1000 Places

Updated 2012 version – 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Scultz

I also have this list in a spreadsheet.

Chester
Land’s End
Padstow and St. Mawes
Chatsworth House
Dartmoor
Exmoor
Glyndebourne Festival
The Cotswolds
Winchester Cathedral
Osborne House
Canterbury Cathedral
Leeds Castle
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
The Lake District
London
Hadrian’s Wall
The International Antiques and Collectors Show
Blenheim Palace
Cambridge University
Ludlow
Bath
Wells Cathedral
Cunard’s QM and QE
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warwick Castle
Salisbury Cathedral
Stourhead Garden
Stonehenge
Castle Howard
York Minister
Falkland Islands
South Georgia Island
Scottish Golf
The Castle Trail
The Hebrides
Argyll Highlands
Orkney Islands
Malt Whisky Trail
Highland Games
Loch Ness
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
Balmoral Hotel and the Royal Scotsman
Edinburgh Castle and festivals
The Mackintosh’s Glasgow
Snowdonia National Park
Llyn Peninsula
International Musical Eisteddfod
The Castles of North Wales
Hay-on-Wye
Wye Valley
Dylan Thomas Country
St David’s Cathedral
The Coast of Clare
Ireland’s Temples of Golf
Culinary Cork
Wild Donegal
Edible Dublin
Historical Dublin
Literary Dublin
The Gardens of Wicklow
Cork Jazz Festival and Blarney Castle
Pubs and St Patrick’s Festival
The Boyne Valley
Aran Islands
Connemara
Galway
Dingle Peninsula
The Ring of Kerry
Horse Country
Adare
Ashford Castle
Yeats Country
Waterford Crystal and Waterford Castle
Wexford Opera Festival
Belfast’s Moment
The Causeway Coast
The Kingdom of Mourne
Arlberg Region and Kitzbuhel
Austria’s Music Festivals
Old Graz
Grossglockner Road and Hallstatt
The Wachau Valley
Salzburg: Baroque and Modern
Vienna
The Rubens Trail
Bruges
Beer in Belgium
La Grand Place
Belgian Chocolate
Belgian Frites
A Showcase of Art Nouveau
Ghent
Liege
Strasbourg and the Alsace Wine Road
Biarritz and the Pays Basque
Bordeaux
Dordogne
Les Pres d’Eugenie
Brittany’s Emerald Coast
Belle-Ile, Ile de Re, and Ile de Porquerolles
Impressionist Normandy
Burgundy
Albi
Champagne
Les Calanches
Mont-Saint-Michel
Normandy’s D-Day Beaches
Paris
Nancy
Arles and Les Alpilles
Carcassonne
The Camargue
Lourdes
Loire Valley
Cannes
Aix-en-Provence
The French Riviera
The Luberon
Avignon
Old Marseilles and Cassis
Moustiers and Les Gorges du Verdon
Beaujolais and The Rhone Valley
The French Alps
Lyon’s Food Scene
Vieux Nice
St-Paul-de-Vence and Vence
Lac d’Annecy
Baden-Baden and The Black Forest
Heidelberg’s Castle
Lake Constance and the Alpine Road
Germany’s Beer Culture
Munich’s Pinakotheks and the Deutsches Museum
Bamberg
The Romantic Road and Neuschwanstein Castle
Berlin’s Museum Scene
Berlin’s (re)defining Architecture
Christkindlmarkt
Mitte
Dresden’s Altstadt
Regensburg
Sans Souci
The Rhine Valley
Cologne’s Cathedral
Quedlinburg
Lubeck
Sylt
Weimar
Crete
Mykonos and Delos
Naxos and Paros
Santorini
Sifnos
Patmos
Rhodes and Simi
The Acropolis
Athens’s Museums
Delphi
Monemvassia
The Mani Peninsula
Nafplion and Nearby Classical Sites
Mount Athos
Hydra and Spetses
Meteora
Cyprus’s Painted Churches
Alberobello and the Salento Peninsula
The Sassi of Matera
Capri and Ischia
Naples
Naples’s Antiquities
Friuli
The Italian Lakes
The Amalfi Coast
The Quadrilatero
Piazza del Duomo
Ravenna
