Foreign holiday destinations with a short flight

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Robert Stebbings

Robert Stebbings is a Leeds-based public relations professional with experience in media relations, digital marketing and sponsorship activation. Robert is a proud dad and avid sports fanatic, with a passion for football, tennis and the great outdoors. Robert is well travelled and revels in exploring new places and cultures. He cites visits to Brazil and Japan as two of his most treasured far-flung adventures.

Wednesday 1st June 2022

Want to take the plunge post-lockdowns and get away but not keen on the idea of a long-haul flight? We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of suggested holiday destinations all with a relatively short flight time.


If you’re after pristine beaches and sparking waters as far as the eye can see, Cyprus could be a bit of you. Relaxing and winding down is made easy here, with a evident chilled out vibe among locals and visiting tourists alike.

When you fancy something a bit more stimulating, take a hike around some of the most idyllic nature trails, national parks and majestic waterfalls in Europe. Then refuel with some delicious local cuisine.

All of this less than 5 hours away, what more could you ask for?


No doubt you’ve seen plenty of photos of white-washed buildings with bright blue detailing, highlighting the cloudless sky and crystal-clear waters. But did you know all this could be right in front of you in less than a 4-hour flight?

If you’re looking for a picture-perfect holiday destination with guaranteed glorious sunshine, Santorini is the one for you.


After just a 3-hour flight, you could land in Malta; one of the smallest countries in Europe with a BIG personality to make up for it. The people are friendly, the nightlife is buzzing and the architecture is stunning. You will never be bored in Malta.

The beauty of its small size is that you can easily make your way around and see lots of what the country has to offer, even on a relatively short trip.

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It may only be 3 and a half hours away, but Morocco feels like it could easily be the other side of the world. So if you’re looking for a real cultural experience without the long trip, this could be the perfect pick for you.

It’s the perfect blend of modern living and rich history, with incredible food and amazing mountains for those who like their holidays with a touch of adventure.


Fancy something really laid back? Have a look at Madeira. If a week of exploring and eating your way through a new place is your idea of fun, then this is the perfect pick for you.

The scenery is second-to-none and football lovers will be inspired by being in the birthplace of legend Cristiano Ronaldo.


Last but not least on our list is Croatia, only 2.5 hours from the UK. Lots of amazing scenery to explore, mountains to hike and water sports a-plenty.

Game of Thrones fans will be intrigued to see where a huge portion of filming was done, with a guided tour also available in the city of Dubrovnik.