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How to Plan a Multi-Destination Holiday

Gone are the days of booking a week-long stay at a resort and parking yourself on a beach for seven days. Today’s travelers want to make the most of their holiday by visiting as many destinations as they can. More people have started to plan a multi-destination holiday that allows them to see and enjoy several cities in a single trip.

While exciting, planning a trip with multiple destinations can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips to make the task less daunting.

3 Tips to Plan a Multi-Destination Holiday

Be Smart About Your Destinations

It’s easy to go a little crazy when choosing your destinations. Maybe you want to jet set to Paris to take in the sights and then fly out to Bali to enjoy some downtime at a retreat. But it’s important to choose your destinations wisely. It’s impossible to fit all of the cities on your bucket list into one trip – unless you have a big budget and a lot of vacation time.

Start with the destination you want to visit the most. It could be a specific country, or a city.

From here, you can start choosing other destinations. Google Maps is a great tool to plan out your destinations. To save as much time and money as possible, you may want to choose places that are close to your main destination. It’s relatively easy and inexpensive to fly to multiple countries in Europe or take a train. But it may be more time-consuming and expensive to fly to Europe, then Australia, and then the Caribbean.

When choosing your destinations, you’ll need to think beyond the distance between each place – you’ll also need to consider costs. Research the costs of potential hotels, Airbnbs and hostels so that you have an idea of how much you’ll have to spend at each location. Don’t forget to research the cost of transport to that city or country.

Look at Package Deals

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the idea of choosing your own destinations and planning your own itinerary, you can also look for package deals that include airfare and/or hotel stays at different locations. This takes the guesswork out of planning, and may be a good option for travelers who have never planned a multi-destination trip.

In many cases, these packages allow you to visit major must-see cities in different countries, and they include the basics, such as transportation between destinations and between hotels and airports.

If you want to make the planning as simple as possible, package deals are the way to go.

Don’t Wing It

Plan out your itinerary. For a major trip with multiple destinations, you don’t just want to land and figure out what to do from there. Take the time to figure out what you want to do before you set off.

You can even plot out your itinerary on Google’s My Maps. By planning out all of the sights you want to see, you have a roadmap and can better plan out your entire trip. Maybe you want to see more sights in one town, so you stay a few extra days and shorten your stay in another city.

To Plan a Multi-Destination Holiday requires a little more patience and attention to detail, but if you take your time, you can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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