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17 Best Places to Travel with a Baby in the World!

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Best Places to Travel with a Baby

An infant makes an excellent travel partner! They can easily be strapped into a baby carrier or stroller, will fall asleep virtually anywhere and overall will just enjoy being with mom and dad. We love travelling with our baby as we scout out the best places to travel to with an infant.

Just because you have a new baby it doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck at home. Now is a great time to make memories with your little one and travel the world!  The trick is to choose the right destinations for your little one.  By knowing the best places to travel with a baby in the world; you can select the best baby-friendly countries to visit to ensure that your trip will run as smoothly as possible.

Here are 17 of the best places to travel with a baby.

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Best Holidays with a Baby

In our opinion, the best countries to visit with a baby in USA, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Italy and the UK, but you can find more ideas on our list down below.

1. Tuscany, Italy

Pisa, Piazza dei miracoli.

For one of the best holidays with a baby or even older kids, head to beautiful Itay!  Children are welcome in this country and you will find that Italians will often go out of their way to help parents. Italy is one of the best places to go on holiday with a baby and it is really easy to find some beautiful family-friendly accommodation options.

You can also find many beautiful small towns scattered through Tuscany that will allow you to explore this region of Italy without the masses of tourists.  Recommended attractions in Tuscany that you should see with your baby include the Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Boboli Gardens. You should also try to visit Capo Sant’Andrea on Elba Island if time permits.

Tips:

  • Bring your baby carrier along as you will often find stairs at the main attractions in Italy.
  • Always have a baby change mat on hand as change tables in public restrooms are rare
  • Pre-book your taxi online, that way you can request a baby car seat for the transfer as well.

Plan your Trip 

Grab a Tuscany Guide Book

Use this brilliant book to help you plan your trip.  The book takes you around 36 villages and Tuscan towns that have been chosen for their intrinsic beauty.

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Grab a Village Walks Map Book

Keep things simple by using these easy to follow walking maps of all the popular towns in Tuscany.  Walks include:
– Pisa
– Florence
– Lucca
– Siena and more!

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).  Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great accommodation options for Tuscany.

 

2. Japan

Tokyo Government Building | What to do in Tokyo

Wondering where to travel with a baby in Asia?  Japan is one of the best places to travel with an infant in Asia. This destination is very baby friendly. There are “Baby Cafes” located throughout Tokyo that has childproof areas as well as food for mom and dad to purchase. There are also family rooms located throughout (mostly in the larger supermarkets) around the larger cities where moms can nurse or change their baby. Baby supplies are available from pharmacies and let's not forget how super clean the country is (you really won't see rubbish anywhere!).

Tips:

  • Bring your baby carrier along and leave your stroller at home.
  • You will typically find beautiful baby rooms in the large supermarkets.
  • Public restrooms should have change tables and typically have a parent-friendly toilet which includes a baby highchair so you have somewhere to pop baby whilst you do your business.
  • Choose Airbnb's over small hotel rooms.

Plan your Trip 

Grab a Japan Guide Book

Love this best selling Japan Guidebook that takes on a fun twist of a graphic style book. This guide takes you on a fun tour from the high-energy urban streets of Tokyo to the peaceful Zen gardens and Shinto shrines of Kyoto to so much more!!  A great way to plan your ideal trip to Japan!

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Where to Go in Japan?

Not sure which destinations to include in your itinerary?  This guide focuses on the ‘must-see' sights, the most delicious foods and the essential must-do activities.  Best bit?  This book is written by someone who has lived in Japan for over 10 years.

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great Japan accommodation options

 

3. London, England

Westminster Bridge at sunset, London, UK

London is one of the best places to travel in Europe with a baby.  This city has parent rooms as well as changing facilities readily available, which makes it a great place to visit with a baby. There are also many sights that can easily be accessed by public transportation or on foot. We love how easy the city is to navigate with a stroller, simply use the step-free Tube map to navigate the underground with your stroller.

Breastfeeding in public is totally accepted and considered perfectly normal.  Children under 5 can travel for free on public transport and there are plenty of family-friend restaurants around.  If your bubs is a bit older, he/she might also really enjoy outings to a baby disco, one of the children‘s theatres, the city farms, zoos, or a day out at one of the many parks.

Further Reading: Top 10 Things to do in London with Kids

Tips: 

  • Make sure you download NCT's Babychange app which will show you all the baby changing facilities in your vicinity, as well as the Wowmum app which lists baby change areas, as well as child-friendly activities, parks and more.
  • Book your taxi online. Book Taxi London is a reliable website that you can use to quickly and easily book your taxi (you can even select to have a car seat for your little one)!

Plan your Trip 

Grab a London Guidebook

Who doesn't love Rick Steves?  In this pocket guidebook of London he shares city walks and tours, ‘must-see' sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with info on trip planning, and a fold-out city map.

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Grab a London Street Map

This is a brilliant map to have on hand, espesially when you loose phone reception in the underground stations.  The map is laimated and folds down to a pocket size travel map.  It includes a London underground map of the tube lines and stations.  Handy!

