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One of our favourite things to do at The Travel Intern is to seek new experiences. Sometimes the experience pulls us right into the moment, sometimes they push us out of our comfort zones…

We’ve leaped off the world’s dodgiest bungy jump, hunted for the Northern Lights, and even tasted venomous sea snakes, and yet there’s still a ton more crazy and wonderful experiences we’ve yet to tick off our travel bucket list.

After 44 countries, 112 trips (and counting), here are 100 of our favourite travel bucket list experiences, and we hope this inspires you to create your own.

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Unique Accommodations
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Travel Bucket List Sights

1) Norway, Tromsø: Northern Lights

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It’s not every day you see the sky turning green/purple. Up north in Norway, Tromsø is one of the best places to spot the Aurora borealis. Pair that up with a night’s stay in a Sammi hut and chase the sunrise on a husky sled!

Read also: 7-Day Winter Norway Itinerary Under S$3k incl. flights

2) USA, California: Yosemite National Park

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Mac users are probably familiar with Yosemite in all its glory but trust us, it’s much more marvellous in person.

Read also: USA Road Trip: 11-Day San Francisco to Los Angeles Itinerary Under S$1.8k

3) India, Agra: Taj Mahal

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What’s a travel bucket list without one of the world’s seven wonders?

Taj Mahal‘s impeccable architecture is truly worth waking up before dawn for.

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Entrance fee: ₹750 (~S$14)

Read also: 7-Day India Itinerary for First Timers — Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi

4) Germany, Bavaria: Neuschwanstein Castle

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Rumored to have inspired Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom, this is arguably the most impressive castle in the world.

Entrance fee: €13 (~S$20) for the guided tour

5) Peru, Cusco: Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain

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Photo credit: Mirko Vitali

It’s hard to believe but this bucket list sight was only discovered in 2015. Prior to that, it was entirely covered in snow. Its colours come from varying mineral types, such as iron oxide (red) and iron sulfide (orange and yellow).

6) Portugal, Sintra : Cabo da Roca

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This is possibly as far west as you can possibly get in Europe. The best part, you can drive right up to the car park, no hiking needed!

Read also: 10-Day Portugal Itinerary for less than S$2k incl. Flights From Singapore

7) Greece, Santorini: Oia’s Whitewashed Houses

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Santorini’s caldera is iconic for good reason. Head to the old Oia castle to watch the sun go down over the horizon. There are many theories as to why Santorini’s houses are white and blue, but it sure does a good job reflecting the harsh summer sun.

Read also: 9-Day Greece Itinerary Under S$1.5k incl. flights & accomm — Athens, Santorini, Meteora


8) Iceland, Vík: Sólheimasandur Beach’s Abandoned DC Plane Wreck

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Photo credit: Akif Keith via Instagram

It’s a mystery how this abandoned US Navy plane ended up on Sólheimasandur beach in 1973, but many believe it to be human error when the pilot switched to the wrong fuel tank.

Read also: 15 Magical Things To Do In Iceland — A First Timer’s Guide

9) Western Australia, Yallabatharra: Hutt Lagoon’s Pink Lake

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There aren’t as many lakes as vivid as this one. Hutt Lagoon changes its colour between orange, hot pink and lilac based on season and the time of day!

Read also: 11D Western Australia Itinerary — Coastal Road Trip From Perth To Ningaloo

10) Iceland, South Coast: Skógafoss

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Photo credit: Balazs Busznyak

You might recognise this whopping 60m tall from the Game of Thrones! Iceland has many epic waterfalls but Skógafoss is the largest in the country.

Read also: 5-Day Iceland Itinerary Without A Car — Golden Circle, Northern Lights, and South Coast Sights

11) Italy, Venice: Burano Island

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Photo credit: Dorian Mongel

These brightly coloured houses that line the canals were historically believed to help fishermen find their way home safely in the fog.

12) Russia, Moscow: Saint Basil Cathedral

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Photo credit: rossmichaelsmith via Instagram

This 16th Century church may be known for its colourful exterior but we bet you didn’t know it was originally white for at least 200 years!

