The world is a beautiful place, and you already knew this. But with so many places to visit, experiences to live and cultures to get to know, it is often difficult to make a choice that fits with the time and budget available to us.
To help you decide where to start your travels , we have decided to prepare a list of the 84 places to see before you die, with the essential experiences to do in each of them. This is not a static ranking or even the only options available, but only a small subjective excerpt of the infinite things to discover on Earth.
However, remember that often the best surprises are hidden in the most hidden corners and in the simplest pleasures, so don’t always look for the “spectacular” and get off the most touristy routes as soon as you have the chance!
Must-see places that you must visit at least once in your life
There are thousands of amazing places like the ones we show you in this post that you surely haven’t seen yet. Maybe you haven’t stopped to think about everything you are missing: it’s time to start taking a look at the list of all the wonders of the world that you may see at least once in your life. Be amazed by these spectacular landscapes that we show you. How many and which of these places in the world have you had the pleasure of knowing? Find vacation rentals around the world here.
1. Cala Luna, Italy
Let’s start our article on the most beautiful places in the world from an all-Italian corner of paradise, that of Cala Luna in Sardinia. A beach of wonders which, not surprisingly, was chosen by Lina Wertmüller as the set of her film Swept away by an unusual fate in the blue August sea. Because the blue of Cala Luna is truly something unique: tinged with blue and embraced by a strip of white sand dotted with natural caves, which they leave to shelter from the sun as if by magic!
2. Get lost in the streets of Budapest
Stroll through the Parliament of Budapest, symbol of the city, walk the length and breadth of Buda Castle and its labyrinth, cross the Chain Bridge and discover its famous bars made from ruined buildings … This, and much more, is what Budapest offers. Staying in one of the many holiday apartments in Budapestyou will have the chance to visit the Citadel, the Fishermen’s Bastion and the Heroes’ Square. You will be able to stroll in one of the most emblematic streets of the city, Andrassy ut, and go shopping in refined and elegant boutiques. However, what most of all you do not want to miss are the very famous Baths of Budapest, the largest spa in Europe, consisting of 3 large outdoor and 15 indoor pools which can be accessed at reasonable prices. Budapest is a complete city, where getting lost is a real pleasure!
3. Discover Paris!
For gastronomy, monuments, gardens, shows and the famous Disneyland Paris theme park … La Ville Lumière continues to deserve a place in the ranking! Paris, the European capital of love, wins every year hundreds of thousands of tourists, from all over the world, who book one of the many Holiday Apartments in Paris, thanks to numerous factors. The possibility of walking on the roofs of the buildings, each neighborhood that differs from the other and hides something fascinating to discover, the romantic sunsets at the Pont des Arts and the melodies of the musicians along the Seine. In addition, Paris reveals its most hidden charm precisely in the grayest and most rainy days, when it is tinged with melancholy pastel colors. Admire Paris from above, whether from the Sacre Coeur terrace or from the steps of Montmartre; taste the colorful Macarons or the “falafel” in the heart of the Jewish quarter; discover the wonderful metro stations, urban museums. Paris is all of this .. and much more!
4. Go shopping in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar
The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest markets in the world. It is said that its origin dates back to 1455. You can find a wide variety of handicrafts, including the Nazar, the Devil’s Eye, which according to tradition ward off negative energies and bad luck, and you can let yourself be enveloped by the wonderful colors , smells and sounds of a magical place. By renting one of the many holiday apartments in Istanbulyou can admire one of the largest and most fascinating mosques in Europe, Sultanahmet, or the Blue Mosque, and feel yourself catapulted into a distant world, with thousands of turquoise ceramic tiles and enchanting mosaics. Traveling to Istanbul you can also visit Cappadocia, which with its almost lunar landscape, its canyons and its earth and sand pyramids, will make you live an incredible experience.
