Thinking about the beautiful places where you'd rather be? We're here to help and have searched high and low to bring you the best places to go on holiday in 2022.
Whether you're searching for the best places to go on holiday in April, or where to take a romantic trip with the one you love, Prima's pick of the best places to go on holiday is your ultimate travel guide for 2022.
We know it's set to be a big year for Britain again after the pandemic helped us fall in love with the beauty spots on our doorstep. With staycations being a great way to travel sustainably too, we think you'll like our selection UK holiday destinations to help you do it in style.
Our love of European escapes continues in 2022 and this year, we're ready to get a closer look at the Swiss Alps by train and Holland's horticultural highlights by visiting the country during one of the world's greatest garden festivals.
Here are the best places to go on holiday in 2022, from Snowdonia to the Danube River.
For a more picturesque and authentic authentic alternative to the Costa del Sol, one of the best places to go on holiday in Spain is the Costa Brava. Here, you'll find unspoiled coves, lovely seaside towns and terrific restaurants. Roses, close to the French border, is a town in a unique natural environment that's close to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the region.
With its wonderful location on the Mediterranean Bay of Roses and close to the mountains of the Pyrenees, it's ideal for walkers, too. In May, you can explore the best of the Costa Brava with Prima while staying in Roses. You'll travel by Eurostar and coach, before exploring the Cap de Creus National Park, riding scenic railways and enjoying a guided walk from Cala Montjoi to Punta Falconera.
An adventure playground for lovers of Britain's wild beauty, Snowdonia will take your breath away. If you want to walk the largest mountain in Wales, witness impressive waterfalls or take a leisurely train ride on the Mount Snowdon train, this is the destination to add straight to your bucket list.
It's packed with woodland, beaches and rolling valleys, with some of the top experiences including a visit to Harlech Castle, zooming across the zipline at Zipworld and discovering Betws-y-Coed, the gateway to Snowdonia. Prima's April rail adventure takes in the scenic Snowdon Mountain Railway, Betws-y-Coed and Portmeirion over five days.
Greece's 'Emerald Isle' is a top place to hit the beach and take in the traditional Mediterranean lifestyle in a sun-kissed summer destination. Here, you can step back in time in Corfu Old Town, relax in picturesque swimming spot Kalami and take a look around Corfu's best-kept secret, the ghost town of Old Perithia.
See the island on a once-in-a-lifetime Durrells-themed trip this May, when you'll visit locations from the TV series and spend time with Lee Durrell, the wife of the real-life Gerald Durrell.
The Swiss Alps are delightful in winter and they're not all about the skiing. There are wonderful snow-covered towns and cities for day trips, such as Bern, Lucerne and Interlaken, as well as hikes and cruises on lakes that provide magical winter views.
You won't want to miss a spectacular ride on the iconic, red Glacier Express either. Known as the 'slowest express train in the world,' it will take you past picturesque woodland, over impressive viaducts and through helical tunnels. Prima has a five-day Glacier Express rail trip departing this autumn and next winter.
Make 2022 the year you get to know West Ireland on a fantastic creative break, where can join a group of like-minded knitters to enjoy your favourite pastime in a beautiful place. During a trip to West Ireland, you can visit the Connemara countryside and the island of Inis Oírr, home to the traditional style of Aran knitting.
You'll also want to explore the charming city of Galway, and visit Kylemore Abbey and the Leenane Sheep and Wool Centre, both nestled in the midst of Connemara's rugged landscape. Prima has a six-day knitting break in April, where you'll explore Ireland and enjoy inspirational workshops to improve your technique.
This marvellous part of France takes in all the things we love about the country - the delicious food, wine and beautiful places. It offers a varier experience for travellers, too. The Rhone River is where you can take in the buzz of Lyon, soak up the history of Arles and experience the romance of Avignon.
When it comes to gastronomy, you're in for a treat and will want to sample Lyonnaise cuisine, enjoy the wine and vineyards of Tournon, as well as the delectable cheeses on offer as you make your way to Beaune. For a unique Rhone river cruise in 2022, you can join TV chef James Martin in October for a foodie escape, where you'll get to meet James, take part in his exclusive cooking demonstration and enjoy a gala dinner cooked by the man himself.
The perfect location to visit in spring, Holland's colourful tulips are a breathtaking sight everyone should see. Luckily for us, it's close to home too, making a trip here ideal if you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint and travel by train. In 2022, the amazing Floriade Expo will take place, bringing six months of floral exhibitions, events and workshops.
It's a great year to visit Holland. This year, you can visit the Floriade Expo with TV gardener Charlie Dimmock, who will also share her gardening tips and tricks with you. You can also take a mini-cruise with Gardeners' World star Adam Frost and visit some lesser-known destinations like Harlingen and Hoorn.
A delight any time of year, this Portuguese island is particularly wonderful in spring when you can make the most of the wonderful weather and impressive flowers in bloom. It's also when the amazing Madeira Flower Festival takes place, with a floral parade taking over the streets.
You can visit the colourful markets of Funchal, be wowed by the incredible Botanical Gardens and sample afternoon tea at the top hotel on the island. This May, join Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost on the ultimate trip to Madeira, with eight days of exploring the island and enjoying the Madeira Flower Festival.
The Italian Lakes are one of the loveliest corners of Europe, where you can soak up all the glamour, views and delicious food you expect from a trip to Italy. A superb location to combine with an array of travel experiences, such as a day trip to Milan or crossing into Switzerland to browse the luxury alpine town of St Moritz (without the expense of staying there), Lake Como is a real treat.
Another highlight of visiting this chic spot loved by George Clooney is a ride on the amazing Bernina Express. This UNESCO-protected railway ride, which is easy to access from Como, will take you through the verdant landscapes of Switzerland on a summer break like no other. You can experience Lake Como and the Bernina Express in whichever season you like thanks to Prima's exclusive eight-day break.
For a relaxing, slow-paced holiday in 2022, the Norwegian fjords are perfect for soaking up the natural beauty of Europe, with dramatic cliffs and sparkling fjords just waiting to be explored.
From Geirangerfjord to Hardangerfjord, there are many locations to get to know here and you'll want to stop to admire the pretty villages, waterfalls and views you can hike to. You can experience the fjords on a unique cruise with TV's Hairy Bikers this June, where you'll get to meet the stars and chat to them about their love of Norway.
See British countryside at its very best in 2022, with a trip to the Norfolk Broads, where 125 miles of waterways, wildlife and Norfolk's iconic mills await. The village of Wroxham, the Bure Valley Railway and the grey seals of Horsey are just a few of the highlights in this stunning county.
If you want to travel back in time as you make your way through the lovely countryside and stop in cute villages like Horning, a summer rail break to see Norfolk in all its glory is a must. This year, you can experience an extra-special staycation in Norfolk by joining Delia Smith, Jennie Bond or Lucy Worsley on a celebrity-led escape.
To experience Britain at its wildest and most breathtaking, you won't find a better spot than the Scottish Highlands. Its stunning lochs, majestic peaks and beautiful wildlife are just a few reasons to visit in 2022.
You can have your own Scottish Highlands adventure by taking the rail trip of a lifetime as you cross the legendary, 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct (the one from the Harry Potter movies) aboard the Jacobite steam train and explore other parts of Scotland on a UK break to remember. Prima's four-day trip in June and July includes a Loch Katrine cruise and a ride on the Falkirk Wheel boat lift, too.
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