Dreaming of jetting off on a trip but not sure if you can swing it at work? Recent studies show that if you’re like many Americans, you may not be putting all of the vacation days you’ve earned to use. So take your tax refund, count up your remaining days off, and start planning your next adventure for the months ahead. Here are our recommended trips to help you make the most of your vacation days.
If you have 5 vacation days…
You may want to stay closer to home and less time in the air on a domestic tour. A Food & Wine Tour of California is one way to indulge your palate—taste your way through San Francisco, Napa Valley, and the South Bay region on this satisfying getaway.
If you’re up for a quick overseas adventure, our Iceland: Reykjavik and the Golden Circle tour is a great option, especially if you’re only traveling from the East Coast. Or, try a European City Stay in London, Rome, Paris, or Barcelona—settle in and get to know one capital at your own pace.
If you have 7 vacation days…
You can opt for a slightly longer trip that spans two weekends. This is the perfect amount of time to get to know the charms of the Emerald Isle—explore it with the power of your own two feet on an Ireland Walking Tour.
For a change of pace if you’ve traveled to Europe recently, why not head down south to Latin America? Experience vibrant Brazilian and Argentinian culture in Rio, Iguazú Falls & Buenos Aires or spend some time exploring the stunning wildlife and tropical scenery of Costa Rica. Or, if you’re not fazed by a little jetlag, you can maximize your time off by taking a 10-day tour of Japan, one our favorite destinations to visit in the fall.
If you have 10 or more vacation days…
You’re one lucky traveler! You’ve got time to jet around the world and experience all the best sites. On a Grand Tour, you can become fully immersed in one country’s culture or get a sweeping look at a region of Europe. After a few weeks in your destination, you’ll leave feeling like a local.
For adventure seekers with plenty of travel time, an Australia & New Zealand tour is an ideal way to spend a few weeks. You’ll be able to experience all the highlights of these South Pacific islands, from Uluru to Sydney to Queenstown.
Have you already planned your vacation days for the year ahead? Where will you be traveling to? Let us know in the comments!