If you’re vacationing in the UK, whether you’re traveling overseas, or you’re just swinging by from a bordering nation, you’re in for a treat. The UK has a ton to offer, and everyone is bound to have an experience they’ll love.
However, figuring out what to do, and getting to those places without wasting precious time, can be overwhelming for anyone; even the locals end up having a bit of a problem planning out their holidays as efficiently as possible.
So, before you pack your bags and board your flight, check out these considerations to plan your trip around.
1: The UK is a Big Place
The UK isn’t just Britain. It’s several countries under the same leadership working together. So, your first thought should be where exactly you plan to go.
If you just plan your trip around “the UK”, you can come up with a giant list of things you want to do and visit, and then quickly realize you’re traveling between borders and across vast distances nonstop. That will inevitably eat up most of your holiday time, and you might leave feeling unfulfilled. After all, you could have driven around all day at home.
We recommend picking a region to visit, and then planning your holiday around that region. Maybe you’ll want to check out Devon for family fun or plan your trip around London for a historical and high-class experience. Whatever route you take, pick an area and stick to it.
2: Theme Your Trip
As we said, there’s a lot to do in the UK. If you don’t head in with a game plan, you can easily get overwhelmed and miss key parts of your trip.
We recommend planning your trip around a theme. Do you want to try the best examples of local food? Maybe you want a more historical tourist experience? Maybe you’re trying to take the family-friendly route and bring the kids along?
Pick a solid theme for your trip, and then look for attractions and experiences in the region of your choice that match that theme.
This doesn’t mean you have to stick to it 100%. If you finish the day’s family-friendly plans and see a local pub that looks interesting, don’t be afraid to mix it up and get a few local ales.
3: Try a Holiday Park
If all of that planning and scheduling sounds like more of a hassle than a holiday, book a stay at one of the holiday parks in Devon.
The advantage of the holiday parks is that they give you the most bang for your buck, and everything is in one place. Do you want to try a traditional English pub? The parks have those. Go to the beach? You can do that. Enjoy a hike through a beautiful woodland? That’s doable, too. You can even go horseback riding.
This is one of the easiest ways to experience the UK without having to drive all over it, catch flights, or otherwise waste your valuable vacation time.