Recently updated on August 13th, 2023 at 09:07 pm
There’s no time like the present to start planning your retirement travel and set goals for the big trips you want to take. Most retirees aspire to hit the road and travel lots, but even if it feels like you have all the time in the world, time moves quickly so you’ll want to start making plans.
To help inspire your retirement travel wanderlust, we’ve rounded up some of the greatest destinations, grandest ideas, and top bucket list trips to inspire your #retirementtravelgoals. Here are 7 trips you can take to make the most of retirement travel with Trafalgar.
Australia and New Zealand sit at the top of many retirement travel lists. If it’s within your goals to one day visit, start making plans for a grand adventure. Unless you live there it’s a long journey to make and so a big trip, like our Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand, squeezes the best of both countries into two-and-a-half weeks of non-stop highlights. Soak up sun, sand, city life and wilderness as you sail across the Great Barrier Reef, trek through Queenstown, see the Sydney Harbour Bridge and meet Maori Warriors.
GET INSPIRED BY: Contrasts of Australia and New Zealand
African Safari Adventure: 14 days
If you’ve never been on safari then it’s an essential addition to your retirement travel goals. Explore the wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania on our African Safari Adventure. Over two weeks seek out the Big 5 on safari drives, cross vast landscapes, enjoy the spicy flavours of Swahili cuisine and visit a Maasai tribe. This East African trip is a holiday you’ll be talking about for years to come.
GET INSPIRED BY: African Safari Adventure
Best of Italy and Sicily: 15 days
Venture from Palermo in Sicily, an island off the southwest of Italy, all the way up to exquisite Venice in the northeast on this 15-day trip-of-a-lifetime. Italy is a super population retirement travel destination. Many choose to go for the food, art, culture or to connect with their heritage. On this Trafalgar tour you’ll experience it all, from quaint fishing villages, to great Renaissance art, to ticking off icons like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
GET INSPIRED BY: Best of Italy and Sicily
Scandinavian Northern Lights: 9 days
Seeing the spectacular Northern Lights in real life is very worthy of your retirement travel goals. Venture to Finland and Sweden to see the magical lights dance across dark winter skies. Pack your warmest clothing for this nine-day arctic adventure that will take you up close with snow, Santa Claus and the fascinating Sámi people. If Scandinavia is a bucket list destination you can also visit in summer to explore the fjords.
GET INSPIRED BY: Scandinavian Northern Lights
Uncover India: Delhi to Kerala: 20 days
Experience India’s colours, sights, sounds and smells in real life. This epic trip ticks off all the treasures of India, from energetic Delhi and Mumbai, to serene landscapes of Kerala. Explore the jungles of Ranthambore, eat delicious local food and admire India’s spectacular collection of colourful palaces, forts and monuments over 20 amazing days.
GET INSPIRED BY: Uncover India: Delhi to Kerala
South America Revealed: 24 days
If your attitude to retirement travel is “go big or stay home” then check out this mega #goals trip through South America. Glide upstream through the Amazonian rainforest and bounce around the vibrant and buzzy capitals of South America. Connect with Inca culture in Peru and witness the natural splendour of Darwin’s Galápagos. From connecting with culture to experiencing wild landscapes, this epic retirement trip travels through bucket list destinations Brazil, Argentina and Peru.
European Supreme: 29 days
Retirement is great since you no longer need to ask your boss for annual leave! If Europe is calling, venture over and join our goliath 29-day European Supreme. Over four magical weeks you’ll see it all, from postcard Paris to the beaches of Greece. Tick off 13 countries and 24 cities on this marvellous excursion across Europe. While the trip leaves nothing out, be sure to check out our 27-day Great European trip too. It has slightly different stops and destinations.
GET INSPIRED BY: European Supreme
Do you have grand retirement travel goals or do you need more ideas, tips and destinations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…