Keep track of the weekend breaks in the year, as this makes it easy to organize vacations weekend. Whether it's a national holiday or a strategically planned leave, long weekends are there for a reason. List big weekends this year with travel plans for each of them. A three day weekend break from Friday to Sunday is also enough to vacation at the destination nearest to you.
Beach bums, this is the place of your dreams - miles of blue seas, white tropical sands, swaying palm rows and stunning seascapes! Looking forward to a vacations weekend, go on a trip to Phi Phi islands, Kho Mai Pai island; try para-sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, surfing and shopping for designer wear at unbelievable prices.
Coorg, Karnataka, India
This green getaway in the Nilgiris - birthplace of the Cauvery River - boasts misty hills, endless tea and coffee plantations, orchards and spectacular views. For trekkers, trails around the hills of Brahmagiri and the Irrupa Falls are awesome. Feeling sporty? Tee off at the nine-hole Virajpet golf course. You can try racy white water rafting at Upper Barapole River for its sheer adrenalin power. Closest airport is Mangalore (135 km). Private taxis are available.
Alpine Wonderland, ski destination for the world's creme-de-la-creme, fairytale villages and undulating meadows - that's Kitzbuehel!
The quaint old town with its brightly painted buildings, cafes and churches, boutique designer wear and delis, is exciting to explore. Small and friendly, this Alpine destination boasts of great chalet resorts, exquisite glass and crystal wear. Tyrolean schnapps and beer. Go biking in the hills and meadows, explore the villages and try trekking, angling, canoeing in Lake Schwarzee, paragliding around the Hahnenkamm ranges and skiing and snow boarding on the slopes near Jochbery and Sonneberg. Drive to Kitzbuehel in under two hours from Munich, the closest airport.
Explore Antwerp's art nouveau buildings while on vacations weekends and you'll find this part of the world baroque, cosmopolitan and busy. Explore the city on a bike, stroll or take a bus. The city is also the world's diamond capital. Brussels is the capital with a distinctive charm. In Ghent, take time off to walk around canals, look up the many brightly-lit monuments at night. In the architecturally rich Bruges, float along a romantic canal, bike along its narrow lanes and enjoy fresh fish from the North Sea. Don't forget to bring home some Belgian chocolates at the end of your vacations weekend. Brussels is the most convenient airport in Flanders. From here all cities in Flanders can be reached easily by train and road.
This 800 year old world heritage village is a brilliant example of regional and rural architecture that surpasses anything you have ever seen. Walk through the bougainvillea draped Trullos where boutique shops, restaurants and family-run restaurants abound. Around town, discover ancient architecture and trekking and wine trails in Locorotondo. Bari is the closest airport, a 90-minute drive from Alberobello.
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If you plan your vacations weekend from now you will have sufficient time not just to gather essential information but to plan your budget and the duration of stay too.