50 Travel Bucket List Items to Inspire Your Vacations

Visit Pompeii in Italy.

50 Travel Bucket List Items to Inspire Your Vacations

Before you “kick the bucket”, you probably have a few things that you still want to accomplish and thus, you’ve placed them on your travel bucket list. If you’re not terrified of heights (like me), you may want to climb Mount Everest. Or perhaps you want to escape to a wilderness cabin. If you aren’t sure what to put on your travel bucket list, I have some inspiration for you gathered from 50 travel bucket list items that I’ve crossed off my list. (Except for the ones I want to do again!) 😉

50 Travel Bucket List Items

50 Travel Bucket List Items

I’m truly grateful that these items have been crossed off my list. I hope you add some of these to your list too.

Ancient Sites

1. Visited Stonehenge on a day trip from London.

2. Visited Carthage and Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia, Africa.

3. Explored Pompeii in Italy.

Visit Pompeii in Italy.
Pompeii was amazing.

4. Sailed into the port at Valletta, Malta.

Reverse bucket List: It's like sailing back in time as your ship sails into the Grand Harbor at Valletta, Malta.
Sailing into the Grand Harbor, Malta.

5. Toured The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota.

6. Saw the Roman Colosseum.

Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy. A bucket list item crossed off.
Roman Colosseum

Natural Wonders

7. Stared in awe at Niagara Falls from both the U.S. and Canada sides.

8. Walked around Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.

9. Spent time horse back riding in Wyoming.

Great horseback riding for families at Bill Cody Ranch in Wyoming.
Horseback riding at Bill Cody Ranch in Wyoming

10. Saw amazing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park.

11. Gazed out on the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

12. Saw cherry blossoms in full bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC.

13. Went whale watching from Provincetown, MA.

14. Drove through the Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

15. Hiked in Zion National Park, Utah.

Emerald Pools Trails in Zion National Park in Utah
The Virgin River on the Emerald Pools Trail in Zion.

Strange History

16. Contemplated logistics in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.

17. Took a picture of a ghost at Farnsworth House, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

18. Looked for aliens in Roswell, New Mexico.

UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico
UFO Museum

Artistic Entertainment

19. Saw Phantom of the Opera in Toronto, Canada.

20. Saw a Broadway play in NYC.

Ocean Life

21. Swam with dolphins while visiting Grand Bahama Island.

22. Took our son for his first ocean trip to Ocean City, Maryland.

Baby's first trip to the ocean
First trip to the ocean

23. Rented beautiful beach houses in the Outer Banks, NC.

24. Snorkeled in the Bahamas.

25. Traveled solo on a seven night Caribbean cruise with Disney Cruise Line.

Amazing Architecture

26. Traveled by train to Pisa and saw the Leaning Tower.

Take the classic picture holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

27. Kissed my husband under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

28. Gazed up at the oculus in the Pantheon, Rome, Italy.

29. Spent a beautiful day at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

Museum Collections

30. Visited the British Museum in London.

31. Toured the Louvre and saw the Mona Lisa in Paris, France.

Mona Lisa Painting at the Louvre
There she is!

32. Visited the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Castles and Royalty

33. Saw the Queen of England in London.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for the State Opening of Parliament
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leave Buckingham Palace for the State Opening of Parliament

34. Saw Princess Diana’s wedding gown on display in St. Louis, Missouri.

35. Contemplated history at the Tower of London.

36. Visited Windsor castle.

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Movies and Literature

37. Rode a train then double decker bus to the Warner Bros. Studios Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.

Travel Theme Ideas for vacation
Choose YOUR travel themed vacation!

Military Might

38. Descended into the Delta-01 Launch Control Facility at the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in South Dakota.

39. Went aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, California.

40. Toured the Churchill War Rooms in London.

Churchill War Rooms in London, England
Walk in Churchill’s footsteps.

Transportation

41. Rode a trolley in San Francisco.

Food and Beverages

42. Drank hot chocolate in Barcelona, Spain.

American History

43. Visited the D-Day beaches, near Normandy, France.

Utah Beach was one of five landing zones during D-Day Normandy Invasion
Remembering D-Day at Utah Beach.

44. Enjoyed living history at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, VA.

45. Experienced a candlelit evening of colonial dance at the Governor’s Palace, Williamsburg, Virginia.

46. Went to a Memorial Day ceremony in the dark at Mount Rushmore.

Starring Nights

47. Saw the Milky Way from Bryce Canyon.

48. Saw a rocket launch (twice) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

New Horizons launches from Cape Canaveral in January 2006.
New Horizons Rocket Launch, January 2006.

Victorian Elegance

49. Rode in Cinderella’s Coach between Disney’s Grand Floridan Resort and Disney’s Wedding Pavilion at Walt Disney for our vow renewal.

Riding in Cinderella's Coach was a travel bucket list item for our family.
Cinderella’s Coach arrives The Wedding Pavilion for our 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal

50. Stayed at Prince of Wales Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Now I can’t wait to hear what’s on your travel bucket list. Tell me one unique item on your list!

Kimberly LaPaglia

Kimberly shared her passion for Disney when she was selected for the inaugural Walt Disney World Moms Panel and then as the first Disney Cruise Line panelist. As a Disney Mom, she helped countless families plan their own dream-filled journeys. Blending her love for research, travel, and writing, Kim has been an editor for Disney Food Blog for nearly 8 years. At The Castle Concierge, she blogs about travel, parenting, celebrations, and the road to empty nesting.

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