That's cool you're getting a wee holiday
I've tried anxiolytics (valium, xanax, temazepam) and beta-blockers for anxiety.
The anxiolytics left me a bit spaced out but that could have been because I wasn't eating correctly and the dosage (years ago). I recall the dr advising me to take them before bed to avoid the odd feeling I felt after taking them in the morning and heading out. It did make a difference. I recommend a low dose if you prefer to take them as and when required. I now have a prescription for diazepam 5mg (valium) but try not to take them. Even 2mg can be effective for mild anxiety.
I found the beta-blockers amazing at reducing the physical symptoms.