5. Antelope Canyon, USA
In Arizona you can descend into the bowels of the mysterious Navajo land , admiring that work of art created by wind, water and time that takes the name of Antelope Canyon , undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. The slot canyon, that is a narrow and deep gorge, the most visited in the United States of America is a spectacle of nature to be seen at least once in a lifetime, with its shades of purple and orange, the play of light and the tunnels in the rock of the most absurd shapes. Mother Nature will amaze you!
6. Scents and colors of the bazaars of Marrakech
You can find clothes, food and all kinds of handicrafts in the bazaars of Marrakech. It is one of the perfect cities to get to know the tradition and essence of Morocco. Enjoy a red sunset over the famous Jemaa el Fna square from the terrace of a fantastic holiday apartment in Marrakech, admire the Ali ben Yousef Medersa, the Funduqs of Rue Mouassine, the Bahia Palace, the Saadite Tombs, the Jardin Majorelle and let yourself be carried away by the maze of alleys where practically everything that makes up the city’s Medina is sold. Absolutely one of the destinations to visit at least once in a lifetime.
7. Explore the Great Mosque of Cordoba
One of the places to learn more about the amazing Arab culture and architecture is the Great Mosque of Cordoba, now the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Cordoba, whose construction began over 1200 years ago. Today it is one of the structures in all of Spain that best express Arab-Islamic art and the Gothic and Renaissance architecture of Andaluza. It was declared a Heritage of Cultural Interest and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1994 and, a little less than 15 years later, it was also included among the twelve Treasures of Spain. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and evocative buildings in the world, as well as being, together with the Alhambra in Granada, the Aljafería in Zaragoza and the Giralda in Seville, one of the most visited monuments in the whole region. The building was built by Abderraman I, on the ruins of the Basilica of San Vincente dating back to the Visigothic period; later it was enlarged by the successive rulers with three great works of reform that now allow us to visit it in all its grandeur. You can rent one of severalHoliday Homes in Cordoba and enjoy your stay!
8. Travel around Italy and admire the tower of Pisa
How many of us travel abroad without knowing our land well! Pisa, with its tower and the splendid historic center, is the perfect destination for a weekend. Staying overnight in one of the numerous Holiday Apartments in Pisa allows you not only to enjoy the Tower of Pisa, the most famous and important attraction in the city, but also to visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery, the Piazza dei Cavalieri. and the Murales by Keith Haring. In short, it is not necessary to go to the other side of the world to discover unique places of its kind.
9. Take a tour of Moscow’s Red Square
Did you know that in Red Square there is the largest medieval fortress in the world, the Kremlin? Symbol of Russia is a fortified citadel that consists of three cathedrals, two churches, a museum, the Senate Palace, the Patriarch’s Palace, Poteshny Palace, Ivan the Great’s Bell Tower and other must-see attractions. By staying in one of the many Holiday Apartments in Moscow , you will have the opportunity to visit not only the Kremlin, if not also the Red Square, the St. Basil’s Cathedral, the Bolshoi Theater, the Planetarium, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and hundreds more. of interest. A dynamic and active city both during the day and at night, and is undoubtedly one of the 50 destinations to visit at least once in a lifetime. Unmissable.
10. Spend your holidays in Santorini, Greece
Do you want a relaxing holiday, but without giving up parties and places to spend your evenings? Santorini is your perfect destination! It is one of the most suitable destinations for summer holidays, one of the most in between young and old. Rent one of the many Holiday Apartments in Santorini, whether it’s for a single weekend or a whole week, it’s a choice you won’t regret. You can look out from the caldera in Fira, admire the only turning off on the island of Folegandros from Oia or visit the numerous archaeological sites including the Akrotiri and the Archaeological Museum in Fira. Also, just by imagining Santorini some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole Mediterranean come to mind. Beaches like Kamari, Perissa, Vlychada, Red Beach and Coloumbos; each of them with a particularity: black and pink sand, greenish rocks and turquoise waters. Choosing Santorini for your holidays is always a good idea!
