Bucket List 2021- Top 10 Places to Travel to This Year

Ayushi Vanzara

15th Feb'21
Bucket List 2021- Top 10 Places to Travel to This Year | OpenGrowth

While the pandemic had brought the world to a standstill, travel enthusiasts have begun to travel again with all the safety precautions to get the tourism industry going.

All the travel plans of 2020 were burnt to ashes by coronavirus, but that should not stop you from curating your list for 2021. 


Here are the Top 10 Places that you can add to your Travel Bucket List of 2021


1. Maldives

About the Maldives

The Maldives is a small archipelagic state(an island country) in South Asia, situated in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. 

What is the Maldives known for?

  • Things to do at night: Night Diving, Night Fishing, Open Air Cinema, Stargazing, Private Island Dinner

  • Historical Places: Male Friday Mosque, Utheemu Ganduvaru, Isdhoo Buddhist Stupas, Tsunami Monument, Male National Museum

  • Water Sports: Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Jet Skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing

  • Water Villas

  • Seafood

The Maldives has become the most trending vacation spot by 2020, especially for honeymoon.



Best Time to Visit Maldives

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April.


2. South Africa

About South Africa

South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. Kruger National Park’s Inland Safari is the most popular destination.

What is South Africa known for?

  • Natural Beauty

  • Topography

  • Cultural Diversity

  • Safari

  • Wildlife

  • Whale Watching

  • Cage Dive with White Sharks

  • Surfing

  • Beaches

Best Time to Visit South Africa

May to October


3. Ireland

About Ireland

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is the second-largest island of the British Isles, lying to the west of Great Britain. 

What is Ireland known for?

  • Guinness Beer

  • Rugby

  • Racing

  • Historical Monuments

  • Literature

  • Golf

  • Football

  • Music(Well, “Perfect” song singer Ed Sheeran is from here!)

  • Food

  • Saint Patrick

  • Irish Pubs

Best Time to Visit Ireland

May, June, September, and October


4. Leh, Ladakh

About Leh

Leh is the joint capital and the largest town of Ladakh in India. Bike trips are extremely popular for this heavenly beautiful destination.

What is Leh known for? 

  • Monasteries

  • White Water Rafting

  • Nubra Valley

  • Lakes

  • Momos and Thupkas

  • Camping

  • Trekking

  • Bike trips to Leh, Ladakh



Best Time to Visit Leh

April to June


5. Scotland 

About Scotland

Scotland is a country that is a part of the United Kingdom, occupying about one-third of the island of Great Britain. It is popular for its beautiful scenic beauty.

What is Scotland known for?

  • Whisky

  • Highlands

  • Bagpipes

  • Loch Ness Monster

  • Haggis

  • Castles

  • Scenic Beauty

Best Time to Visit Scotland

March to May, September, October


6. Cambodia 

About Cambodia

Cambodia is a country located in the southeastern part of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia.

What is Cambodia known for? 

  • Angkor Wat

  • Mekong River Irrawaddy Dolphins

  • Apsara Dance

  • Battambang

  • Beaches

  • Khmer Rouge

  • Casinos

  • Temples

Best Time to Visit Cambodia

November to February


7. Greece

About Greece

Greece is a country full of islands located in southeastern Europe.

What is Greece known for? 

  • Birthplace of Democracy

  • Olympic Games

  • Philosophy

  • Greek Language

  • Greek Islands(One of which is Santorini, the most famous greek island)

  • Turquoise water Beaches

  • Olives and Olive Oil

  • The Acropolis

  • Sanctuary of Delphi

  • Temple of Hephaestus

  • The Meteora

  • Ouzo

  • Weather

  • Nightlife



Best Time to Visit Greece

Late April to Early November


8. Norway

About Norway

Norway is a country in Northern Europe and covers the western half of the Scandinavian peninsula.

What is Norway known for? 

  • Northern Lights

  • Fjords

  • Scenic Beauty

  • Glaciers

  • Winter Sports: Ice-Skating, Skiing, tobogganing

  • Islands

  • Design and Architecture

Best Time to Visit Norway

Depends on what you choose to do there. But for Northern Lights- October-November, February-March


9. Kyoto, Japan

About Kyoto

Kyoto is a city on the island of Honshu. It was once the capital of Japan. It is the cultural heart of Japan. It is one of the most ancient cities in Japan with a rich history. 

What is Kyoto known for? 

Kyoto is famous for its:

  • Traditional Buddhist Temples

  • Shinto Shrines 

  • Zen Gardens 

  • Geisha

  • Restaurants for typical Japanese style food

  • Kyoto Shops

  • One must stay a night in Ryokan(Traditional Japanese Inn)

Best Time to Visit Kyoto

You can visit Kyoto at any time of the year as its never too hot, too rainy or too cold. Although it is pretty popular for cherry blossom season, which is late March/early April. Spring and Fall are said to be the ideal times to visit Kyoto.


10. Italy

About Italy

Italy is a European country rich in its culture- Food, Art, Fashion, and Explorers.

What is Italy known for? 

  • Pizza

  • Pasta

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • Colosseum

  • Fashion

  • Vespa

  • Art

  • Gelato

  • Beaches

  • Museums

  • Sports Cars

  • Football

  • Beaches



Best Time to Visit Italy

Spring and Fall seasons


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Ayushi is currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy. No secrets there that she loves to read!  She believes words have the power of healing and is a medium that can convey like no other. She hopes to connect with people through her empathy, thoughtfulness, and by adding value to their lives.