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25 dreamy bucket list places that you need to see right NOW

25 Dreamy Bucket List Places & Destinations You Need to Visit Before You Die.

Are you curious what are the most dreamy bucket list places that you need to add to your bucket list? Well, then you are in the right place.

We love to tick off the bucket list places, and we would love to share with you our top 25 dreamy destinations that you will love.

Despite visiting already over 55 countries, we also have many bucket list places that we want to visit. Our planet Earth is incredible and full of unique places.

Find out which are our top 25 dreamy bucket list places and destinations in the world that you need to visit right now.

WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE LIST OF DREAMY PLACES?

We, as human beings, love to dream. It is absolutely normal for us to think about the next destination we want to visit.

Is it also important to have something or somewhere to look forward to. Luckily there are almost 200 countries with endless dreamy destinations.

So choosing 25 dream places is extremely hard, but we gave it a try…

This is a perfect mix of famous and underrated dream places that you need to add to your bucket list.

Curious, where are all bucket list destinations located? Read it till the end to find our absolute number 1 bucket list place that you need to visit.

25 MOST BEAUTIFUL BUCKET LIST PLACES

Find out which are our top 25 dreamy bucket list places and destinations in the world that you need to visit

25. SALAR DE UYUNI

Let’s kick off this dream list full of beautiful bucket list destinations with Uyuni. Salar de Uyuni is located in Bolivia, and it is one of the biggest salt flats in the world. Uyuni in total covers area of 12.106 sq km, containing 11 billion tons of salt.

Isn’t it just incredible?

two people standing on the car and looking at the pink sunset colours in Salar de Uyuni, dreamy bucket list destinations
Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

But what makes these places truly magical is a surface reflection that you can get during the rainy or wet season. Driving through endless white landscapes, you will witness some of the most breathtaking sunrises and sunsets of your lifetime.

We highly recommend booking a full-day tour to explore Uyuni. And if you have more days to spare, then definitely do three days camping tour under the skies. PS: It will get cold at night.

Okay, if we didn’t persuade you with our text and photos, then watch (non edited) our sunrise video from Uyuni.

Now, we got you, didn’t we? Make sure to read our full guide on how to spend a full day exploring Salar de Uyuni.


If you are already visiting Bolivia, make sure to stop by authentic Isla del Sol at Titicaca lake.

24. GREAT OCEAN ROAD

Australia is full of amazing bucket list places, such as the Sydney Opera house, Great barrier reef, Whitsundays, etc, etc, etc. However, driving on the Great ocean road is the ultimate dream for everyone who comes to visit Australia.

view on 12 Apostles with beach, and green bush on the Great Ocean Road which has to be added to your 2 days itinerary.
12 Apostels on the Great Ocean Road

Most of the travelers are urged to see the famous Twelve Apostles. Although it can get really crowded here, the view is absolutely stunning.

However, that’s not all. The ocean road is well known for its winding roads, green hinterland and amazing waterfalls in Otway National Park. 

a woman standing in front of a waterfall surrounded by lush jungle
Green paradise at Beauchamp Falls

The best way to reach the Twelve Apostles is by a car from Melbourne. We visited all the places which you need to see on your Great Ocean route, so make sure to check out our 2 days Ocean road Self-Drive with the best beaches and views.

2 rocks standing upright in the ocean
Gog and Magog

SEE MORE: How to spend 2 DAYS IN GREAT OCEAN ROAD

23. MAYAN RUINS OF TULUM, MEXICO

Ahhhhhhh Tulum. One of my favorite dream places in this world. The Mayan ruins of Tulum are the leftovers of the only Mayan city that was built on the coast

You do not need a full day to explore the Mayan ruins, but you will definitely get caught up in staring into an incredibly blue ocean. The best thing about the Mayan ruins is that Playa Paraiso is just around the corner.

a view on Mayan ruins of Tulum, Caribbean blue water and green palm trees, Mexico
Mayan ruins of Tulum

If you would like to know how to visit Mayan ruins of Tulum and learn more about the history, then make sure to read our full guide on the Tulum ruins.

