25 Bucket List Holiday Ideas to do After Covid
1) Fly high above the Grand Canyon ⛰️
Hop in a helicopter and get a bird’s-eye-view of one of the seven wonders of the world at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA.
2) See the stars in NamibRand, Namibia ⭐⭐⭐
The NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the only gold-certified Dark Sky Reserves, which means you see the stars here like nowhere else in the world.
3) The Great Pyramids at Giza 🔼
The Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt were created as tombs for various pharaohs. They are a beauty to behold and feature many artefacts left by the ancient Egyptians in their tombs.
4) Marvel at aurora borealis in Norway 🇳🇴
Prepare to pick your jaw up from the floor as you see the Northern Lights in Norway. There are no fancy tricks here – it’s just a natural light display caused by electrons streaming out from the sun in a solar wind. Who knew science could be this beautiful.
5) Deep dive at the Great Barrier Reef 🐟🐟🐟
Experience the largest living organism in the world at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, whether you snorkel, dive, jump on a cruise, hire a boat, get in a submarine or fly in a seaplane.
6) Spend the night on a private isle 🏴
You don’t need to go far from home to accomplish a bucket-list holiday and can even have a whole island to yourself in Scotland, which has almost 800 strikingly-beautiful isles.
7) Make new friends in Uganda 🦍
Go on a hiking adventure like no other and trek through the dense rain forest of Uganda to get up close and personal with the mountain gorillas.
8) Hit highs in the Himalayas 🏔️
Stretching more than 1,500 miles, the Himalayas spread across Pakistan, Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet. It features nine of the world’s 10 highest peaks and is a place where you’ll experience an adventure like no other.
9) Go green with the waters of Vietnam 🇻🇳
One of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders and a World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is where you can sail among postcard-perfect green waters and take in karst peaks and craggy ocean rocks.
10) Start spreadin’ the news 🗽
It’s hard to sum up the magic of New York without going there, but the world’s most important city is somewhere you should visit at least once in your lifetime. From the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building, it’s time to visit the Big Apple and see some of the world’s most famous landmarks.
11) Fall in love with the Louvre 🇫🇷
Paris is a city of magic, and the Louvre is arguably the best art gallery in the world. Admire fine art, both classic and contemporary, and discover a wealth of treasures that will live with you forever.
12) Get back to nature at the Galapagos Islands 🐢
With 13 islands full of rare wildlife, the Galapagos Islands are an archipelago in Ecuador where you can see everything from the rugged landscape to giant tortoises and marine iguanas.
13) Get lost in Greece 🇬🇷
Greece is full of enchanting landscapes, from ancient ruins to majestic mountains. So why not head to somewhere truly magical, like the Meteora monasteries, which sit in the pinnacle of the Thessaly region?
14) Unwind at the Blue Lagoon 🟦
Iceland is an area of diverse landscapes, and the Blue Lagoon is an unforgettable experience set amongst volcanoes and beautiful nature. Sit back and relax in a unique setting with milky-blue waters surrounded by black lava fields covered with green moss.
15) Walk along the Great Wall of China 🧱
Stretching from Jiayuhuan to the Old Dragon’s Head, the Great Wall of China stretches for over 13,000 miles. Of course, you don’t need to walk every step to admire this iconic landmark.
16) Make it a classic moment in Cuba 🇨🇺
Cuba only opened its doors to tourists a few years ago, but it’s already becoming a remarkable destination. And there’s no better way to see it than by renting a classic car and exploring the streets of Havana and beyond to embrace the 1950s charm.
17) Visit the Taj Mahal 🏛️
Built as the burial tomb for Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, the Taj Mahal is now one of the world’s most recognisable sites. It was constructed in the 17th century, features two identical mosques and is one of the seven wonders of the world.
18) See the ruins of Pompeii 🌋
This Roman city was the it place to be in 79AC – at least it was until a volcano destroyed the town and claimed two thousand lives. Today, Pompeii provides a window into the past of another world wrapped up in ancient mystery.
19) Spend some time in Kruger National Park 🐅
Go on a safari like no other at South Africa’s Kruger National Park. It’s home to lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, buffalos and much more.
20) Experience the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City 🇻🇦
Cram yourself into the 40m long by 13m wide box where Michelangelo’s astonishing art resides. The iconic ceiling is probably the best piece of art you’ll ever see.
21) Ride a Gondola in Venice 🚣
See Venice as it’s meant to be with a ride on a Gondola. It’s the only way to capture the magic of this romantic city and provides sights of many beautiful buildings, churches and palazzos.
22) Look in the mirror at Salar de Uyuni 🇧🇴
The world’s most unusual surface area is waiting for you in Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. The salt flat is an expanse of ground that creates eye-catching patterns when it’s covered with salt and other minerals.
23) Go on a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway 🛣️
See California while you drive a stick and ride this memorable stretch of roads, twisting and turning along the highway while taking in pretty villages, rugged cliffs and a real slice of Americana.
24) Go whale watching in Mexico 🐋
Baja California is the place for some serious whale watching and a chance to interact with wonderful mammals. Give one a hug and make new friends and lifetime memories.
25) Be quiet in the Silent City of Mdina 🇲🇹
Head to Malta and explore the Silent City of Mdina, a place where there are few cars and only 300 residents.
The list of all lists
We’re already excited about our next trip after writing this list. Which ones are your favourite, have you done any already, and where will you tick off your bucket list after Covid? If a bucket-list escape is on your itinerary, why not spread the holiday costs and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime trips with flexible finance using Fly Now Pay Later? After Covid, we all deserve a special holiday somewhere.