports as well, which serve local communities. For the most availability and variety of flight times, your best bet may be to fly in and out of Vancouver Airport and then take a ferry or helicopter to Vancouver Island. I flew into Vancouver and out of Nanaimo. Nanaimo is a tiny airport with one big room and two “gates.” I got to my flight an hour before my departure time, and that was more than enough time. The actual time in the air to Vancouver was about ten minutes. 

Ferries to Vancouver Island

If you drive or fly to Vancouver and rent a car, a ferry is your best option for getting to Vancouver Island. The main ferry company is BC Ferries, which offers several routes connecting mainland British Columbia to the island. Horseshoe Bay terminal is the closest ferry terminal to downtown Vancouver and the airport, this ferry takes you to Nanaimo on the eastern side of Vancouver Island. Departure from Tsawwassen terminal in Vancouver will take you to Victoria, on the southern coast, or Nanaimo. Crossings to Nanaimo take about an hour and forty-five minutes to two hours, and crossings to Victoria are about an hour and thirty-five minutes. 

Helicopters to Vancouver Island

If you are not taking a car to the island, a helicopter is a thrilling way to travel to Vancouver Island. For less than $100 one-way, Helijet will fly you from Vancouver Harbor to Nanaimo and Victoria for less than $150 one-way. The helicopters allow passengers to take one checked bag weighing less than 50 lbs, and there are complimentary beverages, snacks, and treats while you wait to depart. Flights are just twenty minutes to Nanaimo and thirty-five minutes to Victoria. This was how I arrived on Vancouver Island. I must say, you feel like a celebrity arriving in a helicopter- half expecting the paparazzi to be waiting for your arrival. (It may be of note that celebrities have been spotted in the area, as popular shows like HBO’s The Last of Us and Netflix’s The Night Agent film in and around Vancouver and Vancouver Island).

Where to Stay on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island is a vacation destination, so there are many accommodations, all at varying price points.

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I stayed at the Beach Club Resort in Parksville, which is on the waterfront and a perfect location for families. Part of the Bellstar Resort family, it features an indoor pool and hot tub, on-site restaurant, on-site spa, access to a boardwalk for rejuvenating coastal walks, kayaks, metal detectors, and other outdoor amenities. Rooms are spacious, and suites are equipped with washers and dryers- perfect after a day spent at the beach when you want dry towels and bathing suits for the next day. I was in a one-bedroom suite, there are also studios, two-bedroom suites, and penthouses available. Suites have kitchens, sitting areas, fireplaces, and balconies.

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The Tide’s Inn

This budget hotel is a great option for anyone looking to save money, especially when traveling with family. Unlimited complimentary mini golf is included in your stay, as are bumper boats, direct beach access, a beach patio, free popcorn, and pet friendly. Choose from two queen beds with a kitchenette, a king and sofa bed, or one queen bed. Rooms are cozy and have flat-screen TVs, in-room coffee machines, and free WiFi.

Fairwinds Residencies

Prefer a larger condo stay? Fairwinds Residencies has eleven spacious condos with waterfront and garden views. Their two-bedroom suites with dens can accommodate up to six guests and have an oversized deck with a fire pit and a full kitchen. It’s perfect for families who like to stay in, eat, and not go out every night during vacation. The Nanoose Bay Cafe is just next door if you like dining out. Conveniently located to many attractions, including golf, boating, fitness, beaches, lakes, and forests. 

Tigh-Na-Mara

Tigh-Na-Mara is perfect for any family looking for a relaxing escape; many families go back year after year for their annual vacation. Choose from oceanside rooms, rustic cottages, and spa bungalows, all with private balconies or patios and many with kitchens and fireplaces. The resort is pet-friendly and steps away from the beach. An on-site spa has a mineral pool, whirlpool, and saunas. They have committed themselves to implementing new initiatives for greener living, making this resort the perfect choice for anyone wanting a more sustainable lifestyle.

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Things to Do on Eastern Vancouver Island 

While there are plenty of things to do on the east coast of Vancouver Island, my trip focused on recharging. From art to the darkness of caves and hydro, there are several ways to connect to your inner artist, connecting with nature and finding peace from water.

Eat Cheese at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks is located on a working dairy farm. They offer self-guided tours where you can “meet” the cows (and if you are lucky, you can see a calf; I was able to meet a calf less than a day old!) You can learn about how cheese is made, and if you’re lucky enough to be there while the cheesemakers are at work, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at what they do. There is a scavenger hunt for kids. The shop features cheeses and gifts and has a cafe for a latte or tea to sip while exploring. During my visit, the most popular spot was the milk dispenser. Bring your bottles or purchase one in-store, insert change or tokens (available to purchase), and fill up your bottle! The milk is fresh, pasteurized, whole, and non-homogenized, with cream on top!  