Entrance Fee: ₽700 (~S$14)

13) Spain, Barcelona: Basílica de la Sagrada Família

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Gaudí’s works were known to bring Catalan architecture to world fame. La Sagrada Familia, his last masterpiece, is currently in its 138th year of construction, and only expected to complete in 2026.

Entrance fee: From S$31.40/pax

14) Bhutan, Paro: Tiger’s Nest Monastery

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The original building of Tiger’s Nest was actually burned down in 1998. What we see today is the result of a US$2 million restoration project that only finished in 2004.

Entrance Fee: Nu.500 (~S$9.30)

15) Portugal, Sintra: Pena Palace

Pena Palace easily takes the spot for the most colourful castle in the world. Take a short hike to the peak of Sintra Hills for a panorama view of the castle, or visit the various state-rooms and living quarters.

Entrance Fee: €14 (~S$22) for full access to the park, palace grounds and state-rooms

Read also: How I Lived Out an Indie Summer Film in Portugal

16) Brazil/Argentina: Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu Falls is one of the few waterfalls around the world that border two countries! We’ve yet to visit but Argentina is rumoured to have a better view 😉

Entrance Fee: ARS$800 (~S$16.30) on the Argentinian side

17) Ukraine, Pripyat: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

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The residents of Pripyat were evacuated with short notice when the Chernobyl power plant exploded in 1986 — desolate for decades, Pripyat has an eerie ghost town vibe we’re able to experience today.

18) Cambodia, Siem Reap: Angkor Wat

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Photo credit: Louis David via Instagram

Recognise this from the movie Lora Croft: Tomb Raider? Dating back to the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument spanning over 400 acres.

Entrance Fee: From US$37 (~S$52)

Read also: 7-Day Cambodia itinerary Under S$600 — An Epic Journey of History, Adventure and Tranquility

19) USA/Canada: Niagara Falls

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The sheer volume and speed of Niagara Falls makes it one of the most powerful hydroelectric sources in America.

Entrance Fee: Free for the Niagara Parks in both US and Canadian sides.

20) Poland, Krakow: Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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Photo credit: Lisa Lubin

We might be able to walk out of this place after a tour but 1.1million people didn’t in World War II.

Entrance Fee: 70zł (~S$25), for a guided tour and audio guide

21) Switzerland, Schaffhausen: Rhine Falls

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Europe’s largest waterfall, Rhine Falls spans 150 metres wide with a 23-metre drop. For an additional CHF10 (~S$15), you can take a boat right up to the Rhine Falls basin to feel the power of the waterfall up close.

Entrance Fee: CHF5 (~S$7.25)

Read also: 10-Day Switzerland Itinerary — 6 Cities Under S$2.3k with the Swiss Travel Pass

22) Bolivia, Uyuni: Salt Flats

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Take quirky perspective shots on the largest salt plain in the world — when it rains, it also becomes the world’s largest mirror!

23) Japan, Hokkaido: Shibazakura Takinoue Park

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We can’t decide if Japan’s Cherry Blossoms or this field of pink moss is prettier 🤔

Read also: Hokkaido Spring Road Trip Itinerary Under S$1k

24) Kazakhstan, Turkestan: The Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum

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The Khoja Ahmed Yasawi Mausoleum is known to be one of the top monuments to visit in Kazakhstan.

Entrance fee: 500KZT (~S$1.75)

25) France, Normandy: Mont-Saint-Michel

Does this remind you of Hogwarts? Mont Saint Michel is located on a one square kilometre island off the coast of Normandy and has withstood a multitude of conflicts and wars since the 11th century.

Entrance Fee: €10 (~S$15.60)

Read also: 10-Day France Itinerary under S$1.5k — Paris and Beyond by Rail

26) Singapore: Jewel Changi

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No one loves staying in the airport for long unless you’re in a forest that looks right out of Avatar the movie! If you haven’t seen this yourself, it’s about time you do!

Read also: Everything You Need To Know About Jewel Changi Airport — 25 Stores And Attractions Worth Travelling (To The East) For

27) Norway, Bergen: Bryggen’s colourful houses

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Notably one of the most recognised landmarks of the city, these beautiful houses of Bryggen line the Bergen harbour.

