Looking for the shortest flights to holiday sun? Check out our comprehensive list of flight times to top holiday hotspots. At loveholidays.com, we want you to make the most of your holiday in the sun – less time flying, more time on the beach! And, for the best deals, check out our all-inclusive holidays and late deals! The times we provide are average flight times from London airports (London Heathrow and London Gatwick).

Holidays to the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a fantastic year-round destination that attract more than 13 million people annually. It’s easy to see why: gorgeous beaches, spectacular volcanic scenery, lush forests, historic towns and cities, water sports and crystal-clear seas are just some of the attractions. Temperatures are perfect at any time of the year: expect mid-20s in the summer, and around 20°C degrees in the winter.

Flight times from London to the main islands are:

Lanzarote: 4 hours, 12 minutes

Fuerteventura: 4 hours, 18 minutes

Gran Canaria: 4 hours, 28 minutes

Tenerife: 4 hours, 29 minutes

La Palma: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Holidays to the Balearic Islands

Rural Menorca or the party island of IbizaMajorca’s buzzy resorts or its quiet mountain towns? The Balearic Islands offer a fantastic range of landscapes and attractions, with something to suit everyone, whether you’re travelling with your partner, with the kids, or with a group of friends. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, they’re a great place to soak up the sun – all just 2 hours or so by plane. Summer temperatures are in the high 20s, while in the winter expect around 15–18°C.

Flight times from London:

Palma: 2 hours, 4 minutes

Ibiza: 2 hours, 14 minutes

Menorca: 2 hours, 4 minutes

Holidays to Spain

Spain has long been Europe’s favourite destination for guaranteed sunshine. You can be sunning yourself on a lovely beach on the Costa del Sol, or tucking into some taps on a charming square in Madrid in just over a couple of hours! Temperatures vary across mainland Spain, getting warmer the further south you go. In general, you’ll enjoy temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s in summer and the mercury rarely dips below 15–20°C in the winter.

Flight times from London:

Barcelona: 2 hours, 11 minutes

Madrid: 2 hours, 16 minutes

Alicante: 2 hours, 16 minutes

Seville: 2 hours, 32 minutes

Malaga: 2 hours, 37 minutes

Holidays to the Greek Islands

Everyone’s favourite holiday destination, the Greek Islands exude tranquillity and relaxation. Each has its own character, but they share a rich history, magnificent historical sights and ancient ruins, along with stunning landscapes and fabulous beaches. Temperatures vary between the islands but you can usually expect mid- to high-20s in the height of summer. Winters are considerably cooler, averaging around 10–15°C.

Flight times from London to some of the most popular islands:

Corfu: 3 hours, 8 minutes

Kefalonia: 3 hours 22 minutes

Zante: 3 hours, 28 minutes

Skiathos: 3 hours, 32 minutes

Santorini: 4 hours, 3 minutes

Crete: 4 hours, 8 minutes

Holidays to Cyprus

Cyprus, ‘the island of Aphrodite’, is a perennially popular destination thanks to its magical combination of beautiful beaches and fascinating culture and history. It’s a little further away than other Mediterranean hotspots (around 5 hours’ flight time), but you’ll be rewarded by temperatures in the mid-30s during the height of summer and around 17–20°C in the winter.

Flight times from London:

Larnaca: 5 hours, 2 minutes

Paphos: 4 hours, 57 minutes.