Don’t let great experiences pass you by. Travelling around the world will allow you to experience things never before. In no particular order, below is a list of 15 Epic Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List. If your already planning your first- or next vacation try visiting some of our epic destinations below.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
If you’re looking for a grand adventure, try visiting Grand Canyon National Park. Located in Arizona, this monumental national park is composed of red rock layers. Also known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon will have you and your travel companions in awe. Before embarking on this grand adventure, be sure that you pack your camera, you wouldn’t want to miss capturing those beautiful moments.
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park offers stunning views of red Navajo sandstone, waterfalls, abundant greenery, and cliffs. Located in Utah, this nature preserve is home to a variety of plants and animals. With only a $12 per person entrance fee and a $15 vehicle fee, you and your group can experience a wide range of activities: hiking, climbing, horseback riding, and canyoneering. I recommend the trail through the Narrows, it’s a fun hiking experience through the Virgin River. Prepare to be wet the entire time.
If you’re not afraid of heights try visiting Meteora, Greece. Meteora’s Orthodox monasteries are perched atop massive steep rocks, seamlessly resembling something out of a movie. If you’re looking for an adventure and a lesson in history, Meteora is the place for you. With a list of outdoor activities and tours throughout Meteora’s six monasteries, this is one of the most popular places to visit in Greece. If you’re planning a trip to Greece, add this epic destination to your calendar, it surely won’t disappoint.
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
One of the last Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza hold tombs for ancient Pharaohs. Filled with much history, this timeless structure presents us with mysteries on how it was built. If you’re looking for a great adventure, one that Indiana Jones might pursue then this epic destination should be on the top of your list.
Known for its gondola rides, romantic atmosphere, and amazing restaurants, Venice is an unforgettable place with an unforgettable history. With its waterfront cafes and extravagant art galleries, Venice is a picturesque destination perfect for any vacationing couple or family. Be sure to get lost in the surrounding architecture, beauty, and history Venice offers.
Queenstown, New Zealand
If you’re a sucker for outdoor sports Queenstown, New Zealand is the perfect epic destination you need to add to your bucket list. From skiing to sky-diving, this town has something for everyone anytime of the year. Not one for outdoor sports? Indulge yourself in boat cruises, scenic flights, and fine dining that’ll leave you in awe. This lakeside town will make you love New Zealand even more.
One of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney is most known for the Sydney Opera House. If you’re looking for an epic performing arts landmark the Sydney Opera House is the place for you. Some other must see attractions include Bondi Beach, Wildlife Sydney Zoo, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Don’t forget to check the weather and plan your trip accordingly.
You will love Tulum because this coastline town is home to beautiful beaches, delicious food, and ruins of an ancient Mayan city. When you’re not lounging on one of Tulum’s beaches, try participating in water sports or a tour of the historic Mayan port city. You can continue your exploration by snorkeling in a limestone cavern, Gran Cenote.
Looking for a stunning destination to add to your bucket list? Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, is home to an annual summer arts festival, a famous medieval styled castle, and loads of history. With a variety of attractions, Edinburgh has something everyone will enjoy. After touring Edinburgh Castle, or the Edinburgh Zoo you can dine in at restaurants with award winning chefs. Don’t forget to do a little shopping before you leave.
The City of Love or the City of Light? Well, we think Paris is both. With its art, fashion, and culture, Paris is hands down, one of the most alluring epic destination to visit. During the day, you and your loved ones can enjoy the beautiful scenery Paris has to offer with a guided tour of the Eiffel Tower, and in the evening experience some of the best cabaret in the world at the Moulin Rouge Show.
Nothing is better than visiting the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Filled with world renowned museums, art, festivals, and enchanting food, Amsterdam has plenty of activities and attractions for your fun filled vacation. If you’re looking for a relaxed day here, try out a Canal Cruise, it’s a fun way to explore Amsterdam from the water.
With its rich architecture and art, no wonder Barcelona is an epic destination on our bucket list. This captivating Spanish city is home to a timeless architectural masterpiece, an unfinished Catholic Church, the Sagrada Familia. Wander around this cathedral and you will surely be in awe. Be sure to stop by and try out the local cuisine, it’s a must for any foodie.
Despite not being as popular as some of the other Croatian islands, Korcula is known for its lush dense forest, vineyards, small villages, and best of all wine tasting. If you’re looking to delve into the rich traditions of Korcula, this delightful island is filled with lively folk music and dancing. When visiting in summertime you can expect to enjoy many of the islands annual festivities.
Cape Town, South Africa
Located on the southwest coast of Africa, this port city offers a wide range of activities for your ideal vacation. From surfing to riding a camel, or hippo spotting, you and your family will have a grand adventure. Also known as the Mother City, Cape Town is home to a magnificent flat-topped mountain, Table Mountain. For all you nature buffs out there, Table Mountain offers a stunning view of the city below.
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong’s beautiful skyline is only one of many reasons why this epic destination should be on your list of places to visit. Within its ever growing skyline, Hong Kong is filled with colorful and thriving markets. One can expect to find one of a kind antiques and garments here.
Be sure to add these epic destinations to your bucket list, they surely won’t disappoint. What are some of your favorite destinations to visit? Share with us below.
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