Rome
The Italian Riviera
Cinque Terre
Pantelleria
Le Langhe
Sardinia
Palazzo Ducale and Palazzo Te
On and Around Piazza del Duomo
The Last Supper and other works of Leonardo da Vinci
Urbino and Pesaro
Aeolian Islands
Sicily’s Greek Temples
Taormina and Mount Etna
The Gems of Palermo
The Dolomite Drive and Cortina d’Ampezzo
Florence
The Hill Towns of Tuscany
Maremma
Lucca and Pisa
Siena
Assisi and Gubbio
Perugia
Il Duomo
Courmayeur and Mont Blanc
Venice
Verona
Luxembourg City
Valletta
Monaco
Amsterdam
De Hoge Veluwe National Park
Zeeland
Delft
Het Mauritshuis
European Fine Art Fair
Estremoz and Marvao
Evora
Bairro Alfama
Bussaco Forest
Obidos
Great Museums of Three Collectors
Sintra
Madeira
Porto and the Douro Valley
Jerez de la Frontera
La Mezquita
The Alhambra
Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos
Seville
Balearic Islands
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Rioja
San Sebastian and Basque Country
The Caves of Altamira and Santillana del Mar
Picos de Europa
Cuenca
Avila
Leon
Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor
Ciutat Vella
Parc de Montjuic
Costa Brava
Caceres
Gaudi and La Sagrada Familia
El Camino de Santiago and Santiago de Compostela
Madrid
Valencia
The Alps’ Most Scenic Train Trips
Basel: Art City
High-Country Hiking
Gstaad
St Moritz and the Engadine Valley
Davos-Klosters
Lucerne Riviera
Zurich’s Artbeat
Lugano
Verbier
Zermatt and Saas-Fee
Montreux Jazz Festival
Dubrovnik and the Dalmation Coast
Istria
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Karlovy Vary
Cesky Krumlov
Kutna Hora
Czech Beer
Prague’s Castle District
Old Town Square
Borderlands of Southern Moravia
Olomouc
Saaremaa Island
Old Tallinn
Vardzia
Old Tbilisi
Budapest’s Traditional Thermal Baths
Castle Hill
The Danube Bend
Lake Balaton
Gundel and Gerbeaud
Pecs
Old Riga
Gauja Valley
The Curonian Spit
Old Vilnius
Bay of Kotor
The Budva Riviera and Sveti Stefan
Auschwitz
Rynek Glowny
Wawel Hill
Showcases on Chopin
Zakopane
Maramures
The Painted Monasteries of Southern Bucovina
Southern Transylvania
Kamchatka Peninsula
Novgorod
The Kremlin and Red Square
The Bolshoi Theater
Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace
The Tretyakov and the Moscow Metro
Waterways of the Czars
Peterhof
The White Nights Festival
The Winter Palace and the Hermitage
Yekaterinburg and the Ural Mountains
The Trans-Siberian Express and Lake Baikal
Bratislava’s Old Town
Bled and the Julian Alps
Ljubljana’s Old Town and Castle
The Caves of the Karst Plateau
Kiev Caves Monastery
The Historic Center of Lviv
Bornholm
Danish Design
Denmark’s Culinary Revolution
Arhus
Aero
Funen
Ribe
Tivoli Gardens
Kronborg Slot
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Faroe Islands
Roskilde
Skagen
Disko Bay
Aland Archipelago
Design District
World of Alvar Aalto
Finnish Lapland
Lakeland
Turku and the King’s Road
Lake Myvatn and Iceland’s Grand Canyon
The Ring Road
Bergen
Norway’s Coast and the North Cape
Lofoten Islands
Munch Museum and National Gallery
Viking Ship Museum
Geirangerfjord
Sognefjord
Hardangerfjord
The North Pole and Svalbard
Gota Canal
Gotland
The Ice Hotel
Gamla Stan
Smorgasbord
Vasa Museum
Gripsholm Castle
Drottingholm Palace and Court Theater
Stockholm Archipelago
Midsummer Eve in Dalarna
Alexandria
The Great Pyramids of Giza
Islamic Cairo
