Easter 2020 was a sorry affair for many of us due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With quarantines and lockdowns enforced across the globe, an Easter vacation was not possible. As things stand, we are still in some degree of limbo. The introduction of several vaccines has brought a sense of hope that the light is appearing at the end of the tunnel, and hopefully, an Easter vacation in 2021 is possible. However, everything depends on travel restrictions based on the number of cases in respective countries. Should an Easter getaway this year not be possible, we hope that you’ll still feel inspired to think ahead to next year with a plethora of amazing destinations to visit.
Plan an Easter vacation in a unique location
With Holy Week coming up, now is the perfect time to plan an Easter vacation with the family, and where better to go than to a unique spot in Europe? We’ve put together a list of our seven favorite places to go for Easter holidays, so keep reading, and plan a trip for Holy week 2021 or the Easter weekend, and start looking forward to visiting somewhere new and experiencing some new Easter traditions this year!
Experience Semana Santa in Seville for an Easter vacation
In Spain, and Andalucia in particular, Holy Week is a huge event, arguably bigger than Christmas. Seville is famously the city that has the biggest events for Semana Santa with processions from the Monday of Holy Week to Maundy Thursday, and again on Easter Sunday from the various churches to the Cathedral. Each church has its own parade with depictions of the various stages of the week leading to Good Friday, and people come from all around the world to see them. If you want to see some parades—or pasos as they’re known in Spain—during Semana Santa but you’d like to avoid the crowds after seeing a couple, a stay in this stunning villa rental with a pool gives you the perfect balance for an Easter vacation.
Head to Budapest and the Hungarian countryside for an Easter vacation, 2021
Budapest is a great spot for a city break and an Easter vacation. An inexpensive city, April is a great time to go with mild temperatures. From the Budapest Eye on Erzsébet Square to street food from Karaván at Kazinczy, as well as over a hundred museums, there’s plenty of things to do in Budapest. Once you’ve spent a few days exploring the city, head out into the stunning Hungarian countryside. With areas such as Lake Balaton to explore, you’ll see a whole other side to this unique country. With rentals like this riverfront cottage near Szarvas, you can look forward to spending the Easter holidays in a stunning part of the world.
Spend Easter 2021 near the stunning Antalya, Turkey
Antalya, Turkey, is perfectly situated for an Easter vacation by the sea. Antalya Beach has golden sand, and once you see the water, there will be no questions as to why this part of the country has been dubbed the Turquoise Coast. With highs of 21ºC in April, it’s perfect for a family holiday in a warmer climate. With luxury tented cabins near the coast and a little way out of town, you can enjoy the best that the region has to offer for an unforgettable Easter weekend in the sun.
Enjoy an Easter vacation in Edinburgh for Holy Week 2021
Edinburgh is a stunning city, and it’s perfect for a getaway throughout the year, but if you head here for Holy Week 2021, you can enjoy exploring the Royal Botanic Gardens Easter trail. Head up to Edinburgh Castle and enjoy some incredible vistas over the city, and then escape the hustle and bustle of the city with some luxury camping near Edinburgh. With so many stunning areas to explore in Scotland, you can enjoy some unforgettable trips throughout your Easter vacation.
Escape to Valletta, Malta, for an island getaway
Valletta, Malta, is a hive of activity over Easter, especially on Easter Monday when children receive chocolate eggs. As well as all the Easter fun to be had here, Valletta is a stunning medieval city that has been used in movies and sits next to the ocean. If you head over to the island of Gozo, which is easily accessible by ferry, you can enjoy some dolphin watching at this time of year. for the ultimate island getaway, book a stay at this charming dome rental on a permaculture farm, and enjoy a true coastal escape for Easter 2021.
Easter Vacations in Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb has become an increasingly popular and fashionable destination for a city break, and if you head here at Easter, you can enjoy seeing the unique large decorated Easter eggs around the city. Just 45 minutes’ drive from the city, you can find yourself at this gorgeous cottage rental overlooking the idyllic Croatian countryside for a memorable Easter vacation.
Head to Bristol for a West Country Easter vacation
Bristol is a unique city. Surrounded by the stunning countryside of the West Country, it’s a city famed for its arts and music scene, with bands such as Massive Attack and Idles hailing from the city, and of course, the artwork of the secretive Banksy found all over the city. There are a number of amazing restaurants in the city center, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge is worth a visit over the Easter weekend. Extend your Easter vacation with a stay in one of these quirky and fun shepherds huts, and explore the West Country.