leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism

A vacation (American English) or holiday (British English) is a time for people to relax and take a break from whatever they usually do. People spend their vacation time in different ways. For many, it's a time for tourism. They go backpacking, to a holiday camp, or stay in a trailer or hostel or hotel. Families often take a vacation together. Because the cost of many things is becoming higher, some people are giving up going on vacation to other countries, and are staying in their home country and finding interesting places to go there. This type of trip is known colloquially as a "staycation".

Vacation in Tanzania.