The following is a hand-picked list of the greatest and most interesting bucket list ideas from around the web. I have read hundreds of people’s bucket lists over the last five years and the list below includes all of the ones that jumped off the page for me. (I am kind of obsessed with lists so I keep spreadsheets of these kinds of things :-p)

They range from funny like ‘tickle a fish’ to epic like ‘drive a tank’ to just genuinely interesting like ‘live a day without one of your five senses’.

Feel free to steal these items and use them for inspiration for your own bucket list. I have organized them into basic categories to make scouring them easier. Enjoy!

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Bucket List Ideas Related To Attending Events

Attend the Dead Guy festival in Nederland Colorado

See the Pope speak at Vatican City

Attend the finale of Eurovision

Attend a UFC Fight

Attend a sumo match in Japan

Attend the Surges motorcycle party

Attend a ballet

Spend a week at the Louvre (from the movie The Bucket List)

Have dinner at La Cherie d’Or (from the movie The Bucket List)

Attend an opera

Attend the Kentucky Derby

Celebrate New Years in Time Square

Crash a wedding

Attend the inauguration of a US President in Washington DC

Attend the Hot Air Balloon Races in Albuquerque

See a broadway show

Witness the monarch butterfly migration

Attend the Calgary Stampede

Attend Coachella Music Festival (Coachella Valley, California)

Attend the Street Parade in Zurich

Attend the Love Parade in Berlin

Attend a taping of SNL

Attend a movie premiere

Attend the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Attend Sleep No More in New York (an interactive play)

Attend a Blue Man Group Show

Attend Hershey’s Chocolate World

Attend the Midnight Screening of a Blockbuster Movie on Opening Day

Stay at the Icehotel in Sweden

Attend the Monaco Grand Prix

Spend Christmas in Leavenworth, Washington

Attend a Cirque du Soleil show

Fly a Kite at the Cervia International Kite Festival

Experience A Symphony of Lights on the Star Ferry

Play in the Mud at the Boryeong Mud Festival

Attend the World Expo

Attend the Naadam Festival in Mongolia

Attend Purna Kumbh Mela

Attend Hogmanay in Scotland

Participate in the Color Festival in Utah

Attend the Glastonbury Festival

Attend Comiccon

Go to a party at the playboy mansion (The Buried Life)

Go to a rock concert in all leather (The Buried Life)

Attend a Roller Derby

See the Dali Lama speak

Visit Japan during the Cherry blossom festival

Attend Bonnaroo

Attend EDC

Attend Electric Daisy Carnival electronica festival in Vegas

Attend Donauinselfest (biggest music festival in the world 3mil+)

Attend the Mummers Parade in philidalphia

Particpate in Loy Krathong

Particpate in Songkran

Attend Glamis dune racing

Attend a Japanese tea ceremony

Go to a Gatsby-themed party

Sit in the audience of a tv show

Attend Yacht Week in Croatia

Bucket List Ideas Related To Visiting Locations

Visit the real life Up house in Seattle

Wade in a cranberry bog

Visit Ibiza, Spain

Visit Reykjavik, Iceland

Visit the Serengeti (from the movie The Bucket List)

Ride the Great Wall of China (from the movie The Bucket List)

Visit Johannesburg, South Africa

Visit Argentinian glacier

Visit every country (Use United Nations list)

Go into space

Go to the North Poll

Visit the Amazon rain forest

Visit the Serengeti

Visit the standing guards in England

Visit Loch Ness in Scotland

Visit the Sistine Chapel

See the Terra-cotta Warriors in Xian

Visit Ayers Rock in Australia

Visit Pearl Harbor

Drive on the Autobahn

See the Resilient Uffizi Gallery

See Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Visit the Great Barrier Reef

See Ephesus

See Angkor Wat

See the Yangtze River

See the Cliffs of Mesa Verde

See Pompeii

See Tikal

Visit Ilulissat / Jakobshavn Glacier

Visit Grand Cayman

Visit Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Visit Venice, Italy

Visit Siem Reap, Cambodia

Visit Kyoto, Japan

Visit Cape Town, South Africa

Go on an edge of space flight

Visit Victoria Falls in Zambia/Zimbabwe

Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Visit The Maldives

Visit Yosemite National Park

Go to all non-Americas countries in the Western Hemisphere

See Old Faithful

Visit Hearst Castle

Ride in a gondola

Go to Madison Square Garden

Go to Ground Zero Memorial

Go to St. Peter’s Square

Go into The White House

Visit the Grand Kremlin Palace

Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

Go to Copenhagen, Denmark

Travel to Iceland

See the Trevi Fountain

See the Roman Forum

Visit the National Cemetery in Washington DC

Visit Galway, Ireland

Visit Monument Valley

Visit Cocos island (the untouristy version of Galopogos)

