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 54 total, just more than 10% of the list.

  1. Temples of Angkor-Cambodia
  2. Great Barrier Reef-Australia
  3. Machu Picchu-Peru
  4. Great Wall of China-China
  5. Taj Mahal-India
  6. Grand Canyon National Park-United States
  7. Colosseum-Italy
  8. Iguazú Falls-Brazil/Argentina
  9. Alhambra-Spain
  10. Aya Sofya-Turkey
  11. Fez Medina-Morocco
  12. Twelve Apostles-Australia
  13. Petra-Jordan
  14. Tikal-Guatemala
  15. British Museum-England
  16. Sagrada Familia-Spain
  17. Fiordland National Park-New Zealand
  18. Santorini-Greece
  19. Galapagos Islands-Ecuador
  20. Museum of Old and New Art-Australia
  21. Yosemite National Park-United States
  22. Dubrovnik Old City Walls-Croatia
  23. Salar de Uyuni-Bolivia
  24. Bagan-Myanmar (Burma)
  25. Pyramids of Giza-Egypt
  26. Piazza San Marco-Italy
  27. Victoria Falls-Zimbabwe/Zambia
  28. Acropolis-Greece
  29. Chateau de Versailles-France
  30. Djemaa el-Fna-Morocco
  31. Hanoi Old Quarter-Vietnam
  32. Cradle Mountain-Australia
  33. Uluru-Australia
  34. Charles Bridge-Czech Republic
  35. Abel Tasman National Park-New Zealand
  36. Lake District National Park-England
  37. Louvre-France
  38. Torres del Paine-Chile
  39. Lake Baikal-Russia
  40. Eiffel Tower-France
  41. Pompeii-Italy
  42. Habana Vieja-Cuba
  43. Table Mountain-South Africa
  44. Old Town Square-Czech Republic
  45. Serengeti National Park-Tanzania
  46. Hermitage-Russia
  47. Bay of Kotor-Montenegro
  48. Jaisalmer-India
  49. Ngorongoro Crater-Tanzania
  50. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park-Japan
  51. Pantheon-Italy
  52. Tate Modern-England
  53. Naqsh-e Jahan-Iran
  54. Tiger Leaping Gorge-China
  55. Notre-Dame-France
  56. Kakadu National Park-Australia
  57. Sydney Opera House-Australia
  58. Edinburgh Castle-Scotland
  59. Anne Frank Huis-Netherlands
  60. Jokulsárlón-Iceland
  61. Yellowstone National Park-United States
  62. Stonehenge-England
  63. Berlin Wall-Germany
  64. Isle of Skye-Scotland
  65. Halong Bay-Vietnam
  66. Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore-Italy
  67. Cappadocia-Turkey
  68. Ko Tao-Thailand
  69. Palenque-Mexico
  70. Ilulissat Kangerlua-Greenland
  71. Mt Sinai-Egypt
  72. Pao de Acúcar-Brazil
  73. Mezquita-Spain
  74. Lalibela-Ethiopia
  75. Lake Bled-Slovenia
  76. Arashiyama’s Bamboo Grove-Japan
  77. Redwood National Park-United States
  78. Chichén Itzá-Mexico
  79. Masai Mara National Reserve-Kenya
  80. Metropolitan Museum of Art-United States
  81. Franz Josef & Fox Glacier-New Zealand
  82. Valley of the Kings-Egypt
  83. Hoi An Old Town-Vietnam
  84. Monument Valley-United States
  85. St Peter’s Basilica-Italy
  86. Dome of the Rock-Israel
  87. Red Square-Russia
  88. Forbidden City-China
  89. The Uffizi-Italy
  90. Everest Base Camp-Nepal
  91. Shwedagon Paya-Myanmar
  92. The Pyramids of Teotihuacán-Mexico
  93. Blue Lagoon-Iceland
  94. Lake Wanaka-New Zealand
  95. Abu Simbel-Egypt
  96. Cimetiere De Pere Lachaise-France
  97. Big Sur-United States
  98. Matterhorn-Switzerland
  99. Gamla Stan-Sweden
  100. Okavango Delta-Botswana
  101. Golden Gate Bridge-United States
  102. Dashashwamedh Ghat-India
  103. Giant’s Causeway-Northern Ireland
  104. Auschwitz-Birkenau-Poland