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
Mount Sinai and the Red Sea
Abu Simbel and Aswan
Luxor and a Nile Cruise
Siwa Oasis
Essaouira
Fes el Bali
Dining in Marrakech
Tangier’s Medina
Trekking and Romance in the Atlas Mountains
Taroudannt
Place Djemma El-Fna and the Medina
The Great Sahara
El Djem and the Sahara Douz
Bardo Museum
Sidi Bou Said and Carthage
Akwasidae Festival
Elmina Castle
The Great Mosque of Djenne and Dogon Country
Timbuktu
Chobe National Park
Jack’s Camp
New Selinda Reserve
Okavango Delta
Gonder
Lalibela
Omo River Valley
Simien Mountains National Park
Ol Donyo Wuas
Private Wildlife Reserves
Island of Lamu
The Masai Mara
Climbing Mount Kenya
Lake Malawi
Archipelagos of Mozambique
Etosha National Park
Skeleton Coast
Sossusvlei Dunes and NamibRand Private Reserve
Cape Town
Phinda Private Game Reserve
The Drakensberg Mountains
Greater Kruger Park Area
The Cape Winelands
Rovos Rail and the Blue Train
The Garden Route
The Serengeti
Mount Kilimanjaro
Ngorongoro Crater
Greystroke Camp
Selous Game Reserve
Zanzibar
Murchison Falls
Tracking the Mountain Gorilla
Shiwa Ng’andu
South Luangwa
Tongabezi Safari Lodge
Matobo National Park
Victoria Falls
Masoala National Park
Rafting the Mangoky River
The Maldive Islands
Mauritius
Bird Island
Mahe
Acre
Caesarea
The Galilee
The Golan Heights
Historic Jerusalem
West Jerusalem
Old Jaffa
The White City of Tel Aviv
Masada
The Dead Sea
West Bank
Aqaba and Wadi Rum
Jarash
Petra
King’s Highway
Baalbek
Beirut’s Corniche
Musandam Peninsula
Nizwa and Muscat
Museum of Islamic Art
Mada’in Saleh
Old Jeddah
Mecca
The Covered Souks of Aleppo
Krak des Chevaliers
Omayyad Mosque
Palmyra
Dubai
The Empty Quarter
Old Sana’a
Shibam
Socotra Islands
Huangshan
Mogao Caves
Beijing
Hong Kong
The Gardens of Suzhou
Giant Panda Tracking
The Bund
Potala Palace
The Road to Shangri-La
The Li River
Shanghai Museum
Xi’An and The Terra-Cotta Warriors
The Three Gorges
Mount Kailash
Sunday Market
West Lake
The National Palace Museum
Niseko
Shiretoko Peninsula
Takayama
Hiroshima and Miyajima
Kanazawa
Kyoto
Walking the Nakasendo
Sapporo Snow Festival
Mount Fuji
Tokyo
Shikoku Island
Cherry Blossom Viewing
The Gobi Desert
The Golden Eagle Festival
The Steppes and Forests of Mongolia
Seoul’s Design Boom
The Palaces of the Joseon Dynasty
The Festivals of Bhutan
Chomo Lhari Trek and the Tiger’s Nest
The Golden Temple
Red Fort and Chandni Chowk
Top Tables
The Beaches of Goa
Shimla
Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Park
Ladakh
The Backwaters of Kerala
The Temples of Khajuraho
The Cave Temples of Ajanta and Ellora
Taj Mahal Hotel
Keoladeo National Park
Palace of Winds
Jaisalmer
Maharaja Palace Hotels
Royal Wheels of India
The Pushkar Camel Fair
Ananda Spa and Rishikesh
The City Palace and Royal Hotels
Hiking in Sikkim
The Taj Mahal
The Ghats of Varanasi
Palaces of Kolkata
The Darjeeling Highlands
Imam Square
Persepolis
Yurt Stay at Lake Song Kol
Osh
Chitwan National Park
Jaljale Himal
Kathmandu Valley
Pokhara and the Annapurna Sanctuary
Mount Everest
Mustang
The Cultural Triangle
Galle Fort
The Galle Face Hotel
Kandy and the Esala Perahera
The Hill Country
Pamir Highway
The Datca Peninsula
Ephesus
Istanbul
Patara and Demre
Gallipoli
The Whirling Dervishes of Konya
The Blue Voyage
Pamukkale
Cappadocia
Tolkuchka Bazaar
Bukhara
Khiva
Samarkand
Kep
