3 of the Best Multi-Stop Flight Itineraries
With a multi-stop airfare, the world is your oyster. Whether you want to add an offbeat pit stop on the way to your main destination, or go on a once-in-a-lifetime globetrotting odyssey, our Specialist Airfares team has just the ticket…
“Creating an itinerary is an art form,” says Mike Archer, General Manager at Flight Centre’s Specialist Airfares. “People often have a bash at it and then give up. Either the flights prove too restrictive in terms of timings, connections or destinations, or they’re simply not cost-effective. But that’s where we can help. Our Specialist Airfares team has years of expertise, knows every route and stays on top of the current deals, so we always offer the best, most up-to-date prices. We only use premium airlines, and look after our customers until the moment they arrive home. Requests for multi-stop fares often include Australia, and we know all the ways you can get there and back, plus everywhere in between.” Here are just three of the endless possibilities…
Travel around the world
Best for… coastal culture
“One approach is to start with a multi-stop fare that airlines offer with their partners, creating many more destinations to choose from. We can help you tweak the itinerary to maximise its value, according to which places are most important to you”
Fly ’n’ drive
The great thing about this ticket is that you can fly either way round the world – so it’s easy to take in West Coast USA on your way to, or from, Australia. Stroll or cycle across San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, ride the cable cars and sail out to Alcatraz for the classic tourist experience, then explore neighbourhoods such as funky Fillmore, historic Haight-Ashbury and the once moody, now foodie, Mission District. Equally you could fly to Los Angeles, or even road-trip between the two. The journey south follows Highway 1, through the artistic coastal communities to the rugged beaches of Big Sur.
Sunny side up
Coastal culture is a star attraction in Sydney too, with big hitters the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Bondi defining the glorious oceanside. But don’t feel confined to one city – this is your stopping-off point for all Australia has to offer before you begin your return leg.
If you’ve only a short time in Hong Kong, ascend Victoria Peak for the best view of the city’s glittering skyline. And with its feast of street-eats, the night market is a must. For more Asian adventures, you can add on flights to nearby destinations – just ask our in-store Experts.
Embark on a Singapore Airlines multi-stop itinerary
Best for… flexibility in Asia
“If your must-visit destinations simply won’t fit into an existing airfare, we can help you custom-build a ticket from scratch, mixing whichever places you want to see for the best available price”
Stretch and flex
A flexible ticket with award-winning Singapore Airlines is unique in that it allows you to visit most destinations on its network on a single ticket, making it easy to weave unforgettable experiences in Southeast Asia and the Far East into a wider trip. One option is Cambodia’s Siem Reap, from where it’s easy to reach the iconic 12th-century temple complex, Angkor Wat.
Then head south to Australia, where lively Melbourne blends modernity and colonial history: be sure to explore its cobbled laneways and the charming St Kilda seaside. You could venture to Sydney on the coastal route – taking in Jervis Bay and Ninety Mile Beach – or combine a trip to laid-back South Australia, via Adelaide, with a visit to the Sunshine Coast’s miles and miles of beautiful beaches.
Singapore is not only a perfect launch pad for a detour in Asia, it’s also a great destination for gourmets. Whether your tastes lean towards Michelin-starred dining or sensational street food – or, in the case of hawker stall Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, both in one hit – there’s something for you here. Small and accessible, the Lion City is a fantastic stopover on a multi-stop trip, with Chinese, Malay and Indian communities adding to its unique flavour.
Book a Qantas Walkabout ticket
Best for… exploring Australia
“Don’t worry about putting us to too much trouble. Solving your itinerary problems is exactly what we’re here for, so come in with a list of destinations and requirements and we’ll work with you from there”
Make your first stop on this epic Journey Dubai. Standing atop the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, you cannot help but feel you have left ordinary life behind. Go beyond the ultramodern, too, and visit the atmospheric old town, home to fragrant souks.
The wonder Down Under
With more than 600 stores in Australia, we’re world leaders when it comes to holidays there. To see the best of Australia in one trip, book one – or more – of our Journeys. These take in all the major highlights, while calling on the insights of our local Travel Experts along the way. Booking optional domestic flights makes getting the most from this island continent a breeze.
Fly to Brisbane to see the Great Barrier Reef, or Cairns for the lush greenery of the Daintree Rainforest. Alternatively, head to Western Australia via Perth where the Coral Coast awaits, or venture to Darwin in the Northern Territory and down to the country’s red heart, Uluru.
Fend off the post-holiday blues a while longer with a stop-off in South Africa on your way home. Outrageously scenic in its own right, Cape Town is also an ideal starting point for exploring the country. Tick off some of its best landscapes, lifestyle and wildlife, including the glorious Garden Route, charming vineyards in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, and the ‘Big Five’ on safari.
Chat to our Specialist Airfares team to find out how you can book your tailor-made multi-stop itinerary today!