11. Sample the best beers in the world in Prague
In addition to a rich cultural and architectural heritage, Prague offers some of the best places to try some of the best beers in the world. In the city, a mug of beer costs less than a bottle of water and has the highest beer consumption per capita… There must be a good reason! Spending some carefree and cheerful evenings in the company of your friends, live concerts, traditional Czech dishes and, of course, a good beer, is a must in this city! There are many places to go: U cerneho flies, refined, elegant and sophisticated; Pivnice U Fleku, the oldest brewery in the whole city; Pivovarsky Dum, cheap and informal in which to taste an excellent goulasch; U Zlateho Tygra, simple and traditional in which to try a Pilsner Urquell; and finally Restaurant Kolkovna, in which to try the Velkopopvicky Kozel, an excellent dark beer. You can rent one of the manyHoliday Apartments in Prague and try all the exquisite beers of this city!
12. Savor the delicious tapas of Granada and visit the amazing Alhambra
If we want to list the wonders of the world, we cannot forget the Alhambra palace in Granada. Military citadel which means “red fortress”, which has become a palace adorned with marvelous courtyards, fountains and gardens, made even more unique and incredible by the play of light and shadow that is created there. While you’re there, rent a holiday apartment in Granada and treat yourself to an evening eating delicious Granada tapas, visiting the Generalife, the Dar-al-Horra Palace, the Albayzin district and the Royal Chapel. Not only the Alhambra, but a unique city to be discovered.
13. Go scuba diving in the Rock Islands, Micronesia
Do you like scuba diving? Discover the best place for your hobby: the Rock Islands, Micronesia.
14. Get around Formentera by motorbike
There is no need to spend 10 hours on a plane to discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Formentera is a true natural paradise, where you can get there at a fairly affordable price and with just a couple of hours of flight. The best way to get around the whole island is, without a doubt, by motorbike! By booking one of the hundreds of Holiday Homes in Formenterayou can discover a corner of paradise not far from Italy and immerse yourself in its crystal clear waters. Illetes Beach, Es Pujols Beach, Migjorn Beach, Llevant Beach, Sa Roqueta and Ses Canyes Beaches, Cala Savina and Cavall d’en Borràs Beaches, Ses Platgetes Beach, Caletta d’es Morts and Cala Saona are just some of the paradisiacal beaches where you can lie down to sunbathe or sip a cool drink. Admit it, you’re wondering why you haven’t booked yet!
15. Laguna Verde and Licancabur Volcano, Bolivia
The Green Lagoon of Potosí is located in Bolivia. It is one of the most impressive corners of the area, at almost 6000 meters above sea level. Large numbers of Andean flamingos also live here.
16. Embark on the Camino de Santiago
Hundreds of stories (and kilometers!) Make up the amazing Santiago Trail, a great adventure for the more daring. Santiago de Compostela is not only the final stage of a unique journey through the north of Spain, if not also a wonderful city that deserves to be visited. Staying in one of the many Holiday Homes in Santiago de Compostela you can visit the Basilica of St. James of Compostela you can watch the Botafumeiro set in motion, admire Pazo de Raxoi, stroll through the Mercado de Abastos, visit the Pilgrimage Museum, the Parque de Belvis and the San Martino Pinario Monastery.
17. The Rocky Mountains of Canada
If you like contact with nature, you can’t really miss this natural landscape, between lakes and mountains.
18. Bastei Bridge, Germany
The Saxon Switzerland has a surprise (thrilling) in Serbia for you. At 40 kilometers from the German city of Dresden , millenary rocky spurs rise, and among them there is an incredible 194-meter walkway that allows you to walk among the rocks and enjoy one of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in all of Germany . We are talking about the Bastei Bridge , a marvel of Saxony nestled between these high mountains that dominate the Elbe River from above , and one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
19. Visit the Uyuni Salt Desert, Bolivia
Do you know which is the largest salt desert in the world? Yes, it’s Uyuni’s.
