Travelling while you’re young means having the energy to power through time differences and jet lag, having a healthy back to sleep on those uncomfortable hostel beds and most importantly, not having those thirty-something responsibilities, like a mortgage, to worry about. There are so many wonders of the world to see and places to visit before you turn 30. Take full advantage of the freedom of your twenties by seeing the world, before those thirties creep up on you.

Wait! Before you pack your bags, you haven’t heard the best part about travelling while you’re young. StudentUniverse deals are not just limited to college students. We know that just because college has ended, you haven’t lost your sense of adventure. That’s why we offer 80% of our cheap flight deals to everyone under the age of 26 so that you can see the world, and still pay your rent.  

Now, you must be wondering where your twenties should take you. Our travel experts have pulled together a list of the top places to visit all around the world before you turn 30.

What’s so special about these destinations, you ask? These are not just your typical relaxing vacation spots. These are journeys made to inspire the young mind and show off the greatest wonders of the world. Hand-selected by young travellers, for young travellers, this list of thrilling destinations requires a sense of adventure and freedom found only in your twenties. If you’re looking for a list of relaxing beach spots, keep moving. These places are for the adventurous and curious twenty-somethings.

Okay, now you can start packing your bags. It’s time to see the world.

The Great Wall of China

5,550 miles of ancient history and culture winding throughout China, The Great Wall is a must-see on any twenty something’s places to visit bucket list. Be sure to pack your walking boots.


Machu Picchu

One of the seven modern wonders of the world, Machu Picchu is a site full of history and mystery best experienced before you turn 30. Oh, and that view, though.


Northern Lights

You’ve seen the pictures so, need we say more?  Best seen in Iceland, Canada and Scandinavia, this stargazing session will take your breath away.


Victoria Falls

Often listed as one of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is the world’s largest waterfall. The river spans twice as wide and twice as deep as Niagara Falls and is located between Zambia and Zimbabwe.


The Great Barrier Reef

As seen from Outer Space, the Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth and a great adventure for any twenty something looking to visit the land down under.


Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

One of Europe’s greatest hidden treasures, Plitvice National Park is a natural wonderland filled with waterfalls, nature, and wildlife for the outdoorsy adventurer.


Swing at the End of the World, Ecuador

Sometimes during your twenties it may seem like the world is ending, and now you can truly experience that feeling. Just kidding, however, the swing at the end of the world is nestled in the deep wilderness of Ecuador, so serious adventurer inquiries only.


Taj Mahal

A stunning sight of architecture and history, the Taj Mahal is one of the strongest symbols representing the rich culture of India.


NaPali Coast

The Na Pali coast in Kauai will make you feel like you’ve left this world and stepped straight into Jurassic Park. If you’re looking for the real adventure, strap on your hiking shoes and take the 11 mile trek along the Kalalau Trail to spend the night camping on Kalalau Beach. 

Cairo, Giza

Travel back in time during your Egyptian trip to see the pyramid to experience the history of Egypt that you always learned about in textbooks. Be sure to leave extra time to see the Great Sphinx, the oldest monumental sculpture.  


Serengeti Park

Visit Serengeti Park during the great migration season for a true African safari adventure. The great migration is a dangerous journey made by thousands of wildebeests and zebras, an experience that you will never see elsewhere.


Angkor Wat

As the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat is a spiritual adventure that embodies the culture and history of Cambodia. Handmade by man, the temple is an awe-inspiring sight perfect for those twenty-something travel years.



This post-card perfect Swiss town is not only a mecca for the adventurous, filled with epic skiing and snowboarding trails, rock climbing and hiking but also, a must-see before you turn 30. Oh, and did we mention the Swiss chocolate?


Time (and your twenties) are ticking away! Search our cheap flights and filter by “Youth” to snag StudentUniverse exclusive deals for anyone under 26 years old. Start checking off these places to visit from your bucket list before you turn 30. How many places have you accomplished so far?

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