Check off multiple bucket-list locations when you follow this 11-day itinerary across Cambodia and Thailand. Marvel at the intricate, ancient architecture of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, Bangkok's Wat Pho, and many other Hindu and Buddhist sites. Tour the fascinating aquatic landscapes of Tonlé Sap's floating villages and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, and end the trip by hopping around Phuket's inviting beaches.
Embark on a two-week road trip through western Canada. Start in Alberta, where you'll explore Banff and Jasper National Parks, admiring their clear lakes in the Rocky Mountains. Drive west to British Columbia to tour Vancouver City before enjoying nearby natural attractions like Grouse Mountain. Then, cross over to Vancouver Island to visit its pretty capital, Victoria, and the laid-back surf town of Tofino.
This exciting self-guided road trip creates a major loop through the upper half of the Emerald Isle, hitting an impressive number of key attractions along the way. Start your adventure in Dublin and Belfast before heading counterclockwise along the northern coast, west to County Donegal, and south on the Wild Atlantic Way. Active types will appreciate the many opportunities to hike among Ireland's awe-inspiring scenery—and your feet will be rewarded with a luxury castle stay at the end of the trip.
This nine-day itinerary embraces the drama and diversity of Ireland's coast, from paddleboarding at Oysterhaven Beach to an Aran Islands voyage and drives beside sweeping beaches and headlands. Discover a history of battles and hauntings at epic castles and their atmospheric grounds. With three guided tours and car rental included, you'll have everything you need for a classic Irish adventure.
Experience the best of Thailand's varied landscapes, from mountains to islands to dense metropolises, on this 12-day itinerary. Explore Bangkok, travel by Skytrain, and visit teeming markets set alongside train tracks and within ancient canals. Then, tour the elaborate, architecturally stunning temples in Chiang Mai, wrapping up your stay relaxing, swimming, and snorkeling in Phuket.
With its vibrant cities, Spanish roots, Caribbean cuisine, and Indigenous cultures, Colombia is a country with many facets to discover. On this 15-day tour by air, car, and bicycle, you'll bargain with locals at Paloquemao Market in Bogotà, take a bamboo raft down the Río La Vieja, and see Medellín's urban transformation. End your trip dancing salsa and vallenato steps in Cartagena and sailing away to the pristine Rosario Islands.
This 13-day adventure will whisk you from Sri Lanka's lush hillsides and tea plantations to the laid-back beaches of its southern coast. Start in Negombo, with its rich history, then move on to Kandy to climb the mountaintop tower of Ambuluwalwa. Go tea tasting in the verdant Uva Highlands before kicking back in paradise on the golden sands of Tangalle. Beyond the beaches, you'll have plenty of time for excursions to a turtle sanctuary, the Rock Temples of Mulkirigala, and the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary.
Ten days in Vietnam is enough time to experience four destinations at a relaxed pace. Families visiting for the first time can hit the popular spots, including a cruise on Ha Long Bay, on the Vietnam Highlights tour. Outdoorsy families and those with little ones will love the island escape and the adventurous excursions, such as the Mekong boat trip, on the Southern Vietnam Family itinerary. Those seeking an elevated experience, including a private culinary tour in Hoi An, will appreciate the Luxury Family Tour.
Crisscross Sri Lanka on this 13-day adventure, hitting historic landmarks, highland wonders, and golden beaches. First up is a tour of a historic tea plantation followed by a hike in a national park and then a trip to the cultural hub of Kandy. Relax on east coast beaches for a few days, then tour some ancient cities before ending the trip with wildlife safaris in search of the elusive Sri Lankan leopard.
Experience the best of Iceland on this 14-day family road trip that combines thrilling icy excursions and memorable encounters with whales and puffins. Uncover the treasures of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula before spending quality family time together as you explore the waterfalls, secret lagoons, and geysers of Iceland's Golden Circle at your own pace. Spend a relaxed couple of days on volcanic Heimaey Island before an exhilarating simulated flight ride in Reykjavík completes your adventure.
