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.



North America


South America

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.

By Country


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

By Interest

Cooking Courses



Horse Riding

House Sitting

Humanitarian Aid





Volunteering With Animals