Let's go away for a few days.
Let's get away for a few days.

Can both the sentences be used to mean?

Let's go on vacation for a few days.

Please, explain

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Yes, they can both be used to mean go on vacation (AmEng), or on holiday (BrEng). There really isn't much explanation as to why they mean this, except to say they have both become idiomatic.

If there is any difference between the two expressions, it is subtle - but "go away" sounds more like you are thinking positively about your destination, whereas "get away" perhaps sounds a little more like you are trying to escape your normal routine.

Interestingly, the compound word "getaway" can be used to describe either a vacation, or a vacation destination.

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