There are so many incredible sites to visit throughout the world that we couldn’t possible fit them all on one list. However, whether you’re seeking to relax on a beach, escape off the grid, or visit a metropolis, these stunning places are well worth adding to your travel bucket list.
- Paracas, Peru
Paracas is a tiny beach hamlet in Peru’s Ica province, where the desert meets the sea. A boat journey to Islas Ballestas, the rocky islands off the Pacific coast famed for their varied fauna, including flocks of sea lions and swarms of young penguins, is a must-do on any vacation to the area.
2. Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China
The exotic colors of the “Rainbow Mountains” were created by the stacking of sedimentary mineral deposits over millions of years, but it’s impossible not to feel like you’re witnessing magic while looking at the flowing reds, yellows, and oranges.
3. Great Ocean Road, Australia
Take this coastal journey west from Melbourne to view the famed 12 Apostle rock formations, koalas in Great Otway National Park, and the lovely seaside town of Lorne.
4. Death Valley, California
Death Valley, also known as the hottest location on Earth, set a new temperature record of 53°C in 2019. The National Park contains a broad diversity of scenery, including icy peaks, scorching beaches, and floral meadows. The multi-hued Artists Palette, a range of eroded hills whose coloration is caused by the oxidation of natural metal deposits in the mountains, is one of the most popular destinations. Fans of the Star Wars franchise will want to see the location that inspired the planet Tatooine.
5. Pamukkale, Turkey
These natural, snow-white hot springs overlooking the adjacent city of Denizli would put any infinity pool to shame. Pamukkale is also home to the well-preserved remnants of the ancient Roman spa city Hierapolis, where you may bathe like an emperor amid the submerged centuries-old columns.
6. Angel Fall, Venezuela
The world’s tallest waterfall, with cascades of 3,212 feet, is found in the UNESCO-protected Canaima National Park and served as inspiration for the Disney film “Up.” The only way to get to the location is via boat or plane.
7. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
This little island in the South Pacific is practically heaven on Earth, with azure lagoons, coral reefs, and overwater bungalows.
8. Amalfi Coast, Italy
It’s difficult to choose just one gorgeous spot in Italy, but the Amalfi Coast’s charming hillside towns, such as Positano, push it to the top of our must-see list.
9. Havasu Falls, Arizona
You must trek 10 kilometres to get to these stunning blue-green lakes near Grand Canyon National Park where you may swim. Trust us when we say it’s well worth the trip.
10. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The silica-rich waters that feed Iceland’s famed Blue Lagoon, located southwest of Reykjavik, give it its signature blue. The geothermal water isn’t only beautiful; it’s also beneficial to your skin.