The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

Every traveller should have a good bucket list. A good bucket list allows you to make plans to see the world and explore places that you'd never have even thought about visiting. We've put together a list of 150 things we believe will inspire each and every reader to dig their suitcases out and get their next trip booked in. So whether you're a seasoned traveller or just looking for ideas for your next getaway, check out our ultimate bucket list below to see how many of these you can tick off and which ones you need to add to your "To Do" list now.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The Inca Trail, Peru

The Inca Trail, Peru

The Great Migration, Kenya

The Great Migration, Kenya

Times Square, New York

Times Square, New York

Christmas Markets, Strasbourg, France

Christmas Markets, Strasbourg, France

Yosemite National Park, USA

Yosemite National Park, USA

Sea of Stars, Maldives

Sea of Stars, Maldives

Red Light District, Amsterdam

Red Light District, Amsterdam

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

  1. Fly on an aeroplane

  2. See the Northern Lights

  3. Ride in a hot air balloon

  4. Camp on the beach

  5. Visit all seven continents

  6. Watch the sunset

  7. Watch the sunrise

  8. Go on a river cruise

  9. Swim with dolphins

  10. Go snorkelling

  11. Go surfing

  12. Go skiing

  13. Try some unusual food

  14. Cycle across San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

  15. Visit the Colosseum in Rome

  16. Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris

  17. Go stargazing

  18. Go camping

  19. Go to a music festival

  20. Stay in a hostel

  21. Visit the Taj Mahal in India

  22. Buy a travel guide

  23. Visit Niagara Falls

  24. Jump out of an aeroplane

  25. Stand in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza

  26. Watch a Broadway show

  27. Gamble in Las Vegas

  28. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  29. Sleep under the stars

  30. Go to Disneyland

  31. Go on the London Eye

  32. Witness the famous migration in the Masai Mara (Kenya)

  33. Visit Stonehenge

  34. Ride the Trans-Siberian railway

  35. Take an outdoor bath in Budapest

  36. Drive down Route 66

  37. Go dog-sledding

  38. Visit the Waitomo glow worm caves in New Zealand

  39. Dance in the Rio Carnival

  40. Track mountain gorillas in Africa

  41. Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge

  42. Walk the Great Wall of China

  43. InterRail around Europe

  44. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

  45. Relax in Iceland's Blue Lagoon

  46. Ride a zip line

  47. Eat fresh sushi in Tokyo

  48. Stand under a waterfall

  49. Explore a cave

  50. Jump off a cliff

  51. Go whitewater rafting

  52. Sail a boat

  53. Attend a rodeo

  54. Climb a volcano

  55. Bathe an elephant

  56. Hold a monkey

  57. Release baby turtles into the sea

  58. Ride in a horse and carriage

  59. See a coral reef

  60. Sleep in a yurt

  61. Go whale watching

  62. Attend a wedding abroad

  63. See a Cirque du Soleil show

  64. Watch the Tour de France in person

  65. Watch a Wimbledon match

  66. Go to the opera

  67. Spend a day or weekend at a spa

  68. Stay in a 5-star hotel

  69. Drink at an Ice Bar

  70. Eat at a Michelin-star restaurant

  71. Go kayaking

  72. Experience a White Christmas

  73. Send a message in a bottle

  74. Go skinny-dipping

  75. Learn to say "Hello" or "Thank You" in 10 different languages

  76. Attend the Olympic Games

  77. Stand in New York's Times Square

  78. Ride a horse

  79. Drive in a race car

  80. Drive a tractor

  81. Ride a segway

  82. Race a go-kart

  83. Ride in a tuk-tuk

  84. Go shopping in one of Europe's Christmas Markets

  85. Hop on a tram

  86. Ride on the Subway

  87. Ride on the Eurostar

  88. Take a ferry

  89. Go tobogganing

  90. Attend a Luau

  91. Stay in a treehouse

  92. Explore a rainforest

  93. Go on a safari

  94. Tour a vineyard

  95. Visit a castle

  96. Walk round a haunted house

  97. Visit a temple

  98. Fly over the Grand Canyon

  99. Visit Yosemite National Park

  100. Do the Hollywood Walk of Fame

  101. Walk across Abbey Road in London

  102. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

  103. Put a love lock on Paris's Pont des Arts Bridge

  104. Drink beer at Oktoberfest

  105. Visit a windmill

  106. Take a gondola trip in Venice

  107. Float in the Dead Sea

  108. Ride a camel

  109. Shop at Vietnam's floating market

  110. Celebrate at India's Holi Festival

  111. Go bungee-jumping

  112. Punt down a river

  113. Take a moment to reflect at the Berlin Wall Memorial

  114. Go to the ballet

  115. Volunteer abroad for a day, week, or longer!

  116. Spend New Year's Eve abroad

  117. Ride in a helicopter

  118. Visit Yellowstone National Park

  119. See the Great Sphinx

  120. Spot an iceberg

  121. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

  122. Celebrate St Patrick's Day in Ireland

  123. Stand on the Equator

  124. Visit the Sea of Stars in the Maldives

  125. Swim with sharks

  126. See a play at the Globe Theatre

  127. Visit Auschwitz

  128. Celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico

  129. Make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  130. Visit the Red Light District in Amsterdam

  131. Explore the ruins of Pompeii

  132. Visit one of the biggest theme parks in the world

  133. Attend a Full Moon Party in Thailand

  134. Celebrate Thanksgiving in America

  135. Go island hopping in the Caribbean

  136. Ride the Orient Express

  137. See a tiger in the wild

  138. Go couch-surfing

  139. Try the Monopoly Pub Crawl

  140. Watch live jazz music in Chicago

  141. Attend a live baseball game

  142. Walk through Central Park

  143. Go zorbing

  144. Go on a Lord of the Rings tour in New Zealand

  145. Celebrate Chinese New Year in China

  146. Attend the Grand Prix

  147. Visit Westminster Abbey

  148. Attend the Cannes Film Festival

  149. See a West End show

  150. Go ice skating