Planning for a world tour to see the most beautiful places in the world? We have you covered with the top options and the pictures to make you go gaga already. Our world has incredible places and you’d only know that when you step out of the places near you.
Most beautiful places in the world
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and when it comes to travel everyone has different preferences. You might find beaches beautiful while someone prefers the mountains. You might like visiting historical places while some might want to be around the cityscapes.
No matter what you’re looking for, you’d want to explore the most beautiful places in the world. Here, we will give you the top options that you must visit once in life:
1. Grand Canyon in the US
We have all heard of the beauty that the Grand Canyon offers to the country. If you haven’t yet visited here, it is time you do.
The Grand Canyon is a steep and one-mile deep up to an 18-mile-wide gorge created by the Colorado River since the last 5,000 years. You will have to witness the place from a vantage point to see the layers of colors on the rock show. The geological beauty is a marvel in the US and some of its rocks are more than 1.8 billion years old.
If you want to see life growing on Canyon’s steep sides, you have to hike the trails of the northern rim. Most people stop at the southern rim and a common viewpoint here is the Yavapai Observation Station. You can also try the Mather Point or Mary Colter’s Lookout Studio to grab some more views.
2. Santorini in Greece
There are few places as beautiful as this popular honeymoon destination. If you’re looking for a luxurious indulgence, you got to come here. Located on top of a cliff, this Greek beauty offers a breathtaking view of Palea volcano, the island of Thirassia, and Nea Kameni.
Santorini is a part of one of the most picturesque villages in the world called Oia. It is around 11 km away from Fira on the northern side of the island. Oia has a charm of its own with a blend of traditional stone houses with narrow streets. From the sunbaked balconies to the blue-domed churches, this is definitely a place you should come once in your life.
One side of the village is quiet and laidback, making it one of the beautiful places in the world for a honeymoon. The other side is full of souvenir shops, cafes, and taverns meeting all your travel goals.
You will love to stroll through the tiny port of Ammoudi that descends by 300 steps down the cliff or visit the lovely galleries that showcase art from several artists who fell in love with the place.
3. Maroon Bells in the US
Maroon Bells locates around 10 miles away from Aspen in Colorado and comprise of two 14,000 foot-peaks of the Elk Mountains. The place artistically reflects on the Maroon Lake that snuggles in the glacial valley. They are also the jewels of the Rocky Mountains and is one of the most photographed places in the US.
Time stops when the two sentinels mirror on the lake and give a striking look. If you come here during the summers, you will explore the lush green trails with wildflowers all over. During the fall, you will find tall aspen trees mix the colors of fall. However, winter is all iced up and the place goes absolutely silent.
Guides will tell you the best hiking trails to click images that reinsure why this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. You will also find fly-fishermen around the lake who will lend you some more Instagram-worthy images.
4. Jaipur in India
India is a land of cultures, heritage, customs, history, and incredible beauty. There are endless places to visit here, but if you had to choose one, you must come to Jaipur. It is the capital of Rajasthan, which literally means the king’s land.
Jaipur is called ‘The Pink City’ as most houses here are colored in the same shade of pink. But the real beauty to explore here is the mesmerizing palaces like the Royal City Palace, the Hawa Mahal, and more. It is a part of India that still holds onto the heritage and has many places listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Recently, the city was named by UNESCO as ‘Pink City Jaipur’ due to the number of heritage places that people must-see.
5. Na Pali Coast in Kauai
Kauai is one of the oldest islands in Hawaii but also one of the least developed. It is dominated by wild landscapes that have naturally evolved over centuries due to change of weather and erosion.
Na Pali is one of the most striking places to visit here because of 15-mile velvety coastline full of sheer cliffs that seem to fold in and out. It is very challenging to grab the best views because you either need to hire a catamaran or take up a difficult 22-mile roundtrip hike.
6. Cappadocia in Turkey
While most people know about the sublime beauty of Cöteme National Park and also visit the Rock Sites, the real deal lies beneath the surface. With many of such towering pinnacles, you will find domestic homes, churches, frescoed housing, which date back to the 11th century. The underground subterranean cities or cave-dwellings were created out of bedrocks. Currently, they house some of the most incredible works done by Byzantine art and is a must-visit when coming to Turkey.
7. Faroe Islands
Not many people have heard of this self-governing archipelago that comprises of 18 treeless islands. All of them are linked by causeways or road tunnels that emerge from ice water between Norway and Iceland. They are far from any tourist’s path and you need a daunting effort to visit this place.
Life in Faroes revolves around the sea and the people here travel by boat and mostly eat fish. The landscapes are shaped by craggy cliffs and are filled with colorful cottages and churches.
