Wanderlust

This page is a non-exhaustive list of places I want to see in my lifetime. As you will see by perusing this page, my list is completely out of control; there are so many fantastic and intriguing places in the world, and I want to visit them all! Crossed out places are ones I’ve now visited.

As I said, this list isn’t exhaustive, so I will constantly be updating it – I like keeping it safe here so that if I ever get ludicrous amounts of money, I will be ready! I have attempted some kind of order by sorting all of the places into categories – click on the links below to jump to different sections.

wanderlust

Towns, Cities & Villages
Abandoned/Haunted Buildings & Ghost Towns
Culture: Museums, Libraries, Theatres & Galleries
Religious Places/Buildings
Bars, Clubs & Hotels
Festivals
Graves & Burial Sites
Sculptures
Buildings
Castles
Ruins
War
Lighthouses
Rivers, Lakes & Seas
Mountains & Caves
Waterfalls
Islands
Formations
Parks & Gardens
Miscellaneous


Towns, Cities & Villages

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Whitby, Yorkshire, England
  • Akihabara District, Tokyo, Japan
  • Rome, Italy
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Munich, Germany
  • Avebury, Wiltshire, England
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Yangshuo, China
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Positano, Italy
  • Jerusalem, Israel
  • Glencoe, Scotland
  • London, England
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Vatican City, Italy
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Florence, Italy
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Belfast, Ireland
  • New York City, NY, USA
  • Venice, Italy
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Pietrapertosa, Italy
  • Colmar, France
  • Mumbai, India
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Barrow, AK, USA (during the polar night)
  • Benteng Chittorgarh, India
  • Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
  • Ghent, Belgium
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Stuttgart, Germany
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Ripley Village, North Yorkshire, England
  • Nebelhorn Mountain Igloo Village, Germany
  • Cefalu, Italy
  • Mostar, Bosnia
  • Kasselburg, Germany
  • Rye, East Sussex, England
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Minden, Germany
  • Zell, Germany
  • Conwy, Wales
  • Trondheim, Norway
  • Graz, Austria
  • Regensburg, Germany
  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Vizzini, Italy
  • Bath, England
  • San Fele, Italy
  • Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Hallstatt, Austria
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Isola Bella, Italy
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Trier, Germany
  • Bled, Slovenia
  • Ravensburg, Germany
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Cobh, Ireland
  • Bramshott, Hampshire, England
  • Speyer, Germany
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Paris, France
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Tubingen, Germany
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Carcassonne, France
  • Graceland, TN, USA
  • Roswell, NM, USA
  • Area-51, NV, USA
  • Hidden Mountain Village, Jiuzhaigou, China
  • Normandy, France
  • Stratford-upon-Avon, England
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Heidelberg, Germany
  • Leros, Greece
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Abandoned/Haunted Buildings & Ghost Towns

  • Gore Orphanage, OH, USA
  • City Hall Subway Station, New York City, NY, USA
  • Carson Mansion, Eureka, CA, USA
  • Denbigh Asylum, Wales
  • The Red Lion Pub, Avebury, England
  • Chateau Congo, Belgium
  • Helltown, OH, USA
  • Pripyat, Ukraine
  • Kolmanskop, Namibia
  • South Bridge Vaults, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Athens Lunatic Asylum, OH, USA
  • Oradour-sur-Glane, France
  • Shicheng Underwater City, China
  • Pegrema, Republic of Karelia, Russia
  • Sanzhi Pod City, Taiwan
  • Centralia, PA, USA
  • Bodie, CA, USA
  • Darwin, CA, USA
  • Craco, Italy
  • Fengdu Ghost City, Chongqing, China
  • Silverton, Australia
  • Pyramiden, Svalbard, Norway
  • Belchite, Spain
  • Grytviken, Antarctica
  • Sewell, Chile

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Culture

(Museums, Libraries, Theatres & Galleries)

  • Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY, USA
  • Guggenheim, New York City, NY, USA
  • H.R. Giger Museum, Gruyére, Switzerland
  • Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY, USA
  • Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Natural History Museum, London, England
  • Imperial War Museum, London, England
  • Torture Museum, Ruedesheim, Germany
  • The Morbid Anatomy Library & Museum, Brooklyn, New York City, NY, USA
  • Metropolitan Museum, New York City, NY, USA
  • British Museum, London, England
  • Le Musee des Vampires, Paris, France
  • Grip the Raven, Central Library, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
  • Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sydney Opera House, Australia
  • Science Museum, London, England
  • The Old Operating Theatre, London, England
  • Tequendama Falls Museum, Colombia
  • Burgtheater, Vienna, Austria
  • Molinere Underwater Gallery, Grenada
  • Stuttgart Modern Library, Germany
  • Palais Garnier Opera House, Paris, France
  • New York Public Library, New York City, NY, USA
  • Le Louvre, Paris, France
  • Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt
  • Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, London, England
  • Ernest Hemingway House, Key West, FL, USA
  • Teatre-Museu Dalí, Figueres, Spain
  • Majestic Theatre, New York City, NY, USA
  • Akodessewa Fetish Market, Lome, Togo

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Religious Places/Buildings

  • Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
  • Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan
  • Selime, Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Itsukushima-Jinja, Miyajima, Japan
  • Wat Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Hanging Monastery, Dàtóng, China
  • Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Capuchin Monastery, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Salisbury Cathedral, England
  • Canterbury Cathedral, England
  • Jelling Mounds Runic Stones and Church, Denmark
  • Meteora, Kalambaka, Greece
  • St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
  • Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Borgun Stave Church, Norway
  • Basilica de san Marco, Venice, Italy
  • Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Monmartre, Paris, France
  • Basilica de san Pietro, Vatican City, Italy
  • Hill of Crosses, Šiauliai, Lithuania
  • Jigen-in Temple, Izumisano, Osaka, Japan
  • Dom, Berlin, Germany
  • Togo Shrine, Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Urnes Stave Church, Norway

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Bars, Clubs & Hotels

  • Sala Silvermine, Sweden
  • Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
  • Atomium, Brussels, Belgium
  • Jekyll & Hyde’s, New York City, NY, USA
  • Vinotherapy at Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
  • Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
  • Carlton Arms Hotel, New York City, NY, USA
  • Mirrorcube Treehouse Hotel, Sweden
  • Atholl Palace Hotel, Scotland
  • Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • La Rosa Campsite Extraordinaire, North Yorkshire, England
  • The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO, USA
  • Rock Restaurant, Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Soho’s Secret Tea Room, London, England
  • Hung Drawn and Quartered Pub, London, England
  • The Blind Beggar, London, England
  • Death & Company, New York City, NY, USA

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Festivals

  • Whitby Goth Weekend, Yorkshire, England
  • Oktoberfest, Munich, Germany
  • Halloween Parade, New York City, NY, USA
  • Cheese Rolling Festival, Gloucestershire, England
  • Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan
  • Dia de los Muertos, Cancun, Mexico
  • Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Gay Pride Parade, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Berlinale, Berlin, Germany
  • Carnivale, Venice, Italy
  • Obon Festival, Japan

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Graves & Burial Sites

  • J.R.R. Tolkien, Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford, England
  • Highgate Cemetery, London, England
  • Edgar Allan Poe, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Bruce & Brandon Lee, Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Bela Lugosi, Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA, USA
  • Oscar Wilde, Pére Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
  • St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Taj Mahal, Agra, India
  • Catacombs of Paris, France
  • Non-Catholic Cemetery, Rome, Italy
  • Juanita, Arequipa Museo Santury, Peru
  • Tomb of Abélard and Héloïse, Pére Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
  • Catacombs of Rome, Italy
  • Hanging Coffins, Sagada, Phillippines
  • Catacombe dei Cappuccini, Palermo, Italy
  • Sedlec Ossuary, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

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Sculptures

  • Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Ajanta Caves, India
  • Wellington Arch, Hyde Park, London, England
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  • Bathesda Fountain, Central Park, New York City, NY, USA
  • Charles Bridge, Prague
  • Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Statue of William Shakespeare, Leicester Square Gardens, London, England
  • Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • A Conversation With Oscar Wilde, Charing Cross, London, England
  • Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City, NY, USA
  • Tower Bridge, London, England
  • Bab Sharqi, Damascus, Syria
  • Arc di Triomphe, Paris, France
  • Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Great Wall of China
  • Statue of Sherlock Holmes, London, England
  • The Meeting Place, St. Pancras International, London, England
  • Moai, Easter Island
  • Statue of Liberty, New York City, NY, USA
  • Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, NY, USA
  • Motherland, Volgograd, Russia
  • Angel of the North, England
  • The Sleeping Goddess, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, England
  • Sverd i Fjell, Stavanger, Norway
  • Grand Buddha, Léshan, China
  • Alice in Wonderland, Central Park, New York City, NY, USA
  • Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy
  • Mt. Rushmore, SD, USA
  • Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