  105. Parque Nacional Corcovado-Costa Rica
  106. Niagara Falls-Canada/United States
  107. Potala Palace-Tibet
  108. Bora Bora-French Polynesia
  109. Empire State Building-United States
  110. Budapest’s Thermal Baths-Hungary
  111. Topkapi Palace-Turkey
  112. Tallinn Old Town-Estonia
  113. Stari Most-Bosnia-Herzegovina
  114. Ayuthaya-Thailand
  115. Vatican Museums-Italy
  116. Anakena Beach-Chile
  117. The Peak-China
  118. St Paul’s Cathedral-England
  119. Meteora-Greece
  120. Confucius Temple-China
  121. Copper Canyon-Mexico
  122. Cerro Fitz Roy-Argentina
  123. Aiguille du Midi-France
  124. Bryggen-Norway
  125. Stewart Island-New Zealand
  126. Durbar Square-Nepal
  127. Bazaruto Archipelago-Mozambique
  128. Prinsengracht Canal-Netherlands
  129. Plitvice Lakes National Park-Croatia
  130. Bay of Islands-New Zealand
  131. Pantanal-Brazil
  132. Daibutsu (Great Buddha) of Nara-Japan
  133. National Museum of Anthropology-Mexico
  134. Skara Brae-Scotland
  135. Geirangerfjord-Norway
  136. Tayrona National Park-Colombia
  137. Choquequirao-Peru
  138. Ephesus-Turkey
  139. Kruger National Park-South Africa
  140. Tulum-Mexico
  141. Tsukiji Market-Japan
  142. Sintra-Portugal
  143. Carcassonne Walled City-France
  144. Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island-United States
  145. Vatnajokull National Park-Iceland
  146. Bue Mosque-Turkey
  147. Gion District-Japan
  148. Grand Buddha-China
  149. Actun Tunichil Muknal-Belize
  150. Haida Gwaii-Canada
  151. Bairro of Ribeira-Portugal
  152. Koya-san-Japan
  153. Mt Etna-Italy
  154. Eiger-Switzerland
  155. Walt Disney World-United States
  156. Chernobyl-Ukraine
  157. Shibuya Crossing-Japan
  158. Valle de Viñales-Cuba
  159. Schloss Neuschwanstein-Germany
  160. Terracotta Warriors-China
  161. Shackleton’s Hut-Antarctica
  162. Icehotel-Sweden
  163. Moraine Lake-Canada
  164. Roman Baths-England
  165. Chobe National Park-Botswana
  166. Inle Lake-Myanmar (Burma)
  167. Mt Kinabalu-Malaysia
  168. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park-Vietnam
  169. Royal Mile-Scotland
  170. Cristo Redentor-Brazil
  171. National Mall-United States
  172. Prague Castle-Czech Republic
  173. Ghana’s Slave Forts-Ghana
  174. Brussels’ Grand Place-Belgium
  175. Kinkaku-ji-Japan
  176. Gullfoss-Iceland
  177. Rocky Mountain National Park-United States
  178. Egyptian Museum-Egypt
  179. Gorges du Verdon-France
  180. Amber Fort-India
  181. Snowdonia-Wales
  182. Volcanoes National Park-Rwanda
  183. Xochimilco-Mexico
  184. Glen Coe-Scotland
  185. Mont Blanc-France
  186. Karnak-Egypt
  187. Gardens by the Bay-Singapore
  188. iSimangaliso Wetland Park-South Africa
  189. York Minster-England
  190. Van Gogh Museum-Netherlands
  191. Sigiriya Rock-Sri Lanka
  192. Meenakshi Amman Temple-India
  193. Tbilisi Old Town-Georgia
  194. Changdeokgung Palace-South Korea
  195. Korea’s DMZ-South Korea/North Korea
  196. Bodhnath Stupa-Nepal
  197. Rynek Glowny-Poland
  198. Mogao Caves-China
  199. Wat Phou-Laos
  200. Island of Goree-Senegal
  201. Mont St-Michel-France
  202. Blue Mountains National Park-Australia
  203. Mozambique Island-Mozambique
  204. Erg Chebbi Dunes-Morocco
  205. Historic Centre of San Gimignano-Italy
  206. Vasamuseet-Sweden
  207. Portmeirion-Wales