The Silver Pagoda
Angkor Wat
Beaches of Bali
Komodo National Park
Raja Ampat Archipelago
Ubud
Baliem Valley
Borobudur and Prambanan
Yogyakarta
Lombok and the Gili Islands
Vientiane
Luang Prabang
Sailing the Mekong
Sipadan
Borneo
Pulau Langkawi
Feasting on KL’s Streets
Melaka
Pangkor Laut Resort
Penang
Mergui Archipelago
Inle Lake
Bagan and a Cruise on the Ayerwady River
Shwedagon Pagoda
The Ifugao Rice Terraces
Palawan
Amanpulo
Boracay
The New Face of Singapore
Raffles Hotel and the E&O Express
Singapore’s Street Food
Ayuthaya
Chiang Mai
Bangkok’s Market
The Grand Palace and Wat Pho
A Trio of Bangkok Hotels
Golden Triangle
Hua Hin
Koh Phi Phi
Koh Samui
Phangnga Bay
Mae Hong Son
Phuket
Da Lat
Ha Long Bay
The Food Scene in Hanoi
Saigon’s Bustling Markets
Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Heritage Hotels in Saigon
The Imperial City of Hue
Hoi An
The Mekong Delta
Nha Trang
Phu Quoc
Sapa
The Blue Mountains
The Hunter Valley
Lord Howe Island
Sydney Opera House and the Harbor
Sailing the Whitsundays
Uluru and Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock and the Olgas)
Adelaide
Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land
The Tiwi Islands
Cape Tribulation
Fraser Island
The Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea
Flinders Ranges
Heron Island
Snorkeling with Whale Sharks
Barossa Valley
Kangaroo Island
Cradle Mountain National Park
Freycinet National Park
The Great Ocean Road
Cable Beach
The Kimberley and the Bungle Bungle Range
Margaret River
The Bay of Islands
Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park
Napier and Hawkes Bay
Wharekauhau Country Estate
Bubbling Rotorua
Arthur’s Pass
Fiordland National Park
Marlborough Sounds
The Grand Traverse
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
The Home of Bungee Jumping and Jet-Boating
Aitutaki
Rarotonga
Beqa Lagoon
Likuliku Lagoon Resort
Matangi Island
Jean-Michael Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
Taveuni Island
The Yasawa Islands
The Marquesas Islands
Bora Bora
Huahine
Maupiti
Moorea
Heiva I Tahiti
Rangiroa
Palau
Chuuk Lagoon
Yap
The Highlands Sing-Sing Festival
Sepik River
Savai’i
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Vava’u
Vanuatu
Denali National Park
Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound
The Iditarod
Inside Passage and Glacier Bay
Golfing the Valley of the Sun
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Canyon de Chelly
The Grand Canyon
Lake Powell
Sedona and Red Rock Country
Canyon Ranch and Miraval
California Mission Trail
Death Valley National Park
Golden Door and Cal-a-vie
Los Angeles
San Diego Zoo
The Pacific Coast Highway and Big Sur
San Francisco
California Wine Country
Yosemite National Park
Aspen
Steamboat Springs
Mesa Verde National Park
Durango
Rocky Mountain National Park
Telluride
Vail
Essex
The Mark Twain House
Mystic Seaport
Litchfield Hills
Brandywine Valley
Amelia Island
Kennedy Space Center
Swimming with Manatees
Daytona Speedway
Everglades National Park
The Florida Keys
Joe’s Stone Crab
South Beach
Walt Disney World
Palm Beach and The Breakers
Sanibel and Captiva Islands
The Appalachian Trail
Savannah’s Historic District
The Golden Isles
Big Island
Kauai
Lanai
Maui
Molokai
Oahu
Lake Coeur d’Alene
Henry’s Fork Lodge
Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Sun Valley
