What is difference between "travel" (transitive verb) and "travel to" (intransitive verb) when I use travel as a verb?

To mean I will go on a trip during my hollidays, what should I use?

I will travel Austrailia.

I will travel to Austrailia.

I will travel Sydney.

I will travel to Syney.

  • "Travel" gives the idea the you are travelling different places in Australia. while "travel to" just means you are going to Australia.
    – Bella Swan
    Commented Aug 8, 2019 at 4:54
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    @BellaSwan Thank you Commented Aug 8, 2019 at 8:37

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If you travel the world, the country, or the area, you go to many different places in the world or in a particular country or area. If you travel to a place, that place is your ultimate destination.


He has had to travel the country in search of work. (he's had to travel to many different places there)

I traveled the world gathering material for my book. (I traveled around the world)

You'd better travel to Los Angeles tomorrow. (you'd better go there specifically)

So, if you want to say that Australia is the place where you choose to go, then say "I will go to Australia" because that's your destination. If you want to stress that you'll be traveling all over the country, "I will travel Australia" is just right.

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