Visit Area 51

Visit the birthplace or gravesite of a cultural icon

Visit Mount Rushmore

Bathe in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

Kayak in the Bioluminescent Bay of Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Go to a blues bar in Chicago

Visit Death Valley in July

Tour Hagia Sophia

Visit Walt Disney World

Visit Red Square in Moscow

Go on an Amazon Rainforest Expedition

Tour Kiyomizu-dera

Observe the Burj Khalifa

Visit Jerusalem’s Old City

Explore the Paleolithic Cave Art in Altamira

Visit Yosemite Valley

Drive on Route 66

See Taksand Dzong in Bhutan

Visit Myanmar

Star gaze at Atacama Desert, Chile

Bathe in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Visit the happiest country on earth (Denmark)

Visit Advanced Base Camp on Everest

Surf Cloud Break in Fiji

Backpack around Europe as an adult

Try to make a guard laugh at Buckingham Palace

Dive ‘the ghost fleet of world war two’

Hike the Camino de Santiago Trail

Explore Chitwan National Park in Nepal

Hike the Atlas Mountains

Sail the Whitsundays in Australia

Eat bread in Paris

Drink vodka in Russia

Have polenta in Spain

Eat Pizza in Chicago

Drink Kava in Fiji

Visit Folsom Prison (The Buried Life)

Go to Chris McCandless’s bus in Alaska

Visit 100 countries

Visit an observatory

Go to Taal Lake – a lake in an island in a lake in an island

Go to the Palace of Versailles (Versailles, France)

Go to Al-Azhar Mosque (Cairo, Egypt): 972

Go to Fatehpur Sikri Palace (Fatehpur Sikri, India)

Go to St. Paul’s Cathedral (London, England)

Visit Chiang Rai’s White Temple

Go to Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Visit Masdar City (city of the future)

Visit the Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China

Visit Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives

Visit the Tunnel of Love in Klevan, Ukraine

Visit the Glowworm Caves in Waitomo, New Zealand

Visit San Sebastian, Spain

Visit Ristorante Grotta in Palazzese, Italy

VisitChichilianne, Rhone Alpes in France

VisitTiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro Valley, Bhutan

Visit Dubrovnik, Croatia

Visit Albarracín, Aragon, Spain

Visit Bagan, Burma

Visit Aescher, Switzerland

Visit Haiku Stairs, Hawaii

Visit Þingvallavatn Lake, Iceland

Visit Chefchaouen, Northwest Morocco

Visit Lord Howe Island, Australia

Visit Bishop Castle, San Isabel National Forest, Rye, Colorado

Visit Huacachina, Peruvian desert

Visit The Bastei Bridge in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, Germany

Visit Cappadocia, Turkey

Visit Hallstatt, Austria

Visit Leptis Magna, Tripoli, Libya

Visit The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain

Visit Alter do Chao, Brazil

Visit Hotel Moulin de Roc, France

Visit the Peacock Room in Castello di Sammezzano, Tuscany

Visit Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece

Visit Meghalaya, India

Visit Craco, Matera, Basilicata

Visit Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Portugal

Visit Weißgerbergasse, Nuremberg, Germany

Visit Procida, Italy

Visit Lofoten Islands, Norway

Visit Cocos Island, Costa Rica

Visit the Rock Tombs in Myra, Lycia, Turkey

Visit Herrenchiemsee New Palace, Lake Chiemsee, Germany

Visit Fès, Morocco

Visit Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovin

Visit Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Visit Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland

Visit Mount Ai-Petry, Crimea, Ukraine

Visit Marsaxlokk, Malta

Visit Monument Valley, Utah

Visit Jellyfish Lake on the island of Palau

Visit Palmyra Atol – The United State’s only uninhabited incorporated territory

Throw a dart at a map and go to wherever it landed

Bucket List Ideas Related To Doing Activities

Catch a fish with your bare hands

Sleep in a capsule hotel in Japan

Visit a Death Row Inmate

Climb Mt Kilimanjaro

Run a 5:30 min mile

Circumnavigate the globe

Worship in a Buddhist Temple

Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

Live a day without each of your senses (sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste)

