On this page you’ll find all the best sabbatical destinations in the world.
From scuba diving in Tofu or overlanding through Botswana to taking an intensive cooking course in London or a one month retreat in Brazil there is a real variety of sabbatical travel ideas on offer in this post.
Sabbatical Destinations Map
Best Sabbatical Destinations
There are thousands of different ways to take a sabbatical but here I highlight some of the best sabbatical destinations that have been featured on this site.
I have worked with local, established companies and people who’ve ‘been there and done it’ to bring together a mix of different sabbatical destinations and ideas in one place.
These are all linked to a location on the map above.
- Buccaneer Diving in Zanzibar: Taking a Three Month Divemaster Course
- Overlanding Through Kenya, Rwanda & Uganda: 24 Days to Meet the Mountain Gorillas
- 6 Week+ Teaching Sabbatical: Teaching Kids IT Skills in Ghana
- One Month Safari Guide Course in Botswana
- Taking a One Month Cooking Course in London
- 3 Month European Road-Trip [Route & Itinerary]
- One Month Iceland Campervan Trip
- One Month Aussie Sabbatical: Campervanning on the East Coast
- 3 Months in Australia: Tackling the Land Down Under in 90 Days
- 5 Months in South America: A Backpacker’s Guide
- A 1 Month Sabbatical in Brazil to Reset Your Body & Mind
Sabbatical Ideas and Inspiration
If none of the sabbatical destinations above have got you excited, then I’ve got more pages that will give you some sabbatical inspiration on this site.
Best Sabbatical Ideas
This post is split down by sabbatical types such as travel, achieving life goals, volunteering and then further sorted into sections such as backpacking, overlanding and house-sitting.
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One Month Sabbatical Ideas
Thirty days just counts as a sabbatical. It’s long enough that it’s more than just a holiday, but short enough that you can do something different.
If you’re looking for inspiration, read the post below.
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Three Month Sabbatical Ideas
You can do a lot with three months away from work.
See our best ideas for a 12 week break below.
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Sabbatical Booking Companies
If you’re looking for a company to help you with the specifics of booking a sabbatical, then we’ve got loads of partners below who can help you out.
Your Year in Spain
This website helps people with the specifics of taking a sabbatical year in Spain, with everything from rental property listings to useful information about the country
- Coconut Tree Divers, Honduras
- Buccaneer Diving, Zanzibar | Tanzania
- Tioman Dive Centre, Malaysia
- Tofu Scuba, Mozambique
- Dolphin Dive, Nicaragua
- Wicked Diving, Komodo | Indonesia
- We Dive Dahab, Red Sea | Egypt
- Scuba Iguana, The Galapagos Islands
- Australian RV Rental: GoSeeAustralia.com
- Canada RV Rental: Canada-RV-Rentals.com
- Europe RV Rental: McRent.eu
- Iceland RV Rental: IndieCampers.com
- USA RV Rental: USARVRentals.com
- Original Volunteers
- Oyster Worldwide
- The Kibbutz Movement
- Worldpackers (get $10 off a subscription with this link)
Volunteering With Animals
- Wild Sun Rescue, Costa Rica