Read also: 7-Day Summer Norway Itinerary Under S$2.5k Budget Incld. Round Trip Flights From Singapore

28) Greece, Meteora: Floating Monasteries

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These floating monasteries in Greece were built by monks back in the 14th–16th century with only basic tools and their bare hands. Imagine the sheer willpower needed to climb these rocks daily without the machinery we have today!

Read also: 9-Day Greece Itinerary Under S$1.5k incl. flights — Athens, Santorini, Meteora

Travel Bucket List Experiences

29) U.A.E, Dubai: Skydive over Palm Jumeirah

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Probably one of the most expensive sky diving experiences in the world but possibly the most epic! Admire the gorgeous man-made island of Palm Jumeirah while falling at speeds of almost 200km/h!

Cost: ~S$840/jump of a lifetime

Read also: The Ultimate 48-Hour Dubai Itinerary — A Stopover For Adventurers

30) Macau: Bungy jump off Macau Tower

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If heights aren’t your thing but this happens to be on your travel bucket list, you bet you want to make it worth. Might as well tick off the tallest bungy jump in the world right? 😉

Cost: From S$577.65

Read also: Ultimate 48hrs in Macau Guide – Things to do, food to eat, and handy tips to maximise your getaway

31) Western Australia, Ningaloo: Swimming with Wild Whale Sharks

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Photo credit: James Morgan

Known to be the largest fish on the planet, Ningaloo is one of the few places in the world you can spot these whale sharks entirely wild and almost all year round!

Cost: AU$395 (~S$382.50) for 8-hour whale shark tour

Read also: 10-Day Sydney And New South Wales Australia Itinerary — New Experiences in a Familiar Place

32) Ecuador, Galapagos: Snorkel with Sea Lions

The Galápagos sea lions are the smallest of the sea lion species! They’re endlessly curious and will playfully swim around you.

33) Peru, Huacachina: Sandboarding on Giant Sand Dunes

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Huacachina is the only desert oasis in South America surrounded by steep sand dunes. It is also widely considered as the best sandboarding spot in the world by enthusiasts!

34) Bolivia, La Paz: Cycle on Old Yungas Road

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Also known as Death Road, try cycling the world’s most dangerous road filled with its many twists and turns!

35) Indonesia, Raja Ampat: Scuba diving

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Photo credit: Papua Paradise

Raja Ampat is one of the most beautiful diving spots, home to over 540 types of corals and 75% of the world’s species!

36) New Zealand, Queenstown: Bungy Jump off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

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Standing at 43 metres, Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is the first commercial bungy jump in the world!

Cost: S$161.45/pax

Read also: New Zealand Itinerary Part 1 — 10-Day South Island Road Trip Under S$1.9k

37) Morocco: Ride a camel in the Sahara Desert

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Ride a camel and stay a night in the largest hot desert in the world for an authentic experience in Morocco!

Cost: €855 for 3 pax (~S$453/pax) + 300dh (~S$43.20) for 3 lunches

Read also: 11-Day Morocco Itinerary for under S$2.7k incl. flights — The Perfect Introduction to North Africa

38) Norway, Tromsø: Husky Sledding

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Have a ball of a time with these adorable huskies as they pull you through this gorgeous winter landscape.

Read also: 7D6N Winter Norway Itinerary — all-in under S$3k incl. Round Trip Flight From Singapore

39) Switzerland, Bern: Ride the Gelmerbahn

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While it used to transport heavy materials, it’s now the world’s steepest funicular with an inclination of 106 degrees!

Cost: CHF32 (~S$47) for two-way rides, CHF16 (~S$23.50) for a single trip

Read also: Switzerland Train Travel: Everything you need to know about travelling with the Swiss Travel Pass

40) Kenya, Entonet: Amboseli National Park Safari

Meet the largest elephant herd on a safari tour — who knows, you might even catch some cheetahs hunting for prey!

Read also: 12D Budget Kenya Safari Itinerary under $1.1k: Hidden gems in Nairobi, Safaris in Maasai Mara, chill Mombasa

41) Mongolia: Experience Nomad Life with Reindeer Herders

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Try riding and milking a reindeer and learn how the nomads rely on them for transport, food and warm clothing.

