100 of the Best Holiday Ideas for Couples

Stumped on where to explore next with your loved one? We’ve got just the ticket. Get inspired for your next couple’s mini-break, bucket-list getaway, or long-overdue slice of relaxation with our list of 100 amazing, fun places around the world to travel with your partner. After all, there’s nowhere we haven’t been!

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Published 7 December 2021


Stumped on where to explore next with your loved one? We’ve got just the ticket. Get inspired for your next couple’s mini-break, bucket-list getaway, or long-overdue slice of relaxation with our list of 100 amazing, fun places around the world to travel with your partner. After all, there’s nowhere we haven’t been!

Stumped on where to explore next with your loved one? We’ve got just the ticket. Get inspired for your next couple’s mini-break, bucket-list getaway, or long-overdue slice of relaxation with our list of 100 amazing, fun places around the world to travel with your partner. After all, there’s nowhere we haven’t been!

1. Bangkok city break

Put your tandem pedal power to the test with a guided bicycle tour to Bang Krachao, visit the city’s floating markets and Samut Sakhon’s floating vineyards, and opt for uber-romantic cocktail nights in trendy rooftop bars.



2. Unwind in Goa

This is your time to relax. Soak up the rays on Palolem Beach by day, then – if you're feeling energetic – join in the nightlife once the sun goes down. Fancy some exploration? Head to Canacona Island in search of monkeys, Anjuna Beach for flea market shopping, and Arambol Beach for a spot of yoga.

3. Go on an expedition to Antarctica

One of our favourite cruise lines, Hurtigruten, specializes in epic arctic expeditions. Scratch this marvellous destination off your bucket list with arctic wildlife sighting, sea kayaking, camping, and more.




4. Experience Cartagena

Divide your time between city and nature. Try exploring 16th century Old Town and taking a natural volcanic mud bath in Volcan de Lodo El Totoumo!

5. Visit a National Park in the Dominican Republic

Let our experts organise a beautiful tour of Los Haitises National Park for you. Ride a catamaran across San Lorenzo Bay, check out the Indigenous Taino cave art in Cuevas de la Arena, and dig into a tasty lunch right beside a waterfall.

6. Join an outfitter trip in Churchill

There are plenty of adventures in Canada's Manitoba region! Embark on epic photo safaris in Churchill, along with berry-picking trips, polar bear tours, and Northern Lights chasing.

7. #VacationMode in Fiji

Why not head to Fiji’s most awarded adults-only boutique resort, Tokoriki Island? This luxury all-beachfront-villa property is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the world – perfect for hammock-snuggling, swimming, diving, and learning about Indigenous South Pacific Island cultures.




8. Journey through Jordan

Prepare to have your mind blown when you embark on a sightseeing trip to the ancient city of Petra, the Dead Sea, Jerash, Wadi Rum conservation area, Mount Neba, Ma’in hot springs and beyond...

9. Warm up in Quebec City

Pile on the layers and spend a few days at the Carnaval du Quebec, including the ultimate experience: a night in a hotel made of ice.

10. Sing along in Saint Lucia

Get into the music! St Lucia has some of the best festivals in the Caribbean, including the St Lucia Jazz Festival and the Roots & Soul Festival, which features reggae, conscious hip-hop, Afropunk, and R&B.

11. Drive around Newfoundland & Labrador

From Viking villages to sunken ships... you’ll be surprised what you find. Read more about our favourite destinations here.

12. Get a Taste of Miami

Tacos, ceviche, and lobster overlooking Miami Beach – you'll just love the foodie options when you embark on a guided walking tour of Little Havana’s best eateries. From multicultural street food to menus crafted by Michelin-star chefs, Miami is always worth going for seconds.

13. Sip, sail, and snorkel through Croatia

We just love Croatia. It's a remarkable travel destination for couples to share their love of sunshine, history, nature and – of course – the mighty Game of Thrones. 

14. Stay in a desert oasis in Peru

There's no better place than Huacachina, South America’s only natural desert oasis, when it comes to sandboarding, wine and pisco tastings, and unique photoshoots.