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great accommodation options for London

 

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4. Bali

Bali with a baby

After one of the most affordable places to visit with baby?  With rice paddies, waterfalls, beaches and great people, Bali certainly has it all. This dreamy vacation is very baby friendly and nannies or babysitters are super affordable.  You can also very easily rent baby gear and equipment for super cheap prices if you need.  Hotels and resorts will be equipped with baby cots and highchairs and with a bit of effort, you can also pre-book transfers that have baby car seats in as well.

We highly recommend you avoid Kuta and head to more family-friendly areas such as Canggu, Ubud, Legian, Jimbaran or Nusa Lembongan.  We love to combine some time in Ubud to soak up the peaceful rice paddy atmosphere together with some luxury and relaxation at one of the beachside areas such as Canggu or Jimbaran.

Tips:

  • Bring your baby carrier along and leave your stroller behind
  • Always have a baby change mat on hand
  • Book a cheap nanny to tag along with you on your outings
  • Pre-book your transfers if you wish to have a baby car seat
  • Don't forget to bring along your sun tent for baby, as well as some handy and essential beach items for baby
HELPFUL: Click to find the best hotel for family in Bali.

Plan your Trip 

Grab a Bali Travel Guide Book

After a quick guide to Bali?  Zen Traveller Bali will give you a good quick overview over the different areas in Bali that are great to visit, including list of the top things to do in each region.  Grab some practical logistical information and tips on how to see the real Bali and about how to get away from the touristy crowds.

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great Bali accommodation options

 

5. Tulum, Mexico

Wild Beach at Tulum - Riviera Maya in Mexico

One of the best travel destinations with a baby if you are after some beautiful beaches and warm weather. This city can make for a very relaxing vacation. There are plenty of family-friendly beaches and hotels are very accommodating to those traveling with babies as they will often provide both cribs and strollers. Top places to visit include Sian Ka’an Biosphere and Playa Paraiso.

Plan your Trip 

Grab a Tulum Travel Guide Book

Travel to Tulum is a great guidebook for travelers who prefer authentic, genuine experience. It is packed to the brim with insider's tips.  It also has great options for every budget and suggestions of things to do that only the locals know about.

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great accommodation options for Tulum.

 

 

6. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago River

The best country to travel to with a baby is hands-down the United States and Chicago happens to be one of the best cities to travel with a baby. The Windy City has a ton of baby sights, attractions and tours to enjoy. There are also free stroller tours at some of the area’s major museums including The Field Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and The Museum of Contemporary Art. Besides the museums, you can also visit the Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier.

Plan your Trip

Grab a Chicago Travel Guide Book

The only guide of Chicago that you will ever need.  Included in this book you will find:
-Detailed itineraries and must-see destinations
-Floor plans for major museums
-Free, color pull-out map marked with sights
-A street index, public transit map as well as practical information on getting around
-Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialities to try
-Area maps marked with sights and restaurants
-Detailed city maps
-Insights into history and culture
-Suggested day-trips and itineraries
-Recommended hotel and restaurant listings

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

 

Grab Chicago Maps

We love the Streetwise Maps.  They are brilliant for a backup plan when you lose WiFi connection in subways.  Included are an enlarged detailed laminated map of the downtown, an area map that includes the major routes and surrounding towns of Chicago, as well a handy map of the Metra system. It is pocket-size and accordion-folded for ease of use whilst exploring.

>>> Click here to see prices!

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great accommodation options for Chicago.

 

7. Montreal, Canada

immeubles à montreal

After stroller-friendly places to visit with a baby?  One of the nice things about Montreal is that it’s very stroller friendly. There are also numerous kid-friendly festivals that occur throughout the year.  Popular attractions include Jean-Talon Farmer’s Market, Clock Tower Beach and The Botanical Gardens.

Plan your Trip

  Grab a Montreal Travel Guide Book

Included in this book you will find:
-Dozens of full-color maps
-Information on the most popular attractions and sights
-Multiple itineraries to see the top attractions as well as for those who love to wander off the beaten path
-Side Trips from Montreal
-Recommended hotel and restaurant listings

>>> Click here to see prices for this great book!

  Grab Montreal Maps

We love the Streetwise Maps.  They are brilliant for a backup plan when you lose WiFi connection in subways.  Included are an enlarged detailed laminated map of the city, an inset of the Old City of Montreal will guide you as you explore the cobblestone streets filled with small restaurants, individual shops and galleries. It is pocket-size and accordion-folded for ease of use whilst exploring.

>>> Click here to see prices!

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great accommodation options for Chicago.

 

8. Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania with a Baby

Australia is another brilliant country to visit with a baby.  Whilst there are many baby-friendly places to travel to in Australia, we absolutely love Tasmania.  This Australian state is a great destination for children of all ages. One of the nice things about Tasmania is that you don’t have to haul a stroller with you on your flight over if you don’t want to because there are plenty of stroller rentals available. Many of the activities here are nature-based so be sure to visit Bay of Fires and Russell Falls.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great Tasmania accommodation options.

