The 18 Best Easter Holiday Destinations For Students

By on March 21st, 2023




Easter Holiday Destinations For Students


Study breaks are so important when you’re a student to take the time to rest and re-energise. Short getaways are one of our top tips to take the time and experience new things. With the Easter break fast approaching, here are some of our favourite Easter Holiday destinations to visit in spring.

Top Easter Holiday Destinations - Paris

1.Paris, France

One of Europe’s most romantic cities, Paris is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in history as well as countless works of art and museums dedicated to everything from fashion to history! You can spend days just wandering around admiring all its beauty – not to mention all its delicious food! For anyone into fashion or design this city will fulfil all your wishes with its unique style and elegant atmosphere.

2.New York City, America

April is the perfect time to visit, offering a variety of Easter-themed events including the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival and the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Central Park Zoo. Not to mention exploring some of the most iconic landmarks such as: Central Park, Statue of Liberty and more.


One of the most popular summer destinations and a great choice as an Easter holiday destination for students! Head to Palma and enjoy the Easter festival that takes place there. The island is also a dream for cyclists and hiking enthusiasts. You can even enjoy a day out at Hidropark Waterpark, go rock climbing or even paddleboarding.


A city that is always alive with hidden gems of bars and nightlife to explore and enjoy, Budapest has a bit of everything on offer. The spa baths are well worth giving a go for a relaxing time, along with a cruise down the Danube River.

5.Krakow, Poland

A beautiful city to visit and a great option for a cheap student holiday. It’s split into two areas – the Old Town with the Wawel castle and Krakow Market Square and Kazimierz, both of which you should check out.

Top Easter Holiday Destinations - Palma De Mallorca

Top Easter Holiday Destinations - Barcelona


The perfect city break that offers a great mix of both sunbathing and culture. Home to some of the quirkiest architecture by Antoni Gaudi, exquisite paella, stunning art galleries, Park Guell, friendly locals, and you are never too far from the beach.

7.Madrid, Spain

The Spanish capital is a popular destination all year round. In April, the days are usually sunny, perfect for discovering the city’s famous sights! Check out the stunning Royal Palace, visit the huge parks like the Casa de Campo and taste the local delicacies. The city is usually buzzing, especially in trendy neighbourhoods like Embajadores, which has lots of bars and lively nightlife.

8.Berlin, Germany

Spring is a great time of year to visit one of Europe’s most exciting cities with something going on every day of the week! There are plenty of museums including Museum Island which includes five different museum buildings such as Pergamon Museum or Altes.

9.Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Rich in history, art, culture, bike rides and canals. Visit numerous museums and points of interest such as Anne Frank’s house, hire a bike to cycle around the city, sample numerous coffee shops and try some authentic stroopwaffel. April is the perfect time to visit and see famous tulips in full bloom.  Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport is really easy to reach from our UK city locations.


10.Dublin, Ireland

A tour of the Guinness Storehouse is a must when visiting Dublin, with samples of Guinness to enjoy. Temple Bar in Dublin is the best place to soak up the friendly local Irish atmosphere. Best places to eat and drink are:

  • Piglet Wine Bar– lots of wine with a wine bar food menu on another level!
  • Vintage Cocktail Club– cocktail fans, you will love this place!
  • The Quays Bar– head here for good old traditional pub food and drinks.

Top Easter Holiday Destinations - Amsterdam

Easter Holidays in the UK

Why not take a trip somewhere in the UK this summer? If a change of scenery is what you need during the Easter holidays and you don’t want to travel too far, a short trip could be just what you need, with plenty of Easter Holiday destinations to explore.


Edinburgh, Scotland

A beautiful city to not only study in but to enjoy a perfect break away. If you have a night or two spare, you can spend the weekend exploring. The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat are some great destinations if you’re new to the city and want to explore. Likewise, Downing Students have put together a great list of 10 free things to do in Edinburgh.

Aberystwyth, Wales

A coastal town in West Wales ideal for the Easter holidays that has thousands of years of history, with so many things to see in do include: see the sun from Constitution Hall, explore Aberystwyth Castle and take the steam train to Devil’s Bridge.

Cotswolds, England

Picture-perfect the English village the Cotswolds is beautiful, offering amazing countryside walks, cosy pubs, and villages. A few places you must visit are:

  • Castlecombe– check out the Market Cross and St. Andrew’s Church, before heading for a stroll in this almost fairy-tale-like English village.
  • Bourton-on-the-Water- it has heaps of historical properties with hidden gems, and while you are here you must try Bakery on the Water for fresh pastries.

Cornwall, England

Just a 2 hour train ride away if you are studying in Exeter, Cornwall  is about expansive moors and wind-swept beaches April is the perfect time to visit with the weather warming up. Some of the best things to do on a trip to Cornwall are:

  • Eden Project– a famous attraction featuring all things rainforest and plenty of outdoor gardens to explore.
  • Kayaking- if water sports is your thing, Cornwall is the place to do it with plenty of opportunity!
  • Trebah– beautiful tropical gardens
  • St. Ives– arguably Cornwall’s most popular beach town with lots of great restaurants, shops and art galleries located around the horseshoe shaped bay.

Easter Holiday Destinations - Cotswolds

Easter Holiday Destinations - Brighton


Famous for its art deco architecture and beachfront promenade which has been used in many movies including The Italian Job starring Michael Caine. The beachfront is full of colourful beach huts which make it feel like you’re on holiday even if it’s only for a few days! Travelling time is just a 1-hour train ride away if you are studying in London. More hotspots to visit in Brighton during the Easter holidays are:


  • Brighton Beach– for those who love the seaside!
  • Brighton Museum and Art Gallery– for some local culture, art and history
  • The Lanes- a local point of interest with plenty of boutique shops, cafes and jewellery shops too!
  • North Laine– expect retro vibes, packed full of quirky shops and independent coffee shops
  • Brighton Pier- filled with fairground rides, arcade machines and candy floss machines- there is something for everybody here.
  • Snoopers Paradise- a hidden gem filled with antiques, artifacts and vintage accessories and more.

Lake District, England

A great place to unwind and put the day-to-day of studying to one side for a moment, the Lake District is perfect for camping, comfortable stays at quaint B&Bs, strolls around the many magnificent lakes, and incredible scenery.

Look at Verde resident Charlotte’s amazing highlights from her trip to the Lake District. Train tickets cost as little as £40 if you are travelling from Newcastle!

The Highlands, Scotland

Considered one of the most beautiful places in Scotland, The Highlands is home to some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks including Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles and Loch Ness, famous for the alleged monster. You can travel by train or car to enjoy a great outdoor camping trip, making the most of the outdoors.

Peak District, England

A peaceful world away from busy university city life, make sure you visit top tourist attractions including:

  • Chatsworth House for art galleries and historic sites
  • Mam Tour – ideal for those who love the outdoors and active mountain walking
  • Peak Cavern – to explore caverns and caves galore



Going abroad is great, enjoying the sun and sea especially if you are tired of the rain and the cold. Just because it’s the Easter holidays, you don’t have to go abroad; there are plenty of Easter holiday destinations to visit in the UK.

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