15. Visit the floe edge on Baffin Island

Discover where the ice meets the sea in Canada’s North. Experience an Arctic hot-air balloon safari, dog sledding, nights in an igloo, and days searching for wildlife at the floe edge.

16. Sail the Whitsundays in Australia

A collection of uninhabited national parks flung into the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays are an absolute must for your couples' travel wish list. For ultimate romance, seek out your own private island, camp under the stars, and snorkel to your heart’s content.

17. Act like tourists in NYC

Grab a CityPASS and hit the town! You can embrace Manhattan's most iconic landmarks, like the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty, as well as new favourites, like Edge.

18. See it all in Shanghai

Shanghai is easily one of our favourite cities for culture-seeking couples. You can visit a Korean bathhouse, sample the street food at Bund, check out the Old Town Market and French Concession, then tour Chongming Island’s Dongping National Forest Park.

19. City Break in Athens

From exploring the Acropolis by day and sipping rooftop cocktails after dark, to swimming in the riviera or skating at Latraac, there are plenty of unforgettable experiences to be had in this historic city.

20. Food tours in Orleans

Head to the French Quarter, America’s oldest public market, and all throughout New Orleans for cajun country and creole cuisine. Yum!

21. Cruise to Alaska

Head northwest for the summer! In this far-flung US outpost, you can choose from a plethora of fantastic Alaskan cruise or fly-drive experiences from some of our favourite partners.

22. Sunning and shopping in Seminyak

Just 25 minutes outside Ngurah Rai International Airport, Seminyak is definitely worth the day trip, or more! Together you can sip cocktails by the Indian Ocean, do some yoga, or enjoy a mini-shopping spree – perfect if you're looking for something special for your loved one.

23. Bordeaux by the glass

Sip and swill some of the world’s most lauded wines in beautiful Bordeaux, France – it doesn't get much more romantic than that.

24. Stay in a villa on the Amalfi Coast

Gaze across Positano’s pastel-covered cliffs, spotting busy boats and luscious lemon groves from the luxurious Villa Boheme. Be sure to add a day trip to the isle of Capri too.

25. Go for Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago

Home to the Caribbean’s first and largest Carnival, if Trinidad & Tobago isn’t already on your travel wish list, it should be. Be sure to plan your visit a year or two in advance so you can be sure to enjoy the bacchanal to its fullest.

26. Fall in love with Vancouver 

There are countless ways to experience this seafront capital. Cycle through Stanley Park, hike the Grouse Grind, sample deliciously sticky doughnuts from Granville Market or simply soak up the laid-back Vancouver lifestyle.



27. Soak up the culture of Seville

We can't get enough of everything this Spanish city has to offer, from the Feria de Abril festival and fiery flamenco performances, to tours of Plaza de Espana, gothic architecture, and Andalusian cuisine.

28. Stockholm city break

Foodie couples, rejoice! You can get your fill of tasty Swedish eats in Stockholm. Sample as much crayfish, räkmacka shrimp sandwiches, meatballs, and sugary semla as you can manage! And that's not all – here you'll find outdoor pursuits, fascinating Viking history, and plenty of museums and galleries to explore.

29. Life in Lisbon

Between fado shows, tuk tuk tours around the city, and sunset cruises along the coast, there’s never a dull moment in Lisbon.

30. Be captivated by Cappadocia

This is easily one of Turkey's most fascinating cities. Experience the best of it with cave house stays, hot-air balloon rides, winery tours, national parks, museums, and more.

multi-coloured hot air balloons float over cappadocia


Trip #32: Party in Salvador da Bahia

Head for beautiful Brazil to join in with the world’s largest Carnival festival. You can fill up on Afro-Brazilian cuisine, unwind at the beach, and check at displays of Capoeira – a Brazilian martial arts danceform.

Trip #33: Beijing for the history buff

There are eight incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites in Beijing, so why not see them all? We especially love the overnight camping trip on the Great Wall of China!

Trip #34: Escape to the Dutch countryside

Want to get away from it all? Visit Giethoorn, a car-free village in the Netherlands, for a quiet holiday boating along the canals, biking around farmhouses, and trying your hands at archery and mini-golf.

