Do you have dream vacations you would like to take someday? Start by creating a bucket list of those destinations and begin planning your trips soon! The following destinations are a great starting place for your own list.

Santorini, Greece

The famous blue domes of Santorini, Greece
The famous blue domes of Santorini, Greece!

Do you enjoy exploring new cities and relaxing on the beach? If so, Santorini is the place you should visit! Santorini offers a wide range of activities that will interest everyone. Some popular activities include water sports, walking and hiking tours, boat and van tours to see the city, cultural tours or simply looking at the beautiful beaches and sunsets of Santorini!

Paris, France

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Would you rather visit a bustling city with plenty of tourist destinations? Paris may be the place for you! Visit the famous Eiffel Tower, explore the rich artistry in the Louvre, go shopping at the Beaugrenelle, or stroll around Disneyland Paris with a one day ticket. There are endless possibilities, so making an itinerary may be your best option.

Banff, Canada

Enjoy the views of Lake Louise and the Canadian Rockies while visiting Banff! Explore the town with many adventurous activities including dog sledding, snowmobiling, ice walks and helicopter rides. For more leisurely activities enjoy sightseeing tours, snow tubing, and gentle float trips through the Bow River.

Rome, Italy

The Roman Colosseum located in Roma, Italy

The Roman Colosseum is a must see in Rome! Visit one of the most well-known sites in the world, dating back to Ancient Rome. There are plenty of places to visit in Rome once you have marked this off your bucket list. Enjoy a game of A.S. Roma soccer club, watch a movie in an open air cinema, or try delicious cuisine from food trucks and restaurants.

Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands of Queensland, Australia
Enjoy the views of the Whitsunday Islands.

The Great Barrier Reef can be found just off the coast of Queensland. There are a wide variety of boat tours available to snorkel and dive at the Reef. While you’re in Queensland take a tour to Cape Tribulation, visit the Whitsunday Islands, or ride in a wave at the Gold Coast.

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Visit the ever-evolving city of Tokyo, Japan. A trip that includes art, nature, and a vibrant city life. First, visit the Tokyo Tower that lights up at night. Then, head to the digital art museum of TeamLab Borderless for a very unique experience. Continue traveling through the city to see the famous cherry blossom trees along the Meguro River. Finally, visit the Imperial Palace that is home to the Imperial family of Japan.

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

There are various islands to explore on the Dalmatian Coast. Visit the island of Split for night time kayaking and paddle boarding adventures. Next, kayak through caves on the island of Dugi Otok and walk the pristine beaches in the area. Finally, visit the Hvar Island to discover a wide variety of activities and cultural experiences!

Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

A beautiful place to visit with many architectural wonders to see while traveling through the city. Explore the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens to see the detail oriented palace where the imperial family once lived. Also, view more of the incredible architecture that is available to see at Belvedere which combines art and architecture for stunning views!

Start Creating Your Bucket List Today!

There are so many wonderful national and international locations to visit around the world, so don’t wait until retirement start traveling the world today!

If you add any of these places to your bucket list or visit them in the future, make sure to tag @sophisticatedprofessional on Instagram so we can see your trip!

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By: Madyson Barton