You don't have to head to the ends of the Earth with a cult novel and a tropical drink to experience one of the world's most natural beauties.

Here are some of the best places to see the sun rise and set from East to West...


Stonehenge, England

This prehistoric site is brought to life as the sun pierces through the 50-tonne stones.

Grundarfjordur, Iceland

Located between a mountain range and a lava field, making for one amazing backdrop as you watch the sunset.

Ayers Rock, Australian Outback

Ayers Rock (or Uluru) is the largest piece of stone in the world! It's so big that the clouds that move across the sky during sunset reflect its amazing orange and red tones.

Santorino, Greece

The sun setting behind this beautiful blue and white town makes for a truly amazing sight...

Manhattanhenge, New York City

Twice a year during the summer solstice, the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid, creating one amazing sunset!

Orkey Islands, Scotland

With coastal views for miles and the crisp air against your face, this majestic sunset will be hard to forget.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

The sheer awe of America’s natural wonder at sunset will give you one of the most impressive shows of your life.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Walk along Dubrovnik's ancient city walls for stunning views of the sun mirrored on the Adriatic Sea.

Mount Tamborine, Australia

Queensland draws tourists from all over the globe with the promise of great views, and with this stunning view of the sunset from the top of Mount Tamborine we can see why!

The Serengeti, Tanzania

Lion King anyone? You can almost hear the antelope singing, "the sun rolling high through the sapphire sky keeps great and small on the endless's the circle of life!!"


The summer solstice is on 21st June, which will tell us that summer is finally here!!! Maybe then we'll finally be treated to some proper sunshine...