The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

For years, I can remember always having a crave and desire to do more and see more. Here is my ultimate travel bucket list of what to see, where to go, and what to do there before I die. Follow along this journey with me as I (hopefully) complete it!

I am adding a new segment onto my blog, “Travel.” I figured, what better way to start this off than with my travel bucket list? This list is HUGE (hence the name “ultimate”) and will more than likely grow as I hear about more things around the world.

Use this list to inspire your own travel bucket list. Copy it, get ideas from it, use it. Follow this traveling journey with me! As I complete this list, I will come back to this post to add the date and a picture for proof that it was completed. To be up to date with my life and my traveling experiences, be sure to follow me on social media to keep track of how many items I cross off this list! Click HERE to find my social links!

Key: My Travel Bucket List will be organized by the continents. (I considered Central America & the Caribbean its own continent!). Under the title of each continent, will be the countries, sights, and/ or things that I want to see or do before I die on that continent! If there is a “✓” next to a continent name, I have set foot on that continent. On the bulleted items, if it is crossed off with a “✓” next to it I have been there, done that, or see it! As each bullet point is completed, I will add a photo and date to document it!

North America

– America

  • Visit the World Trade Center Memorial in NYC
  • Helicopter over Grand Canyon in AZ
  • Go to an island you can only get to by boat North Captiva, FL – August 2017 
  • See the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park
  • Go to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle, WA
  • Drive the Seven Mile Bridge to get to the Florida Keys
  • Horseback ride out west
  • See Yosemite National Park
  • Go to Nashville, TN
    – Country Music Hall of Fame Museum
    – Nashville Flea Market
    – Catch a show at the Grand Ole Opry
  • Visit Hawaii
  • Glacier National Park
  • Battery Spencer Hike Trail in San Francisco, CA
  • Go to Alaska
    -See a wild bear
    -See the northern lights
  • Attend the Kentucky Derby
  • Visit Colorado
  • Visit NYC
    • At Christmas time
    • Watch the New Years ball drop
  • Bike part of the Virginia Creeper Trail 17 Miles – October 2017 

– Canada

  • Canadian side of Niagara Falls


  • Visit the World Wonder: Chichén Itzá in Mexico


– Italy

  • Do a road trip throughout Italy – going North to South on the West coast, and back up on the East coast
  • World Wonder: See the Colosseum in Rome
  • Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain like Lizzie McGuire
  • Ride a moped in Rome
  • See the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City
  • Visit Venice
  • Ride on a Gondola in Venice
  • Visit Murano
  • “Hold Up” the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Eat TRUE Italian food & drink Italian wine
  • Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore
  • See the Milan Cathedral in Milan
  • See the Dolomite Mountains
  • Go to the Blue Grotto Caves in Capri
  • Go to Florence
  • View the Swiss Alps from Italy
  • See the Amalfi Coast
  • Eat gelato

– France

  • Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • See the Mona Lisa
  • See the Catacombs
  • Kayak the Verdon Gorge

– Switzerland

  • Paraglide over Switzerland
  • Bernina Express Train through the Swiss Alps
  • Lake Brienz
  • Ride the Mountain Coaster

– Spain

  • Visit Ibiza, Barcelona and Madrid
  • See the Temple of Debod

– Greece

  • Visit Athens
  • See the ruins of Greece: Parthenon, Olympian Zeus, Erechtheion
  • Visit Crete
  • Visit Mykonos
  • Ride a donkey
  • Visit Santorini
  • Go on a sail boat in Greece


  • World Wonder: Visit Stonehenge
  • Ride in a double decker bus
  • Go to the Buckingham Palace

Central America / Caribbean 

  • Go to Costa Rica
  • Visit the “Land of the Strays” dog shelter in Costa Rica
  • Go to Turks and Caicos ✓ July 16-23 2017
  • Visit the Panama Canal
  • Go on a cruise

South America

  • World Wonder: Go to the top of Machu Picchu
  • World Wonder: Go to Rio and see the Christ Statue


  • Go on a Safari
  • See a wild elephant
  • Visit the World Wonder: Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
  • See the Cradle of Humankind


  • Visit Bali
  • Do yoga in Bali
  • Visit the Maldives
  • Stay in a hut over water in the Maldives
  • Visit Tahiti
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • World Wonder: Walk part of the Great Wall of China

Australia / New Zealand

  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cage dive with Great White Sharks
  • Go to a hot spring in New Zealand
  • Ride the ShotOver River Extreme Jet Boat (New Zealand)


  • Step foot on the continent
  • See a wild penguin

Things with Non-Specific Locations

  • Leave the continental USA ✓July 16 2017 – Provo, Turks & Caicos Is.

  • Visit the 7 Wonders
  • Ride a horse on the beach ✓July 21 2017 – Grace Bay Beach, TCI
  • Scuba Dive
  • Cage dive with sharks
  • Sky Dive
  • Bungee Jump
  • Catch a grouper ✓ August 2017
  • Go snorkeling ✓ July 19th 2017 – TCI Barrier Reef
  • See the northern lights (Alaska, Iceland, Greenland??)

If this list inspired you to create your own traveling bucket list or add to a pre-existing one, I would love to know and read yours! If you have other things around the world that you think I might want to add to this list, please leave me a comment or shoot me an email! I love everyones feedback! 







11 thoughts on “The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

    1. Thanks for the comment, Kay! Writing the list and narrowing down where exactly I wanted to go, made me want to travel even more!!

    1. Thank you for the comment Shannon!! & I love sharks, never caught one and I’ve always always wanted to do a cage dive. Happy Shark Week! ?

    1. When I was gathering all of the things I wanted to see and do, it made me want to book a one-way flight and never come back!

    1. Ahh!! I am so jealous! I left the USA for the first time this past week, so that was the first big step on my list! Thanks for the comment Adabelle!!

    1. I have a HUGE want to see and go everywhere. Hopefully one day I will achieve all of these either by myself, with family or friends, or with my boyfriend. Thank you for the comment!

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