Take a Trip Around the World for Only $1,161
This winter, you could take an amazing trip around the planet for only $1,161.
The Airfare Spot—one of our favorite places to find flight deals—has combined five incredibly low-priced tickets to create a round-the-world itinerary for just $1,161.
The whirlwind trip leaves January 28 from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and heads to Stockholm, Sweden—on a flight that'll only cost $139. While there, you’ll want to eat like a local and order the open-face sandwich, räksmörgås: baby shrimp, boiled egg, and a signature creamy dressing. Then check in at the girls’-school-turned-design-hotel, Miss Clara. It’s affordable, stylish, and just a short walk from the city center.
On January 31, you’ll leave for Bangkok—an 11-hour non-stop flight with Norwegian Air Shuttle that costs a cool $227. Take Bangkok locals’ advice and peruse the design studios and galleries on Soi Nana Street. Bed down in one of the private, beachfront villas at Paradee. You’ll have almost six full days in Bangkok before you hop on a $149 flight to Australia’s dazzling harborfront city, Sydney.
This stop will be short, so don’t miss the highlights: the iconic Opera House, the underrated Northern Beaches, and the world-class restaurants. Order the unbeatable octopus and shrimp dish at Quay, or the kangaroo tartare at Ester in the hip Chippendale suburb.
February 9, catch a flight to Honolulu, Hawaii, on JetStar Airways. Since the Airfare Spot originally posted this Jules Verne-inspired adventure, the price has dropped even lower, to $305. While touring the island of Oahu, shop for a quality ukulele at Ukebox, sip a smoothie from the permanent food truck, Sharks Cove Grill, and perfect your stand-up paddleboard skills.
Return to New York City on February 13 with a one-way, $341 ticket on Hawaiian Airlines. You’ll have almost 11 hours in Portland, Oregon—just enough time to grab dinner and explore the vibrant Pacific Northwest city, if you’d like to add one more stop to your epic trip around the world.
Visiting four major world cities (six if you count New York City and Portland) in less than one month—and for less than a month of New York City rent—is a trip of a lifetime you can’t afford to miss.
Melanie Lieberman is the Associate Digital Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @melanietaryn.