7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

Trip.com
24 Sep 2021

Qantas expects to resume flying to a select group of international destinations for a gradual rebuilding of its international network, based on advice from the government over the reopening of Australia's international borders.

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Singapore
London, UK
Los Angeles, USA
Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA
Tokyo, Japan
Vancouver, Canada
Nadi, Fiji

The airline's plans also hinge on the prospect of either quarantine-free travel bubbles or 'green lanes' between countries, or a limited period of manageable home isolation on their return to Australia instead of spending 14 days in hotel quarantine.

Qantas will fly to Singapore, London and Los Angeles with daily flights, and Jetstar will taking off to Vancouver, Tokyo, Fiji and Honolulu.

Here is the recently announced schedule:

Sydney-Singapore-London/Heathrow: from 18 December 2021 – daily Boeing 787

Sydney-Los Angeles: from 18 December 2021 – daily Boeing 787

Sydney-Honolulu: from 20 December 2021 – four Airbus A330 flights per week

Sydney-Tokyo/Haneda: from 19 December 2021 – four Airbus A330 flights per week

Sydney-Vancouver: from 18 December 2021 – three Boeing 787 flights per week

Sydney-Nadi (Fiji): from 19 December 2021 – four Boeing 737 flights per week

So with that good news the big decision looms... where will be your first overseas trip once borders open?! We've captured the "must-visit" reasons of each destination for you!

Singapore

With its century-old temples, bustling hawker centres and lush green spaces, Singapore’s varied charms are bound to enchant visitors. From the shopping paradise of Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands to the hip boutiques of Katong/Joo Chiat and Tiong Bahru, there are ample opportunities for fashionistas to shop for goods that express their individuality.

7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

But there is more than shopping to enjoy your stay-at-home savings on! With its well-deserved reputation as a global metropolis, Singapore is home to flavours for every palate. The city boasts a constellation of 44 Michelin-starred restaurants, including three-star establishments Les Amis and Odette! Singapore’s unique hawker food culture is equally impressive, with the hawker centres serving up dishes that span Chinese, Malay and Indian culinary traditions from chicken rice, fish head curry to rojak and satay.

From hidden watering holes to some of the region’s hottest clubs and bars, Singapore’s nightlife is more than just a scene, it’s an opportunity for adventure! 12 Singaporean bars made the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2021, with Jigger and Pony coming in at number two on the list. Other establishments include the 1920s-inspired Manhattan, secret oasis 28 Hong Kong Street and NATIVE, which serves up cocktails made from regionally-sourced produce and spirits. It's high time for someone else to make the cocktails and do the dishes!

London, UK

Whether you're looking for art or architecture, food or football, London has been honed into a genuinely incredible city through its 2,000-year history. London is famous for its art, architecture, food and fashion, some of which it does better than anywhere else in the world.

You can't fail to be excited by what London has to offer. See London from above on the London Eye, meet a celebrity at Madame Tussauds, examine some of the world's most precious treasures at the British Museum, or come face-to-face with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.

7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

London also has the best theatre scene in the world. It attracts the best in acting talent so don't be surprised to see a few famous faces on the London stage. Take your pick from long-running musicals, classic plays, or brand new works making their West End debuts.

The Thames provides a stunning backdrop to many of the city's top attractions. River bus services an driver tours are great ways to beat the traffic and enjoy wonderful views. Don't forget London's canals as well, including Regent's Canal and Little Venice.

Los Angeles, USA

California is a dream destination for many and with endless sunshine, a local, luxury lifestyle and an abundance of things to do. One of California’s biggest and most popular cities needs to be on your radar!

Los Angeles is home to some of the USA’s best beaches and each one has its own unique character. Venice Beach is one of LA’s most known beaches and with its numerous galleries, quirky shops, street performers, Muscle Beach body-builders and more, it's the perfect place for a spot of people watching! Santa Monica is another fantastic LA beach district and its perfect for those who want to chill out in the sun, get active on the beach or maybe do a spot of shopping. Outside of these two beaches though, you can find a whole host of others to visit including Manhattan Beach and Malibu.

7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

Beverly Hills is one of Los Angeles most famous districts and it's home to the famous zip code, 90210! Beverly Hills is a must when you visit LA and we highly recommend you take a walking tour to see everything it has to offer. Learn about the value of homes in the area, do some celeb spotting and check out the Beverly Wilshire Hotel which was made famous in the iconic movie Pretty Woman! Another amazing thing about Beverly Hills is Rodeo Drive. Rodeo Drive is a mecca for celebrities and it's a great place to do some high end window shopping. Rodeo Drive features all major luxury brands including Chanel and Gucci and you can even find art galleries there too.

Many movies and TV shows are filmed in Los Angeles and throughout the city, you can spot many famous locations, buildings and more from your favourite movies and TV shows. If you want to go that step further into the world of TV and film, we recommend you take in a TV / movie set tour of Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures or Sony Pictures on your holiday!

Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

Rooted in authentic Hawaiian tradition and home to a melting pot of ethnicities, Honolulu is a modern city with a unique blend of cultures that serves as state capital and a gateway to the Hawaiian Islands. You can tour the historic downtown area, surf world-famous Waikiki Beach, shop in world-class stores, hike breathtaking coastal cliffs and dine at five-star restaurants. Best of all, you can do all of this in the same day.

Diamond Head is an extinct volcano southeast of Honolulu near the Kahala and Kaimuki neighborhoods. The iconic cone is popular with hikers and photographers, who gain a view of the entire leeward coast of Oahu. You’ll find the white sands of Waikiki Beach inviting and its calm waters perfect for surfing lessons. Beach kiosks will offer equipment and varying-length lessons, as will many hotels.

7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

The neighborhoods of Honolulu are rich with tastes of every variety. You’ll find just about anything you could crave at the hotels and resorts in the Waikiki Beach area, but if you’d like to venture farther afield, try the busy and diverse neighborhood of Kalihi. Seek out markets serving the very-Hawaiian poké, cubes of seasoned, raw fish served with pickled vegetables. Downtown Honolulu’s Chinatown has become the up-and-coming neighborhood for nightlife. The many restaurant offerings, such as dim sum and barbecued ribs, are popular in the day. At night, the 20-block neighborhood comes alive with a multitude of bars and entertainment venues.

From snorkeling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve to a helicopter tour of the island, your child will never forget a trip to Honolulu. With its renowned resorts, gorgeous beaches, surfing lessons, restaurants and luxury-brand stores, the Waikiki Beach neighborhood is full of upscale fun. It's the definition of fun for the kids... and the adults!

Tokyo, Japan

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was the highlight of our lockdown, so now it's time to see the city in the flesh!

Outrageous fashion trends aren’t left to magazines in Tokyo. On a daily basis, you can see Japanese citizens wearing styles like Harajuku. Harajuku fashion involves bright colors, platform shoes and teased hair, sometimes also very colorful.

7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

A hallmark of Japanese scenery is the brightly painted shrines that are located around the city. The shrines are used for Buddhist or Shinto practices but are open to the public. The oldest shrine in Tokyo is the Sensoji Shrine, which offers a quiet spot while being located in an active city. At the temples, you can even buy charms that are meant to bring you good luck, improve your love life or increase your wealth. Depending on when you go, you might even be able to see a traditional music ceremony performed by the shrine workers.

When people think of Japanese food, usually their first thought is sushi. Sushi in Tokyo is a delicious option but an option which only scratches the surface. You’ll find restaurants offering traditional Japanese staples like ramen, sashimi unagi - grilled eel, tempura, soba (buckwheat noodles) and udon (wheat noodles), onigiri (rice balls), yakitori (rilled chicken skewers, sukiyaki... the delicious list goes on!

Vancouver, Canada

Majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage throughout all four seasons make Vancouver one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Canadians are known for our friendly nature, and Vancouver's citizens take great pride in our welcoming, clean, safe streets - day or night, all year round.

7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

Catering to any interest throughout the year, you can enjoy world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment, sporting events, theatre, outdoor adventure, spectacular sights and attractions... it's all waiting for you in Vancouver.

With quick and easy access to Whistler, the Canadian Rockies, Victoria, Vancouver Island, and of course, endless year-round water and land sports, whether you’re looking for extreme sports or family fun, you’ll find your personal adventure here. Vancouver also is the home port for Alaska cruises May through October for the cruisers out there!

Nadi, Fiji

Fiji puts all the blissful benefits of an exotic South Pacific getaway; secluded palm-lined beaches, luxurious private islands, spas and resorts, sparkling water as far as the eye can see... all within easy reach.

From Nadi you can visit the Cloud 9, Fiji's only two level floating platform with an internationally stocked bar and Italian wood-fired pizzeria surrounded by turquoise blue water and picturesque views. This unique venue features a surround sound system throughout, sun decks and day beds. The music does not focus on the mainstream, it is here to create a relaxed atmosphere while you are embracing the seascape. The platform hosts regular DJs from all over the world to keep the vibe fun and fresh. You can listen to some of the live mixes previous DJ's left us by clicking here. Cloud 9 is built with precision and creativity giving you an experience like no other!

7 International Destinations You Can Visit From December 2021

If you are looking for something to bring home to help you remember your Fiji adventure, then head to the Nadi handicraft market. It’s much better value – and a tad more authentic than what you will buy at the nearby souvenir shops. There are sometimes no more than a dozen stalls manned by enthusiastic locals eager to welcome you to the Nadi market with a booming Bula, and broad smile.

Everyone needs some me time, and in Nadi there are some amazing spas to visit. Have a Body Ritual treatment at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, treat yourself to a traditional Fijian Bobo massage at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, or indulge in a decadent Seven Pillars of Well-Being package at the Heavenly Spa at the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa.

Well what are you waiting for? The world has been waiting for your return, now go and pay it a visit!!