Bucket List Adventures: 7+ Best Ideas and Tips

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If you're starting to work on your next big adventure, chances are you're wondering what the rarest and craziest locations are.

In this article, we will show you beautiful landscapes, adrenaline-pumping activities, and top unmissable places to plan your next bucket list travel adventures.

The Best Bucket List Adventures

No bucket list is complete without a few iconic sites, natural wonders, and of course, some adrenaline rush activities for the thrill seeker.

All of these are famous for a reason! So, here are some bucket list adventure ideas and how you can make the best out of each.

1. Explore the Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

One of the greatest natural wonders of the world, it took about two billion years for this canyon to slice through the red and orange rock.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with opportunities for crazy adventures, from whitewater rafting to a hot air balloon ride or many little trails off the beaten path.

The best time to visit the national park (the same goes for Zion National Park) is May to October so that you can raft the Colorado river. A bucket list must-do, hands down.

2. Visit the Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp

The 14-day there-and-back trip to Everest Base Camp is a breathtaking beauty classic, and you get a photo-op 5,340 meters from the surface of the planet!

The main route is gorgeous, but there are also less popular trekking routes (the Bhote Kosi Valley, the Chhukung Valley, and the Dudh Kosi Valley) squally stunning and less-traveled. The best time to go: April and May.

3. Capture the Northern Lights

Capture the Northern Lights

If you're looking for adventure bucket ideas, one of the first things you might come across is a spectacular visit to see the Northern Lights (and capture a snap). You can do so in Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, or Canada.

The best time of the year to see the lights is October to November and February to March (it's also best to avoid the full moon and plan for a few days' visit because the lights might go full-force the next night!).

4. Bungee Jump and Rock Climb in China

Rock Climb in China

If you're into epic adventures and crazy bucket list ideas, you should consider trying bungee jumping and rock climbing in China. The highest bungee jump is done from the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, 260 meters up in the air!

Here, you can also get stunning views of a densely-forested valley and explore the surrounding mountains at your own pace. An incredible experience within epic scenery, no doubt!

5. See the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

This bridge, considered an engineering wonder, is just outside San Francisco and is considered one of the most beautiful structures in the world. 

It's also one of the most photographed spots in the entire country and the perfect option if you're looking for adventure bucket list ideas involving a memorable road trip! Plus, you can visit it any time of the year.

6. Visit the Secret City of Machu Picchu

Secret City of Machu Picchu

This lost city is considered one of the best adventurous bucket list ideas. Machu Picchu, in Peru, deserves all the hype. The place was never found by the conquistadors and wasn't discovered until the 19th century, and it's considered one of the new seven wonders of the world. 

It's best to visit the ancient city from April to October and stay a few days before that to acclimatize to the height (a whopping 7,000 feet above sea level).

7. Explore Queensland, the Adventure Capital of the World

Explore Queensland

A must-see adventure bucket list item has to be what's considered the best place to enjoy adventure activities: Queensland, in the beautiful country of New Zealand.

This capital city has it all, from driving fast boats to jumping from high places and flying to the mountains and back. Here, you'll find things to do for the entire family. And, when you need a rest, you can head north and visit Auckland, another wonderful place.

8. Get Lost in Las Vegas

Get Lost in Las Vegas

There's no night sky like the neon-filled one of the gambling capital of the world. This bucket list trip is more of the 'party' kind, but there's plenty of adventure to be found here!

Vegas has it all: massive casinos, high-end shopping, vibrant nightlife, and great cuisine. And there are plenty of tour operators offering helicopter rides, jeep rentals, and horseback trips. How much fun is that?

Don't let your travel dreams remain just fantasies. The world is full of amazing destinations, from vibrant cities to serene beaches and breathtaking natural wonders. To help you plan your next adventure, we have curated a list of the best places to visit around the world. Check it out!

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