People feel the need for another holiday just six weeks after their last one, according to a survey.
The one-and-a-half month figure was the average time taken from a poll of 1,714 adults conducted by online travel agent www.sunshine.co.uk.
Pressures of work and stress of family life were the main reasons given for wanting another break so soon.
Of those needing to get away again promptly, 11% cited the weather as being the main reason.
Nearly three in four of those polled said a foreign holiday was essential or very important, while 9% said they could take or leave a trip overseas, and 3% said they did not need a break.
Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "I think there are many people who would feel a constant need for a holiday, no matter if they'd just returned from a fortnight in the Caribbean or if they'd not had a trip abroad for 10 years."