The Bachelor is back on the road! After several seasons spent trapped at various fancy resorts around the country due to the ongoing pandemic, Clayton Echard’s season is the first to travel internationally in a while—and naturally, ABC went all out with a bunch of truly romantic destinations. Obviously, we need to immediately know which cities The Bachelor hit up for FOMO purposes—and thanks to next-level sleuthing + spoilers from Reality Steve, we know exactly where Clayton and his group of several dozen girlfriends went while filming season 26.
Time to live vicariously through them while we sit on the couch and steal our ex-boyfriend’s mom’s sister’s cousin’s cable log-in again.
Note: This article features mild spoiler photos from Bachelor dates on location! But don’t worry, Clayton’s winner and final four are *not* spoiled within.
Episodes 1–3: Bachelor Mansion
As you know, when The Bachelor hit airwaves again on January 3, it finally brought back filming in the hallowed halls of Bachelor Mansion! Oh, how we’ve missed that inexplicably damp driveway! But don’t get too comfy because Clayton & co. were only at the mansion through episode 3...
Episode 4: Houston/Galveston, Texas
The top 15 women joined Clayton in Texas during last week’s episode, and one date took place at Galveston Pleasure Pier. Please enjoy these photos of Clayton wandering around with a giant stuffed bear.
Episode 5: Toronto, Canada
Last week, fans traveled with Clayton and his top 12 women to Toronto, and honestly, I still don’t know what to think about *not* seeing Clayton douse himself shirtless in maple syrup—just feels like a missed opportunity, ya know? Anyway, some brave hero snapped a pic of Clayton’s contestants heading to Toronto on a plane, so enjoy that.
The date will wrap up tonight, with one of those women going home. Then everyone will head to...
Episode 6: Hvar, Croatia
In tonight’s episode, the ladies and Clayton switch things up and head to Croatia, which is sure to be absolutely stunning and filled with drama thanks to these jet-setting lovebirds. We’ll most likely see a rose ceremony and at least two one-on-one dates, according to Reality Steve. The show was also looking for extras, probably to make the dates feel ~real~, but who knows!
Episode 7: Vienna, Austria
Clayton’s final seven contestants will head to Vienna, and apparently Serene Russell gets a date in a casual castle:
Episode 8: Hometowns
Expect to see Clayton go on dates in Virginia Beach, Orlando, Oklahoma City, and Denver. Won’t spoil his final four here, but you can find out who they are below:
Episode 9: Iceland
Not a lot of info out there about Clayton’s final dates of the season, but we do know that they take place in Iceland, which is absolutely gorgeous and should make for a truly romantic proposal setting.
And speaking of proposals, yep, we know Clayton found love! He straight-up told Good Morning America, “I did find love. I was a little skeptical going into the whole journey, but I’m so pleasantly surprised that things worked out much different than I thought. Again, I’m just so excited to watch it back and have everyone else watch it as well.”
He also added, “I was looking for somebody that was funny, intelligent, driven, put forth effort, and so I figured, ‘Okay, that’s a good list and hopefully I’ll find that. Well, what I found was very quickly the women blew my expectations out of the water. They brought all of that and so much more, so the expectations continued to rise, and I realized that, ultimately, I was going to find everything that I wanted and so much more.”
Can’t wait to watch this all go down!