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11 unforgettable girls getaways to plan this Galentines

From bucket list cities to the great outdoors, make time for a girls getaway and celebrate your friendship on the road. Galentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to plan a trip away with your girlfriends and escape your everyday lives for a vacation together that you’ll never forget.

Whether you want to party in the USA, sip mimosas by the beach, hike mountains in Switzerland, shop like a Parisian, wander vineyards in Italy or jungles in Costa Rica, we’ve got ideas for how to celebrate Galentines. Leave the guys at home and take your favourite gal pals on vacation for girls getaway.

For a city break: New York

If the TV show Sex and The City taught us anything, it’s that New York is the centre of the universe – and the perfect girls getaway location. Take a bite out of the Big Apple, soaking up the sights and sounds of the great city as you tick off Central Park, the Rockefeller Center, The Empire State Building, and Times Square over five amazing days.

GET INSPIRED: New York Explorer

New York

For sunshine and sangria: Spain & Portugal

Grab your girlfriends this Galentines and blaze a trail through Spain and Portugal, basking in that warm Iberian sunshine along the way. We’ll show you Gaudi’s Barcelona, explore the Age of Discoveries in Portugal and, of course, share jugs of sweet sangria in Andalusia. 

GET INSPIRED: Great Iberian Cities

Lisbon pasteis de Belem

For a jungle adventure: Costa Rica

Discover your wild side this Galentines when you venture deep into the jungles of Costa Rica. You can taste chocolate from the world’s best cacao and soak in relaxing thermal pools. This trip will be the girls getaway that you and your girlfriends never forget.  

GET INSPIRED: Costa Rica Eco Adventure

For a beach break: Greece

Hop between sunkissed Greek islands with your girlfriends, soaking up the warm sunshine with a side of ancient history. The world slows down when you climb aboard and cruise from Santorini to Mykonos. Enjoy drinks over sunset, laze by the sea and take a sightseeing trip to enjoy all the bucket-list monuments of Athens. 

GET INSPIRED: Greek Island Hopper

santorini-best-of-greece
Photo by Heidi Kaden on Unsplash

For a foodie break: Europe

Europe is a melting pot of cultures and cuisine – making it the ultimate destination for your Galentines getaway. Treat yourself to French snacks at a classic Parisian bistro, dip bread in cheese fondue in Switzerland’s snow-capped alps, and snack on Venetian aperitivo while watching gondolas float by. There’s no greater Galentines travel destination than Europe.

GET INSPIRED: European Traveler

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For nature: South Africa

Wondering what to do for Galentines? How about a safari through the African wilderness? Take your girlfriends on a 10-day whirlwind that explores the bush, beach and two of South Africa’s most vibrant cities. The highlight of your trip will come, though, when you speed off on safari to search for the ‘Big 5’ in Greater Kruger National Park.

GET INSPIRED: Essence of South Africa

For vibrant colours: India

There’s something so enticing about India. In the southern region of Kerala you’ll be treated to all the lingering aromas of spices and vivid colours you’d expect from the magical country. In six days, you’ll venture between the coastline and countryside as you get to know ‘God’s own country’.

GET INSPIRED: Captivating Kerala

For the great outdoors: USA National Parks

Tick off five epic national parks in just nine days on this girls getaway to America’s National Parks. If your gal pals are nature fans, there’s no better way to squeeze in the great splendour of the Old West, see the peaks of the Grand Tetons, bubbling mud pots at Yellowstone National Park tour, and towering spires of Bryce Canyon. And the fifth park? Of course, we’ll take a train ride into the heart of the Grand Canyon.

GET INSPIRED: Five Epic National Parks

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group of people hiking in Grand Canyon

For ancient history: Jordan

Greece is amazing, Egypt too, but have you experienced Jordan? This unique Galentines travel idea will take you and your girlfriends to a new destination rich with history and culture. Over just six days you’ll learn about Jordanian culture, dine with a Bedouin tribe, go star-gazing in the Wadi Rum desert and see the ‘Rose City’ of Petra.

GET INSPIRED: Jordan Experience 

Guide to Jordan

For a wholesome time: America’s Southern States

There’s a lot to love about America’s deep south. Bring your dancing shoes as the playlist for this trip is a little louder than usual. We’ll be passing through the home of jazz, country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll on this girls getaway tour that includes plenty of southern cooking to keep your energy high.

GET INSPIRED: Tastes & Sounds of the South 

New Orlean’s French Quarter during Mardi Gras

For a bucket list adventure: Victoria Falls

Short on time but big on adventure? Add this Galentines travel idea to your wishlist and see the power and beauty of Africa’s wilderness. Our four-day Victoria Falls romp takes you up close to the roaring, powerful cascades and includes a magical visit to Chobe National Park, Botswana’s home of the elephants. Perfect trip with the girls?

GET INSPIRED: Victoria Falls Experience 

Are you planning a girls getaway for Galentines or do you need travel ideas for you girls’ trip? Let us know where you’re thinking of going in the comments below….

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