Looking for an excuse to flee from the winter weather in Sydney? This is the perfect time to start planning your summer getaway, especially if you’re long overdue for a trip! We have scoured the internet for some of the best summer holiday destinations in 2018 if you’re travelling solo, with a family, or as a couple. Onto the destinations!
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Flight time: 4 hours
Family friendly? Absolutely. Fiji is the perfect travel destination for families since the travel time is relatively shorter than most other international trips, and there are an abundance of resorts scattered throughout the island. Parents will be able to enjoy a relaxing afternoon, while the children can stay at one of the many kids clubs.
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Flight time: 10 hours
Oahu is one of Hawaii’s most popular travel destinations, especially if you’re travelling with kids. With a number of shopping options, nature walks, restaurants and beaches, this is the best place to travel with family in tow.
Flight time: 23 hours
There’s a reason why Paris is referred to as the city of love! The capital of France is a bucket list holiday destination since it’s so romantic. The weather in Paris is mostly mild (even in the summer), which makes it easy to move around the city without suffering from heatstroke. If you’re planning to travel with a partner, make sure to take an evening cruise along the River Seine for an idyllic view of the Eiffel Tower.
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Flight time: 24 hours
Located in Northern Italy is city of Venice, sitting atop some of the most famous canals in the world. Take a romantic gondola ride down the Grand Canal and afterwards enjoy an aperitivo with a side of Risi I Bisi (pea and risotto soup), the national dish of Venice.
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Flight time: 23 hours
Travelling solo in Europe? Start in Dublin and you’ll never want to leave! The welcoming nature of Dubliners will make you feel like this city is your own, plus there is so much to see and do. For a taste of history, check out the Dublin Castle which has been around since 1204!
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Flight time: 22 hours
Athens is the best place to start if you’re travelling solo in Greece, especially if you plan on staying in the city centre. Wake up bright and early to escape the long queues of the Parthenon, which are well worth the wait! Then, cool down with a swim at one of the many beaches, easily accessible by tram alongside the Athens Riviera.
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