Rise and shine! If you’re looking for some travel inspiration (or just wanderlusting vicariously from your desk), look no further than this ultimate early morning sunrise list.
There are fabulous views to be had from many places around the world, but which ones are the best?
Here’s seven of our all-time favourite sunrise spots to travel to now. MAJOR gap year/summer holiday inspiration right here!
1. Uluru, Australia
Central Australia’s most stunning natural wonder is best seen in the early morning, when the suns rays turn the desert formation a bright, fiery red. Be in place by 4am though, if you want to snag a spot among the busloads of sunrise watchers.
2. Mount Batur, Bali
Clamber up this mountain in the middle of the night to witness one of the most spectacular sunrises in the world, come dawn. The 2am start and all that sweat will be worth it, we promise.
3. Jasper National Park, Canada
This rocky mountain national park is perfect for a remote, tourist-less view (and photos) of the beautiful pink sunrise over the pristine Lake Maligne.
4. Masada, Israel
Climb the ancient Roman ruins of the Masada fortress for an amazing pink, purple and orange sunrise over the desert. It only takes about an hour to get to the top, and is conveniently located near the Dead Sea for a relaxing spa day following your very early morning.
5. Cappadocia, Turkey
Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise to enjoy the truly unique landscape of volcanic boulders and hills. Your photos will be unreal.
6. Okavango Delta, Botswana
Fancy spotting a giraffe or elephant at sunrise? Go on an early morning safari for some of the most stunning, vibrant views Africa has to offer.
7. Isle of Skye, Scotland
Watch one of Europe’s best sunrises from one of the Skye’s remote terrain. Unencumbered by tourists, you’ll have a clear view of the northern sun. Just make sure to plan your trip in early spring or late autumn for some sunrise action.