Got a few days off work and feel like a longer holiday? Perhaps you're planning a romantic escape with your other half, a group getaway or the annual family jollies. No matter what has inspired you to start planning your next adventure, you'll find cool ideas for the best holiday destinations in England, Spain and around the world coming right up.
Browse by subcategory
Most popular holiday rental destinations
Wales is an ancient country set in a beautiful part of the UK, with its trademark rolling valleys and wild coastlines. HomeAway will show you some great Welsh destinations and offer some top ideas for holiday lets, from country cottages to coastal hideaways. Whether cradled in the deep valleys of Snowdonia National Park or perched on high cliffs above the golden sands of the Gower, these stays promise an unforgettable adventure through culture, nature and more in top spots that also include Anglesey, the Brecon Beacons and towns such as Tenby.
Scotland probably does wilderness better than any other corner of the British Isles. Great swathes of the Highlands region are totally void of towns, preferring little villages, lichen-studded bothies and the occasional whisky distillery instead. Up there, you can bag all sorts of Scottish cottages, whether you're keen on snuggling with your other half by a log fire or hiking the Munros with the whole family. Edinburgh has other rentals that put rich clan history and vibrant arts fests on the menu, while the Hebrides tout stunning Skye and the blinding beaches of Lewis and Harris.
There’s no need to dig out your passport and head abroad when England is so crammed with rugged coasts and golden beaches, bucolic countryside and cities packed with history and culture. Holiday lettings in England offer the perfect home base for your adventures – whether you’re looking for a weekend away, a mid-week break or a lengthy escape from the everyday. HomeAway has holiday destinations waiting to be discovered right around England, from Cornwall to Northumberland, along with the best places to stay once you get there.
America's Sunshine State promises a memorable travel experience, whether you’re heading for the pristine beaches of the Emerald Coast in the north or the very end of America in the Florida Keys. In between, there’s plenty more to enjoy – not least the thrills and spills of Orlando, the wide-open spaces of Marco Island and the starry-eyed wonders of the Space Coast. Live life in the fast line at high-octane Daytona Beach, slow things down with jaunts to the Everglades or set your own pace amid Miami’s irresistible Latin vibe.
Sun-soaked Espana has long been a favourite pick for Brits abroad. Spain's buzzy cities, mountain towns and sandy coast serve up a host of holiday experiences. Madrid's a must-see and a great pick for a city break in Europe, though if you're more interested in hitting up the country's beaches, you'll want to head straight down to the Costa del Sol – the aptly named Sun Coast is home to big-hitting resorts like Málaga and Marbella. For cheap jaunts, the Canary Islands come up trumps with family-friendly places to stay in Tenerife and Lanzarote.
Sprawling across close to 4 million square miles between Asia and the Atlantic, Europe has holiday destinations by the bucket load. You'll be able to find your ideal accommodation in up-tempo cities like Prague and Amsterdam, discover the incredible cuisine of the kitchens of France or soak up the magnificent architecture and musical pedigree of Vienna. And if a seaside stay is part of your plans, it's perhaps best enjoyed along the happening Italian Riviera or in the cute resorts of Greece's 3-fingered Kassandra Peninsula.