Miami? Been there. Mexico? Done that. Florida? *yawn*. GUYS it’s time to switch it up and say yes to some awesome alternative Spring Break destinations.

We’re talking skiing in Canada, surfing in Bali or Northern Lights hunting in Iceland. Come make it a Spring Break to remember. Go on, you know you want to 😉

Take a look at our list of alternative Spring Break destinations and get excited.

1. You can go skiing in Canada

Canada alternative spring break destinations

Swap the beach for the snow in some of the world’s most famous winter sports resorts in Canada.

Checking out Whistler, Banff and Big White, skiers and snowboarders will be in snow heaven. And when you’re done with the slopes, there’s always dog sledding, ice skating, hot springs and après-ski to get involved with. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, shredding in Canada is practically a rite of passage. Spring Break sorted.

Get your ski on with our Great White North trip

2. You can go surfing and yoga-ing in Bali

Surf Bali Alternative Spring Break Destinations

Experience Indonesia and get involved in all things active this Spring Break. With yoga, surfing and cycling on the cards, this is one epic holiday.

Start your day surfing and unwind and stretch out with a yoga class afterwards or keep the energy pumping with some cycling. Paradise is calling guys, isn’t it time you gave Bali a go?

Enjoy the best of Bali on our Bali Active trip

3. You can go Northern Lights hunting in Iceland

Northern Lights Alternative Spring Break Destinations

With more natural wonders than you thought possible packed into one country, Iceland’s got stunning scenery down to a T.

Don’t miss the chance to chase the Northern Lights when you’re here. Catching a glimpse of them will give you all the feels. And will probably make you cry. Seriously.

Grab your chance to see the Northern Lights on our Iceland Explorer trip

4. You can go check out the best of America’s West

Las Vegas Alternative Spring Break Destinations

Discover the beauty and the sparkle of the Golden States of America’s West Coast this Spring Break.

Try your luck at the casinos in Las Vegas, head out on some stunning hikes in Yosemite Park and get ready to be left speechless at your first glimpse of the Grand Canyon. Don’t forget Hollywood and San Francisco, and you’ve got yourself a pretty sweet Spring Break.

Ready to travel the best of the West? Do it on our Golden States trip

5. You can go on safari in Africa

Serengeti Safari Africa Alternative Spring Break Destinations

Kruger National Park is what all of your safari dreams are made of.

Spend your days here searching for the Big Five (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes), embracing the stunning landscapes and falling in love with the sunsets. Yep, places like this really do exist. Cameras at the ready!

Grab your binoculars on our Kruger Safari trip

6. You can go skiing in Japan

Alternative spring break destinations ski japan hakuba

Japan’s ski resorts are some of the best in the world. So why not check them out this Spring Break?

Hakuba awaits for more skiing, snowboarding and après-ski than you can handle. Carve your way from the green to the black runs and make sure you leave time to visit snow monkeys, a sake brewery and temples. Let’s go!

Hit the slopes on our Ski Japan trip

7. You can go and see pandas in China

China pandas Alternative Spring Break Destinations

Did someone say pandas? Yep, you heard!

On your trip through China, roll over to the Panda Conservation Centre for cuteness overload. These guys are adorable. Also, be sure to experience the The Great Wall of China, see the Terracotta Warriors and visit Tiananmen Square. There’s loads of amazing Chinese food to keep you going, so dig in!

Check out China on our China Live trip

8. You can explore the Cai Be floating market in Vietnam

Cai Be market vietnam alternative spring break destinations

Floating markets? Yep, they’re a thing.

And you absolutely have to visit them as you journey through Vietnam this Spring Break. Teeming with fruit, vegetables and other local produce, this is a pretty special experience for sure. Get your bargaining hat on!

Experience the floating markets on our Un-Pho-Gettable Vietnam trip

9. You can go fall in love with Europe

Italy Alternative Spring Break Destinations

Ah Europe, you beauty.

Start ticking off some of that bucket list with a visit to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome and the canals in Venice. When it’s time to get back in touch with nature, there’s the epic Swiss Alps to get lost in. Sounds pretty perfect right?

Do it all on our European Wonder trip

Have our alternative Spring Break destinations got you keen for doing Spring Break the Topdeck way? Check out our website for more info

Marianne Lampon
Originally from Cambridge, Marianne has officially caught the travel bug. A lover of movies and fitness, Marianne will always stop to pet dogs when she’s out exploring and will steal your food when you’re not looking.