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Backpacking and hiking vacations

If you prefer an off-the-beaten-track vacation, browse our list of trekking and backpacking destinations.
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Take a vacation packed with adventure and awe-inspiring moments. If your ideal trip is trotting around the globe with only the simple necessities, our range of backpacking destinations is perfect for your next getaway.

From easy to expert level, choose the right destination for your next backpacking trip. If you’re new to hiking and trekking, we’ve got great destinations around the globe perfect for your first backpacking adventure. Or, if you’re a seasoned adventurist, challenge yourself to your next Everest.

Escape to the pristine, refreshing, and relaxing outdoors—book a flight to one of our backpacking destinations today.

Ghana
Wandering around Accra’s exotic out-and-about spots is a sure-fire way to ignite your wanderlust.
Ethiopia
From the moment your flight to Addis Ababa arrives, the city delivers in every sense.
Jordan
It doesn’t take visitors to Amman long to realize this is one of the Middle East’s friendliest cities.
Netherlands
Laid-back and liberal, Amsterdam boasts a vibrant entertainment scene, vast green spaces, and some of the world's most famous museums.
Greece
Whether you want culture, relaxation, or a mix of both, you can create your perfect itinerary in Athens.
New Zealand
A paradise for those who love the great outdoors, Auckland’s unique geography makes it a must-visit for any traveler.
Thailand
Travelers on flights to Bangkok can expect a city of contrasts, where skyscrapers and five-star hotels tower over ancient temples.
Spain
Can’t choose between a beach holiday and a city break? Hop on a flight to Barcelona and you’ll get both.
China
When you book a flight to China, you can expect mind-blowing food and a compelling mix of the ancient and modern.
Australia
"Booming Brisbane," as it’s often called, is one of Australia’s hippest destinations, thanks to its thriving cafe culture, arts, and nightlife scenes.
Belgium
You won’t find yourself short of things to do in Brussels, a city filled with distinguished architecture, legendary art museums, and gorgeous eateries.
Hungary
Traditional attractions, a buzzing nightlife scene, and a fascinating history ensure there are plenty of things to do in Budapest.
Argentina
Pack your dancing shoes for flights to Buenos Aires. History buffs, tango aficionados, art connoisseurs, and architecture lovers won’t be disappointed.
Egypt
Flights to Cairo bring you to a city that exhibits an elegant fusion of old and new: historical landmarks and modern architecture.
South Africa
From awe-inspiring beaches to five-star hotels, and gourmet cuisines to thrilling adventures, a visit to Cape Town won’t disappoint.
Morocco
A visit to the largest city in Morocco will reward you with interesting architecture and restaurants galore.
Philippines
While many think of Cebu as a base for island hopping, it has much more to offer than just access to stunning beaches.
New Zealand
Christchurch can feel small—that's part of its charm—but intrepid travelers can find something to suit every interest.
Philippines
Clark’s 4,500 hectares of verdant land are home to a wide range of outdoor activities and intriguing historic sights.
Denmark
Copenhagen is a small city with a big reputation, which makes it perfect to explore at any pace.
Senegal
Senegal’s capital city is one of Africa’s most vibrant and varied destinations.
Tanzania
Be surrounded by natural beauty, stunning landscapes, bustling markets, and pristine beaches in Tanzania’s "House of Peace."
India
Once your flight to Delhi touches down, the city doesn’t take long for the city’s vibrant spirit to charm its guests.
Ireland
Dublin’s got so much history that you see it everywhere, from the eateries that date back centuries to the beautiful Trinity College.
South Africa
Durban has grown rapidly and is now one of Africa’s top destinations, thanks to its cultural diversity and astonishing natural beauty.
Germany
From intimate streets to exciting, modern architectural developments, flights to Düsseldorf provide a fascinating peek into Germany.
Uganda
Whether your interests lie in architecture, wildlife, stunning beaches, or great cuisine, there’s no shortage of things to do in this fantastic, fascinating city.
Germany
From intimate streets to exciting, modern architectural developments, flights to Düsseldorf provide a fascinating peek into Germany.
United Kingdom
Scotland is a country that certainly knows how to enjoy itself, and no city in Scotland knows how to enjoy itself better than Glasgow.
China
For all its breathtaking modernity, Guangzhou is also steeped in history, making it one of China’s most diverse destinations.
Germany
World-class cuisine, history, and a vibrant counterculture—to put it simply, Hamburg has something for all ages and tastes.
Vietnam
Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam, is a draw for more reasons than we can enumerate in this small space.
