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How to Use Skyscanner’s Multi-City Flights Search Tool

This simple guide will tell you how to book a round the world trip with Skyscanner New Zealand. We've also included a bunch of recommendations for a multi city tour through Europe under our step-by-step guide.

What are multi-city flights?

Multi-city flights are flights that stop in multiple destinations. This may be a trip through various countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, where you will be departing from a different city that you entered into at the end of your trip.

For example, maybe you are flying into Paris, taking a train to Berlin, and then want to fly to Athens back to Auckland. Your multi-city trip will consist of three flights. From Auckland to Paris, from Berlin to Athens, and from Athens to Auckland.

Around-the-world tickets are always multi-city flights.

The Skyscanner multi-flights search tool presents the cheapest and easiest way to find round the world flights in an easy, comparable list. Find the best international stopovers for your next trip away, pop them into the search engine and find the best deals on flights.

How to use Skyscanner’s multi-city flight search on the desktop website

Step 1: Head to skyscanner.co.nz, and select ‘multi-city’ at the top of the page.

Step 2: Type in your travel route

Get creative with your flight path! There are no limits here – you can book from New Zealand, to Asia, through Europe and back through Africa if that’s what you fancy.

Step 3: Type in your details

Travelling with your mate? Add them in here, and whether you’d like Economy, Business or First.

Step 4: Click ‘Search flights’ to show the cheapest flights

Hit the search button to display the estimated cost of your flights and compare different carriers. You can amend the airports, number of layovers, departure times and journey duration with the filters on the left.

You can also filter flights by the best value, cheapest, and fastest route options.

Step 5: Select the flight you like

Got a flight you like the look of? Click on the green ‘Select’ button to see more information about the flight.

You will be directed to a page that highlights where you can purchase this flight. Be sure to click on the ‘Read before booking’ dropdown menu to view airline fees, terms and conditions, and other essential information.

Step 6: Book your flight

Time to book! If it’s the golden ticket as far as flights go, click ‘Select’ to be forwarded onto the booking site, safely and securely. That’s it. Around the world or multi-city tickets made simple.

The multi-city flight tool is perfect for booking a trip through Europe – imagine hitting all those beautiful cities in just a few flights.

Route Planner: London to Barcelona

A multi-city flight ticket is one of the best ways to see Europe, whilst avoiding those long bus journeys. This multi-stop journey will take you through 5 of Europe’s best countries to visit, and you could do it in less than a month. Have afternoon tea at the Ritz in London, cruise the canals in Amsterdam, party all night in Berlin, eat your bodyweight in gelato in Venice before shopping till you drop in Barcelona.

When it comes to flying into Europe, London, Frankfurt and Madrid are some of the best stopover cities, with the most links to the rest of the continent.

City stops in Europe

London, U.K

London is undoubtedly one of the most international cities in the world, and it’s always a treat to step back into the hustle of Oxford Circus, whether you’re here for shopping, sightseeing or a business trip. Regent Street and Bond Street are also perfect for dipping into designer boutiques, whereas Camden Market (near King’s Cross) and Portobello Road are ideal for thrifting. Hipsters and yuppies naturally congregate in Shoreditch, East London, where the bars, coffee shops and bric’a’brac markets are piled one on top of the other.

Not feeling the city vibes? The United Kingdom has castles and ancient ruins scattered around the countryside.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam is the designer’s daydream, with townhouses arching over the canals and interiors shops lining the alleyways of Oud West and Plantage. The Dam’s coffee culture is only preceded in fame by its nightlife: cafes can legally stay open here until four in the morning, and bars stay open even later. If you’re looking to dance into the early hours then you’ll want to stay around the squares of Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein.

Those who prefer to get their kicks outside should make a beeline for the Keukenhof – one of the most photographed tulip fields in history, just an hour outside of Amsterdam.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin takes it up a notch again when it comes to ‘cool’. The hipsters were here before they got to Brooklyn, and thus the street art, beards, and unique fashion sense is now an integral part of modern Berlin. That said, this is a city like no other for more obvious reasons: the Berlin Wall and Jewish War Memorial act as surviving reminders of the conflict and holocaust during World War 2.

Whilst much of Berlin’s grand architecture remains and it continues to be one of Europe’s greenest cities, the edgy, regentrified neighbourhoods of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain wear the industrial, shabby chic feel with a certain swagger.

Venice, Italy

You might have had the best kebabs in Berlin or tastiest curries on Brick Road in London – but a few meals in Italy will have you converted. Venice is a city of islands on the Italian coastline, with cars banned from the centre and water taxi being the primary form of transport. Your evenings will be spent in trattorias, trying to see exactly how much pasta you can eat, visiting Italian festivals and masquerade balls, or slowly devouring the city’s galleries.

Venice is a delight for all the senses, and if you find yourself tiring of the picturesque pathways and gondolas, you can always take a trip to Verona: the supposed setting for William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

Barcelona, Spain

The final stop on your European multi-stop trip is one to please everyone, Barcelona has history, a beach, incredible nightlife, several Michelin-star restaurants and Insta-worthy architecture too. Spend days trawling round Park Guell, admiring Gaudi’s weird and wonderful pieces, or stroll down Las Ramblas bartering with street stalls and drinking sangria under the Spanish sun. The sunrise is best seen from the beach on Barceloneta, preferably after a night spent in the city centre clubbing with the international residents.

When you need some R&R, head to La Boqueria. This is a huge food market, with stalls of fresh produce piled high, just-caught seafood being cooked on the barbecue and gelaterias offering a rainbow of flavours. In fact, it’s very hard to leave Barcelona.

Got a multi-city trip in mind? Skyscanner New Zealand also compares hotels and car hire so you can bag a great deal.

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