Best Sunsets Around the World

sunset pictures from around the world

Last year while I was stressing over my university exams, a wise girl said something to me that has always brought me comfort:


All you need is the world


I’ve been lucky enough to watch the sun go down in some jaw dropping places around the world, with a cold local beer in my hand and surrounded by new friends from different countries. Every time, it’s special. With this in mind, I asked some travel bloggers to share their favourite sunset pictures from their own adventures around the globe.

Travel Bloggers share their best sunsets


Oban, Scotland from Tom at Jolly Scotland


Jolly Scotland watching sunset in Oban


Venice, Italy from Alexandria at A Modern Girl’s Travels


Venice sunsets


Oia in Santorini, Greece from The World As Bec Sees It


Best sunsets in Europe


Cabo de Sao Vicente in Sagres, Portugal. This where they used to believe the world was flat and the sunset marked the end of the world, where you would fall off. From The Postcard Journals.


World's end sunset in portugal


On the road to Basilicata, South Italy from Sabrina Barbante.


best sunset in south italy


Paris, France from Alexandria Drake at A Modern Girl’s Travels


Dusk in Paris


Basel, Switzerland. Along The Reine from Europe Diaries.


Sunset in Switzerland


Dresden, Germany from Adventitious Violet.


World's best sunsets


Sunset on a river cruise in Chobe National Park (a game park) in Botswana, Africa. From The World As Bec Sees It.
 Sunset in Botswana game park
Spitzkoppe, Namibia from The Five Foot Traveler.
Sunset in Namibia


Uluru from Travel On The Brain.


sunset at uluru


Atlanta, Georgia from Alexandria Drake at A Modern Girl’s Travels.


Georgia USA sunset


Newport, Rhode Island, USA from Lolas Travels.


Rhode Island patio sunset
Nantucket, MA from Palm Tree Gypsy.


MA USA Sunset



Parker, Arizona, on the Colorado River from Venga, Vale, Vamos.


usa colorado sunset


The final sunset of 2014 in Ixtapa, Mexico from The Five Foot Traveler.


Sunset in Mexico palm trees


Harbor Island, Bahamas by Lola’s Travels.


Bahamas sunset


Georgian Bay, Ontario by Jolly Scotland.


Sundown in Ontario Jolly Scotland


Lake Muskoka, Ontario by Jolly Scotland.


Lake Muskoka Tom Jolly


Phuket, Thailand from Zita Hooke


sunset on the horizon in phuket

Bali, Indonesia from Sophie’s Suitcase.
Seaside sunset in Bali


Halong Bay, Vietnam from Karisa from Flirting with the Globe.

See more pictures of Halong Bay at sunset here.


Sunset in Halong Bay, Vietnam


Ulan Bataar, Mongolia from Lola’s Travels.


Mongolia sunsets


Alona Beach in Bohol, Philippines from Juszt Travel.


Sunset in Alona Beach


Many thanks to all of the travel bloggers who contributed their best sunset photos. If you have a travel blog and want to be featured in the next roundup, like While I’m Young & Skinny on Facebook and let me know or tag your pictures on Instagram with #WhileImYoungandSkinny 




  1. June 22, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Wow they are all stunning aren’t they! It’s hard to pick a favourite but I think Mexico would be my choice xx

  2. June 22, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    I love sunsets as well, and sunrises. Always so different. What a great selection

  3. June 22, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    Wow, so many beautiful sunset photos. I especially like the one of Nantucket from Palm Tree Gypsy.

  4. June 22, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    This post got me reminiscing about the beautiful sunsets I’ve just seen in Australia. Isn’t it just such a beautiful time of day? I especially love the one that was taken in Georgia. It just looks like the sky is on fire!

  5. June 23, 2015 / 1:46 am

    These are amazing! Thanks for sharing my photo!

  6. June 23, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I didn’t think Scotland could have such nice sunsets. That’s my favourite photo I think.

  7. June 23, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    Love this post. All the sunsets are so beautiful. Thank you for including a few of mine 🙂

  8. June 23, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    These are beyond beautiful! I went through all the picture about three times trying to pick out my favorite one and I just couldn’t do it. Summer sunsets especially are the best and I can’t wait to get my fill of them this season. Thanks for sharing!

