When it comes to booking a holiday, you’ve probably spent a good few hours or days looking into all your options and considering the schedules of everyone who wants to come with you. It’s a time consuming process, and it often means we don’t get the holiday we really want, and we don’t get it soon enough to really break up the stressful monotony of our daily routines.

But thankfully, there’s a lot of trips you can plan in just a half hour, if you feel motivated enough. Don’t worry, we’ve got some tips to help you out below, to make sure you get on the plane to that country you’ve been wanting to see since you were a child, this very weekend!

a trip away you can plan in 30 minutes

Within 10 Minutes

First thing’s first, you need the agreement of all the friends or family you want to bring along with you, and that can take about 10 minutes max when they’re all got their phones on and you’re calling or texting a time when you know they’re off work or just sitting at home relaxing. Leave your holiday planning until the evening to maximise your chances here.

Present your destination idea to them and get them to vote; this is easily done in a conference call or group chat. Once this is over and done with, usually within 30 seconds to a minute at most, you can start looking for your accommodation and the best flight to get you there.

Within 20 Minutes

This is the time by which you can find the accommodation that’s perfect for all of you and book yourselves in for a last minute trip. If you know how to use the search filters on all those ‘find a hotel’ sites, you’re only going to be looking at the quality you know you want and can afford. Or you could simply type where you want to stay into Google, and see that there’s Edinburgh apartments to rent from The City Suites; if you’re looking for a little taste of luxury in the limited time you have, this is where you can find it!

You’re going to want to book the right flight for everyone’s time and energy as well, so try to aim for an afternoon departure or a late morning one. This can immediately put your mind at rest, and make it feel like no one has to rush to check in at the booking desk in time.

Within 30 Minutes

This is where the finishing touches go, such as telling people what they need to pack, to check that their passports are in date, and to agree who’s piling into who’s car to get to the airport. You’re all in this together, so it won’t be too much trouble to designate a driver and agree to reimburse them the fuel money when you all get back home again.

Planning a trip away can take all the time in the world, but if you want to move fast, you can!

This post is collaborative and may contain affiliate links.

This post is collaborative and may contain affiliate links.


  1. 05/08/2018 / 4:56 am

    I often plan big, long trips by sitting down to a meal with those who are going along, but I’d never thought about what kind of a quick, efficient process I might implement for smaller, more spontaneous trips!! This was super helpful!!

    • emibeccamarven
      05/08/2018 / 8:50 am

      I’ve done the same! Ahh I’m glad! x

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