In Pictures: The World’s Ultimate Travel Bucket List for 2018

The World's Ultimate Travel Bucket List for 2018FlightNetwork
Wildlife safari in Africa (Gambia, Kenya, Tanzania). Experience the wildebeest migration in Kenya, Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and a water excursion in Gambia.FlightNetwork

Flight Network, one of the world's largest online travel publications, has revealed the World’s Ultimate Travel Bucket List for 2018, chosen by hundreds of top travel professionals. 

By consulting more than 800 of the world’s leading travel journalists, agencies, bloggers, and editors, Flight Network has compiled a diverse collection of hidden gem locations and exhilarating activities from every corner of our planet.

From the wildlife wonders of an African safari to the non-stop partying of Rio Carnival, there's something for every traveler. Whether your dream vacation involves exploring the ancient temples of Cambodia, sleeping under the stars in the Sahara, or paddling a dugout canoe through the Amazon rainforest, this list will inspire you to pack your bags and book the next flight out. 

This Newsweek gallery covers the top 50 destinations in the world, including Greek islands, coral reefs, salt flats and jungles, as well as must-see European cities such as Rome, Paris and London. Visit Flight Network's Ultimate Travel Bucket List for even more tempting trips and to find out how to book the ultimate vacation. 

An expedition to Antarctica is one of the crazier and tricker to plan bucket list items, but, the pure majesty of a place visited by so few will make everything worth it. FlightNetwork
The Northern Lights (Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Canada, Alaska). One of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena on our planet, witnessing the Aurora Borealis firsthand is meant for everyone’s bucket list. FlightNetwork
Trek to Machu Picchu, Peru. The famed 15th century Inca citadel was home to the emperor Pachacuti and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.FlightNetwork
Sail the Galapagos Islands. This volcanic archipelago of 19 islands off Ecuador’s coast are known for their incredible amount of species that influenced the work of Charles Darwin. Sailing through them is a bucket list item that tops the list of explorers and seafarers alike. FlightNetwork
Lose yourself in the streets of Paris. The French capital is one of the top places for travel across the globe, and its popularity makes it incredibly easy to access.FlightNetwork
Stay in an overwater bungalow (Maldives, French Polynesia or Fiji). The quintessential tropical getaway where cool waters lie steps away from your room, and where breakfast on the water awaits while the sun rises. FlightNetwork
Gorilla trekking in the Virunga National Park, Rwanda. This heart-pounding excursion allows you to encounter some of the most majestic creatures on Earth. FlightNetwork
Explore Iceland's waterfalls, hot springs, bubbling geysers, ice caves and immense glaciersFlightNetwork
Go island hopping in Greece. Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes are three of the most popular destinations for a retreat, but any Greek island is meant for unforgettable moments of exploration and relaxation.FlightNetwork
Visit the Grand Canyon. Millions of years of rushing water from the Colorado River carved out this 277-mile long canyon—one of the world’s most remarkable destinations.FlightNetwork
Explore the Western Cape, South Africa. Home to Cape Town and Table Mountain, this region also boasts beautiful wine farms, beaches, caves and the magnificent Garden Route.FlightNetwork
Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. This 1,400-mile stretch of coral is a diverse ecosystem inundated with vibrant marine life.FlightNetwork