Round the world holiday: best beaches and islands

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 52

From: UK - Colombo

To: Los Angeles - UK

From

£9,390

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Beginning in the heart of the Indian Ocean this ‘round the world’ adventure is all about beaches and islands! Relax on the iconic white sands of the Maldives and absorb the warm culture of South-east Asia. Island hop through Southern Thailand and spend time on the laidback Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan. Experience the isolated beaches of South-west Australia, the swaying palms of Fiji and finally, take a road trip along the famous Californian coast.

If relaxing on beautiful beaches, swimming in turquoise waters and enjoying a laidback lifestyle is your idea of a perfect holiday then this trip is for you!       

This round the world 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 as specified
  • Accommodation throughout       
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Highlights

  • Swim in the warm Indian ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka
  • Stroll along the iconic white sands of the Maldives             
  • Spend 3 nights in exciting Bangkok            
  • Island hop through Southern Thailand      
  • Spot kangaroos on the beaches of South-west Australia   
  • Relax under swaying palms on the islands of Fiji   
  • Take a road trip along the famous Californian coast
     
Itinerary

 

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

Days 2-8: Sri Lanka boutique beach stay

Sri Lanka is your first stop, so you'll spend a week exploring the south-west coast of this captivating country, sampling delicious Sri Lankan cuisine and enjoying the laidback Indian vibe. You'll also discover the fort city of Galle, where you can rummage through local shops for take-home trinkets and learn more about this historic trading port with its Dutch-colonial architecture and ancient mosques. The turquoise waters of Mirissa is the perfect spot to kick back and relax, enjoying fresh seafood and watching whales from the shore as you unwind.

Chill out on the palm fringed beaches of Sri Lanka

Days 8-14: Luxury Maldives stay

Welcome to the Indian Ocean, home to some of the most beautiful islands in the world. This week-long package offers a stay in an overwater bungalow in one of the most iconic beach destinations in the world: The Maldives. Snorkel in the turquoise ocean straight from the deck of your overwater bungalow, learn to dive, kayak through the waters or simply soak up the sunshine!

Go snorkelling from your overwater bungalow


Day 14-17: Bangkok stopover

Thailand is your next stop and no trip would be complete without spending a few days in the iconic city of Bangkok, renowned for its crazy traffic, buzzing vibe and strong culture. You'll have 3 nights here to explore the city, so be sure to visit some of Bangkok’s many temples and don’t miss the Grand Palace, where the dazzling buildings are encrusted with golden tiles and ruby mosaics. In the evenings, visit the night markets for handmade crafts, taste delicious street food and make the most of this 3 night Bangkok city break.

Explore the dazzling Grand Palace in Bangkok

Days 17-25: West coast Thailand – island hopping     

Southern Thailand beckons now and you'll have 9 days to spend island hopping off the west coast of Krabi. Visit Phuket, Phi Phi and Koh Lanta on this Thai adventure staying in our chosen selection of luxury boutique properties as you go. Explore the buzzing nightlife of Phuket, laze on the white sand beaches of Phi Phi and soak up the laid-back vibe of Koh Lanta. Sample delicious Thai cuisine and spend time snorkelling in the beautiful bays before heading back to the mainland and on to your next destination!

Swim in clear turquoise seas off Thai Islands | Travel Nation

Days 26-31: Nusa Lembongan island stay         

Discover the uncrowded Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan and spend time away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland of Bali on this 6 day island escape. With its laidback vibe and stunning turquoise ocean Nusa Lembongan is the perfect spot for swimming and diving as well as enjoying the tropical scenery. Sunbathe on Dream Beach or head over the suspension bridge to neighbouring Nusa Ceningan for a visit to the stunning blue lagoon.

Enjoy your luxurious stay by the beach | Photo credit: www.lembonganbeachclub.com

Days 31-37: Perth & the south west coast       

The stunning south-west coast of Australia, often overlooked for the popular east coast routes, is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country as well as the well-known wine growing region, Margaret River. Spend one night in the capital of Western Australia, Perth before driving south to Margaret River, where you can enjoy 2 days exploring the vineyards, sampling the local wine and produce this region is famous for. Esperance is your final stop. Home to the Cape Le Grand National Park, it's not unusual to see kangaroos hopping along the miles of unspoilt beaches!

Kangaroo on the beach at Esperance

Days 38-45: Fiji: Yasawa Island Explorer

The South Pacific is your next beach destination. Our Yasawa Island Explorer trip gives you the chance to experience clear blue lagoons, white sandy beaches and island-time lifestyle! Known for its laidback atmopshere and friendly people, Fiji is a perfect add-on to any round the world adventure. On this trip, you'l explore 2 islands, as well as the mainland. You'll take the Yasawa Flyer boat out to your first hotel before spending a week relaxing on the beach, snorkelling in the clear waters and meeting the locals in the nearby Fijian villages.

Hop in a hammock in Fiji | Travel Nation

 

Days 45-51: Los Angeles to Santa Barbara road trip              

Your final stop is the west coast of the USA, travelling from the Los Angeles beach suburb of Santa Monica up the coast to Santa Barbara, staying in luxury accommodation along the way. Take a bike ride along Venice Beach or hike through the Hollywood Hills before watching the sun set over the city skyline. Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Barbara for 3 nights relaxing, shopping and dining at the many restaurants on offer.

Catch a beautiful sunset in Santa Monica | Travel Nation

If you like the idea of exploring more of the USA, see our other trip ideas:
 


 

Info

As with all of our holidays this trip can be tailor-made specifically to your needs, speak to one of consultants to ensure you don’t miss out on that dream destination or experience!        

What's included: 

  • International flights
  • Airport transfers as specified
  • Private driver and guide in Sri Lanka
  • Accommodation throughout       

Not included: 

  • Visa arrangements
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • ​Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

47 nights in 3-5* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Velassaru Maldives

  • FuramaXclusive Sathorn

  • SALA Phuket

  • Pimalai Resort & Spa

  • Nusa Lembongan Beach Club & Resort

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