20. Pig Beach, swim with the best swimmers in the Bahamas
Herds of affectionate wild pigs live on the small island called Pig Island. These animals enjoy bathing in the crystal clear waters that you can share with them in the Bahamas.
21. Get to know the Golden Rock
Do you know the mystery of the Golden Rock or Kyaiktiyo Pagoda of Myanmar, Burma? It is one of the great symbols of Buddhism. This golden rock over 5 meters high owes its original location to the volcanic phenomena of the place.
22. Flaming Cliffs, Mongolia
Another small Grand Canyon but in a Mongolian version. Flaming Cliffs , in the mysterious and endless Gobi Desert , is a site suitable for the traveler with a wandering soul, the one fascinated by nomadism, extreme conditions and nights in tents, here “yurt” ! We advise you to get there with a guided tour and discover this particular rock formation where the first remains of dinosaurs were discovered … You will be amazed!
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta – more quotes
23. Take the best photos of Mont Saint Michel in Normandy
One of the most beautiful sanctuaries in France , among the most visited. For sure you have already seen it in many photos and we are sure that seeing it in person will not disappoint you.
24. Danube, Austria
Chasing the Danube will prove to be an incredible experience, especially in Austria , where this river flows for a good 2,888 kilometers, giving life to its most beautiful stretch. Buckle up your hiking shoes or get on your bike to follow legendary trails and enjoy the landscapes of the Danube Valley : such as the Schloegener Schlinge , a jewel- like bend . Then descend to Lower Austria and tackle the Wachau World Heritage Trail , between the picturesque towns of Melk and Krems.
25. See for yourself the Northern Lights in Norway
Aren’t you a little tired of hearing the tales about how crazy it is to see the Northern Lights? This year finally look at it with your eyes …
26. Pamukkale, Turkey
Its name means “cotton castle” and to see it, in fact, it looks like an immense and soft white wad. Pamukkale bewitches at first glance with its limestone pools glistening in the sun and babbling with very hot water (35 °) coming from the deep bowels of the Turkish land. A dip in the natural pools of this important and suggestive Turkish spa , one of the most spectacular places on Earth, translates into experience and, let’s face it, a panacea for young and old.
27. Bathe in the natural waterfalls of Pamukkale in Turkey
Yes, this is no joke: you can really swim in these particular natural waterfalls. Along the way to get there you will find other really cool spots. They are found in Turkey.
28. Organize a safari in Africa and be surprised!
If you consider yourself adventurous, the idea of going on a safari in Africa has certainly crossed your mind. Have you ever imagined how wonderful it would be to visit one of the places with the greatest biodiversity in the world and discover African culture?
29. Merzouga Desert, Morocco
If in Morocco there is a place that smells of mint tea and the sunsets are brighter than ever, it is Merzouga , an outpost of the most beautiful desert in North Africa , on the border of Libya, where the sand is tinged with red and becomes more silky. cha never. Here you will follow the caravans on the dunes, get to know the ancient tribes and visit Erg Chebbi , the highest expanse of dunes in the country.
30. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
It attracts over a million visitors every year, and represents the first UNESCO World Heritage Site of neighboring Croatia . The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a real earthly paradise made of rivers, waterfalls and lakes where nature explodes in all its beauty showing off the most sparkling colors. Fill your eyes with emerald green along the fun paths inside the park, some of which wind on wooden walkways suspended over the water.
32. Discover the pagodas of the mysterious city of Bagan
Pagodas, Buddhist places of worship, are very popular buildings in these parts. Bagan is the ancient capital of the Burmese empire.
33. Vietnam – Ha Giang Loop
For many, Vietnam means the famous Halong Bay, which today has become so busy that it requires a limited number to access it. But Vietnam is much more. Among these, a particular trip is Ha Giang Extreme Motorcycle Loop, which as the name suggests is to be done by motorcycle. It is an adrenaline-fueled journey, an adventurous journey but above all a fun journey. This circuit that touches the villages of northern Vietnam is one of the most beautiful and true to learn about Vietnamese culture and admire breathtaking landscapes.
