35 Travel Bucket List Ideas for Couples
While Eat Pray Love – style, soul-searching journeys are best done solo, a few vacations are just so much better with your partner in tow (I mean, you can’t really share a kiss on the Eiffel Tower alone, can you?!). Turn to these bucket list ideas for couples if the two of you have got some serious wanderlust and are looking for your next travel destination. The world is filled with romantic and awe-inspiring places just waiting to be conquered by you and your S.O.
Here is our travel bucket list for couples.
Take a trip through the Tunnel of Love (Klevan, Ukraine)
Want to feel like you’re in a real life fairytale? Take a trip to the Ukraine and stroll down the Tunnel of Love with your S.O. This 5 kilometre stretch of railroad is surrounded by lush greenery and looks like it was stolen straight from a Disney Movie.
French Kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
It has a reputation for being one of the most romantic places on earth, so it definitely needs to be added to your checklist.
Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain (Rome, Italy)
Wish for a happy and healthy relationship…or maybe just a double scoop of gelato to share.
Go on a gondola ride (Venice, Italy)
We’ve all seen photos of couples smooching as they glide down Venice’s canals and though “I wish that were me”. Well, why can’t it be? Book your plane tickets ASAP and live your Italian dreams by going for a post-spaghetti (shared Lady and the Tramp-style, obviously) gondola ride.
Row to the Blue Grotto (Capri, Italy)
Forget about candles, Mother Nature makes the best mood lighting and Capri’s Blue Grotto is all the proof you need.
Take a ride on the London Eye (London, England)
Most of us have shared a kiss on a ferris wheel, but why not take that to the next level? Instead of heading to your local fair, jet set to London and make it happen on The Eye. Seeing Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace > Seeing hot dog vendors, ring toss games and screaming children.
Drink Guinness in its hometown (Dublin, Ireland)
If you’re going to Dublin, drinking a pint of Guinness is obligatory. Head to the company’s Storehouse (or a local pub) to get the full experience. Don’t forget to cheers to your amazing relationship.
Take a road trip down the Romantische Strasse (Möttingen, Germany)
The direct translation is “romantic road”, so it’s a must for lovebirds.
Go to Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)
If you and your S.O. can’t get enough of ales, lagers and pilsners, make your way to Munich in the fall for an authentic Oktoberfest experience. It takes eating, drinking and being merry to a whole new level.
Ride in a hot air balloon (Cappadocia, Turkey)
See Turkey’s sights in the most romantic way possible – from a hot air balloon. Don’t forget to bring your camera, you and your partner will definitely want to snap some couple selfies.
Commune with the gods (Athens, Greece)
Say hi to Aphrodite for me!
See the Northern Lights (Reykjavik, Iceland)
You may have had one or two stargazing adventures with your partner, but now it’s time for the big leagues. Aurora Borealis is a touch more impressive than Ursa Major, and you’ll want to see it in its full glory. So, Where do you go? Reykjavik.
Have a sleepover in an igloo (Saariselkä, Finland)
This was the final getaway location on Nick’s season of The Bachelor, so we now know igloos make for great Fantasy Suites 😉
Dine underwater (Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives)
Dinner at your favourite local eatery getting a bit boring? Amp up your date night by dining under the waves in the Maldives.
Float in the Dead Sea
Float away your worries and your cares with your partner by your side.
Explore the Sahara Desert on camels (Marrakesh, Morocco)
Think of this as the levelled up version of riding horses on a beach. Plus, you’ll get to see the sun rise and set on the sand, which is pretty darn dreamy.
Get an adrenaline rush at Devil’s Pool (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe)
Perfect for the thrill seeking duos!
Party it up at Mardi Gras (New Orleans, Louisiana)
Is everyday life getting you down? Do you and your S.O. really want to let loose? Head to Louisiana and dance in the streets!
See a Broadway show (New York, New York)
We’ve all heard of Hamilton, now it’s time to see the show IRL.
See the surfers at the Banzai Pipeline (Oahu, Hawaii)
…or – if the two of you have some serious skills – surf the waves yourselves.
Rent an Airstream2Go and drive to the Grand Canyon (North of Flagstaff, Arizona)
Give your road trip that extra oomph by ditching your Toyota Camry and renting an Airstream for your drive to the Grand Canyon.
Stay overnight in an ice hotel (near Quebec City, Quebec)
It may sound chilly, but your love will keep you warm.
Take a train though the Canadian Rockies (across Canada)
Canada is praised for being one of the most beautiful countries in the world and you can see a few of its best bits by hopping on a VIA train. Don’t forget to rent a sleeper car to make the journey a little cozier for the two of you.
Trek to Machu Picchu (Cuzco Region, Peru)
Take a trip back in time and see some stellar sights with your one and only.
Take a cruise down the Amazon River (Lima, Peru)
This is definitely not your average bottomless mimosa-style cruise, but I promise you, the sights will be so much better.
Sleep in a treehouse (Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica)
Because hotels are so yesterday.
Stay in an overwater bungalow (Motu Tehotu, Bora Bora)
Charter a boat in the British Virgin Islands
Live in the lap of luxury, sail to one of the most picturesque places on planet earth with your partner in crime and a glass of champagne in your hand.
Attend the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
Just try not to get too heated if you’re cheering for opposing teams.
Walk on the Great Wall of China (Huairou, China)
Much more interesting than your standard “long walks on the beach”.
Float a lantern together at the Yi Peng Floating Lantern Festival (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Yes, scoping out the stars is uber romantic, but seeing the night sky illuminated with hundreds of lanterns might be even better.
Eat in a Treepod (Koh Kood, Thailand)
Take your dinner date experience to new heights by ditching the restaurant scene and eating in a treepod.
Experience Holi in India (Mathura, Uttar Pradesh)
Brighten up your relationship by tossing colours at each other in the streets of Mathura and Vrindavan.
See a show at Sydney’s most notable landmark (Sydney, Australia)
Sydney is known for its Opera House – and good news, it’s not exclusively used for high-brow shows. Yes, you and your partner could probably see a concert in your hometown, but this is so much cooler.
Looking for more bucket list ideas? Check out The Ultimate Couples’ Bucket List
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