Wait, it’s not too late to bag a travel bargain for December? It’s a Christmas miracle! Skyscanner Australia’s data elves have been busy crunching the numbers to find the best value deals for flights over the Christmas period. Here are some of the best destinations on offer – with savings up to 27 per cent.
Sydney to London – save 21 per cent.
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Well, this is your chance. With savings up to 21 per cent, Sydneysiders better move fast. London pulls out all the stops in December – the city comes alive with lights, ice rinks, Christmas markets and festive cheer. Whilst you’re checking items off your (hefty) sightseeing list, make sure you swing past Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland – choc-a-block with rides, street performers and market stalls selling everything from mulled wine to handmade candles.
And don’t forget to take a spin on the ginormous outdoor ice skating rink!
Best Time To Book: September 24 – 30 2018.
Sydney to Honolulu – save 20 per cent.
Honolulu is a holiday destination classic – all thanks to its postcard pretty, palm-tree backed beaches and 10-hour flight proximity to Sydney. Spend December swimming with turtles in Kawela Bay, conquering a dormant volcano by way of the Diamond Head Crater hike (take that, new year’s resolution) and learning to surf at Waikiki Beach.
Plus, you’ll have all the seafood and shaved ice you could possibly eat. Sunshine, coconuts and cocktails? That sounds like a recipe for bliss – lock it down now to save up to 20 per cent on flights, Sydneysiders!
Best Time To Book: October 15 – 21 2018.
Melbourne to Phuket – save 27 per cent.
Step aside Bali, we’ve got another tropical paradise on the cards for this year. Phuket is known for pristine beaches, indulgent (yet often reasonably priced) resorts, excellent snorkelling and an absolutely buzzing party scene. Venture to the nearby islands of Koh Yao Noi and if you don’t mind braving the crowds, pay a visit to Koh Phi Phi island of Leonardo DiCaprio fame. Or simply load up on mangoes and massages – the island idyll is well suited to decompressing. Book now and pamper yourself into oblivion later with the extra 27 per cent saved!
Best Time To Book: September 10 – 16 2018.
Melbourne to Tokyo – save 13 per cent.
Tokyo is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations thanks to its mix of modernity, unique culture and delicious food. Whether you want to go to see the kawaii area of Harajuku, see a live sumo wrestling competition or explore the shopping streets, there’s plenty to see and do throughout the year.