In this post, you will find my personal bucket list that’s filled with things I want to experience before I die. This list is a mix of attractions, wild animal experiences, islands, beaches and much more.

If you’re in search of inspiration to make your bucket list, then I’m sure you’ll get some new ideas.

At the bottom of this article, you will also find som handy tips on how to make your bucket list and what might be good to consider. 

Fun/Random Things To Do Before I Die

  • Go cliff diving
  • Swing from a rope into a lake 
  • Swim with wild sea turtles
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Ride a gondola in Venice
  • Jump off from a boat into the ocean
  • Visit a underwater restaurant
  • Water rafting
  • Go camping under the stars 
  • See an active volcano 
  • Stargaze in a zero light pollution zone
  • See a live tornado
  • Call from a phone booth in London 
  • Gamble in Las Vegas
  • Visit the Harry Potter World 
  • Go to Disney Land 
  • See Dracula’s Castle in Romania
  • Champagne tasting in Champagne
  • Port wine-tasting in Porto
  • Try zorbing in Rotorua, New Zeeland
  • Stay in a luxury hotel in Santorini
  • Go to a Drive-in Theatre
  • Dance tango in Argentina
  • Sit in a sauna in Finland
  • Travel with my best friend
  • Go skydiving
  • Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia
  • Drive down Lombard Street
  • Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Go on a road trip in Iceland
  • Road trip across North America
  • Drink vodka for breakfast in Russia
  • Picnic at the top of a mountain
  • Talk with a Buddhist monk about Life
  • Eat a popsicle in Antarctica
  • Join a Peruvian flute band
  • Visit a UFO site
  • Dance HulaHula in Hawaii
  • Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain
  • Visit all seven continents
  • Be in the front row of a concert
  • Go on a segway 
  • Visit a Pokemon Store in Japan
  • Become fluent in a third language
  • Wear traditional clothing in India
  • See the geisha’s in Kyoto
  • Move to Spain
  • Build an igloo
  • Watch Sumo wrestling in Japan
  • Try homestay
  • Stay at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
  • Stargaze at the observatory in Chile
  • Road trip along the Portuguese coast
  • Swim in every ocean
  • Stay in Hôtel de Glace
  • Visit Japan during sakura season 
  • Spend a night in a treehouse
  • Swing over world’s end in Ecuador
  • Explore a shipwreck
  • Experience zero gravity
  • Try flyboarding
  • Try paragliding
  • See a Broadway musical in New York
  • Ski in the Alps
  • Go zip lining with friends or family
  • Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  • Live with an African tribe
  • Go on a road trip with family/friends
  • Take my mom on a dream vacation
  • Travel with a campervan through NZ
  • Great Ocean Road in Australia
  • Laucala Island Resort in Fiji
  • Hike the Inca trail
  • Walk the Camino de Santiago

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 Attractions – Created by Man

  • Petra in Jordan 
  • Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Pompeii in Italy
  • Angkor in Cambodia
  • Moai Statues of Easter Island 
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa 
  • Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
  • Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow
  • Leshan Buddha Statue in China
  • Great Wall of China 
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Door to Hell in Turkmenistan
  • Rice Terraces in Bali
  • Bamboo Forest in Kyoto
  • Empire State Building in New York
  • Petronas Twin Towers in KL
  • Tiger Nest Temple in Bhutan 
  • Hagia Sophia in Istanbul
  • Berlin Wall Memorial in Berlin
  • St. Peter’s Church in Rome
  • Forum Romanum in Rome
  • Duomo di Milano in Milano
  • Akropolis in Athens
  • Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
  • Notre Dame in Paris
  • Arc de Triomphe in Paris
  • Pantheon in Italy
  • Times Square in New York
  • Burj al Arab in Dubai
  • The Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Rainbow Village, Taiwan
  • Burg Eltz in Germany
  • Hanging Temple in China
  • Abu Simbel in Egypt
  • Giza pyramids in Egypt
  • Old Bagan in Myanmar
  • Hobbiton in New Zeeland 
  • Vatican City in Italy
  • Wat Pho in Thailand
  • Colosseum in Rome
  • Chichen Itza in Mexico 
  • Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco
  • Brooklyn Bridge in New York
  • Dom Louis I Bridge in Porto
  • Bac Son Valley in Vietnam
  • Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
  • Nazca Lines in Peru
  • Tulips Field in Holland
  • Mount Rushmore in the USA
  • Wat Rong Khun in Thailand
  • Burj Khalifa in Dubai 
  • The Terracotta Army in Xi’an, China
  • Tian Tian Buddha in Hong Kong
  • Giant Leshan Buddha in China
  • Palace Alcazar in Seville
  • Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Statue of Liberty in New York
  • Trevi Fountain in Italy
  • Kalibiru in Yogyakarta
  • The Great Bazaar in Istanbul
  • Sultan Ahmet Mosque in Istanbul
  • The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest
  • Big Ben in London
  • Nyhavn in Copenhagen
  • Alberobello Village, Italy

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Attractions – Created by Mother Nature

