With so many breathtaking views on Earth, it was hard to choose just a few. But, here you have it, the best views in the world to add to your bucket list!
On the list, there’s a little something for everyone. From sunsets over skyscrapers to magnificent mountain ranges, trot around the globe and experience all the beauty our world can offer.
Best mountain views in the world
#1 Trek up the steps of Mua cave
Mua Caves is a viewpoint located on top of a mountain in Ninh Binh Province, where you can see stunning landscapes of the mountains and rice paddies below. I think it’s one of the best mountain views in the world I’ve seen. Well, so far!
The unique rock formations have formed many caves, perfect for exploring. But, be warned, there are 500 steps to the top, so bring lots of water!
#2 Canoe on Moraine Lake
Canoe along turquoise waters and view the beautiful snow-capped mountain range of Alberta. The lake is surrounded by mountains and forests and is thought to be one of the best natural views in the world. It is also a popular spot for camping, with many hiking trails.
#3 Ascend to the Incan city of Machu Picchu
The hike up to the Machu Picchu ruins is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South America, and it’s easy to see why. The mountain view from Machu Picchu is breathtaking and is hands down one of the best views in the world.
If you’re deterred by the trail’s popularity, try to go at dawn or dusk, as it’s less crowded then. You can take advantage of the stunning views from every angle.
Best ocean views in the world
#1 Swim in crystal clear waters at Hidden Beach
One of the prettiest views on the list, the beaches of El Nido have been dubbed as some of the most beautiful in the world. The crystal clear water and limestone cliffs make this place a little piece of paradise.
You can only reach Hidden Beach by boat, but it’s a short 45- minute ride that’s well worth the wait!
#2 Walk the Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are a must-see for anyone visiting Ireland. The cliffs were formed millions of years ago during the ice age, when melted water from glaciers carved out steep rock faces. With the cliff’s sudden drop, it’s hard not to feel like you’re on a ship braving the ocean.
#3 Catch the sunset at Ke’e beach
Ke’e Beach is a secluded and stunning beach on the North Shore of Kauai known for its stunning sunsets. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot turtles or spinner dolphins swimming by!
The beach is one of the best scenic views in the world and is only a 20-minute drive from Hanalei!
Best city views in the world
#1 Take the tram up Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak is considered one of the most beautiful skylines in the world that offers panoramic views of the sprawling metropolis below. The mountain itself is small enough to climb in half an hour. There’s also a tram which is much more pleasant as you can take in the view on your way up.
#2 Climb up Lion’s Head for a 360-degree view
Lion’s Head is a relatively easy hike with a big payout. When you reach the top, you can see the city below, an epic view of Table Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean. City, sea, and mountain all in one!
If you’re an adventurous view-chaser, there are full moon hikes each month when you can see the city lit up in all its glory.
#3 Stroll along the banks of River Seine
We couldn’t miss the city of love, now could we? Often people will visit the Eiffel Tower for one of the most romantic views in the world, but you’ll find it can become overcrowded and lack that je ne sais quoi.
Charming during the day and enchanting at night, when walking along the River Seine, you’ll see many iconic Parisian sights and most importantly, have easy access to macarons and a glass of Chenin Blanc.
Best places to see the stars in the world
Gazing at the stars, once thought to be the holes to heaven, has such a magical feel. Travel outside the city and see all the night sky has to offer!
#1 Take a flask and see the Northern Lights at Prestvannet Lake
Although there are a couple of countries where you can see the spectacular aurora of colors, Tromsø is considered to have the best views in the world to see the Northern Lights.
Prestvannet Lake is a popular spot among locals because it’s fairly easy to reach by bus or steep walk. And be sure to book your travels in the darkest months, September until April.
#2 Have an Aussie barbecue under the stars
Often people think of Scandinavian countries for stargazing. But the Northern Territory of Australia, Uluru, has stunning views as dusk falls to night and the sky takes center stage.
Book a tour to have an Aussie “barbie” and beer beneath Uluru rock formations and watch the night sky set ablaze by millions of stars.
#3 Take a free stargazing tour at the foot of Mount Teide
Tenerife has all the workings of a stargazing mecca. It has a high altitude with very little light pollution. This makes it one of the best places to contemplate the cosmos.
Every Friday at the Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide, a mountain lodge, there’s a free walking tour where the guides will give you a tour of the surrounding skies. They also have one or two telescopes for visitors to use!
The most unique views in the world
If you’re an experienced traveler or avoiding a crowded destination, here are a few views that are so unique they’ll make you question whether you’re still Earthbound.
#1 Walk along the “Mirror of the Sky”
Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and, when conditions are right, creates a mirror-like lake. It reflects everything around it, including the mountains and clouds above it, creating an illusion that you’re walking on an endless ocean.
#2 Drive down the Avenue of Baobabs
Also known as the Alley of Baobabs, the trees, which are endemic to Madagascar, are up to 2,800 years old. As the Baobab trees tower over you, standing at nearly 100 feet, it feels very surreal, as if you’re on another planet!
You’ll have to take a car or taxi as it’s about 40 minutes from the nearest city, but it’s generally not busy, so there are plenty of opportunities to snag a few snaps.
#3 Experience glittering and glowing beaches at Mosquito Bay
Believe me, Mosquito Bay is much more enchanting than it sounds. But do bring some bug spray.
Mosquito Bay is the world’s brightest bioluminescent bay. The bay’s water contains microorganisms called dinoflagellates, which emit blue light when disturbed. When thousands of these tiny organisms are agitated by waves or movement, their combined light creates an otherworldly glow.
The beaches glitter, and the water glows. It’s truly a memorable experience!
Whether you’re sipping wine in Paris, overlooking the River Seine, or hiking up Mua Caves for sunrise, you’ll find one of the best views in the world to write home about right here on this list.
Comment below about which view you’re itching to travel to next!
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