Lonely Planet’s ULTIMATE TRAVEL

I was gifted the ULTIMATE TRAVEL book from Lonely Planet by a family member, and have started cataloguing which places I’ve already been fortunate to visit . The book lists the 500 best places to see ranked by the website. I’ve added the goal to visit the top 100 to my travel bucket list and once I’m lucky enough to visit all of them, I’ll add the next 100. I have noticed that the number I’ve visited goes down each grouping of 100 due to each one including lesser known sites. Here I’ll list all of them out, and indicate which I’ve visited, so you can follow along with me. As of Jan. 2019, I’ve visited 55 total, just more than 10% of the list.

  • Temples of Angkor-Cambodia
  • Great Barrier Reef-Australia
  • Machu Picchu-Peru
  • Great Wall of China-China
  • Taj Mahal-India
  • Grand Canyon National Park-United States
  • Colosseum-Italy
  • Iguazú Falls-Brazil/Argentina
  • Alhambra-Spain
  • Aya Sofya-Turkey
  • Fez Medina-Morocco
  • Twelve Apostles-Australia
  • Petra-Jordan
  • Tikal-Guatemala
  • British Museum-England
  • Sagrada Familia-Spain
  • Fiordland National Park-New Zealand
  • Santorini-Greece
  • Galapagos Islands-Ecuador
  • Museum of Old and New Art-Australia
  • Yosemite National Park-United States
  • Dubrovnik Old City Walls-Croatia
  • Salar de Uyuni-Bolivia
  • Bagan-Myanmar (Burma)
  • Pyramids of Giza-Egypt
  • Piazza San Marco-Italy
  • Victoria Falls-Zimbabwe/Zambia
  • Acropolis-Greece
  • Chateau de Versailles-France
  • Djemaa el-Fna-Morocco
  • Hanoi Old Quarter-Vietnam
  • Cradle Mountain-Australia
  • Uluru-Australia
  • Charles Bridge-Czech Republic
  • Abel Tasman National Park-New Zealand
  • Lake District National Park-England
  • Louvre-France
  • Torres del Paine-Chile
  • Lake Baikal-Russia
  • Eiffel Tower-France
  • Pompeii-Italy
  • Habana Vieja-Cuba
  • Table Mountain-South Africa
  • Old Town Square-Czech Republic
  • Serengeti National Park-Tanzania
  • Hermitage-Russia
  • Bay of Kotor-Montenegro
  • Jaisalmer-India
  • Ngorongoro Crater-Tanzania
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park-Japan
  • Pantheon-Italy
  • Tate Modern-England
  • Naqsh-e Jahan-Iran
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge-China
  • Notre-Dame-France
  • Kakadu National Park-Australia
  • Sydney Opera House-Australia
  • Edinburgh Castle-Scotland
  • Anne Frank Huis-Netherlands
  • Jokulsárlón-Iceland
  • Yellowstone National Park-United States
  • Stonehenge-England
  • Berlin Wall-Germany
  • Isle of Skye-Scotland
  • Halong Bay-Vietnam
  • Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore-Italy
  • Cappadocia-Turkey
  • Ko Tao-Thailand
  • Palenque-Mexico
  • Ilulissat Kangerlua-Greenland
  • Mt Sinai-Egypt
  • Pao de Acúcar-Brazil
  • Mezquita-Spain
  • Lalibela-Ethiopia
  • Lake Bled-Slovenia
  • Arashiyama’s Bamboo Grove-Japan
  • Redwood National Park-United States
  • Chichén Itzá-Mexico
  • Masai Mara National Reserve-Kenya
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art-United States
  • Franz Josef & Fox Glacier-New Zealand
  • Valley of the Kings-Egypt
  • Hoi An Old Town-Vietnam
  • Monument Valley-United States
  • St Peter’s Basilica-Italy
  • Dome of the Rock-Israel
