14 Sunrises Around The World That Will Inspire You To Travel

For a long time, I’ve appreciated finding beautiful sunsets all over the world. It hasn’t been until the last year that I realized I don’t have enough sunrises in my life. I’ve worked hard on becoming a morning person, getting up earlier to get in my blog work before heading to the day job. It’s also allowed me to take in more sunrises whether looking out my front window or over an ocean when I’m traveling. Now I get to enjoy both sunsets and sunrises around the world.

Watching the sunrise is an inspiring experience, a great way to start your day and a unique way to get to know new places in the world. Because of this, I asked bloggers to inspire us with sunrises around the world they’ve been moved by.

Sunrises Around The World

Teriberka, Russia by Vivian of Miss Happy Feet

This is one of the most amazing sunrises I witnessed last winter. The Snow Queen might have put a spell on Teriberka, but she can never take away the beautiful sunrise over beautiful white snow!Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Mt. Batur in Bali by Megan of Traveling Nine to Fiver

One of the most do items I had when heading to Bali this year was hiking Mt. Batur to watch the sunrise. I have to say it didn’t disappoint. The hike was much more challenging than I had expected, but I lucked out with a group of encouraging fellow hikers. After two hours of the steep climb, we made it. Relaxed and watched the sunrise over the island. It was breathtaking and serene, seeing all the way out to the ocean while sitting on an active volcano.

Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Don Det Laos by Jon of Jon Is Traveling

The 4000 Islands region of southern Laos is famous for its sunsets, but early risers are also kept happy by some stunning sunrises. You’re probably impressed that there are 4000 islands in one small area of the Mekong River, but as you can see in the photo most of the “islands” are nothing more than clumps of green sticking out of the water. Don Det is one of a few inhabited islands and it’s a great place for a relaxing vacation. There are a couple of powerful waterfalls nearby and you can also spot Irrawaddy dolphins, but the thing that draws most people to Don Det is the tranquility (and the low prices!).

Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more. Traveling From Spain to Morroco by Lisa Grabelle Hilton Mom Voyage

While on a ferry from Spain to Morocco, I snapped this picture of the glorious sun peeking over Tangier’s mountains as my family excitedly anticipated exploring our first trip to Africa!  On that special day, my children, parents, husband and I fell madly in love with Morocco.  We will never forget one minute of our adventurous day trip to Tangier filled with camel rides, tempting cuisine, exotic markets and an intriguing culture. We hope to return to Africa for many more sunrises!Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico by Megan of Traveling Nine to Fiver

On a recent vacation down to Los Cabos, I didn’t want to do much more than relax on the beach and have some drinks. But one thing I did was make sure to wake up early and catch every sunrise I could. Coming from the West Coast I don’t get all that many. I enjoyed my time relaxing, the amazing food and getting out on the water. Plus, a beautiful view every morning. Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Maui, Hawaii by Shandos of Travelnuity

To witness the sunrise at the top of the dormant volcano Haleakalā on the island of Maui, Hawaii, over 3000 above the beaches below, we rose at 4am to make the 90-minute drive and nab one of the final car spots in the summit carpark. Huddling together in temperatures close to freezing, thick clouds remained over the crater in front of us, though at least the fog cleared, as the sun rose above the cloud-line and rivers of gold poured over the clouds.Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Koh Rong Sanloem, Cambodia by Lucy of Lucy’smilesaway

I had just finished a sunrise run when I took this photo on my phone – the fact that I was up and RUNNING at sunrise should be evidence enough of how much I value the sunrises in Cambodia – truly spectacular colors and I think the clouds add so much. An incredible start to the day!Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Bohol Island in the Philippines by Rosi of Rosi Escapes

The Philippines is an amazing place to see an amazing sunrise. Bohol is one of the islands of the Philippines. It is a great place for water sports and adventure.Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Phuket, Thailand by Bianca of It’s All Bee

Just attached a shot of a sunrise picture taken on 26th December 2015. My birthday, and also the anniversary of the Tsunmai that hit Asia a couple of years ago. It was taken in Phuket, Thailand as I wanted to wake up for sunrise for a pray alongside those that were having a memorial for those that died during the disaster, which sadly also happened to be my birthday. Looking back on the picture almost serves as a reminder of how grateful we ought to be and just how short life can be so to live it fully.Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Florida by Christine of One Intrepid Life

This sunrise was captured on a crisp January morning in Singer Island, Florida. I enjoy sipping my first cup of coffee on the quiet beach as the sun makes its appearance over the Atlantic, watching the fishermen busily start their day. On this particular morning, the sunrise became more and more vibrant with each passing moment, and although the sand (and my coffee!) was cold, I couldn’t tear myself away!Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Llançà, Spain by Andreja of Adventurous Journeys