Head to Phuket for your family vacation and discover the many kid-friendly activities the area has to offer! Visit an eco-friendly elephant sanctuary, go snorkeling to explore underwater marine life, or learn more about the area's history by visiting the old town and local night markets. Or, if you simply want to relax, you can find some of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches that are perfect for your little ones.
Two weeks in Croatia allows you to spend time in three to five destinations, opting for a family-friendly itinerary that includes a visit to Zagreb's museums, a day in Plitvice Lakes, and a truffle hunting expedition from Split. Swap Split for Hvar Island and the coastal city of Trogir, and add another country to your itinerary on a day trip to Montenegro. Tour the caves on Vis Island, kayak around the Pakleni Islands, and relax on Brac Island. See the Old Town of Dubrovnik and incorporate a trip to Krka National Park or the small island of Krapanj for an off-the-beaten-path destination.
In 12 days, you can explore as few as four destinations, like Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka, or over eight on a faster-paced trip, adding in lesser-known locales like Kurashiki, Oda City, and Hagi. Cover the best of Japan and include an island visit to Okinawa, Japan's "Hawaii," indulge in the culinary delights and sake on a food-forward tour, or discover stunning nature from Lake Kawaguchi to peaceful gardens in Kanazawa. Or consider a multiday trek on the historic Nakasendo Trail.
Families of all ages will enjoy the range of big-city culture and peaceful natural attractions on this 10-day tour of Portugal. Experience the delicious food and colorful townhouses of Porto, then stretch your legs on a day trip to the scenic Paiva Walkways. Explore hilly Lisbon in style with an electric tuk-tuk tour, step into a storybook world of knights and castles in Sintra, and end on the unspoiled beaches of Arrábida, where you'll spot dolphins at play and take a cruise along the protected coastline.
Get ready for an unforgettable journey to Sri Lanka that combines visits to ancient landmarks with safari adventures throughout the country. Immediately on arrival, you'll search for leopards at Wilpattu National Park before touring the ancient city of Anuradhapura and the mythic Sigiriya rock fortress. The rest of the itinerary is packed with nature hikes, visits to tea plantations, and even more wildlife encounters.
Switch off your devices and reconnect with your family on this captivating two-week Icelandic road trip. Touch down in Reykjavík, where you'll explore 8,000-year-old glittering lava tunnels before heading west to immerse yourselves in nature, waterfalls, and the untouched Westfjords. Along the way, hike icy glaciers, ride Icelandic horses across stunning vistas, and enjoy quality time with the kids as you venture across vast fjords, red-sand beaches, and peninsulas rich in Norse mythology.
This 12-day escape combines the best of Sri Lanka, from history and culture to action and adventure. In Colombo, you'll tour historic colonial landmarks before heading into the central highlands to visit ancient temples and romantic waterfalls. Other adventures include train trips through tea plantations, mountain hikes, safaris in national parks, and visiting the mystical rock fortress of Sigiriya.
This itinerary mixes the outdoors, culture, and history to create the perfect vacation in Sri Lanka. Witness history in the form of colonial landmarks and marvel at the country's beauty on visits to highland tea plantations and mountain waterfalls. After touring the Sigiriya rock fortress and Japanese Peace Pagoda, end the trip by visiting buildings designed by Geoffrey Bawa, one of the most famous architects in Asia.
This grand surfing adventure takes you to the best breaks in Sri Lanka—plus, it throws in a few cultural highlights along the way. After visiting historic forts and pagodas in Galle, you'll take a scenic road trip to Arugam Bay, the most famous surf destination in the country. Spend a few days enjoying its point breaks before heading to Weligama, another surf mecca, where you'll ride reef and sand breaks while making new friends.
Bird-watching enthusiasts and photographers won't want to miss this thrilling six-day itinerary! After a day and night exploring the capital city of Quito, jet off to the Galápagos Islands for hiking, boating, and wildlife spotting. Snap photos of blue-footed boobies, get up close with giant tortoises, ride a speedboat and a yacht to various islands, and see unforgettable landscapes before returning to Ecuador's mainland.
