How To Get Two Months Off In 2024

Are you based in the UK and work full time? Our best tip for 2024 is to book your annual leave strategically to maximize the amount of time off you can get. For most people who work annual leave can often fly by much too fast. Spend one week straight lying on a beach and that week will zap past in the blink of an eye. Before you know it, youโ€™re back in the office, and while you may be a little more tanned, you probably are feeling just as stressed and tired as you were before you left. Itโ€™s a little known phenomenon that the less you do with your days the faster time goes.

So instead spend a week saddling up, riding to different beaches, heading to different restaurants each night, and becoming immersed in local culture, and the week stretches on and on in a whirlwind of interesting conversations with new found friends, physical activity that makes you feel alive and a unique sense of accomplishment.

Here are all of the long breaks youโ€™ll get by following this annual leave plan. Now, all thatโ€™s left to do is to decide where to go!

New Year

Break: 1 – 7 January
Time off: 7 days
Days to book off: 4 days (2, 3, 4, 5 January)


Break: 23 March โ€“ 2 April
Time off: 9 days
Days to book off: 4 days (25, 26, 27, 28 March)

May bank holiday 1

Break: 4โ€“12 May
Time off: 9 days
Days to book off: 4 days (7, 8, 9 ,10 May)

May bank holiday 2

Break: 25 May โ€“ 2 June
Time off: 9 days
Days to book off: 4 days (28, 29, 30, 31 May)


Break: 24 August โ€“ 1 September
Time off: 9 days
Days to book off: 4 days (27, 28, 29, 30 August)


Break: December 21 – 31
Time 0ff: 11 days
Days to book off: 5 days (December 23, 24, 27, 30, 31)

The best news is, if you follow this plan, youโ€™ll still only be using 25 days of annual leave, which leaves 3 days that you could tack onto any of these breaks, or keep in the bank resulting in a total of two months off over the year.