101 Travel Bucket List Ideas For 2024

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A bucket list is a list of activities that you’d like to do during your lifetime. It’s a fun way to plan adventures and activities to keep you on the move. Many bucket lists are centered around travel, so I set out to make the ULTIMATE travel bucket list!

These 101 travel bucket list ideas will take you all over the world and will provide you with experiences of a lifetime. I’ve broken it down into sections so you can easily find what you are looking for.

101 Travel Bucket List Ideas that will take you around the world.

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United States Bucket List Ideas:

Statue of Liberty: USA Bucket List
Seeing the Statue of Liberty should be on any USA bucket list. Image Credit: yugo fuchiwaki/ Pixabay
  1. Drive the Road to Hana on Maui
  2. Visit a chocolate farm on Kauai
  3. Drink a hurricane in New Orleans
  4. Visit Saguaro National Park in Arizona
  5. Experience the Las Vegas Strip
  6. Visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia
  7. Visit the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York
  8. Visit Horseshoe Bend in Arizona
  9. Swim with sharks in Florida
  10. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  11. Drive from Miami to Key West, Florida, on the Overseas Highway
  12. Explore historic Savannah, Georgia
  13. Follow the Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusettes
  14. Take the Maid of the Mist boat tour in Niagara Falls
  15. See the Statue of Liberty in New York City
  16. Drive Route 66
  17. Take an architecture riverboat cruise in Chicago
  18. Visit Alcatraz in San Francisco
  19. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City
  20. Visit Yellowstone National Park
  21. See the St. Louis Arch in Missouri
  22. Visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio
  23. See the Hollywood sign in California
  24. Take an airboat tour in Everglades National Park in Florida
  25. Visit the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
  26. Take an open-air safari tour at The Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio
  27. See the Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C.
  28. Eat lobster in Maine
  29. Walk through Central Park in New York City
  30. Visit the Indiana Dunes
  31. Go to a concert at Red Rocks in Colorado
  32. Cross the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan
  33. Visit the Mall of America in Minnesota
  34. See the Grand Canyon and go on the Skywalk platform
  35. Visit Arches National Park in Utah
  36. See the Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania
  37. Visit Antelope Canyon on the Navajo Indian Tribal Lands
  38. Take a helicopter ride on Kauai
  39. See the giant chicken sculptures in Annapolis, Maryland

Caribbean Bucket List Ideas:

  1. Take a Caribbean cruise
  2. Swim with stingrays in Grand Cayman
  3. Go scuba diving in Cozumel
  4. Visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Bonaire
  5. See the swimming pigs in The Bahamas
  6. Splash in Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica
  7. Take a boat tour in the Bermuda Triangle
  8. Scuba dive with sharks in the Bahamas
  9. See planes landing at Maho Beach on St. Maarten

Central and South America Bucket List Ideas:

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  1. Visit Easter Island
  2. Spend the day at a hot spring in Costa Rica
  3. Visit the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador
  4. Visit Machu Picchu in Peru
  5. Play with penguins in Patagonia
  6. See the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil
  7. Dive the Blue Hole in Belize (I did this on my first scuba liveaboard trip)
  8. Cross the Drake Passage from South America to visit Antarctica

Europe Bucket List Ideas:

Cinque Terre Italy
Cinque Terre in Italy is a popular bucket list item for world travelers. Image Credit: Kookay/Pixabay
  1. Take a gondola ride in Venice
  2. Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  3. Eat pizza in Italy
  4. Visit Stonehenge in England
  5. Get a croissant in Paris
  6. Experience a rocky beach in Cannes, France
  7. Sip wine in Tuscany
  8. Take a European river cruise
  9. Explore Christmas markets in Germany
  10. Explore Giant’s Causeway in Ireland
  11. Ride the cable car in Dubrovnik, Croatia
  12. Visit the Amalfi Coast in Italy
  13. See the Northern Lights in Norway
  14. Visit Longyearbyen, the northernmost town in the world
  15. Visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, France
  16. Visit Pompeii in Italy
  17. Visit Loch Ness in Scotland (let me know if you spot Nessie!)
  18. Explore the streets of Mykonos
  19. Tour Chernobyl in Ukraine
  20. Experience Oktoberfest in Germany
  21. See the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace
  22. Visit Cinque Terre in Italy

Africa Bucket List Ideas:

Travel Bucket List Ideas - safari
See majestic animals in their own world on an African safari. Image Credit: Borja Blanco Cinza/Pixabay
  1. Go on an African safari
  2. See great white sharks in South Africa
  3. See gorillas in Rawanda
  4. Visit a Maasi village in Kenya
  5. See the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt
  6. Explore Marrakech in Morocco
  7. See Baobab Trees in Madagascar

Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Bucket List Ideas:

Luxury Bucket List - overwater bungalow in Bora Bora
How about an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora for a luxury bucket list experience?! Image Credit: Julius Silver/Pixabay
  1. Stay in an overwater bungalow in the South Pacific
  2. Visit the Taj Mahal in India
  3. See Gardens by the Bay in Singapore
  4. See snow monkeys in Japan
  5. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  6. Swim in the rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore
  7. See koalas and kangaroos in Australia
  8. Float in the Dead Sea
  9. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  10. Visit the ancient city of Petra in Jordan
  11. See the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE
  12. Visit the Maldives, the lowest country in the world
  13. Experience the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong
  14. Swim with whale sharks in The Phillippines
  15. Stay at the ultra-luxurious Burj Al Arab in Dubai
  16. Walk through Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan

Final Thoughts

Traveling your way through a bucket list is a great way to plan your next destination! For more travel bucket list ideas and inspiration, follow along as I work my way through my personal bucket list on Instagram.

Happy Travels!

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