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2024 Bucket List: 30 Epic Places to Travel This Year

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There are so many cool places to travel around the world. But which ones are worthy of making it to your 2024 bucket list? We've carefully picked 30 epic places to travel this year, so you can experience the most up-and-coming places before they get crowded, as well as visit some awesome places before they disappear forever.


Whether it's chasing northern lights, erupting volcanoes, or wild parties, let 2024 be the year of adventure, and one where you climb out of your comfort zone.


This 2024 bucket list is for those ready to explore off-the-beaten path, party all night, and make memories that will last forever. So let's jump right into this exciting new chapter, and check out the most epic places to travel this year!

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2024 Bucket List: Epic Places to Travel This Year Around the Americas

From North to South, this area of the world has so many underrated places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list! The Americas are where you can find an incredible variety of landscapes, delicious coffee, and some super affordable trips. Here are a few of our recommended places to travel this year in North, Central, and South America.


1. Argentina

Argentina is one of the most underrated countries in the world, and full of variety. From the icy mountains of Patagonia to the massive waterfalls of Iguazu, you could easily spend months exploring all that the southernmost country has to offer. 


Not only is Argentina now offering more flights from the US, but the destinations have become more affordable than ever. Bring dollars and you'll be able to experience pretty much everything for half price! (Thanks to the Blue Dollar in Argentina).


But you'll want to go soon, because there is a new president, and we aren't sure what the future holds for the country financially. Take advantage now and see why Argentina is one of our favorite countries in the world!

Bariloche, Argentina, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list
Calafate, Argentina, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list
Buenos Aires, Argentina, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list
Iguazu, Argentina, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list

Argentina is one of our top travel destinations for 2024.

2. The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are one of the most protected places on Earth, and are full of the best wildlife you'll ever encounter!


More and more animals are in danger each year, so make sure to visit while you can. There was also just a massive controversy with these islands' New Years celebrations, which a creator we follow documented, ending in the termination of the Park Director.


We have a feeling that things are going to change drastically in the Galapagos Islands, so we suggest you make your way there as soon as possible!

Galapagos Islands, 2024 bucket list destinations

Photo by Deb Dowd on Unsplash

3. Peru

Peru is a country that has become increasingly popular throughout the years, and is bound to start getting more expensive with its high demand.


Machu Picchu is this South American country's claim to fame, and word has it that it won't always be open to the public. So grab your spot now, and also check out the epic Glamping options and wildly colorful landscapes all around the country while you can.

Laguna Paron, Peru, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list
Huacachina, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list
Rainbow Mountain, Peru, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list
Machu Picchu, best places to travel this year for your 2024 bucket list

Peru has an amazing variety of landscapes.

4. El Salvador

El Salvador may just be one of the most underrated countries in the Americas. Often overshadowed by the other popular countries in Central America, this country is super affordable and full of friendly people, and cool landscapes.


Expect epic volcanoes, black sand beaches, and some of the best coffee in the world. El Salvador also surprised us with its hot spring waterfall and geothermal springs.


The US has flights as low as $35 each way to San Salvador, and you can easily explore the country in a short period of time due to its small size, making it a fun option even for a weekend getaway!

El Salvador, 2024 bucket list
El Salvador, 2024 bucket list
El Salvador, 2024 bucket list
Los Ausoles de Atiquizaya, El Salvador, 2024 bucket list

El Salvador is one of the most underrated countries in the Americas.

5. Florida, USA

Florida is one of the most popular tropical getaways for Americans. But we're not here to tell you to party the night away in Miami or to go to Disney. We're here to share other reasons to add Florida to your bucket list.


For one, this state is full incredible springs, and has one of the most pictureque towns in the US, St Augustine.


But another reason Florida is one of the places to travel to this year is because it's where the America Cup will be held. This summer one of the biggest soccer tournaments will be held in the south of the US, and the finals will be in Miami

6. Idaho, USA

While Florida is a very well-known and frequented destination in the US, Idaho is one of those up-and-coming states that no one ever thought they'd see on a travel list! 


Here it is- but why exactly? Well, Idaho is actually full of natural hot springs and beautiful landscapes, which is also why we particularly love it for a winter bucket list destination, and for one of the top places to add to your 2024 bucket list as well.

Idaho, winter bucket list

Photo by Ashe Walker on Unsplash

7. Oregon, USA

Speaking of up-and-coming destinations, Oregon is definitely one of them. For the longest time I only knew Oregon for the game "the Oregon Trail" (if you know you know). But this state actually has so many incredible waterfalls, and is super green! 


We suggest heading here for a summer road trip, and pairing it with Northern California or Washington state if you have extra time.


8. Alaska, USA

Due to global warming and motions to conserve the planet, it's no surprise that some of our icier destinations should be at the top of your 2024 bucket list.


Alaska has become increasingly popular, and has so many cool reasons for visiting. It's personally been on my list of places to visit this year for a while, and I will finally be able to experience it in May!

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9. Vancouver, Canada

Another great city to pair while heading to the west is one of Canada's most beloved destinations: Vancouver. 


We've been seeing more and more hype around this island, and from pictures we can certainly see why! It's the perfect summer destination, full of gorgeous nature. Add it to your 2024 bucket list and we're sure you won't be disappointed! 


For more Vancouver travel inspo, we encourage you to check out Fuel for the Sole's Instagram page which is packed with cool recommendations!

Vancouver, places to travel this year

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2024 Bucket List: Epic Places to Travel This Year Around Europe

Europe is always a good idea, and there are an endless amount of places to visit this year. However, our picks for the 2024 bucket list have been determined for trending destinations, and those that are up-and-coming.


10. Iceland

Iceland is no longer new news. However, it's certainly a country that needs to be visited sooner or later! Due to the volcanic activity on the island, the nature is constantly changing. Not only that, but getting to witness one of the volcanic eruptions is definitely something to have on your 2024 bucket list.


If you want to get off the typical tourist path and escape the crowds, we suggest checking out the West Fjords, the Highlands, and the Westman Islands.


Blue Lagoon, 2024 bucket list
Iceland, 2024 bucket list places to travel this year
Iceland, 2024 bucket list places to travel this year
Iceland, 2024 bucket list places to travel this year

Iceland has some of the coolest landscapes on the planet.

11. Lofoten Islands, Norway

The Lofoten Islands are some of the most stunning islands on Earth, and should be on everyone's 2024 bucket list. The reason we think it is one of the places to travel this year, is because it is becoming increasingly popular, and will only keep getting more expensive and crowded.


Visit in the summer and you'll be able to experience 24 hours of sunlight, charming fishing villages, and some of the most gorgeous hikes we have ever experienced. Visit in the winter time, and you'll have an incredible shot at seeing the northern lights.

Lofoten Islands, places to visit this year for your 2024 bucket list
Lofoten Islands, places to visit this year for your 2024 bucket list
Lofoten Islands, places to visit this year for your 2024 bucket list
Lofoten Islands, places to visit this year for your 2024 bucket list
Lofoten Islands, places to visit this year for your 2024 bucket list
Lofoten Islands, places to visit this year for your 2024 bucket list

The Lofoten Islands are some of the most beautiful islands on the planet.

12. Faroe Islands, Denmark

Looking for another gorgeous archipelago in the north of Europe for your 2024 bucket list? Look no further than the incredible Faroe Islands.


Just like the Lofoten Islands they are full of incredible landscapes, and you can experience the midnight sun or the northern lights depending on when you decide to go. Unlike the Lofoten Islands though, the Faroe Islands still remain a pretty well-kept secret- so get there before the crowds follow!

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