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Learn about your zodiac sign and let astrology lead you to the perfect travel destination.
You finally have enough money and vacation days saved up to get away from it all. It’s time to use them! Taking a break is good for your brain, even if you’re just heading out on a budget-friendly mini vacation. With that in mind, the question isn’t whether you should book a trip—it’s where.
Instead of spinning a globe and placing your finger on a random country to decide on a destination, you can use astrology to inform your decision. Learning about your zodiac sign can help you understand who you are and what you need. Once you know that, you’ll have a better understanding of the ideal vacation spot for you. (Considering your rising sign in addition to your sun sign might help too.)
While your best friend may get the most out of lying on a beach and reading a book, you may be energized by exploring the culture of a foreign land. And even though your coworker might love to travel solo, you may have more fun on romantic weekends away—just be sure your zodiac signs are compatible first!—or on group trips like family vacations or girlfriend getaways. Your zodiac sign can help you understand your preferences and point you to vacations you may not have thought of before. Here’s what an expert in astrology and other spiritual arts has to say.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Aries’ zodiac sign element may be fire, but a vacation to them doesn’t necessarily mean soaking up the sunlight. People born under this sign feel liberated by the excitement of activity. They need to get all of their energy out on vacation so they can return to their daily lives refreshed. “Vacations with lots of activities and action will appeal to Aries’ energetic and outgoing nature,” says Athena Perrakis, founder of Sage Goddess, a spiritual shop and reference source. “Think an all-inclusive resort with outdoor sports activities in an exotic and warm location.”
Kauai, Hawaii, is one of the best vacation spots for combining beautiful nature, outdoor sports, lovely weather, and exotic adventures. Rappel down cliffsides or zip line over lush jungles. Explore all kinds of terrain by going on guided ATV tours or mountain tubing through local waterways. Book your stay at Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort for a luxurious stay featuring water sports activities.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
No matter the type of vacation, Taureans better be treated like royalty. They love to be pampered, but they also tend to feel most comfortable when they’re in a familiar place. “Taurus is something of a homebody,” Perrakis says, “so for vacations, they like to have their creature comforts.” Still, she adds, “they do feel wanderlust at times, and especially if they have a fire sign rising or moon, this will be even more pronounced.”
Ritzy retreats are ideal for people born under this sign. “A staycation at a beautiful resort or a lavish vacation to Paris, where the hotel will have all of the amenities in place while they explore, will be very appealing to Taurus,” she says. Treat yourself by staying at the elegant Hilton Paris Opera, situated near the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and plenty of other French landmarks.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
A Gemini’s perfect vacation caters to mind, body, and spirit. Gemini love to roam—there’s no destination they won’t circle on their maps—but the best way for them to enjoy a trip is to get their brains involved. Gemini is, after all, one of the most intelligent zodiac signs. “Gemini is a natural explorer,” Perrakis says. “The most important thing for a Gemini is to feel intellectually engaged, so trips that include sightseeing excursions with guided tours would be a big hit.”
This air sign would love to go on a safari in Africa or explore the incredible biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands. If that sounds like fun, make a reservation at the Galápagos Safari Camp, which puts you in the heart of the jungle. With rooms made to look like massively upgraded tents, it offers an experience that can truly be called luxury camping. It also provides an easy connection to Galápagos cruises and guided safaris.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
“Cancer is another homebody of the zodiac, so while they may sometimes get excited by the idea of travel, they’re not as excited about the actual process of leaving home for very long,” says Perrakis. This doesn’t mean Cancers are opposed to traveling altogether; they just need the right trip for the right length of time. “Short trips that don’t take them far from home are best, especially ones where they are surrounded by family and friends,” she says. If you’re a Cancer and you have a week or two off from work, split your vacation into blocks of home time and away time.
You aren’t likely to find a Cancer backpacking around Europe or traveling solo around South America. Instead, they’ll probably prefer a few days with the family at Disney World, enjoying the attractions and their favorite Disney foods. There are countless magical hotels and resorts in Orlando, each with its own fun and enchanting theme. Family-oriented Cancers would love to bring their loved ones to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, which features a close-up view of giraffes—right outside your bedroom window!
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Leos take comfort to a whole new level. They don’t want to feel satisfied; they want to be wowed. “Leo loves to travel but only in style,” says Perrakis. “A first-class flight to a magical locale is just as exciting for Leo as the destination itself. When traveling with a Leo, pull out all the stops: chilled champagne on ice in the room, chocolates on the pillows.”
When Leos talk vacation, they’re speaking the language of luxury. Staying in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives is a total slam dunk for this sign. The Senova Jani is a dream stay, with private pools, spa services, and even waterslides that take you directly from your bungalow into the ocean. An alternate accommodation: Rent a private tropical island (within your budget) instead.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
It is very hard for a Virgo to take a real vacation. The mind of a Virgo is constantly working and overthinking. If this is your sign, you might find yourself in the most beautiful place in the world with your brain back at the office. “Virgo loves to work, so with them, you have to watch out that a vacation doesn’t become another task to complete—or that they don’t end up working all vacation long,” says Perrakis. “This means taking Virgo outside of their comfort zone.”