  208. Times Square-United States
  209. Bacuit Archipelago-Philippines
  210. Robben Island-South Africa
  211. Borgarfjordur Eystri & Seydisfjordur-Iceland
  212. Sossusvlei-Namibia
  213. Wieliczka Salt Mine-Poland
  214. Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi-Argentina
  215. Jellyfish Lake-Palau
  216. Vigelandsparken-Norway
  217. Summer Palace-China
  218. Old Quebec City-Canada
  219. Canterbury Cathedral-England
  220. Carthage-Tunisia
  221. Reichstag-Germany
  222. Virupaksha Temple-India
  223. Malecon-Cuba
  224. Bru na Boinne-Ireland
  225. Museo del Prado-Spain
  226. Lago de Atitlan-Guatemala
  227. Gunung Leuser National Park-Indonesia
  228. Alcatraz-United States
  229. Piazza de Campo-Italy
  230. Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle-Slovenia
  231. Rila Monastery-Bulgaria
  232. Bund-China
  233. Rijksmuseum-Netherlands
  234. Pont du Gard-France
  235. Real Alcázar-Spain
  236. Singapore Zoo-Singapore
  237. Wadi Run-Jordan
  238. Luxor Temple-Egypt
  239. Natural History Museum-England
  240. Old Delhi-India
  241. Cinque Terre-Italy
  242. Borobudur-Indonesia
  243. Bosque Nuboso Monteverde-Costa Rica
  244. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio-Costa Rica
  245. Milan’s Duomo-Italy
  246. Burj Khalifa-Dubai
  247. Djenné Mosque-Mali
  248. Naoshima-Japan
  249. Tajik National Park-Tajikstan
  250. Silfra-Iceland
  251. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park-Uganda
  252. La Citadelle la Ferriere-Haiti
  253. Gallipoli Cemeteries-Turkey
  254. Davit Gareja-Georgia
  255. Rhodes Old Town-Greece
  256. Church of the Holy Sepulchre-Israel
  257. Registan-Uzbekistan
  258. Itsukushima Jinja gate-Japan
  259. Lincoln Memorial-United States
  260. Chateau de Chenonceau-France
  261. South Luangwa National Park-Zambia
  262. Valle de la Luna-Chile
  263. National September 11 Museum & Memorial-United States
  264. Glaciar Perito Moreno-Argentina
  265. Ningaloo Marine Park-Australia
  266. Lóngji Rice Terraces-China
  267. Mt McKinley (Denali)-United States
  268. Athabasca Glacier-Canada
  269. Timgad ruins-Algeria
  270. Selous Games Reserve-Tanzania
  271. Volcán Arenal-Costa Rica
  272. Asa Wright Nature Centre-Trinidad & Tobago
  273. Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa-Spain
  274. Angel Falls-Venezuela
  275. Yakushima-Japan
  276. Whakarewarewa-New Zealand
  277. Memento Park-Hungary
  278. Death Valley National Park-United States
  279. Ko Phi-Phi-Thailand
  280. Waitomo Caves-New Zealand
  281. Eden Project-England
  282. Kizhi Pogost-Russia
  283. Mt Kailash-Tibet
  284. Rainbow Reef-Fiji
  285. Te Papa Tongarewa-New Zealand
  286. Ross Ice Shelf-Antarctica
  287. Ras al-Jinz-Oman
  288. Anse Vata-New Caledonia
  289. Kilwa Kisiwani-Tanzania
  290. Socotra Island-Yemen
  291. Old Dhaka-Bangladesh
  292. Underwater Sculpture Park-Grenada
  293. Pulau Sipadan-Malaysia
  294. St Davids Cathedral-Wales
  295. Dead Sea-Jordan/Israel/Palastine
  296. Kilimanjaro-Tanzania
  297. Cologne Cathedral-Germany
  298. Drakensberg Amphitheatre-South Africa
  299. Parque Nacional Cotopaxi-Ecaudor
  300. Chatuchak Weekend Market-Thailand
  301. Parque Nacional Tortuguero-Costa Rica
  302. Parc National d’Andringitra-Madagascar
  303. Capri-Italy
  304. Bamburgh Castle-England