34. Walk the streets of New York
If you go to New York, take the time to visit the less touristy neighborhoods, walk without a map along the streets of the city and you will surely end up discovering magical corners of the Big Apple.
35. Twelve Apostles, Australia
Along the legendary Great Ocean Road, one of the most famous scenic coastal roads in the world, you can admire one of the most beautiful places in the world: the Twelve Apostles ( Twelve Apostles ). These real giants of the sea are a group of 12 limestone cliffs carved by the force of the ocean, that of Australia . A sight that is part of the Port Campbell National Park , with its 250 kilometers of coves, cliffs and stone arches.
36. Stroll through the charming streets of Croatia
Croatia is not only the ideal place for your sun and beach holidays. Walking through the ancient alleys of its villages is an experience in itself.
37. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
You will be amazed in front of the largest expanse of salt on the planet, a natural landscape among the most surreal in South America and in the world that, in some places, almost looks like a continuation of the sky on earth. The Salar de Uyuni is located in Bolivia , on the arid plateaus of the south, and includes majestic volcanic peaks and several salares , that is, fascinating expanses of lifeless salt. Organize a 4 × 4 tour and let yourself be transported into a world far from time…
38. Drive one of the historic cars in Havana
More and more people decide to travel to Cuba, for its spectacular beaches and vibrant culture that captivate from the very first moment. Don’t leave unless you have driven one of the typical historic cars first, or at least take a ride!
39. Have you ever been to Deadvlei?
This place is called Deadvlei and is located in Namibia , Africa . It is a cemetery of trees over a thousand years old!
40. Moraine Lake, Canada
One of the most beautiful places in the world in Canada facing the majesty of a glacial lake that, believe us, will remain in your heart. The Moraine Lake is very large, deep blue, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and endless forests. Located in the wonderful Banff National Park it is set like a precious lapis lazuli in the Valley of the Ten Peaks , at an altitude of 1884 meters. Put on gloves and hat and take out your reflex… the show is thrilling in every sense!
41. Spend your holidays in Dubai
Discover the tallest buildings in the world in Dubai, a modern and busy city to spend your vacation.
42. Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates
The city of Abu Dhabi is a pearl in the UAE desert, often unfairly overlooked for neighboring Dubai. We guarantee that a visit to this port will not leave you disappointed at all. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque alone would justify a visit to the city: completely built in white marble and decorated with crystals, it is one of the very few mosques where access is granted to non-Muslims. If you are attracted by the luxury that characterizes these places, the sparkling Emirates Palace, a luxury hotel inlaid in gold is the destination for you: here you can order the famous Palace Cappuccino, sprinkled with 24-karat gold flakes.
43. Pay a visit to the sea lions of the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, were declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. It is a perfect place for scuba diving and surfing lovers.
44. A swim in Iceland’s Blue Lagoon
At least once in your life, you will have to visit this place that has fascinated millions of tourists. Iceland’s Blue Lagoon is a huge pool of geothermal water and one of the best places in the country to seek some relaxation. It is located just 40 km from the capital.
45. Calanques, France
Not too far from the incredible and famous Verdon Gorges, another place in France, or rather Provence, among the most beautiful in the world, the Calanques open on the coast, jagged cliffs of white limestone that plunge into crystal clear water with turquoise shades. Mostly accessible from the sea starting from Cassis or on foot from Marseille, the calanques offer a breathtaking view of the blue and in summer, restorative baths among the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.
46. Plan a trip to India
A trip to India offers you spectacular experiences and landscapes, especially if you organize it yourself, without going to agencies. Go for new adventures!
47. Guilin, China
It is a short step from urban to natural skylines in China . Yes, because Shanghai’s dizzying skyscrapers seem to mimic the limestone hills of Guilin. In this ancient town in southern China you will encounter some of the most beautiful landscapes in all of Asia. Still little known in Europe, Guilin awaits you with its fairytale-named attractions such as Seven Star Park, Longji Terrace Rice Fields and Elephant Trunk Hill.