Discover the best of Northern Ecuador on this diverse six-day itinerary. Offering a mix of outdoor adventures and cultural excursions, the trip starts and ends in Quito, where you'll get to know the capital city on a guided tour. The journey also features kayaking on San Pablo Lake, visits to Andean towns, shopping in the famous Otavalo Market, a hike around a stunning lagoon, a coffee farm, and more.
Learn to dance salsa, cruise around colorful streets on a bicycle, and sample Ecuadorian craft beers on this lively six-day exploration of Quito. Though the itinerary features a classic city tour and time to explore the historic center, this urban adventure also takes you off the beaten path to taste locally produced chocolates, hike around a crater, and learn about agave cultivation in the Ecuadorian Andes.
This nearly two-week adventure in Ireland is perfect for couples who seek a bit more luxury during a road trip. Your scenic route meanders through several western counties—Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, and Leitrim—where you'll partake in activities that range from hiking at a national park to horseback riding on a beach. Of course, there'll also be opportunities to relax at a spa. Start and end the trip with free time to explore Dublin, perhaps with a tour of Trinity College to see the Book of Kells.
This eight-day adventure will take you to Sri Lanka's must-see highlights. Learn about Negombo's colonial past, climb Sigiriya's rock fortress, wander through Dambulla's cave temples, and explore the famous Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. Then take a scenic train ride and transfer to Nuwara Eliya, where you'll learn about tea production and enjoy spectacular views. Look for elephants, monkeys, and other wildlife at Udawalawe National Park, then relax in Tangalle and keep an eye out for sea turtles.
There's no need to choose between cultural exploration and outdoor thrills on a trip to Ecuador—this six-day itinerary offers both! Base yourself in Quito as you get to know the capital city, day-tripping to Papallacta to soak in thermal waters. Then ride a cable car high into the mountains to hike Rucu Pichincha Volcano. Finish the trip with a trek to the summit of a volcanic mountain and a brief exploration of Cotopaxi National Park.
Offering a mix of culture, nature, and adventure, this six-day journey around Ecuador takes you from the busy streets of Quito to the snow-capped peaks of Cotopaxi National Park. Stand on the line of the equator and learn to cook Ecuadorian dishes, then venture into the Mindo Cloud Forest for an unforgettable hike. Spend the last full day of the trip on a horseback excursion around the volcanoes and lagoons of Cotopaxi.
Discover eastern Canada's natural and historical treasures on this self-drive tour. Touchdown in Montréal, where French-soaked history and food tours await, before driving to UNESCO-listed Québec City. You'll enjoy a day trip to the tranquil Île d'Orléans and continue to Mont-Tremblant, a nature-lover's paradise. Here, you'll traverse forested bike trails and soak in Scandinavian spas beneath the stars.
Travel by train through eastern Canada's iconic cities on this seven-day tour. Along the way, you'll delve into the country's food and culture, tasting poutine on a Montréal food tour, wandering the UNESCO-listed walls of Old Québec, and exploring world-class museums. Other highlights include a cruise on Ottawa's famous Rideau Canal, visiting Toronto's iconic CN Tower, and a trip to mighty Niagara Falls.
Experience Canada's rich history and nature on this compact five-day tour, which takes you from Toronto to Montréal by train. Dine with panoramic city views at Toronto's iconic CN Tower and take a day trip to mighty Niagara Falls before embarking on a scenic train journey to Montréal. Here, you'll learn about the city's history on walking tours, explore leafy Mount Royal, and sample typical Canadian cuisine on a food tour.
Spend a week in and around Vancouver, where you'll find something for everyone on this well-balanced, self-drive trip. Start in Vancouver to visit Granville Island and cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Traverse the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island to explore Victoria with its gardens and totems. Hike along Ucluelet's shores after a whale watching trip off Tofino's coast. Return to Vancouver and finish your trip with a dip in Harrison Hot Springs' healing mineral waters.
