Getting antsy to go on a family vacation? Choosing a destination that pleases all ages and individual travel styles can be challenging. The last thing you want to hear on a family trip is cries and yells of “I’m bored,” while travelling via crowded public transportation. Thankfully, the world boasts several stunning, entertaining family-friendly destinations worth exploring. Check out some iconic places to visit with your family below!
If you’re looking for an adventure with your family, Kenya will fulfill your wish! For example, going on a safari will have your kids feeling like the main character in the next installment of Lion King. It’s common for visitors from all over the world to flock to the Masai Mara to check out lions, zebras, cheetahs, elephants, and warthogs. Although travelling to Kenya will require some vaccinations beforehand (yellow fever, to name one), malaria is declared rare in the Masai Mara due to the high elevation, so the infection possibility is low. However, you could still look into preventatives just in case!
Thankfully, you can book a guided tour through 10Adventures, where you’ll find a few different safari options to ensure you get from Point A to Point B without a hitch, prompting less worry and more time to enjoy the wildlife with your family.
However, if you’re the type of person who prefers to plan your own vacation, it’s fun to immerse in the local culture and explore its beauty on your own. We recommend Hell’s Gate National Park! You can bike or walk alongside giraffes, zebras, and warthogs without a guide. There’s also a gorge that you can explore, but you’ll need to walk with an on-site guide (no pre-planning needed!).
Families with older children will fall in love with Scotland’s rugged scenery sprinkled with tales of yore. It’s hard not to feel like you’ve stepped into some storybook wonderland with crumbling castles and whispers of long-lasting legends swirling in the air, such as the Loch Ness monster in the Highlands. After daily explorations, you can hit up some family-friendly pubs and enjoy Scottish culture.
We highly recommend the Highlands, where folklore-like walking adventures await. If you’re a family that loves to venture by foot (and can handle hours on your feet), the Highlands are worth centring your vacation in Scotland around. To set up a base for a few days, we suggest looking into Inverness or Portree, Isle of Skye. Then, exploring Edinburgh or Glasgow before and after your trip to the Highlands provides the ideal starting and ending point.
Lined by the Andes, Argentina is an adventurer’s paradise, with rainforests, waterfalls, ice fields, and mountains just waiting to be explored. After your more intrepid explorations, be sure to revel in Argentina’s city life in either Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, or Satla (to name a few). Plus, the Italian-fused meals may cater to your kids’ taste buds, with pizza and pasta as staples.
Step into the supernatural in Patagonia, a mesmerizing natural wonder stretching between Chile and Argentina. Your children’s imagination will inevitably run rampant here! Explore 275 falls packed in 3 kilometres—get everyone super excited by taking a boat ride under the falls. Talk about a fairytale-like experience! Another fun activity is to take the Iguazu Falls Eco Train through a lush setting.
It can be tough to plan a family vacation to suit all ages. You have to consider several factors: general safety, whether you need to get vaccinated to prevent certain diseases before, food in different cultures for picky eaters, and if your kids will even enjoy it! If you ever feel overwhelmed with planning, remember that you can also book an adventure tour, which will take care of most of the work and tedious details, ensuring a smoother family vacation.