Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List (Bottom 300)

Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel List

In our original Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List post, we break down the top 225 places to see in the Lonely Planet Book. Our list only had 180, which meant that we had cut a few of them from the original post because we have no intention of visiting them: either they are so remote (or expensive) to get to, or that it entails actually climbing up mountains or other tasks we are not particularly thrilled about. However, some of the places on the list intrigued us so much that we actually wanted to include them in our Travel & Adventure list (aka bucket list).

Our first part of the blog had us visiting 33/180 collectively, or around 18% and we will tally that original number up to what we visited on this bottom 300 list to get the final number. As always, we will update these posts with new destinations as we come across them.

Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List – Bottom 300

Shanghai's Bund
Shanghai’s Bund
  1. Museo del Prado – Madrid, Spain (we’ll probably only look at it from the outside)
  2. Alcatraz – San Francisco, USA
  3. Piazza del Campo – Siena, Italy
  4. Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle – Slovenia
  5. Rila Monastery – Bulgaria (actually saw this from a documentary and was actually cool)
  6. The Bund – Shanghai, China (Ruby in June 2012)
  7. Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam, Netherlands (my Dutch friends highly recommend this museum)
  8. Pont du Gard Aqueduct – France (near Avignon)
  9. Alcazar of Seville – Seville, Spain (a royal palace)
  10. Singapore Zoo – Singapore (Ruby in 2000 and 2012)
  11. Wadi Rum – Jordan
  12. Luxor temple – Luxor, Egypt
  13. Natural History Museum – London, England (ugh, missed a chance to go here, went to the Science museum instead but entrance is free!)
  14. Cinque Terre – Italy
  15. Borobudur – Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  16. Duomo – Milan, Italy
  17. Burj Khalifa – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  18. Bwindi National Park – Uganda (yes, gorillas again! Wild ones. As per The Points Guy, a trek here can cost upwards of $700!)
  19. Silfra – Iceland (snorkel or dive between two continents: I would totally do it except the cold water is a bit of a turn off)
  20.  Citadelle la Ferriere – Haiti (a great historical building)
  21. Itsukushima Shrine – Miyajima Island, Japan
  22. Lincoln Memorial – Washington DC, USA (May 2015)
  23. Chateau de Chenonceau – France (in a little town, but beautiful chateau nontheless)
  24. Valley of the Moon – Chile (not sure we’ll ever get here, but it looks interesting enough)
  25. September 11 Museum & Memorial (January 2016) – we went to the memorial but the museum costs a lot of money!
  26. Perito Moreno Glacier – Argentina (almost close to Torres del Paine; maybe we’ll visit, maybe not)
  27. Mt McKinley (Denali) – Alaska, USA (woohoo going there May 2017!)
  28. Arenal Volcano – Costa Rica (a friend went there last year)
  29. Asa Wright Nature Centre – Trinidad & Tobago
  30. Picos de Europa National Park – Northern Spain (not sure we’ll get there but including it in the list too just in case)
  31. Memento Park – Hungary
  32. Death Valley National Park – Nevada, USA (almost went here during our Vegas 2015 trip but didn’t have time)
  33. Ko Phi-Phi – Thailand
  34. Eden Project – Cornwall, England
  35. Waitomo Caves – New Zealand (near Rotorua)
  36. St David’s Cathedral – Wales, United Kingdom
  37. Dead Sea – Jordan/Israel/Palestine
  38. Cologne Cathedral – Cologne, Germany
  39. Cotopaxi National Park – Ecuador
  40. Chatuchak Weekend Market – Bangkok, Thailand (March 2012)

 

Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

 

The next 40…

  1. Capri – Italy



  2. Bamburgh Castle – England
  3. Lake Geneva-  Switzerland (June 2016)
  4. Cu Chi Tunnels – Vietnam (November 2012)
  5. Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois (only from outside, it costs $25 to enter!)
  6. Piton Mountains – St Lucia
  7. Temppeliaukio Church – Helsinki, Finland
  8. Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2009)
  9. Calakmul – Mexico (Mayan ruins)
  10. Caernarfon Castle – Caernarfon, Wales
  11. Ben Nevis – Scotland (2011)
  12. Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Spain
  13. Pulpit Rock –  Norway (involves a hike, but whatever)
  14. Bay of Fundy – Canada (seems interesting where the tide just changes in the blink of an eye)
  15. Floating Reed Islands – Lake Titicaca, Peru
  16. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  17. Cape Cod National Seashore – Massachusetts, USA
  18. Wat Pho – Bangkok, Thailand (March 2012)
  19. Bheit She-an – Israel
  20. Majorelle Garden – Marrakesh, Morocco
  21. Bioluminescent Bay, Puerto Rico (September 2014)  -kayaked here at night and it was great!
  22. Tian Tan Buddha – Hong Kong, China (July 2009)
  23. Alfama area – Lisbon, Portugal
  24. Grotte de Lascaux – France
  25. Kigali Memorial Centre – Rwanda
  26. Jokhang Temple – Lhasa, Tibet
  27. Museu del Oro – Colombia
  28. Museum Quarter – Vienna, Austria
  29. D-Day Beaches – France
  30. Bialowieza Forest – Poland
  31. N-Seoul Tower – Seoul South Korea (February 2012)
  32. Grossglockner Road – Austria
  33. Historic Center of Salvador – Brazil
  34. Glacier Skywalk – Alberta, Canada
  35. Monte Carlo Casino – Monte Carlo
  36. Lahore Fort – Lahore, Pakistan
  37. Mo’orea – French Polynesia
  38. Himeji Castle – Kyoto, Japan
  39. Sedlec Ossuary – Kutna Hora, Czech Republic (an hour from Prague, and is full of bones so quite amazing)
  40. Blyde River Canyon – South Africa
Jet d'Eau - Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Jet d’Eau – Lake Geneva, Switzerland

