5/24/17

30 Of The Most Breathtaking Destinations On Earth

1. See Iguazu Falls from both Argentina and Brazil.



—rsh85These massive waterfalls, over 270 in total, form the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. The tallest of the falls, called Devil's Throat, cascades about 250 feet.
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These massive waterfalls, over 270 in total, form the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. The tallest of the falls, called Devil's Throat, cascades about 250 feet.

2. Travel to the Maldives.



'You wake up to sea turtles, fish, and colorful coral reefs right outside your door. It's the most magical place I've ever seen.' —emilien4ef9618ae
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"You wake up to sea turtles, fish, and colorful coral reefs right outside your door. It's the most magical place I've ever seen." —emilien4ef9618ae

3. Camp out in the Amazon rainforest.



'The sky is absolutely endless and full of stars.' —alejandrap415827bdf
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"The sky is absolutely endless and full of stars." —alejandrap415827bdf

4. Marvel at the Hardanger Fjord in Norway.



—gabsfeverHardanger is Norway's second largest fjord, home to sprawling mountains, glaciers, and the iconic Trolltunga, a scenic cliff that juts up 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet.
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Hardanger is Norway's second largest fjord, home to sprawling mountains, glaciers, and the iconic Trolltunga, a scenic cliff that juts up 700 meters above Lake Ringedalsvatnet.

5. Hike in Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park in China.



'As you trek up the mountain, you pass natural pools and crystal-clear lakes in all different colors.' —jonathanrossa
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"As you trek up the mountain, you pass natural pools and crystal-clear lakes in all different colors." —jonathanrossa

6. Visit the vibrant city of Antigua, Guatemala.



—LuluhbAbout an hour from Guatemala City, this former capital is a relic of colonial Spain. Just beyond the Crayola-colored town are three giant volcanoes, which make for some pretty spectacular day trips.
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About an hour from Guatemala City, this former capital is a relic of colonial Spain. Just beyond the Crayola-colored town are three giant volcanoes, which make for some pretty spectacular day trips.

7. Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef.



—remcmOne thousand, five hundred species of fish call the Great Barrier Reef home. P.S. You can actually see this massive reef from outer space.
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One thousand, five hundred species of fish call the Great Barrier Reef home. P.S. You can actually see this massive reef from outer space.

8. See the view of Mount Fiji from Hakone, Japan.



—Bluflmngo1A popular day trip from Tokyo, Hakone is known for its insane mountain vistas and natural hot springs.
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A popular day trip from Tokyo, Hakone is known for its insane mountain vistas and natural hot springs.

9. Hike The Narrows in Utah's Zion National Park.



—natoshabeeOne of the most famous hikes in Zion National Park, The Narrows splices through a slot canyon. Hope you don't mind getting your feet a little wet.
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One of the most famous hikes in Zion National Park, The Narrows splices through a slot canyon. Hope you don't mind getting your feet a little wet.

10. Hike up to Bellanda Tower in Nice, France.



'If you go early enough in the morning, there's hardly anyone there and the colors of the sunrise over the blue hues of the water are unlike anything I've ever seen.' —calikelsi
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"If you go early enough in the morning, there's hardly anyone there and the colors of the sunrise over the blue hues of the water are unlike anything I've ever seen." —calikelsi

11. Visit the Isle of Skye on Scotland's west coast.



—carolinep4a22b26fbStart in the picturesque fishing village of Portree and explore this dreamy landscape made up of green velvet moors, craggy mountains, fairy pools, and sea stacks.
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Start in the picturesque fishing village of Portree and explore this dreamy landscape made up of green velvet moors, craggy mountains, fairy pools, and sea stacks.

12. Travel to colorful Cinque Terre in Italy.



—Charis Vaughn, FacebookMade up of five fishing villages on the Ligurian coastline, Cinque Terre's steep cliffs and vibrant houses look like a page from a storybook.
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—Charis Vaughn, Facebook
Made up of five fishing villages on the Ligurian coastline, Cinque Terre's steep cliffs and vibrant houses look like a page from a storybook.

13. Be humbled by the fishing villages in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.



—kaityf3 The best way to see these floating villages — surrounded by limestone karsts and lush rainforests — is by river cruise.
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The best way to see these floating villages — surrounded by limestone karsts and lush rainforests — is by river cruise.

14. Visit Lençois Maranhenses National Park in Brazil.



—Eduarda De Souza Queiroz, FacebookThis Brazilian national park may look like a desert, but It's actually miles and miles of white sand dunes dotted with crystal lagoons.
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—Eduarda De Souza Queiroz, Facebook
This Brazilian national park may look like a desert, but It's actually miles and miles of white sand dunes dotted with crystal lagoons.

15. Swim in the hidden Cenotes near Tulum, Mexico.



—gouwensdThese turquoise, underground caves are hidden deep in the jungles all over the Yucatán Peninsula from Cancún to Cozumel.
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These turquoise, underground caves are hidden deep in the jungles all over the Yucatán Peninsula from Cancún to Cozumel.

16. Drive the Great Ocean Road in Melbourne, Australia.



—Hannah Schneider, FacebookIf you find yourself in Australia, get behind the wheel and explore this 243-kilometer stretch of coastline past wineries, seaside towns, lighthouses, and the famous limestone towers known as the 12 Apostles.
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—Hannah Schneider, Facebook
If you find yourself in Australia, get behind the wheel and explore this 243-kilometer stretch of coastline past wineries, seaside towns, lighthouses, and the famous limestone towers known as the 12 Apostles.

