Many AAA members have already started planning for their next adventures and because travel plans have been on hold for quite some time – they’re dreaming big, and making sure their next vacation is one to remember. An extended getaway might just be the perfect answer.

When planning a getaway, air travel between home and the destination you are visiting is often one of the highest price components of the trip. Instead of purchasing multiple roundtrip air tickets to see one destination at a time, consider extending your journey by combining two itineraries into one grand adventure. By doing so, you have the opportunity to explore multiple destinations you’ve always wanted to visit, and at the same time, you’re saving time and money on flights.

Here are some suggested tours you can combine into a longer, bucket list journey.


46-Night, Seven River Journey
June 1 – July 17, 2023

This once-in-a-lifetime 46-night journey which sails through fourteen fascinating European countries from Paris, France to Giurgiu, Romania aboard four award-winning ships and offers exceptional new experiences guaranteed to surprise and delight you.

Australia & New Zealand

Contrasts of Australia
January 20 – January 28, 2022

The steady rattle of Melbourne’s famed trams kick-off our adventure to the Great Barrier Reef and Bondi’s surfer paradise in Sydney, whose iconic skyline we will view from tranquil harbour waters.

Iconic North – New Zealand
February 1 – February 7, 2022

Bubbling mud pools and Māori culture define this memorable encounter with New Zealand’s north. Explore Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington, with a stop for lunch with a retired champion jockey.

Morocco & Egypt

Best of Morocco Classic Group
May 7 – May 16, 2022

Morocco is a colorful mix of Islamic, Arabic and African influences. Spain and France have left their marks too. This unique travel experience includes a stay in Essaouira and at the amazing Berbère Palace Hotel in Ouarzazate.

Wonders of Egypt Classic Group
May 18 – May 26, 2022

Incredibly, after gazing upon the illustrious pyramids, this trip only gets better. Further up the Nile, your cruise ship is poised to take you to royal tombs and breathtaking temples.

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Spain & Portugal

Spanish Wonder – End Barcelona
April 23 – May 1, 2022

Savour shared moments with locals enjoying sangria in sun-dappled courtyards, zesty paella and the sounds of the Spanish guitar. On this journey, you’ll explore the wonders of Spain, from the ornate walls of the Alhambra to the Gothic Cathedral and Giralda Tower in Seville.

Best of Portugal
May 4 – May 14, 2022

This Best of Portugal journey reveals a nation’s proud history, warm-hearted locals and soul-warming cuisine. Starting in Lisbon, you’ll travel north and south to explore a Templar stronghold, watch thoroughbreds perform at an Alentejo farm and visit the Algarve.

Scotland & Ireland

Best of Scotland
March 6 – March 12, 2022

Experience the Best of Scotland from Edinburgh Castle to the eclectic streets of Glasgow. Revel in the romance and history of the Scottish Highlands and contemplate the mysterious depths of Loch Ness, before toasting bonnie Scotland’s lochs, glens and legendary locals.

Irish Highlights
March 13 – March 19, 2022

A roundtrip from Dublin featuring all the Ireland highlights including Waterford’s crystal, your newfound ‘gift of the gab’ at Blarney Castle and the irresistible Ring of Kerry. You’ll also learn about the devastating Irish famine and peer over the edge at the Cliffs of Moher.

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Scandinavia & Iceland

Spectacular Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway)
September 22 – October 5, 2021

Watch a Nordic postcard unfold before your eyes and discover the lands where Vikings reigned. Uncover why Copenhagen is dubbed the “gastro capital of Scandinavia.” Take in the best of the Swedish countryside during a visit to an 18th-century farmstead and a relaxing stay at a family-run manor house. Join a local expert for an intimate tour of Stockholm, Sweden’s idyllic capital city. Experience Norway’s breathtaking fjord region as you travel across the dramatic Sognefjord to the Briksdal Glacier. An incredible journey to a land of unparalleled beauty awaits you in Scandinavia, where history and culture intersect with stunning natural wonders.

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights
October 6 – October 12, 2021

Experience the “land of fire and ice” and chase the aurora borealis across an ethereal wonderland. In the dark of the night, search for the northern lights as you drift along on an evening starlit cruise. Travel the “Golden Circle,” home to renowned natural wonders, and spend time at Thingvellir National Park, gaze at Gullfoss waterfall, and see the explosive geothermal fields at Geysir. Explore Skógar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon. Spend your days surrounded by natural wonders and your nights in search of the elusive dancing lights.

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If you’re looking for ideas on how you can extend your next adventure, contact your local AAA Travel Agent today!

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