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5 Great Places You Can Fly to this Summer From Newcastle International Airport


Mar 17, 2018

Newcastle International Airport flies to more than 80 different destinations. You can get inexpensive flights from more than 10 different airlines and more than 5 million people fly through the airport each year. With many amazing destinations easily accessible from our doorstep, why not try somewhere new and exciting this year? Here are 5 great places you can fly to this summer from Newcastle International Airport.


Krakow is in Poland and it is a great place to explore history. Head down to the Old Town where you can see the medieval square. Take a visit to Wawel Hill where you can visit Wawel Cathedral, and Wawel Castle. There are also more than 20 museums to explore the city’s history. Join a tour to see the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Take a day tour outside of the city to see the devastating memorial of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp


Newquay is a stunning little town in Cornwall in southwest England. Driving here would take around eight hours, and if there were delays on the motorway then it could take even longer. Flying to Newquay, however, takes just over an hour, so park at Newcastle Airport, hop on-board and jet off!

When you arrive you can try surfing or kitesurfing at Fistral and Watergate Bay beaches.

There are also beautiful gardens to explore like The Japanese Garden and Trenance Gardens and Cottages. There are plenty of great pubs, bistros, and restaurants to have dinner at so be sure you indulge. There are many great accommodation options available; you can stay in a hotel, rent a cottage, or get back to nature and go camping.

San Francisco

San Francisco is an exciting city in northern California where you can see iconic sites like the Golden Gate Bridge. Make sure that you take a ride on a cable car to explore this hilly city. Take a trip to Alcatraz Island where you can tour this infamous prison. Spend some time at Pier 39, a 45 acre complex that has shopping, activities and breathtaking views of the Bay. Visit Chinatown and see the iconic Dragon’s Gate before exploring this bustling maze of streets and alleys with fascinating shops and great restaurants.


Kefalonia is the biggest of the Ionian Islands in Greece. Rent a car when you get there as the public transportation is limited. The beaches are fantastic here so make sure you take the time to explore the beaches like Myrtos Beach, and Xi Beach. There are lots of great places to explore like the monasteries of Ayios Gerasimos and Kipoureon, and the villages of Livatho Peninsula. Rent a villa where you can have your own pool and the option for self catering or a fully staffed home.


Johannesburg the largest city in South Africa and you there are lots of interesting things to do and see. You can visit the Nelson Mandela Museum, the Apartheid Museum, and Constitution Hill. Head outside of the city where you can visit Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has caves with interesting fossils. Take a trip out to Kreuger National Park where you can go on a safari to see lions, buffalos, rhinoceros, giraffes, elephants, and many other fascinating animals in a natural setting.


By Emily