Calculate your Holiday Stress

Holidays should be all about relaxing and having a good time. But the little things can sometimes get in the way, turning your hard-earned break into a stressful event.

You can avoid that tension on your next holiday with the help of our holiday stress calculator. Using market research, we've identified the biggest holiday stress factors and fed this data into our calculator, so you can check the stress factor before you book your next trip.

Surprisingly, trains were rated the least strenuous travel option, despite not being the most popular method of travel in the UK. Renting a car to get away and get around your destination was also rated relatively stress-free. To really limit the pressure, get yourself covered with car hire excess insurance.

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Which of the following booking methods will you use?

Booking all components by yourself independent of each other

Booking through friends/family

Booking through a high street travel agency

Booking a package holiday

How will you travel?

Coach / Bus



Motorhome / caravan



How long will you stay?

Longer than two weeks

Day trip

Long Weekend (Up to 3 days)

Up to two weeks

Up to one week

When will you travel?

Half-term i.e February and October half-terms

Easter holidays i.e March/April holidays

Spring i.e March-May excluding half-terms

Autumn i.e October-November

Christmas holidays i.e end of December-start of January

Off-peak winter i.e November-February excluding Christmas holidays/half-terms

Summer holidays i.e July-August

Off-peak summer i.e June/start of July and September

What is the travel time?

Over 12 hours travel time

Six to twelve hours travel time

Three to six hours travel time

Less than three hours travel time

Who will you travel with? Please select the most relevant option

With a travel group that you don't know

With children

With in-laws

With parents

With colleagues

On your own

With friends

With a partner

What type of holiday will it be? (If you are combining activities please pick the most relevant option)

Hen/Stag do

Camping / Caravanning

Adventure holiday (safari, diving,horse riding etc)

Skiing holiday

Visiting friends/ family


Resort holiday

City Break

Beach holiday

Sightseeing trip

What type of accomodation will you be using?


Caravan / tent

Staying with friends / family

Ferry / Boat / Train

B&B or Guest House

Self-catered property hire (e.g. Air BnB)

Hotel (all inclusive)

Resort (e.g. 5 star accommodation)

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