Tulum is not only famous for its ancient Mayan ruins, but for its beautiful white sand beach, Caribbean waters, and great atmosphere. And how could I forget the food? If you are not a fan of Mexican cuisine yet, don’t worry, you will be after.

READ MORE: THE FULL TRAVEL GUIDE TO TULUM


If you are already visiting Tulum, you need to visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World: Chitzen Itza. Also, incredible paradise island Isla Mujeres near Cancun.

a view on the pyramid of Chitzen Itza, blue skies and green grass
Magnificient Chitzen Itza, Temple of Kukulcan

22. LUCKY BAY

As beach addicts, we had to add Lucky Bay to our list of 25 dreamy bucket list places. I mean, how couldn’t we? Meeting Aussie locals on the white sand beaches? Hell yeah!

Lucky Bay to us belongs to the most iconic landmarks in Australia. Absolutely iconic and 100% Aussie style.

Furthermore, it is 100% guaranteed that you see cute kangaroos hopping around your car looking for some snacks. I definitely felt like the luckiest girl in the world.

a woman sitting next to a kangaroo on a beach
Just made the cutest friend in Lucky Bay

We definitely recommend coming to visit Lucky Bay and stay at least 2 nights at the Lucky Bay campsite.


Lucky Bay is located in Cape Le Grand National Park near Esperance and there are more stunning places which you need to see.

Other favorite pick? Hell Fire Bay!

Absolutely stunning!

a girl walking on a big rock in front of incredibly blue water and a long arc of sand
Feeling the heat at Hellfire Bay

We visited Esperance during our road trip from Perth to Esperance, so have a look at what places we saw on the way.

If you are thinking about visiting Esperance, then you need to read our full guide on the best things to do in Esperance.

21. MACHU PICCHU

Machu Picchu doesn’t need any introduction. The lost city of the Inkas has been a toursit pilgrimage for decades!

Did you know it was rediscovered by Augusto Berns long before Mr. Bingham came around?

We were lucky to visit Macchu Picchu in 2017 and the whole site blew our minds. Machu Picchu is indeed one of the most beautiful places we have seen in South America.

a view on the mountain and green trees in Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, Peru

Despite that it is getting more and more crowded, seeing Machu Picchu is a must. Also, if you have extra time in Peru, make sure to join a jungle trek to Machu Picchu. It is a 4-days trek, which includes rafting, zip-lining, and biking. This way, you do a bit more fun things than just walking on the Inca trail.


Peru is packed with incredible places, such as Laguna Paron, Laguna 69, Huacachina oasis, Nazca lines, Chan Chan & Moche temples, and many more. This is the reason why we spent four incredible weeks in Peru. There is just so much to see.

a woman in white poncho standing in front of the blue lake and mountains
Laguna Paron, Peru

READ MORE: THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN PERU

20. LANTERN FESTIVAL IN CHIANG MAI

Chiang Mai is one of our favorite cities in Thailand. And there is a good reason for it. Chiang Mai is full of magic wherever you look. Once you come to Chiang Mai, you will be rewarded with beautiful surroundings, incredible temples, and tasty food.

And right in Chiang Mai on the second full moon of the Lanna calendar, the famous Yi Peng and Loi Krathong festival is on. You will get the chance to see thousands of lit lanterns floating in the sky. For us, being able to attend the Yi Peng celebration belongs to some of the best experiences in Thailand you can have.

Isn’t this just one of the most magical sights?

many lit lanterns in the air at night during Chiang Mai lantern festival
Magical lantern festival
woman in a dress holding in a hand lid lantern in Chiang Mai

Apart from the Yi Peng festival, there are many beautiful temples and sights in Chiang Mai. You can also visit an elephant sanctuary, learn how to cook Thai food, and see the weirdest temple in Thailand, Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple of Thailand on a day trip.