Take in the variety of landscapes, architecture, and activities Thailand offers on this 13-day itinerary. Start in bustling Bangkok to explore its busy street, night markets, and sacred temples before visiting the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Then head to the coast for swimming, snorkeling, long-boat tours, and even rock climbing at several of the country's best beaches across Phuket, Railay, and the Phi Phi Islands.
Get in touch with nature as you spend a week exploring British Columbia on this self-drive tour. Reach new heights at Grouse Mountain's summit for extraordinary views of Vancouver, the sea, and the mountains. Go ziplining above the treetops near Whistler and observe black bears in the alpine mountains. Go whale watching off Tofino's coast. Then make your way through the old-growth forests of Vancouver Island to Victoria, where you'll finish your journey with a visit to the famed Butchart Gardens.
Adventure, history, and nature await on this 11-day itinerary covering Ireland's eastern coast into Northern Ireland. Start your journey with a road trip from Dublin to Londonderry/Derry, stopping at places like Cooley Peninsula and Belfast. The second part of the trip is all about hiking, so lace up your walking shoes and immerse yourself in the verdant and breathtaking natural beauty of the Wicklow Mountains.
See some of the most beautiful mountains and lakes in the Canadian Rockies by train on this superb week-long trip. Explore Vancouver's key sights before riding the rails past Cascade Mountain to the shores of Lake Kamloops. Cross the Rockies to the mountain town of Banff and spend some time discovering the wilds of Banff National Park. Follow the Icefields Parkway to the old-world charm of Jasper, then settle into your cabin and travel back to Vancouver in style by overnight train.
This eight-day itinerary will take you on an exciting journey around Sri Lanka's most revered cultural sites and natural wonders. Start by ticking off two phenomenal UNESCO World Heritage Sites at the rock fortress Sigiriya and Kandy's Temple of the Tooth Relic. Head out on an evening Jeep safari in the Kaudulla National Park to spot majestic elephants, then head into the Hill Country to discover the process of Ceylon tea making from tea bush to teapot in Nuwara Eliya.
In 13 days, you can experience the highlights of five or six cities, like those of Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Osaka, on a history-focused tour by train or swap out Hakone and add Nagoya and Kobe to discover modern and traditional Japan. Slow the pace down and eat sushi at Tsukiji Market, see Mount Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi, and pay your respects in Hiroshima. Alternatively, follow a pilgrimage trail on Shikoku Island to discover some of Japan's most prestigious temples.
Get away from the crowds and soak up Colombia's culture and nature on this 13-day itinerary. Start in the capital, Bogotá, where you'll visit the city's historic center and top cultural attractions. Stargaze in the Tatacoa Desert, tour a local coffee farm, and enjoy a horseback ride to famous archaeological sites in and around Saint Augstín. Embark on a challenging hike through Farallones de Cali National Park and finish the adventure with a visit to an artisanal winery.
Given Thailand's size, choose just one or two destinations for a six-day trip. First-timers can enjoy city sites and island vibes in Bangkok and Phuket or replace the beaches of Phuket with Northern Thai cuisine and ornate temples in Chiang Rai. History enthusiasts will appreciate a deep dive into Kanchanaburi and see sights like the bridge on the River Kwai. Sunseekers can indulge in island life for five nights on Ko Mak and Ko Kood, while couples can celebrate with romantic experiences on a honeymoon escape to Bangkok and Ko Lanta island.
Get a taste of Québec's food and culture on this compact five-day tour. Touchdown in Québec City, where you'll explore its UNESCO-listed Old Town and art galleries before day-tripping to the Ile d'Orléans, a mecca for history fans and food lovers. Enjoy a scenic train journey to Montréal to feast on Canadian cuisine, soak up some fine art, and admire panoramic city views from Montréal's observation wheel.
Discover South Africa's beautiful landscapes and wild animals on this 11-day adventure. Begin in Cape Town and tour the city and surrounding peninsula. You'll have the chance to swim with sharks or go whale watching and visit wineries. Next, head to Kruger National Park for wildlife safaris, moving on to Johannesburg before enjoying a few relaxing days at Thonga Beach Lodge. There, you can see wild sea turtles laying their eggs, and scuba dive and snorkel in the Indian Ocean.