  • Red Square-Russia
  • Forbidden City-China
  • The Uffizi-Italy
  • Everest Base Camp-Nepal
  • Shwedagon Paya-Myanmar
  • The Pyramids of Teotihuacán-Mexico
  • Blue Lagoon-Iceland
  • Lake Wanaka-New Zealand
  • Abu Simbel-Egypt
  • Cimetiere De Pere Lachaise-France
  • Big Sur-United States
  • Matterhorn-Switzerland
  • Gamla Stan-Sweden
  • Okavango Delta-Botswana
  • Golden Gate Bridge-United States
  • Dashashwamedh Ghat-India
  • Giant’s Causeway-Northern Ireland
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau-Poland
  • Parque Nacional Corcovado-Costa Rica
  • Niagara Falls-Canada/United States
  • Potala Palace-Tibet
  • Bora Bora-French Polynesia
  • Empire State Building-United States
  • Budapest’s Thermal Baths-Hungary
  • Topkapi Palace-Turkey
  • Tallinn Old Town-Estonia
  • Stari Most-Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Ayuthaya-Thailand
  • Vatican Museums-Italy
  • Anakena Beach-Chile
  • The Peak-China
  • St Paul’s Cathedral-England
  • Meteora-Greece
  • Confucius Temple-China
  • Copper Canyon-Mexico
  • Cerro Fitz Roy-Argentina
  • Aiguille du Midi-France
  • Bryggen-Norway
  • Stewart Island-New Zealand
  • Durbar Square-Nepal
  • Bazaruto Archipelago-Mozambique
  • Prinsengracht Canal-Netherlands
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park-Croatia
  • Bay of Islands-New Zealand
  • Pantanal-Brazil
  • Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Nara-Japan
  • National Museum of Anthropology-Mexico
  • Skara Brae-Scotland
  • Geirangerfjord-Norway
  • Tayrona National Park-Colombia
  • Choquequirao-Peru
  • Ephesus-Turkey
  • Kruger National Park-South Africa
  • Tulum-Mexico
  • Tsukiji Market-Japan
  • Sintra-Portugal
  • Carcassonne Walled City-France
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island-United States
  • Vatnajokull National Park-Iceland
  • Bue Mosque-Turkey
  • Gion District-Japan
  • Grand Buddha-China
  • Actun Tunichil Muknal-Belize
  • Haida Gwaii-Canada
  • Bairro of Ribeira-Portugal
  • Koya-san-Japan
  • Mt Etna-Italy
  • Eiger-Switzerland
  • Walt Disney World-United States
  • Chernobyl-Ukraine
  • Shibuya Crossing-Japan
  • Valle de Viñales-Cuba
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein-Germany
  • Terracotta Warriors-China
  • Shackleton’s Hut-Antarctica
  • Icehotel-Sweden
  • Moraine Lake-Canada
  • Roman Baths-England
  • Chobe National Park-Botswana
  • Inle Lake-Myanmar (Burma)
  • Mt Kinabalu-Malaysia
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park-Vietnam
  • Royal Mile-Scotland
  • Cristo Redentor-Brazil
  • National Mall-United States
  • Prague Castle-Czech Republic
  • Ghana’s Slave Forts-Ghana
  • Brussels’ Grand Place-Belgium
  • Kinkaku-ji-Japan
  • Gullfoss-Iceland
  • Rocky Mountain National Park-United States
  • Egyptian Museum-Egypt
  • Gorges du Verdon-France
  • Amber Fort-India
  • Snowdonia-Wales
  • Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda
  • Xochimilco-Mexico
  • Glen Coe-Scotland
  • Mont Blanc-France
  • Karnak-Egypt
  • Gardens by the Bay-Singapore
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park-South Africa
  • York Minster-England
  • Van Gogh Museum-Netherlands
  • Sigiriya Rock-Sri Lanka