READ MORE: HOW TO SPEND 3 DAYS IN CHIANG MAI

19. ANGKOR WAT, CAMBODIA

The most famous landmark of Cambodia is, without any doubt, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is not only famous for its movie scenes from Tomb Rider with Angelina Jolie, but also for its sheer size with ancient temples and lots of history.

Dating to the 12th century, did you know that Angor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world?

pink sky and the view on Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Dreamy Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Interestingly it was at first build as a Hindu temple and then transferred to a Buddhist temple. Angkor Wat is the 8th Wonder of the world. We absolutely agree!

woman in the blue skirt standing in front of the tree on the roos in Angkor Wat in Cambodia which needs to be in your bucket list of awesome places
Felling like in a Tomb Rider movie

18. CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA

For me, Cartagena is one of the most magical towns in the world. I mean it! Strolling around the streets of Cartagena is an ultimate dream, and that is why I had to add it to the list of dreamy destinations.

If you have never heard of Cartagena, then here it’s a little introduction. Also known as Cartagena de Indias is a coastal town on the eastern side of Colombia.

Cartagena is famous for its Caribbean vibes, pastel houses, historical city center, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Also, very friendly people, lots of dancing, and flowers popping out everywhere.

colourful houses and the view on St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral in Cartagena
St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral

And if you visit Cartagena and looking for the pretty places for you photos, then have a look at our post about the best photos spots in Cartagena.

dreamy bucket list place called Cartagena, woman in a yellow dress walking in front of the orange building
Welcome to Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is also a getaway to some of the best beaches in Colombia. Just 2 hours from Cartagena you will reach Tayrona National Park and there you can do many awesome hikes with beautiful beach views.

You can also fly out to one of the most beautiful islands in Colombia, San Andres. If you are dreaming of tropical heaven and turquoise waters, then, San Andres is the place.

READ MORE: BEST BEACHES AND THINGS TO DO ON SAN ANDRES

2 adults in swim wear stand in shallow waters with a boat and a small island covered by palm trees and a few huts in the background
View from Acuario on Haynes Cay

17. THE TREASURY, JORDAN

I have been dreaming about visiting Petra in Jordan this year. Petra aka “Rose City” is part of the New Seven Wonders of the world and one of the most impressive sites on this planet.

I am sure you already have seen many photos of the Al-Khazneh or the so-called “Treasury”.

Is Petra also on your bucket list? If not, then you need to add Petra to your bucket list right now!

camel sitting on the ground in front of the treasure in Petra, Jordan which needs to be in your bucket list places
Photo credit: Slavi from globalcastaway.com
a view on Petra, a treasure in Jordan
Photo credit: Slavi from globalcastaway.com

If you are interested in finding out more about Petra, then head to my friend’s blog post: All you need to know about Petra.

16. BALLON RIDE, CAPPADOCIA

Fairy tale Cappadocia is a small vast region in central Turkey known for strange rock formations assembled in Monks Valley and Göreme, and you guessed it… Cappadocia is famous for spotting hundreds of colorful hot air balloons in the skies.

It was obvious to add Cappadocia to this dreamy bucket list that you need to visit. And if you would like to see magical balloons in the air then you should visit little town Göreme.

a view on hot air balloons in Cappadocia in Turkey which need to be on your bucket list places.
Up in the air, Cappadocia, Turkey

Would you visit this dream destination?

15. VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

We have mentioned Peru already, but I hope you don’t mind bringing up Cusco again. Most of the people end up going to Machu Picchu and have no strength to hike one of the most colorful mountains in the world.

Hopefully, this photo will open your eyes! You need to see Rainbow Mountain!

the view on rainbow mountain
The view on beautiful colors of Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Getting to Rainbow Mountain is not the easiest task, as you will be going to 5.200 meters above the sea. It is often cold and very windy out there, but definitely worth it. What do you think? Isn’t this one of the most dreamy destinations in the world?

