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20+ of our Favorite Places to Spend a Week Away

Planning a week away? These are the locations that you should be keeping in mind. This list truly has something for every traveler, so we guarantee you can find your next destination below!

Crete Island – Greece

This product was recommended by Rania Kalogirou from Definitely Greece

Crete is the ideal Greek island for all types of travellers. Whether you are after adventure, a family friendly and relaxing holiday, a romantic spot or even a buzzing nightlife, you will find it here. In Crete, you will also find two of the Greek beaches that consistently rank as the most beautiful in the whole world. And if that wasn’t enough, culture and history enthusiasts can visit the archaeological site of Knossos to marvel at the palace of King Minoas or hike to to cave of Zeus.


This product was recommended by Einar Agustsson from Diving Island

Well after the Covid-19 epidemic will finish and people want to start traveling again there is no better place to go. In Iceland you have the vast nature so travellers can have all the space they need. They don´t have to be within a lot of people and wont fear getting infected.. A week is a perfect time to rent a car and drive around Iceland using the ring road. During that time you can see all of the highlights of each part. Iceland has waterfalls, mountains, lagoons and glaciers. Everything you would want in one country. In adition with over 95% of the nation speaking english there are no language barriers to overcome.

Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka has something for everyone, no matter their interest, age or group size – from beautiful beaches, to incredible wildlife (Leopards, Elephants and Blue Whales, just to name a few), rolling hill country (beautiful tea hills), to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and cosmopolitan cities, all within a small island which is easy to get to and around. The variety and size make Sri Lanka an interesting destination for one week – travellers could focus on a particular interest (for example surfing or wildlife) or combine a few (e.g. Cultural sites, tea country and beaches) to enable a deeper dive into the fabric of the country. Combined with the fact that Sri Lanka is a year-round destination, the opportunities for a one-week break are limitless!

Cape Town, South Africa

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Voted the best city in the world for 7 consecutive years by Telegraph readers, Cape Town is so much more than just a destination. With the impressive Table Mountain at the heart of the city, crystal blue oceans surrounding its shores and rolling vineyards disappearing into the horizon, few cities can compete with Cape Town’s beauty. Spend a week exploring this incredible city – from wine tasting in historical Constantia and picnicking with African penguins on Boulders Beach to coastal foraging for your lunch ingredients and going on a sunset hike, every day holds a new adventure.


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Whether you’re planning on traveling solo or with your family, Cuba proves delightful vacation filled with rich culture, history, art, nightlife, food and more. Romance or fun, you’re guaranteed an amazing, inexpensive and memorable experience.

Cape Cod, Massachussets

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The perfect getaway for a week with your family or friends, Cape Cod is great for a road trip from Boston, Massachusetts. With many activities at your fingertips, from fishing, to relaxing on one of the many beaches there is something here for everyone. A seafood lovers paradise, here you can get some of the freshest lobsters and best clam chowder in the United States. This is the perfect spot to visit in the United States, if you love a road trip.

From Boston it is a straight shot, as you drive down an old route that drives through quintessential New England towns full of history. To throw in a bit of adventure most towns along the Cape, offer whale watching tours throughout the summer months. If you have gotten enough of the mainland, you can hop on a boat to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket a short ferry ride away. Here you can find gingerbread houses that are fairytale like, and almost travel back in time to when life was simpler.

With drive-ins, old school main streets, and amazing natural wonders Cape Cod, Massachusetts is the perfect week trip for anyone looking to get away from the chaos and take a true vacation.

The Exumas, Bahamas

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These stunning cruising grounds can be enjoyed by yacht year-round, and with 365 cays there’s one for each day of the year! Located just southeast of the Florida Keys, the Exumas offer an endless playground of vibrant blue waters, white sandy beaches, watersports, marine life, and of course the famous swimming pigs!


This product was recommended by Alison Hickey from Kensington Tours

Greece is a country characterized by endless beaches, sheltered bays and sandy coves. Its sun-drenched shores are an idyllic place to while away the long summer and early-autumn days. For those looking for a taste of history, the country is essentially one vast archaeological site, with traces of ancient civilizations and times gone by at every step of your Greece adventure.


