Less than three hours flight time on vacation

  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • From Munich: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • From Berlin: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 2 hours 35 minutes

2. Balearic Islands, Spain

This year, too, the Balearic Islands with Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera are among the most popular travel destinations for Germans – also because the journey is so short.

Families will find child-friendly beaches on Mallorca and those who value culture can marvel at buildings such as the Palacio Real in Palma. The sister island of Menorca, on the other hand, is a paradise for hikers and impresses with its natural beaches and crystal-clear water.

After all, party fans get their money’s worth in addition to the Ballermann, especially on Ibiza and relax during the day in beautiful bays such as Cala d’Hort. The smallest of the Balearic Islands, Formentera, lures with dreamy Caribbean beaches and a colorful hippie market.

  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • From Munich: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • From Berlin: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 2 hours 20 minutes

3. Sicily, Italy

The perfect mix of nature and culture: The Italian island of Sicily is particularly popular because it is so diverse. Those interested in culture will find the Teatro Greco and the Temple of Apollo in Syracuse, in the coastal town of Taormina you can stroll through the winding streets.

The active Etna volcano lures outdoor enthusiasts with its black lava landscapes and smoking craters. And the nature reserve Parco delle Madonie around the second highest mountain in Sicily, the Pizzo Carbonara, impresses with a total of 2,600 plant species.

  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • From Munich: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • From Berlin: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 2 hours 20 minutes
Sicily: Not only Mount Etna attracts many vacationers to the Italian island. (Source: master2/getty-images-pictures)

4. Split/Dalmatia, Croatia

Split, the port city on the Adriatic Sea, combines modern culture with historic buildings. Those interested in culture can look forward to the well-preserved Diocletian’s Palace, which was also used as a filming location for “Game of Thrones”.

The palm-lined Riva promenade is lined with cafés and the Fish Market near Marmontova Street offers an authentic glimpse into local life. Those looking for a beach holiday will find it on the beaches of Bacvice, Kašjuni and Trstenik.

  • From Frankfurt: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • From Munich: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • From Berlin: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 1 hour 55 minutes

5. Sardinia, Italy

If the Caribbean is too far away for you, you will also find white sandy beaches and emerald green water in Sardinia. On the Costa Smeralda you can relax in small bays and on gently sloping sandy beaches.

In the port city of Porto Cervo you can stroll and take a look at the luxurious yachts of the international jet set. The island’s capital, Cagliari, also offers a very special flair: in the evening, the setting sun bathes the facades and turrets of the old town Il Castello in a romantic, golden light.

  • From Frankfurt: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • From Munich: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • From Berlin: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 2 hours 5 minutes

6. Zakynthos, Greece

  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • From Munich: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 2 hours 50 minutes

7. Malta

  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • From Munich: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • From Berlin: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 2 hours 45 minutes

8. Djerba, Tunisia

  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • From Munich: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 3 hours 5 minutes

9. Malaga/Costa del Sol, Spain

  • From Frankfurt: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • From Munich: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • From Düsseldorf: 3 hours