  305. Lake Geneva-Switzerland
  306. Cu Chi Tunnels-Vietnam
  307. Art Institute of Chicago-United States
  308. Gros Piton-St Lucia
  309. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art-Denmark
  310. Lower Zambezi National Park-Zambia
  311. Temppeliaukio Kirkko-Finland
  312. Petronas Towers-Malaysia
  313. Calakmul-Mexico
  314. Murchison Falls-Uganda
  315. Caernarfon Castle-Wales
  316. Ben Nevis-Scotland
  317. Chitwan National Park-Nepal
  318. Museo Guggenheim-Spain
  319. Pulpit Rock-Norway
  320. Bay of Fundy-Canada
  321. Reed Islands-Peru
  322. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque-Abu Dhabi
  323. Cape Cod National Seashore-United States
  324. Isla de Ometepe-Nicaragua
  325. Wat Pho-Thailand
  326. Golden Temple-India
  327. Central Kalahari Game Reserve-Botswana
  328. Beit She-an-Israel
  329. Majorelle Garden-Morocco
  330. Bioluminescent Bays-Puerto Rico
  331. Tian Tan Buddha-China
  332. Makhtesh Ramon-Israel
  333. Grotte De Lascaux-France
  334. Jokhang Temple-Tibet
  335. Kigali Memorial Centre-Rwanda
  336. Lisbon’s Alfama-Portugal
  337. Museo del Oro-Colombia
  338. MuseumsQuartier-Austria
  339. 798 Art District-China
  340. D-Day Beaches-France
  341. Bialowieza Forest-Poland
  342. N Seoul Tower-South Korea
  343. Lake Manasarovar-Tibet
  344. Grossglockner Road-Austria
  345. Pelourinho-Brazil
  346. Glacier Skywalk-Canada
  347. Casino de Monte Carlo-Monaco
  348. Lahore Fort-Pakistan
  349. Ishak Pasa Palace-Turkey
  350. Mo’orea-French Polynesia
  351. Snaefellsnes-Iceland
  352. Himeji Castle-Japan
  353. Sedlec Ossuary-Czech Republic
  354. Ait Benhaddou-Morocco
  355. Fatehpur Sikri-India
  356. Blyde River Canyon-South Africa
  357. Ancient Persepolis-Iran
  358. Ao Phang-Nga-Thailand
  359. Geysir-Iceland
  360. Laka Malawi-Tanzania
  361. Teatre-Museu Dalí-Spain
  362. Karlstejn Castle-Czech Republic
  363. Danube Delta-Romania
  364. Blue Ridge Parkway-United States
  365. Brecon Beacons-Wales
  366. Kalemegdan-Serbia
  367. Punakha Dzong-Bhutan
  368. Glover’s Reef-Belize
  369. Meeting of the Waters-Brazil
  370. Baalbek-Lebanon
  371. Museu Picasso-Spain
  372. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos-Portugal
  373. Tintern Abbey-Wales
  374. Tosho-gu Shrine-Japan
  375. Pamukkale-Turkey
  376. Diocletian’s Palace-Croatia
  377. Ruta de las Flores-El Salvador
  378. Cliffs of Moher-Ireland
  379. Isla del Sol-Bolivia
  380. Jesuit missions of Trinidad and Jesus-Paraguay
  381. Parque Nacional dos Lencóis Maranhenses-Brazil
  382. Polonnaruwa-Sri Lanka
  383. Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela-Spain
  384. Komodo National Park-Indonesia
  385. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum-Scotland
  386. Copán-Honduras
  387. Hill of Crosses-Lithuania
  388. Wolf’s Lair-Poland
  389. Cartagena Old Town-Colombia
  390. Tsarskoe Selo-Russia
  391. Mt Rushmore-United States
  392. Butrint-Albania
  393. Burgess Shale-Canada
  394. Loch Lomond-Scotland
  395. Blue Hole-Belize
  396. Thiksey Monastery-India
  397. National Palace Museum-Taiwan
  398. Hadrian’s Wall-England
  399. Galle Fort-Sri Lanka
  400. Great Zimbabwe-Zimbabwe
  401. Swayambhunath-Nepal
  402. Tuol Sleng & the Killing Fields-Cambodia
  403. Standing Stones of Callanish-Scotland
