Satisfy your wanderlust from your armchair and perhaps plan your next overseas adventure with the help of Lonely Planet’s Top 500 unmissable global travel experiences.

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List is the 2nd edition of the travel powerhouse’s bestselling coffee table book and is the definitive wish-list of the 500 most thrilling, memorable and interesting travel experiences in the world – ranked in order of brilliance.

Petra in Jordan has been named as the number 1 place in the world to experience but it’s outdoors adventures that dominate the rankings  with a total of 34 of the world’s best travel experiences being found in the UK, making it home to more of the planet’s must-see places than anywhere else.

The Top 10 travel experiences on Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List 2nd ed are…

Petra, Jordan – channel your inner adventurer and explore the enigmatic “lost city”

The Galápagos Islands – see the islands that changed the course of science

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia – take life lessons from the traditional owners of world’s most dramatic rock

Okavango Delta, Botswana – experience slow travel on the sprawling flooded ecosystem

Yellowstone National Park, USA – sniff out geysers and grizzlies in the world’s largest geothermal area

Lake Bled, Slovenia – emulate erstwhile pilgrims by journeying to the planet’s most photogenic lake

Iguazú Falls, Argentina-Brazil – marvel at the astounding power and furious force of this natural wonder

Temples of Angkor, Cambodia – find Hindu heaven at the sprawling monument to devotion

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia – with clouds above and clouds below strike out on the salt of the earth

Annapurna Circuit, Nepal – take the classic Nepalese teahouse trek

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