  9. June 23, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    These are beautiful! I absolutely love sunsets and wish I was more of a morning person so that I could catch more sunrises too.

  10. June 23, 2015 / 11:55 pm

    What a wonderful collection of gorgeous photos! It’s hard to take a good photo of sunsets. Somehow they always look better “in person” than in the photo, but some of those you collected are true stunners. Thank you for putting together this post.

  11. June 24, 2015 / 7:28 am

    I love a good sunset, although here on Australia’s east coast it’s more often a case of getting up early for that gorgeous sunrise over the ocean shot.

  12. June 24, 2015 / 8:33 am

    A sunset like one of these and a quiet spot is all you really need to forget about your worries. It’s almost like nature’s way of telling us that tomorrow will be a new day and it’s worth ending today with positivity. How can we not when the sky is as gorgeous?

  13. June 25, 2015 / 2:57 am

    Stunning!!! I wish I could see a sunset in each one of these places 🙂

  14. Ana
    June 25, 2015 / 5:01 pm

    Amazing pictures! For me, sunsets in the Philippines are something out of this world. Please, let me know next time you do a post like this, I am a sunset freak and have LOTS of pictures 🙂

  15. June 25, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    There’s just something about a sunset, isn’t there? Beautiful time of the day 🙂 You have some stunning photos here. Lovely post, thanks for sharing

  16. June 25, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    Great selection there, good enough to make wallpaper out of!! Love the Chobe National Park one, always think African sunsets are so romantic.

  17. June 26, 2015 / 6:31 am

    I love sunset and sunrise shots too! They’re all pretty! I can’t choose one! although they’re all sunset shots, for me they’re all different from one another, and all of them are gorgeous. ♥

  18. June 26, 2015 / 11:09 am

    Would love to see the one in Australia! Yes please 🙂

  19. June 26, 2015 / 3:04 pm

    Nice collection! I always seem to struggle with capturing great sunset photos, they never quite do the actual experience justice!

  20. June 26, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    Some amazing captures! I can never get enough of sunsets. Thanks for sharing!

  21. June 27, 2015 / 12:27 am

    Sunsets are just so beautiful and peaceful. I’ve seen many gorgeous ones all over the world, but we have plenty here in San Diego!

  22. June 27, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    Beautiful!!! I like the Greece one the most. Coincidentally it’s the place I’d like to go to the most 😉

  23. June 27, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I live in Vero Beach, Florida, and I will have to say we have as beautiful of sunsets as anywhere I have been in the world outside of Greece. 😉

  24. June 28, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I have a beautiful one from Egypt, would you mind terrible if you’d consider adding it to this post after the fact?

  25. June 28, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Lovely post, there is just something so satisfying about a sunset and the end of an amazing day exploring!

  26. June 28, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    Ahh … so true! A good sunset makes my day… we live close to the Rhine and get quite some good sunsets here 🙂 always makes me happy and forget about my worries!

  27. June 29, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Super shots Dannielle! I have almost matching shots from Phuket and Bali; maybe took ’em in the same spot lol…..

    Thanks for sharing.


  28. June 29, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Those are stunning sunset photos! Love the one from Bali!

  29. July 1, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Love this! I am such a sunset lover! I’m going through my Instagram and tagging my faves for your next roundup 🙂

  30. July 2, 2015 / 1:58 am

    Love these pictures! Thanks for sharing mine!

  31. July 6, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    There is always something very special about taking the time to watch a sunset. Contemplating the day and what lies ahead. All the photos were terrific. I hope you’ll do a similar post on sunrises.

  32. July 11, 2015 / 9:01 am

    What a great collection of sunset photos! Sunsets are some of my favorite photos especially because I can never wake up for sunrises. Love these! I’ll try to remember and tag you on Instagram for your next series.

  33. July 16, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    There are so many stunning photos here, I’m not sure I could pick a favorite.

  34. October 12, 2015 / 1:29 am

    These are beautiful! Sunset is my favorite time of day and I love capturing them when I travel! My favorites have been in Maui Hawaii and Santorini Greece and most recently in Turks and Caicos!

    • Dannielle Lily
      October 12, 2015 / 9:25 am

      Ooh I’d love to see sunset in Hawaii!