While so many people around the world are taking the necessary precautions that come with social distancing, you might be daydreaming of times when travelling around the world was an exciting prospect rather than a scary one. But as long as we take the correct measures, we’ll soon be back to a time when we’re again free to move, travel, and meet one another. It may be in our best interests to stay at home right now, but who says that we can’t dream about the things to do once this pandemic is over?
So, join us on this (imaginary) trip around the world, and let your mind drift away from everything else as we look at some amazing places to travel once the coronavirus outbreak is over.
Here Are Some Exciting Things To Do Around The World Once This Pandemic Is Over
1Visit St Mark’s Square In Venice, Italy
Right now Italy is under strict lockdown, but while you’re on your next WFH lunch break, why not imagine visiting one of Italy’s most popular destinations? With its iconic bridges and delightful canals, Venice is a gorgeous place to travel once the coronavirus outbreak is over. You could be spending the day at the Piazza San Marco (or St Mark’s Square), visiting historic buildings like St Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, or just relaxing at a cafe having some delicious Italian food and gelato while people-watching.
Also in Italy are other famous sights such as Rome’s impressive Colosseum and the iconic leaning tower of Pisa.
2Catch Mesmerising Sunsets In Florida’s Key West, USA
As soon as you’re able to post something other than pictures of your dinner or your cat on the couch, why not head to Florida’s Key West to see the sunsets that paint the sky in dazzling shades of pink, purple and orange every day? Give your Instagram feed something to be excited about.
3Take Your Kids To Tokyo Disneyland In Japan
Though the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to next year, you can still imagine yourself exploring one of the country’s top attractions for all ages. Disney parks all over the world may be closed right now, but they’ll soon reopen so you can travel there once the coronavirus outbreak is over. Tokyo’s Disneyland is similar to its counterparts, but with tons of added attractions such as Pooh’s Hunny Hunt, and Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek. Picture yourself visiting the Haunted Mansion or Tomorrowland and having a super fun time with your family or friends.
4Eat Tapas On A Beach On Spain’s Balearic Islands
Spain’s Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) are famous for their stunning beaches. While the country may be under lockdown right now, spend your evening thinking of a time when you can spend your day with tapas, sangria and a lounge chair (instead of your couch and the TV), and your nights partying with the best DJs the world has to offer.
5A Boat Ride Down The Ganges River In Varanasi, India
Wondering where to travel after coronavirus is over? Like so many other countries, India is also under lockdown. But this will be lifted, so plan a visit around one of the country’s more unique things to do. Whether you’re religious or not, seeing the holy city of Varanasi from the River Ganges is said to be a truly amazing experience. At sunset, lamps and candles are floated out onto the water in a beautiful ritual of grace and thanksgiving.
6Climb To The Top Of The Burj Khalifa In Dubai
The next time you’re walking from the kitchen to the couch and back again, think about standing at the very top of the 828 metres tall Burj Khalifa. You might even take a trip inside its observation deck (the world’s highest) for a 360-degree view of the magnificent city of Dubai. At the foot of the Burj Khalifa are Dubai Mall and the spectacular dancing Dubai Fountain that will keep you entertained for hours.
7See The Fascinating Exhibits At The Musee Du Louvre In Paris, France
The Louvre in Paris is one of the most famous museums in the world, and its treasures include classical sculptures, Egyptian relics, Mesopotamian antiquities, Renaissance paintings, medieval artefacts, and much, much more. Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a day exploring all these sights? Even the usual museum crowds might be a welcome change and an exciting thing to do once this pandemic is over.
Of course, you can still visit many other museums around the world right now, through virtual tours that have been uploaded online.
8Visit Bukchon Hanok Village In Seoul, South Korea
Next time you find yourself walking the six feet from your desk to your bed, imagine instead you’re walking along the streets of the Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul. This perfectly preserved village is lined with hanoks or (traditional Korean houses) dating back 600 years, many of which are now traditional restaurants, guesthouses, or tea houses. If you really want to get in the spirit, you could order in (or cook!) some Korean food to feed your daydreams.
9See The Iconic White And Blue Houses Of The Cyclades Islands, Greece
If you’re still thinking about things to do once this pandemic is over, why not dream about the picturesque villages and pebble-covered beaches of the mesmerising Cyclades group of islands, or just taking a boat out on the Mediterranean Sea. While there are over 50 islands to choose from, some of the most popular are Santorini (known for its spectacular volcanic scenery), Mykonos (a popular party destination filled with bars and restaurants) and Delos (a site sacred to ancient Greeks, where Apollo and Artemis were said to have been born).
10Climb Table Mountain In Cape Town, South Africa
One most magnificent tourist destination in Cape Town is Table Mountain. Standing above the city, the unique flat-topped mountain can be reached either by a hike or by using the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. So, the next time you’re exercising in your living room, think about hiking to the very top of Table Mountain to take in a sunrise.
11Explore Red Roof–Lined Houses, Or Lie On The Beach In Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is perhaps most famous for being the setting of King’s Landing for the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’. So, while you rewatch the show for the sixth time this week, promise yourself that as soon as you can travel once the coronavirus outbreak is over, you will visit this enchanting city full of hidden wonders, winding roads, quaint restaurants and historic buildings.
12Walk Along The Great Wall Of China
China’s lockdown may soon be lifted, but many people around the world are still unable to travel. But imagine yourself walking along the country’s most famous attraction, the 6,400 km-long Great Wall. Popular areas include the Mutianyu and Jinshanling sections near Beijing (two of the best-restored sections near the city) and the Simatai section which is the only one open for night tours.
So, What Things Are You Planning To Do Once This Pandemic Is Over?
Sure, there are lots of things to do while we’re stuck inside due to this pandemic. While the current coronavirus outbreak might be affecting your decisions to travel and your ability to move around your own city, it won’t always be like this. We don’t expect you to do ALL the things we’ve talked about, but we hope that it was a fun distraction, and worth bookmarking for a future trip as soon as travel bans lift and the world gets safer.