If you are wondering how to get to Rainbow Mountain on a day trip from Cusco, then have a look at our post where we describe our experience and how to avoid altitude sickness.

14. QUILOTOA LAKE, ECUADOR

Ecuador is on the bucket list of many people, and usually, it is because of the Galapagos islands. Don’t get us wrong, the Galapagos Islands are still on our list of dream places to see, but Quilotoa Lake shouldn’t be missed when you are coming to the capital of Ecuador: Quito.

Quilotoa lake is perfectly manageable to visit on a day trip from Quioto. If you are interested in visiting Quilotoa Lagoon, then make sure to read out guide on how to see Quilotoa on a day trip from Quito.

lake with turquoise water, mountains in the background and green grass in Quilotoa lake, Ecuador, one of the prettiest dreamy bucket list destinations
Quilotoa lake, Ecuador

SEE MORE: 12 EXCITING THINGS TO DO IN QUITO

13. HAVANA VIEJA, CUBA

Vintage cars, Cuban cigars, more than 900 colorful historical buildings that are all packed into the Unesco World Heritage site of Havana Vieja. 

Welcome to Havana, the capital of Cuba, an ultimate bucket list destination for many travelers.

Walking around the streets of Havana is definitely an experience, and you will feel Cuban vibes on every corner.

One of the most popular things to do in Havana is to go for a ride in a vintage car to explore the city. It’s definitely a lifetime experience.

locals walking in the colourful streets of Havana which you need to see during 10 days in Cuba.
Colorful and historical streets of Havana

Havana is a very captivating city, but there are many other spots in Cuba, which you need to visit. Don’t miss out on green Vinales, Caribbean beaches like Cayo Jutias, colorful Trinidad, historic Santa Clara, and many more.

SEE MORE: HOW TO SPEND 10 DAYS IN CUBA

12. BOROBUDUR, INDONESIA

Indonesia is a fascinating country and also home to the largest Buddhist temple in the world. Borobudur, which was built in the 9th century, is located near Yogyakarta on central Java.

The best way how you can enjoy this stunning compounds with stupas like these, and more than 570 Buddha Heads, is to come for the sunrise.

A truly magical moment and truly magical bucket list destination.

Two people standing among grey bells surrounded by green jungle in Borobodor, Indonesia
Sunrise time at Borobudur, Indonesia

And if you would like to see the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, then you are in luck. Prambanan Temple is located northeast of the city of Yogyakarta and part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

woman in a black dress standing in front of the grey tower
Prambanan temple, Indonesia

READ MORE: HOW TO SPEND PERFECT 2 WEEKS IN INDONESIA

Of course, Indonesia has many places that are absolutely unique and dreamy. If you are craving for an ultimate tropical paradise, make sure to visit Karimnujawa Islands, the rice fields of Bali, cute Gilli Islands, incredible Padar Island, secret pink beach, and komodo dragons on Rinca Island.

woman in a swimwear sitting on the swing in the blue water in Karimunjawa islands, Indonesia
Karimunjawa Islands

11. CEBU, PHILIPPINES

With over 7000 islands in the Philippines, many struggles which islands to pick. We get it; it is a hard decision to make.

But every time someone asks me which island to choose, I always say Cebu.

Why? Cebu is one of our favorite islands in the Philippines. And for many reasons.

There are so many things that you can do, from exploring beautiful waterfalls, beaches, and jungle. And the best thing is that Cebu is not as busy as overrun Palawan Island and its El Nido.

READ MORE: OUR PERFECT CEBU ITINERARY WITH BEST THINGS TO DO. AND ALSO ULTIMATE ITINERARY FOR 2 WEEKS IN THE PHILIPPINES

The best thing about Cebu is that it is a getaway to some of the dream paradises islands in the Philippines.

