The Most Beautiful Places In The World

The Most Beautiful Places In The World: Hallstätter See Lake in Austria, Hallstatt, Austria, Banff National Park, Canada, Bora Bora, French Polynesia, Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, Paris, France, Maroon Bells, USA.

Hallstätter See Lake in Austria

The power of wanderlust is real. Catch a glimpse of these gorgeous destinations across the globe, and you’ll start packing your bags ASAP. If you can decide where to go first, that is Beautiful Places.

Hallstatt, Austria

Get your cameras ready—this lakeside town is known as the “most photographed place in Europe.” Spend your vacation wandering the 16th-century alpine houses, visiting an ancient salt mine, or even visiting a glacier garden.

Banff National Park, Canada

The best time to see the vibrant turquoise hue, created by sunlight reflecting off the rock floor, is July and August. But if you prefer a winter getaway, Banff is home to three world-class ski resorts.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia Beautiful Places

If an overwater bungalow isn’t on your bucket list yet, it needs to be. At the Four Seasons, you can even reserve one with its very own plunge pool.

Beautiful Places: Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany

Look familiar? Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World was inspired by this Bavarian mountaintop marvel.

Beautiful Places: Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The country’s largest national park is a cascading series of waterfalls, caves, and pools that are home to an enormous wildlife population. While summer’s the most popular time to visit, the frozen cataracts are equally stunning come winter.

Maui, Hawaii

Can’t decide which Hawaiian island to visit? Maui’s home to some of the state’s most amazing outdoor adventures, like kayaking past whales in Makena Bay, hiking or biking Haleakala National Park, and of course plenty of water sports like surfing and snorkeling. We’ll be dreaming of pineapples and coconuts.

Oia, Santorini, Greece

Located on top of a cliff with a spectacular view of the Palea volcano, Nea Kameni, and the island of Thirassia, Oia is the most popular and arguably the most beautiful of all the picturesque villages of the beautiful Greek island of Santorini.

Paris, France

It’s rare that we’d consider a city as, if not more, beautiful than anything in nature, but if any city gets our vote, it’s Paris. From the Seine, to the pastel sunsets behind the Eiffel Tower, to the Champs-Élysées all lit up at night—Paris, Je time.

Maroon Bells, USA

Located only about 10 miles from Aspen, Colorado, the Maroon Bells are two 14,000-foot peaks in the Elk Mountains that are reflected in crystal-clear Maroon Lake, snuggled in a glacial valley.

Lake Bled, Slovenia

If you glimpse Lake Bled in Slovenia from one of the distant mountaintops, you will be convinced that you are seeing some magical, lost fantasy world of dragons and knights: A vivid emerald green lake with a tiny island in the middle with a church perched on its cliff and an ancient medieval castle clinging to its slopes, hugged on all sides by enormous mountains, snow-topped and covered with dark, green, ancient forests.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls are three massive waterfalls that form the border between Canada and the United States. The falls are located on the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The falls were formed at the end of the last ice age when the water from the Great Lakes broke through the Niagara Escarpment on the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

In the land of hundreds of magnificent fjords, Geiranger is considered Norway’s most beautiful: A spectacular creation by glaciers, this fjord is about 15 km long and 1.5 km wide at its widest part.

Krabi, Thailand

Krabi is a lively resort town on the Andaman coast in southern Thailand. This very old settlement, now overtaken by tourism, has been shaped by limestone karsts jutting out of the dense mangrove forest and surrounded by vast sandy beaches.

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

One of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland’s south region, Seljalandsfoss is a must-visit stop on any drive along the ring road.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

This protected land in the Patagonia region is a mix of mountains, glaciers, forests and lakes. Pro tip: Visit during Chile’s summer (our winter) since the sun doesn’t set on the soaring granite pillars until after 10 p.m.

Li River, China

Take a river cruise down the Li, which runs 85 kilometers through the region of Guangxi in southern China, for some of the country’s most incredible scenery.

Douro Valley, Portugal

You’ve never seen a wine country like this before. Hundreds of vineyards—called quintas—grow grapes on the steep, undulating hills surrounding the Douro River.

Bagan, Myanmar

This archeological area encompasses more than 2,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monuments that date back to the kingdom of Pagan in the ninth century.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

One of the seven new natural wonders of the world, these incredible waterfalls frame the Argentina-Brazil border. Together they make up the largest system of waterfalls in the world, and you won’t be able to look without losing your breath.