Do a Triatholon

Grow a garden

Go hard core zip lining

Witness something truly majestic (from the movie The Bucket List)

Help a complete stranger for a common good (from the movie The Bucket List)

Laugh until you cry (from the movie The Bucket List)

Drive a Shelby Mustang (from the movie The Bucket List)

Kiss the most beautiful guy or girl in the world (from the movie The Bucket List)

Get back in touch (previously “Hunt the big cat”) (from the movie The Bucket List)

Meet an American president

Score a hole in one

Be an extra in a flim

Leave your mark in graffiti

Be on the cover of a magazine

Walk on a nude beach naked

Flip a house

Be a game show contestant

Go hitch hiking

Complete a ironman

Voluntarily live homeless

Go whale watching

Ride an elephant

Go ice climbing up a frozen waterfall

Drive a John Deere tracker

Go in a blimp

Go in a Blue Angel jet

Go 24 hours without speaking

Swim with sharks

Sleep on a beach

See Michelangelo’s David

Touch an iceberg

Eat chocolate in Belgium

Throw or catch a fish in Seattle pike market

Fly at the speed of sound

Go to a big boxing match

Ride on a bicycle built for 2 (or even 3)

Take an overnight train ride

Catch a billfish

Give 100 dollars to a stranger

Solve a rubiks cube

Swim in each ocean (Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Artic)

Cage dive with sharks

Do a five day fast

Swim with whales

Fly on a private jet

Join the mile high club

Ride on the top of a moving train

Become a citizen of another country and get a 2nd passport

Go indoor sky diving

Get arrested for a cause you believe in

Eat a pizza in Naples, Italy

Drive through a tollbooth and pay for myself and the car behind you

Kiss the blarney stone

Swim with stingrays

Explore a ghost town

Give a lecture at a major university

Cross the road at abbey road

Drive a tank

Go surfing

Go tobogganing

Hold a tarantula

Collect honey from a beehive

Watch the sun set and rise in the same day

Chop a tree down with axe

Hang from Toronto’s CN Tower

Skydive over Mt. Everest

Finish a jigsaw puzzle

Vacation in an igloo

Cross a country on a bicycle

Climb Pacaya

Watch the sunset from Oia, Santorini, Greece

Stargaze at the Atacama Desert in Chile

Get through the Longleat Hedge Maze

Take a week-long technology hiatus

Write your Last will and testament

Milk a cow

Chase a tornado

Work for tips

Drink a Piña Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Fast for three days

Attend a murder mystery dinner

Eat at an undersea restaurant

Thrown down a large amount of money on roulette

Go Couchsurfing

Leave a hefty tip for excellent service

Ride a cable car in San Francisco

Participate in geocaching

Watch a movie at a drive-in movie theater

Buy a round of drinks for a whole bar

Travel on the Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway

Participate in a polar bear plunge

File your own taxes

Travel through the Channel Tunnel

See a lunar eclipse

Build a bonfire and make s’mores

Go wakeboarding

Sleep in a hammock

Go water jetpacking

Take a bite into the hottest chilli in the world

Drive a tank

Drive a speed boat

Eat chocolates in Belgium

Write an article published in the newspaper

Be the best man in a wedding

Get stitches

Experience being broke

Kiss a total stranger

High five a monk

Break the sound barrier

Party in a fountain

Rush the field after a football game

Order something off the In-N-Out Burger secret menu

Swim with penguins

Chew coca leaves in Columbia

Catch fireflies in a jar

Sleep in a yurt

Meet Richard Branson

Grow an uban vegie patch

Be a nude model for a life drawing class

Wake up on a beach

Get my palm read

Fly in a corporate jet

Land on water in a plane

Go to a nudist colony

Be on a game show

Actively boycott companies who you dislike or distrust

Free dive over 15m in the sea

Buy & run a pub

Catch, kill and prepare a fish

Meet someone in-person with your own name

Be friends with your ex

Get barred from a bar

Sail a boat

Sleep in a tree

Take a road trip in an RV

Go to an indoor trampoline park

Order the most expensive thing on the menu

Write a letter to your hero

Try and dig your own massive hole

Write a page on Wikipedia

Donate Blood

Surf a sand dune

Eat sushi in Tokyo

Take care of a plant for 6 months

Shoot 10 different weapons

See a dinosaur fossil

Abstain from alcohol for 100 consecutive days

Avoid all McDonalds for six months

Watch no television for six months

Help deliver a baby (The Buried Life)

