From small families to extended clans, these smart itineraries were designed with generations—and memories—in mind.
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The 8-day trip to New South Wales includes four nights in Sydney, with days dedicated to its beaches and harbor, and three nights in Jervis Bay, visiting some of the wineries of the Shoalhaven Coast Wine Region.
Cari Gray of Gray & Co. specializes in "custom trips for active travellers," and in Switzerland there's no shortage of opportunities to explore the country by bike or on foot. One of her favorite destinations is Appenzell, a canton in northeastern Switzerland roughly an hour from Zurich. She'll send you to a choice of bike routes, including some kid-friendly stretches, and other places where you can experience the timeless culture and traditional cuisine of the region. To see even more of Switzerland with Cari, this trip can be combined with her 3-day Switzerland with a French Flair itinerary, exploring the cantons of Neuchâtel and Jura.
Will Kiburz of Coronet Travel has designed an itinerary that includes everything from paddle steamers to paragliding, taking advantage of the astounding range of activities around Interlaken and central Switzerland. It's a region of Switzerland that's ideal for the multigenerational trip, assuring everyone in the family will return home satisfied.
Judy Perl of Judy Perl Worldwide Travel has designed an itinerary that shows off Switzerland as a spectacular holiday destination, long noted for its Christmas markets that transform the cities of Zurich, Basel, and Lucerne into winter wonderlands straight out of a fairytale. If you are going on a Rhine River cruise, which Judy can also arrange, make sure to spend a few days seeing all that these cities have to offer before or after you sail.
This eight-day itinerary starts and ends in two of Italy’s most fascinating cities, Rome and Venice, with stops in Umbria and Tuscany en route.
This seven-day itinerary to Queensland focuses on the gorgeous natural wonders and fascinating urban experiences found in this part of Australia.
Travel to Sweden's far north, Swedish Lapland, on this five-day itinerary that includes opportunities to experience both the midnight sun and Midsummer celebrations.
A five-day trip to Stockholm and its archipelago at the height of summer includes opportunities to join in one of Sweden's most festive celebrations, Midsommar.
This packed, four-day itinerary to Belgium steers you to iconic highlights of the country’s two largest cities, Brussels and Antwerp.
This northern Hungary itinerary includes the historic sites of Eger and the peaks of the Mátra mountains.
With everything from ancient forts to the world's newest theme parks, Abu Dhabi will dazzle kids from tots to teens.
Scout your way through Scotland on this seven-day itinerary that takes you along the film trail and to bustling Edinburgh and Glasgow, ancient castles, pristine glens, and storybook villages.
A journey to Hungary’s Tokaj region focuses on both its Jewish heritage and its famous wines.
This eight-day trip to Gothenburg includes the city’s cultural, culinary, and shopping highlights, along with three days dedicated to nearby islands.
This four-day itinerary to Orange County’s Dana Point and Laguna Beach emphasizes the natural beauty of this part of California with chances to explore it on water, foot, bike, and kayak.
This seven-day trip to Jordan includes biblical sites, ancient cities, and the country’s most stunning natural landscapes.
This eight-day cruise on the Danube stops in four different countries and must-visit cities like Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, along with smaller towns.
This seven-day trip to Costa Rica includes stops in San José; Arenal, the famous volcano in northern Costa Rica; and Guanacaste, a province along the Pacific Ocean.
Turn your holidays upside down with a cruise from New Zealand to Australia, with a detour south to Tasmania.
A visit to a working ranch, a bike ride along the Napa Valley Vine Trail, and an art class are among the highlights of this family-friendly itinerary.
Winnipeg can feel like an unexpected find with its fascinating museums and cool neighborhoods. Will Kiburz of Coronet Travel’s itinerary combines the best of Manitoba’s capital with a trip to the Far North, where you’ll explore the land of beluga whales and polar bears under the midnight sun and northern lights.
Katie Cadar has created a trip to pristine Vancouver Island, with opportunities for whale watching, wilderness safaris, fishing expeditions, and bear sightings. As you explore the island, you’ll stay at world-class eco-lodges and embark on adventures with local naturalists and First Nations guides.
This long weekend in Scottsdale is filled with fun options, from trendy restaurants to group activities, selected with a friends’ getaway in mind.
This five-day trip to Scottsdale includes family-friendly restaurants and attractions with multigenerational appeal.
This six-day itinerary focused on East Tennessee includes stops in Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Gatlinburg.
This five-day trip is a music lover’s ideal itinerary, including many of the top venues for live music in Memphis and Nashville.
This five-day itinerary focuses on Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City, with a pastoral ride through the countryside on the Katy Trail.
Taste your way through western Germany on this itinerary that takes you from modern Frankfurt to the medieval Cologne Cathedral; and from Düsseldorf’s Altbier breweries to the upscale restaurants of Hannover.
A kids’ focused itinerary to the Cayman Islands includes some of the country’s most magical spots.
In every season, the conditions in Bermuda are ideal for an active vacation spent exploring the island, whether it’s by bike, boat, or on foot along Bermuda’s scenic trails. Katie Cadar of TravelStore offers the perfect itinerary for active travelers who want to stretch their legs and experience new adventures, from learning how to harness the wind and skim the waves on a kite board, to watching humpback whales from a yacht, and biking the beautiful vistas of the Bermuda Railway Trail.
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Ready to get to know Charleston? This itinerary provides a taste of what makes it a must-visit destination.
This kid-friendly trip devotes two days to experiencing historic Charleston and two days to the seashore.