24 Feb

10 Bucket List Holiday Destinations For 2019

If you are a travel lover but haven't explored the world yet, perhaps you should make a list of all the beautiful places that you want to see, and then discover them one by one. You have got just one life so you shouldn't waste it by indulging in unproductive activities and thinking only about your problems.

So live your life to the fullest. Add more colour and passion to it by carrying out activities that make you extremely happy. For example, you can carry out road trips with your loved ones or friends to experience that ultimate joy of life. You should meet new people and taste delicious foods, apart from focusing on exploring the history and culture of new places. 

Aussie Campervans has come up with some of the best places in the world that you must explore with your loved ones.

1. Scotland, UK


For nature lovers, Scotland is one of the best places in the world to carry out road trips. Brimming with unique castles, phenomenal palaces, pristine lakes, and breathtakingly beautiful mountains, Scotland is, without doubt, a true paradise for holidaymakers. 

From Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Urquhart Castle, to Loch Ness, Ben Nevis, and Arthur's Seat, Scotland is full of mesmerising places. Whether you want to spend time sitting in a quiet place or you want to explore the modern city culture, Scotland is an ideal destination for you. 

Apart from that, if you love shopping, you can explore Scotland's high street stores and independent boutiques. 

2. Bali, Indonesia 


Are looking forward to spending some unforgettable moment with your loved ones on a beach holiday destination? If that's true, then Bali - an astonishing Indonesian Island is the perfect option for you. Its glorious beaches, iconic coral reefs, and beautiful temples will keep you occupied for weeks. 

You can learn a lot about the ancient Hindu culture by exploring the Uluwatu Temple. It's a temple that's not only beautiful but talks volumes about the Balinese Hindu culture. 

Apart from that, if you want to explore beaches, experience the hospitality of luxury hotels and pamper yourself in a stunning spa, then you can't go wrong with Seminyak. 

Located at Bali's Southern end, Seminyak is an iconic beach resort area that's popular among tourists for its stunning bars, phenomenal villas, and beautiful resorts. 

Besides, you can also explore Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Besakih Temple, Goa Gajah, and Pura Tirta Empul. 

And if you want to enjoy shopping, surfing, and nightlife of Bali, look no further than Legian. Located on Bali's west coast, Legian is a beautiful suburban that's popular for its beaches and surfing spots. 

3. Queensland, Australia 


Boasting attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, Sunshine Coast, Whitsunday Islands, and Fraser Island, etc., Queensland is known for its wilderness and miles and miles of open spaces. If you are looking forward to planning a lovely beach holiday, you can explore places such as Palm Cove, Cape Hillsborough, Basil Bay in Keswick Island, Nudey Beach in Fitzroy Island, Radical Bay in Magnetic Island, and Burleigh Heads in Gold Coast. 

You can plan a road trip from Brisbane to Cairns and explore attractions such as Noosa, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Yeppoon, Airlie Beach, and Mission Beach, etc.

4. Venice 


Located in the Adriatic Sea, Venice is one of the most iconic holiday destinations in the world. The capital of the Veneto region, Venice is built on over 100 small islands which play an indispensable role in enhancing its beauty. 

Known for its cathedrals, palaces, canals, museums, art galleries, luxury hotels, shopping destinations, and restaurants, Venice is, unquestionably, a true paradise for holidaymakers. 

The beauty of this city lies in the fact that it has no roads, so you have to travel from one place to another with the help of boats. Some of the most important attractions in Venice include Piazza San Macro, Saint Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Bridge of Sighs, St Mark's Campanile, and San Marco. 

If you want to explore the unique works of Italian artists, explore art galleries and museums such as Gallerie dell'Accademia, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Museo Correr, Ca' Pesaro International Gallery of Modern Art, Fortuny Museum, European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora, and Oriental Art Museum in Venice.

5. Frankfurt, Germany 


Situated on the river Main, Frankfurt is one of the best cities in Germany. Packed with beautiful churches and historic sites, it's a city that will keep you occupied like anything. 

If you love exploring exotic plants, look no further than Palmengarten, a botanical garden with a tremendous display of palm and orchid collections. For panoramic views of the Frankfurt city, you must visit Main Tower, a 200m tall glass-fronted skyscraper. 

Apart from that, you can explore Goethe House, Frankfurt Cathedral, Saint Paul's Church, Alt Oper, Museumsurfer, and Naturmuseum Senckenberg. 

6. Phuket, Thailand 


A beautiful island in Thailand, Phuket is one of the best tourist destinations in Asia. If you are looking for an inexpensive holiday destination, Phuket is the best option for you. Home to pristine beaches, awe-inspiring resorts, famous restaurants, and several shopping destinations, Phuket is a great place to spend some quality time with your loved ones. 

If you want to relax on a beautiful beach, look no further than Karon Beach. Explore Patong for experiencing the true essence of Thailand's stunning nightlife. You should also explore Wat Chalong, a Buddhist temple with a massive display of paintings and golden statues. 

Other exciting attractions in Phuket include Big Budda, Hat Kata Noi (a beautiful beach with several resorts and restaurants, Kamala Beach (a beach that's famous for fishing), and Thanon Bangla (a great shopping destination). 

7. Mauritius


Home to fabulous beaches, reefs, waterfalls, and rivers, Mauritius is one of the most beautiful island nations on this entire planet. It is the perfect destination for exploring dolphins and enjoying kitesurfing. 

If you want to indulge in activities like parasailing and snorkelling, then Île aux Cerfs is the best place in Mauritius. For scenic views of the ocean, visit Le Morne Brabant, a beautiful mountain on a lush peninsula. 

Visit Black River Gorges National Park for exploring the best picnic spots, hiking trails, and beautiful waterfalls.

Other 'must visit' attractions in Mauritius include Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, Ganga Talao, and Tamarind Falls. Apart from that, if you are interested in discovering museums, then you must visit Blue Penny Museum, Mahebourg Museum, Mauritius Postal Museum, L'Aventure du Sucre, Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum, and Photography Museum, etc. 

8. Grand Canyon National Park, the US 

Grand Canyon National Park

Located in Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most iconic destinations in the US. 

Have you ever seen a beautiful waterfall in the desert? If you haven't seen one yet, then you must explore Havasu falls in the Grand Canyon Nationa Park. It's not only a destination for photography lovers but also for those who are looking forward to exploring unique places. You will feel highly relaxed after swimming in its blue-green pool.

Other fabulous Grand Canyon attractions include Grand Canyon Railway, Desert View Watchtower, West Rim Trail, Mather Point, Navajo Bridge, and Hopi House, etc.

9. Lucerne, Switzerland 


Known for its medieval architecture, Lucerne is one of the most astonishing cities in Switzerland. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains, Lucerne is home to breathtakingly amazing attractions. 

Chapel Bridge (a beautiful winding bridge), Lion Monument (a monument of a dying lion), Spreuer Bridge, Swiss Museum of Transport, Glacier Garden of Lucerne (a city history museum), and Museggmauer (a historic city wall), are some of the most significant attractions in Lucerne.

10. Paris, France 


Paris is a beautiful city that's known for its fashion and culture. It attracts a large number of tourists ( especially those who are interested in shopping) each year. If you are also a shopping lover, look no further than the Boulevard Saint-Germain, a street in Paris known for shopping. 

Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Sacré-Cœur Basilica, Palace of Versailles, and Arc De Triomphe are some of the 'must visit' places in Paris. 

Apart from that, London in the UK, Cape Town in South Africa, and Lagos in Nigeria are also great places to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

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