Our great planet is home to such a tremendous diversity of regions, climates, geography, peoples, and so much more. That’s why so many get bitten by the wanderlust bug, as they want to take every opportunity possible to get out of their home lives and experience what the world truly has to offer. No doubt, you could likely throw a dart at a map of the world and find yourself somewhere breathtaking and exotic…
But, there are definitely some places in the world that rise head and shoulders above the rest. These are places that seem to be the perfect combination of everything listed above and so much more, places that one really should have the opportunity in his or her life to explore.
On the list below, we’re going to share our picks for 20 of the world’s most beautiful places to visit. Spanning the entire globe, this list includes famous culture landmarks, beautiful national parks, incredible cities, and even a few surprises. So, if you’ve been wondering where you should go on your next vacation, take a look. Any one of these 20 places is sure to capture your imagination and inspire your spirit!
1. Machu Picchu (Peru)
While Peru may be attempting to limit tourism here, that only means you should work harder to see this UNESCO World Heritage site.
2. Fiordland National Park (New Zealand)
If you visit this national park between November and December, you’ll gain a real appreciation for the natural beauty of New Zealand.
3. Tamil Nadu (India)
The incredible Hindu temples for which this southern state of India are known are breathtaking in their vibrant colors.
4. Fernando de Noronha (Brazil)
Above 200 miles off the coast of Brazil is where you’ll find this breathtaking volcanic archipelago complete with incredible wildlife and gorgeous beaches.
5. Banff National Park (Canada)
The deep-blue glacial lakes that span this national park are unlike any other lakes you’ve seen in your life.