This product was recommended by Alison Hickey from Kensington Tours

The shores of the Adriatic Sea along the Dalmatian coast are home to myths and legends dating back several millennia. The rich diversity and unbeatable quality of its culinary bounty and vinification will leave wondering why you waited so long to discover it. Soak it all up with the sparkling blue waters as your backdrop.

British Virgin Islands

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Specifically travelling around via boat, one week provides you with the perfect opportunity to explore every island that the British Virgin Islands has to offer. Additionally, there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with calm, clear waters perfect for swimming – such as White Bay. Furthermore, there is a great atmosphere when you arrive on land and excellent food to be had.

One can spend the day sailing around the calm waters and exploring beaches, and then spend the evenings at one of the restaurants on land – or even eat on the boat. Every island has something different to offer and one can always be exploring. Additionally, the airport at the BVI is perfect for flying in via private jet.

Galapagos Islands

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Although remote and away from crowds, traveling to Galapagos is easier than people think. Galapagos are part of Ecuador and are connected to the world via direct flights from major airlines from USA, Europe and the rest of South America. In the Galapagos islands it is possible to board a 16 passenger yacht, small group, intimate. Yacht Expeditions last anywhere from 4, 5, 6 or 7 days. Rich in outdoor activities, fresh air, amazing volcanic landscapes and unique wildlife encounters with fearless animals that cannot be seen anywhere else on the planet. You do not have to charter, cabin bookings are possible.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Travelers, now more than ever, are looking for wellness getaways. They want to take care of their bodies, mind and soul. Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a laid back town with many organic products shops, beachside bars, restaurants and beautiful beaches great for surfing. The perfect destination to indulge in a wellness and holistic escape, Tamarindo is a hidden gem with many boutique hotels.

Catalina Island

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With its ideal weather, spectacular scenery and wealth of things to do, Catalina Island is an ideal destination for a week-long getaway. From scuba diving to fine dining and hiking to spas, this fascinating island has been luring travelers for more than a century.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

This product was recommended by Mary Bess from Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris takes guests into Yellowstone National Park for a week. Travelers have their own personal guide and are educated on the flora and fauna of one of the most unique places on earth. Sure, you can drive through on your own, but you won’t know what you’re missing. Professional guides know where the wildlife is, and can teach you how to spot and photograph wildlife safely. A week in these wild open spaces gives you the best opportunity to find and photograph wildlife in the wild.


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Scotland is a place I absolutely adore. I would recommend visiting the Isle of Skye. It is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I know. Visiting the Dunvegan Castle and Gardens is a must, during summer there are seal watching trips on small boats throughout the day that offer great panoramic views of the castle. Another great find is the Eilean Donan Castle, fan fact it is the one that was used in one of the 007 movies and the route scenery between them is great: high mountains, wild scenery and very few people.

Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon is the best city to travel for a week. The weather there is really nice and sunny, the food is great, try the seafood, it’s delicious and not expensive. Moreover, everybody knows that Lisbon is a city full of historic places and events, and guess what!! it considers one of the cheapest cities in Europe. So, you will find great food, weather, places to visit and it will be within your budget.

Lima, Peru

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Lima, the capital of the South American country of Peru, offers so much adventure for a week-long trip. Lima is one of the most popular destinations in all of South America, and for good reason: the city boasts amazing world-class restaurants, beautiful beaches, and fascinating culture and architecture. Not only that, a trip to Lima puts you a few short hours away from Machu Picchu, which on its own provides an amazing experience. On a week-long trip, you certainly wouldn’t run out of things to do in Lima.

Antigua Guatemala

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Antigua Guatemala has a little bit of something for everyone. This small colonial town allows travelers to see ruins from the colonization era, macadamia farms, night clubs, and colorful buildings that paint a peaceful scenery. This town also serves as a traveling hub, where backpackers can grab cheap shuttles to and from any landmark and airport in Guatemala, making it a perfect place to stay for a week, even though most people end up staying longer!