Trip #35: Bogota city break

Play a game of tejo in Salento, learn the secret to roasting the perfect coffee bean, and dance the night away in Bogota’s nightclubs – the perfect place to spice up your love life.

Trip #36: Journey across Namibia

Wildlife lovers should embark on a safari through Namibia’s awe-inspiring national parks, from Etosha to Spitzkoppe, Waterberg, Epupa Falls, Mudumu, Khaudum and so many more!

Trip #37: Stay in an European Castle

Is there anything quite so romantic? We especially love Venice's Castelbrando, one of the oldest and largest castles in Europe, with sweeping views across Italy's Prosecco Hills.

Trip #38: City break in Montevideo

Rediscover your zest for life in Uruguay’s thrilling capital. Experience an asado ( traditional barbecue enjoyed with good company and even better Uruguayan wine), admire street art along car-free lanes, and duck into a nice patio for a tasty bite.

Trip #39: Slow it down in Chianti

England does country house hotels pretty well, but Tuscany gives it a run for its money. Indeed, the boutique L’Ultimo Mulino is ideal for a beautiful and relaxing holiday, not to mention a great base for exploring the vineyards of Chianti.

Trip #40: Ski escape in Switzerland

Whether you like to hit the slopes or enjoy a spot of apres-ski, head for some of the best mountains in Europe. Take your pick of fantastic ski resorts in winter or beautiful hiking trails in the warmer months.

Trip #41: Greek island hopping

Romance abounds when sailing through Greece's beautiful islands, including the likes of Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, Santorini, and many more.

Trip #42: Santo Domingo city break

We love everything about the Dominican Republic and its capital, from the delicious food to the blissful weather, dancing and live music.

Trip #43: Las Vegas your way

Concerts and magic shows, Grand Canyon tours, pool parties, or maybe a little luck? It's even the perfect place to start your US road trip. And remember, what happens in Vegas...



Trip #44: Sounds of Santiago de Cuba

Discover Cuba beyond the resorts with a stay in the island's cultural capital. Think salsa, rum and festivals aplenty.

Trip #45: Beach and beyond in Bahamas

With a collection of 2,400 cays and 700 islands, there's an abundance of things to do in the Bahamas. Spend your days lazing on the sands, or chat to our experts about a cultural homestay or dinner experience.

Trip #46: Stay in a houseboat in Amsterdam

You can’t get more central than this! See the famous canals of Amsterdam by night and by day by booking accommodations in your very own houseboat hotel.



Trip #47: Hike the Himalayas

There's a hike for every experience level in the Himalayas. Head for the trailhead at Nepal’s Manaslu mountain for a scenic hike of epic proportions. Or, for a once-in-a-lifetime challenge, train with your beloved for the big one: Mount Everest. 

Trip #48: Joshua Tree jaunt

Fuse together city and wilderness with a stay at Palm Springs, incorporating day trips into Joshua Tree National Park.

Trip #49: See it all in South Korea

This fascinating region is best experienced on a small-group tour of Seoul, Busan city, and Jeju Island.

Trip #50: Cruise the Galapagos

For a one-of-a-kind perspective on the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, head out on a cruise around the wildlife-packed archipelago.

Trip #51: Pucker up in Paris

Plan your trip around our weekend in Paris blog, or just turn up and let romance guide you...

Trip #52: Lagos city break

Lagos, Portugal, is one of the best foodie spots in Europe. Discover the Algarve coast by day, and gorge on egg tarts, shrimp and ice-cream after dark.

Trip #53: Relax in Koh Samui

Stay in a decadent Spa Pool Villa at Flight Centre's very own X2 Koh Samui (complete with all-inclusive spa treatments for two!) and get immersed in Thai culture at the local temples.

Trip #54: Best of Germany

No matter the time of year, we just love Germany. Head for Frankfurt, then find time to get lost in the winding streets of Nuremburg, before heading south to Munich. And, for some extra-special romance, don't miss day jaunts to Heidelberg and Neuschwanstein Castle.

Trip #55: Cruise the Mekong River

Can’t decide between booking your next trip in LaosThailandCambodia, or Vietnam? Well don't! Your newest adventure can be found just off the banks of the mighty Mekong, aboard an adventurous river cruise.

