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“I would take a dream tour of Australia, from Queensland to Tasmania, hug koalas, play with kangaroos, and swim with turtles.” —@ck_laughlin

Days 1–2: T+L A-List advisor Cassandra Bookholder (14 days from $14,247 per person) can arrange wildlife encounters in Cairns, Queensland, including stops at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to feed kangaroos and Kuranda State Forest to hang out with koalas. You’ll love the oversize lagoon pool and apartment-style rooms at Pullman Sea Temple Palm Cove Resort & Spa.

Days 3–5: Helicopter from Cairns to Orpheus Island Resort, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Green sea turtles might join you during a dive or snorkeling session.

Days 6–8: Spend three nights in Sydney; the Park Hyatt Sydney has unrivaled views of the harbor and Sydney Opera House.

Days 9–10: In Hobart, Tasmania, the Henry Jones Art Hotel—located in a former jam factory—is your base for a couple of days. Don’t miss the legendary Salamanca craft market (Saturdays only) and the avant-garde Museum of Old & New Art (MONA).

Days 11–14: Luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet will pick you up in Hobart in a town car for the scenic, 2½-hour drive. Hiking to the white-sand Wineglass Bay beach is one of the many activities included in your stay.

50 T+L Readers Reveal the Trips of Their Dreams

Australia

“I would take a dream tour of Australia, from Queensland to Tasmania, hug koalas, play with kangaroos, and swim with turtles.” —@ck_laughlin

Days 1–2: T+L A-List advisor Cassandra Bookholder (14 days from $14,247 per person) can arrange wildlife encounters in Cairns, Queensland, including stops at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures to feed kangaroos and Kuranda State Forest to hang out with koalas. You’ll love the oversize lagoon pool and apartment-style rooms at Pullman Sea Temple Palm Cove Resort & Spa.

Days 3–5: Helicopter from Cairns to Orpheus Island Resort, in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Green sea turtles might join you during a dive or snorkeling session.

Days 6–8: Spend three nights in Sydney; the Park Hyatt Sydney has unrivaled views of the harbor and Sydney Opera House.

Days 9–10: In Hobart, Tasmania, the Henry Jones Art Hotel—located in a former jam factory—is your base for a couple of days. Don’t miss the legendary Salamanca craft market (Saturdays only) and the avant-garde Museum of Old & New Art (MONA).

Days 11–14: Luxury lodge Saffire Freycinet will pick you up in Hobart in a town car for the scenic, 2½-hour drive. Hiking to the white-sand Wineglass Bay beach is one of the many activities included in your stay.

Courtesy of Orpheus Island

50 T+L Readers Reveal the Trips of Their Dreams

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

That’s what we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook and the frequent travelers we interviewed on the streets of New York City. Their answers spanned the globe—from the beaches of Brazil to a South African safari to the Canadian Rockies.

Maria Leach posted to Facebook that her dream vacation would be chartering a private sailboat and exploring the Greek islands; A-List agent Mina Agnos can make this happen, with stops at Amorgos, Santorini, Mykonos, and the beaches of Folegandros.

For Sarah Jenks-Daly, wanderlust was inspired by a classic movie; she tweeted that “ever since seeing Indiana Jones, I’ve wanted to visit the historic sites of Petra.” We researched how she might follow Indy’s footsteps through Jordan’s famous archaeological site, recommending she start early to avoid the heat—and sharing our favorite local tour guide.

Read on for more tips on planning a dream trip, plus the places that are on T+L editors’ bucket lists.

For more help planning the trip of a lifetime, consider enlisting one of T+L’s A-List travel agents.

Edited by Jacqueline Gifford and Brooke Porter Katz. Reported by Richard Alleman, Colin Barraclough, Nikki Ekstein, Peter J. Frank, Frances Hibbard, Sarah Khan, Peter Koch, Ted Loos, Alexandra Marshall, Sarah Miller, Shane Mitchell, Jenna Scatena, Peter Schlesinger, Emma Sloley, Valerie Waterhouse, Gisela Williams, Ingrid K. Williams, and Jane Wooldridge.

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