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Buildings

  • Empire State Building, New York City, NY, USA
  • Tower of London, England
  • Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Italy
  • Bacardi Building, Havana, Cuba
  • Oxford University, England
  • Blackrock Cottage, Scotland
  • Anne Frank House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Lemp Mansion, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Big Ben, London, England
  • Tower of Pisa, Italy
  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • The White House, Washington, D.C., USA
  • H.P. Lovecraft House, Providence, RI, USA
  • Goose Creek Tower, AK, USA
  • Conciergerie, Paris, France
  • Moulin Rouge, Paris, France
  • Chrysler Building, New York City, NY, USA
  • Cambridge University, England
  • Werribee Mansion, Melbourne, Australia
  • Villa d’Este, Tivoli, Italy
  • Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire, England
  • Plaza de los Coches, Cartagena, Colombia
  • Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Castles

  • Windsor Castle, England
  • Buckingham Palace, London, England
  • Kylemore Abbey, Ireland
  • Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark
  • Warwick Castle, England
  • Swallow’s Nest Castle, Crimea, Ukraine
  • Cape Coast Castle, Ghana
  • Corfe Castle, Dorset, England
  • Gamlehaugen Castle, Bergen, Norway
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
  • Hylton Castle, Tyne-and-Wear, England
  • Château de Chambord, France
  • Sigmaringen Castle, Germany
  • Gisborough Priory, Redcar & Cleveland, England
  • Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire, England
  • Kretzulescu Palace, Bucharest
  • Hampton Court, Surrey, England
  • Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire, England
  • Castle Howard, Yorkshire, England
  • Himeji Castle, Japan
  • Mailath Castle, Croatia
  • Dover Castle, Kent, England
  • Peles Castle, Romania
  • Berry Pomeroy Castle, Dorset, England
  • Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
  • Prague Castle, Czech Republic
  • Corvin Castle, Hunadoara, Romania
  • Titania’s Castle, Egeskov Slot, Denmark
  • Château de Chillon, Lake Geneva, Switzerland
  • Belvedere Castle, Central Park, New York City, NY, USA
  • Château de Versailles, France
  • Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland, England
  • Castle of the Moors, Sintra, Portugal
  • Eltz Castle, Wierschem, Germany
  • Cochem Castle, Germany
  • Cardiff Castle, Wales
  • Mont Saint Michel, France
  • Castle Slaughter, Scotland
  • Château de Sully-sur-Loire, France
  • Rosenborg Slot, Denmark
  • Karlsruhe Schloss, Germany

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Ruins

  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Pompeii, Naples, Italy
  • Bury St Edmund’s Abbey, Suffolk, England
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Hadrian’s Wall, England
  • Imhotep & Saqqara, Egypt
  • The Forum, Rome, Italy
  • Pyramids of the Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
  • Vindolanda, Hadrian’s Wall, England
  • Baalbek, Lebanon
  • Butrint, Albania
  • Volubilis, Morocco
  • Hellfire Club, Montpelier Hill, Dublin, Ireland
  • L’anse Aux Meadows, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Colosseum, Rome, Italy
  • Stonehenge, England
  • Mt. Nemrut, Turkey
  • Ta Prohm, Angkor, Cambodia
  • Skara Brae, Orkney, Scotland
  • Underwater Prison, Estonia
  • Palenque, Mexico
  • Herculaneum, Italy
  • Abu Simbel, Egypt
  • Carthage, Tunisia
  • El Castillo, Chichén Itzá, Mexico
  • Acropolis, Athens, Greece
  • Valley of the Kings, Egypt

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War

  • Auschwitz, Oswiecim, Poland
  • Truk Lagoon, Chuuk Islands, Micronesia
  • Hitler’s Eagle Nest, Berchtesgaden, Germany
  • Poppy Fields, Flanders, Belgium
  • The Skull Tower, Nis, Serbia
  • Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial, New York City, NY, USA
  • East Side Gallery, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany
  • Trench of Death, Diksmuide, Belgium
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium
  • Christmas Truce Memorial, Frelinghien, France
  • Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Japan
  • D-day Beaches, Normandy, France
  • Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, Cambodia

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Lighthouses

  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, NC, USA
  • Cape Palliser, North Island, New Zealand
  • Phare du Creach, Ushant, France
  • La Vieille, Plogoff, France