Read also: 12D North Mongolia Itinerary for S$4k Incl. Flights — Experience Nomad Life With Reindeer Herders

42) Cuba, Havana: Ride in a classic Cuban car

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Photo credit: Spencer Everett

This classic drive will transport you back into the 1950s, and is arguably one of the most unique experiences to have in Cuba!

43) Russia: Trans-Siberian Railway

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Photo credit: Russia Beyond

With a length of 9,289km, the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest in the world and takes six days to complete (without any stops)!

44) Switzerland, Mount Pilatus: Toboggan run

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Give your inner thrill-seeker a ride through Switzerland’s longest summer toboggan run at 1,350m long.

Cost: CHF8 (~S$11.60)

Read also: 2-Month Budget Europe Itinerary: Backpack Around 10 Countries Under S$5K with the Eurail Pass

45) New Zealand, Fox Glacier: Heli Hike

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One of the most easily accessible glaciers in the world is in New Zealand. Drive up to the town of Fox Glacier and be transported up to the glacier face via a scenic 10-minute helicopter ride. Look out for gorgeous blue ice caves, it’s never the same on two days as the glaciers are always moving!

Cost: ~S$439

46) Vietnam, Hanoi: Ha Long Bay

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This picturesque bay is made out of close to 2000 islands and islets! The best way to experience this? Hop on a 2D1N cruise!

Cost: ~S$180 for 2D1N; ~S$337 for 3D2N

Read also: 15 Pho-nomenal Experiences You Must Add to Your Northern Vietnam Itinerary — Halong Bay, Hanoi & Sapa

47) Netherlands, Amsterdam: Red Light District

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Photo credit: Lonely Planet

Iconic to tourism in Amsterdam, you can find a variety of sex museums, shops and even glimpse at women posing behind windows at the Red Light District. Don’t be afraid to step in if you like!

48) North Korea: Pyongyang Marathon


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If you’re looking for a unique marathon experience, this one in Pyongyang will bring you through iconic North Korean landmarks, including the Kim Il Sung Stadium!

49) South Korea, Seoul: Wear a hanbok at Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Feel like royalty from the Joseon Dynasty with traditional hanboks as you tour this iconic 13th-century palace.

Cost: ~S$9.20/pax

Read also: 13 Iconic K-drama Filming Locations to Add to Your Korea Itinerary

50) UK, London: Warner Bros Studios

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To all Potterheads: You wouldn’t want to miss out on exploring Hogwarts and the making of the Harry Potter movie series!

Entrance Fee: ~S$129

Read also: Harry Potter London Itinerary: The Quintessential Guide To 4 Days in London for All Potterheads

Travel Bucket List Hikes

51) Norway, Odda: Trolltunga

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At 1,100m high, this hike in Norway is a strenuous one, but given this view, you’d want to complete it!

Hiking distance: 28km (round-trip)
Hiking time: 10–12 hours

Read also: 7-Day Summer Norway Itinerary Under S$2.5k Budget Incld. Round Trip Flights From Singapore

52) Nepal, Kathmandu: Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Photo credit: Unique Path

Explore these immaculate valleys and terrains through one of Nepal’s most popular hikes. It’ll take 14 days, but it’s definitely worth it!

Hiking distance: 160–230km
Hiking time: 14–18 days

53) New Zealand, Ohakune: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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This is possibly one of New Zealand’s most popular single-day hike. You’ll pass through an active volcano, old lava fields, and even caldera lakes!

Hiking distance: 19.4 km (Start at Mangatepopo Carpark, finish at Ketetahi Carpark)
Hiking time: 6–8 hours

54) Peru, Cusco: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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This four-day trek ends up in one of the top travel bucket list attractions in the world at an altitude of 4,200m. Witness the phenomenal landscape created by the Inca civilisation. Alternatively, you could also get here via a scenic three-and-a-half-hour train from Cusco.

Hiking distance: 42km
Hiking time: 4 days

55) Nepal, Kathmandu: Everest Base Camp Hike

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At a height of 5,380m, trekking the Everest Basecamp is on many bucket lists. But fun fact, the Everest Base Camp isn’t the highest base camp in the world.

