Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

8 days off work - where to go alone?

Jump to last reply

I have just done some exams from work (and passed!) so to treat myself I thought Id take a week off work. My boss (somewhat reluctantly...!) agreed to a week off in the middle of November. But I dont know where to go!!
The fact:-
i) My budget is about UK £1000-£1500 (incl flights)thats US$2000-2750
ii) Id love to go on a walking holiday with nice scenery, but in Europe most walking tours stop from October-February due to the colder weather, even the Greek Islands.I dont mind if its not hot, but I dont want to ski.
iii) Long Haul to Asia doesnt seem to make sense for just 8 days.
iv) Female friendly rating needs to be high! Eg, Morocco/Libya sound exciting, but as a solo female, I have heard that even if travelling with a group you can feel a bit intimidated walking around the old cities on your own when you have free time.
v) I dont mind the idea of lying on a beach but not for longer than a couple of days as part of the trip. But no honeymoon resorts (Im single...)
vi) I wouldnt mind going somewhere where US $$$s are used, due to the good exchange rates.
vii) I dont really like camping, so walking would be good if there are hotels along the way or a hotel base. I dont mind going as part of an organised tour - if anyone can recommend a good company.
viii) Im not planning on shopping - this is just a trip to unwind and forget about the past crazy months. I do like art galleries, historical sites, cafe culture - but am not desperate to go to a big city.

I know those US readers of this forum might not know know flights costs from the UK - but at the moment Im less concerned about cost and more concerned about WHERE!
Any ideas would be great - thanks!

19 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Travel Tote to attach to rolling bag
  2. 2 Holiday Wish List for Vacation Rental Owners
  3. 3 Moving from DC to Texas
  4. 4 Plan Vacation to Destin, Florida
  5. 5 Help finding a lifestyle resort
  6. 6 how to add my photo to my passport renewal application?
  7. 7 Hawaii or Rio for solo single male travel
  8. 8 Travel SIMs
  9. 9 An Introduction to new member
  10. 10 Priceline.com "Best Price guaranteed"scam
  11. 11 Travelling in June
  12. 12 Travel with 13 yr old nephew - need help on where please!
  13. 13 Friends Seeking Advice
  14. 14 Barclaycard Arrival MC chip & pin useless in Italy
  15. 15 Anyone have suggestion for best tablet to use when traveling? under $300
  16. 16 25th wedding anniv travel
  17. 17 $950,000 travel insurance mistake
  18. 18 Best places to start...
  19. 19 Trip Report I TRAVEL THE WORLD ALONE
  20. 20 Need packing tips: 24 days in Japan
  21. 21 two months away and mold problems.
  22. 22 Need suggestions for solo trip (2-3 weeks, next May)
  23. 23 French gastronomy
  24. 24 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  25. 25 Travel Tote/Bag (women) for carrying on plane
View next 25 » Back to the top