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Rivers, Lakes & Seas

  • Loch Ness, Scotland
  • Tara River Canyon, Montenegro
  • River Thames, London, England
  • Dead Sea, Israel/Jordan
  • Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, USA
  • Cenote Dzitnup, Valladolid, Mexico
  • Lac Roe, Senegal
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Blood Pond Hot Spring, Beppu, Japan
  • Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Devil’s Bathtub, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Grüner See, Austria
  • Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
  • Tulum Cenote, Mexico
  • Lago di Tenno, Trentino, Italy
  • Crater Lake, OR, USA
  • Takachiho Gorge, Japan
  • Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

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Mountains & Caves

  • Cueva de las Manos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
  • Mt. Sinai, Egypt
  • Mt. St. Helen’s, WA, USA
  • Pulpit Rock, Norway
  • Nigardsbreen Ice Cave, Norway
  • Hang Son Doon Cave, Vietnam
  • Cave of Swimmers, Gilf Kebir, Egypt
  • Anhumas Abyss, Brazil
  • Icefields Parkway, Canada
  • Monte Perdido, Pyrenees
  • Kelimutu, Indonesia
  • Beachy Head, England
  • Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
  • Cave of the Sybil, Monte di Cuma, Italy
  • Necromanteion of Ephyra, Greece
  • Bárðarbunga, Iceland
  • Blue Grotto, Capri, Italy
  • Mt. Everest, Himalayas
  • Devetashkata Cave, Bulgaria
  • Mt. Fuji, Japan
  • Alepotrypa Cave, Greece
  • Longmen Grottoes, Luòyáng, China
  • White Cliffs of Dover, England
  • Skaftafell Ice Cave, Iceland
  • Cueva de los Cristales, Naica, Mexico

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Waterfalls

  • Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
  • Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • Multnomah Falls, OR, USA
  • Gullfoss, Iceland
  • Niagara Falls, USA/Canada
  • Geech Abyss, Ethiopia
  • Latefossen, Norway
  • Ban Gioc-Detian Falls, Guangxu, China

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Islands

  • Tanah Lot, Bali
  • El Nido Palawan Island, Phillippines
  • Deception Island, Antarctica
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha, Madagascar
  • Isle of Man, UK
  • Aogashima Island, Japan
  • Little Skellig, Ireland
  • Okunoshima (Rabbit Island), Japan

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Formations

  • The Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Danxia Landform, China
  • Hodge Close Quarry, Cumbria, England
  • Pleneau Bay, Antarctica
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
  • ‘Eyes of God’, Prohodna Cave, Bulgaria
  • Bay of Fundy, Canada
  • Trolltunga, Odda, Norway
  • Badlands, SD, USA
  • Grand Canyon, AZ, USA
  • Neist Point, Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

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Parks & Gardens

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, USA
  • Yellowstone National Park, USA
  • Painshill Park, Surrey, England
  • Monet Gardens, Giverny, France
  • The Poison Garden, Alnwick, England
  • Walingyuan National Park, Hunan, China
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, KY, USA
  • Bridges Park, Ireland
  • Starved Rock State Park, IL, USA
  • Shakespeare’s Garden, Central Park, New York City, NY, USA
  • Kingston Maurward Gardens, Dorset, England
  • Komodo National Park, Padar Island, Indonesia
  • Yosemite National Park, USA
  • Lake District, England

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Miscellaneous

  • Red Sea Star, Eilat, Israel
  • Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica
  • Shakespeare and Company bookshop, Paris, France
  • Daunt Books, London, England
  • The Lightning Field, NM, USA
  • Hobbiton, Hinvera, Matamata, New Zealand
  • Crown Mines Shaft 14, South Africa
  • Baker Street Station, London, England
  • Mars
  • Komsomolskaya Station, Moscow, Russia
  • Nazca Lines, Peru
  • Tyburn Gallows, London, England
  • The London Eye, England
  • City of the Dead, Cairo, Egypt
  • Yonaguni-Jima, Japan
  • Grand Central Station, New York City, NY, USA
  • Greenwich Meridian, London, England
  • Catatumbo Lightning, Venezuela
  • Death Valley, CA, USA
  • New Forest, Dorset, England
  • Manchac Swamp, LA, USA
  • Sahara Desert, Africa
  • Door To Hell, Derweze, Turkmenistan
  • The Moon
  • Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Black Forest, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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If you know of any interesting or beautiful places that I’ve missed, please let me know about it – I’m always on the hunt for new places to read about and dream of! What are your all-time wanderlust destinations?

Kayleigh x