17. Take a hot air balloon ride during sunrise in Cappadocia, Turkey.



—Erika Baroman, FacebookOne of the most fascinating landscapes on Earth, the whimsical city of Cappadocia in Central Turkey is known for its fairy chimneys, boulders, and pinnacles. Take to the sky by hot air balloon for the absolute best views.
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—Erika Baroman, Facebook
One of the most fascinating landscapes on Earth, the whimsical city of Cappadocia in Central Turkey is known for its fairy chimneys, boulders, and pinnacles. Take to the sky by hot air balloon for the absolute best views.

18. Be spellbound by the Northern Lights in Lapland, Finland.



—Danae Balcells Moliné, FacebookIf you visit the arctic circle from October through March, you just might get lucky enough to see the neon aurora borealis dancing in the sky.
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—Danae Balcells Moliné, Facebook
If you visit the arctic circle from October through March, you just might get lucky enough to see the neon aurora borealis dancing in the sky.

19. Trek the breathtaking Napali coast in Kauai, Hawaii.



—ashleydfYou might recognize this 16-mile stretch or coast in Kauai with its hidden beaches and sea-carved cliffs from Spielberg's Jurassic Park series.
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You might recognize this 16-mile stretch or coast in Kauai with its hidden beaches and sea-carved cliffs from Spielberg's Jurassic Park series.

20. Experience lilac season in Mackinac Island, Michigan.



—caitlincatbCome June, this island in Lake Huron bursts into color and smells of fresh flowers.
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Come June, this island in Lake Huron bursts into color and smells of fresh flowers.

21. Visit Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.



'This UNESCO heritage site was formed 50–60 million years ago by volcanic activity. Seeing it makes you feel like you're at the edge of the world.'—Rachel S.
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"This UNESCO heritage site was formed 50–60 million years ago by volcanic activity. Seeing it makes you feel like you're at the edge of the world."—Rachel S.

22. See Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.



—rachela46faef666One of the highlights along this rugged Alaskan landscape is an ice trek on giant Exit Glacier.
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One of the highlights along this rugged Alaskan landscape is an ice trek on giant Exit Glacier.

23. Admire the architecture of the Place des Vosges in Paris.



'You'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you visit this beautiful little square in the Marais District.' —katherines468a12996
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"You'll feel like you've traveled back in time when you visit this beautiful little square in the Marais District." —katherines468a12996

24. Cruise along California's scenic Pacific Coast Highway.



—Kbarr92Big Little Lies fans, put this one on your bucket list. Put a few pit stops on your road trip itinerary like Bixby Creek Bridge, Pfeiffer Beach, and the jaw-dropping McAway Falls.
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Big Little Lies fans, put this one on your bucket list. Put a few pit stops on your road trip itinerary like Bixby Creek Bridge, Pfeiffer Beach, and the jaw-dropping McAway Falls.

25. See Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach in Oregon.



—gabriellak4ef9d9046About 90 minutes from Portland, this beach town on Oregon's coast is a must-see spot for nature lovers. In addition to hiking trails and state parks galore, the 235-foot-tall sea stack called Haystack Rock is some serious eye candy.
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About 90 minutes from Portland, this beach town on Oregon's coast is a must-see spot for nature lovers. In addition to hiking trails and state parks galore, the 235-foot-tall sea stack called Haystack Rock is some serious eye candy.

26. Admire the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.



—ana1102One of the most renowned archeological sites in the world, this incredible system of Hindu temples built in the jungle dates back to the 9th century.
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One of the most renowned archeological sites in the world, this incredible system of Hindu temples built in the jungle dates back to the 9th century.

27. Watch the sun rise over the south side of the Grand Canyon.



'I have never seen something so breathtaking or beautiful in all my life. Just taking in the sheer vastness of it left me speechless.' —funkysammie
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"I have never seen something so breathtaking or beautiful in all my life. Just taking in the sheer vastness of it left me speechless." —funkysammie

28. Gaze at the Emerald Lakes at Tongariro National Park in New Zealand.



—andiekatherinesNew Zealand's oldest national park is home to mountains, volcanoes, hot springs, and jade lakes. The most popular attraction is a full-day trek across the hills of the three volcanoes encircled by the park.
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New Zealand's oldest national park is home to mountains, volcanoes, hot springs, and jade lakes. The most popular attraction is a full-day trek across the hills of the three volcanoes encircled by the park.

29. Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia.



—keldredge7Of all Europe's breathtaking lake towns, this Slovenian vacation destination is something special with its emerald water and scenic town. The medieval castle backdrop is just the icing on the cake.
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Of all Europe's breathtaking lake towns, this Slovenian vacation destination is something special with its emerald water and scenic town. The medieval castle backdrop is just the icing on the cake.

30. Watch the clouds roll in over Reynisfjara Beach in Vik, Iceland.



This black sand beach on Iceland's south coast is like nothing you've ever seen before, especially during winter when the sun hangs low, trying to break through the brooding sky. —Hannah Loewentheil
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This black sand beach on Iceland's south coast is like nothing you've ever seen before, especially during winter when the sun hangs low, trying to break through the brooding sky. 

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