In his Jan 14 post, travel blogger Keith Jenkins from Velvet Escape listed a series of “10 Incredible Bridge Walks” around the world. Since I’m an admitted RTW-ophile, I couldn’t help but envision the bridges as a theme trip. These beautiful open-to-pedestrians bridges, when assembled in a series, would make one amazing round the world trip, and not necessarily just for bridge enthusiasts.
For continuity, I took the liberty of adding in a crazy bridge in Singapore that would fill in the South East Asia gap nicely.
So, starting in New York City here is Keith’s bridge-lover’s around the world trip. Check out his original post for lovely pictures of these bridges.
Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia
Kintai Bridge, Iwakuni, Japan (near Osaka)
Yokohama Bay Bridge, Yokohama, Japan (near Tokyo)
*Alkaff Bridge, Singapore
Galata Bridge, Istanbul
Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
Ponte Vecchio, Florence
Ponte des Arts, Paris
Tower Bridge, London
Return to New York City
Trip Planner prices this trip between $3300 – $4500, set up with two overland legs, in Japan between Osaka and Tokyo and in Europe between Paris and London. These prices can of course be angled toward the lower end with some creative date planning, booking in advance and avoiding high season where possible.
Below is the Trip Planner solution (click the image twice for a closer view):