The Netherlands

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There’s much more to be seen in the Netherlands than Amsterdam alone. Not that you should by any means skip the city’s famous canals, cobbled streets, flower markets, and museums, or trendy shopping districts, but there are plenty of other sites to see in Arnhem, Breda, Den Bosch, The Hague, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Maastricht, and Eindhoven.

While most Netherlands itineraries begin and end in Amsterdam, a week in Holland would give you plenty of time to explore the Dutch charm that exists beyond the tourist-trodden capital. And since all of Holland’s cities are well connected by train, it’s easy to hop from place to place. For just seventeen euros, you can travel from one side of the country to another, taking in all that the Netherlands has to offer.

Architecture aficionados should not miss Rotterdam, rebuilt from the ground up after the second World War, whereas art lovers can catch a glimpse of Vermeer’s masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring at the Mauritshuis in The Hague. Those interested in military history will appreciate a stopover in Arnhem to visit the Arnhem War Museum and the Oosterbeek War Cemetery, while Gouda is a cheese-lover’s paradise, also famous for its waffles and pottery.

Vancouver, BC

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There are few places in the world where you can go skiing and surfing in the same day, and Vancouver is one of them. Regarded as one of the hippest and progressive cities on the planet, the city has a lot to offer. If you have a week to spare, Vancouver is the perfect launching point for hiking and exploring nature on Vancouver Island, which is accessible with a 2-hour ferry. If skiing is more your thing, the world-renown Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort is only a couple hours north by car. For surfers, Tofino on Vancouver Island has rideable waves all year round, not to mention numerous hiking trails and whale tours. Even if you rather just enjoy the urban experience, the city of Vancouver has it all from the best ethnic cuisines to crowded patio bars with live international music, nudist beaches and cannabis cafes

Ketchikan, Alaska

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People usually hear about Alaska and think arctic tundra, but Ketchikan is quite the opposite. A rainforest sits next to the coastal island town. If you have a week to spend, you can take a fishing trip, explore the fjords by boat or plane, shop the charming local stores, and hike through the rainforest.


This product was recommended by Kimmie Conner from Adventured & Sunsets Blog

Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world and a fabulous travel destination for one week. This city deserves SO much more than just a couple days as there is so much to discover and many quirky suburbs that are worth seeing as well. The Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) is well-known for its street-art covered tiny laneways, amazing cafe’s, foodie culture, and hidden bars.

One could easily spend a few more days exploring street art in Fitzroy, beaches around St Kilda, riverside walks in Abbotsford, and more. Outside the city, Melbourne is especially fantastic for day trips. You could easily spend 3-4 days of your week in Melbourne on day trips to fantastic locations such as the famous Great Ocean Road, Grampians National Park for hiking, the Yarra Valley/Mornington Peninsula for wine tasting with a view, and even Wilson’s Promontory National Park for incredible coastal nature


This product was recommended by Taylor Madigan from Up Norway

Norway is by far the perfect destination to travel to for a week as there is so much to see and do. With the help of Up Norway, the country’s leading travel curator, travelers can journey through fjords and waterfalls, kayak through still waters, dog sled, forage throughout mountains, visit small villages and coastal towns, learn about and enjoy Nordic gastronomy, swim in hot springs, and much more.

Up Norway provides authentic experiences to discerning global travelers. Its local expertise, sustainable approach, digital itineraries, and passion for Norway ensures incomparable journeys catering to a wide range of tastes. These journeys, which range from 2 to 14 days, take travelers off the tourist trail into remote locales, exposing Norway’s stunning nature, countrymen and indigenous tribes, local cuisine, and vibrant culture.

Texas Hill Country

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A week in Texas Hill Country offers something for everyone. The area is full of charming small towns brimming with German and Texan history, unique architecture, delicious Texas food (including barbeque), a plethora of distilleries, breweries, and wineries. For the nature lover, there are hiking trails, state natural areas with unique beauty and varying ecosystems. There are lakes, rivers, and swimming holes if you need a break from the Texas heat. Texas’ oldest continually operating dance hall is also in the area. Live music venues fill the beautiful rolling, Texas hills with their songs. A visit in the spring offers a dazzling display of colourful wildflowers.

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