Feeling stressed or overworked? Maybe it's time for you to take a vacation? Going on vacation is a great opportunity to see the world, to learn a new language, to meet new people, and to just experience different cultures.

Talking about vacation plans is an interesting and exciting conversational topic, and in this article we've gathered lots of phrases that you can use to do this. Have a look at the tables below and then start dreaming about your own next vacation!

Asking about Vacation Plans

Using the questions we've gathered for you in the table below, you'll be able to find out what kind of vacation plans somebody else has. Check them out and use them the next time you're talking about vacations!
Do you already have plans for your next vacation?
 
Where do you want to go on your next vacation?
 
When are you going on vacation?
 
Have you ever been to Argentina?
 
Have you ever visited Thailand?
 
Where would your dream vacation be?
 
How long are you going to be gone?
 
Do you have any plans for the summer break?
 
How long is your flight?
 
How will you get there?
 
 
Do you already have plans for your next vacation?
Talking about vacation plans is a very common topic of conversation, especially among friends and work collogues. The most common way to ask about someone's next vacation plans is the question Do you already have plans for your next vacation?. In response, the person you are talking to would simply tell you their vacation plans. For example, like this We'd like to travel around Southern Europe.

Describing Vacation Plans

In the table below you'll be introduced to a number of phrases that you can use to talk about your next vacation. Use them to tell someone where you are going, how long you'll be gone, and more!
I'm planning on going to Australia.
 
I'd like to travel to Mexico.
 
I'm going on vacation in Brazil.
 
I've never been to China.
 
I'll be gone for about two weeks.
 
I'll be on vacation in June.
 
My vacation is about a week long.
 
I don't have any plans yet for the summer.
 
We are taking a train to get there.
 
I am going backpacking around Europe.
 
 
I'm planning on going to Australia
To say where you are traveling to on your next vacation, use the sentence pattern I'm planning on going to + PLACE. Somebody would typically respond to this by asking you more questions about your plans, like Have you ever been there before?.
I'd like to travel to Mexico
Dreaming about discovering a new place? Use the sentence pattern I'd like to travel to + PLACE to tell someone where you want to go. Somebody could respond by saying I'd love to go there too!.
I'm going on vacation in Brazil
An easy way to tell someone your vacation plans is to use the sentence pattern I'm going on vacation in + PLACE. Someone might respond by saying something like I hope you have a good trip!.
I'll be gone for about two weeks
If you need to tell someone how long you'll be on vacation, then use the sentence pattern I'll be gone for + PERIOD OF TIME. There are lots of ways someone could respond. One possibility is Do you need anyone to watch after your house while you're gone?.
I'll be on vacation in June
If someone asks you when you'll be on vacation, then you can tell them by using the sentence pattern I'll be on vacation + POINT IN TIME. In response, someone might ask you a question about your plans. For example, like this Where are you going?.

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential English phrases for talking about future vacations?
  • Do you already have plans for your next vacation?
  • Do you have any plans for the summer break?
  • I'm planning on going to Australia.
  • I'm going on vacation in Brazil.
  • When are you going on vacation?
  • How long are you going to be gone?
  • I'll be gone for about two weeks.
  • My vacation is about a week long.
How do I tell someone where I'm going on vacation next?
Here are two ways you can tell someone where you are going on vacation:

I'm planning on going to + PLACE.
  • I'm planning on going to Australia.
  • I'm planning on going to Ireland.
  • I'm planning on going to Canada.


I'm going on vacation in + PLACE.
  • I'm going on vacation in Brazil.
  • I'm going on vacation in Italy.
  • I'm going on vacation in Australia.