Man is a born traveler and is always curious to know the unknown, to explore the unexplored and to reach the unreachable. He is always looking for new excuses to pack up his backpack and just hit the road. Visiting the following 50 wonderful places to visit in your lifetime should be a desire for almost every traveler.
1. Great Barrier Reef, Australia
This living masterpiece can be explored by swimming, snorkelling, sailing and diving. Wilson and Heron islands should be visited during the turtle nesting season to witness the hatchlings dashing into the sea.
2. Great Pyramid, Giza
This site is amongst the most easily recognizable places in the world. Built back in 2560 BC, it took twenty years and 2.3 million blocks to construct this monument.
3. New York City, New York
This place has to be in every travel list. New York has plenty to offer to travel enthusiasts of all ages – Broadway, Empire State Building, Central Park, Fifth Avenue and the Statue of Liberty are some of them.
4. Machu Picchu, Peru
One needs to travel through cloud forests, high peaks and ancient Inca ruins before finally arriving at Machu Picchu. Here, you can wander through the cobblestone streets, soak up history inside one of the museums or spend time in admiring Plaza de Armas.
5. Istanbul, Turkey
By coming down here, you can visit Asia and Europe at once. Major attractions include Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar.
6. Orlando, Florida
The theme parks here appeal to all sizes and ages. The most famous of these are Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld.
7. Finnish Lapland, Finland
Here you can catch the ever so dreamy Northern Lights from the heated glass igloos.
8. Masai Mara, Kenya
The migration of millions of zebras and wildebeest is the sight to watch here.
9. Stonehenge, Great Britain
One of the world’s most famous pre-historic monuments, Stonehenge was built 5000 years ago.
10. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
The best way to take in the madness here is by cycling from one end to another.
11. Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The best way to explore these temples is by entering from its eastern side just before dawn.
12. Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia
World’s longest train-ride, it connects Moscow with Russian Far East and Sea of Japan.
13. Namib Desert, Namibia
Towering mountain ranges, deep sculptured canyons and enormous dunes characterize this place.
14. Paris, France
This romantic city offers some of the most enchanting sites one can come across within city limits. The list includes Sacre Coeur, the Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg and the Eiffel Tower.
15. Ranthambore, India
This is the place to be when it comes to tiger safaris. The experience is awe-inspiring to see a tiger in the wild.
16. Islas Cies, Spain
Housing one of the best beaches in the world, Praia das Rodas, it boasts turquoise waters, pristine white sands and small dunes.
17. Kyoto, Japan
This is the city of ornate shrines, exquisite gardens and grand palaces. If you are interested in learning the tradition and culture of Japan, you need to visit this city first.
For both first timers and experienced surfers, this is the destination to hit.
To get the true Moroccan experience, you need to accompany a Berber family and go on a trek with 200 sheep, dogs, goats, mules and camels during the migration of Berber.
20. Route 66, US
This route crosses eight states and has inspired countless number of novelists, filmmakers and songwriters down the years.
21. Pembrokeshire, Wales
With its stunning views, fabulous beaches and dramatic coastline, Pembrokeshire is the best spot for coasteering.
22. Rio Carnival, Brazil
It is an out-of-this-world experience to be a part of the Sambadrome parade during the Rio Carnival.
23. Channel Islands, UK
The islands of Hem, Sark, Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey made up the archipelago, with each having its own varied landscapes, unique culture and interesting history.
24. Andes, South America
A journey on horse is a must across these mountain ranges that make up for a mesmerizing experience.
25. Virunga Mountains, Rwanda
This is where families of mountain gorillas reside. Track them down between the months of December and March.
26. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia
Climb to the top of this bridge to get a 360-degree view of the city, the Blue Mountains and Sydney Opera House.
The varied landscape of this place makes for an interesting choice for walkers.
One must pay a visit to Ibo Island for its mangrove forests, sumptuous seafood and ancient history.
29. Great Wall of China
Stretching over 20000 km, this structure winds down and up across plateaus, mountains, deserts and grasslands.
30. Petra, Jordan
The most valued treasure of Jordan and a site to be wowed with, Petra is a unique and vast stone-carved red city housing colonnaded streets, Monastery and a Roman architecture theatre.
31. Cappadocia, Turkey
One of the planet’s most enchanting places, Cappadocia features cave houses, subterranean cities, winding alleys and fairy chimneys among a host of other attractions.
32. Torres del Paine, Chile
With trails through roaring rivers, emerald forests and radiant blue glaciers, this is heaven for adventurers.
It is home to some pristine beaches, Robin Crusoe islands and luxury spas along with Dusit Thani Maldives, Ithaa Undersea and Subsix.
This is where you will find the famous Baobab trees, living for over 800 years and standing up to 30 meters in height.
35. Iguazu Falls, Brazil
The best place on the planet to get soaked and at 80 meters, it is taller than the Niagara Falls.
36. Vermont, US
Colors explode here, covering the rugged terrain of Green Mountain.
Pay a visit to Borneo’s jungle if you are interested in orangutans.
38. Milford Sound, New Zealand
Glaciers carved this place during ice ages.
39. InterRail, Europe
This fine journey covers the landscapes of Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Italy, Switzerland and France.
40. Santorini, Greece
To put it simply, the place is magical.
41. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
The place gives a great overview of Africa but poses quite a challenge to those who try to conquer it.
42. Contra Dam, Switzerland
This place provides the ultimate adrenaline rush when you jump from the 220 meters high structure.
43. Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The place reaps the benefits of geothermal water.
44. Alhambra, Spain
This place is famous for the exquisite Islamic design that fills up every little space of the massive structure.
45. Tsukiji Fish Market, Japan
This is the only place in the world where you can taste the world’s freshest and best Sushi.
46. British Columbia, Canada
This is the only place in the world to get up close and personal with killer whales.
47. Pic du Midi de Bigorre, France
From here you can admire the entire Pyrenean range.
48. Venice, Italy
Soak up the city’s atmosphere by simply wandering aimlessly.
49. Budapest, Hungary
There are quite a few outdoor thermal pools here where you can socialize and warm yourself up.
50. Spitsbergen, Norway
The best time to visit this place is during the summer months. Spend your time by sailing or spotting polar bears.