The Top 50 Most Beautiful Places to Put On Your Bucket List

Check out these top destinations

Tal Garner
Created by Tal Garner
On Nov 16, 2020

In no particular order (since all of these are incredible), we've put together a list of the top 50 most beautiful places in the world.

From crystal clear water to national parks that'll have you asking if you're dreaming, these destinations are sure to absolutely blow your mind.

So what are you waiting for? Get your notepad out now and start planning your next vacation!


Ksamil, Albania

You know those white sand beaches and the sun/surf experience you're always dreaming of? Yep - you've found it here. This tropical paradise has it all for the perfect getaway.


Angel Falls: Canaima National Park, Venezuela

While the waterfall's beauty speaks for itself, it's also the tallest in the world, with water flowing 3,212 feet from the top of Devil's Mountain into the abyss below.


Hever Castle: Kent, England

I mean... just look at it. Couldn't be more stunning and full of romantic vibes. This castle is historically known as the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, one of the wives of Henry VIII. And yes, you can stay there if you wish! They have a bed-and-breakfast that offers rooms perfectly fit for a king or a queen.


Budapest, Hungary

Known for its outstanding architecture, thermal baths and dramatic location, Budapest is one unbelievable destination. There's even a Castle District - perfect for making you feel like royalty as you take in all the marvelous views.


Hanalei Bay: Kauai, Hawaii

Hanalei Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Kauai, and it's not hard to tell why. It boasts both striking mountain views and absolutely beautiful towering palms. You'll never want to leave.


The Azores: Portugal

Known for their abundance of wildlife and perfect scuba diving and hiking opportunities, the Azores are a group of volcanic islands that sit off the coast of Portugal. If you're looking for an experience unlike anywhere else in the world, this is it.


Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Specifically known for being a big celebrity destination, a trip to Bora Bora is a destination one would quickly put on their wishlist. There, you'll find luxury resorts with overwater bungalows, leaving you relaxed and in love the whole time you're there.


Banff National Park: Canada

Canada's Banff National Park is famous for its wondrous natural beauty. This gem surely doesn't lack any places to enjoy nature, snow-capped mountains and views of Lake Louise - the absolutely stunning body of clear water you see above.


Canterbury, England

Just look at the charm. Need I say more?


Venice, Italy

Head over to Venice and get lost in the unique narrow alleyways and neighborhoods completely surrounded by bridges, water and beautiful Italian architecture. Wow.


Krabi, Thailand

With a totally relaxing and chill vibe, Krabi is your ideal destination for a tropical escape any time of year.


Grindelwald, Switzerland

Known for its hiking trails and lifts to the surrounding Swiss Alps, Grindelwald has something for everyone.


Fiordland National Park: New Zealand

With such low population (thus allowing them to flourish), this park is home to tons of wildlife. Head to New Zealand and check out the nearly 3 million acres of mountains, scenic lakes, fiords and rainforests.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is known for having the tallest building in the world and for it's stunning beaches that bring in visitors from all over the world. Immigrants make up a large percentage of the population as well, making this city so trendy and unique.


Halong Bay: Vietnam

Vietnam's Halong Bay is discussed as being such a beauty, people can't stop talking about it for years later. Though some plan to spend to visit for the day, many travelers choose to visit on a cruise and spend a night or two along the shores of this unique coastal gem.


Bergen, Norway

Whether or not you've heard of Bergen for it's historical charm, this destination is surely worth a visit. With a waterfront lined with colorful homes in addition to art galleries and museums galore, Bergen is as cute as can be.


Bagan, Myanmar

While Bagan is special for it's ancient past, checking out all the amazing sculptures and temples isn't the only thing people go there for. To take in the best views, book a ride on a hot air balloon - which has become a common symbol for the region.


Seljalandsfoss: Iceland

It's clear to see why Seljalandsfoss is one of Iceland's most iconic landmarks. What makes this waterfall so special is not just the natural beauty, but that you can actually check it out from all angles!


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Many "Game of Thrones" fans and travelers will recognize this as King's Landing. The Old Town looks just as it did when being built between the 11th and 17th centuries, making it feel like it was frozen in time.


Raja Ampat Islands: Indonesia

Not so well-known, these islands are simply perfect to explore if looking for something off the beaten path. If this sounds like you, get excited for gorgeous views of turquoise water, caves and white sand beaches.


Tel Aviv, Israel

It's true - Tel Aviv has that delicious food and nightlife everyone always talks about. But don't forget to check out its long stretch of stunning beaches lined with tall palms. With warm water and soft sand, you'll never want to leave.


Jaipur, India

While this city does have the hustle and bustle you'd expect, the historical sites are unbeatable.


Antelope Canyon, Arizona

This 'slot' canyon, considered sacred by the Navajo, is sure to have you feeling majestic in all sorts of ways. Visitors rave that this site is absolutely stunning and unbelievable, with unforgettable colors and shades. Some even referred to the feeling as if they're on another planet. If you're looking for an out of this world experience, this is the place.


