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Looking forward to your next vacation? Everyone needs a break from their everyday routines every now and then. Talking about vacation and traveling is an excellent topic of conversation between friends and work colleagues.

In this article, we'll introduce you to useful phrases and questions that will help you talk about your next vacation plans. Take a look at the tables below and then start getting ready for your next trip!

Asking About Vacation Plans

Below, we'll introduce you to questions that you can use to find out what vacation plans somebody has. Use them the next time you're talking about vacations with friends and colleagues!
German German English English
Hast du schon Pläne für deinen nächsten Urlaub?
Do you already have plans for your next vacation?
Wohin möchtest du in deinem nächsten Urlaub fahren?
Where do you want to go on your next vacation?
Wann fährst du in den Urlaub?
When are you going on vacation?
Warst du schon einmal in Argentinien?
Have you ever been to Argentina?
Bist du schon einmal nach Thailand gereist?
Have you ever visited Thailand?
Wo würdest du deinen Traumurlaub verbringen?
Where would your dream vacation be?
Wie lange wirst du weg sein?
How long are you going to be gone?
Hast du Pläne für die Sommerpause?
Do you have any plans for the summer break?
Wie lange dauert dein Flug?
How long is your flight?
Wie wirst du dorthin kommen?
How will you get there?

Talking About Vacation Plans

Want to tell everyone about where you're off to next for vacation? These phrases are just for you then! Use them to describe your vacation plans to others.
German German English English
Ich habe vor, nach Deutschland zu fahren.
I'm planning on going to Germany.
Ich würde gerne nach Mexiko reisen.
I'd like to travel to Mexico.
Ich mache Urlaub in Brasilien.
I'm going on vacation in Brazil.
Ich war noch nie in China.
I've never been to China.
Ich werde ungefähr zwei Wochen weg sein.
I'll be gone for about two weeks.
Ich werde im Juni Urlaub machen.
I'll be on vacation in June.
Mein Urlaub dauert ungefähr eine Woche.
My vacation is about a week long.
Ich habe noch keine Pläne für den Sommer.
I don't have any plans yet for the summer.
Wir fahren mit dem Zug dorthin.
We are taking a train to get there.
Ich mache eine Rucksackreise durch Europa.
I am going backpacking around Europe.

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Practice & Record an Everyday Conversation

Take the next step and use what you’ve learned! Check out this topic’s dialogue unit and practice the phrases in a variety of exercises. Test your knowledge and get ready for real life conversations!
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Hast du schon Pläne für deinen nächsten Urlaub?en
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Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential German phrases for talking about future vacations?
  • Hast du schon Pläne für deinen nächsten Urlaub?
    Do you already have plans for your next vacation?
  • Wann fährst du in den Urlaub?
    When are you going on vacation?
  • Wie lange wirst du weg sein?
    How long are you going to be gone?
  • Hast du Pläne für die Sommerpause?
    Do you have any plans for the summer break?
  • Ich habe vor, nach Deutschland zu fahren.
    I'm planning on going to Germany.
  • Ich mache Urlaub in Brasilien.
    I'm going on vacation in Brazil.
  • Ich werde ungefähr zwei Wochen weg sein.
    I'll be gone for about two weeks.
  • Mein Urlaub dauert ungefähr eine Woche.
    My vacation is about a week long.
How do I tell others where I am headed to next on vacation?
Here are two ways you can tell someone in German where you are traveling to next:

Ich habe vor, nach + ORT + zu fahren.
  • Ich habe vor, nach Deutschland zu fahren. (I'm planning on going to Germany.)
  • Ich habe vor, nach Luxemburg zu fahren. (I'm planning on going to Luxembourg.)
  • Ich habe vor, nach Österreich zu fahren. (I'm planning on going to Austria.)


Ich mache Urlaub in + ORT.
  • Ich mache Urlaub in Brasilien. (I'm going on vacation in Brazil.)
  • Ich mache Urlaub in Italien. (I'm going on vacation in Italy.)
  • Ich mache Urlaub in Australien. (I'm going on vacation in Australia.)

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