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With time precious and funds limited, you better make every trip count.
That’s why we’ve done the work for you and put together this epic list of must-sees, updating our original bucket list of travel destinations to include reader suggestions and 2016’s travel hotspots.
From cigars in Cuba to pizza in Naples, these are the 100 trips everyone should take in their lifetime.
Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, was named the world’s best tourist attraction by Lonely Planet this year. The 700-year-old, 154-square-mile city sits deep in the jungle and is a must-see.
Walk under the budding cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan, which was voted best city in the world by Travel + Leisure for the second year in a row.
See the great wildebeest migration in Africa’s Serengeti National Park.
Feed swimming pigs in Exuma, in the Bahamas.
Get splashed under Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s widest waterfalls, which borders Brazil and Argentina.
Navigate the backwaters of Kerala, India, on a houseboat.
Bathe in a cenote (a deep natural sinkhole) in the Yucatán, Mexico.
Watch the sun set over the Mediterranean Sea from Santorini, one of the most beautiful Greek islands.
See giant tortoises and sea lions in the Galapagos Islands.
Taste some of the best pizza in the world in Naples, Italy.
Ride a dogsled through the back-country of Sweden.
Stay in a luxury hut over the clear aqua waters of the Maldives.
Snap the ultimate tourist shot at the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
Bungee jump in Queenstown, New Zealand, the « adventure capital of the world. »
Get lost in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey.
Party in the edgy underground clubs of Berlin, Germany.
Walk along the walls of Dubrovnik, which have protected the Croatian city since the 7th century.
Rub shoulders with the revelers at Carnival in Salvador, Brazil.
Soak in the steamy waters of the Blue Lagoon, outside of Reykjavík, Iceland.
Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.
Sample street food — satay, laksa, char kueh teow, to name a few dishes — at a hawker center in Penang, Malaysia.
Float in the Dead Sea in Israel.
Drive a classic car around Havana, Cuba.
Check out the Art Deco architecture in South Beach, Miami.
Explore the unreal geography of Cappadocia in Turkey.
See the reflection of the spectacular Rocky Mountains in Moraine Lake at Banff National Park, Canada.
Stare into the so-called « Door to Hell, » a burning natural gas field, in Derweze, Turkmenistan.
Stroll the ancient streets of the fortified medieval French town of Carcassonne.
Spend a night cozied up in an ice hotel, like the Ice Hotel Romania in the Fagaras Mountains near Bucharest.
Admire Frank Gehry’s twisting, undulating architecture at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Dive with whale sharks and manta rays off the coast of Mozambique.
Peer down on the rice terraces of Yunnan, China.
Stroll along the banks of the Seine in Paris.
Go diving in Australia’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Barrier Reef.
Experience the Lunar New Year celebrations in China.
Trek to the Salar de Uyuni, the massive salt flat in Bolivia.
Take in the view from the observation deck of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Eat at El Celler de Can Roca in the quaint Spanish city of Girona, as it was voted the world’s best restaurant this year.
Get lost in the maze of gardens at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris, France.
View the colorful, ramshackle homes built into the cliffs of Valparaíso, Chile.
Hike Arizona’s surreal Coyote Buttes.
Taste traditional pho from Hanoi, Vietnam.
Explore the streets of Petra, an ancient rock city in Jordan.
Step onto the floating islands of Lake Titicaca in South America, which are still inhabited by the indigenous Uros people.
Catch the first rays of light over Bryce Canyon in southwestern Utah.
Picnic in Antoni Gaudí’s surreal Parc Güell in Barcelona, Spain.
Amble through the old Spanish colonial streets of Cartagena, Colombia.
Relax on one of the gorgeous beaches of Goa, India.
Catch some colorful beads at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Climb to the top of Huayna Picchu for a bird’s-eye view of Machu Picchu.
Float in the sky-high infinity pool atop the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore.
Get adventurous and hike along the unrestored section of the Great Wall of China. Hurry, because close to two-thirds of the wall have been destroyed because of over-farming, natural erosion, and the selling of historic engraved bricks.
Visit each of the five villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre.
Drive up to the summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii and watch the stars come out.
Check out the megayacht-filled Port de Monaco, where billionaires go to play.
Experience Moroccan hospitality at a riad, or hotel, like the Palais Namaskar in Marrakech.
Swim to the private beach of Morakot Cave in Koh Mook, Thailand.
Stand at the edge of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.
Share a beer at the Lazy Lizard at the Split, a laid-back beach bar in Caye Caulker, Belize.
Stand in awe of the Aurora Borealis from Lapland, in northern Finland.
Gawk at the mysterious Moai statues on Easter Island.
Snap a photo of Madagascar’s playful, bushy-tailed lemurs.
Have a beer in the beautiful Market Square of Krakow, Poland.
Explore the ruins of Tikal, an ancient city hidden in the Guatemalan jungle.
Thunder through sand dunes on a desert safari outside Abu Dhabi.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland.
Play a hand of blackjack in one of Macau’s enormous casinos.
Run with the bulls at Pamplona’s famous Fiesta de San Fermin.
Spend New Year’s Eve watching the fireworks show over Sydney Harbour.
Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza outside Cairo, Egypt.
Navigate through icebergs on a cruise to Antarctica.
Step into the dreamy landscape of China’s Huangshan Mountain.
Ogle the gorgeous colors of the thermal pools in Yellowstone National Park.
Go on a gorilla trek in Rwanda, Africa.
Inhale the sweet aroma of the lavender fields of Provence, France.
Drive through the Australian Outback.
Test your fate and try pufferfish (also known as fugu) at a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
Spend a night at Richard Branson’s ultra-luxurious Caribbean retreat, Necker Island.
Sunbathe in Hainan, China.
Eat your way through Queens, New York, as the super-diverse borough was named the top US travel destination by Lonely Planet this year.
Ride a gondola between Canada’s breathtaking Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
Take a helicopter ride around New York City for the ultimate view of the skyline.
Take afternoon tea at Brown’s Hotel or another upscale tea room in London.
Pose with the massive statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Quebec City, Canada, is just like Europe, but closer, and has a strong French vibe. It’s also the only walled city with cobblestone streets north of Mexico.
Go on safari in Botswana, where you can see all types of wildlife.
Hit the slopes at Niseko, in northern Japan, known for some of the best powder on the planet.
Lounge on the stunning beaches of Lagos, Portugal.
Marvel at the incredibly elaborate architecture of St. Petersburg, Russia, which was voted the best destination in Europe in this year’s World Travel Awards.
Breathe in the fresh air at Mt. Everest in the Himalayas.
Take an architectural tour of Chicago by boat.
Admire the incredible golden pagodas of Bagan, Myanmar.
Play a round of golf in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Take a tasting tour through Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s best-known wine making regions.
Dance the tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Drive along California’s Pacific Coast Highway, and admire the incredible views of the Pacific Ocean.
Admire the dreamy Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and the other historic mosques in Isfahan, Iran.
Ski the Swiss Alps.
Spend the night at the luxurious Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, which we named the best hotel of the year.
See stunning natural wonders on the Azores Islands, which are 800 miles off the coast of Portugal and still somewhat of a hidden gem.