100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime

With spring tantalizingly close, our minds are starting to drift toward vacation.

And if you’re stuck in front of a computer all day, then yours probably is, too. We’ve updated our bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2015’s travel hotspots. From eating pizza in Naples to sleeping in a luxurious overwater bungalow in the Maldives, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime.

Did we miss your dream destination? Let us know in the comments. And check our Wanderlust board on Pinterest for more beautiful travel photos.

See the great wildebeest migration in Africa’s Serengeti National Park.


Get splashed under Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s widest waterfalls, which borders Brazil and Argentina.


Snap the ultimate tourist shot at the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Bathe in a cenote (a deep natural sinkhole) in the Yucatán, Mexico.

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Navigate the backwaters of Kerala, India, on a houseboat.

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Feed swimming pigs in Exuma, in the Bahamas.

Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean Sea from Santorini, one of the most beautiful Greek islands.

See giant tortoises and sea lions in the Galapagos Islands.

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Taste some of the best pizza in the world in Naples, Italy.

Bungee jump in Queenstown, New Zealand, the “adventure capital of the world.”

Stay in a luxury hut over the clear aqua waters of the Maldive Islands.


Get lost in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey.

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Walk along the Walls of Dubrovnik, which have protected the Croatian city since the 7th century.


Sample street food — satay, laksa, char kueh teow, to name a few dishes — at a hawker center in Penang, Malaysia.

Ride a dogsled through the backcountry of Sweden.


Rub shoulders with the revelers at the Carnival in Salvador, Brazil.


Cruise the Las Vegas Strip.

Soak in the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon, outside of Reykjavík, Iceland.

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Party in the edgy underground clubs of Berlin, Germany.

Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.


Stay at the luxurious Oberoi Udaivilas in Udaipur, India, which we named the best hotel in the world.

Float in the Dead Sea in Israel.

Clamber over the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.


Drive a classic car around Havana, Cuba.

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Check out the Art Deco architecture in South Beach, Miami.

Explore the unreal geography of Cappadocia in Turkey.


Spend a night cozied up in an ice hotel, like the Ice Hotel Romania in the Fagaras Mountains near Bucharest.

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See the reflection of the spectacular Rocky Mountains in Moraine Lake at Banff National Park, Canada.

Stare into the so-called “Door to Hell,” a burning natural gas field, in Derweze, Turkmenistan.

Stroll the ancient streets of the fortified medieval French town of Carcassonne.


Feast on a giant porterhouse steak with friends at Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, New York.

Admire Frank Gehry’s twisting, undulating architecture at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

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Dive with whale sharks and manta rays off the coast of Mozambique.


Peer down on the rice terraces of Yunnan, China.


Stroll along the banks of the Seine river in Paris.

Go diving in Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef.

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Experience the Lunar New Year celebrations in China.

Trek to the Salar de Uyuni, the massive salt flat in Bolivia.

Take in the view from the observation deck of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

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Eat at Noma in Copenhagen, the best restaurant in the world.

Get lost in the maze of gardens at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, France.


View the colorful, ramshackle homes built into the cliffs of Valparaíso, Chile.

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Hike Arizona’s surreal Coyote Buttes.

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Taste traditional Pho from Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Explore the streets of Petra, an ancient rock city in Jordan.

Step onto the floating islands of Lake Titicaca in South America, which are still inhabited by the indigenous Uros people.


Catch the first rays of light over Bryce Canyon in southwestern Utah.


Picnic in Antoni Gaudí’s surreal Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain.

Amble through the old Spanish Colonial streets of Cartagena, Colombia.

Relax on one of the gorgeous beaches of Goa, India.


Catch some colored beads at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Climb to the top of Huayna Picchu for a bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu.

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Float in the sky-high infinity pool atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.

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Get adventurous and hike along the unrestored section of the Great Wall of China.


Visit each of the five villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre.


Drive up to the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii and watch the stars come out.


Check out the megayacht-filled Port de Monaco, where billionaires go to play.


Experience Moroccan hospitality at a riad or hotel, like the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech.

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Swim to the private beach of Morakot Cave in Koh Mook, Thailand.

Stand at the edge of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.


Share a beer at the Lazy Lizard at the Split, a laid-back beach bar in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Stand in awe of the Aurora Borealis from Lapland, in northern Finland.

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Gawk at the mysterious Moai statues on Easter Island.


Snap a photo of Madagascar’s playful, bushy-tailed lemurs.


Have a beer in the beautiful Market Square of Krakow, Poland.

Explore the ruins of Tikal, an ancient city hidden in the Guatemalan jungle.

Thunder through the sand dunes outside Abu Dhabi on a desert safari.


Walk under the budding cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan.


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland.

Play a hand of blackjack in one of Macau’s enormous casinos.

Run with the bulls at Pamplona’s famous Fiesta de San Fermin.


Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza outside Cairo, Egypt.

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Navigate through icebergs on a cruise to Antarctica.

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Step into the dreamy landscape of China’s Huangshan Mountain.


Ogle the gorgeous colors of the thermal pools in Yellowstone National Park.


Spend New Year’s Eve watching the fireworks show over Sydney Harbour.

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Go on a gorilla trek in Rwanda.

Inhale the sweet aroma of the lavender fields of Provence, France.


Test your fate and try pufferfish (also known as fugu) at a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.


Spend a night at Richard Branson’s ultra-luxurious Caribbean retreat, Necker Island.

Sunbathe in Hainan, China.

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Ride a gondola between Canada’s breathtaking Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.

Take a helicopter ride around New York City for the ultimate view of the skyline.

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Drive through the Australian Outback.


Take afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel or another upscale tea room in London.

Pose with the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Go on safari in Botswana, where you can see all types of wildlife.

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Hit the slopes at Niseko, in northern Japan, known for some of the best powder on the planet.

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Lounge on the stunning beaches of Lagos, Portugal.


Marvel at the incredibly elaborate architecture of St. Petersburg, Russia.


Breathe in the fresh air at Mt. Everest in the Himalayas.

Take an architectural tour of Chicago by boat.

Admire the incredible golden pagodas in Bagan, Myanmar.


Play a round of golf in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Take a tasting tour through Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s best-known winemaking regions.


Lunch at a winery in South Africa.

Dance the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Admire the dreamy Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the other historic mosques in Isfahan, Iran.


Drive along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, and admire the incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Ski the Swiss Alps.


Eat Baja-style fish tacos in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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