Now this is my kind of prompt! As a serial wanderluster, I have many dream vacations, usually consisting of many destinations in one trip. I’ve already travelled Western Europe and ventured across Canada, but there’s still SO MUCH MORE to see.
I like to see a lot in a short space of time. As a member of the workforce, I only get five weeks a year to visit all the places I want to go, so I need to squeeze them in when I can. I’ve just booked a long weekend in Sweden with the last two days of annual leave I have this year – see what I mean about squeezing things in!
There are two main places I want to visit in the semi near future, aside from revisiting Canada of course!
Fly to Copenhagen
Train to Malmo
Coach/train to Oslo, maybe stop in Gothenburg on the way else it’s a really long journey
Coach/train to Stockholm, again maybe stopping somewhere on the way
Ferry from Stockholm to Tallinn via Mariehamn
Boat from Tallinn to Helsinki
Fly home from Helsinki
To do this trip I’ll have to save for quite a long time. Scandinavia is expensive, and it’s a lot of travel. I’d probably look at getting an Interrail ticket again to try and save on travel costs, though that only works if it’s train travel or inclusive buses/boats. I’d definitely stay in hostels to keep the price down and to mix with other people.
Maybe this can be my Big Trip for 2020. I definitely can’t fit it in next year!
I’d really like to visit Tokyo, but as I am a primarily a traveller rather than a holidaymaker, there are a bunch of other places I’d like to explore too. Obviously I want to visit Enoshima – the cat island! There are actually three cat islands (can you believe the UK has precisely zero cat islands?!), and this is the most popular one with the friendliest cats. I suppose in an ideal world I would visit all three cat islands, but they’re spread pretty far and not all easily accessible for tourists.
Kyoto and Osaka are also high up the list, and I would definitely include them in a trip to Japan. Both places look totally stunning.
This could be a trip for next year, though I want to visit in cherry blossom season so I better get a move on!