As travel begins again, here’s where to go

By Mark Hodson, Editor and Sunday Times Travel Writer

Covid-19 has made holiday planning tricky this year, but the picture is changing fast. You can book a post-lockdown UK holiday from 4 July, and from 10 July you can travel to more than 50 countries including France, Spain, Greece and Italy. Scroll down to find a collection of holiday ideas selected by award-winning travel journalists, or search by month – January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

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See our recommendations for the best holidays for teenagers, toddlers, babies and grandparents. We’ve got suggestions for young couples and older couples, where to get engaged and exciting ways to celebrate an anniversary or a birthday, whether it’s a 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th.

Tricky stage of life? You’ll find tips on where to holiday when pregnant, after graduation or after a divorce.

Or follow a personal passion. Are you interested in walking, cycling, adventure, sailing, beaches or cruising. Maybe you’re chasing the winter sun, or you just want a relaxing holiday in a quiet destination.

If you want to learn more about a particular country, we have a site dedicated to UK holidays and guides to Greece, Italy, the Maldives, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK. You can search for summer holidays outside the Eurozone or see our recommendations in Africa, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, North America and South America.

And if your search is all about finding the best weather, you can find where’s hot in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Also see the best Christmas holiday destinations, and Easter 2021.

What type of holiday experience are you looking for? Do you want to book a cheap holiday, a self-catering villa, an all-inclusive or an adult only hotel?

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Try searching our 10 top destinations or doing our quick holiday quiz.

– Mark

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