Wanderlust Inspiration, 23 Amazing Places That You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

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Looking for some wanderlust inspiration? For places to add to your bucket list? 

In this post, I will show you 23 amazing places that you need to visit. 

Here you won’t find Iceland, Thailand, or New Zealand. Not that they are bad. No. They are amazing as well and I would love to visit them. But for this post, I’ve had selected some not so popular places that are definitely a wanderlust inspiration, and you definitely need to add them to your bucket list.  

Wanderlust Inspiration, 23 Places That You Need to Add to Your Bucket List 

Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Peru has always been my number one dream destination. Always, from where I was 12 or something like that. Machu Picchu was and still is one of the places I want to visit the most. But I also always looking for new places that I can visit in Peru and when I found out about Rainbow Mountain, I was blown away. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Rainbow Mountain, China

The Rainbow Mountain in China is one of the country’s best-kept secrets. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list


I have to admit I have a thing for all of the coldest places, even though I hate being cold. Hah. Ohh, and all the adorable penguins. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Kamchatka, Russia

In the Far East parts of Russia, is the Kamchatka Peninsula. Volcanoes, bears, and endless adventure opportunities.

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Shimshal Lake, Pakistan

I don’t know about you, but for me, all of the countries ending with ”stan” are high on my bucket list. Often when I tell someone that I want to visit Pakistan people don’t get it. But how could I not want to? 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Kerian Canyon, Iran

The same story with Iran, as with Pakistan. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

More wanderlust inspiration: 10 Places to Visit in Myanmar 


Like I’ve already mentioned, I’m dying to go to Iceland. Iceland, though, especially lately became one of the most popular destinations and everyone goes there (and there is a reason for that, of course, it’s amazing). But I don’t see anyone going to Greenland. And why not? If you haven’t done it already, then now is the time to add Greenland to your bucket list.

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale also is gaining lots of popularity lately, but I just couldn’t resist putting it in this wanderlust inspiration list. This place definitely needs to be on your bucket list. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list


Baobab trees, stunning beaches, and lemurs. What else can you ask for? Madagascar should definitely be on your African bucket list of places to visit! 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Heavenly Spray Waterfall, Bulgaria

Of course that Bulgaria is on that list. I would always repeat, again, and again, that Bulgaria is a wonderful country. Amazing nature, friendly people, delicious food. If you haven’t include Bulgaria on your bucket list here are 7 reasons to do it. 

The Heavenly Spray Waterfall (Raiskoto Pruskalo in Bulgarian) is the highest waterfall in Bulgaria and the Balkans – 124.5 meters. The waterfall is situated in the beautiful Stara Planina, in the heart of Bulgaria.

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Atlantic Road, Norway

Norway, you are incredible. Wait for me, I’m coming! (soon hopefully)

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Las Coloradas aka The Pink Lagoon, Mexico

Where the pink waters meet the white sand. Don’t believe this is real? Actually, the reason for its coloring is a tiny marine microorganism that contains beta-carotene. Nothing extraordinary. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Baikal Lake, Russia

Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. It’s located in the southern part of East Siberia.

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Marble Caves, Chile

Except for Peru, as I mentioned above, the whole of South America is in my dreams. You probably know about all the amazing places, like the Atacama desert and Torres del Paine in Chile. But if you haven’t heard about The Marble Caves then you can thank me by taking me there. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA

I can’t be sure that this place really exists. Look at it. It’s like out of this world. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Darvaza Gas Crater, Turkmenistan

The Crater is also known as thedoor to Hell” (suits him well). It was introduced to me a couple of years ago by my brother who is dying to go there as well. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Similar to the Darvaza Gas Crater, the Danakil Depression is called ”the getaway to Hell” or ”Hell on Earth”. Well, if this is Hell, then I don’t think that Hell is a bad place to be.

Am I the only one wanting to go to ”Hell”? 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Lake Natron, Tanzania

There are stories about the lake, that it turns animals into stones.

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Orda Cave, Russia

Giant Russia has so many secrets. The Orda Cave is another one of them. 

The cave is situated underneath the Ural Mountains. Is also one of the longest and largest underwater caves in the world. Perfect wanderlust inspiration for divers, right? 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Cano Cristales River, Colombia

The Cano Cristales River is also known as the river of five colors, liquid rainbow, and the river that runs away from paradise. 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Sea of starts Vaadhoo, Maldives

As a total stargazing lover, I couldn’t miss adding the sea of stars to the list.

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

The eye of Africa, Mauritania

Someone, please take me to Africa now!

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

And my number 1,


Come on, don’t you want to join me? 

wanderlust inspiration amazing places bucket list

Some of these places have been on my bucket list for a long time. Some of them, I recently discovered and add them as well. 

Did you know about these places before? Do you know about some other amazing and less known places? I would love to hear about them and add them to my bucket list. (let me know in the comments)

Did you find the wanderlust inspiration you are looking for? Did you add any of these places to your bucket list? 

I’m sure you do, and I’m sure you can’t wait to visit them. Me too!

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Fiona Maclean May 20, 2017 at 9:16 am

Such a great round-up of fab places to visit. I have seen a few, but most are new to me or already on my own list. I love the look of the grand prismatic spring. Wonderful

Natasha May 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

A lot of these places are on my bucketlist! But I certainly added a few from your post. My Peruvian friend told me the mountains are not as nice in real life, more brown and yellow. Is that true?

Bilyana May 20, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Unfortunately, I haven’t been there yet and I don’t know but I would love to check myself 😀

Kerri May 21, 2017 at 9:31 am

The more you travel the more you realise how much of the world you still have to see. This is a good example of that. So many amazing places here. Would be great to be able to get to at least some of them one day.

Bilyana May 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

You are absolutely right. We are going to new places more and more to realize that we still haven’t seen anything. The world is huge and there are millions of places worth visiting, one life is not enough.

Jennifer May 21, 2017 at 11:16 am

Madagascar is super high on my bucket list, especially now that tourism is developing there a bit more. It’s a place that combines unique wildlife found no where else on earth with diving.

I had heard of nearly all of these, but I didn’t know that China also has rainbow mountains.

Vicki Louise May 22, 2017 at 9:41 am

OMG I want to go to all of them! I was just in the Maldives and am sad that I missed the Sea of Stars. It just looks incredible! Thanks and anywhere in Africa is on my list – I spent three months there last year and the continent has my heart.

Punita Malhotra May 22, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Each of these places is a miracle of nature. Unbelievably stunning. Norway’s Atlantic Road seems to be the only manmade wonder out of all these.

Iza Abao May 23, 2017 at 8:49 am

These places are awesome! I am happy that I had a chance to read your post. It is interesting to know that there are so many other destinations that travelers need to visit. I would love to visit Antarctica because of the wildlife and mountains. I am also interested in eating some of the local cuisine there. Norway is also on my list because of the beautiful scenery.

Barb May 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm

This is such an amazing list of places to visit. It is fascinating to see, how many incredible places are out there to visit. I put a few of them on my bucket list.

Fernanda May 23, 2017 at 9:14 pm

Wow, you have gathered some amazing places here! I have been to a couple of these and all the other 21 are def on my wishing list! Thanks for sharing it 😉

Mike Cotton May 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm

I love articles like this. They always, as intended, stir the wanderlust in me. That photograph from Antarctica is insane.

Agness of Fit Travelling August 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm

The Orda Cave is magnificent and I really hope to cross it off my bucket list soon. Do you have any tips for visiting it?


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