77 Family Travel Bucket List Ideas

In this post you can find 77 family travel bucket list ideas, along with information on why you should make your own family travel bucket list and what steps to take to get started.

Are you an adventure traveller at heart? Do you dream of snorkelling in clear blue waters, taking in the view from the rooftop of a European city, or hiking through a rainforest? A bucket list is the perfect way to commit to your travel aspirations so that you can make unforgettable memories with your family. Whether you want to travel to new places, bond over new experiences, or just spend more time together, having a family travel bucket list will help you take control of (and commit to) your travel aspirations. 

77 Family Travel Bucket List Ideas

1. Explore a cave

2. Eat lunch at Borough Market in London 

3. Spend a night in a treehouse

4. Hike to see a volcano

5. Road trip in a campervan

6. Spend a weekend camping by a lake or beach

7. Learn how to forage

8. Go on a helicopter ride

9. Visit Bamburgh Castle – the Castle on the Beach

Sitting on the Northumberland coast in the North Easy of England, Bamburgh Castle has been around since AD547 and is steeped in history. Separated from a sprawling sandy beach by some dramatic dunes it’s a must see on a visit to Northumberland.

10. Go to a family camp

11. Hike in Zion National Park

12. Visit a monastery 

13. Go dolphin spotting

14. Go whale watching

15. Scuba dive with turtles

16. Visit Banff National Park in Canada

17. Ride a tuk tuk

18. Scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

19. Walk behind a waterfall

20. Walk along the Great Wall of China

21. Do a tour of Pompei in Italy

22. Explore the rainforests of Borneo

23. Cruise through the Panama Canal

24. Watch the hot air balloons in Cappadocia, Turkey

25. Visit the Galapagos Islands

26. Camp overnight in the Sahara Desert in Morocco 

27. Spend a night glamping in a forest

28. Cruise through the fjords of Norway

29. Take in the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

30. Island hopping in Greece

31. Camp at Wadi Rum in Jordan

32. Meet Santa at Lapland

33. Eat sushi in Japan

34. Travel through the Phang Nga Bay in Thailand

35. Go on a safari tour in Tanzania

36. Walk through Central Park in New York

37. Ride the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls

38. Visit Victoria Falls

39. Eat Mickey shaped food at a Disney park

There’s so much to like about a Disney park – the rides, the characters, the parades, and, of course, the food!

40. Party at a New Orleans festival

41. Ride the Bernina Express train from Switzerland to Italy

42. Road trip around the Scottish Highlands

43. See the Puffins in the Shetlands

44. Visit a National Park in Sri Lanka

45. Take a gondola ride in Venice

46. View the Northern Lights in Iceland

47. Visit a ghost town in the US

48. Release baby turtles into the ocean in Mexico

49. Ride on the London Eye

50. Visit a German Christmas Market

51. Visit the Natural History Museum in New York

52. Watch the sunset at Uluru in Australia

53. Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia

54. Complete a US road trip

55. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru

56. Visit the Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone

57. Camp at Lake Victoria

58. Explore a glow worm cave in New Zealand

59. See the barbary apes in Gibraltar 

60. Visit Dracula’s Castle in Romania

61. Have an authentic Paella on a Spanish Island 

Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish and is one of the best things to do if you’re visiting Spain. We tried it when we visited Ibiza and have included it in

62. Spend a night in a castle

63. Explore Petra in Jordan

64. Visit stonehenge in England

65. Visit an elephant sanctuary in Thailand

66. Sail on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

67. Visit the Taj Mahal in India

68. Travel across Canada by train

69. Walk the streets of Marrakech

70. Trek in the rainforest in Costa Rica

71. Visit the Acropolis of Athens

72. Visit the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland

73. Do a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon 

74. See the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

75. Explore the Cinque Terre

76. Climb to the top of Meteora

77. Discover the remains of the Berlin wall

Family travel bucket list FAQ

What is a bucket list? 

A bucket list is a list of experiences, dreams or goals that you haven’t done yet but aim to achieve in your lifetime. These can be general lists or more specific – like a travel bucket list!

How many things are usually on a bucket list? 


Should you make a travel bucket list? 

Yes absolutely! Everyone should have a bucket list for inspiration and to help you set a plan in place to achieve your goals. 

What makes a family travel bucket list? 

A good bucket list needs to include a mixture of the achievable, inspirational and considered (especially if you’re not a seasoned traveller). 

How do I plan a bucket list? 

  1. Decide the where you want to travel (in your home continent, the world, Europe etc) and what travel you want to do (family-friendly, culture and history, adventure etc)
  2. Get inspired
  3. Write it down
  4. Plan your first trip

This is a simple step by step on how to plan a bucket list, The Bucket List Company provide a more in-depth guide to planning and building your bucket list.

How do I achieve my travel bucket list?


Summary: Family Travel Bucket List Ideas

Ultimately, a travel bucket list is personal to you and there really is no right or wrong answer to how to create one. It could be a list of all the things you would love to do in your lifetime, or it could be an achievable and realistic set of travel goals that you meticulously plan. 

For us, we have the 77 family travel bucket list ideas in this post. We see it as an inspirational wish list of travel for our family. We don’t have a strict plan to follow and instead are ticking them off one by one as and when our travel plans and budget allow. 


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