January 21, 2021

Optimise my trip: How to plan a weekend getaway


No matter whether you are a busy entrepreneur or a working parent that needs to be here, there and everywhere at the drop of a hat, there’s no doubt that you appreciate every second of precious downtime that you get. If you have got the opportunity to take a short – but very sweet – 48-hour break soon, you will no doubt find this guide extremely helpful. Not only will we help you to decide where to go for your weekend away, we will also remind you of all the important things to plan for a holiday.

Choose the perfect short-haul destination

Live in amongst the hustle and bustle of London and can’t think of anything better than a weekend of sipping wine and sampling cheese in Paris? Or perhaps you are out in the countryside and can’t wait to get lost in a popular and busy Italian city? Whether Malta is on your list, or Croatia is somewhere you see yourself for the weekend, decide on what kind of experience you’d like to have over the blissful getaway. If you like your trips as fast-paced as your working life, a capital city may be best for you, but if you’d truly like to unwind, somewhere warm and secluded might suit you best.

Book activities and restaurants in advance

Is there anything worse than arriving at a restaurant you have dreamed of dining at, only to be told they are fully booked? 48 hours doesn’t give you long to explore, so ensure that you make all your breakfast, lunch and dinner reservations in advance to guarantee your table – especially if you’ve liked the look of the venues for a long time. And of course, don’t forget to request the best seats in the house – nothing beats tucking into delicious delicacies overlooking a city’s skyline.

Pack the essentials

Will you be exploring cobbled streets for miles on your weekend away? Or will you simply be sitting back on a sun lounger, doing nothing more than sipping on your favourite summer cocktail? Packing for a weekend away can prove difficult – you don’t want to end up with too much, or too little. Once you have decided on your destination, make a list of essentials, and ensure that these are the only items making their way into your suitcase.

Fly privately

If you are pushed for time, one of the easiest ways to get where you need to be – whenever you need to be there – is to travel by private jet. There are so many benefits to flying this way, especially when you choose to travel with VistaJet. We own and operate the world’s largest Bombardier private jet fleet, meaning that when you fly with us, you will benefit from a gateway to the world.

Renting a plane for a weekend trip doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, we couldn’t make it any simpler. Flying to some of the world’s most magnificent destinations with us will make your experience as convenient as possible. With our Program membership, you could fly to any of these cities in as little as 24 hours’ notice. When you’re up in the air, all you’ll have to worry about is sitting back, unwinding in one of our plush leather seats and enjoying the ultimate cabin experience.

We are always on hand to help you arrange the perfect journey. If you have any questions about your trip, or would like to speak to a member of our team about where to go for your weekend away, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ve taken individuals to over 1,900 beautiful locations across the world, so wherever you’d like to go for your next weekend getaway, ensure that you arrive in style with VistaJet.