Looking for the perfect summer getaway?
Planning summer time getaways can be daunting with all the possibilities; pristine beaches, explorable cities, and party destinations. It's no question that summer is the best time of year to see a lot of places. But where to go?
At GoEuro we've gathered the best places to get away this summer with our selection of beautiful destinations that are right on our doorstep, as well as top European city breaks. All you need to do is pack your summer outfits, pick up your passport and be on your way.
Summer getaways from London
Home to six airports, two of which are the largest in the country, flying from London offers an array of divine destinations all over Europe. Whether it's a tan you're chasing, or snow-capped mountains, there's certainly a flight on offer. Check out three of our top recommendations for a getaway from London.
Summer Getaways from Birmingham
Birmingham being in the middle of everything makes it easy to get to pretty much anywhere, but not just in the UK. Birmingham airport offers flights to 150 destinations, so there's plenty of options to choose from. From perfect summer destinations to staycations, we've listed our top three recommendations below.
One of the best getaways from Birmingham is Amsterdam as there are over 75 flights per week heading to the Dutch capital provided by Flybe and KLM. Amsterdam is one of the best cities to discover on foot, making it perfect for summertime, explore the tiny streets and wander around the canals to get the feel for the city. If you need a break simply tuck into one of the many cosy bars and make sure to try some traditional Dutch staunch cuisine.
The crown jewel of the Costa del Sol, Malaga offers the perfect balance of a relaxing summer holiday and a city break getaway. With temperatures reliable its safe to say you could spend all your time on the beach. You can also head into the city to discover old forts, a monumental Cathedral and an endless supply of tapas bars. All flights to Malaga are provided by Ryanair and depart a few times a week.
Oxford is one of the prettier cities in the UK and is also easy to get to from Birmingham for those who don't want to stray too far. The architecturally-famed city lies just over an hour from the centre of Birmingham, with direct trains provided by CrossCountry. Enjoy the beautiful blend of buildings across the city alongside the museums and booming independent cafes and bars, plus some lovely parks to enjoy the good weather in.
Summer Getaways from Glasgow
Glasgow's two airports, Glasgow International and Glasgow Prestwick Airport, allows for a plethora of options for summer time trips. Escape the day-to-day to a sunny part of the world, or simply plan a super staycation. Whatever you prefer, we've listed our top three summer getaway destinations below:
If you're looking to explore culture and cuisine, Rome is one of the best places in Europe. Full of sights you simply have to see and great weather throughout this season, it's great for someone that loves city breaks. All direct flights to Rome are provided by Jet2.com from Glasgow International.
Be on the Balearic sea in just under 3 hours from Glasgow International with Ryanair flights departing a few times a week. Warmer weather in Barcelona makes for the perfect getaway for sun-seekers. Experience Barcelona's historic centre in the beautiful Gothic Quarter, a medieval area of the city which is bursting with trendy bars and quirky restaurants.
Manchester has become one of the UK's top weekend destinations in recent years due to regeneration of the city. Pick up bargains and local goods at The Corn Exchange or enjoy one of the city's vibrants music venues. Explore old roman ruins or simply enjoy a walk along one of Manchester's canals. Hop on a train from Glasgow central and be in Manchester within 3 hours and 11 minutes with either Virgin Trains or Transpennine Express.