This 14-day family adventure takes you to some of Croatia's standout destinations, with a few off-the-beaten-track surprises along the way. Start on the island of Hvar to see the colorful caves of nearby Vis, kayak to the Pakleni Islands, and play on Zlatni Rat Beach. Then, it's off to Trogir for hiking through Plitvice Lakes National Park and rafting down the Cetina River. Climb the ancient walls of Dubrovnik, hop around the Elafiti Islands, and enjoy an authentic Croatian meal in the Konavle Valley.
Immerse yourself in Thai culture with this comprehensive 15-day tour. You'll discover everything from Bangkok street food to war history on the River Kwai and remote hill tribe villages. Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, then continue north for jungles dotted with hot springs, hill-top temples, and caves. The adventure ends in the stupa-studded city of Chiang Mai.
Immerse your family in the many charms of Croatia with this 14-day tour. Start in the city of Zagreb with visits to historical museums and the vibrant energy of Dolac Market. Then, head to Rovinj, where you'll visit Roman ruins in nearby Pula and take a private boat to the Rovinj Archipelago for swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy the peaceful greenery and wildlife of Plitvice Lakes National Park, rent paddleboards on Zlatni Rat Beach, and tour historic Dubrovnik and the nearby Elafiti Islands.
Embark on a cycling odyssey through Sri Lanka that will take you to some of this island nation's most stunning locales. Over six days, you'll ride all over, from the highland heart of the country down to the lowland coasts. Along the way, you'll pass all manner of landmarks—both natural and man-made—which include forests, fishing villages, golden beaches, ancient temples, colonial fortresses, and more.
Colombia's dynamic cities and eclectic flavors are ready to be discovered on this 13-day tour by boat, air, car, and bicycle. Taste tropical fruits and inventive dishes from local chefs and see picturesque Monserrate Hill in Bogotá. Learn dance steps in Cali and join locals for buzzing nightlife at a Medellín fonda. Soak up the sun on the Rosario Islands and end your adventure cruising around the Caribbean shores of Cartagena.
Find a mix of thrills, beauty, and relaxation on this 15-day itinerary across several regions of Thailand. Start in the capital, Bangkok, for a taste of contemporary Thai culture before visiting ancient temples in Ayutthaya and learning about the infamous Death Railway near Kanchanaburi. Meet elephants, monks, and plenty of temples in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, and spend a few days relaxing and snorkeling off the white beaches of Phuket.
Spend five days in western Canada, starting in Vancouver, where you'll visit museums, historic landmarks, and trendy neighborhoods. Then, take the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the picturesque village of Whistler. Hike, bike, ski, or take the Peak 2 Peak Gondola to enjoy the outdoors before returning to Vancouver and touring Victoria, the capital of British Columbia.
December may be winter in the Azores, but with mild temperatures in the high 50s (Fahrenheit) to low 60s and a mix of rainy and sunny days, it's a great time for active travelers to explore the lush landscapes of São Miguel and Terceira. Accommodation prices will be near their lowest, and trails and restaurants will be much quieter than in summer. Pack a swimsuit for the natural hot pools and some rain gear, and you'll find December is an excellent time for an authentic travel experience in the Azores.
November is the tail end of fall in the Azores and offers a mix of sunny days, spots of rain, and cooler nights. Nature enthusiasts will love hiking through the lush landscapes, while those looking for a relaxing vacation can head for the natural hot springs dotted across São Miguel. While less frequent, some days in early November are still warm enough to soak up the sun at the beach and enjoy a refreshing swim.
Cheaper accommodations and lingering summer temperatures make October a great time to visit. You can look forward to days in the mid to high 60s (Fahrenheit), with an occasional day of rain. Those looking for a relaxing vacation can spend their time between the beach and the hot springs, while nature enthusiasts will love hiking the lush forests and quiet coastal trails.