How to Book a Holiday in a Week | A last-minute getaway

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Recently me and my friend decided that we wanted a last minute getaway somewhere. Within a week – it was booked! If you’re looking to do the same, then here is what we did to book a holiday in a week.

Brain storm places

Obviously the first thing you need to decide is where you fancy going. I would recommend picking a place one or both of you have been before. If you’re looking for a last-minute trip, you don’t really have the time to research a bunch of places. However, if it’s something ultra-spontaneous you’re after, then go for it! If someone has been there before then you know the area, know the rough cost of spending some time there etc. If you’re looking for some inspiration for some places to visit, check out my travel bucket list.

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Search price comparison sites

After we had decided where we wanted to go, both of us started looking at different sites to gather some hotel and flight suggestions. This meant that when we came to booking, we had a place to start and didn’t have to scroll and scroll into precious booking time! Some of the sites we looked into were, Expedia, Jet2 etc.

Meet up (if you can) – FaceTime would also do the trick!

Once we had a place in mind, we immediately picked a close date to meet up so we could get everything booked – we ain’t messing around! We each came with some ideas so we could have a last look at each other’s suggestions and whittle down our options. Once we picked a place and flights, we started to write everything down so we could clearly see the costs.

Any other arrangements?

Once we had decided on a place, we had to find out if there was anything else we needed to take care of. Because of where we were flying from, we needed to travel to the airport the night before – we therefore require a hotel. We researched some hotels, decided whether or not we would travel by train or car. The best way to decide is to count up all of the costs involved in each – train, taxi, petrol, parking etc.  We decided one of us would drive down – we therefore also needed airport parking. Since we were together, we thought it would be best if we sorted this out at the same time. Therefore, by the end of the 2 hours, we had a hotel, flights, airport hotel and airport parking,

Time to book

Obviously you can book everything there and then (if you can, great). But we decided we were going to try one more travel agent the next day. Once we decided we were going to stick with our original plan, we got on FaceTime and booked! And that was that – we booked a holiday in a week (a few days actually but a week’s a better title)!

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Anything else?

As it is last minute, you have to make sure that you have everything else in order. At the time of booking, we still had a month until we were due to leave. This therefore gave us time to ensure we had insurance, currency, clothes, an up to date passport etc. You know, all the things you need! Maybe make sure you’ve got all of this stuff before booking if you’re planning on leaving the country IMMEDIATELY.

And that’s it – that’s how we booked a holiday in a week.

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(13) Comments

  1. This is definitely my kinda post! I’m such a last minute holiday person. I think it’s because I don’t like waiting so booking something last minute makes it happen quicker 😂. These are great tips, I shall bear them in mind for my next trip. Hope you have a fantastic holiday Sophie! 💖 xx

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    1. Yeah I’m the same! Thank you x

  2. Love these tips! My friends and I never been on a spontaneous trip, but we should! I think once in a while us adults should just go for it, it’ll definitely be a stress relief. Great post hun! xx Ain

    1. Thank you! Yeah that’s first time I’ve ever done that and would definitely do it again! x

  3. My kinda of thing I love booking a spontaneous spur of the moment trip it gives you such a rush when you find a great deal 😍🌇✈️


    1. It definitely does – you feel like a proper adult making decisions😂

      1. Oh yes agree with that 😊

  4. This was such a good post idea!! Thanks for the advice, will deffo use these as and when I book my next trip!!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you found it useful and hope you have a great time wherever you choose to go! X

  5. Since myself and friends are thinking about making some quick trips away in the next couple of months this is super helpful and something I will come back to and check to make sure we have everything before going on adventures! Thank you x

    1. Aw thank you! Hope you guys have a great time! X

  6. Great tips! Also spontaneous trips are the best since you’re over analysing anything and haver fewer expectations.

    1. Definitely! You have less time to worry about everything

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