Long perods of time spent away travelling are a distant memory for many people. Once real life sets in with its full-time job and various other commitments, it can be difficult to get away for more than a few days. With this in mind, it is vital that you pick a destination that you can see plenty of in a short space of time. In fact, more and more people these days are choosing to holiday for a day or two, keep costs down and ensure they can be back at work on Monday. Take a look at these top three destinations where you can do a ‘holiday in a day’.
Whether you’re living on or just visiting the sunshine island, it’s an absolute must to discover the beauty of Cape Leveque. You can find this orange-tinted strip of coastline on the North-West side of the country, and it excels in natural beauty. In fact, it is the northernmost point of the Dampier Peninsula, based in the region of Kimberley. If you are looking for somewhere you can be stripped back from technology and mod-cons, this stunning area is perfect for you. Cape Leveque has its roots in Aboriginal culture, as it was originally a nomadic camping spot for the people of North Australia. Today, it has been retained by private owners who have strived to keep the nomadic vibe alive and well. Make sure you visit the untouched beaches and go for a sunset-bathed dip in the sea. There is also a wilderness camp run by local indigenous people where you can learn about the local history and culture.
If you’re visiting New Zealand, chances are you’re going to spend some time in Auckland. It’s the country’s most populated city, so it’s perfect for those who want a little more buzz about their trip. However, it’s still only a stone’s throw away from stunning scenery and natural features. Waiheke Island is only a 40 minute ferry ride away, where you can peruse beautiful beaches and vineyards. Or, if you’re feeling up to it,embark on a hiking trail before stopping off at the village of Oneroa for some lunch. Back on the mainland, there’s plenty of entertainment available to keep you busy. Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium is a fascinating visit where you can get up close and personal with a whole variety of marine life. Head to the Viaduct Harbour for dinner and drinks after – it really comes to life on an evening.
Obviously, if you’ve travelled all the way to Europe you’re going to spend more than a day out there. But if you’re strapped for time, there are certain cities it’s easy to spend a full day in and still feel like you’ve seen everything. Amsterdam in the Netherlands is a great example of this. Start your day with traditional Dutch pancakes in one of the many traditional pancake houses. Then, take a stroll through the stunning Vondelpark before visiting one of the many museums. The Anne Frank museum always has a huge queue, so consider getting there early or booking in advance. If you fancy something a little more lighthearted, the Sex Museum is sure to give you the giggles or test your tastebuds at the Heineken Experience.