For Virgos to get the most out of a vacation, they have to be totally engaged. Just kicking back on a beach chair for seven days straight will drive them nuts. Try taking your favorite Virgo food and wine tasting in Tuscany, Italy. It’s the country everyone wants to visit for a reason! A vacation like this keeps mouths, hands, stomachs, and brains occupied. Virgos will love learning about the local gastronomy while taking in amazing sights. With its pools, rolling hills, and rustic Tuscan villa decor, Conti di San Bonifacio Wine Resort entices Virgos to stay in the moment.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Libras are all about culture. (They’re also one of the most polite zodiac signs, so if your traveling partner is a Libra, you’re in luck.) They love interacting with others and becoming well-rounded people through these connections. The best bet for a great Libra vacation is to hit major cities in other parts of the world. Tropical vacations won’t be as fulfilling for a Libra as touring the breweries of Berlin, for example. “Libra likes to explore and people watch,” Perrakis explains, “so take them anywhere you’ll find street-side bistros and cafés full of people and movement: tapas in Barcelona; dinner outdoors in Venice along the canal; or wine at sunset on Santorini, gazing at the Mediterranean while tourists dance to local music.”
Indulge in Italian seafood and historic sites when you visit Venice, the so-called Floating City. Take notice of locals and tourists as you walk by Saint Mark’s Basilica, stroll over the Rialto Bridge, or visit the famous Harry’s Bar, where the Bellini cocktail was invented. Experience supreme luxury and Venetian artistic expression when you stay at The Gritti Palace.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
According to Perrakis, Scorpios need some serious R&R. “Scorpio works so hard that the ideal vacation should feel like a pampering experience,” she says. This water sign will feel refreshed by taking a dream beach vacation, complete with a full list of hotel amenities for the ultimate self-care. “Consider a few days on a remote beach with poolside drinks and lavish snacks, all while enjoying a massage poolside.”
If you feel up for a little outing once you’ve gotten enough down time, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and its history. “Scorpio enjoys exploring the world and learning hidden knowledge,” Perrakis says. Visit museums or heritage sites near your luxury hotel. For an amazing combination of tropical beach vacation and cultural adventure, travel to Phuket, Thailand. The island’s majestic beaches, playful wildlife, Buddhist marvels, and exciting nightlife provide everything a Scorpio could need to relax, have fun, and take in some culture along the way. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is a beachside luxury resort that offers a spa, tennis court, fitness center, and so much more.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
With a natural craving for travel and adventure, Sagittarians make some of the best travel companions for jet-setters. They always want to experience something new—in fact, that’s the best New Year’s resolution for this sign—whether it’s another mountain to climb or another ocean to cross. The toughest part about vacationing with Sagittarians is trying to get them to go back home! “They are the ones to go hiking with in Sedona or the Grand Canyon, explore Zion, climb Machu Picchu, or backpack through remote parts of the Himalayas,” says Perrakis.
A Sagittarius would be thrilled to spend time in Mérida, the capital city of Mexico’s Yucatán state. Simply taking a walking tour of the La Ciudad Blanca (the White City) or spending Sundays at the street festival in the central plaza are reasons enough to make the trip. But this cultural hub is also the center of ancient Mayan civilization, so Sagittarius will love exploring magnificent ruins and pyramids like Chichén Itzá and Uxmal. And swimming in the nearby cenotes is a must! With the city’s stunning, colorful architecture, there is no shortage of beautiful places to stay, but El Palacito Secreto will certainly make you feel like royalty.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Let a Capricorn plan your vacation, and you’ll have a full itinerary. That’s because Capricorns value educational, enriching vacations—think museum tours and visits to historic landmarks. “Goal-oriented and driven, Capricorn needs to know what the return will be on their investment of time,” Perrakis says. “Take them on a vacation where they might meet new contacts for their business, and they’re in.” If a Capricorn does business with foreign companies, a trip to one of those countries would allow them to relax as well as play up their greatest career strength: the drive to achieve.
With that in mind, book a trip to Shanghai, China, one of the business capitals of the world. Walk the Bund (a famous strip where historic and modern architecture collide) and take in the glowing nighttime view of the harbor city skyline. Ride to the top of the Shanghai Tower, which is the tallest skyscraper in Asia and the second tallest in all the world. Book your stay at The Peninsula Shanghai, a luxury hotel located on the Bund and named the best hotel in Shanghai by Travel + Leisure.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Chances are, the Aquarius in your life already has a long (and growing) list of things to do and places to see. People born under this zodiac sign want to do it all and find everything interesting. “Aquarius loves new ideas, new places, new people,” Perrakis says. “Easy conversationalists, they prefer to travel with others and explore new lands in groups.” Because of their insatiable curiosity, there are countless travel destinations that Aquarians will love.
One fantastic country for this sign to visit would be Japan. Not only does the Asian nation have a rich history and fascinating culture, but each of its regions has something different to offer, from skiing in snowy Hokkaido to hiking volcanoes and soaking in natural hot springs in Kyushu. Intellectual Aquarius should start off by hitting the capital city of Tokyo, bustling with people and technological innovation. One hotel that embodies this air sign’s innovative spirit is Trunk Hotel, a chic stay with a special commitment to the environment.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
As a water sign, Pisces is the one that would be most happy with a tropical vacation. Pisces love to relax and daydream, so an oceanfront hotel or a cabin by a lake would be ideal. As for vacation activities, kayaking, surfing, and scuba diving are all great choices.
“Think of the Bahamas,” Perrakis says. “Pisces can make their dream of swimming with dolphins come true.” Mostly, Pisces just want to enjoy the wonder of the natural, watery world and get lost in their imaginations. If you’re headed to the Bahamas with a Pisces, the Cove at Atlantis on Paradise Island, nestled between Paradise Beach and Cove Beach, will be a surefire hit.