If you’re interested in getting out and seeing the world, boy have we got some places for you to visit. While they feature both natural and manmade wonders, images of these destinations all look just like works of art.
It would truly take a lifetime and then some to see all the most beautiful places in the world. However, these are 5 of our favorites – all of which make great additions to any travel wish list.
1. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia
Croatia might not be the first place you think to visit when considering a European vacation. However, its gorgeous landscape alone makes it a worthy destination.
Along the coast, you’ll find many fantastic beaches that look out onto the sparkling blue Adriatic Sea. If you travel inland, there are even more breathtaking sights including gorgeous lakes and stunning waterfalls.
2. Burano, Italy
If you’re looking for a vibrant, cheerful place to visit – Burano, Italy certainly fits the bill. Known for the brightly colored homes, this little island is not a far trip from Venice either. Both beloved tourist destinations have served as inspiration for countless artists as well.
3. The Lavender Fields of Valensole, France
Few places are as picturesque as the magnificent lavender fields of the Valensole Plateau in Provence. If you want to see it in all its glory, try to visit between June and August.
4. Neuschwanstein Castle in Fussen, Germany
Of the gorgeous places on this list, Neuschwanstein is definitely a favorite. Why bother with Disney’s replica when you can visit the real thing?
That’s right, this is the very place that served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. And, as you might imagine, it truly looks like something right out of a fairy tale.
However, as it is a sight to behold year-round, it’s also an incredibly popular tourist destination. Taking that into consideration, we highly suggest making advanced reservations, especially if visiting in the summer.
5. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest in Kyoto, Japan
Fancy a trip to Japan? Don’t skip visiting this incredible bamboo forest on the outskirts of Kyoto.
Not only is it a wonder to behold, the environment is also completely immersive. Arashiyama is officially designated as both a Historic Site and a Place of Scenic Beauty. Moreover, the Ministry of the Environment has even deemed it a soundscape of Japan.
Have you got your own bucket list, or perhaps some suggestions for us and our readers? Scroll down to share it with us in the comments! We’d love to see where you’ve been and where you’d truly love to visit.