A Bridge-Lover’s Round the World Trip

Kintai-kyo Bridge

Image by d’n’c’s

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):

Call your AirTreks travel consultant for more info on how to book this or any other multi-stop or round the world trip. You don’t even have to like bridges! Just traveling.