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11 Cool Getaway Ideas For Your First International Trip

11 Cool Getaway Ideas For Your First International Trip HolidayIQ

Are you planning your first ever international trip? Allow us to suggest some really exciting places that are perfect initiators to the outside world. They are fun, mesmerising and are always the top of any list! 

1. London, UK

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Amit Nanchahal shares, “London Eye is one of the most desirable places to visit in London. As they say, when in India do visit Taj and when in London, do see the London Eye.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nimisha Kashyap adds, “Madame Tussauds museum ...The spirit of London ride is the journey of London's history. One has to hop into the London's infamous black cab, and witness the historical, cultural event which is responsible for its growth into one of the leading cities of the world.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Madhulika Sahoo shares, “Central London is most fabulous for shoppers and cosmopolitans. However, East London densely populated with different ethnicities which give a niche of traditional taste.Read Full Review

2. Paris

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HolidayIQ Reviewer bhupendra jambhulkar shares, “Panoramic city tour Eiffel Tower, Louvre museum paris, Louvre pyramid paris, Place de l'Opera, Place de la Concorde, Place du Trocadero, Place du Trocadero,Arc de Triomphe,Invalides, Pont Neuf, Notre Dame Cathedral, Luxembourg Gardens, Saint-Germain des Pres,seine river cruise,Game Basílica de Sacré Cœur, Basílica de Sacré Cœur, Chateau de versailles, Disneyland.Read Full Review

3. Bangkok

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran Ganesh adds, “As a frequent flyer tourist to Thailand with friends or family, I never miss this soothing, relaxing and mind-blowing entertainment option in Bangkok city. Chao Phraya River cruise starts at dusk, where thousands of tourists from all over the world will be flocking to the designated area where the cruises start. There are small chartered boats & different cruise ships available for departures batch by batch in different timings. I always opt for 2 hours cruise with dinner, cocktails & live music.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer himanshu panda says, “You must have your photo clicked in the Royal Grand Palace. Will be mesmerized with the interiors. Make sure to visit here early morning as by the day time you will reach noon it will be very hot to visit the nearby places. The floating market is just very close to the destination.Read Full Review

4. New York City

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Mownish Chalasani says, “It's a place with heights, a place with splendour, a place with life is all the new york!!!There the actual life starts at night, people from different regions, a place from throughout the world. the actual enjoyment starts when we step in to the city with the great excitement which makes our dreams come true.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishi Daryani adds, “The visit to The Statue of Liberty Completes the new york Visit. Fantastic place good price there are ferries from Bowling Green to the statue. Be ready for airport style security and a wonderful ride. They do provide automated earphones which narrate the tour details and the history of statue.Read Full Review

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5. Pattaya

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Kapil Kumar adds, “Pattaya is one of the best tourist places in Thailand to enjoy the beer beaches, but there is more to it. There are a lot of other sightseeing places that can be seen in and around the city. One of the most top-rated attraction is "Nong Nooch garden", which is in the north part of the city around 30mins drive from the Walking Street. Its spread in 500 acres and you can easily spend half day to see all the greenery along with some man-made concrete animals. You can also enjoy the Elephant show and musical performances within the garden.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Muthusamy adds, “This is a park which exists the famous earmarked buildings from all over the world which is quite interesting. If you haven't visited Madurodam in Belgium then can go for around here. They do charge you an entry fee. Since the climate of Thailand is very hot it's better to visit this park after 4 pm.Read Full Review

6. Ho Chi Minh

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Arlene Rodrigues says, “When I first thought of Vietnam, I envisaged a country with a totally Eastern culture. A place that was probably still recovering from a brutal war. Was I in for a pleasant surprise?!!? Right from arriving at the Ho Chi Minh City airport, the country and its people began weaving an invisible web around me. Well maintained, is what came to mind. 'These people care', I thought to myself. Rightly enough, the Vietnamese have a strong sense of pride in their country and it is evident in the way they have risen to a thriving force in the Far East.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Trevor Saldanha says, “The Cu Chi Tunnels are located away from Ho Chi Minh City and it is a good 3 hours drive to reach there. Since the entry closes at 5 pm, it is better to go there in the morning....A True Engineering Marvel & certainly worth visiting when you visit Ho Chi Minh City.” Read Full Review

7. Hanoi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ravi Mittal adds, “The narrow bylanes offer plenty of interesting sights, smells and tastes. There are lots of restaurants serving everything from traditional Vietnamese to Chinese to Indian to Continental food. Some interesting cafes and pubs as well, especially by the fountain and overlooking the lake. One can just meander through the lanes soaking everything in or fill the shopping bags with a lot of street side shopping. That includes fake watches, bags, some apparel, footwear and the likes.” Read Full Review
HolidayIQ Reviewer Hirak Guha shares, “Right from the Airport pick up which we booked from Singapore to the places of interest were interesting and intriguing. The people are friendly, yes you will face an issue communicating but you can use hand gestures right! ...The greatest elements still make me hungry is the food. If you are a non-vegetarian and a seafood lover you are in for some very crafty amazing and tasty food. Vietnamese cuisine is to die for.
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8. Phuket

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Minakshi Jaswal shares, “The resort is located very close to the beach so we would walk down to the beach, head to Bangla street and have fun in the evenings and were always met with smiling faces whenever we came back home, irrespective of the time... We loved the place and talk of it fondly and would love to go back there whenever we plan to go back to Phuket and it is a must visit for all those who are looking for a lovely vacation and relaxation to the fullest.” Read Full Review

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9. Mauritius

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Ruchi Srivastava shares, “After the undersea walk, they take you to the island in a speedboat. The Island is a beautiful and good place to explore. They have a hut-style Indian food restaurant which serves excellent food.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Benita Patnaik adds, “The tiny little island is still pristine in spite of all the footfalls it has acquired over the years....The island has something to offer for everyone. It has the mountains, hills, the river, sea, forests and lakes- all within kilometres of each other. It has plenty of resorts to suit all budgets. The roads are divine, the people are friendly and the place is wonderful for nature lovers with treks, a modicum of wildlife and some quaint waterfalls!Read Full Review

10. Krabi

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Suharika karri shares, “It is one of the most beautiful places. ...less commercialised and comparatively cheaper place. There is a river in the Krabi town which can be a good place to spend an evening. There are many tours that can be taken here like. The Phang Nga bay one day tour, island hopping tours. One day we went on a sunset kayaking tour. It was beautiful. ...Snorkeling and cliff jumping being the best of the tour. It was my first experience snorkeling and it was mind-blowing. Later in the night we snorkel led in the dark to see bioluminescent plankton. It was nothing less than magical.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Prabhat Shrestha shares, “You can also walk down the streets alongside the beach. Thai food, Indian food and Italian food, you can avail here. Body massage is also one of its main point of attraction.Read Full Review

11. Dubai

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Deepak Yadav adds, “Dubai is a city of wonders and dreams....the magic of Dubai is unmatched. Everything there is the best of best. They don't believe to be second to anything, I went to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Ferrari World, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Desert Safari, watched the musical fountain show, everything was a wonder in itself.Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Bohra adds, “It's a whole township in the front of Jumeirah Beach. ...From there we started our walk to JBR, was an experience you can see a beautiful sunset if you are going in the evening. You may have fun at the beach and we did so, you can play volleyball as there is a proper facility for beach volleyball or you can roam around to the market, the street makes you feel like you are walking in old London or Paris.Read Full Review

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