Take an Art Class at Old School House Arts Centre

Providing low-cost studio space to artists, the Old School House Arts Centre provides low-cost studio space to artists, as well as gallery space, and offers classes. Perusing art exhibits is a great way to boost your mental health , and taking an art class to tap into your creative side- art therapy has been proven to help mental health. The Old School Arts Centre classes include painting, drawing, textile, and printmaking. I took an indigo workshop with Bonnie Lefebre, who, through her expertise and guidance, taught a group of journalists who had never dyed with indigo how to do it without losing her cool once- as long as you don’t call it tie dyeing- because that is not what the class is! I was skeptical that my linens would have any pattern on it, but I was pleasantly surprised- I now have two tea towels I can proudly say I made myself. I left with respect for Bonnie and with a bit of confidence in my step- a great way to connect with my creative side. 

Cave Tour at Horne Lake Caves

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You may think a cave tour is not the most relaxing activity. I was right there with you. In fact, when I saw it on the itinerary, my first thought was, “I’ll be skipping that.” I don’t know if it was the gorgeous spring day, the wonderful people of British Columbia, or our guide, Myles (also owner and operator). Still, I had a sudden wave of confidence and after a short hike up to the cave entrance, I felt confident enough to head into the cave depths. The Riverbend Cave Explorer Tour is the easiest Hidden Realm Adventures offers, starting with just over a half-mile hike, and using boulders and ropes to guide you over the rocks in the cave. As someone who had never been in a cave and is not an adventurer or outdoor person in any way, I was wary. However, I kept telling myself I could go a little further and a little further, and we were able to get deep enough into the cave to experience total darkness. There are no stairs or ladders to help you in the caves, so you need to be sure-footed. Some tours require belly crawling and rappelling. The feeling of total darkness, the quiet of the dripping water, and the coolness of the caves allow you to connect with nature in a way impossible in the real world.  

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre

Connecting with wildlife is another way to reset yourself, and the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre is the perfect spot to see wildlife safely. You can pet a rescued bird of prey (being properly held by a trained professional or volunteer) and laugh at the rescued black bears playing together. The sanctuary was started in 1985 by a husband and wife who sold it but continue to live in their house on the center grounds. There is a museum of nature, a wildlife garden, a magical field of stones, and a nature trail for a peaceful walk. Animals and birds you will see include eagles, owls, black bears, hawks, turtles, ravens, turkey vultures, and more. 

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara 

The Grotto Spa brings your body detoxification and your mind happiness. The spa has a mineral pool, a whirlpool, waterfalls, a cold rinse, and outdoor cedar saunas that clear out your pores the second you sit down. You can enjoy a drink in one of the fire pits by the sauna, which is warm even on a cold spring day.  Head to the Treetop Tapas and Grill in your robe for lunch, or enjoy a spa treatment to end the day in total bliss. Phones are not allowed in the Grotto, so it’s your chance to completely unplug and relax.

Where to Eat in Eastern Vancouver Island

Bayside resort and lounge.

Enjoy beautiful water views as you sip and eat at the Bayside Resort and Lounge . Featuring local ingredients, a rotating cocktail list, wine and beer, a kid’s menu, and happy hour, there is something for everyone at any time of the day. I had the traditional breakfast with fried eggs, toast, breakfast potatoes, and fruit and was set for a busy day ahead. The lunch and dinner menus have a wide range of salads, appetizers, main dishes, and pastas- all featuring fresh, local ingredients. 

Rusted Rake Brewing

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Rusted Rake Brewing is family-friendly and often has live music- the perfect casual lunch or dinner atmosphere. The food is delicious, and, of course, the beers are a must-try. They use the barley they grow on their farm to create “full flavored and highly drinkable beer.” Not a beer drinker? Don’t worry- they also have wine, ciders, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages. The menu is typical of a pub- with hearty appetizers including their  mushroom kalamari – a must-try for anyone who doesn’t typically go for calamari (like me – but I loved the vegetarian one!) There are burgers, bowls, and plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

Nanoose Bay Cafe

Enjoy locally sourced dishes at Nanoose Bay Cafe , which serves an eclectic array of food for any palate. Many dishes have an Asian flare, like the butternut squash bisque I tried, which was topped with wonton crisps. They also have dumplings, seafood, salads, sandwiches, and more. Your meal won’t be complete without dessert—especially the delectable sticky toffee pudding. 

French Press Coffee Roasters

French Press Coffee Roasters is perfect for delicious coffee, baked goods, breakfast food, and sandwiches. Sip freshly brewed coffee in a fun atmosphere, or order ahead to grab it for a day out and about. 

Qualicum Beach Cafe

For a finer dining experience, try Qualicum Beach Cafe . Their menu boasts a “delicious showcase of the West Coast with local ingredients and a dash of Italian influence.” It includes pizza, pasta, steaks, seafood, and more. Seafood lovers can try the seafood tower, which includes 12 oysters, baby shrimp, smoked salmon, dill cream cheese, candied salmon, confit albacore tuna, 1/2 bairdi snow crab, and taro chips.

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