Trip #56: Boutique Marrakech

Insta-worthy from souk to Saadian architecture, Marrakech offers an immersive experience for you and your beloved.

Trip #57: See it all in Singapore

Tantalise your taste buds at Singapore’s famous hawker centres, go green at Gardens by the Bay, and simply follow your heart all throughout stunning Singapore!

Trip #58: Classic Queenstown

Book a romantic stay in Queenstown – the ultimate hub for your bungee jumping trips, Milford Sound tours, and guided wine-tasting experiences. Cheers!



Trip #59: Mexican foodie tour

Taste your way through Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, and Huatulco with a little help one of our touring partners.


Trip #60: Overnight in Algonquin

You haven't seen the very best of Ontario until you go camping in Algonquin Provincial Park. So whether you prefer to pack a tent, hire a campervan, or check-in to a glamping site, we'll help your experience Algonquin your way.

Trip #61: Mumbai city break

Mumbai is rich with experiences. Don't miss the Kanheri Caves, Colaba Causeway shops, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Art & History museum – to name a few.

Trip #62: Pack your bags for Patagonia

Feast your eyes on the calving glaciers of Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park, the famous Marble Caves, and – with any luck – the penguins and dolphins of Punta Tombo.

Trip #63: Stay in a riverboat on the Nile

This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience Egypt's ancient tombs and temples, and modern cultures.

Trip #64: Snorkel in Bali

Bali is one of the best places in the world to dive or snorkel. So, pack your goggles and get into the water!



Trip #65: Throw tomatoes in Spain

When summer wraps up, the city of Buñol gets messy – and you're going to want to be part of it. Chat to our experts and book your trip during La Tomatina festival early.

Trip #66: Experience Ethiopia

Travel to the birthplace of humanity to tour the rock-hewn churches of Lalibela, visit the winding Blue Nile, and of course, gorge yourself on mouth-watering Ethiopian cuisine.

Trip #67: Hawaii’s natural wonders

Hiking, surfing, cycling, swimming – there's so much to do on Hawaii’s beautiful islands. Be sure to visit Waimea Canyon State Park, take a helicopter tour of Hanapepe Valley, and head out on a trip to Manawaiapuna Falls.




Trip #68: Fashionable French Riviera

Relax in beachside luxury without having to go too far from home on this bucket-list-worthy trip.

Trip #69: Yukon Northern Lights adventure

Hop across the pond to the Great White North in search of the elusive aurora borealis, polar bears and more of nature's amazing winter wonders.

Trip #70: Island hop in the Philippines

Board a bangka and get to know the beaches, limestone cliffs and caves of gorgeous Caramoan up close.

Trip #71: Feasting in Taipei

Head to Taiwan! Taipei is known for its delicious food in particular, so be sure to arrive with an empty stomach.

Trip #72: Rio city break

Ride the cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain, laze on Copacabana beach or Ipanema (the choice is yours), explore Niteroi Contemporary Art gallery, or catch a football match at Maracanã Stadium.

Trip #73: Chillax in Zanzibar

Visit this little slice of African paradise, beloved for its stunning stretches of beach.

Trip #74: Rockies by horseback

Join a Flight Centre Western Canada Journey for a unique experience of the Canadian Rockies. We just love the Icefields Parkway, where you can explore Banff, Jasper National Park, and overnight in cabins and luxury hotels along the way. 


Trip #75: Sip your way through Chile

There's a reason people rave about Chilean wine. Embrace your inner sommelier with an epic wine tour through Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua Valley, San Antonio Valley and beyond.

Trip #76: Kyoto city break

This former Japanese capital is an absolute must-visit for every culture-lover! Venture through the city’s palaces, food markets, restaurants, temples, cherry blossom gardens, and Kansai onsens.

Trip #77: Have a very Venetian vacation

Ready to be serenaded? Tour Murano, Burano, and Torcello islands, sample your way through Venice’s famous chocolate and wines, and – of course – take a gondola ride for a unique, romantic, vantage point.

Trip #78: Istanbul city break

From the top of the city's rooftop bars, to the bottom of your cup of Turkish tea, you’re going to love Istanbul. Fill your trip with experiences at local shops, on Bosphorus cruises and Princes' Island ferry rides.




