From time to time you just need a good dose of sunshine. More so than ever during the cold, grey winter months. But if you’re not keen on flying or struggle with jet lag, travelling across the globe isn’t always as appealing. You just want to turn up and relax; the sooner the better.
To save you doing the hard work and research of finding the best places to go, I’ve compiled a list of warm destinations with a flight time of no more than three hours from the UK. And what’s more, by travelling closer to home, you can save money too.
Costa del Sol
Flight time: 2hrs 40mins
Literally “the sunshine coast”, the Costa del Sol certainly lives up to its name. Here you’ll find stunning beach after stunning beach, charming villages and beautiful landscapes, all enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine a year. So it’s absolutely the perfect short-haul hot-spot this winter.
Flight time: 3hrs
For temperatures that rarely drop below 20⁰C, with a flair of rich culture at every turn, Morocco is simply fantastic. Bright and vibrant, you’ll be swept-up in the excitement of bustling bazaars, where you’ll find everything from herbs and spices to carpets. Just be mindful of your luggage space!
The Balearic Islands
Flight time: 2hrs 30mins
Each of the Balearic Islands has its own charming character. What they have in common? Warm winters and fantastic beaches. There’s loads to see and do for all tastes. Buzzing nightlife and sleepy villages, exciting watersports and quiet coves, you’ll find it all here. And don’t forget the magical Mediterranean sunsets.