Zimbabwe
Head to Harare to enjoy a city that effortlessly pairs modern architecture with a close proximity to Africa’s wildlife.
Vietnam
Sample street food, explore fascinating history, and be swept away by the crowds, noise, and life of Ho Chi Minh City.
Türkiye
Visit Istanbul to discover an incredibly diverse destination where age-old sites sit amid bustling bazaars and high-end restaurants.
South Africa
Exceptional restaurants, world-class museums, and buzzing nightlife venues await you in the up-and-coming city of Johannesburg.
India
While Kochi is imbued with historical significance, it has a modern side, too, including one of the finest modern art scenes in India.
India
There’s no shortage of things to do in Kolkata, and its infectious creative spirit is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur isn't just the largest city in Malaysia, but one of the most exciting in the world.
Portugal
Visit Portugal’s capital to explore a destination that effortlessly blends fascinating, Old World charm with stunning modernity.
United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Underground—it’s no wonder London remains one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations.
United States
From world-class art museums to flawless independent eateries, and from classic Hollywood landmarks to exciting outdoor pursuits, LA, as the locals call it, has it all.
Zambia
Visit Lusaka to experience a city poised for greatness.
Spain
If you’re catching flights to Madrid, bring your appetite—the city is filled with art, architecture, atmosphere, and amazing food.
Philippines
Like all the best cities, Manila is a big, busy, and bustling metropolis; that much is clear from the moment your flight lands.
Australia
Anything goes in Melbourne, a city that effortlessly blends a cosmopolitan feel with a little bit of the Aussie outback.
Canada
This vibrant city is the largest in the French-speaking province of Québec, located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers.
India
Twenty-first century Mumbai is a city of diversity and excitement, full of vibrant markets, colorful festivals, cricket, and Bollywood glamor.
France
Nice’s reputation was built largely on its weather; its long, hot summers and mild winters make it a perfect destination.
France
One of the world’s most loved cities, Paris offers architectural wonders, gourmet food, and unparalleled artistic treasures.
Australia
The list of things to do in Perth is long, from enjoying one of the city's 19 beaches to sipping a delectable coffee.
Thailand
Make sure you don’t underestimate Phuket: from a vibrant party scene to unbelievable natural phenomena, this small island has it all.
Czech Republic
Prague’s exquisite beauty can be seen without entering a single attraction; it’s the gorgeous architecture and breathtaking views that enchant visitors.
Brazil
Chances are, from the moment your flight to Rio de Janeiro touches down, the fun will find you.
Italy
Whether your passion is paintings or pizza, Rome will have something to whet your appetite.
United States
San Francisco is a city full of contradictions, and that’s what makes it such an interesting travel destination.
Brazil
A visit to Brazil wouldn’t be complete without exploring São Paulo, a buzzing metropolis guaranteed to create an unforgettable impression.
United States
Surrounded by lush forests, Seattle is imbued with fantastic restaurants, sporting grounds, and nightlife venues guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Singapore
Singapore has reinvented itself as a buzzing metropolis; get ready for its stunning architecture, natural beauty, and countless culinary offerings.
Sweden
There’s no doubt about it: the Swedish capital is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Australia
There’s no shortage of beauty in Sydney—from the Harbour Bridge and iconic Opera House to the verdant Royal Botanic Garden.
Israel
It’s true that flights to Tel Aviv bring you to a party destination by the sea. But that’s just one aspect of the city’s vibrant personality.
India
There’s more to Thiruvananthapuram than meets the eye; this city’s got personality and you’ll want to get to know it.
Canada
Big sights and great food will pull you in, but Toronto’s vibrant neighborhoods and friendly locals will keep you coming back.
Tunisia
Tunis is a tranquil yet bustling city that packs a punch; visit to indulge in culture, hammams, and astonishing cuisine.
Italy
There’s something effortlessly magical and romantic about Venice’s palazzo-lined canals, bridges, maze-like side streets, and, of course, singing gondoliers.
Austria
In Vienna, a rich history and exciting future combine to make one fascinating destination.
Poland
Visit Warsaw to experience one of Europe’s most exciting up-and-coming cities.
United States
In a word, Washington, DC, is monumental, holding an important place in American history and teeming with iconic landmarks.
Switzerland
Beyond the banks, Zürich is the focal point for much of Switzerland’s art, music, and opera. Visit to explore culture and stunning natural beauty.