48. Havana, Cuba
Cuba is a paradise known all over the world for its tropical climate, its culture and its beaches of incredible beauty. Upon landing in Havana, historic structures, castles and cathedrals dating back to the period of Spanish colonization will open to your eyes. In the Revolution Square, you can visit the government buildings and from there move to the Hemingway museum and the fantastic beach of Playas del Este. In the evening the unmistakable rhythm of Cuban Salsa and the numerous live concerts will take you into an atmosphere of party and fun that will make your holiday unforgettable.
49. Sidney, modernity at the antipodes
You know it, but have you ever seen it with your own eyes? Do not deprive yourself of the opportunity to visit one of the best cities in the world and the famous Sydney opera.
50. Learn about the history of Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey is an unforgettable place that is worth visiting inside as well. You will be able to admire the Victorian gardens, the stone of wishes (don’t forget to express one!) And learn about its centuries-old history. It is located in Ireland.
51. Enjoy the Las Vegas parties!
52. Feel like you’re in a Hollywood movie… in Los Angeles
Speaking of movie destinations, we really can’t forget Los Angeles . In addition to strolling through the neighborhoods of your favorite films, you can also visit some of the most famous theme parks in the world and spend time on the beautiful beaches of the city. For more movies and books click here.
53. Swim in Mexico’s most incredible natural pool
This cave is located in Yucatán, Mexico. It is really worth a visit, because a simple photograph cannot describe this beautiful natural landscape to you. The water inside is fresh and crystalline.
54. Timanfaya National Park, Spain
An essential stop on your trip to the island of Lanzarote , Timanfaya National Park ( Montaña de Fuego ) is one of the most beautiful places in the world for its singular landscape and ancestral history. It is a UNESCO biospheric reserve that develops on a volcanic geological substrate. In a nutshell, a volcano that has never gone out, and that continues to heat the Canaries, giving a lunar landscape unique in the world
55. Travel the world in a camper
This time we don’t talk about a specific place, because there are millions of amazing places in the world and it would be difficult to put them all together in a list. So let’s give you another idea: why don’t you go touring Italy, Europe or another continent in a camper?
56. Find out how stones move by themselves in Death Valley
A place where the stones move by themselves? Yes, it is possible! If you want to know more about this impressive place, read this article on Death Valley and its mysteries.
57. Fly in a hot air balloon at sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey
Another one of those things to experience at least once in a lifetime. Flying in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia is truly an adventure; the landscape is wonderful and its particular aspect, due to a long process of erosion, will amaze you.
58. Rest on the paradise beaches of Thailand
Thailand’s beaches are the perfect synonym for paradise. White sand, crystal clear water and tropical palm trees make these places the beach destination everyone dreams of. This is why you should visit them at least once in your life!
59. Canyon of Charyn, Kazakhstan
In the southeast of Kazakhstan a desert landscape opens up, almost lunar, which is so reminiscent of the American Grand Canyon . Welcome to Charyn Canyon , the main naturalistic attraction of the mysterious province of Almaty . Its imposing rock formations look like man-made buildings, so much so that the canyon is known as the Valley of the Castles ; instead the creator of such great wonder is only her: Mother Nature , who put her hand in it 12 million years ago and sculpted one of the most beautiful places in the world.
60. Experience the magic of Vietnam
If you want to travel to a place that offers incredible natural landscapes, a cheerful population, boat rides in breathtaking bays and exotic and delicious gastronomy, go to Vietnam.
62.West Coast USA and Route 66
In the long list of trips to do at least once in a lifetime, the immensity of the Grand Canyon cannot be missing, and not only it. Among the places to visit at least once in a lifetime, a place of honor goes to the Parks of the West of the USA . How not to be fascinated by the red rocks of Antelope Canyon or the strange spiers of Bryce Canyon. And what about the majesty of Grand Cayon? There are no words, just a plane ticket and off you go.
