When it’s possible to travel again, we’re going to feel like kids in a candy store. How can you possibly choose just one destination when you’ve been deprived from travelling for so long? This is where multi-city flights come in. Booking a multi-city trip will give you the chance to city hop and cover more ground, making the most of your future travels. Find out how to book multi-city flights with Skyscanner below and be inspired by our suggested trip itineraries, for when the world reopens.
Note: The UK is currently in lockdown and travel is not permitted. When it’s time to get back out there, always keep an eye on the government’s travel advice and the latest COVID-19 rules and regulations in your destination.
What are multi-city flights?
Multi-city flights are a smart way to see more destinations in one go, by adding extra legs to your trip. If, for example, you can’t decide between Paris or Rome, you can book flights to both cities and turn your trip into an itinerary. How? Easy: just use Skyscanner’s multi-city flight search tool to book and travel to more than one destination with one simple search. You’ll be able to find some great deals that way.
How to use Skyscanner’s multi-city flight search
On the Skyscanner homepage or app, select ‘Multi-city’ at the top of the search panel. Enter up to six legs of your journey, selecting your departure airport, destination and dates from the drop-down menus. You don’t have to just focus on one region or continent, such as Europe. You can criss-cross the world with multi-city flights.
Choose the number of passengers and cabin class you wish to search for. After hitting ‘Done’, you’ll be taken to a page that displays all of the results for the flights you’ve chosen. Use the filters along the left-hand side to choose preferred departure times, airline, airports, total journey duration and number of stops. This will help you to quickly find your perfect flight.
If you would like to drill down into your journey, click ‘Select’ link for your preferred result. This will then open a details window. From here, you can see the details for each flight by using the arrows to expand the box.
Book multi-city flights with peace of mind
If this year taught us something, it’s that plans can change fast. To be able to plan future travel with confidence, even multi-city trips, don’t forget to use Skyscanner’s extra tools. You can filter for flexible airline tickets and a high cleanliness score, or find car rentals that offer free cancellation.
Multi-city trip inspiration: USA
When the lockdown is lifted and you’re feeling ready to travel again, perhaps you’ve set your sights on exploring the United States. If so, these multi-city flights will help you explore some of the USA’s most exciting destinations in one go.
Itinerary #1: Glam cities, glittering beaches
Las Vegas – Hawaii – San Francisco
The USA is a vast destination with endless places to visit. Why not combine buzzing, metropolitan cities like Las Vegas and San Francisco with the laid-back beaches of Hawaii?
Start your journey with a flight to buzzing Las Vegas. You’ll need at least three days to work your way along the Strip. Don’t forget other essential attractions such as The Neon Museum and the Red Rock Canyon. Once you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle, your flight to Honolulu, Oahu will help restore your equilibrium. Spend time surfing or simply drinking mai tais at the famous Waikiki beach in Oahu. Or head to the postcard-pretty Kauai island for hiking, waterfalls and shaved ice.
Ready to return to urban landscapes? The last leg of your trip, San Francisco, will steal your heart with its dynamic architecture and a views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Hop on the cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf and join the cool kids for shopping and food-truck sampling. Take a cruise to Alcatraz island to learn its unique history and don’t leave the city without having at least one bottomless brunch.
Itinerary #2: Deep American South
New Orleans – Memphis – Nashville
If you prefer a USA multi-city trip with a culinary and musical focus, then this itinerary to the South, from New Orleans to Memphis and Nashville, will scratch that itch.
Begin at the Big Easy: even if you don’t visit during Mardi Gras, New Orleans is the place to party. Start with the mandatory walk along Bourbon Street and the French Quarter (pictured above) and sway to jazz emanating from the many all-night bars. The next day, pay a peaceful visit to the beautiful St. Roch Cemetery, before head to Tremé for the jazziest church service on earth at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Then, spot alligators at the Barataria Preserve, inside the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, and visit at least one Creole restaurant like Arnaud’s before you leave NoLa.
Your multi-city flight schedule takes you to Memphis next. The rock ‘n’ roll, blues and soul heart of Memphis can best be experienced at places like Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home that’s now converted to a museum complex. Make sure to take a stroll down Beale Street to sample the famous Memphis soul food along with live music in historical venues like BB King’s Blues Club.
The last leg of your trip is the mecca of country music, Nashville. Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for an insight to the lives and work of legendary artists like Johnny Cash. Take a stroll downtown to spot some of the many murals that dot the city and have a picnic at Sevier Park, with some grub from 12 South Taproom. Browse vinyl at record store Third Man Records, which is owned by White Stripes singer Jack White, and don’t forget to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a World Heritage Site, before you head home.
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