In Asia and Europe, this is the ultimate travel bucket list for 2023.
Asia; Enjoy good food, friendly people, amazing architecture, and natural wonders all over Asia at these bucket list 2023 destinations..
Angkor Wat, Cambodia: Celebrities including Jackie Kennedy and Angelina Jolie have marvelled at this incredible location. This Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia was built in the 12th century and is world-famous for its unique architecture. The temple was dedicated to Vishnu for the Khmer Empire. It lies deserted today but is still a wonder to see.
Bali, Indonesia: The Island of the gods is famous for stunning sunsets, perfect surf spots, impressive waterfalls, and old temples. Many tourists come here on their own Eat, Pray, Love journey, to find themselves, do yoga, and discover wellness retreats. Bali is a paradise for every kind of traveler, whether you want to chill on the beach, trek up some mountains, or discover a unique culture Bali has something in store for you.
The Himalayas: The highest mountains in the world stretch over five countries: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Everyone should visit the Himalayas to experience the unique views. During a guided trek to either Annapurna or Everest Basecamp you will see some of the most breathtaking views of your life.
Seoul, South Korea: 9.9 million people live in Seoul and yet it is one of the cleanest cities in the world. It is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the world with modern architecture, interesting culture, and amazing food. Don’t miss out on bibimbap or an authentic Korean Barbecue.
Europe: There are many destinations in Europe that should be on your travel bucket list 2023, including Europeans themselves. These destinations are everything from very popular to very off the beaten track, so don’t miss out.
Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey: The Hagia Sophia has an interesting and impressive history. Originally, it was built as a Christian Cathedral in the 6th century. After shuffling between Christian and Orthodox churches, the Hagia Sophia was rebuilt to be a mosque in the 15th century. From 1935 to 2020 the building housed a museum and has been repurposed as Mosque in 2018. You can feel its vivid history on the European side of Istanbul and should definitely make a stop there when visiting the city.
Iceland: There are so many reasons to add Iceland to your travel bucket list: Waterfalls, volcanos, the Aurora, beautiful landscapes, and delicious coffee. The ultimate instagram destination.
Paris France: The city of love, cafés, and fashion – c’est Paris. If you’re in Paris for the first time you shouldn’t miss a visit to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.
Pompeii, Italy: In 79 AD an eruption of Mount Vesuvius covered the town of Pompeji under a layer of hot ash and lava. Today you can visit the ruins of the town and the petrified remains of townees as well as animals. The view of Mount Vesuvius is absolutely stunning and you will understand why the Romans built here.
Rome, Italy: When in Rome, you shouldn’t miss the fantastic food, ancient architecture and vivid history. See the Colosseum where gladiators fought each other (and animals like lions) for the joy of the people or discover the plethora of churches and cathedrals. Spend at least one day visiting the Vatican, the city-state within Rome, and see Michelangelo’s artwork in the Sixtine Chapel or St. Peter’s Cathedral where the pope preaches. You can find more tips and tricks for Italy in this La Dolce Vita Guide.
Scotland, United Kingdom: Scotland is a ruggedly beautiful place and has many hidden gems that need to be discovered. The best way to discover this stunning part of the UK is on a road trip. Start off in Edinburgh, then head up to the highlands, look for Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, and spend some days in the wind-scourged landscapes of the Isle of Skye. There are adventures waiting on every corner and if you’re a Harry Potter fan you’ll live it.