We absolutely fell in love with nearby island Malapascua. It is a real hidden gem, and not many tourists go there. If you are into diving, right here in Malapascua, you can dive with treasure sharks.

a view on the white sand island and palm trees, filipino boats which you need to add to your dreamy bucket list places

You can also visit absolutely fascinating Kalanggaman Island.

a girl running in the blue water and white sand on Kalanggaman island which needs to be in your Cebu itinerary
Kalanggaman Island

So if you contact us and ask us where to go in the Philippines, be assured we will say: Go to Cebu, you will LOVE IT.

READ MORE: Don’t forget to check out nearby Bohol island. Read our full BOHOL TRAVEL GUIDE with the best things to do.

10. SHARK BAY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

I guess Shark Bay is not on bucket lists of many travelers. But hear us out and let us explain why you should go.

Traveling is great, but you do not want only to visit famous places, do you? We love to explore underrated bucket list places as well. And that is why we decided to include Shark Bay into this post as it is one of the most amazing places in Australia.

It is indeed a wild place, 100% raw, abandoned, and beautiful.

And why Shark Bay? Well, you will most likely see some sharks in the water.

an aerial view on blue lagoons, red sand, part of Francios National Park which is one of the best things to do in Shark Bay
Have you ever seen anything like this? Incredible aerial shot in Francios National Park

READ MORE: FULL TRAVEL GUIDE TO SHARK BAY

If you already running around Western Australia, make sure to stop by the Pink Lake near Port Gregory.

2 people lying on the shore and the view on pink water and green bush
Hutt Lagoon, Pink Lake

READ MORE: 15 ICONIC LANDMARKS IN AUSTRALIA

9. CINQUE TERRE, ITALY

If you are visiting the northwest of Italy, you can’t miss Cinque Terre on the Amalfi Coast. These cute pastel houses that are sitting on the high cliff are attracting millions of tourists each year. Cinque Terre is definitely one of the prettiest bucket list places in the world.

The word”‘cinque” in Italien means five, and there are in total five villages that make up Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza and Manarola.

a view on pink sky, colourful houses on the cliff in Cinque Terre in Italy, one of the prettiest bucket list places in the world
Cinque Terre

8. KOH KOOD ISLAND, THAILAND

Thailand is one of the most famous destinations in the world, and there is no doubt about it. Beautiful beaches, tropical weather, tasty food, and happy people. But it is also very often overcrowded due to Thailand’s popularity.

READ MORE: HOW TO SPEND 10 DAYS IN THAILAND

Most of the people end up either in Koh Samui or Phuket. But, what if I told you that there is an island that is (still) not overrun by tourists?

An island that is filled with paradise white sand beaches?

Would you go?

turquoise water and palm trees on Koh Kood, Thailand
Ao Noi Beach, Koh Kood

Koh Kood is a part of the Koh Chang archipelago and can be easily reached from Bangkok.

And considering how many dream places are out there, Koh Kood is a place which we would like to visit again, and again…

arial shot on the palm trees, woman laying on the beach and blue water on Koh Kood, Thailand

READ MORE: WHY VISIT KOH KOOH AND BEST THIGNS TO DO THERE.

7. HOLLYWOOD SIGN, LOS ANGELES

The icon of Los Angeles, famous movies and movie stars.

We don’t know even one person in our modern world who doesn’t know or hasn’t seen the Hollywood sign mentioned in the movies.

What makes the Hollywood sign that special is the hike that you can do and get behind the Hollywood sign. From there, you can admire gorgeous views of the city of angels.

The reason why we added it to our top dream bucket list places is because of the beautiful sunset walk to the Hollywood sign.

taking photo during sunset colours at the end of our Hollywood sign hike, one of the most beautiful bucket list places in the world.
Behind the Hollywood sign

READ MORE: How to easily find the right way TO GET TO THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN.

6. SHEIKH ZAYED MOSQUE, ABUDABI

Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi. This mosque is considered to be one of the most beautiful mosques in the whole world.

Can you imagine that it can accommodate over 40.000 worshippers? Amazing!

