48 Hours in Your Dream Destination
Sometimes you don’t have all the time in the world to explore a new city. Some trips are over in the blink of an eye, whether you’re there for a business meeting or a quick layover! Short trips can be extremely rewarding if they are planned and well-thought-out before you arrive at your destination.
Don’t underestimate what you can do with only 12-48 hours in a city. These tips below will not only help you make the most of your short trip, but will help anyone planning to getaway!
This is a simple task that can make or break a vacation before you arrive at your destination. Taking the time to research the country you are traveling to and their tourist attractions can save you so much time. It doesn’t have to be planned by the hour, but make a list to prioritize what you want to do.
- Sites you want to see
- Restaurants you want to eat at
- Local adventures or walking tours
LEAVE TIME FOR SPONTANEITY
No vacation is fun without a little spontaneity, so it’s best to leave a little extra time in your agenda to account for those unplanned adventures. Having extra time between sites and restaurants also helps you to have space to breathe and take in the sights around you.
Even though short trips limit your time in a destination, it usually means you can pack extremely light. It is unnecessary to fill your suitcases with a week’s worth of clothes when your trip is that short. A couple shirts and blouses, shorts and pants, and a nice pair of comfortable walking shoes is all you need to make the most of a short vacation. Save money, stress, and time with a small carry-on sized luggage!
KNOW HOW YOU’RE GETTING AROUND
A new city could mean a whole new way of transportation. Some destinations are extremely walkable with sites to see as you walk. You may need other modes of transportation to get around bigger cities. It's best to read up on the type of transportation services that each destination has. Some cities offer tourist passes for a short period of time that work for buses and trains. Knowing beforehand will save so much more time and money than simply going with the flow once you’re there.
Also, consider your priorities. Do you want to spend time walking between destinations, taking public transportation for the experience, or do you want private transportation to save time?
CHECK OUT THE CITY’S EVENTS
Trips are so much better and culturally informative when you participate in local culture. There is more to offer in a city than beautiful landscapes! Food, entertainment, music, and more can make a vacation much richer! Check out the events going on in your destination before you get there. If you plan it right, you may be able to catch things like a concert with a local artist or a ritual ceremony that’s a part of a festival.
Short trips can be just as rewarding as longer ones when you take the time to research what you want to do before you get there. Make the most of your next trip with these helpful tips. Planning a trip soon? Fly private with Jet The World and leave your troubles at home. Call us today at 888.538.7603.