Start planning your next short break

 By Annabelle Thorpe, Editor and travel writer for The Times

For now, the coronavirus has put paid to all our much-loved holidays. But we will come through this, and more than ever we will want to travel. Here you’ll find 101 of the best short break ideas – written by award-winning travel journalists. You can search by month – January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December – or scroll down to see my pick of the 101 best short breaks. See the latest on how travel is impacted by the coronavirus from the Foreign Office.

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Find the short break that’s right for you

I’ve put together guides to the best short breaks in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Find  the best short breaks at Christmas and over Valentine’s Day.

You can explore the best UK holiday ideas and the short breaks in the Mediterranean as well as tips if you want to travel by ferry from the UK. You’ll find suggestions for foodies, as well as cycling holidays, walking holidays, cruises and healthy short breaks.

Is age a factor? You’ll find holidays for young couples, and older couples. Maybe you plan to celebrate an anniversary or an exciting treat for a big birthday: 18th, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th.

If you’re chasing the sun, find out where’s hot in January, FebruaryMarch, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

 – Annabelle