 

9. Wales, United Kingdom

View of Tenby Harbour, with Castle Hill.

Wales is another one of the best places to travel with a baby in Europe!  People love babies in Wales and they will bend over backwards to make sure you enjoy your time here as much as possible. Hotels will provide everything from cribs to baby gates and will even be able to recommend babysitting services if you need some alone time. Good places to visit with your baby include Cardiff Castle, Tenby Harbour and Bodnant Garden.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great Wales accommodation options.

 

10. San Diego, California

Mission Beach Boardwalk, Summer Sunset, San Diego, California

This is one of the most baby-friendly destinations on the list. There are a lot of boardwalks, walking trails and plenty of beaches. Baby-friendly activities include Birch Aquarium, Mission Beach & Boardwalk and the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great accommodation options in San Diego.

 

11. Hawaii

(Waikiki Beach)

Is it any surprise that Hawaii happens to be one of the best places to vacation with a baby? This island is a dream vacation for many. And it is probably no surprise that Hawaii happens to be one the best places to vacation with a baby!  There are plenty of amazing sights that will allow you to take unforgettable pictures of you and your baby, accommodating hotels and a whole host of different activities to enjoy no matter where you are at. Baby-friendly places to visit include Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail and Valley of the Temples.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great family accommodation in Hawaii.

 

12. Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town with a Baby

Not a lot of people associate good places to travel with a baby to include South Africa. However, those who’ve been to Cape Town know that it’s one of the best places to visit with a baby or even older kids. There’s plenty of picturesque views and things to do including Wilderness National Park and Monkey Land.

Further Reading

Grab some ideas of what to do in Cape Town with kids here.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great family accommodation in Cape Town.

 

13. Taipei, Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - May 5, 2015 : Many people including tourist and believers come to Longshan Temple, Taiwan on May 5th, 2015. It is one of the oldest Traditional Temple in Taipei

This destination also has mothers' rooms, similar to those found in Japan, but what makes this city such a great place to travel with a baby is the many attractions it has on offer. Unlike other places, you can easily strap a baby into a stroller and walk around as the terrain isn’t tough to manoeuvre over. This allows families to see a lot of interesting sights like Longshan Temple or Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great family accommodation in Tapei.

 

14. Belize

xunantunich maya site ruins in belize

One of the biggest perks for families visiting here is that it’s affordable. The country is also English speaking so you don’t have to worry about the need to whip out your language translator while trying to balance a baby on your hip. There’s a lot of great places to take your little one in this country to include the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm and the Mayan Ruins.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great family accommodation in Belize.

 

15. Ecuador

Coconut palms

This country is affordable and breastfeeding is welcome. The terrain is difficult to get around with a stroller so you will need to use a baby carrier. It’s worth exploring the city as much as you can with your baby as there’s a lot to see. This includes The Otavalo Indigenous Market and the Manabi Coast.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great family accommodation in Ecuador.

 

16. Greece

scenic Rhodes island, Lindos bay. Greece

Wondering where to travel with your baby in Greece?  Those that visit Greece will be able to tell fairly quickly that the culture is very family oriented. Often children can eat free at restaurants, stay free at hotels and ride public transportation for free as well. Whilst we would recommend you leave the cliff-top towns such as Santorini for another year, you could visit many other beautiful destinations in Greece with your baby in tow.  Make sure you and your baby visit the Plaka District of Athens and The Castles Of Rhodes.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great family accommodation in Greece.

 

17. Mumbai, India

Global Vipassana Pagoda

While this may seem like a surprising city on this list, Mumbai is really baby-friendly. Another perk is that there are quite a few 4+ star hotels that are more than willing to accommodate your unique needs. Many of them include indoor pools and even water parks. If you are after great cultural travel destinations with baby, you can't look further than India. Be sure to visit Marine Drive at Nariman Point and Kamala Nehru Park.

Research your Flight Prices

We personally book our flights on Cheapo Air, we find that they are often the cheapest (even in comparison to Skyscanner).

>>> Click to check on prices for your flights.

Find some Great Accommodation

We always start our accommodation research with Hotelscombined.  This site makes it super easy to compare accommodation across various booking engines so you can easily find the cheapest price.

>>> Click here to start researching some great family accommodation in Mumbai.

 

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  • Which of these destinations on our ‘best places to travel with baby’ list do you want to see the most?
  • Can you add other best places to holiday with a baby?

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    E
    May 27, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I would highly recommend to take off any of these destinations off your list that requires to have vaccinations or currently affected by any diseases (such as Indonesia or parts of Mexico).

    • Reply
      Jolene Ejmont
      July 17, 2018 at 1:21 pm

      Hi, totally understand where you are coming from, but we visited Bali, Lombok and Gili Islands with our 2-month-old baby and her normal vaccines that she needs to get anyways was sufficient to keep her safe. And that was on doctor’s advice. We have also just visited Vietnam (she is 2 now) and again her normal routine vaccines was enough for her to go. Always best to choose a destination that you are comfortable visiting though and make sure you pop into your travel doctor for advice as well.

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