  • Amazon Rainforest in South America
  • Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • Redwoods in the USA
  • Gros Morne National Park in Canada 
  • Lake Tekapo in New Zeeland 
  • Yellowstone in the USA
  • Trolltunga in Norway
  • Preikestolen in Norway 
  • Crystal Cave in Iceland
  • Gasadalur in the Faroe Islands
  • Rainbow Mountains in China
  • Pamukkale in Turkey
  • Northern Lights in Iceland
  • Baobab Avenue in Madagascar 
  • Great Blue Hole in Belize
  • Geysir in Iceland
  • Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves in USA
  • Tianzi Mountains in China 
  • Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia
  • Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  • Mount Fuji in Japan
  • American Samoa National Park
  • Plitvice National Park in Croatia
  • Thingvellir National Park in Iceland
  • Yosemite National Park in the USA
  • Svartifoss in Iceland
  • Sa Pa in Vietnam
  • Lake Ohrid in Macedonia
  • Rock of Gibraltar in Gibraltar/Spain
  • Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
  • Halong Bay in Vietnam
  • Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • Cenotes in Mexico
  • Lake Garda in Italy
  • Milky Way in Palau
  • Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
  • Mt. Everest in Nepal
  • Niagra Falls in the USA
  • The Sahara Desert in Africa
  • Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe
  • Gullfoss Falls in Iceland
  • Iguazu Falls in Argentina
  • Angel Falls in Venezuela
  • Havasu Falls in the United States
  • Kuang Si Falls in Laos
  • Horse Shoe Bend in the USA
  • Mount Huangshan in China 
  • Loch Ness in Scotland
  • Table Mountain in South Africa
  • Mekong Delta in Vietnam
  • Antarctica
  • Lake Hillier in Australia
  • To Sua Ocean Trench in Samoa
  • Ayers Rock in Uluru, Australia
  • Red Beach in Panjin, China
  • Moraine Lake in Canada
  • The Twelve Apostles in Australia
  • Masai Mara in Africa
  • The Okavango Delta in Botswana
  • Serengeti National Park in Tanzania
  • Banff National Park in Canada
  • Everglades in the USA
  • Antelope Canyon in the USA
  • Lake Eibsee in Germany
  • Lake Carezza in Italy
  • Ngorongoro in Africa
  • Lago di Braies in Italy
  • Patagonia National Park


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Islands & Beaches

  • Travel to Cuba in the Caribbean 
  • Bahamas in the British West Indies
  • Hawaii islands in the USA
  • Fraser Island in Australia
  • “Mamma Mia” Island in Greece
  • Bora Bora in French Polynesia
  • Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean
  • Punaluu Black Sand Beach in Hawaii
  • Visit Mont St. Michel in France
  • Whitsunday Islands in Australia
  • Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda
  • Puka Beach in Boracay
  • Cathedral Beach in Hawaii
  • Galapagos Islands in Ecuador
  • Phi Phi Island in Thailand
  • Palawan Island in the Philippines
  • Jeju Island in South Korea
  • Socotra Island in Yemen
  • Aogashima in Japan
  • Marieta Island in Mexico
  • Sea of Stars in Vaadhoo, Maldives  
  • Navagio Beach in Greece
  • Okinawa in Japan
  • Railey Beach in Thailand
  • Bohol in the Philippines
  • Maldives


Wild Animal Experiences

  • Whale watching
  • Quokkas on Rottnest Island
  • See a wild sloth
  • Visit a sanctuary for elephants
  • Safari in Africa
  • Glow Worm cave in New Zeeland
  • Sea turtles in Zakynthos
  • Penguins in Antarctica
  • Jigokudani Monkey Park in Japan
  • Become friends with a wild horse
  • See wild dolphins
  • Polar bears in the Artic
  • See a Tasmanian Devil in Tasmania
  • See orangutans in Borneo
  • See the gorillas in Uganda
  • Swim with wild dolphins
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Festivals & Holidays

  • Oktoberfest in Munich
  • Dia de Los Muertos in Mexico
  • Chinese New Year in China
  • Harbin Ice & Snow Festival in China
  • Kanamara Matsuri in Japan
  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
  • Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong
  • 17th of May in Oslo
  • Carnival in Rio
  • Holi Festival in India
  • Song Kran Festival in Thailand
  • Halloween in the USA
  • Yuki Matsuri Snow Festival in Japan
  • St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland




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Create your own Bucket List!

A Bucket List is something individual that contains personal interests, hopes, and dreams that you want to fulfill before you die. A bucket list is something personal, it varies from person to person depending on your interests and what you like as a person.

This should be your personal list, not a copy of someone else’s bucket list. Don’t write down things just because it’s a thing to do or because your friends wants to do something.

For Example; If you’re not sure if you want to go skydiving or not, don’t put it on your list. But if you’re sure that you want to be brave enough to go bungy jumping, then write it down!

Even though this should be your personal list, you can still get some inspiration from others, just to make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything. How big your bucket list should be and how many things you want to add is up to you. It varies from person to person.

Some people have specific criteria on how to check off an adventure, while some just go with the flow and take it as it comes. 

Write down your bucket list either digitally or on paper; you decide what’s best for you. I have my bucket list digitally, as it’s always handy on my phone and computer. And if I would like to have it on paper, I can just print it out!

A bucket list does not only have to contain things that you HAVE to do before you die. It can also include things that you are dreaming to do.

My bucket list is a combination of those two. I mix things that I have told myself to do, the things I’ve done and those things I’m dreaming of to experience. This way I can look back at my bucket list and remember all the incredible things I have done and look forward to the things I will experience in the future. 

Creating a bucket list is easy. Just write down those things that first come to your mind, get some inspiration and let your bucket list-creativity flow!

Good luck with creating your own bucket list, and happy travels!