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A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

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A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

I'm British, but have lived in NY for almost six years now.

I will be over visiting my family in October, and we live half an hour away from Stansted airport. I would like to take a fun day trip somewhere with my sister (we are 28 and 24) - And I'm a bit out of the loop on many of the Easyjet/Ryanair destinations.

Where would be fun, and easy day trip.

For example we don't want to spend a lot of time/money getting from the airport to whatever there is to see/do.

We are just looking for a great and memorable day out.

I'm open to any and all suggestions...

Thanks!

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1. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

Duxford Aircraft Museum.

Cambridge.

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2. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

Thanks for your reply.

I was thinking it might be fun to take a flight to somewhere in Europe. Would that be too much for the day?

We could get a super early flight and return in the afternoon, since we are so close to Stansted...

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3. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

I've known people who've done day trips to Krakow from Stansted and it seemed to work.

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4. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

I have looked at doing something like this but with Ryanair it is a question of the (obviously) return flight.

Dublin might be your best option as there are several flights a day there.

But what about London?

Or a day trip to Paris on Eurostar (we have done that - great fun).

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5. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

I did a day trip to Kerry, hired a car and did the Ring of Kerry this year.

Caught a 6:40 flight out and 5:45 one back.

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6. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

You don't have to return from the same airport, return to the same airport or even use the same airline to return, so you could make up your own "open jaws" ticket

For example Easyjet to Edinburgh, hire a car and make your way to Newcastle for a flight back to Stansted

Or how about a day trip to Granada - arrive 11:00am, return 10:00pm

Have a play with the Stansted Airport destinations map - http://tinyurl.com/26xmxg

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7. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

Let me stick up for the planet and the British Countryside here and say I don't think you'll get a better day out than Cambridge.

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8. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

hmmm... beginning to think I might be being a little over ambitious here. I think it might be very exhausting. Perhaps I should stick closer to home!

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9. Re: A fun day trip from Stansted, What do you suggest?

Have a day in Edinburgh - plenty of flights

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