Ring in the New Year with a world of travel opportunities and challenge your family to try something new. Plan fun and memorable holidays with your family across the world. 2018 has 16 long weekends, so plan your holidays already!
Here are 7 destinations you can travel to with your family:
1. Finnish Lapland: No amount of pictures can do justice to the spectacular display of nature called Northern Lights. Lapland is the best location to see nature’s spectacular displays. You can commonly sight the multicolored light show in the Arctic regions. Lapland has a special appeal to families since you can combine the search for Northern lights with a visit to reindeer farm, snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobile safaris.
How to reach: The best way to reach Finland would be through its capital city Helsinki. Finnair has a direct flight to Helsinki from Delhi and within 7 hours you can be in Finland.
Do not miss: The Northern Lights
2. Greece: If you enjoy the sun, sand and the sea, Greece is your place to be. The beautiful beaches and picturesque locations are universally appealing. You can rent a villa and enjoy the simplicity and richness of the beautiful destination.
How to reach: You can take a flight to Athens from Delhi. To reach the islands, you can take ferries and flights from Athens.
Do not miss: The Sunset of Santorini
3. Rome: If you love history and want to follow the footsteps of ancient Romans, Rome is the place to be. It has a unique culture and ancient history which is displayed to the tourists. You can take golf lessons or enjoy the spa while the kids enjoy themselves at the kids’ club.
How to reach: A number of airlines connect Rome to India. You can take flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Do not miss: The Colosseum
4. Galapagos: This uncrowded destination will appeal to every age group. The Galapagos is a famous wildlife watching destination in the world. If your child loves wildlife, this could be the time to embark on a trip of a lifetime. Galapagos has green highlands, tropical beaches, cactus forests and is overflowing with wildlife all the time. Within minutes of landing at the destination, you will be face to face with the curious animals. You can also swim with sea lions, hike a volcano and there is a good chance of seeing penguins and humpback whales.
How to reach: This could be a long flight. You will have to reach Abu Dhabi from India and then head to Sao Paulo. From there, you will have to take a flight to Panama and then to Quito. The last flight will be to Baltra in Galapagos.
Do not miss: The sea lions
5. Maldives: There has never been a better time to visit the Maldives. A hot tourist destination for families across the world, Maldives offers a relaxing holiday and incredible experiences. Parents can relax while the kids are engaged in the exploration of their environment. If your kids enjoy reading a book or an over the water yoga session, this is the place to be.
How to reach: Various flights connect Maldives to India and it is only a five hour flight from Mumbai.
Do not miss: The fishing expedition
6. Canada: Ideal for families with children aged 13-18 years; you can take a self-drive road trip in Canada. The road trip will take you to some of the most spectacular landscapes which include glittering lakes and snow covered Rockies. There are plenty of breaks for horse riding, white water rafting, kayaking and mountain biking for you to enjoy on the way.
How to reach: Regular flights to Canadian cities like Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa and Quebec, are available from almost all major international airports in India.
Do not miss: Capilano Suspension Bridge
7. California: California is an acclaimed family holiday destination due to a range of activities on offer. You can enjoy the special exhibitions and concerts that are held for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. From hiking to exploring the wine country, there are plenty of activities for your family to engage in. It is America’s most friendly state for a reason!
How to reach: You can easily reach California through carriers operating from Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengalore.
Do not miss: Lake Tahoe