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple-India
  • Tbilisi Old Town-Georgia
  • Changdeokgung Palace-South Korea
  • Korea’s DMZ-South Korea/North Korea
  • Bodhnath Stupa-Nepal
  • Rynek Glowny-Poland
  • Mogao Caves-China
  • Wat Phou-Laos
  • Island of Goree-Senegal
  • Mont St-Michel-France
  • Blue Mountains National Park-Australia
  • Mozambique Island-Mozambique
  • Erg Chebbi Dunes-Morocco
  • Historic Centre of San Gimignano-Italy
  • Vasamuseet-Sweden
  • Portmeirion-Wales
  • Times Square-United States
  • Bacuit Archipelago-Philippines
  • Robben Island-South Africa
  • Borgarfjordur Eystri & Seydisfjordur-Iceland
  • Sossusvlei-Namibia
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine-Poland
  • Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi-Argentina
  • Jellyfish Lake-Palau
  • Vigelandsparken-Norway
  • Summer Palace-China
  • Old Quebec City-Canada
  • Canterbury Cathedral-England
  • Carthage-Tunisia
  • Reichstag-Germany
  • Virupaksha Temple-India
  • Malecon-Cuba
  • Bru na Boinne-Ireland
  • Museo del Prado-Spain
  • Lago de Atitlan-Guatemala
  • Gunung Leuser National Park-Indonesia
  • Alcatraz-United States
  • Piazza de Campo-Italy
  • Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle-Slovenia
  • Rila Monastery-Bulgaria
  • Bund-China
  • Rijksmuseum-Netherlands
  • Pont du Gard-France
  • Real Alcázar-Spain
  • Singapore Zoo-Singapore
  • Wadi Run-Jordan
  • Luxor Temple-Egypt
  • Natural History Museum-England
  • Old Delhi-India
  • Cinque Terre-Italy
  • Borobudur-Indonesia
  • Bosque Nuboso Monteverde-Costa Rica
  • Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio-Costa Rica
  • Milan’s Duomo-Italy
  • Burj Khalifa-Dubai
  • Djenné Mosque-Mali
  • Naoshima-Japan
  • Tajik National Park-Tajikstan
  • Silfra-Iceland
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Uganda
  • La Citadelle la Ferriere-Haiti
  • Gallipoli Cemeteries-Turkey
  • Davit Gareja-Georgia
  • Rhodes Old Town-Greece
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre-Israel
  • Registan-Uzbekistan
  • Itsukushima Jinja gate-Japan
  • Lincoln Memorial-United States
  • Chateau de Chenonceau-France
  • South Luangwa National Park-Zambia
  • Valle de la Luna-Chile
  • National September 11 Museum & Memorial-United States
  • Glaciar Perito Moreno-Argentina
  • Ningaloo Marine Park-Australia
  • Lóngji Rice Terraces-China
  • Mt McKinley (Denali)-United States
  • Athabasca Glacier-Canada
  • Timgad ruins-Algeria
  • Selous Games Reserve-Tanzania
  • Volcán Arenal-Costa Rica
  • Asa Wright Nature Centre-Trinidad & Tobago
  • Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa-Spain
  • Angel Falls-Venezuela
  • Yakushima-Japan
  • Whakarewarewa-New Zealand
  • Memento Park-Hungary
  • Death Valley National Park-United States
  • Ko Phi-Phi-Thailand
  • Waitomo Caves-New Zealand
  • Eden Project-England
  • Kizhi Pogost-Russia
  • Mt Kailash-Tibet
  • Rainbow Reef-Fiji
  • Te Papa Tongarewa-New Zealand
  • Ross Ice Shelf-Antarctica
  • Ras al-Jinz-Oman
  • Anse Vata-New Caledonia
  • Kilwa Kisiwani-Tanzania
  • Socotra Island-Yemen
  • Old Dhaka-Bangladesh
  • Underwater Sculpture Park-Grenada
  • Pulau Sipadan-Malaysia