After 3 days of cycling from Pyrenees to Costa Brava we settled in Alberg Costa Brava hostel at the end of the fishing village named Llançà, just a few kilometer south of France. After barbecue dinner and a few beers too many we decided to wait for a sunset at the roof of our hostel. The sunrise over Mediterranean sea was a great way to end up our adventurous trip.Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Flores Island, Indonesia by Carole of Travels with Carole

I saw this lovely sunrise from the balcony of my room at the Laprima Hotel on Flores Island in Indonesia.  In the distance, I could see the Flores Sea leading to Komodo Island, where I was going that day to encounter the famous Komodo dragon–the world’s largest and most lethal lizard. Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Riviera Maya in Mexico by Monica and Jon of We Travel Together

We love this photo because it’s powerful with both the sunrise and the rainstorm in the background, and it’s taken at one of our big favorite places in the world; the Riviera Maya in Mexico. We’ve been there twice and we have enjoyed some great sunrises there together, completely alone – the best way to start the day!

Riveria Maya, Mexico, SunriseMonterey, California by Megan of Traveling Nine to Fiver

There was a short period where I was trying to wake up early and run. I’m not a runner so it didn’t last long but it did lead me to one of the most beautiful sunrises around the world I’ve seen at Lover’s Point on the Monterey Bay in California. I was so moved by it as the colors changed throughout the run. I tried to be good and focus on running instead of snapping photos but I didn’t entirely succeed. Monterey is one of my favorite places in the world from the food to the wine to the breathtaking coastline.

Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

Get Inspired At Sunrise

Waking up early can seem like it might not be worth your time, especially if you’re on vacation trying to relax but there are few things more inspiring than a beautiful sunrise. Get up, grab a cup of coffee, go for a run or hike, and find the perfect place to enjoy the sunrise over your new vantage point. You’ll never know how sunrises around the world just might inspire you.

If you’re looking for some more inspiration take a look at 30 bloggers who shared sunsets from around the world that inspire them.

Do you make a habit of getting up to watch the sunrise? Where have you seen your most inspiring sunrises around the world? Leave a comment below.  

Get inspired to travel the globe and wake up early with these sunsets from all over the world. Places to travel and things to do. In Asia, the United States, Russia and more.

About Megan

Megan MacNee is the founder of Traveling Nine to Fiver. From nine to five she works in the political world in California, but on evening and weekends spends time exploring the West Coast and more. All while encouraging others to join in on the adventures.

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  • Erika Bisbocci

    Beautiful! I never seem to see many sunrises because I always wake up too late, but there is something magical about being awake as the day begins and seeing the sky go from black to bright. Some of these pictures are so vivid that they look like sunsets!

  • Such gorgeous sunrise photos! There’s always a brief moment when I think it’s crazy to wake up so early. But, then I see the sunrise and think, how is everyone sleeping through this! I loved watching the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Most recently, I loved the sunrise over Bryce Canyon. Two musts in my book!

  • Brie Goumaz

    Ahhh these were so refreshing to see! You nailed it, there is something special about seeing the sunrise. It is especially enjoyable when you have earned it by hiking, camping or exercising. You’ve definitely inspired me to try my best to earn a sunrise this summer!!

  • I’ve noticed that when I’m traveling, I’m much more interested in stopping to watch the sunrise or sunset, or even trekking to a great spot to watch. When I’m at home, I’m so much LESS likely to bother. But it’s not like the sunset isn’t beautiful right where I am every day, right? Such an interesting quirk to realize when faced with photo after photo of beautiful sunsets!

  • Awesome photos! I’m more of a sunset girl myself…I just can’t seem to get out of bed early enough for sunrise! lol

  • DeafWanderlust

    These are all beautiful pictures! I love watching sunsets anywhere but I still would love to see sunrises if only I can get up early for them. Whenever I do get a chance, I do like to see sunrises especially on the beach

  • Aaah sunrises… they’re always so magical — the same way for sunsets too. It always marks great points of the day: the start and the end. Wonderful!

  • Oh wow….how beautiful. Although it is not always easy for me to get up early and enjoy the sunrise, the views are incredibly rewarding – clearly evident in your wonderful pictures. Good reminder to enjoy the simple beauty of nature.

  • Antonette Spaan

    We always get up early for a sunrise if we have the chance. The most memorable was definitely in Canyonlands NP where we saw the Mesa Arch turn orange (google it, it’s gorgeous) … it’s such a peaceful start of the day!