The best bucket list travel ideas for 2020

Today let’s talk about the best bucket list travel ideas for 2020! I know that the current situation is really annoying and that you’re stuck at home. I’m sure that you are also dreaming about traveling again. But isn’t it the best time to get inspired and start to plan your next trips for 2020?

In this post, I’ll give you the best bucket list travel ideas to do at least once in your life! I hope this will inspire you to travel again when the situation gets better. But also that it will be a good way to escape mentally this quarantine! Let’s start! 😉

The best bucket list travel ideas for 2020

1 Flying in a seaplane in the Maldives

Firstly, let’s talk about this amazing moment in the Maldives when we were flying in a Seaplane above coral reefs and Attols. It was sincerely one of the best travel experiences we had! We had the chance to admire the coral reefs, the Attols and the different shades of blue from above. We went from the airport to our hotel island and for 30 minutes we enjoyed the beautiful view.

If you are dreaming about this amazing bucket list travel idea, read our complete Maldives travel guide!

2 Scuba diving in a coral reef

Diving in a coral reef is probably the best travel experience we ever had. We decided to dive for the first time in the Bahamas a few years ago and it became a real passion for us two! We fell in love with the sensation of being underwater, discovering this unknown world. And especially having the chance to admire marine animals in their natural habitat. If you love turtles, sharks, rays, dolphins or colorful fishes, you should try diving at least once in your life! Maybe you will discover a new passion who knows?

Read our complete post about why you should try scuba diving?

3 Sleeping in the desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Visiting Jordan was one of the highlights of our year. And especially exploring the desert of Wadi Rum and sleeping in a typical Bedouin tent. Sleeping in the middle of the desert in a simple tent was an authentic and unique experience. Also, we had an amazing time with Bedouins, talking about their culture, their country, the life in the desert.

4 Visiting Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world

Visiting Petra was on the top of my bucket list travel ideas for years and I was not disappointed! The treasury of Petra, which is one of the seven wonders of the world is a must to visit! This place is absolutely incredible. Walking through the Siq and discovering the treasury is a magical moment. Also, I highly advise you to go to the Petra by Night show.

If you are dreaming about visiting Jordan, check out our complete Jordan travel guide.

5 Riding on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey

Then, riding on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia is also a magical experience! And this should be on your travel bucket list! You need to do this once in your life! Flying above the beautiful village of Göreme with the colors of the sunrise is unforgettable.

Read our post about flying in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia

6 Visiting an elephant sanctuary in Thailand

Also, visit an elephant sanctuary in Asia and particularly in Thailand is a beautiful travel experience. Unfortunately, elephants are not treated well in Asia, to entertain tourists. This is why ethical elephant sanctuaries are acting to protect these animals and offer them a better life in their natural habitat.

Make some researches before visiting an elephant sanctuary and make sure this is an ethical sanctuary. You can read our complete Thailand travel guide.

7 Floating in the Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea is an awesome travel experience and this should really be on your bucket list travel ideas! The water is so salted that we can easily foat without effort. It’s really fun and surprising at the same time.

Read our post: visit the Dead Sea in Jordan

8 Visiting a waterfall

Hiking to a waterfall is also an awesome travel experience. I particularly loved huge tropical waterfalls with vegetation. How beautiful are these waterfalls in Bali? They are Munduk waterfall and Leke Leke near Ubud.

If you also love waterfalls, read our post about our ultimate Bali travel guide.

9 Ride on a long tail boat in Thailand

Then, riding on a long tail boat is an awesome travel experience! Exploring the beautiful islands in Thailand in one of these typical boats is amazing!

Read our post: visit Krabi in Thailand: the best spots to see and activities to do!

10 Road tripping in Italy

To end these bucket list travel ideas, let’s talk about road tripping in Italy! It’s also one of our best travel experiences! We absolutely love Italy, the landscapes and the Italian culture. This is why we have done 2 road trips in Italy: one from the Cinque Terre to the Amalfi Coast. And another this year from Tuscany, to Venice and we ended the trip in the Dolomites.

Read our post about our road trip through Italy.

The best bucket list travel ideas for 2020

I hope you love these best bucket list travel ideas all over the world! If you have more ideas, share your experiences with us and let us know in the comments! 😉

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