Blue Ridge Mountains: United States

Have you ever wanted to visit 6 states all in one quick trip? The Blue Ridge Mountains make it possible. They're part of the Appalachian Mountains and while exploring, you could find yourself in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia!


Loire Valley: France

Known for its famous castles, rolling green hills and charming French villages... it's pretty easy to understand why the Loire Valley is one of the best places to visit in France.


Meteora: Kalabaka, Greece

Make your way to Meteora for a journey back in time! This charming region of Greece is so special, it looks like monasteries are simply floating in air.


Petra, Jordan

Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Petra, Jordan's beautiful landscape is made up of ancient caves and amazingly intricate stonework. Just have a look for yourself!


Positano, Italy

Famously pictured and known as the Amalfi Coast, this incredible jewel is full of charming streets, a one-of-a-kind beachfront, and sky-high cliffs. Travelers come from all over the world to explore this unique Italian village!


Guilin, China

Guilin is often considered one of the most scenic and beautiful areas in all of China, and it's not hard to see why. Covering over 10,000 square miles, this natural beauty is a must-see destination for all.


Lake Bled: Bled, Slovenia

Wow. Surrounded by lush green mountains, Lake Bled is world famous for those wanting a completely scenic setting. A historic church sits on an isolated island in the center, known for granting wishes to those who climb the 99 stairs to the top and ring the bell!


Rothenburg, Germany

Interested in exploring a German village that still looks very much how it did in the 13th century? This is the one for you.


Platinum Coast: Barbados

Think you've felt relaxed in the past? Nothing will compare to how Barbados makes you feel. Plan a trip here to fully immerse yourself in their chill culture, laying the day away on a soft, white sandy beach.


Giza, Egypt

We've seen it in the papers, and we've seen it in the movies... Giza is home to the famous Pyramids of Giza! Additionally, you'll find numerous tombs and burial complexes that are a key reminder to Egypt's ancient past.



Although 99% of Antarctica is covered with ice, the scenery still manages to be diverse and absolutely unbeatable. With incredible blue glaciers, active volcanoes, rough waterways and 360-degree views of untouched snow, there's no other place quite like it.


Arashiyama Bamboo Grove: Japan

On the outskirts of Kyoto, you can find this beautiful bamboo grove! With seemingly endless heights of bamboo, this experience is something unfound anywhere else.


Boulders Beach, South Africa

Showing off Cape Town's famous landscapes, Boulders Beach boasts crystal clear water and granite boulders. And if the cute penguin couple wasn't enough to convince you, we'll let you in on a little secret... many people come to this beach specifically to swim with the adorable African penguin community!


Cappadocia, Turkey

While Cappadocia is incredible for entire cities being carved into rock, the hot-air balloons taking over the sky isn't such a bad sight either...


Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Few places in the world can compare to this natural wonder, which tops 702ft at the highest point. Just have a look at those insane cliffs yourself!


Galápagos Islands, Ecuador

Need we say more? The Galápagos speak for themselves... though the best tip we can give you is to explore this stretch of Ecuador on the water! Check out the ferry rides they offer for the ultimate trip.


Lake Baikal, Russia

Fun fact: this lake is THE oldest and deepest lake in the world! It is home to the world's only freshwater seals, and in the winter time it turns into the world's largest ice skating rink.


Machu Picchu, Peru

Despite this landmark's fame, when you visit you'll feel like you've stumbled upon a secret space all for yourself. It's found at the top of a flattened mountain peak, and has all the ancient elements that have made it an incredible wonder of the world.


Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Requiring no technical mountaineering skills to climb, even novice hikers can cross this item off their bucket lists! So what are you waiting for?


Santorini Island, Greece

Overlooking the sea, this island is lined with white, picture-perfect homes and a vibe so romantic, the sunsets will have you feeling like you're in a dream. You'll never get tired of walking around this stunning destination.


Pamukkale, Turkey

Experience one of your favorite bath moments in the white travertine mineral pools of southwest Turkey.


Twelve Apostles: Australia

Unfortunately three of these apostles have collapsed, but the remaining nine are definitely a sight to be seen! These limestone stacks are giant and memorable, making a trip to Australia that much more necessary...


Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, also nicknamed the blue city, is known for its blue-washed walls, cobblestone streets and Moorish architecture. Immerse yourself in its incredible culture and sweet locals.


Ronda, Spain

Sitting atop El Tajo gorge, this city is special in that a jaw-dropping bridge connects the 15th-century 'new' town from the old city. Very cool, and very beautiful indeed.


Nuuk, Greenland

While it may be colder than your typical dream vacation, the waterfront makes up for it. Made up of brightly painted houses, it's the best contrast to the arctic weather. And just think about all the humpback whales, fjords, icebergs, and northern lights you'll get to see!


Grand Prismatic Spring: Wyoming

Yes - you CAN visit this incredibly cool rainbow-ringed natural hot spring! Located in Yellowstone National Park, a visit here would be sure to blow your mind.


Ketchikan, Alaska

Lined with colorful stores and homes, this tiny town in Alaska is full of welcoming locals and a gorgeous setting. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this location and take an excursion to check out the glaciers while you're there!


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