Choosing a destination for your next holiday is sometimes easy… whether visiting family, escaping to your favourite place, or simply needing some vitamin D. But sometimes you need something a little different. Maybe it’s hard trying to please everyone’s wishes, or you want more”bang for your buck”, and that’s where the best multi centre holidays could be the answer.
It could be time to try some of the below combinations to really get the best of both worlds.
Take in the polar opposites of urban civilisation paired with an amazing nature-based experience all in one trip. Check out our top 3 combined city & nature holidays and get wild on your next trip.
Experience the coastal city of Cape Town with its historic Robben Island, Stellenbosch wine region, and Table Mountain, before trying to see the “Big 5”. Whether staying in South Africa and heading to Kruger National Park or Addo Elephant National Park, or flying up to Kenya to experience the Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park, an African multi centre holiday certainly lives up to the hype!
The bright lights and constant sensory overload that is Las Vegas is perfectly combined with the majesty of the surrounding national parks. Take a tour, a self-drive itinerary, or a helicopter over the vast expanses of the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, or Bryce Canyon National Park, and see the USA in all its natural glory!
Head down under and see all that Australia’s most populous city has to offer including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Manly & Bondi Beaches, and the Blue Mountains. Then fly to Queensland and experience the largest coral reef on the planet, with an abundance of marine life and stunning underwater structures.
Turn the adrenaline up to full and combine a city stay with a major event. Experience something different and soak in the atmosphere or simply feel the buzz of a city gripped in excitement.
Hear the full-throttle adrenaline of the only night race on the Formula 1 calendar as the drivers attempt the twists and turns of the street circuit through the city centre of Singapore. When not at the track, experience the diverse cultures that make up this fascinating city, as well as the expansive dining options ranging from the famous Hawkers Centres up to Michelin-starred restaurants.
One of the most picturesque modern cities in the world, Vancouver offers visitors beautiful views across the harbour with a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. In addition, why not immerse yourself in Canada’s national sport, ice hockey, between the months of October and June with the playoffs following?
Commonly called the sporting capital of Australia, Melbourne almost always has something for the fans to be involved in. From the Australian Open Tennis to the AFL Grand Final, the Albert Park F1 circuit to the Melbourne cup racing, and the A-League football to NRL matches, those looking for a sporting fix need look no further. Fill in the time between with laneways filled with stylish cafes and bustling art and diverse dining cultures.
One of the best ways to experience another city and culture is through your stomach, so expand your tastebuds (and wine knowledge) by including these top picks for your next holiday destination.
From hot dogs to haute couture, and pizza to Per Se, Thomas Keller’s 3 Michelin-starred restaurant, New York is a city like no other. Experience big-ticket items such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, and National History Museum before immersing yourself in the myriad of restaurants, cafes, and cocktail bars satisfying even the fussiest eater.
A country with a wealth of history, culture, and cuisine, Japan offers visitors so much that one visit is never enough. Explore Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka on multi centre holidays and discover the juxtaposition between the traditional and the modern that makes this country amazing. Try sushi, tempura, okonomiyaki, donburi, yakitori, and more on a culinary journey you will never forget!
It’s not just food that can entice travellers and enhance holidays. With world-renowned wineries, an envious climate, and San Francisco on its doorstep, the Napa Vally in California is the perfect place to try a tipple. And when you have Alcatraz, Yosemite National Park, the Pacific Coast Highway, and Napa Valley all available in a multi centre holiday, you know you’re on a winner!
The ultimate combination of exploration and relaxation, multi centre holidays that take in both amazing city sights with the sun and sand of a beach holiday ticks boxes for couples and families alike.
It doesn’t get much better than the pristine white beaches, green palm trees, and picture-perfect sunsets from your private overwater villa. But breaking the journey with a stopover in Dubai, with its world-class restaurants, fantastic shopping, and sun-drenched cityscape, makes the perfect side trip to a luxury Maldives holiday.
Experience tropical paradise with some of the best cuisine, diving, and beaches in the world on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Combined with the capital of Bangkok, this multi centre holiday provides more bang for your buck, all amongst the friendliest people in the world.
Take in the art deco city of Miami with its Cuban influences and lively atmosphere on the way to your beach holiday in the Caribbean. Chose from Barbados, Antigua, Jamaica, St Lucia, and more, creating the perfect combination of a city stay and a beach break.