If you love long journeys then these are the places for you! Get your flight compression socks ready because some of these fantastic destinations are up to a whole day away! We’ve compiled the best places for you to visit if you’re in it for the long haul.
With the glamour of LA, the boho chic of San Francisco and the Mexican spice of San Diego, California offers the complete American experience. Star-spot in Hollywood, sip a cappuccino near the Golden Gate Bridge, or trek through the Yosemite National Park.
Malaysia boasts postcard-white, palm-fringed beaches, bustling cities and vast swathes of ancient rainforest. Experience the cultural melting pot of Kuala Lumpur, or head for the beaches of Langkawi with its clear tropical waters.
Arguably the world’s most celebrated city, it’s a hub of cultural innovation. A fast living and even faster talking city. It’s hard to get bored in the Big Apple, with galleries and museums galore, glitzy Broadway shows, jaw-dropping architecture and a hedonistic nightlife.
One of the last bastions of communism, years of isolation have made Cuba a unique destination. Stepping off the plane feels like stepping into another world and time – 1950s American gas-guzzlers patrol capital Havana’s wide Spanish-style streets, surrounded by fading colonial architecture.
The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is famed for its coral reefs and white beaches. This former Dutch, French and British colony packs a rich history into its 780-odd sq miles, with Asians, Africans and Europeans creating a harmonious melee.
Sprawling capital Bangkok is Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, economic and political heart, with Buddhist temples and Chakri palaces, bustling markets and shops. 35 miles east of Bangkok, Nakhon Pathon is the oldest city in Thailand and boasts the 127m Phra Pathom Chedi.
Kenya’s awe-inspiring wildlife remains unrivalled. Most safaris start and end in Nairobi or Mombasa andinclude up to three game drives a day with all budgets catered for. The Masai Mara National Park is on the vast Serengeti Plains – host to the annual wildebeest migration.
Toronto mixes urban living with the wide-open wilderness that Canada is renowned for. Its attractions include the CN Tower and the nearby Niagara Falls. The Royal Ontario Museum and the Art Gallery of Toronto have vast collections, while Yorkville is good for culture.
A holiday in the Seychelles, a tiny Indian Ocean archipelago, is all about unwinding. Most visitors head straight for the unspoilt beaches and there are plenty to choose from. Try the pillow-soft sand and frisky sea of Anse Lazio in the far north of Praslin, or the deserted stretches of fairy tale coast in Digue.
Aussie winter runs from June to August, but northern Queensland and the Northern Territory are hot all year round. Queensland offers white-water rafting, snorkelling, ballooning and rainforests hikes, plus the stunning Great Barrier Reef.