Top 5 Two City Travel Destinations
Deciding where to spend your vacation can be quite overwhelming for most travel junkies. You found the time in your busy schedule, but how can you make it to so many amazing vacations in just 10 days?! Our philosophy is simple: never spend too little time in a location, but see as much of the world as you can. For travelers with 10 or more days off to travel, we recommend these two-city vacations that are convenient. By cab, boat, train, or plane you can visit a second amazing location without spending too much money or time traveling. With so many complementary destinations, we may have to come up with a second list.
5) Buenos Aires and Montevideo
If you read last week’s post on the Top 5 Summer Destinations South of the Equator then we don’t have to sell you on the merits of Uruguay. Its partner in crime in travel is Buenos Aires, Argentinian neighbor to the West. We recommend a boat ride, which will only be a few hours and worth the view the mouth of Río de la Plata, which divides the two countries. The best way to describe your time in Buenos Aires would be familiar, especially if you are a frequent traveler of Europe. If you do one thing in Buenos Aires, try Tango.
4) Brussels and Paris
Two of Europe’s most visited destinations make our list because, well, they’re so darn convenient. Many travelers opt to take a taxi between the two cities but some flight plans actually include a free rail ticket from Brussels with purchase. Travel to both provides a similar experience, but we don’t recommend one over the other. The political atmosphere in Belgium is slightly more evident which may or may correlate to the variety of beer that the country brews. We recommend flying into Brussels and then finding your way into the city of love to finish your vacation.
3) Dublin and London
Aer Lingus, Ireland’s national airline, makes you feel at home with ticket prices from the US but that’s not the only reason we recommend this combination. The two cities are polarizing at first glance but both offer the same satisfactory result. Enjoy one of the greenest, in the most literal way with all of the parks it as, with one of the most bustling by taking the ferry from Dublin Port. Once in London, well, you know what to do.
2) Sydney and Auckland
Auckland is well-known for the amount of time it spends on the water and we agree with their sentiment towards it. Perhaps you won’t be able to surf year round but the weather is certainly warm enough to warrant time spent on a boat. The Kiwis are the perfect complement to their Australian neighbors. In Sydney, you can check out the many tourist attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Olympic Park, or the many museums. You will find a nice crowd for nightlife in The Rocks area for those who wish to burn the midnight oil. Spending 5 days in both will provide you with plenty of time to relax and plenty of time to experience the best of Oceania
1) Hong Kong and Macau
If you have a gambling problem, please go back to 1-4. Macau gaming revenue dwarfs our domestic gaming-capital’s revenue. There are many reasons for this but none detract from either of the two cities since each is her own experience. As a city, Macau is similar to Buenos Aires and Montevideo with a strong European influence. So much so that the territory still acknowledges Portuguese as an official language along with Chinese. Make your way to Hong Kong to experience something completely different. Hong Kong has been a center for the arts for a long time with constant concerts and a unique style of film-making. If you wish to experience something more familiar, you can find plenty of shopping in their malls, strewn throughout the city.
Did we miss any? Let us know what two cities you would travel to if you had the chance.