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I'm Asking: What's Your Ideal Vacation Length?

A close pal of mine left over the weekend for a 26-day adventure in Africa including some wildlife watching in Kenya and some hot men watching at the World Cup. Maybe I'm just jealous, but I think I would start missing my life back home if I left for an entire month. On the other hand, weekend getaways are nice, but it's easy to feel rushed when trying to squeeze too much into too little time. I'm curious where your ideal stopping point is between a few days and a few weeks, and I'd love to also hear your reasons why — and destination dreams — in the comments below!

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bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
A week is good unless I'm travelling abroad. Then it would have to be at least 2 weeks.
Chica8a Chica8a 7 years
7 - 10 days !
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
5 days is perfect. Anything longer and I start to get that horrible lazy "I don't want to go back!!!" feeling. BUT, I must admit, I have never traveled abroad, and if I was to, I would want it at least a week long.
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
I keep family visits short and sweet - long holiday weekend, no more than 5 days. Beach vacations (or any vacation in the US) - a week or so International vacations - at least 2 weeks, possibly more, so I have time to fully experience the country (countries) I am visiting.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
I'd like a week away and a few days on either end at home to wind down and actually relax and get some stuff organized around home.
Kellanawida Kellanawida 7 years
Just over a week is usually good for me, but I'd be happy with longer! I hate not having enough time to discover everything that a destination has to offer. I also hate being pressed for time and not getting to relax at all just to fit everything in.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
2 weeks is almost too long...I'd say a week is just about right.
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I think 2 weeks is an ideal vacation. Once I went for 5 weeks, that was too long to be gone but still an amazing trip to the Far East.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
7-10 days is perfect unless you're traveling abroad, then i'd say 14 days minimum.
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