Chicago
The Lincoln Trail
Shipshewana
Iowa State Fair
The Bourbon Trail
Bluegrass Country
The Kentucky Derby
The French Quarter
The Garden District
The New Orleans Restaurant Scene
Mardi Gras
New Orlean’s Music Scene
Acadia National Park
The Kennebunks
Penobscot Bay
Obrycki’s and Faidley’s
Chesapeake Bay
Boston
Brimfield and Sturbridge
Cape Ann
Berkshire Summer Festivals
The Mohawk Trail
Cape Cod
Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
Thanksgiving at Plimouth Plantation
Mackinac Island
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Natchez and The Natchez Trace
Kansas City BBQ and Jazz
Big Sky
Big Hole Country
Glacier National Park
Triple Creek Ranch
The Las Vegas Strip
The Great North Woods
The White Mountain
The Lakes Region
Cape May
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Route 66
Carlsbad Caverns
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Roswell
Georgia O’Keeffe Trail
Hot Springs and Spas
Markets and Festivals of Santa Fe
Santa Fe’s Southwest Cuisine
The Adirondacks
The Catskils
Cooperstown
The Hamptons
Finger Lakes
Hudson Valley
New York City
Saratoga Springs
Biltmore
The Outer Banks
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Oklahoma City’s Cowboy Culture
Gilcrease Museum
The Columbia River Gorge
The Oregon Coast
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Crater Lake National Park
Willamette Valley
Gettysburg National Military Park
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation
Philly Food
Independence National Historical Park
Block Island
Newport Mansions and the Cliff Walk
Beaufort and the Lowcountry
The Heart of Charleston
Lowcountry Cuisine
Badlands National Park
The Black Hills
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
The Great Smoky Mountains
Graceland
Memphis Barbecue
The Memphis Music Scene
The Grand Ole Opry
Austin’s Live Music Scene
The Dallas Arts District
Texas Hill Country
Houston’s Art Museums
River Walk
Zion and Bryce National Parks
Moab and Red Rock Country
Temple Square
Skiing the Wasatch Range
Grafton
Manchester
Northeast Kingdom
Shelburne Farms
Stowe
Killington and Woodstock
The Thomas Jefferson Trail
Shenendoah Valley
The Inn at Little Washington
Colonial Williamsburg
San Juan Islands
Pike Place Market
Washington, DC
West Virginia’s Whitewater Rafting
The Greenbrier
Apostle Islands
Canoe Bay
The American Club
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Hole
Bitterroot Ranch
Yellowstone National Park
Calgary Stampede
Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks
The Canadian Rockies by Train
The Gulf Islands
Heli-Skiing and Heli-Hiking
Nimmo Bay Resort
The Okanagan Valley
Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver Island’s Gastro Havens
The Inner Harbour
Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort
Vancouver’s Top Restaurants and Granville Island Public Market
Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Pacific Rim National Park
Stubbs Island Whale Watching
Polar Bear Safari
Bay of Fundy
Gros Morne National Park
Cape Breton Island
Old Town Lunenburg
Nunavut
Niagara Falls and Niagara Wine Country
Winterlude and the Rideau Canal
The Stratford Festival
Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto International Film Festival
Prince Edward Island
Charlevoix
Lake Massawippi and the Eastern Townships
