101 Gorgeous Travel Destinations Around The World That Should Be On Your Bucket List Right Now
Wanderlust. Who is not bit by this amazing bug in life? And when it bites, you know that a nice little vacation is on the cards. While you scour the internet for the commonplace travel destinations, allow us to make your jaw drop with 101 gorgeous travel destinations around the world that are too true to be real. They look out-of-the-world. They look like a figment of your wildest, craziest, coziest, and best imagination. And they seem totally unreal. But believe us, they are as real as the phone you’re holding or the laptop you are looking at right now!
From cloud castles to pink waters, and from rainbow heels to sparkling caves – these riveting travel destinations will have you rubbing your eyes and asking yourself, “Is this even REAL?!”
So, are you ready to add 101 places more to your travel bucket list, and wish you could fly to each one of them RIGHT NOW!
1. Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
The largest national park in the whole of Croatia, and the oldest one in Southeast Europe, here’s a place that can entice you to infinity & beyond. The multi-hued waters in the cascading lakes here dance to the natural beauty that surrounds. Once you will get a good view from above, you will never want to say goodbye to a place like this!
2. Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel in Mauritius
A volcanic rock in Chamarel cooled off at varied temperatures here in Mauritius, giving rise to this natural beauty that looks like a rainbow fell gracefully from the sky and spread out on this vast land. It’s truly a sight to behold.
3. Cappadocia in Turkey
Come to this travel destination for the fairy chimneys, a unique sight that you will find nowhere else. Also, Turkey is as mystic a travel destination as it was centuries ago. So, if you are a history buff, don’t miss out on Turkey!
4. Glendurgan Garden in England
This British garden, with it’s one of a kind maze, looks unreal. But trust us, it exists, and it’s an equally one of a kind experience to visit it too.
5. Lavender Fields in France
Tell us if you ever find something as exquisite as rows of scented lavender flowers in a vast expanse of land. We are waiting since FOREVER…
6. Canola Flower Fields in China
These vast fields, filled with bright yellow flowers is another equally exquisite sight to behold if lavender isn’t your favorite color, and you like China more than France.
7. Ait Benhaddou in Morocco
If you want to be immediately transported to the magical medieval times, visit the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou in Morocco. The kasbahs and houses made of earth, straw and mud stand as a testament to the beauty of times gone by.
8. Tulip Fields in the Netherlands
If you want to know ‘picturesque’ actually looks like, visit the sprawling rows of the multi-colored tulip fields in the Netherlands.
9. Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni are the largest salt flats on this planet. But, that’s not what makes this one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world. Visit here when it rains, and you’ll see how nature weaves its own magic – the salt flats turn into giant mirrors, and you get to witness the reflections of everything amazing about nature!
10. Lake Natron in Tanzania
This one is a salt lake, but not any salt lake. The crusted salt with a tinge of red on top will make you feel like you are on some other world, in some other planet altogether!
11. Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan
If you are looking for absolutely magical, romantic, and beautiful travel destinations – visit the WIsteria Flower Tunnels in Japan’s Kawachi Fuji Gardens. Absolutely one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world that look totally unreal!
12. Glacier Ice Cave in Iceland
Walk around in this beautiful ice cave in Iceland to finally realize just how beautiful planet Earth is, and how it houses infinitely different landscapes under its roof.
13. Dragon Trees in Yemen
On Yemen’s Socotra Islands, there exists dragon blood trees. At the first sight, you will think they are otherworldly (or maybe, you are in a vivid dream!). But they are real. The name of trees derives from the red sap that comes seeps out from within.
14. Blue Lagoon in Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is so strikingly beautiful that it seems almost unreal! Plus, apart from being one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world, the waters here have numerous curative benefits. So, take a dip!
15. White Sand Dunes in Yemen
As if the dragon blood trees with their red sap isn’t enough to make the Socotra Islands seem otherworldly, this island also has the perfect white-colored sand dunes. You have to REALLY visit this beautiful place to believe that it’s real.
16. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Japan
In Japan’s Kyoto, a magical bamboo grove awaits you. The bamboo trees, lined up symmetrically on both sides of the road, will make you feel like you are in a place that only exists in dreams!
17. Trollstigen in Norway
This is the place you go to if man-made winding roads, nestled between the high mountains exhilarate you. Fancy a solo trip?
18. Huacachina Oasis in Peru
This oasis makes for one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world. And why not? It’s got a big settlement surrounding it, and the whole thing lies in the midst of a desert!
19. The Grand Canal in Italy
Want to visit a travel destination that looks as classic as it looks unreal? Head to the Grand Canal in Italy to hit two birds with a single arrow!