63. Tanzania – Serengeti and the Great Migration
Let’s go back to Africa, specifically to Tanzania (pronounced with the accent on the “i”). Between the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro crater and the Ruaha, you are spoiled for choice. But the most exciting moment is the sight of thousands of wildebeest and zebras crossing the savannah and the Mara River, to arrive in the Masai Mara and return to Tanzania in early autumn. The migration is one of the most incredible moments that you may live, is the cycle of life, is representing something beyond us humans, something difficult to understand. The best time? June, for the largest migration in existence.
64. Experience a dream vacation on the island of Bora Bora
The exotic island of Bora Bora has a volcanic origin and is nowadays considered one of the most luxurious tourist destinations in the world.
65. Patagonia (Chile) – Carretera Austral
Another unforgettable journey, we are almost on the southernmost point of the world, where to test our ability to withstand unbelievable temperatures. If you are passionate about cycling, one of the most exciting and extreme roads in the world awaits you in Chile, I’m talking about the Carretera Austral or Ruta CH-7. It is 1,108 kilometers from Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins, and to travel this very long journey it is also necessary to use 3 ferries. The experience of a lifetime.
66. Baja California
Before hanging up your boots, be sure to visit one of the largest whale sanctuaries in the world. I’m talking about Guerreo Negro and Baja California. Such special lagoons where baby whales learn to swim every year. Touching the whale babies is magic, it will be an indelible memory that you will carry in your heart forever. The ideal period? March is the month of the whales, the month that changes their lives and yours too.
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert – more quotes
How can you stay a week between crystal clear waters, luxury hotels and monkeys everywhere? Bali is one of the most touristic islands in the world, if I think about the first time I went there, it was an unknown island (we are talking about 25 years ago), but its beauty has remained the same, certainly with a little crowd more. Today to discover Bali you can stay in Ubudu , rent a moped and go north to south of the island. Don’t limit yourself to just Kuta, explore this island of a thousand faces.
68. Get to know Singapore’s futuristic gardens
Gardens by the Bay, “Gardens by the Bay” in English, is one of the most beautiful and hallucinating parks you will find not only in Singapore, but probably in the whole world.
69. Zakynthos (Greece)
From the most important island of Indonesia to the small and half-known island of Greece. We are talking about Zakynthos, an island famous for the wreck of a ship in the Navagio bay. Zakynthos is, year after year, becoming more and more important for tourism, thanks to its beaches of fine sand and, above all, to the Carreta Carreta turtles that nest here.
An alternative idea is to go around the islands of Greece, starting from Zakynthos, stop in Rhodes and last stop in Santorini, so you can see the beauty from more “points of view”.
Africa for me is all to be discovered, visited and loved. I don’t know which country to choose. Luckily my friends have chosen for me, and Madagascar is Africa not to be missed. This island is of a disarming beauty, among baobabs that seem to emerge suddenly, in gold-colored sand, passing through villages where children smile with their eyes and make you understand how beautiful life is.
71. Take a boat tour around the island of Zakynthos
A natural paradise in the Greek islands.
72. Machu Picchu (Peru)
This majestic Inca city enters fully among the dream travels. Let yourself be enveloped by the morning mist, breathe deeply the air coming from the steep slopes and remain immersed in the green of the Peruvian forest. It is the most famous archaeological site in the world and today unfortunately, too much tourism, is disfiguring it (over 2500 visitors a day!). An alternative to Machu Picchu is Choquequirao another much less known Inca site, difficult today to get there (requires a complicated climb) but so perched at 3,000 meters high that it will leave you speechless.
If you want to discover Asia, Myanmar is the ideal country because it is a concentrate of it . A trip to Myanmar will allow you to savor the Asian rhythms, to get in touch with inhabitants of small villages, to climb peaks in search of caves full of golden Buddhas, to start the day flying over the pagodas of Bagan and to listen to the silence of the lake Inle. The magic of Myanmar cannot be explained, it must only be experienced, before it is too late.
