How Long Should Your Next Trip Be For?

When it comes to travel, you always want your plans to be exciting. It’s never great to feel like you have to go somewhere, or that you’re just going to the same old place. Because travel should be one of the best experiences of your life. It can open up so many doors, give you the opportunity to make a whole bunch of memories, and get a bit of a break too. So it’s important that your next trip planning makes this happen. You don’t want to dread going away, or even feel like you should just stay at home. Instead, you want things to be exciting, you want to be able to count down until the day you leave, and you want to have fun while you’re there too.

But how are you meant to make that happen when you’re feeling less than inspired? Well, one of the very best ways is to try and mix up your next trip a little. This can sound a little crazy to some, especially if you’re used to going away for a week – and you only ever do that. However, when you try to mix things up by varying your travel lengths, you should find that it’s not only exciting, but you can make the most of your time too. So let’s take a look at some travel durations and where you could go when you have that kind of time available.

A Long Weekend

Where To Go

When it comes to going on a long weekend, you’re always going to want to head somewhere that you can get the most out of. Your flying visit needs to be able to pack in as much as possible, and for that reason, cities such as are often great to see. For sun, there’s Miami, Florida, for culture you could try New Orleans, Louisiana, and of course, there’s always New York City.

What To Know

City breaks are always going to be busy, faced paced, and exciting. So remember to pack well. It’s great to dress up for dinner, but you’re going to want to pack clothes that you can explore in for the day. So flats are a must! Also be sure to check out great times to visit for different events and festivals, just to make sure you get the most out of your stay.

Two Weeks

Where To Go

When you’ve got that little bit longer, you’re definitely going to want to think about taking a beach vacation. Trips like this are the bread and butter of travel, and when you lead a hectic life, you need to make sure you allot some time to relax. But you always want this to be exciting and special. So why not go all out and make this the best beach trip you’ve ever been on by heading to Mexico or the Caribbean? If you can’t go big with a beach vacay, when can you?

What To Know

As much as you’re going to fill your days with rest and relaxation, this doesn’t mean you have to lay on the beach all day long. Be sure to find a hotel with the best spa facilities on your next trip. You can take this one step further. A massage or facial could be exactly what you need to make your two-week break the best ever.

A Month

Where To Go

If you’re really serious about shaking things up, you may even want to take a month off for a bit of travel. And when you’ve got four full weeks together to experience something new, go to Europe. You’ll be able to nip from Paris to Prague to Positano in no time at all. Not only will you be able to take in some of the stunning cities this part of the world boasts, but you can pack in some countryside views and beach spots too.

What To Know

You need to be prepared. Heading out to Europe isn’t exactly like popping to your neighbouring city. So be sure to follow this travel checklist That way, your trip won’t be over before it’s even begun.

Three Months

Where To Go

If you’ve managed to find yourself a three-month window, you’re definitely going to want to head further afield for your next trip. Asia is perfect for this. Not only will you be able to adjust to the time difference and jet lag, but you’re going to give yourself ample time to take in the unique culture, sights, and spots to explore.

What To Know

So you’re going half way around the world – that means you really do need to be prepared for your next trip. You’re going to want to make sure that you find some long-term accommodation, such as, for your stay. You want to make sure that you’re going to be comfortable for the full three months, so be sure to research properly to find somewhere in the right spot.

A Year

Where To Go

But sometimes, you really do just have to take the plunge. And when you want to dive in deep, you go for a full year. With so much time to travel and explore, there should only be one thing on your agenda – a round the world trip (or should we say a dozen). The best part about this is that you can take in a whole range of different places, depending on how you’re feeling, where you want to see, and what you want to spend your time doing.

What To Know

For some, this will be always best done semi-sporadically. But it is usually useful to plan your trip beforehand. Not only it is practical (in terms of budgeting, and safety reasons), but it also allows you to make sure that you schedule in everything you want to see and do.



[ This has been a collaborative post. All thoughts and opinions expressed above are not my own ]

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