8. Yangshuo in China
Yangshuo is a riverside town of southern China and is a complete paradise for adventure lovers. Here, you get to go biking, hiking, rock climbing, and much more. Since it is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is also accessible, the number of tourists increase every year.
You also get to sail on the bamboo boats on the Li River as you pass by the fertile rice fields. People who live away from the countryside live in shadows due to the towering karst mountains.
9. Paris in France
The City of Love is on most traveler’s bucket list as it seduces everyone with its oh-so-charming cafes, large boulevards, ornate mansions, townhouse balconies, and definitely the Eiffel Tower. Paris is a blend of Art Nouveau, Haussmann, Renaissance, and Neoclassical architectural styles. Even famous landmarks like Notre Dame and Louvre are loved for what lies within them and not just the exteriors. The best way to explore Paris is by aimlessly strolling and finding direction along the way.
10. Colosseum in Rome
Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, this place has witnessed several fights. At present times, actors perform here in gladiator clothes outside the Colosseum and let you take paid pictures. This place is a testimonial for the ingenuity of builders and has stood strong for centuries. Some parts have damaged by now but most of it still retains the glory. It is one of the most beautiful places that depict the history of Rome. Make sure you buy tickets in advance when you come here to not waste time in the long queue.
11. New York City in USA
If you’re the lover of cityscapes and nightlife, you ought to come to New York City. From brilliant architectural places to magnificent skyscrapers, from Broadway performances to Big Apple, there are tons to do in New York.
Let the flashy neon lights of Times Square take you by surprise as you waltz by skyscrapers in Wall Street. The place will give you the right kind of vibrancy and energy and definitely an interesting nightlight.
You might also like to visit exhibition halls like MoMA, world heritage site of Statue of Liberty, walk by the memorable lanes of stately brownstones, and indulge in the urban buzz.
12. Great Barrier Reef in Australia
If you’re visiting Australia for a few days, chances are you’d come only for the Great Barrier Reef. The area stretches for 2300km off the eastern coast of Australia and is one of nature’s magnificence.
It is the biggest structure made by living organisms and has been captured by outer space. The marine flora and fauna of this place enthrals every visitor of the ecosystem. This place is one of the best water activities like diving and snorkeling to experience marine life.
People don’t just come here for the marine reefs but also the tropical island sun-kissed beaches, and much more. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time on the beaches or you have limited time to explore the whole of Australia, you can opt for a helicopter ride.
13. Pyramids of Giza in Egypt
Egypt is famous because of innumerable pyramids and the ones of Giza are the most popular. Irrespective of the heat and the dust, this place flocks in thousands of visitors every year due to its magnificence.
The Giza collection lets you explore plenty of pyramids at one go. From the Pyramid of Khufu to the Pyramid of Chephren, from the Pyramid of Khefre to the funeral home sanctuaries, there is a lot to explore here. Perfect place for history buffs!
The Maldives is the perfect getaway from ocean-loving honeymooners. The tropical haven full of immaculate beaches is spread across 1,192 coral islands. Only a few of these are inhabited so it is best to visit the main island of Maldives.
Time stops when you’re by the beaches and clear waves come crashing against the seashore. Here, you get to swim with manta rays, reef sharks, and feast on several fishes as the locals cook the best food for you.
The Maldives can be as adventurous as leisurely you want it to be. From floating in the crystalline lagoons to sitting on the sun-kissed beaches, this place is simply beautiful. The best part is that you can stay in an underwater hotel or an overwater bungalow, as there are endless ways to grab the best views.
15. Prague in the Czech Republic
Looking for one of the cheapest yet most beautiful places in Europe? Come to Prague and explore the mystery behind rich culture and history. The city is arguably interesting, cosmopolitan, yet gives you a blend of ancient and modern cultures.
Prague lets you explore the beauty of European architecture and isn’t costly like Paris and Rome. From the Prague Castle to the Vistara river, from the Charles Bridge to the Grand Old Town, there is simply so much to see here.
16. Amalfi Coast in Italy
How can we miss out on Italy when talking about European holidays? Italy is not just one of the most beautiful places in the world, but it also has a variety of options for every traveler. We handpick Amalfi Coast that locates at the edge of Sorrentine Peninsula. It has plunging cliffs that give you breathtaking views of the sea and lets you explore tiny golden beaches in the secluded coves.
From the pastel villages that are basking under the sun to the steep Mount Ravello, there is so much to see here as well. This too can be a perfect romantic getaway that sets the right ambiance for romance.
The best way to explore this hidden gem is taking the Mediterranean coastal road that lies between the port of Salerno and Amalfi. The beauty of Sorrento on the clifftop gives you breathtaking landscapes to gaze at as you hike through one of the famous trails and walk past old villages.
These were few of the many places in the world that are known for its beauty and charm. You need to find out which ones you want to add to your bucket list in your quest to go on a world tour.