74. Visit the legendary Taj Mahal
Another wonder of the world that deserves to be seen in person: the Taj Mahal, which hides one of the most romantic stories in the world and was built in the 17th century.
75. Djibuti – Djibouti
An alternative destination, not very touristy, a grain of sand that makes up for its size with its incredible beauty. Djibouti is located between Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia. A country that surprises precisely for its strange, unusual landscapes, passing from inactive volcanoes, to immense salt lakes, through majestic canyons. To be experienced in an alternative way with a bike ride; I recommend, a good supply of water and spare parts always with you.
76. Scotland – Isles of Harris
Scotland is one of the northern European countries that fascinated me the most. It will be for the intense green, for the villages with houses made of stone and for the wonderful silence. To discover a different Scotland, I recommend you take a flight or a ferry and land on the Isle of Harris , an island that seems to come straight from the Caribbean. The colors of the sea are incredible, they sparkle, they shine even in the dullest days. For daydreaming, don’t miss a night at Horgabost Beach Camping.
77. Travel to another planet!
Well, you don’t actually need to leave Earth to feel like you’re on another planet. Just travel to the Moon Valley of the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Let’s go back to Africa again, this time to one of the places I’ve always dreamed of, Uganda. Discovering mountain gorillas, but not only. Uganda also marvels for its river, the White Nile. An experience to do? Rafting on the White Nile , feel small in front of the gigantic waves and at the same time overcome your fears. This is a journey that wrinkles you, upsets you and makes you reborn.
It should be on every travel to-do list, not for its sea or dromedary tours, but for the immense and unique story it tells. Visit the pyramids, the villages, look at the perfection of constructions dating back to over 4000 years ago, the geometry of the pyramids of Giza, all the mysteries and questions surrounding their construction. One of the last wonders of the ancient world.
80. Discover Petra, one of the great wonders of Jordan
One of the most incredible places on the planet is Petra, an archaeological site of great importance located in Jordan, a few kilometers from the border with Israel.
Last on the list of trips to do at least once in a lifetime but not the least beautiful, indeed. The heart of Thailand goes beyond the food and chaos of the cities. The Thailand to visit is that of rice fields, villages where life flows according to the rhythms of the rains. Forests and fields vying for place, while silver waterfalls and deep caves sprout from the bright green landscape of newborn rice. A country to discover, to live and to “breathe”.
82. Be amazed by the Victoria Falls
One of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world. It is found in Africa, between Zambia and Zimbwabwe.
The Hawaii are incredible. Do not go there with the idea of ”sunbathing”, but go there with the desire to explore the islands, because they are unique and so different from each other that you cannot choose just one.
Starting with the small garden island, Kauai, with landscapes that seem to have just been painted, with bright colors, with unexpected colors. And then from there take a “jump” (in flight of course), to Maui , to explore the 8-shaped island, with its sugar cane plantations and Mount of the Moon. Finally a stop on the Big Islandit is a must. On the Big Island you will have the privilege of seeing the largest active volcano in the world erupt and jump into the sea. The natural and simple beauty of Hawaii, the calm rhythms, the smiles of the Hawaiians, all this together makes a trip to Hawaii an extraordinary journey, where the adventure begins as soon as you buy the tickets, because it is a very long, very long journey. really, but just as amazing.
84. Trolltunga, Norway
Are you ready for a selfie on the most incredible natural platform in the world? We are talking about Trolltunga, the most spectacular in Norway, and beyond. This rock suspended in the void is located in the Hardangerfjord region, the same that hosts the Folgefonna glacier, an eternal ice Eden. Arriving on this “springboard” means facing meters in altitude and many kilometers – but believe us, the wonder will be worth the effort!
Trips to do at least once in a lifetime … the drawer of dreams
This is a list, one of many, of trips to do at least once in a lifetime, unique places in the world that deserve to be visited. There would be so many to add that it would make the list itself useless. But somewhere you have to start, right?