20. Giant’s Causeway in Ireland
When was the last time you murmured a heartfelt thanks to a volcanic eruption for giving you a sight to behold? When you visit Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, you will realize why they said that beauty comes out of chaos.
21. Danxia Landform in China
Did you ever know that it just takes mineral deposits and red sandstorm to create a miraculous sight? No? Then head on to Danxia Landform in China, one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world, to witness it.
22. Chand Baori in India
A majestic stepwell, Chand Baori in India boasts of 3,500 stairs that cross in a zig-zag fashion. It’s a wanderlust marvel.
23. Rolling Hills in the Czech Republic
Vibrant colors, brilliant beauty, and majestic landscape rolls down the Rolling Hills in the Czech Republic, while you try to tell yourself that you aren’t dreaming!
24. Edge of the World Swing in Ecuador
Ever wanted to know what the world looks like from right at the top? Take a nice swing in Ecuador’s Edge of the World Swing to find out!
25. Dead Sea in Israel
You know what it’s like to fly high in the air. But, do you know it’s like to float on top of the water? If you don’t know it yet, you can visit the Dead Sea in Israel.
26. Victoria Falls in Africa
The largest waterfalls in the world are right here! Majestic, wild, and stunning – one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world is a cascade of water falling from a great height!
27. Havasu Falls in the USA
While we’re talking about waterfalls, there’s one in the USA that will make your eyes pop with its striking blue waters and red rocks that stand in perfect contrast to one another.
28. Grand Prismatic Spring in Wyoming
Hot springs have always felt like an otherworldly wonder. One’s located in USA’s Yellowstone National Park – and it will surely take your breath away.
29. Paddy Fields in Vietnam
We JUST can’t describe how beautiful the Paddy Fields are – all we can say is that it takes seeing the sight to believe that it’s not unreal like it looks in the photos.
30. Trolltunga in Norway
If you want to visit an exquisite travel destination, Trolltunga in Norway is the place to be!
31. Abraham Lake in Canada
Bubbles filled with methane gas stay frozen on the surface of this marvelous lake. Honestly, if you want to go fulfill your wanderlust, then this is the place to visit.
32. Lake Baikal in Russia
Turquoise hued ice shards stand strong and beautiful on top of this lake – and yes, you are not dreaming. The beauty is for real!
33. Danakil Depression in Ethiopia
This unbelievably beautiful travel destination is also hot as hell all year round. Even in winters! But, don’t let that be an obstacle from witnessing nature’s beauty at its finest.
34. Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico
A cenote is like underground heaven. And if you want to witness the best one in the world, visit the Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico.
35. Cano Cristales in Colombia
Here’s water marvel that can enchant you at first sight.
36. Tierra del Fuego in Argentina
This archipelago is a delight to the tourist’s eyes – it’s filled with glaciers, mountains, and forests. But the real sight are the trees, which grow in a horizontal fashion, thanks to the strong Argentinian winds.
37. Meteora in Greece
Sandstone made pillars shelter monasteries on top – if this isn’t one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world, we don’t know what is!
38. Basilica Cistern in Turkey
There are no words to justify the beauty of this awe-inspiring place in Turkey. It’s something else!
39. Preikestolen in Norway
Do you love an adrenaline rush when you peek below from gigantic heights? Then, Preikestolen in Norway is just the destination you should head over to.
40. Mara River in Kenya
A fan of National Geographic? Plan a getaway to Mara River, and watch as wildebeest herds cross the river to complete their migration while battling it out with scary crocodiles!
41. Machu Picchu in Peru
Who doesn’t know what Machu Picchu is? But, it’s popularity doesn’t betray JUST how amazing the travel destination is. A must visit!
42. Shotover River in New Zealand
Jet Boating through the river will never feel so amazing! Give it a try.
43. Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Experience the divinity of religion and the peace of spirituality at the still abode of Angkor Wat – one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world.
44. Chittorgarh Fort in India
History, ruins, and beauty – all come together at Chittorgarh Fort in India to provide an exhilarating experience.
45. Mount Roraima in South America
A mountain range bordering Guyana, Brazil and Venezuela, Mount Roraima is unique for its table-top-like surface that looks dreamily unreal when seen in the midst of clouds.
46. Spotted Lake in Canada
This is a lake that displays its magical beauty in summer. Spots appear when water evaporates from the lake in the warmer days of the year. And the result is simply astounding!
47. Cave of the Crystals in Mexico
A cave filled with large natural crystals – clearly, this one deserves a BIG spot on the list of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world!
48. Sadan Cave in Myanmar
Since we’re already talking about caves – here’s one with a Buddhist Temple sitting deep within. We only have one word: Amazing!
49. Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina
A World Heritage Site, this glacier-filled national park in Argentina is truly breathtaking!
50. Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan
This park in Japan is filled with as many varieties of flora and fauna as there are stars on a starry night! Love nature? Visit Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan.
51. Haiku Stairs in Hawaii
Do you know how many steps are there on the stairway to heaven? 3,922 steps in all. At least at Haiku Stairs in Hawaii. And the views from top are so stunning that you might officially label it as heaven.
52. Bigar Waterfall in Romania
Nature is such a beauty! You know this when you see waters cascading down from a cliff into moss, and finally into its destination below. It’s just stunning to see nature at work!
53. Leshan Giant Buddha in China
This is simply one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world – not only because of the way the Buddha’s statue is sculpted, but also because this statue is SO huge that its toe is equal in size to a fairly-sized human being!
54. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in China
This travel destination is so beautiful, it looks right out of a fairytale! No words are enough to praise just how gorgeous it is!
55. Grand Canyon in Arizona
If you need to self-reflect on life, on death, and on the meaning of everything in between – you can find a quiet spot for yourself in this crazy popular tourist spot. You just need to find the right corner!
56. San Alfonso del Mar Resort in Chile
Spend good times with loved ones in front of the largest pool in the world – and your wanderlust will surely be satisfied!
57. Stonehenge in England
Time travel fan? Even if a real time travel machine is never invented, there’s still the Stonehenge in England’s Salisbury! Built mysteriously almost 4000-5000 years ago, this monument can instantly transport you centuries ago!
58. Floating Lantern Festival in Thailand
Thailand is known for the festivals of light. But the Yi Peng is a bit different and special – everyone releases the lanterns into the sky- and the sight is so wonderful that you won’t even blink!
59. Stone Forest in China
The tall stone rocks look like they were once living beings, petrified and frozen in time for eternity! It feels so unreal that you won’t believe it until you see it.
60. Door to Hell in Turkmenistan
This gas field, which some ‘ingenious’ scientists burned up to hold up the noxious gas in there (to their credit, they thought it will keep burning for some days) – and now, it’s been 40 long years, and there’s no stopping this burning pit of hell!
61. Strokkur Geyser in Iceland
This one’s a fountain geyser, and it’s not hard to tell that it is quite popular with travel lovers all around the world.
62. Chateau de Chillon in Switzerland
If this medieval look place doesn’t inspire you to leave your phone aside and take in all the beauty the old way, we don’t know what will!
63. Petra in Jordan
Agatha Christie wrote Appointment With Death after visiting the towering red cliffs of Petra with her archaeologist husband. We are telling you this just so you get an idea about how beautiful this city is.
64. Kjeragbolten in Norway
A huge boulder lodged between two cliffs in Norway, large enough for anyone to stand on top of it, and pose for a great photo – that’s Kjeragbolten. Adventure lovers, have you packed your bags yet?
65. Pamukkale in Turkey
The name of this tourist spot translates to ‘cotton castle’ in Turkish. And we think those who name one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world, nailed it!
66. Kelimutu Volcano in Indonesia
This is a miracle happening for real! The lakes on the peaks of the volcano keep changing their hues – and we’re SO in love with it!
67. Fingal’s Cave in Scotland
If you love something creepy to seep into your wanderlust, visit Fingal’s Cave in Scotland to get a real taste of the same.
68. Marble Caves in Chile
These caves change color and shape depending on the season of the year – and if that’s not magical enough, nothing is!
69. Glowworm Caves in New Zealand
These glowing caves are for all those wide-eyed dreamers who watch the stars on a starry night and wish they could explore the universe in its entirety!
70. Black Forest in Germany
The inspiration for many fairy tales by the Grimm brothers – including The Little Red Riding Hood, has come from this forest in Germany. A must visit for all the fairy tale lovers!
71. Eben Ice Caves in USA
A unique adventure awaits you in the Eben Ice Caves – are you ready?
72. Deadvlei in Namibia
Nature’s stunning canvas is painted with black trees standing against a background of orange dunes – and the result is jaw dropping!
73. Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
This is a tunnel that every loving couple dreams of! Hold hands with your soulmate and cross the tunnel – your wishes will definitely come true. Just be aware, this tunnel is still active!
74. Sea of Stars in Maldives
We have all seen a starry night. But what about a starry sea? Well, at Maldives, a bioluminescent phytoplankton causes a reaction, and the result is a starry sea that will make you dream of childhood wonder again!
76. Katikies Hotel Cave Pool in Greece
This is simply the best definition of beauty!
76. Champagne Pool in New Zealand
A hot spring with bubbly waters – we LOVE the name, and we love what we see!
77. Horseshoe Bend in the USA
The crystal-clear waters, shaped in the form of a horseshoe, is a popular tourist attraction in the USA.
