I’m mostly done with my summer holiday planning, but there’s still one weekend in August to go somewhere. Here are three ideas for summer breaks:
1. The beach holiday: Sicily, Italy
Sicily is one of the most naturally beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Deep blue seas and sunny days make it the perfect summer scape. Plus there are lots of historical sites to visit, from Erice to Taormina, where you can see old walled cities and Roman ruins.
Go: Fly into Palermo and explore the region by car, bus or ferry.
The perfect beach holiday without the crowds!
2. The city break: Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is amazing in the summer. Walk around the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and take a ferry around the many islands. There’s lots to explore on foot and the temperatures are mild – perfect for walking around.
Go: Get a cheap flight with Norwegian and book a flat around the city centre.
The perfect time to discover a great city!
3. The hidden gems: Ljubljana and Bled, Slovenia
Ideally located by the Julian Alps, Ljubljana is not very touristic and is really pretty. Nearby is the amazing Bled, a scenic town with a famous church in an island in the middle of a lake.
Go: Flights from the UK take around 2.5 hours and are cheapest with Wizzair. Book in advance for the summer months to get the best prices. Buses between Bled and Ljubljana are frequent and take around 1.5 hours.
A sunny break in a new place!