  404. Avebury Stone Circle-England
  405. Caracol-Belize
  406. Malbork Castle-Poland
  407. Temple of the Tooth-Sri Lanka
  408. La Boca district-Argentina
  409. Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre-Azerbaijan
  410. Kashgar’s Grand Bazaar-China
  411. Bardo National Museum-Tunisia
  412. Salzwelten-Austria
  413. Khao Sok National Park-Thailand
  414. Mansudae Grand Monument-North Korea
  415. Etosha National Park-Namibia
  416. Port Arthur-Australia
  417. Jungfraujoch-Switzerland
  418. Phu Quoc Island-Vietnam
  419. Melk Abbey-Austria
  420. Nazca Lines-Peru
  421. Cementerio de la Recoleta-Argentina
  422. Altun Ha-Belize
  423. Khongoryn Els-Mongolia
  424. Titanic Belfast-Northern Ireland
  425. Zwinger-Germany
  426. Skeleton Coast-Namivia
  427. Iona-Scotland
  428. Stirling Castle-Scotland
  429. Zócalo-Mexico
  430. Nyungwe Forest National Park-Rwanda
  431. St Fagans National History Museum-Wales
  432. Eisriesenwelt-Austria
  433. Pafos Archaeological Site-Cyprus
  434. Lavena Coastal Walk-Fiji
  435. Brandenburg Gate-Germany
  436. Amboseli National Park-Kenya
  437. Ifugao (Banaue) Rice Terraces-Philippines
  438. Carpathian Naitonal Nature Park-Ukraine
  439. Segovia’s Acueducto-Spain
  440. Ipanema Beach-Brazil
  441. Matmata-Tunisia
  442. Everglades National Park-United States
  443. Sea of Galilee-Israel
  444. Ostrog Monastery-Montenegro
  445. Kinderdijk Windmills-Netherlands
  446. Church of Sveti Jovan Bigorksi-Macedonia
  447. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum-Malta
  448. Taipei 101-Taiwan
  449. Si Phan Don-Laos
  450. Church on the Spilled Blood-Russia
  451. Archipiélago de San Blas-Panama
  452. Kyevo-Pecherska Lavra-Ukraine
  453. Horton Plains & World’s End-Sri Lanka
  454. Mr Roraima-Venezuela/Brazil/Guyana
  455. Nizwa Fort-Oman
  456. Bucovina Monasteries-Romania
  457. L’Anse aux Meadows-Canada
  458. Black Forest-Germany
  459. Mt Fuji-Japan
  460. The Mighty Volcano (Piton de la Fournaise)-France
  461. Mt Kenyz-Kenya
  462. Kalon Minaret-Uzbekistan
  463. Trakai Castle-Lithuania
  464. El-Jem-Tunisia
  465. Schilthorn-Switzerland
  466. Griffith Observatory-United States
  467. Tower of London-England
  468. Trinity College-Ireland
  469. Capital Castles-Luxembourg
  470. Camp Nou-Spain
  471. Panama Canal-Panama
  472. Bay Islands-Honduras
  473. Monet’s Garden-France
  474. Grouse Mountain-Canada
  475. Graceland-United States
  476. To Sua Ocean Trench-Samoa
  477. Plaza Mayor-Cuba
  478. Flanders Fields-Belgium/France
  479. Pol-e Khaju-Iran
  480. Sanduny Baths-Russia
  481. Cañón del Colca-Peru
  482. Spis Castle-Slovakia
  483. Aletsch Glacier-Switzerland
  484. Mt Ararat-Turkey
  485. Stingray City-Cayman Islands
  486. Foteviken Viking Reserve-Sweden
  487. Wawel Castle-Poland
  488. Rock-Hewn Churhes of Tigray-Ethiopia
  489. Isla Mujeres-Mexico
  490. Fingal’s Cave-Scotland
  491. Leaning Tower of Pisa-Italy
  492. Orheiul Vechi-Moldova
  493. Musé Océanographique de Monaco-Monaco
  494. Oslo Opera House-Norway
  495. Kolmanskop-Namibia
  496. Mutrah Souq-Oman
  497. Rock of Cashel-Ireland
  498. Erdene Zuu Khiid-Mongolia
  499. Grand Palace-Thailand
  500. Independence National Historic Park-United States

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