You’re already planning an escape from the sauna that we call summer, so why not kick it up a notch? We’re talking get-out-of-the-country up a notch. With more and more direct flights from Dallas to the rest of the world at our fingertips, being a jet-setter has never been easier.

So get ready to book your next getaway--it’s going to be epic. Here, five amazing countries to visit with direct flights from Dallas.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

It’s time to head south of the border. Like wayyy south of the border, where the tango was literally invented. LAN Airlines will take you directly from DFW to EZE. From there, you can walk through the romantic old neighborhoods and dine on the best steak dinner you’ve ever had.

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Hong Kong, China

Sure, the 17-hour American Airlines flight from DFW to HKG is a long one. But you can use that time to carefully plan out your itinerary to make sure you fit in everything: shopping in Mong Kok, visiting the Big Buddha and eating as much dim sum as is humanly possible.

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Paris, France

The City of Light is waiting for you… and so is a whole case of fresh, buttery croissants. American Airlines, British AirwaysIberia and Finnair all offer direct flights from DFW to CDG, so dust off your beret and start polishing up your French.  

 

Related: Paris Travel Guide

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Sydney, Australia

Qantas Airways offers a 16-hour direct flight from DFW to SYD. And once you land in the City by the Sea, the mind-blowing views of the largest natural harbor in the world will bring you right back to land.

Related: Sydney Travel Guide

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Tokyo, Japan

Why not check “sushi in Japan” off your bucket list? Japan Airlines will get you there directly from DFW to NRT. And after you’re done eating all the sushi you can imagine, feel free to have your breath continuously taken away in a city where old (like the Senso-ji Temple) and new (anything Hello Kitty) intermix along every step of the way.