Here’s a travel bucket list for you and your significant other. This list not only includes beautiful places to visit around the world, but it also has some select choices for thrill seekers. Save that trip to the national park and add these places to your travel bucket list destinations!
Travel Bucket List to Tick Off with Your Partner
1. Ride a Gondola in Venice
Ride a gondola in the canals of Venice, Italy. Choose a night ride if you’re in the mood for something more romantic. For the ladies, remember to bring a shawl or a cover-up as it tends to get colder in the dark.
Tip: Bring a bottle of champagne and some glasses. That way, you can drink and enjoy the views at the same time.
2. See the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Everyone calls Paris the city of love. Get a glimpse of why everyone falls in love with the city by marveling at its famous monument. You can even dine atop the Eiffel Tower to make it a truly unforgettable date. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day adventure for the crazy in love.
3. Bobsled in Prague
A video went viral on Facebook a few months ago. It involved a mini-rollercoaster with self-serving brakes. This bobsledding activity gives the passenger the reigns. It lets them control the brakes and the speed. It’ll definitely make for a unique and fun date! The best part is, it’s totally manageable if you’re someone who feels queasy when it comes to rollercoasters.
4. Bathe in Budapest
Budapest is famous for its baths. Both the locals and tourists can’t get enough of them. The Szechenyi Baths is a massive space with over 15 indoor and 3 outdoor baths. Each pool varies in temperature and is a great way to just relax the day away. You can even add a facial or a massage service to your ticket for a full spa experience.
5. Island Hop in Siargao
Looking for a new place to go island hopping? Head over to Siargao, Philippines. You can surf, explore the different islands, go inside caves, and even dive in the island’s crystal-clear waters. It’s an ultimate travel adventure in the Philippine Peninsula you just can’t miss!
6. See Northern Lights in Finland
Don’t miss out on the dancing Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis keeps captivating tourists in Finland. It’s done wonders for the country’s tourism.
Willing to splurge on this trip? Stay in a glass igloo and watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed. All you’ll have to do is lie down and look up at the beautiful sky.
7. Escape to the Maldives
The Maldives is the place to be for honeymooners. It’s the ideal destination for those who just want to de-stress and spend quality time with their loved one. Feast on delicious food, breathtaking seaside views, and indulge in the luxurious paradise of the Maldives.
8. Go Crazy in Six Flags, California
This is one of the easiest items to tick off your bucket list family of two. Six Flags is home to some of the USA’s best roller coasters. It’s perfect for thrill-seekers who love a surge of adrenaline!
9. Experience Oktoberfest in Germany
Do you and your significant other love beer? Visit Germany during their Oktoberfest. Be prepared to say “Prost” all the time and drink a pint or two. You and your date can even go all out and wear the traditional outfits for the occasion.
10. Go Wine Tasting in Napa Valley
More of a wine drinker? Schedule a weekend escape to the famous wineries of Napa Valley. You’re bound to find a few new bottles to bring back home.
11. Catch a Broadway Show in New York
Score tickets and see your favorite musicals. Love theater but want to save cash? Wait in line at the TKTS Booth in Duffy Square. You might be lucky enough to score tickets at 50% off!
12. Visit the Free Museums of Washington, DC
Take advantage of DC’s several free museums. It’s a great way to learn more about the country’s history. Don’t forget to stop by the state’s famous monuments, as well. Schedule a tour of the White House in advance, too.
13. See the Cherry Blossoms in Japan
Japan seems to have it all. Beautiful pink cherry blossoms, friendly deer roaming freely in a park, and delicious sushi and ramen. By the way, make it a point to plan your trip accordingly. The cherry blossom trees only bloom at certain times of the year.
14. Live Like Royalty in Scotland
Here’s your chance to feel like royalty on your next trip. Book a stay in one of Scotland’s many castle hotels. They have a number of different castles you can choose from. One’s bound to be within your price range.
15. Go to the Happiest Place on Earth
Disney theme parks are for the kids and kids-at-heart. Don’t miss out on their holiday special events. Disney has a way of pulling out all the stops when it comes to Halloween and the holiday season.
16. Embark on an African Safari
See lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards, and buffalos in their natural habitat. It’s a great way to see the Big Five up close and personal. You and your partner will definitely feel like you’re in a National Geographic TV program. Embark on a road trip and discover the many travel destinations in North and South Africa.
17. Ski at the Swiss Alps
Take your winter sport to a whole new level. The Swiss Alps of Switzerland have some of the best ski places. Tired from all that adventure? Indulge in the area’s popular spa facilities. They’re a great way to relax and unwind after a long day on the slopes.
18. Ride an ATV in Dubai
Dubai’s sand dunes are a hit for those who want an alternative to camel riding. Pick from an ATV or a 4WD and be prepared to squeal in delight at all the turns and jumps.
19. See the Sagrada La Familia in Spain
Gaudi’s work of art is so intricate and complicated that they weren’t able to finish it in his lifetime. In fact, it’s still currently in the process of construction. The famous church is said to be completed in either 2026 or 2028.
Who says you have to wait until it’s fully constructed? You can already schedule a trip to the much-loved Sagrada La Familia. Don’t forget to check out Gaudi’s other works such as Park Guell and Casa Battlo while in Barcelona.
20. Skydive in Hawaii
Include tandem skydiving in your Hawaii itinerary. Aside from basking on the many beautiful beaches of Hawaii, you can experience the island in a more adventurous way.
Choose to skydive from 3 different drop points: 12,000, 14,000, or 20,000 feet. You’ll have a blast sailing at 120 miles/hour while looking at the gorgeous views below.
21. See the Taj Mahal in India
The Taj Mahal is a symbol of love. It was commissioned by the then emperor, Shah Jahan, to commemorate the memory of his late, wife Mumtaz Mahal. It took over 20 years to build and has been declared one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
A travel bucket list is a way to get excited for upcoming holidays. Spend your money on life-changing trips and tick off these places one by one. You and your partner won’t only learn more about the world, but you’ll also make beautiful memories and have amazing stories to share on Twitter, tell friends and family back home.
Think we’ve missed out on a few places? Share your travel bucket list must dos! Leave a comment below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2018 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.