Hiking distance: 130km
Hiking time: 12 days

56) Indonesia, Lombok: Mount Rinjani

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Mount Rinjani is an active volcano and the second-highest peak in Indonesia. You’ll be rewarded with splendid views at the end of your three-day hike!

Hiking distance: 24.5km
Hiking time: 3 days

57) USA, Arizona: Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Hike

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Photo credit: National Geographic

This difficult hike is definitely one not to miss if you’re looking to explore one of the world’s natural wonders.

Hiking distance: 38.5km
Hiking time: 2 days

58) Norway, Lofoten: Ryten

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This short half-day hike is one that’ll give you kickass views of Kvalvika Beach and the Lofoten Islands.

Hiking distance: 8.7km (round-trip)
Hiking time: 3.5hrs

59) Japan, Yamanashi: Mount Fuji

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Japan’s highest mountain is well-known and loved not just by tourists, but locals as well. Don’t be afraid if you’re not an experienced hiker — it’s relatively achievable by the average person!

Hiking distance: 18.7km (via the Yoshida Trail)
Hiking time: 8–12hrs

Read also: Guide to Climbing Mount Fuji — Everything You Need To Know About Climbing Japan’s Highest Mountain

Epic Views From Above

60) U.A.E, Dubai: Burj Khalifa

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Being the tallest building in the world, you’ll get unparalleled views of Dubai from Burj Khalifa!

61) Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen: Schilthorn

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This is where you’ll find that revolving restaurant featured in a James Bond movie! Take in unobstructed views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau peaks.

Read also: 10-Day Switzerland Itinerary — 6 Cities Under S$2.3k with the Swiss Travel Pass

62) Myanmar, Bagan: Catch the sunrise from a hot air balloon

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With Bagan’s flat landscape and a myriad of temples and stupas, hot air balloon rides here offer you staggering views of the horizon and villages nearby.

Cost: ~S$448

Read also: 9-Day Adventurous Myanmar Itinerary — Undiscovered Gems in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay & Lashio

63) Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen: Paragliding

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Why not give paragliding a try and soar through the valleys that inspired Rivendell in The Lord of the Rings.

Cost: CHF170 (~S$232)

64) Portugal, Porto: Luís I Bridge

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The Luís I Bridge provides sweeping views of the colourful city of Porto and the Douro River, which gets even better at sunset.

Read also: 10-Day Portugal Itinerary for less than S$2k incl. Flights From Singapore

65) Greece, Athens: Filopappou Hill

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A short hike to the peak of Filopappou Hill will give you an unobstructed view of the city as well as the famed Acropolis and Parthenon.

*Pro-tip: Watch the best sunset in Athens from Areopagus Hill!

Read also: 9 Reasons Why You’ll Want To Fly To Greece For Your Next Vacation

66) Japan, Hokkaido: Goryokaku Tower

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If you visit Japan in spring, be sure to hit the 107-metre high Goryokaku Tower where you can find sweeping views of Goryokaku Park and its star-shaped fort amidst the cherry blossoms.

Entrance Fee: ¥720 (~S$9.25)

Read also: Budget Hokkaido Itinerary: 8D Spring Road Trip Under S$1k incld. Accommodation

67) USA, Los Angeles: The Hollywood Sign

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At the end of your hike to the Hollywood Sign, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of LA — it’s one not to be missed while you’re there!

Read also: Los Angeles Travel Guide — 3-Day Itineraries for Hollywood fans, Thrill-Seekers, and Avid Sightseers

68) New Zealand, Queenstown: Skyline Queenstown

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While Queenstown is undoubtedly picturesque, you can find the best views of the city and the surrounding mountain ranges from Skyline Queenstown. And it’s just an easy gondola ride away!

Cost: ~S$39.15/pax

Read also: Ultimate New Zealand Bucket List — 26 Best Things to Do in NZ’s North and South Islands

Travel Bucket List Amusement Parks

69) U.A.E, Abu Dhabi: Ferrari World

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Ride the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa here! It accelerates to 240km/h in just 4.9 seconds; it’s sure to make your heart race!