Trip #79: Road trip in Antigua

See the highlights of this Caribbean isle from a different viewpoint when you hire a car.

Trip #80: Visit South Korea’s sexiest theme park

Jeju Island might be famous for its postcard-perfect beaches, luxury resorts, and epic diving sites. But you can’t come here without heading down to Loveland’s x-rated art installations. You can thank us later.

Trip #81: Ski the Andes

Not a fan of hot weather? Escape the summer and head to the southern hemisphere’s winter season. Chile’s fabulous ski resorts are ready and waiting!

Trip #82: Delhi city break

Haggle at Chandni Chowk market, climb the minaret of Jama Masjid mosque, take a day trip to Pink City (Jaipur), and enjoy a Bollywood movie night at Raj Mandir theatre.

Trip #83: See it all in Iceland

You won't want to forget your camera for this trip. Embark on a Golden Circle tour, visit the Insta-worthy Blue Lagoon, chase the Northern Lights, and drool over Reykjavik’s famous hot dogs.



Trip #84: Marvellous Madagascar

Madagascar might be one of the most unique places on earth, but you’ll have to see for yourself to decide. Walk through the Avenue of the Baobabs and spot lemurs and chameleons in Lokobe Reserve. Take a deep breath and cross Big Tsingy suspension bridge, and take a big bite out of Malagasy cuisine. Hike mountains, have lazy beach days. It’s all here!

Trip #85: Hike the Inca Trail

It’s not only Machu Picchu itself, it’s the journey there that’s worth every step. Chat to our experts about securing your Inca Trail pass well in advance.




Trip #86: Soak up the sounds of Jamaica

From Kingston to Montego Bay, from waves lapping the shore to reggae and ska, we just love Jamaica.

Trip #87: South African Safari

Start with a few days in bustling Johannesburg or Cape Town, before discovering the national parks and, perhaps, even exploring Victoria Falls.

Trip #88: Buenos Aires city break

Explore the car-free zones of the Argentinean city. Check out open-air museums, public art and concerts, and of course, catch tango shows.




Trip #89: Unwind in Ubud

Think greenery and rice paddies in the picturesque Balinese uplands – oft overlooked but absolutely magical.

Trip #90:  Experience Dia de los Muertos

Head to Mexico City with one of our touring partners for a guided experience during the Day of the Dead festival.

Trip #91: Chew through the Czech Republic

The world-famous bar scene and underappreciated tapas eats are always worth a visit in this European gem! Czech out (… sorry) our Prague holidays guide for inspiration.

Trip #92: Immerse yourself in Okinawa

Make your own shisa at a Yachimun pottery studio, book tickets to a Ryukyu opera, munch on tasty beni imo sweet potato tarts, and snorkel off the coast of Okinawa Island.




Trip #93: Cruise through the Panama Canal

Choose the experience that fits your style! Panama Canal cruises are offered by so many of our favourite cruise lines, from family-friendly to luxury small ships.

Trip #94: Fall in love with the Maldives

Use our handy islands guide to plan your ultimate holiday in the Maldives.




Trip #95: Dip into Budapest

Historic sightseeing, epic coffee houses, cheaper than chips (pun intended) food, and of course Hungarian thermal baths await.

Trip #96: Dubai in a heartbeat

In case you missed it, Dubai is one of our favourite destinations, and there's always an incredible deal to be had. Ask your Travel Expert for offer details and tips for making the most of your time in the city.

Trip #97: Moscow city break

Architecture tours, vodka crawls, husky sled rides… heck – you can even shoot a bazooka at Park Patriot military base! Moscow has so many different sides to see and enjoy.

Trip #98: Cruise the Mexican Riviera

Enjoy the best of Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta on one epic oceanfront odyssey.

Trip #99: Sights of Hong Kong

Catch the scenic views from the Ngong Ping cablecar, the stunning light shows at Victoria Harbour, and the seemingly endless shoreline at Sai Kung’s beaches.




Trip #100: Visit your local Flight Centre to plan another getaway!

Our experts are on hand to tailor-make something special, just for you. 


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