It is definitely worth coming here for the sunset or sunrise. Is Sheikh Zayed Mosque on your bucket list as well?

white mosque in Abu Dhabi with mosaic tiles, which you need to add to your bucket list places
Sheikh Zayed Mosque

5. HOI AN CITY CENTER, VIETNAM

Vietnam wasn’t our absolute favorite country in Southeast Asia, but walking around the World Heritage city center of Hoi An was something else.

The reason why we put it into our list of a dreamy bucket list is the iconic streets with lampions that you can see almost everywhere.

Hoi An has a lovely atmosphere, a historic old town with several Chinese temples, Japanese merchant houses. Strolling around Hoi An will make you sip tasty coffee in cute cafes and try Vietnamese cuisine in laidback restaurants.

READ MORE: HOW TO SPEND 3 DAYS IN HOI AN

Chinese red temple, with girl sitting on the steps with Vietnamese lady in Hoi An, Vietnam
Magical Hoi An, Vietnam
woman standing in fron of the orange wall full of colourful lanterns in Hoi An.

4. LAKE BLED, SLOVENIA

Visiting Lake bled in Slovenia is on top of our personal bucket list for this year. This dreamy lake is located in northwestern Slovenia in the Julian Alps. And who didn’t see this beautiful view already?

Lake Bled is famous for its cute Bled island with a lovely medieval castle. What makes this destination so dreamy, is the picturesque setting, surrounded by peaky mountains and green forest.

a view on pin sky, mountains and the lake Bled which is one of the beautiful bucket list places
Lake Bled

3. BAGAN, MYANMAR

What was your favorite country you have visited in Asia? We have spent 6 months in Southeast Asia, and the answer is pretty easy:

Myanmar!

And for many reasons. Thai people are sweet, but wait until you meet Burmese people. Not to mention, rich culture and traditional cultural values.

two people sitting on the ground and looking at the ballon in Bagan, Myanmar
Bagan during sunrise, Myanmar

And who didn’t see a famous picture of hot air balloon floating among old temples in Bagan? Seeing the sunrise in Bagan was, for us, one of the most magical travel experiences of all time.

Myanmar has so many places that you can visit, so make sure you plan at least one full week to travel around Myanmar.

two people standing in front of the white temple in Mandalay
Mandalay, Myanmar

If you are not sure whether to visit Myanmar and what to do there, then make sure to read our full travel guide on Myanmar.

2. KAYEAN MOSQUE, UZBEKISTAN

Uzbekistan has been on our bucket list for a few years, and we can’t wait to explore it one day.

If you visit ancient Bukhara city, you will be welcomed by magnificent architecture and beautifully decorated buildings and mosques. Especially Kayean Mosque with its blue touch and mosaic details.

We only heard great things about Uzbekistan, especially how lovely locals are.

Would you visit this dreamy destination?

blue and brown mosque in Uzbekistan which is one of the dreamy bucket list places
Kayean Mosque, Uzbekistan

1. PYRAMIDS OF GIZA

When I was a little, I dreamed about being an adventurer. I guess I watched too many movies like Indiana Jones, Relic Hunter, and Mummy, but visiting the pyramids of Giza has always been my dream to see.

Can you imagine seeing the only ancient wonder of the world that survived until now? Pyramids of Giza were built 4500 thousand years ago. Wow!

brown photo with pyramids of Giza in Egypt and camels, one of the dreamy bucket list places  that you need to visit
Pyramids of Giza

It was very easy for me to add Pyramids of Giza as one of the most amazing bucket places in the world.

That is all from us. We hope that we inspired you with our 25 unique and absolutely dreamy bucket list places. We have visited a few of them already, but the bucket list grows for us every year.


Which dreamy bucket list places are you planning to visit?

Which places have you already visited?

Lets us know in the comments.


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Since I was little I always wanted to see the world. Travel to new places, get to know new cultures, see how other people live. I love beaches and I love discovering tropical destinations. That is why, together with my partner Nico, we created this blog to share with you the most beautiful beaches and stunning holiday destinations which we visited during our travels.

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