There's a lot to consider when planning a luxury family vacation for the whole family. Where to go, what to do, and what to eat are at the top of the list. Additionally, the time it takes to plan an amazing experience for everyone adds up. We’ve gathered favorite luxury family travel ideas that are close to home, under 8 days or less, and sure to please everyone.


With direct, non-stop flights from several major hubs, Lima is more accessible than you may realize. From Houston, a direct flight gets you there in just six and a half hours, while a flight from Miami is even shorter - just five and a half hours.

With eight days, you can explore Lima, indulge in exclusive-use accommodations in the Sacred Valley while enjoying hikes in the area, take a train to Machu Picchu to explore the premiere archaeological remains of the Inca Empire, and cap it all off with time in Cusco. There’s a reason we named Peru as the destination of the year, and this itinerary is a classic introduction to this family-friendly travel destination. 

Discover Peru with this Classic Peru Itinerary.

Luxury Family Vacation - Peru
Inca Rail


Nicaragua is a year-round destination. Its picture-perfect beaches, colonial towns, lush rainforests, and interesting local culture are a big draw. Explore both Granada and the Emerald Coast over seven days with our Nicaragua Family Vacation. Spend your days in Granada on adventures hiking and zip-lining through the cloud forests on Mombacho Volcano. Paddleboard around fresh-water lagoons and swim in hot springs. Then head to the coast for days spent taking surf lessons, snorkeling, sand boarding, and mountain biking. There are so many activities to enjoy, everyone in your family will find something they love. 

Please everyone with this Nicaragua Luxury Family Vacation.

Luxury Family Travel - Nicaragua
Rancho Santana


While you’ll have to set aside a day to travel there, Switzerland makes a lot of sense as a luxury family travel destination. It’s renowned for its stunning beauty and plenty of outdoor activities, and it is consistently ranked as one of the safest counties in the world.

Explore the majestic Alps, pristine lakes, and charming villages on foot, bike, or on one of the many scenic train rides. And don’t forget the chocolate workshops! Both you and your kids are sure to enjoy tasting Switzerland's sweetest treat. With just six days, you can explore Lucerne, Bern, and Lake Geneva on our Best Luxury Switzerland Tour. 

Ready for Outdoor Adventures? Discover Switzerland with this luxury tour.

Switzerland Family Travel

Baja, California

Is your family drawn to the beach? Baja might be the luxury family vacation for you then. Picture miles of pristine coastline with sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters, whale watching (during the winter months), snorkeling with sea lions, hiking in desert landscapes, and adrenaline-pumped activities like zip lining and off-roading.

Dive into Mexican culture exploring the colorful town of Todo Santos, take in the wildlife around Isla Espíritu Santo, one of the best marine life viewing destinations in the world, and finish up swimming with whale sharks and a night in San José del Cabo. It’s all within easy reach with this luxury family vacation.  

Soak in the wonders and wildlife of Mexico with this Baja Family Adventure. 

Baja family Travel

Dominican Republic 

The Dominican Republic is an ideal family travel destination, offering an enticing blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion. Between beach hopping, ATV riding, and waterfall chasing, there’s enough adventures to fill your days, and luxurious resorts to unwind from the day’s activities. Kids will also love cruising out to one of the largest and best humpback breeding sanctuaries in the world. 

Explore the best of the Dominican Republic’s culture and nature on this seven-day itinerary.

luxury family travel to Dominican Republic


Portugal boasts a welcoming atmosphere and friendly locals, making it a great luxury family travel destination. Families can engage in a number of outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and boat trips. Additionally, Portugal's rich history and culture provide opportunities for educational experiences. Finally, the country's delicious cuisine will please even the pickiest of eaters.

Spend five days in Portugal’s capital city exploring the flavors of the city through local coffee and chocolate tastings and private cooking lessons. Take guided visits to workshops and museums to explore the city's art. End your luxury family vacation sailing a scenic route to Cascais.

Experience why Portugal is great for the whole family on our Lisbon Luxury escape.

luxury family travel destinations Portugal family vacation

Luxury Family Travel Made Easy with Ker & Downey

Each luxury family vacation is handcrafted by the experts at Ker & Downey. With your guidance, they are able to plan the perfect luxury family trip that will please each member of your family. When you're ready to start planning, contact Ker & Downey. In the meantime, check out more luxury family travel inspiration. And for even more ideas, be sure to follow us on Instagram.

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