When it comes to planning upcoming vacations, many people choose a destination simply based on rest and relaxation, adventure, or even just a great airfare deal. Trips are booked after viewing inspiring photographs on social media or hearing about someone’s once-in-a-lifetime journey. However, travel isn’t always one-size-fits-all. Certain destinations suit certain personalities. Instead of randomly choosing your next vacation destination, choose where to travel based on your Zodiac sign.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Capricorn is an Earth sign. They are generally grounded, stable, and careful, yet also outgoing. It is a sign of tradition and Capricorns do revel in learning about history. They form deep connections with others and never stop seeking knowledge.
For travel, think about grabbing some family members or friends and heading to a new destination. Preferably, this destination should offer loads of history, culture and museums. Use your outgoing nature to learn even more from locals. However, don’t forget to rest. Capricorns tend to take their vacation time very seriously, and their inquisitive nature will have them wanting to leave no stone unturned.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Aquarius is an Air sign. They are social, fiercely independent and inventive. They generally have no problem with change and tend to be spontaneous.
For travel, head to a new destination alone. Traveling with companions tends to frustrate an Aquarius, especially if that companion is a planner. Seek a final target that excites you, yet leaves room for exploration along the way. An excursion to see the Northern Lights or a trek to Machu Picchu are perfect for this sign. However, due to Aquarius’ impulsive and independent nature, it’s wise to keep loved ones updated on your itinerary throughout your journey.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Pisces is a Water sign. They love intimate conversations and are highly imaginative. However, they also need plenty of peace and quiet. Out of all the signs, vacations are an absolute necessity for Pisces. They feel an uncontrollable urge to escape from reality, and they can only properly do this through travel.
For travel, head to the water. A hammock or lounge chair on the beach affords plenty of time to escape and daydream. However, Pisces also get bored easily. While they believe relaxing by the water with a cocktail in hand is all they need, they also need to get out of their comfort zone every once in awhile. Head to a beachfront surrounded by plenty of cultural offerings. A thriving music scene wouldn’t hurt either.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Aries is a Fire sign. They thrive on adventure and are always ready for action. They tend to be leaders and fun to be around, yet they are also independent.
For travel, head to an exciting, new destination either alone or with other like-minded travelers. Relaxing on a beach will only frustrate an Aries. Seek out a place offering adventure tourism, such as hiking, jungle trekking or skiing. However, try to exercise caution. Aries tend to be impulsive thrill-seekers. Take time to think things through, and try not to get too frustrated by delays and detours.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Taurus is an Earth sign. They are grounded, calm and like feeling secure. They tend to find change difficult, and they love to enjoy the finer things in life.
For travel, head to out on a luxury trip and treat yourself. A spa vacation or culinary tour is right up a Taurus’ alley. For them, vacations are all about indulging. However, try to be somewhat flexible. Taurus like having things completely planned, but travel is also about going with the flow.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Gemini is an Air sign. They are social, adaptable and full of energy. They tend to thrive in new situations, but they also get bored easily.
For travel, head to a destination that allows you to keep moving. Luckily for you, your social nature affords you the opportunity to travel alone or with others, and with your adaptability, the world is truly your oyster. Consider island hopping or renting a car and “getting lost”. For Geminis, it’s not about the destination; it’s about the whole journey. However, Geminis are also notorious for their lack of planning. While this leads to beloved spontaneous adventures, it also leads to last-minute flights and blown-out budgets. Try booking a flight in advance, leaving the spontaneity for when you actually arrive.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Cancer is a Water sign. They are extremely multi-faceted. They are cautious, yet adventurous and sociable, yet private. Above all, they are nurturing and tend to have incredibly close relationships.
For travel, grab a close friend and head to a destination where you can really immerse yourself in the culture. Cancers truly enjoy new experiences and making new relationships. However, Cancers also tend to favor shorter trips, as they often get homesick. To help with this, pack a few things that remind you of home and loved ones.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Leo is a Fire sign. They are adventurous and creative. They thrive on action and being the center of attention.
For travel, pick a lively spot in a breathtaking setting. Leos are creative and love documenting their activities. They relish in sharing their experiences with others back home. Because of this, an exotic or envy-inducing backdrop is a necessity. However, don’t forget to actually experience the destination. Put the camera down every once in awhile, and take the scenery in just for yourself.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Virgo is an Earth sign. They are practical, stable and inquisitive. They tend to be shy, and they constantly thrive for perfection.
For travel, grab a friend or family member and head to a location full of cultural activities. A Virgo’s perfectionistic nature usually has them planning every detail of their trip far in advance, and their inquisitive nature usually leads to jam-packed itineraries. However, try to leave a few hours of time unplanned each day. Instead of knowing exactly when and where you need to be, simply spend that time exploring. Some of the best surprises are off the beaten path and missing from many guide books.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Libra is an Air sign. They are romantic, social and enjoy beauty in all forms. Libra’s also tend to be laid back, yet philosophical.
For travel, head to a destination alone that mixes educational activities and relaxation. Socialize with locals and take in the beautiful sights. Libras tend to like balanced trips, so plan both daily excursions and quiet time. Libras are extremely easygoing, but this laid-back nature can sometimes lead to disorganization. Make sure to adequately prepare for your trip and double-check your packing.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpio is a Water sign. They are intense and exciting, enjoy intimate relationships and deep conversations. Scorpio’s always feel the need to be completely in control of all aspects of their lives.
For travel, pick a waterfront destination where you can truly unwind. For Scorpios, travel is a necessity in order to reset and de-stress from daily life. They usually like to spend their vacations with a partner. However, a Scorpio’s need to take a step back and recharge in peace and quiet requires slightly more due diligence. Research remote locations, possible off-seasons, and the weather to avoid crowds, while still being able to enjoy the outdoors.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Sagittarius is a Fire sign. They love meeting new people and are always up for anything. They love adventure and the freedom of the great outdoors.
When it comes to where to travel based on your Zodiac sign, Sagittariuses have a certain affinity for exotic and remote locations. Head to a new destination that offers plenty of opportunities for adventure and exploration. Sagittariuses are at their absolute best when trying something new. Sagittariuses live to travel, so try to be frugal in other aspects of your life and aim to splurge on a yearly trip. This sign can be rather impulsive, so this is often easier said than done.
When picking out your next vacation destination, take your personality and astrology into account. Your itinerary should match what you actually need. Adventure isn’t always right for someone who craves rest and relaxation, while a month-long journey isn’t right for a personality who loves home. Hopefully, you now have some better insight on where to travel based on your Zodiac sign.