Entrance fee: From S$94.55/pax

Read also: Ferrari World Guide — 11 Tips to Conquer the Theme Park with the World’s Fastest Rollercoaster & More

70) USA, Florida: Universal’s Islands of Adventure

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Clinching Tripadvisor’s Top Choice for amusement parks for five years in a row, you can be assured that you’ll have a ball of a time here 🤪. You can look forward to thrilling rides inspired by your favourite movies such as Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Incredible Hulk!

Entrance Fee: From US$$119/pax (~S$166)

71) USA, Los Angeles: Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Caution: adrenaline-junkies only! With 19 thrill-inducing roller coasters, Six Flags Magic Mountain holds the record for the most rollercoasters in the world!

Entrance Fee:
~S$91/pax via Klook

Read also: The Theme Park Lovers’ Guide to Los Angeles’ Best Theme Parks

72) Japan, Osaka: Universal Studios Japan

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Visiting once just isn’t enough for our friends who’ve stepped into the magical world of Universal Studios Japan. There’s something for everyone — the adventurous, Harry Potter fans as well as fans of our favourite Despicable Me minions!

Entrance Fee: From ~S$95/pax

Read also: The Ultimate USJ Guide And Tips To Planning A Magical Experience — Universal Studios Japan

Travel Bucket List Road Trips

73) Iceland: Ring Road

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Route 1 (aka The Iceland Ring Road), covers the whole nation and is the longest road in Iceland. Don’t forget to stop by to take in all the scenic landscapes!

Distance: 1,332 km
Suggested time frame: 7–10 days

Read also: 10-Day Budget Iceland Itinerary for S$2.8k — The Epic Camper Van Road Trip

74) USA, California: Pacific Coast Highway

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With a bounteous number of exciting stops like San Francisco, Big Sur and San Jose, it’s no wonder this drive is the most scenic in the world!

Distance: 951km
Suggested time frame: One week

Read also: 7 Once-in-a-Lifetime USA Road Trips to Fulfil Your Wanderlust

75) Australia, Melbourne: Great Ocean Road

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There’s nothing like the Great Ocean Road that’ll present you with insane coastal landscapes and views like the 12 Apostles and Apollo Bay.

Distance: 664 km
Suggested Time Frame: 2–3 days

76) Norway: Lofoten Islands

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If you’re driving, be prepared to stop every 10 minutes for a postcard picture as you explore the archipelago of seven islands in Lofoten!

Distance: 163km
Suggested time frame: 3–5 days

Read also: 7D6N Winter Norway Itinerary — all-in under S$3k incl. Round Trip Flight From Singapore

Must-Try Foods

77) Portugal, Porto: Port Wine

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As brandy is added midway into the fermentation process, the resulting port wine has a higher alcohol content and is richer and sweeter in taste. It’s a huge part of Portuguese culture, so you can find port wine easily in supermarkets around Portugal, or opt for a port wine-tasting session in Porto.

Tour Cost: S$62.85/pax

78) Japan, Okinawa: Irabu-jiru (sea snake soup)

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These venomous sea snakes have become one of Okinawa’s specialities. Quirky, but surprisingly yummy!

Read also: Okinawa Food Guide — From the Unusual to the Unapologetically Delicious

79) Lithuania, Vilnius: Šaltibarščiai

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This summertime delicacy of cold beetroot soup is a huge part of traditional Lithuanian cuisine. It’s a creamy blend of pickled or boiled beetroot, paired with kefir or buttermilk, and poured over grated cucumbers and hard-boiled eggs.

80) South Korea, Busan: Live Octopus

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One of the South Korean delicacies that’s not to be missed on your visit — these tentacles will still wriggle in your mouth even as you chew on them!

Read also: 23 Best Things To Eat In Seoul’s Most Popular Districts — Hongdae, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun

81) New Zealand, Rotorua: Traditional Maori Hāngī

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Few experiences can rival the Maori-way of cooking. Kai (food in Maori) is cooked in an “earth oven” buried in the ground with hot stones. Served buffet style, the flavours you get are simply delectable!

Mitai Maori Village Tour
Cost: ~S$102

Read also: Ultimate New Zealand Bucket List — 26 Best Things to Do in NZ’s North and South Islands

82) Czech Republic, Prague: Chimney cake with ice cream

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Forget biscuit cones, this local treat from Czechia is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

83) Portugal, Lisbon: Pastéis de Belém

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It’s said that Pastés de Belém makes the best authentic Portuguese egg tarts in the world!

