• 23 August 2019

Have you ever been on vacation with your mom? We’re not talking about family holidays when you were a kid, we’re talking about mother and daughter trips that you take as an adult and spend some quality time with your mom alone. 

If you haven’t, perhaps it’s time to change that! Mother-daughter getaways can be a wonderful way to strengthen your bond with your mom, and it’s a fantastic way for you both to travel and see the world.

Best Mother and Daughter Trips Around the World

Now that you’re excited and ready to plan your next holiday, we’ve put together some of the best mother-daughter vacation ideas. Pick your favourite and get booking!

Tip: Why not create a fun ‘mother and daughter trips’ bucket list, and tick them off as you go? This will give you both something to look forward to, and ensure that you don’t forget to go away regularly with your mom. 

1. New York City

One of the most fabulous mother and daughter vacation destinations. Take your mom to the Statue of Liberty, enjoy quiet walks through Central Park, and do fun evenings out at one of the many bars and clubs in the ‘city that never sleeps’. 

NYC is also one of the best places to enjoy a Broadway theatrical performance. While in the city, be sure to enjoy some of the famous New York food – corn dogs, cheesy pizza, and as much Starbucks coffee as you can drink! 

Book our USA and Canada Escape tour to enjoy 3 days in New York!

Central park in Manhattan, New York
Central Park in Manhattan, New York
2. Sicily

This is a top contender for mother-daughter trips of a lifetime! Sicily is full of magnificent beaches, picturesque Medieval churches, and of course the most divine Italian food and wine. 

Enjoy a mother-daughter Sicily tour and take advantage of the fascinating views during a relaxing, yet insightful holiday. Nothing says mom and daughter bonding like a day suntanning on an Italian beach. 

Taormina in all its glory at the Italian sea coast
Taormina in all its glory at the Italian sea coast
3. Bali

If you’re looking for mother-daughter trips on a budget, Bali is a great option. The tropical paradise offers low-cost vacations with a luxurious feel. Check into an all-inclusive resort and spend your vacation swimming, exploring, and being pampered to the max. 

Bali offers some rejuvenating experiences. After a holiday of spa treatments, hiking, and yoga classes, both you and your mom will be fully rested and ready to tackle your busy schedules again. 

The Pura Beratan Temple of Bali
The Pura Beratan Temple of Bali
4. Minsk

This magical city is the perfect place to be if you’re looking for ancient architecture combined with modern beauty. Great for any time of the year, Minsk offers endless museums to browse through, perfect photo spots, and some of the friendliest people on earth. 

Enjoy a captivating visit to Minsk on our Helsinki to Warsaw tour, and come hungry because Minsk food is famously delicious – although, never better than your mom’s cooking!

The monument at the Belorussian Museum of the Great Patriotic War
The monument at the Belorussian Museum of the Great Patriotic War
5. Cape Town

Cape Town is another perfect destination for a mother-daughter getaway. From vast open spaces in the Winelands to cosmopolitan city streets in the shadow of Table Mountain. 

Take the best mother-daughter trip to Cape Town will be full of adventure, beauty, and unique culture. Why not extend the trip and do the best of South Africa while you’re at it?  

The beautiful winelands overlooking the famous Table Mountain in Cape Town
The beautiful Winelands in Cape Town
6. Sydney

An Australian road trip with mom sounds like the perfect girls’ weekend away. See unique animals like Koalas and Kangaroos. Enjoy the combinations of wild outback and cosmopolitan city as you go.

Starting or ending your Australian getaway in Sydney is a smart choice, This large city offers something for every personality. There are kayaking and ferry rides in the harbour, delectable seafood restaurants to visit, and of course the Sydney Opera House

The view of the Sydney Opera House
The view of the Sydney Opera House
7. Colombia

Coffee farms, national parks, and the quaintest villages around – Colombia is a magical place. Enjoy a South American travel adventure with your mom and take in the beauty that this little-known paradise offers. 

You can both enjoy a variety of adventures, from snorkelling in crystal clear waters to enjoying a cultural immersion in a traditional dance class. Not to mention the endless hiking opportunities and beaches. 

A quaint little town in Colombia
A quaint little town in Colombia
8. London

London is a favourite for many travellers and is a great option for your mom and daughter trip. The city has many iconic landmarks and attractions, enough to keep you busy for days. 

Treat your mom to traditional English tea, take photos with the palace guards, and view the city from the London Eye. You can spend some time in London as well as see more of England’s beautiful countryside on a United Kingdom tour.

The unique red telephone booths of London
The unique red telephone booths of London

Top 5 Reasons To Vacation With Mom

Aside from the fact that she cared for you, dressed you, and fed you during some of the least glamorous years of your life, here are a few more reasons to go on holiday your mom.

1. She knows you better than anyone else

Who else knows that you’re deadly afraid of heights and will not enjoy that rooftop bar no matter how much fun it looks like? Is there anyone else who knows how much you love French literature, and is willing to be dragged along to each and every museum and library? 

Probably not. Which is why any trip with mom is a thousand times better than a solo trip or even a trip with friends.   

2. You’ll both be able to expose each other to new experiences

She’ll drag you to the famous museum and you’ll convince her to attend the music festival (or vice versa). Taking mom with you on an adventure will undoubtedly guarantee that you’re both pushed out of your comfort zone but in the best way possible. 

Enjoying local cuisine
Enjoying local cuisine
3. You’ll always feel safe

Regardless of how old you get, your mom will always have the ability to make you feel safe and secure. This can come in really handy while you’re travelling through foreign countries. 

4. It’s a great bonding opportunity

Travelling with someone is always a great way to learn more about who they are. How they act in strange environments, how they deal with new cultures, and what they’re like when faced with new experiences tells you a lot about a person. 

Taking a mother-daughter vacation is the ultimate way to get to know your mom as a person rather than simply as your mother. She’ll also get to know you better as an adult compared to how you were as a child. 

Bonding and exploring the city
Bonding and exploring the city
5. It’s a chance to spoil her

As a mother, she’s probably sacrificed a whole bunch for you, and there’s no way she’d ever change that. But it’s always nice, as an adult, to be able to thank her in special ways. Spoil her for Mother’s Day, her birthday, or simply because she looks like she may need a break. 


Say “I love you, Mom” with one of these mother-daughter vacations. Plan a surprise trip, or spend some time together planning and preparing for a fun girls’ getaway.

If you’re still not quite sure where your next mother-daughter travels should be, get in contact with us. We’ll be happy to find top mother-daughter vacation packages for you! Expat Explore will take care of all the planning of itineraries, accommodation, and activities so that you and your mom can have a stress-free break.

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