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Australia featured three times in World’s Best Journeys list

Lauren Croft

Hold on to your hats, and get ready to lust over some travel inspo, because the World’s Best Journeys list is officially out!

This list is a fabulous collection of the top 50 journeys around the world – you know, the one’s that everyone has to experience at least once in their life.

So if you need some bucket list inspiration, this is basically all the best experiences, already compiled for you. We know, we’re amazing.

Well, technically it’s Flightnetwork that’s done the hard yards – this list is a collaboration between them and over 500 of the world’s top travel journalists, agencies, bloggers, and editors – the ultimate insiders of international travel. So you know it’s legit.

This ahh-mazing resource is an unparalleled guide to diverse and dynamic adventures with exhilarating activities in the most stunning, mystical, and culturally-rich lands on the planet. And Australia made it on this list three times!

Drive the Great Ocean Road came in at number 19 on the list, and boy can we recommend. It’s probably the best road trip in the whole damn world. And no, we’re not biased, we promise.

Just look at it!

Looking down on the beautiful roads of the Great Ocean Road, Victoria.

There are a ton of amazing stops along this road, which stretches allllllll the way (244 kilometres to be exact) from Torquay to Allansford in the Aussie state of Victoria. Think the Twelve Apostles, the Bay of Islands, Aireys Inlet, Apollo Bay and Loch Ard Gorge – plus the countless amazing beaches. Yes. Please.

Not far behind on the list is another road trip – this one in the Aussie outback, specifically in Darwin or near Perth, which came in at number 28 in the world. And coming in at number 42 was a hike in the Blue Mountains.

The number one journey in the world was an expedition to Antarctica, which looks simply breathtaking and 100 per cent deserves the top spot.

Ship in Antarctica

Other journeys on this insane list include lying under the sparkling night sky of the Sahara, checking out magnificent creatures roaming the Galapagos Islands, or swimming in crystallised waters from the Aegean Sea to the Caribbean.

So if you’re looking for your next adventure, have a look through this list. Or even if you just need some travel inspo. Or just need some happy thoughts to get you through hump day.

Whether it’s exploring the otherworldly landscapes of Greenland, sailing across the twinkling turquoise seas of French Polynesia or the Greek Islands, or maybe delving into the mysterious regions of Patagonia, the Nile, Mount Kilimanjaro, and everywhere in between, we got you covered.

Check out the top 20 journeys in the world below and find the full list right here.

  1. Expedition To Antarctica – Antarctic Peninsula

  2. Cruise the Galapagos Islands – Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

  3. Travel the Trans-Siberian Railway – Moscow, Vladivostok, Russia

  4. Trek to Machu Picchu – Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Peru

  5. Drive the Pacific Coast Highway – San Francisco, San Diego, California, United States

  6. Drive Iceland’s Ring Road – Keflavik, Iceland, Reykjavik

  7. Cruise to Alaska – Alaska, United States

  8. Camino de Santiago – The French Pyrenees, France, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  9. Sail the Greek Islands – Syros, Mykonos, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece

  10. Drive the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia – Dubrovnik, Split, Hvar, Croatia

  11. Road Trip on Route 66 – Chicago, Illinois, Santa Monica, California, United States

  12. Fjord Cruise in Norway – Fjord, Sognefjord, Norway

  13. Amazon River Cruise – Manaus, Brazil, Iquitos, Peru

  14. Explore the Italian Countryside – Lucca, Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

  15. Travel the Silk Road – Xian, China, Istanbul, Turkey

  16. Drive the Amalfi Coast – Salerno, Sorrento, Naples, Italy

  17. French Polynesia Cruise – French Polynesia, South Pacific Ocean

  18. Safari in Kruger National Park – Kurger National Park, South Africa

  19. Drive the Great Ocean Road – Torquay, Allansford, Victoria, Australia

  20. Hike Along Cinque Terre – La Spezia, Liguria, Italy

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