The family travel bucket list not to be missed

Last year I made a bucket list of things I would love to do with my children over the next 5 years but we have been thinking a lot about family travel and I thought it was a little too general so I have revised it and made it full of actual places and activities that I would love to do with our little adventurers!  So I have been working on our Bucket list for family travel for next 10 years.  We are a family who likes all the variety that life offers, so we do love the touristy attractions that I know some travellers shy away from but we also love the outdoors and getting off the beaten path.  You are just as likely to find us in the theme parks as out in the middle of the night watching the stars glowing in the midnight sky.  The only thing that guides me is that we have good, wholesome family fun together in some manner 🙂

As we do the activities I will mark them in red so we can see how we are progressing! We have done a few of these things before the little adventurers had arrived but we are only ticking them off once we have enjoyed them as a family!  So here is the family travel bucket list not to be missed



Explore the Outer Hebrides
Visit the highlands in Scotland and climb Ben Nevis
Visit the Puffins on Farne Island
Fly broomsticks in Alnwick Castle
See the Angel of North
Go rock pooling in the north 
Climb the walls of York
Stargazing in Keilder
Crabbing in Anglessay
Have a farm stay on a working farm
Stay in a castle
See the white cliffs of Dover
Visit Canterbury Catherdral
Visit the Isles of Scilly
Dig for fossils on a beach in Cornwall
Visit the Jurassic area of Devon
Visit Stonehenge
Stay in Bath and go to one of the spas
Road trip around the south of Ireland
Visit the Giants Causeway
Visit the Fjords of Norway
Go on a husky ride in the snow
See the Geysers of Iceland
Swim in the Blue Lagoon
Cross the Artic Circle
See the northern lights
See the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower
stay in country house in the south of France 
Disneyland Paris
See the flowers of Holland in the Keukenhof fields
Visit a working windmill in Holland
make cheese in Holland
Cycle in Amsterdam
Visit Anne Franks House
Visit the poppy fields from WW1
See the Berlin Wall
Visit the Neuschwanstein Castle
Stay in the Black forest in Germany
Watch the Sound of Music in Austria
Visit the Swiss Alps in summer and recreate a scene from a Bollywood film
See the Atomic Collider in CERN
Visit the Colosseum
learn about Roman history in Italyhave Gelato in Rome
Road trip through Tuscany 
Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Visit the Acropolis
read Greek myths in Athens
Stay in Santorini
Road trip in Andalusia
visit a festival in Spain
St Peters Square, Moscow
explore the Valleys of Georgia
Visit a Christmas Market in Prague
Climb the Rock of Gibraltar
Road trip through Europe
Do a Euro rail trip in Europe



Istanbul (taking in all the historic sites)
Iran to see the historical remnants of the Zoroastrian empire
Swim in the Dead Sea
Visit Petra by Camel
Great wall of China
Taiwan to get a Gadget high.
Disneyland Tokyo
Stay in a Ryokan in Kyoto
Temples of Japan
ride a bullet train
Watch sumo wrestling in Japan
Visit South Korea
Murree in Pakistan
Visit the North of Pakistan
Beaches of Goa
Visit the Golden Temple of Amritsar
Rajasthan and all its attractions
Taj Mahal
Ladakh and the north of India
Visit a tea plantation in India
Teach in a school in Asia
Bhutan and experience the last shangri-la on earth
Climb to the Tiger’s Nest
Stay in a real yurt in Mongolia
River Kwai
go rubber tubing
See the turtles in Sandakan Island Malaysia
visit the orang-utans of Borneo
explore Borneo
Chang Mai
See elephants in an elephant sanctuary
White Palace, Chang Rai
Grand Palace, Bangkok
What Po
Sentosa Island
Explore Singapore
See the beaches and countryside of Bali
Disneyland Hong Kong
Stay in a Beach bungalow in the Maldives
Visit Oman
Whale Watching in Sri Lanka
Ride Elephants in Sri Lanka
Nepal and see Everest
Visit the Volcanoes in Indonesia
Explore the countryside of Bangladesh



Visit Namibia
Markets of Morocco
see the rustic buildings of Essaouria
Spend an evening in the Jama el Fana
Camp out in the Sahara Desert
Camel Ride in the Sahara
Climb the “Moses” mountain
See the Pyramids of Giza
Visit Alexandria
Learn about Egyptian history and moses whilst in Egypt
Visit the tombs of Luxor
Do a safari in Kenya
See the Angel Falls
Take the Cable car to the top of Table Top Mountain
Visit Nelson Mandela’s prison cell
Do Volunteer work in Africa
See the Gorillas in Rwanda


