Sydney, Australia

New Year, new adventures

It’s a great idea to start planning your long-haul trip well in advance to ensure that your travel experiences fulfil all your wishes. I suggest that you begin planning your itinerary up to a year or more before your trip. Some destinations in Australia and New Zealand are so popular that they get booked up to 1.5 years in advance. For instance, famous Australian train journeys are fully booked a year before the travel date. It’s also important to keep in mind the local holiday seasons, such as Christmas and New Year, when locals travel a lot. After all, Christmas falls in the summer holiday season in Australia and New Zealand.

Planning and booking your trip well in advance can help you organize the time you need. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, you may feel like you don’t have time for a long trip, but if you start planning a year in advance with your employer/school/family, things tend to fall into place. Waiting also has its own element of excitement, which is rewarded in the end.

The journey to Australia and New Zealand is long, and booking flights alone can be time-consuming. Before you start booking your flights, it’s important to think in advance about whether you want to stop en route or fly directly to your destination. This divides people into two groups. For some, air travel is part of the holiday and adventure itself, while others just want to fly from point A to point B quickly.

Flying to Australia and New Zealand

It’s also a good idea to prepare for the flight itself and prepare your flight plan. Most flights to Australia and New Zealand include layovers in Asian cities like Singapore, Hong Kong, or Tokyo. You can use these layovers to plan when you’ll sleep, watch a movie, read a book, or take a walk based on your departure and arrival times. This will help minimize the effects of jet lag once you arrive at your destination. If you plan to make stops along the way, consider whether you need to book accommodations for an overnight stay or a longer stopover.

Another important aspect of planning your trip is to ensure that you have comprehensive travel insurance. This will help cover any costs if you need to postpone your trip for any reason.