How Much Time It Takes To Feel Rested When On Vacation, By Zodiac Sign

Because length does matter.

How Long Should You Go On Vacation So Your Zodiac Sign Feels Rested

Vacations are always recommended.

However, there are so many different types of vacations you can take, down to where and when you’re going to go.

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You could enjoy a quick road trip or an extended stay abroad, depending on how much time you have off.

But did you know that your zodiac sign can help you determine the perfect amount of time you should spend on your getaway?

While fire signs love to explore and need constant change during their trips, earth signs may need more structure on their vacations, including a set departure date, so they don’t stress about the details and how they are going to return to work in time.

On the other hand, air signs need their vacations to feel limitless without actually being limitless.

For instance, a traditional Gemini might love to know there are tons of options and opportunities available to them, but they would prefer focusing on one activity at a time, making their vacation a little longer than average.


Because deciding how long to vacation for can be serious business involving months of planning, organizing and tedious paperwork, you should take any advice you can get on how long your vacation should really be.

To better enjoy your time away from home and your dreaded responsibilities, consider consulting with your astrological sign to see how long your vacation needs to be (at a minimum) to enable you to completely recuperate and get into the vacay spirit!

Look for your zodiac sign below before you plan your trip. (Oh, and don’t forget to pack enough underwear!)

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Indefinitely! Well, as long as you can if you’re with others. You love the spontaneity vacations offer, and you’re always ready for another adventure. Because you live in the moment, you thrive when you’re on break. However, be sure you have something competitive to do on your trip, like a race or sports.


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TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

You might fare best with a shorter vacation lasting only a few days, tops. During this short time, be sure to hit up the shops and live lavishly. Since your responsible side often wins, you’ll likely feel the need to return to work after five days or so.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Your indecisiveness causes you to want a lengthy and short vacation at the same time. Though, you will respond well to a week’s vacation. This allows you to take a day or two to relax without feeling like your vacation is going to end immediately. You won’t feel as confined to a set schedule with a week’s worth of time.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Water energizes you, and you need it to survive as well as to have a good time. On vacation, this doesn’t change. Spend as much time as possible in the water, and make your vacation last long enough for your fingers and toes to get all wrinkly from the water. Take at least a week to enjoy your water-filled vacay.


LEO July 23-August 22)

Taking holidays is your forte. You go all out – massages, pedicures, manicures, the whole package. You want it, you got it, as Ariana Grande says. A two-week vacation may seem like chump-change to you, but it’s a good start. Plan for two or three week for your getaway.

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VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

The preparations for your vacation may take longer than your actual vacation, but you like it that way. You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg on a trip when you know the cost of daily life. A weekend vacation is enough to appease your friends from calling you a workaholic.

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

You don’t really care how long your vacation lasts; all you care about is how much everyone else is enjoying the vacation. You’ll sacrifice a lot for the sake of peace and a moment of harmony, including your vacation time. A standard trip will suffice for you, but make sure you try to have some fun, too.


SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

A surprise romantic getaway is probably one of the best ways to your heart, but taking regular vacations away from life is recommended. Visiting your longtime friend who lives abroad or far away can be a great opportunity for you. Take a good number of days (maybe 15) to catch up and create new memories together.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Your vacation could last a lifetime because of your enthusiasm and optimism. Sometimes, even a trip to the grocery store can seem like a vacation from work for you. However, taking a real vacation is advisable. Set aside a week or so for your trip, and bring some friends along with a good outlook on life.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Annual family trips are expected for you, even if they can be a bit stressful. During your kids’ summer break, take a week (or two or three or five) to visit other relatives, sight see and just spend some quality time together. Taking a significant amount of time off for family is a no-brainer for you.


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AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)

As long as the vacation doesn’t bore you, your trip can have no limits. Take the average vacation length (i.e., 14 days) to fully unwind and have fun with your friends. Consider volunteering for a good cause during your time off. You’re bound to never be lonely!

PISCES (February 19-March 20)

The best vacation for you is one spent alone, appreciating music and reflecting on your life. Taking tiny “vacations” during your weekends or whenever you feel like you need to use a personal day can help you practice good self-care and keep your body and mind fit.

Meaghan Summers is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.