North America

Do a transatlantic cruise
New York (& all the touristy attractions)
Climb Statue of Liberty
see a show on Broadway
Niagara Falls (from both sides)
Grand Canyon
camp in the Yellowstone National Park
Road trip through America – Route 66
Watch an American Football game live
Watch an NBA game live
Watch a baseball game live
stay on a ranch in Texas
Kennedy space centre
boat ride over the Keys
Disney World
Cross the Golden Gate Bridge
Visit Alcatraz
Canadian Rockies
See wild Bears in Canada
road trip through Canada from Toronto to Vancouver
Turks & Cacos Islands

South & Central America

Visit Costa Rica and see the wildlife
Show Maya the Mayan ruins of Mexico
Visit the Galapagos Islands
Volunteer work in one of the south american countries
Learn to speak Spanish in Guatemala
Visit Tikal ruins
Visit Machu Picchu
See Christ the Redeemer in Rio
Visit Patagonia 
See the Penguins in the Falkland islands
Visit the Iguazu falls from all the countries
Amazon Forest
Salt Lakes of Bolivia
Antartica from South America
Climb the glacier in Chile
Easter Island
Explore Cuba
Visit Argentina and play some football!


Australia, NZ & Pacific Islands

Climb to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge
Stay in the Blue mountains
Do the great Ocean Road drive
Explore Tasmania
See the tropics of Australia
Stay in one of the Whitsunday Islands
explore the beaches of Fraser Island
See the sites of the Kakadu National Park
Alice springs, flying doctors
star gazing in the outback
Uluru (Ayers Rock) and exploring the red centre
Perth and western Australia
Gold coast
Glow worms of Te Anu
See the mountains of Wanaka
Explore all the Mountains of south island
Stay in a chalet by Mount Doom 🙂
road trip through South island
Whale watching 
Milford Sound
Fjords of NZ
Hobbit land
Watch Lord of the rings whilst in NZ
Visit the Bay of Islands
Rotorua to learn about Maori Culture
Tahiti and Bora Bora

Activities that aren’t location specific

Go in a hot air balloon
explore a country in a camper van
Bivouac in the outdoors
We are a scouting family so meeting different scouts groups from as many country as possible!

So there you have it.  That would be my #wanderlust and #bucketlist for the next 10 years or so.  What do you think? have I missed any out?  We would love to hear if you have been to any of the places and what you thought.


I am a traveller, mother and blogger. We love to go on adventures (big and small, near and far) and strive to show our children how amazing and beautiful the world is! I caught the travel bug many moons ago and despite having three little adventurers, I still suffer from "itchy" feet. We love the great outdoors and one another. Come and join the fun :)

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13 Responses

  1. Christine says:

    An amazing list, could be a tad on the pricey side! We’ve done a few of these already but like the idea of making my own list. Might need to stick to just UK and Europe though …….

    • Nisbah says:

      Hi Christine

      Thanks for reading. It is very much on the pricey size but i am hoping to save lots (well as much as is feasible with one income coming in) and do a big trip and try and get a few things ticked off 🙂 do let us know if you make a list, would love to read and may be add some more to my list!

  2. That is a list and a half! I hope you manage to get most of it done..would be lovely I’m sure! 🙂 #thelist

    • Nisbah says:

      Hi Sophie

      Thanks for reading. We like to dream big and would love to show our little adventurers as much of the world as possible. fingers crossed we get a chance to travel 🙂

  3. virginie says:

    What a marvellous list… even though it would take a lifetime 😉 Lucky me, I have seen or been in almost 30 spots you’ve mentionned !! If ever it can help you can find most of my reviews on my (French, sorry) website :, but also Rome, Paris or Venice with kids in english on :
    Have very nice family trips!

    • Nisbah says:

      Hi Virginie

      Many thanks for reading and lucky you, to have been to all those places. Will definitely have a read of your posts, hope google can translate them.

  4. What a fantastic one! I’m exhausted just reading this list! But I reckon you’ll be adding a few more over the years. It’s lovely making a plan of the things you want to see and do – provides focus and drive! I’m too scared to write mine down. Think we’d be here all day otherwise! I am happy to have at least done about 30 on your list already, so another 100 to go 🙂 I’ll be looking forward to seeing you put those red lines through!

    • Nisbah says:

      Thanks for reading sweetie. I hope to get a few red lines through this year. and wow,you have done loads of our places. We went to a few prekids but want to tick them off once we have done them together 🙂 Look forward to reading all about your travels 🙂

  5. Wow, I’ve just checked and that is basically everything in the world 😉 amazing list and good luck with doing it all. You know my favs are those ones at the top!!! Thanks for linking up xx #TheList

  6. Becky Cowley says:

    Now THAT is an impressive list! I’ve ticked off a couple and there’s definitely some I’d put on my own list & some I’d never thought about! I look forward to reading about your adventures when you manage to tick some off the list x

    • Nisbah says:

      Hi Becky

      Thanks for reading. I have been quite lucky and done a few with Doc before the little adventurer arrived but want to take them too. Which places have you been to and where would you add to your list? This summer is going to Thailand and Singapore, cant wait!!

  7. Ismail says:

    Wow! What a list!!

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