Your favorite cites, countries, monuments and natural wonders go head-to-head in Lonely Planet's first travel "bucket" list bracket. We know international travel may be on the distant horizon for many of us, but we can still dream. 

Here's how it works: we've broken up the most popular lifetime bucket list destinations (selected by Lonely Planet digital editors) into four categories. Each category (cities, countries, monuments and natural wonders) has eight ranked entries that have been pitted against one another. Your weekly votes will determine which spots advance to the next round (there are five rounds), plus what bucket list items will represent the entire category and what country, monument, city or natural wonder will be named champion.

How we got here: Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

Voting ends Friday April 9. 

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Championship Round

Thirty-two travel bucket list picks widdled down to just two. Canada (the country category winner) vs. Angkor Wat (the monument category winner) in the Lonely Planet Travel Bucket List Challenge championship!

Do you hear that? That's the sound of Canadians singing "Oh Canada" all around the world. The land of lakes, polar bears and nice people beat Tokyo (city category winner) by just two percentage points to head to the championship. 

Waiting on the other side of the bracket is Cambodia's Angkor Wat, which beat fan-favorite, the Great Barrier Reef (natural wonder category winner), on the last day of voting. The Unesco Word Heritage site was featured in the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie.  


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