Tips for Taking a Last-Minute Trip

November 8, 2019

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Have you ever given thought to taking a last-minute trip? The kind of trip that isn’t planned except for the moment that you hit “book” and start to pack your bags? If not, it’s time to put this into your mind and make this type of trip happen. Planning a last-minute trip to somewhere completely new just might end up being one of the best trips that you’ve ever taken. 

So many people tend to think that booking a holiday early means that they’re going to get the best deal. But in all reality, this isn’t always the case. Last-minute trips not only can result in super big savings but it also might have you visit someplace that you never even considered before. 

Wouldn’t it be great to discover a place or location that opens your eyes to all the beauty of the world out there just waiting to be explored? This is just one of the highlights that can happen when you’re booking a last-minute trip. 

Is last minute travel cheaper?

On certain occasions, it can be! Airlines and hotels are known for reducing their rates if there are seats on the plane and rooms in a hotel that aren’t booked on that given day. 

You might be taking a risk waiting to book a trip but if it pays off, it can result in big savings. This should also be a reason that you consider booking a random trip last-minute as well. One simple way to find the best deals possible is to look up last-minute trips with Voyage Privé

Hopping online and checking out the last-minute fares and sales with a totally open mind and travel agenda give you so many great options. You can easily find a holiday or vacation that can cost you hundreds, if not thousands left, just by booking a last-minute trip to somewhere new. 

What is considered last-minute travel?

Anything that you’re booking the day of is going to be considered last-minute travel. And honestly, anything that is booked about 3 days before the trip “starts” is going to be considered last-minute as well. 

How do you plan a last-minute trip?

This is the beauty of taking a trip last-minute. You really don’t have to plan much! (or actually anything at all!) If you have no idea where you’re going on when you’re going to leave, it can be super hard to plan anything concrete on your trip. What this means is that the best way to plan for a last-minute trip is to just agree that you’re going to go with the flow.

You know that you’re going to need shoes, clothes, money, and any other personal items that you just can’t travel without. Besides that, there really isn’t going to be a lot more to your initial planning. And that’s okay! 

How do I plan a cheap trip?

There are actually several tricks to planning a cheap trip. If you can be flexible on your departure and arrival date, you can actually find great deals on airline tickets as well. Most times if you can leave during a weekday during a weekend you’re going to get better rates.

Another simple way to save money and find deals is to be open about where you’re going to go. Planning a trip to Hawaii is going to cost a lot more than trying out a new beach that you’ve maybe never been to. But if you’re looking for a holiday that fits within your budget, exploring a place that you’ve never considered before is just the key to making your trip happen.

You have to give thought to exploring new places and spaces when you’re booking last-minute trips. This will not only give you an adventure to talk about for years to come but it will also leave you with money leftover as well. 

The next time that you’re looking to escape from reality and plan a trip, consider a last-minute trip to a place that you’ve never been to. Be adventurous and safe with your travels and see if you’re able to explore an area without having to have an agenda. Sometimes, the best trips out there are the ones that are just planned off the cuff! 


  • michelle twin mum November 8, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    I always used to bookm last minute trips when Iw as dingle, I think it is harder when you have kids to factor in too. Mich x

  • Kira November 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    We always say we are going to try last minute trips but wouldn’t have a clue where or how to go about it . Some really great tips here 🙂

  • Sarupa Shah November 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    I love last minute trips and trips that no one knows about till I’ve got to me destination!!

  • What Mum Loves November 9, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    I have always wanted to start taking last-miniute trips, but my hyper-organised, to-do lists-loving brain always stops me from doing it. After reading your post though, I added the ‘take a last-minute trip’ to my vision board 🙂
    Also, where is your suitcase from? It looks so practical x

  • Paulina November 10, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    I have booked last minute trip this year and I do not regret it at all! I really wanted to go to Greece, but could not find any interesting last minute holidays there so I went to Fuerteventura instead. I have spent amazing time in Spain. I think everyone should try last minute trip at least once!

  • Emily November 10, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    It’s been a while since we’ve been on holiday and I’m absolutely desperate to take a break so I keep finding myself on holiday websites. These are some brilliant tips, I’ll definitely be taking note!

  • Jenni November 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Last minute trips are very exciting and I think as long as you’ve got some clothes and toiletries you’ll be fine

  • Yeah Lifestyle November 10, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    To be honest, I am more of a last minute kindda holiday person and finding good discount can sometimes be easy and other times difficult, so enjoyed reading your post on how to leverage on last minute bookings

  • Rebecca Smith November 10, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    These are some great tips. We love taking last minute trips, always so much fun when you make spur on the moment decisions.

  • Rachel November 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Now that my son is a little older I’m looking forward to taking some more last minute trips. I don’t really like the planning part anyway. I really enjoy not knowing what to expect!

  • Stephanie November 11, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    I’m a big fan of last minute travel, I’m quite spontaneous so I really enjoy the thrill of booking a last minute trip x

  • Tash November 11, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Ohhh I am a planner! We are due to go away soon and I just love the whole planning process, its half the fun for me!

  • Melanie November 12, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    There are some really good tips here. I love the idea of just getting up and going away last minute xx

  • Kara November 13, 2019 at 6:24 am

    I have not booked a last minute trip for years – probably as its not as easy to do when you have kids

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