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10 Perfect Stopover Cities

Katie Parsons July 10, 2015

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So, where in the world can we take you? Why not enjoy a contrasting experience and make the most of your time away by including a stopover in one of these exciting cities? This is a great way to split your holiday between two or more destinations and create a unique holiday blending relaxation, exploration and discovery.
 
1) New York 
USA
 
 
Perfect en route to: Las Vegas, Boston and Orlando
Must do experiences: Take in all the main landmarks of the Big Apple and see the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Central Park and the Rockefeller Centre. 
As the city that never sleeps, you have hours to shop in Macys and many other top brand shops. Then relax with a drink and some food in some of the best restaurants in the world.
 
2) Los Angeles
USA
 
 
Perfect en route to: Hawaii, New Zealand the rest of California
Must do experiences: LA is the place to experience the movies! Get to Universal Studios early and be the first to take the Back Lot Tour where your favourite film and TV sets are right before your eyes.
Hang out with the locals at the beach – walk or cycle along the seafront boardwalk all the way from Santa Monica pier to bohemian Venice for a taste of all walks of life in LA.
 
3) Las Vegas
USA
 
 
Perfect en route to: San Francisco, National Parks and Cancun.
Must do experiences: Simply wander down the Strip for great free sightseeing – check out the dancing fountain at the Bellagio, stroll the streets of Venice at the Venetian or see a Volcano erupt at the Mirage. 
No visit to Las Vegas is complete without a trip to the magnificent Grand Canyon.
 
4) Rio de Janeiro
Brazil 
 
 
Perfect en route to: Argentina, Chile and Ecuador
Must do experiences:  Experience the famous Samba dance at a cultural night show.
Take the cable cars up Sugarloaf Mountain for spectacular views or visit the Corcovado and get up close to Christ the Redeemer. 
 
5) Dubai
UAE
 
 
Perfect en route to: The Maldives, Mauritius and Sri Lanka.
Must do experiences: Laze on the famous Jumeirah Beach or if you’re an adrenaline junkie, enjoy cooling down in the waterparks. 
Shop till you drop in the newest and largest shopping malls or take after the locals and start haggling in the souks of old Dubai.
 
6) Singapore
Far East
 
 
Perfect en route to: Bali, Lombok and Cambodia
Must do experiences:  Take a tour of the city finishing with a ride on the Singapore Flyer for a bird’s eye view of the Marina Bay area. 
Step back in time at the iconic Raffles Hotel and enjoy a delicious Singapore Sling in the Long Bar. 
 
7) Cape Town 
South Africa
 
 
Perfect en route to: Mauritius, Zambia and Australia
Must do experiences: Climb or take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for stunning views of the city. 
Take a trip out to Robben Island to learn about Nelson Mandela and the history that makes South Africa what it is today. 
 
8) Hong Kong
China
 
 
Perfect en route to: Borneo, Bali, Perth and Sydney
Must do experiences: Take a short trip up the iconic funicular railway to Victoria Peak where you will find amazing views. The shopping isn’t bad either.
With over 11,000 restaurants in Hong Kong, your taste buds will explore trying to find the best dim sum and steamed pork buns in town.
 
9) Bangkok
Thailand
 
 
Perfect en route to: Phuket, Sydney and Bali
Must do experiences: Explore the magnificent Grand Palace in the heart of Bangkok, where you will find true Thai craftsmanship at its best. 
Don’t forget to spend some time shopping – Bangkok is known as one of the world’s greatest shopping cities.
 
10) Kuala Lumpar
Malaysia 
 
 
Perfect en route to: Bali, Langkawi, Borneo, Perth and Sydney
Must do experiences: Want to hit the shops? Spend some time in the bustling heart of Chinatown district’s Petaling Street – famous for its street market. Then only a few streets away you’ll find traditional Malaysian handicrafts at the Central Market. 
After a busy day exploring, don’t forget to stop off at Traders Hotel for a cocktail at the Skybar where the views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers are amazing.
 
We have lots more suggestions on destinations to combine and how to make the most of your time away.Check out all the  multi centre suggestions on our website. Alternatively please call one of our destination specialists who have travelled extensively all over the world, allowing them to give personal recommendations and informed advice on products and services.  
Our sister company Austravel would also be delighted to assist with holidays to Australia.