Holiday Destinations by Flight Duration

By: Maryse Mignott

If you are one those people who love going on holidays, but cannot abide the whole flying experience, then this feature will be your new best friend.

Location, hotel, weather, nightlife - these are all major factors that we consider when planning a holiday. Although often overlooked, your flights play a hugely important role in your whole holiday experience as well. A bad flight or a flight that's too long can be the difference between a fantastic holiday and an ok holiday.

Holiday Destinations by Flight Duration has complied a list of holiday destinations by flight duration to help you choose the perfect holiday. If you don't like lengthy flights, you may think you are just limited to holidays in France or Germany, but there are many destinations featured below that may be closer than you think. Flight durations are based on flights leaving from London, UK.

Flight Duration - 1 to 2 hours

  • Austria (Tryol, Salzburg)
  • Belgium (Brussels)
  • Denmark (Copenhagen)
  • France, North to Mid (Paris, Lyon)
  • Germany (Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg)
  • Ireland (Dublin)
  • Netherlands, The (Amsterdam)
  • Scotland (Edinburgh)
  • Spain, North (Bilbao)
  • Switzerland (Basel, Geneva, Zurich)

Flight Duration - 2 to 3 hours

  • Romania (Bucharest)
  • Hungary (Budapest)
  • Finland (Helsinki)
  • Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca)
  • Italy, North (Milan, Venice)
  • Latvia (Riga)
  • Lithuania (Vilnius)
  • Costa del Sol (Marbella)
  • Poland (Krakow, Warsaw)
  • Portugal (Lisbon)
  • Czech Republic (Prague)
  • Iceland (Reykjavik)
  • Netherlands, The (Rotterdam)
  • Bulgaria (Sofia)
  • Spain, Mid to West (Barcelona, Madrid)
  • Sweden (Stockholm)
  • Tunisia (Tunis)
  • Austria (Vienna)

Flight Duration - 3 to 4 hours

  • Bulgaria (Sofia)
  • Greece, North to West (Halkidiki, Preveza)
  • Greece, South (Kalamata, Athens)
  • Greek Islands, North to West (Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Zante)
  • Gibraltar (South of Spain)
  • Turkey (Istanbul, Anakra)
  • Madeira (Island South of Portugal)
  • Malta (Valletta, Birkirkara)
  • Morocco (Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat)
  • France, South (Marseille, Montpellier, Nice)
  • Norway (Oslo)
  • Portugal (Porto Islands)
  • Italy, Mid to South (Rome, Naples, Sicily)
  • Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg)
  • Spain, South (Seville)

Flight Duration - 4 to 5 hours

  • The Azores Islands (including 2 hour flight from Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife)
  • Greek Islands, East to South (Mytilene, Cyprus, Mykonos, Kos, Santorini, Crete, Rhodes)
  • Egypt (Cairo, Luxor)
  • Jordan (Amman)
  • Syria (Damascus)
  • Turkey (Izmir, Bodrum)

Flight Duration - 5 to 6 hours

  • Israel (Eilat)
  • Africa, West (Nigeria)

Flight Duration - 6 to 7 hours

  • Africa, West (Gambia, Ghana, Senegal)
  • Saudi Arabia (Riyadh)
  • Oman (Muscat)
  • United Arab Emirates (Dubai)

Flight Duration - 7 to 8 hours

  • Antigua (St John's)
  • Barbados (Bridgetown)
  • Bermuda (Hamilton)
  • USA, East (New York, Boston)
  • Canada, East (Montreal)
  • St Lucia (Castries)
  • Trinidad (Port of Spain)

Flight Duration - 8 to 9 hours

  • India, North (New Delhi)
  • India, West (Mumbai, Goa)
  • Pakistan (Karachi)

Flight Duration - 9 to 10 hours

  • Aruba (Oranjestad)
  • Bahamas (Nassau)
  • Bangladesh (Dhaka)
  • Botswana (Gaborone)
  • Cuba (Havana)
  • Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo)
  • Jamaica (Montego Bay)
  • Kenya (Nairobi)
  • St Kitts (Basseterre)
  • Tobago
  • Zimbabwe (Harare)

Flight Duration - 10 to 11 hours

  • Canada, South (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • USA, South East (Atlanta, Miami)
  • USA, West (California, San Francisco)
  • USA, North to West (Montana, Seattle)
  • USA, South (New Orleans)
  • Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo)
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires)
  • Cayman Islands (George Town)
  • Hong Kong
  • Grenada (St George's)
  • Mexico (Mexico City)
  • Namibia (Windhoek)
  • Chile (Santiago)
  • South Africa (Cape Town)
  • Sri Lanka (Colombo)
  • Tanzania (Dodoma)
  • Zambia (Lusaka)

Flight Duration - 11 to 12 hours

  • Australia (Sydney)
  • Thailand (Bangkok)
  • Hawaii (Honolulu)
  • Japan (Tokyo)
  • Mauritius (Port Louis)
  • South Korea (Seoul)
  • Singapore
  • Venezuela (Caracas)

Flight Duration Over 12 hours

  • Fiji (Suva)
  • USA, West (Las Vegas)
  • Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
  • USA (Montana)

Your flights time plays a hugely important role in your whole holiday experience as well. A bad flight or a flight that's too long can be the difference between a fantastic holiday and an ok holiday. Happy Holidays

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