Just over a month ago, I wrote a post about my favorite sunsets I’ve seen from my travels around the world. Since that post, I found it natural to write a follow-up in which I list some of my favorite sunrises I’ve encountered in the places I’ve been to. I’ve discovered so much beauty in waking up early in the morning, as means of capturing the gradual, but radiant glow that promises the hopeful start to a fulfilling day.

With that said, here are my top picks!

10 Favorite Sunrises From Around the World

1. Panama City, Panama

Sunrise while crossing the Panama Canal (January 2019).

2. Cappadocia, Turkey

20190610_050244Lighting up before the 5am flight (June 2019).

3. Marbella, Spain

Along the beach (December 2016).

4. Lyon, France

From the top of the Fourvière (December 2016).

5. Valletta, Malta

20181122_070434Along the harbor (November 2018).

6. Milan, Italy

20190417_061957Before the lights turn off in front of the Duomo di Milano (April 2019).

7. Blarney Castle, Ireland

At the top of Blarney Castle (December 2015).

8. Sahara Desert, Morocco

Camel ride during sunrise (May 2017).

9. Los Angeles, California, USA

20200918_065826Sunrise before work (September 2020).

10. Somewhere between Munich and Lyon

IMG20171205074131Flight on my way back to Lyon from Munich (December 2017).

What are YOUR favorite sunrises in the world? Let me know!

— Rebecca

52 thoughts on “10 Favorite Sunrises From Around the World

  1. I like the architecture of Milan in the dim morning light. It is true that at dawn there is a greater transparency of the air than in the evening, also the glittering dew that may bring another richness to the low-angled light of the sun.

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    1. Yes, the transparency is there in the morning, before the pollution takes over later in the day. The photo of Milan was one I took just before leaving the city, and it’s turned out to be one of my favorites! Merci pour ton commentaire. 😊

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  2. What a collection. I’m not an early riser but I recall one time in Yellowstone getting up around 4 am to get an early start and the sunrise that followed was quite nice. My most spectacular sunrises have been spotted in my home town after dropping kids at school.

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    1. I actually am an early bird, so I don’t mind waking up early to catch a worthy sunrise! I can imagine a Yellowstone sunrise is gorgeous, and even the ones closer to home can be just as lovely, too.

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      1. You really should! I have property there and would love to plan a camping trip. It has a river and everything. I’ll have to visit and get a good look at it though. I’ve never been. Grandma gave it to me the day before I left Jamaica for good.

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    1. Yes! It was sort of a last-minute thing (i.e. we paid for the ride at the last minute), but no regrets! Honesty, all sunrises are considered beautiful, no matter where you are. 😊


  3. Ahah ! My favorite is Lyon, of course, since I come from there πŸ˜‰ Though the sunrises in Shanghai, seen from the Bund, were also pretty impressive. I also have very nice memories from sunrises in Varanasi, India. It’s even better when you see it from a boat on the Ganga river.

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    1. Lyon’s sunrise is truly magical, especially from the FourviΓ¨re…I visited Shanghai about 10 years ago and visited the Bund, but I never woke up early enough to catch the sunrise. Looks like I’ll have to return to do so! Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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