Go on a date with a celebrity (The Buried Life)

Give a toast at a strangers wedding (The Buried Life)

Open the news (The Buried Life)

Lead a parade (The Buried Life)

Go down a mountain on a longboard (The Buried Life)

Plant a tree (The Buried Life)

Ride a bull (The Buried Life)

Kick a field goal (The Buried Life)

Help someone build a house (The Buried Life)

Get on the cover of Rolling Stone (The Buried Life)

Tell a joke on late night television (The Buried Life)

Get a song you have written on the radio (The Buried Life)

Approach the most beautiful girl you’ve ever seen and kiss her (The Buried Life)

Solve a crime or capture a fugitive (The Buried Life)

Tell a judge “you want the truth? you can’t handle the truth” (The Buried Life)

Give a stranger a $100 bill (The Buried Life)

Send a message in a bottle (The Buried Life)

Make a big donation to charity (The Buried Life)

Cut a ribbon at a major opening (The Buried Life)

Get something named after you (The Buried Life)

Pay for someone groceries (The Buried Life)

Sing the national anthem to a packed stadium (The Buried Life)

Throw the first pitch at a MLB game (The Buried Life)

Win and yell bingo at a bingo hall (The Buried Life)

Kiss the stanley cup (The Buried Life)

Stand under a plane while it lands (The Buried Life)

Make it on the front page of the newspaper (The Buried Life)

Host a cooking show (The Buried Life)

Catch something and eat it (The Buried Life)

Sleep in a haunted house (The Buried Life)

Do a sketch with WIll Farrell (The Buried Life)

Take a stranger out for dinner (The Buried Life)

Make a television show (The Buried Life)

Write an article for a major publication (The Buried Life)

Spend a week in silence (The Buried Life)

See a dead body (The Buried Life)

Design a shoe (The Buried Life)

Smash a guitar on stage (The Buried Life)

Compete in a soap-box derby (The Buried Life)

Take a kid on a toy shopping spree (The Buried Life)

Meet the Lonely Island dudes (The Buried Life)

Street perform and make $100 (The Buried Life)

Teach an elementary class (The Buried Life)

Escape from a deserted island (The Buried Life)

Ride through the desert in a dune buggy (The Buried Life)

Party with a rockstar (The Buried Life)

Play ball with Obama (The Buried Life)

Race horses (The Buried Life)

Host SNL (The Buried Life)

Mash grapes with your feet at a winery

Give a graduation speech

Walk away from an explosion in slow motion

Have theme music follow me for a day

Say yes to everything for a whole day

Travel on a cargo ship

Eat dog

Eat an eyeball

Create a short film

Climb the mast of a tall ship

Enter a film contest

Devise the perfect crime but never perform it

Cross a country on a bicycle

Photograph an endangered species

Take a homeless person out to eat

Follow a river from it’s mouth to its source, or visa versa

Take a photo every day for a year

Get airborne in a car

Shoot a flaming bow and arrow

Train hop

Front row tickets to a concert

Quit something every Thursday for a year

Moon someone out of a moving vehicle

Do a wall flip

Design a new product with a 3D printer

Tickle a fish

Put a fly on a leash

Walk around a crowded area in a Where’s Waldo costume

Party for Songkran in Chang Mai

See a Polar Bear

Ride across the entire length of the Russian – Trans-siberian railroad

Place gum on the Seattle gum wall

Walk barefoot with paint

Sell a song on iTunes

Cut off all hair

Kayak over a waterfall

Bucket List Ideas Related To Learning

Learn to tie a cherry stem with only your tongue

Take a basic mechanic class

Take a boxing class

Learn some form of karate

Read the entire Bible, Torah and Koran

Take a dance classe

Take a surfing class

Take a glass blowing class

Make fire without matches or a lighter

Eat fire

Learn to paint

Make your own ice cream

Live abroad for at least 1 year

Take a pottery class

Try pilates

Brew your own Beer

Learn to juggle

Learn CPR

Learn to paint

Learn how to write a computer algorithm

Learn how to roll r’s

Learn more about your ancestors

Learn a magic trick

Learn how to skim stones across water

Better your penmanship and write by hand more

Complete the seven day primitive living course of the Boulder outdoor survival school training

Woo! That is the whole list but I bet there are some things missing.

What bucket list items have you completed that you would like added to this list?

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