  • St Davids Cathedral-Wales
  • Dead Sea-Jordan/Israel/Palastine
  • Kilimanjaro-Tanzania
  • Cologne Cathedral-Germany
  • Drakensberg Amphitheatre-South Africa
  • Parque Nacional Cotopaxi-Ecaudor
  • Chatuchak Weekend Market-Thailand
  • Parque Nacional Tortuguero-Costa Rica
  • Parc National d’Andringitra-Madagascar
  • Capri-Italy
  • Bamburgh Castle-England
  • Lake Geneva-Switzerland
  • Cu Chi Tunnels-Vietnam
  • Art Institute of Chicago-United States
  • Gros Piton-St Lucia
  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art-Denmark
  • Lower Zambezi National Park-Zambia
  • Temppeliaukio Kirkko-Finland
  • Petronas Towers-Malaysia
  • Calakmul-Mexico
  • Murchison Falls-Uganda
  • Caernarfon Castle-Wales
  • Ben Nevis-Scotland
  • Chitwan National Park-Nepal
  • Museo Guggenheim-Spain
  • Pulpit Rock-Norway
  • Bay of Fundy-Canada
  • Reed Islands-Peru
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque-Abu Dhabi
  • Cape Cod National Seashore-United States
  • Isla de Ometepe-Nicaragua
  • Wat Pho-Thailand
  • Golden Temple-India
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve-Botswana
  • Beit She-an-Israel
  • Majorelle Garden-Morocco
  • Bioluminescent Bays-Puerto Rico
  • Tian Tan Buddha-China
  • Makhtesh Ramon-Israel
  • Grotte De Lascaux-France
  • Jokhang Temple-Tibet
  • Kigali Memorial Centre-Rwanda
  • Lisbon’s Alfama-Portugal
  • Museo del Oro-Colombia
  • MuseumsQuartier-Austria
  • 798 Art District-China
  • D-Day Beaches-France
  • Bialowieza Forest-Poland
  • N Seoul Tower-South Korea
  • Lake Manasarovar-Tibet
  • Grossglockner Road-Austria
  • Pelourinho-Brazil
  • Glacier Skywalk-Canada
  • Casino de Monte Carlo-Monaco
  • Lahore Fort-Pakistan
  • Ishak Pasa Palace-Turkey
  • Mo’orea-French Polynesia
  • Snaefellsnes-Iceland
  • Himeji Castle-Japan
  • Sedlec Ossuary-Czech Republic
  • Ait Benhaddou-Morocco
  • Fatehpur Sikri-India
  • Blyde River Canyon-South Africa
  • Ancient Persepolis-Iran
  • Ao Phang-Nga-Thailand
  • Geysir-Iceland
  • Laka Malawi-Tanzania
  • Teatre-Museu Dalí-Spain
  • Karlstejn Castle-Czech Republic
  • Danube Delta-Romania
  • Blue Ridge Parkway-United States
  • Brecon Beacons-Wales
  • Kalemegdan-Serbia
  • Punakha Dzong-Bhutan
  • Glover’s Reef-Belize
  • Meeting of the Waters-Brazil
  • Baalbek-Lebanon
  • Museu Picasso-Spain
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos-Portugal
  • Tintern Abbey-Wales
  • Tosho-gu Shrine-Japan
  • Pamukkale-Turkey
  • Diocletian’s Palace-Croatia
  • Ruta de las Flores-El Salvador
  • Cliffs of Moher-Ireland
  • Isla del Sol-Bolivia
  • Jesuit missions of Trinidad and Jesus-Paraguay
  • Parque Nacional dos Lencóis Maranhenses-Brazil
  • Polonnaruwa-Sri Lanka
  • Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela-Spain
  • Komodo National Park-Indonesia
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum-Scotland
  • Copán-Honduras
  • Hill of Crosses-Lithuania
  • Wolf’s Lair-Poland
  • Cartagena Old Town-Colombia
  • Tsarskoe Selo-Russia
  • Mt Rushmore-United States
  • Butrint-Albania
  • Burgess Shale-Canada
  • Loch Lomond-Scotland
  • Blue Hole-Belize
  • Thiksey Monastery-India
  • National Palace Museum-Taiwan
  • Hadrian’s Wall-England
