How do you pick the perfect country for a family summer holiday? According to the experts at Jet2Holidays you simply have to find great all-rounders that tick every box from sun, sand and sea to non-stop fun. Then you need to throw in fantastic attractions, plenty of outdoor activities, heaps of adventure and something for all-ages, as well as fast and easy flights, of course.
Fortunately Jet2Holidays aren’t just handing down words of wisdom. They’ve done quite a bit of the practical work too and found the four finest European countries which cover all bases, have a maximum flight time of five hours and all score high on great holiday prices into the bargain - even during July and August 2019.
Interested to know more? Here are the top destinations for summer 2019, handpicked for families by Jet2Holidays.
Cyprus is a great all-rounder for family summer holidays. It’s one of the largest islands in Europe and, with average daily temps of 30˚ between June and September, one of the warmest and sunniest. Which is handy as it also has dozens of Blue Flag beaches along a lovely Mediterranean coastline, peaceful countryside made for walking and cycling, mountains to climb, seaside cities and quaint villages, lux resorts, and almost as much end-to-end heritage as silvery sands and big, blue skies.
There are direct UK flights year round to both Paphos in western Cyprus and Larnaca on the east coast, with a flying time between four hours 30 minutes and five hours.