78. Fairy Pools in the Isle of Skye in Scotland
Such an apt name! This is one of the most gorgeous tourist destinations around the world, just like out of a romantic fairy tale!
79. Antelope Canyon in USA
What a beauty! A must visit for everyone who suffers from the sweet feeling of wanderlust.
80. Northern Lights in Alaska
The Aurora Borealis has been a natural (actually, a scientific) phenomenon since forever – but it still feels pretty unreal and magical to look at!
81. Santorini in Greece
We will just tell you one thing: If you never visited Santorini Island in Greece, you never really traveled at all!
82. Laguna Salada de Torrevieja in Spain
Can you believe that it’s actually the algae that imparts the pink hue to the waters in this stunning lagoon?! That’s why, some of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world need to be visited personally!
83. Great Blue Hole in Belize
A submarine sinkhole for the ones who need accurate labels. A great scuba diving spot for the ones who need a great adventure. Either way, it’s BEAUTIFUL!
84. Banff National Park, Canada
The most blue glacial waters you’ll ever see are at the Banff National Park. Add to that the stunning views all around – and you’ve got a tourist attraction that steals hearts at the first glance.
85. Japan (During the Cherry Blossom Season)
Oh, this one asks to be visited to be experienced in all its totality. Words are simply not enough!
86. Pitons in St. Lucia
A Carribean island with not one, but two volcanic mountains – this tourist attraction is like an adventurous gift packed in a glittering gift paper!
87. Marrakesh in Morocco
Marrakesh is a city where time stands still. All its alleyways with the gardens, palaces and souk are marvellous to say the least!
88. Bora Bora in French Polynesia
This one is a small island. But do you know what makes this one of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world? The bluest lagoons, the spectacular coral reefs and the surrounding bungalows. It’s just heaven!
89. Tamil Nadu in India
India has always been a spiritual country. But in Tamil Nadu, an Indian state, the spirituality comes in a myriad range of colorful temples, minutely-detailed sculptures, and a mammoth crowd of sweet, kind people who love to welcome you in their abode again and again.
90. Amalfi Coast in Italy
Italy is filled with beautiful, marvellous, and stunning landscapes. But, at Amalfi Coast, hillside towns and the bluest waters in the coast these towns are built on, take the definition of exhilarating up a notch.
91. Krabi in Thailand
One of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world, Krabi in Thailand consists of hundreds of small islands and surreal limestone cliffs off the shores of the Andaman Sea. Here’s a beach vacation you’ve never had before.
92. Lisbon in Portugal
This one’s located up on the hill. And if that wasn’t surreal in itself, then brace yourself for the jaw-dropping landscape, beautiful buildings in pastel colors, and yellow streetcars that can charm you off your feet!
93. Zlatni Rat in Croatia
Picturesque white sand beaches, pristine blue waters, and breezy wind – if you are planning for your dream beach vacation, head to Zlatni Rat in Croatia!
94. Lofoten Islands in Norway
We wouldn’t be surprised if you looked at Lofoten Islands from a height and wondered if this is on another planet! But trust us, this phenomenal beauty is as real as it can get!
95. Miho no Matsubara in Japan
Tourists love Miho no Matsubara for the tall, magnificent pine trees. But just visit one of the black sand beaches there, and you’ll realize that you’ve been missing out on life until now! Also, watch out for the beautiful golden effect that a sun rise gives to the spot’s cliffs.
96. Giza in Egypt
Egypt was always a mystical travel destination for most tourists. But when you roam around Giza, watching the majestic Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx, you’ll know that this is a portal to experience the glories of humankind from the past!
97. Comino Island in Malta
If you want to escape to a travel destination where it’s just about peace, calm and tranquility (and really blue lagoons), head over to Comino Island – where only 3 people live since 2017! Also, it’s one of the most surreal places in the world.
98. Hallstatt in Austria
This one has a glacier garden, 16th-century houses, and a REALLY ancient salt mine. Also, did we mention that it’s the most photographed place in Europe? Now, you know where you should head for your next Instagram worthy vacay!
99. Las Coloradas in Mexico
The pastel lagoons here are a visual treat for the eyes! And of course, the landscape is breathtaking. So, what are you waiting for?
100. Pailon del Diablo in Ecuador
One of the most gorgeous travel destinations around the world, this place is so stunning and so adrenaline rush – inducing at the same time that this beauty is known in English as the ‘devil’s cauldron’! But, if you love a GOOD hike, this is a spot worth exploring.
101. White Sands in New Mexico
We know what you’re thinking! But this hell of a gorgeous place does exist on Earth. Dunes and dunes of white sand await you. So, when are you packing your bags?