Read also: 10-Day Portugal Itinerary for less than S$2k incl. Flights From Singapore

Travel Bucket List Countdown Spots

84) USA, New York: Times Square

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Who’d want to miss out on Time Square’s iconic ball drop at midnight on New Year’s Day?

85) U.A.E, Dubai: Burj Khalifa

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Watch as fireworks spurt out of the world’s tallest building on New Year’s. You’ll definitely be in for a treat!

86) UK, London: London Eye

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London is known to spare no expense in its New Year celebrations — soak up in the atmosphere of cheer with an amazing light show and fireworks display by the River Thames!

Unique Accommodations

87) Sweden, Jukkasjärvi: Ice Hotel

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This ice hotel in Sweden is the first of its kind and has got to be on everyone’s travel bucket list. It’s redesigned and rebuilt every winter, so there’s always a different experience!

Cost: From S$574/night

88) Iceland, Reykholt: Bubble Hotel

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Redefine your experience with nature in an igloo-like bubble hotel. You’ll feel so much closer to the stars just by staying a night here!

Cost: From S$581/pax

89) Kenya, Nairobi: Giraffe Manor

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Imagine having breakfast in your luxury accommodation and being visited by a couple of resident giraffes. Quite the experience!

Cost: From S$1,239/pax

90) Peru, Cusco: Skylodge Adventure Suites

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Fancy (literally) living on the edge? Skylodge Adventure Suites allows you to sleep in a transparent glass pod, hanging off the side of the mountain with panoramic views of the Inca’s Sacred Valley. This has got to be on every adventure seeker’s travel bucket list!

Cost: ~S$708/night

91) Norway, Tromsø: Sami Hut

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If living on the edge of a mountain isn’t your thing, how about staying a night in a Sami Hut as you chase the auroras? You’ll be kept warm with a fireplace as you snuggle into your sleeping bag and reindeer hide.

Cost: Varies

Read also: 7D6N Winter Norway Itinerary — all-in under S$3k incl. Round Trip Flight From Singapore

92) Spain, Calpe: La Muralla Roja

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This dual-tone apartment building boasts an amazing view of the Mediterranean Sea and is designed with a labyrinth of geometric shapes and never-ending staircases. It’s surely a treat for your eyes!

Cost: From S$164/night for a four-bedded apartment (~ S$41/pax)

Hidden Gems

93) Czech Republic, Hřensko: Bohemian Switzerland Hike

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While you’re far from actual Switzerland, Bohemian Switzerland National Park boasts Europe’s largest natural arch and a breathtaking tour of the Edmund Gorge.

94) China, Xi An: Cycling along the ancient city wall

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Take in the sights of this 13.7km ancient city wall as you cycle through the most complete and preserved wall in China.

95) Denmark, Copenhagen: Renting Goboats

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Be your own captain and sail your own ship *ahem* boat around Copenhagen’s historical canals!

Cost: DKK 499/boat (~S$104) for an hour

96) France, Paris: Ice Skating at Le Grand Palais

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Le Grand Palais holds the world’s largest indoor ice-skating rink. It’s only open for a month from December to January, so be sure to give this experience a try before it closes!

Entrance Fee: Varies during the day

97) Kazakhstan, Almaty: Kolsai Lakes

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Aside from its wide deserts, Kazakhstan is also home to the Kolsai Lakes, a gorgeous system of three lakes so clear, it reflects the surrounding snowcapped mountains and trees.

Best Christmas Markets

98) France, Strasbourg: Strasbourg Christmas Market

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When it comes to the holiday spirit, Strasbourg sure does it right. It’s one of the longest one around, no wonder they call Strasbourg the Capital of Christmas!

99) Finland, Helsinki: Helsinki Christmas Market

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What’s Christmas if you don’t visit Santa Claus’ homeland? Soak up the Christmas spirit with markets in front of Helsinki’s famed cathedral.

100) Germany, Dresden: Striezelmarkt

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Last but not least, have your fill of German beer, pork knuckle and currywursts in the oldest Christmas Market in Germany!

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