And another 40…

  1. Geysir – Iceland
  2. Karlstejn Castle – Czech Republic
  3. Danube Delta – Romania
  4. Blue Ridge Parkway – Virginia/North Carolina, USA (Asheville, North Carolina July 30, 2016)
  5. Brecon Beacons – Wales, United Kingdom
  6. Belgrade Fortress – Belgrade, Serbia
  7. PUnankha Dzong – Bhutan
  8. Meeting of the Waters (meeting of Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes)- Manaus, Brazil
  9. Baalbek – Lebanon
  10. Jeronimos Monastery – Lisbon, Portugal
  11. Tintern Abbey – Wales, United Kingdom
  12. Pamukkale – Turkey
  13. Diocletian’s Palace – Croatia
  14. Cliffs of Moher – Ireland
  15. Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – Spain (Camino anyone?)
  16. Komodo National Park – Komodo, Indonesia
  17. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum – Glasgow, Scotland (only for the building exterior, but not necessarily the interior)
  18. Cartagena Old Town – Colombia
  19. Catherine’s Palace – near St Petersburg, Russia
  20. Mt Rushmore – South Dakota, USA
  21. Burgess Shale – near Banff, British Columbia, Canada
  22. Loch Lomond – Scotland
  23. Blue Hole – Belize
  24. National Palace Museum – Taipei, Taiwan
  25. Hadrian’s Wall – England
  26. Swayambhunath – Kathmandu, Nepal
  27. Tuol Sleng & Killing Fields – Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 2012)
  28. Standing Stones of Callanish – Scotland
  29. Avebury Stone Circle – England
  30. Malbork Castle – Poland
  31. La Boca District – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  32. Temple of the Tooth – Kandy, Sri Lanka
  33. Bard National Museum – Tunis, Tunisia
  34. Hallein Salt Mine – Halstatt, Austria
  35. Khao Sok National Park – Thailand (near Phuket)
  36. Mansudae Grand Monument – Pyongyang, North Korea
  37. Etosha National Park – Namibia
  38. Port Arthur – Australia
  39. Jungfraujoch – Switzerland
  40. Phu Quoc Island – Vietnam
At one of the Road stops at the Blue Ridge Parkway
At one of the Road stops at the Blue Ridge Parkway
  1. Melk Abbey – Austria
  2. Nazca Lines – Peru
  3. Recoleta Cemetery – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. Altun Ha – Belize
  5. Titanic Belfast – Belfast, Northern Ireland
  6. Zwinger – Dresden, Germany
  7. Island of Iona – Scotland
  8. Stirling Castle – Scotland
  9. Zocalo Plaza – Mexico City, Mexico
  10. St Fagans National History Museum – Cardiff, Wales
  11. Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave – Werfen, Austria
  12. Brandenburg Gate – Berlin, Germany
  13. Amboseli National Park – Kenya
  14. Banaue Rice Terraces – Banaue, Philippines
  15. Carpathian National Nature Park – Ukraine
  16. Aqueduct of Segovia – Segovia, Spain
  17. Ipanema Beach – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (June 2014)
  18. Everglades National Park – Miami, FL, USA
  19. Sea of Galilee – Israel
  20. Ostrog Monastery – Montenegro
  21. Kinderdijk Windmills – Netherlands
  22. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum – Malta
  23. Taipei 101 – Taipei, Taiwan
  24. Si Pha Don (Four Thousand Islands) – Laos
  25. Church on the Spilled Blood – St Petersburg, Russia
  26. San Blas Archipelago – Panama
  27. Kiev Pechersk Lavra – Kiev, Ukraine (church)
  28. Bucovina Monasteries – Romania
  29. Black Forest – Germany
  30. L’Anse aux Meadows – Canada
  31. Mt Fuji – Tokyo, Japan
  32. Kalon Minaret – Bukhara, Uzbekistan
  33. Trakai Castle – Lithuania
  34. Schilthorn – Switzerland
  35. Griffith Observatory – Los Angeles, California, USA
  36. Tower of London – London, England (2008)
  37. Trinity College – Dublin, Ireland (March 2017)
  38. Capital Castles – Luxembourg
  39. Camp Nou – Barcelona, Spain
  40. Panama Canal – Panama
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  1. Monet’s Garden – Giverny, France
  2. Grouse Mountain – Canada (near Vancouver)
  3. Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee (2016)
  4. Plaza Mayor – Trinidad, Cuba
  5. Colca Canyon – Peru
  6. Spis Castle – Slovakia
  7. Aletsch Glacier – Switzerland
  8. Stingray City – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  9. Foteviken Viking Reserve – near Malmo, Sweden
  10. Wawel Castle – Krakow, Poland
  11. Isla Mujeres – Cancun, Mexico
  12. Fingal’s Cave – Inner Hebrides, Scotland
  13. Leaning Tower of Pisa – Pisa, Italy
  14. Oceanographic Museum of Monaco – Monaco
  15. Oslo Opera House – Oslo, Norway
  16. Rock of Cashel – Ireland
  17. Grand Palace – Bangkok, Thailand (March 2013)
  18. Independence National Historic Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (August 2016)
Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel List
Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List

 

If you’ve made it this far within this mega post – thank you for sticking to the list! I can finally return this huge book to the library. Hopefully it will serve as a good list for you to read through and to achieve — it took me a long time to actually come through with it, and having to put the other posts in the back burner to complete it. You can also read Part One of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List on this link.

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