Montreal’s Summer Festivals
Vieux Montreal
Mont Tremblant Resort and the Laurentian Mountains
Carnaval de Quebec
Vieux Quebec
Dawson City and the Yukon River
Los Cabos
Sea of Cortez and San Ignacio Lagoon
Palenque and San Cristobal de las Casas
Copper Canyon
San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato
Acapulco
Zihuatanejo
Mexico City
Morelia and Patzcuaro
Oaxaca
Tulum and the Riviera Maya
Chichen Itza and Merida
Barrier Reef
Cayo District
Placencia
Arenal Volcano
Tortuguero National Park
Corcovado National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park
Monteverde
Antigua
Lake Atitlan
Tikal
Market at Chichicastenango
The Bay Islands
Pico Bonito National Park
The Corn Islands
Granada
Bocas del Toro
Chirique Highlands
Panama Canal
San Blas Islands
Buenos Aires
Las Pampas and Estancias
Peninsula Valdes
Cordoba’s Jesuit Block
Iguaza Falls
Mendoza
Glaciers National Park
The Lake District
Cafayate
Salta
Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego
Copacabana and Lake Titicaca
Witchcraft Market
Madidi National Park
Sucre
Uyuni Salt Flat
Brazilian Amazon
Itacare
Trancoso
Brasilia
Gold Towns of Minas Gerais
Belem’s Old City
Recife and Olinda
Maracana Stadium
Ilha Grande
Sao Paulo’s Art Scene
Sao Paulo’s Food Moment
Pantanal
Fernando de Noronha
Cruising the Sand Dunes of Natal
Buzios
Paraty
Carnaval
Copacabana and Ipanema
Cidade Alta
The Festivals of Salvador
The Wine Roads of Chile
Easter Island
Portillo and Valle Nevado
Cruising Chile’s Fjords
Torres del Paine National Park
Chile’s Lake District
The Atacama Desert
Vina del Mar and Valparaiso
Candelaria and Gold Museum
Old Cartagena
Eje Cafetero
Galapagos Islands
Cuenca
Mashpi Lodge
El Oriente, Ecuador’s Amazon
Quito
Otavalo
Monasterio de Santa Catalina
Cuzco and the Sacred Valley
The Inca Trails
Lima’s Food Scene
Manu National Park
The Nazca Lines
Lake Titicaca
Peruvian Amazon
Colca Canyon
Machu Picchu
Colonia del Sacramento
Jose Ignacio
Punta del Este
Angel Falls
Islas los Roques
Los Llanos
The White Continent
Anguilla
Antigua
Platinum Coast
Bonaire Natinal Marine Park
Sailing the Abacos
Andros Island
Harbour Island
The Exuma Cays
Clubs Paradise
Dolphin Dive
Bermuda
Jost Van Dyke
A Tour of BVI’s “other islands”
Little Dix Bay and the Baths
Sailing the British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Curacao
La Habana Vieja
Vinales Valley
Trinidad
Morne Trois Pitons National Park
The Republic of Golf
Samana Peninsula
Zona Colonial
St George’s Harbour and Grand Anse Beach
Voodoo Nights at the Hotel Oloffson
Guadeloupe
Montego Bay
Negril
Ocho Rios
Port Antonio
Strawberry Hill and the Blue Mountains
The Flavors of Martinique
Nevis
Rincon and La Ruta Panoramica
El Yunque National Forest
Old San Juan
Vieques and Culebra
Saba
St. Barths
St. Kitts
The Pitons
St. Martin’s Food Scene
Bequia
Mustique
Petit St. Vincent
Sailing the Grenadines
Tobago
Asa Wright Nature Center and Lodge
Carnival
Grace Bay
Buck Island
Virgin Islands National Park
Magens Bay Beach

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One Response to 1000 Places

  1. redeyefamily says:

    Wow. Seeing all of the places in a list like this, makes me realize how big the world is….I wonder how long it would take someone to see everything.

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