Bucket list cities and beaches: 6-week round the world holiday

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 40

From: UK – New York City

To: Colombo - UK

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Overview

Starting in the bright lights of New York, this round the world trip is all about combining bustling cities and beautiful beaches. Wander the High Line in New York or head over to Coney Island for the day before flying to the west coast to ride the waves on California’s golden sands. Head to Fiji for a week of beach bliss and Sydney and the local vineyards before hitting the buzzing city nation of Singapore. Test your haggling skills in exotic Bangkok before finishing in style on the shores of Sri Lanka, where cocktails and curries await.      

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation in USA, Fiji, Australia, Singapore, Bangkok & Sri Lanka
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

 

Memorable experiences

  • Enjoying views of Central Park from the Rockefeller Centre in New York City
  • Taking a road trip into the desert in Southern California
  • Relaxing on Fiji’s whitest beaches
  • Unwinding in Australian boutique properties
  • Experiencing the hustle and bustle of Bangkok & Singapore
  • Eating fresh seafood on Sri Lanka’s golden sands     
Itinerary

 

Days 1 - 4: the UK to New York City

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

Start your trip in one of Travel Nation’s favourite cities – New York! We’ve included a double-decker bus pass and a tour to the top of the Rockefeller Centre on our New York City Stopover. Wander the High Line, take the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, explore the Ellis Island Immigration Museum and hunt for Brooklyn’s best slice of pizza – you’ll never run out of things to enjoy in New York.

Take a wander through Times Square in New York | Travel Nation

Days 4 - 10: Los Angeles & Southern California

Next, you’ll hit the ultimate beach city – Los Angeles. Go further on our Los Angeles, Palm Springs & San Diego road trip which will show you the best Southern California has to offer. Start in Hollywood, where you can star spot on Hollywood Boulevard and hike into the hills before driving inland to Palm Springs. Explore the desert landscape of Joshua Tree National Park and finish your California trip with some time on the beach in San Diego. Try your hand at surfing, look for turtles while snorkelling or simply relax with a cocktail on the golden sand.

Visit the legendary Hollywood sign in Los Angeles | Travel Nation

Days 12 - 19: A week in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

You will arrive in Fiji 2 days after you leave Los Angeles, losing a day as you have crossed the International Date Line.

Turquoise waters and swaying palms await as you experience a boutique week in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. Stay at two of our favourite properties, Matamanoa Island Resort and Tropica Island Resort, 4* boutique hotels that are designed to help you relax and unwind, as well as learn more about the Fijian culture and experience the captivating surroundings both on land and by sea.

This trip can be as active, or as chilled as you choose, with plenty to keep you busy on both islands, you can head out to sea, snorkel in hand or lie by the pool with your favourite book. The local people with their friendly smiles and warm culture are guaranteed to capture your heart, be sure to partake in a village visit to learn more about day to day life in Fiji.

Relax on Matamanoa Island in Fiji | Photo credit: Matamanoa Island Resort

Days 19 - 26: Boutique Sydney & the central coast

Combine city and beach on Australia by embarking on an adventure from Sydney to the central coast. Combine a luxury Sydney city break with a self-drive north along the central coast, and a boutique stay in the Hunter Valley wine region on this 7-day trip. Enjoy magnificent coastal views, taste local wines and unwind in luxury, from the comfort of your boutique accommodation.

Starting in Sydney, take in some of the key sights such as the Opera House, Bondi Beach and the Harbour Bridge before beginning the drive towards the Central Coast. Choose to be as active as you wish and make the most of the abundance of activities available to you in this outdoor lover’s paradise. Try coastal and bushwalking, cycling, fishing and much more.

La plage de Bondi Beach près de Sydney

Days 26 - 29: Singapore Stopover

We’ve included our Singapore stopover package which consists of 3 nights’ accommodation, airport transfers airport and a half-day city tour. In the evening, we recommend you head down to Marina Bay to see the stunning light shows that light up the sky. Why not book an afternoon tea at the iconic Raffles Hotel, or head up to the Long Bar to enjoy a Singapore Sling in the bar where it was created?      

Explore stunning Supertree Grove | Travel Nation

Days 29 – 32: Bangkok City Stop

Take in the colourful temples and exciting markets of Bangkok on another city stopover. We recommend that you start with the temples - the Grand Palace and Wat Pho are both intricately decorated with gems and mosaics, making them perfect for a morning wander. In the afternoon, catch a boat along the Chao Praya River to Chinatown, where you can squeeze your way through the crowded lanes past fabric shops, medicine men and vendors selling squid and pork on a stick! If it’s a Saturday, be sure to visit Chatuchak Weekend Market, which is a great place to find some unusual souvenirs. In the evening, return to your hotel and enjoy dinner by the river -try a massaman curry or kao ka moo, you won’t regret it!

Visit the famous floating markets of Bangkok | Travel Nation

Days 32 - 39: Boutique Beach break in Sri Lanka

Finish your epic trip with a boutique beach break in Sri Lanka. Spend a week exploring the south-west coast of this captivating country, sample delicious Sri Lankan cuisine and enjoy the laidback vibe. Explore the fort city of Galle, rummaging through local shops for take-home trinkets and learning more about this historic trading port with its Dutch-colonial architecture and ancient mosques. The turquoise waters of Mirissa are where you can kick back and relax, enjoying fresh seafood and watching whales from the shore as you unwind.

Watch the local fisherman at sunset on Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka | Travel Nation

Day 40: Arrive UK    

 

Info

What's included: 

  • International flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
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