  • Galle Fort-Sri Lanka
  • Great Zimbabwe-Zimbabwe
  • Swayambhunath-Nepal
  • Tuol Sleng & the Killing Fields-Cambodia
  • Standing Stones of Callanish-Scotland
  • Avebury Stone Circle-England
  • Caracol-Belize
  • Malbork Castle-Poland
  • Temple of the Tooth-Sri Lanka
  • La Boca district-Argentina
  • Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre-Azerbaijan
  • Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar-China
  • Bardo National Museum-Tunisia
  • Salzwelten-Austria
  • Khao Sok National Park-Thailand
  • Mansudae Grand Monument-North Korea
  • Etosha National Park-Namibia
  • Port Arthur-Australia
  • Jungfraujoch-Switzerland
  • Phu Quoc Island-Vietnam
  • Melk Abbey-Austria
  • Nazca Lines-Peru
  • Cementerio de la Recoleta-Argentina
  • Altun Ha-Belize
  • Khongoryn Els-Mongolia
  • Titanic Belfast-Northern Ireland
  • Zwinger-Germany
  • Skeleton Coast-Namivia
  • Iona-Scotland
  • Stirling Castle-Scotland
  • Zócalo-Mexico
  • Nyungwe Forest National Park-Rwanda
  • St Fagans National History Museum-Wales
  • Eisriesenwelt-Austria
  • Pafos Archaeological Site-Cyprus
  • Lavena Coastal Walk-Fiji
  • Brandenburg Gate-Germany
  • Amboseli National Park-Kenya
  • Ifugao (Banaue) Rice Terraces-Philippines
  • Carpathian Naitonal Nature Park-Ukraine
  • Segovia’s Acueducto-Spain
  • Ipanema Beach-Brazil
  • Matmata-Tunisia
  • Everglades National Park-United States
  • Sea of Galilee-Israel
  • Ostrog Monastery-Montenegro
  • Kinderdijk Windmills-Netherlands
  • Church of Sveti Jovan Bigorksi-Macedonia
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum-Malta
  • Taipei 101-Taiwan
  • Si Phan Don-Laos
  • Church on the Spilled Blood-Russia
  • Archipiélago de San Blas-Panama
  • Kyevo-Pecherska Lavra-Ukraine
  • Horton Plains & World’s End-Sri Lanka
  • Mr Roraima-Venezuela/Brazil/Guyana
  • Nizwa Fort-Oman
  • Bucovina Monasteries-Romania
  • L’Anse aux Meadows-Canada
  • Black Forest-Germany
  • Mt Fuji-Japan
  • The Mighty Volcano (Piton de la Fournaise)-France
  • Mt Kenyz-Kenya
  • Kalon Minaret-Uzbekistan
  • Trakai Castle-Lithuania
  • El-Jem-Tunisia
  • Schilthorn-Switzerland
  • Griffith Observatory-United States
  • Tower of London-England
  • Trinity College-Ireland
  • Capital Castles-Luxembourg
  • Camp Nou-Spain
  • Panama Canal-Panama
  • Bay Islands-Honduras
  • Monet’s Garden-France
  • Grouse Mountain-Canada
  • Graceland-United States
  • To Sua Ocean Trench-Samoa
  • Plaza Mayor-Cuba
  • Flanders Fields-Belgium/France
  • Pol-e Khaju-Iran
  • Sanduny Baths-Russia
  • Cañón del Colca-Peru
  • Spis Castle-Slovakia
  • Aletsch Glacier-Switzerland
  • Mt Ararat-Turkey
  • Stingray City-Cayman Islands
  • Foteviken Viking Reserve-Sweden
  • Wawel Castle-Poland
  • Rock-Hewn Churhes of Tigray-Ethiopia
  • Isla Mujeres-Mexico
  • Fingal’s Cave-Scotland
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa-Italy
  • Orheiul Vechi-Moldova
  • Musé Océanographique de Monaco-Monaco
  • Oslo Opera House-Norway
  • Kolmanskop-Namibia
  • Mutrah Souq-Oman
  • Rock of Cashel-Ireland
  • Erdene Zuu Khiid-Mongolia
  • Grand Palace-Thailand
  • Independence National Historic Park-United States

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