This is our selection of the most popular gap year routes that we’ve found people want to do while on their year out, or just travelling in general. Typically they do go all the way around the world – the clue’s in the name after all – but that’s not hard and fast. Some of them just take you to a continent, or even country and that’s it. We reckon they’re all pretty awesome though.
Most gap years involve basically going as far as you can, for as long as you can and for as little as you can. So, it’s convenient that most of these routes involve going to Australia and/or New Zealand, as those destinations are about as far away as you can get. If you’re looking to add a little more into your gap year planning, they also tend to go via South East Asia, to places like Thailand or Singapore and often carry on going all the way round via South America or North America. There’s a really good reason for this and that’s not just because it’s so far that you can’t fly directly, but also because there’s just so much out there that once you get out there, you’re going to want to carry on travelling we (pretty much) guarantee it. So, why stop at just one place?!
Head overland from Nairobi to Jo’burg, Cairns to Sydney and Los Angeles to New York. We’ve basically put together all the greatest roadtrips around and stuck them together in this bargain!
Take advantage of China’s recently expanded 72 hour visa-free transit quota on your way and explore Shanghai before taking in Melbourne, Sydney and everything in between.
Visit mysterious Easter Island, idyllic Tahiti, explore South America, experience the wonderfully different world that is Japan before finishing up in beautiful South East Asia. What a gap year!
From Vietnam’s historic Ho Chi Minh City to Australia’s biggest and best cities - Melbourne and Sydney, these flights have got it all!
You’d better move quickly to snap up this deal! We’ll get you to Australia and give you the chance to explore it a bit with these flights.
Fly one way from London to Shanghai and spend some time discovering life in China before flying on to Sydney to start your big Aussie adventure.
Head out to the East coast of Australia in style. On your way over explore the magic of South East Asia by travelling from Bangkok to Singapore.
New Zealand gets overlooked being sat next to Australia, but we don’t think that’s really fair. It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth and this will get you there to see for...
This has to be it, the best of all the big gap year destinations in one trip. We’ll take you right round the world with stops everywhere you could want to go!
Fly in the newest plane in the skies - the Dreamliner, on your way to Australia and get your gap year started in style.