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7 Breathtaking Destinations To Go During The Long Weekend Holidays In 2024


Farah Fazanna •  Jan 09, 2024

It’s never too early to start planning your 2024 holidays. And the good news is that Singaporeans will have seven long public holiday weekends to get excited about next year. Wondering where to go in 2024? We’ve compiled a list of the perfect destinations you can explore on a three-day weekend. Check it out! Psst… enjoy significant savings when you book your holidays on Klook.

When are the long weekends? They're all right here!

1. Taipei, Taiwan


Oh, Taipei! The land where stunning natural beauty meets modern cities. Just imagine standing between mountainous landscapes and stunning architecture, one would say it’s truly a charm of its own. It may be small, but it has a big heart, with some of the world's most hospitable locals. Taipei is a great city to explore some of Taiwan's amazing attractions! Be prepared to be mesmerised by the iconic Taipei 101, beautiful natural landscapes like Yangmingshan Park, and historical monuments like Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. We recommend getting your tickets to Taipei’s best attractions on Klook so you can skip the queue and enjoy some perks such as having a tour guide and you don’t have to worry about transportation! Also, a private car charter is best if you’re travelling with elderly or young children so you don’t need to navigate the busy public transportation system. Check out The Ultimate Muslim-friendly 5D4N Itinerary For Your First Trip To Taipei and 8 Awesome Muslim-friendly Eateries In Taipei For Authentic Taiwanese Cuisine to start planning your trip!

When to go: The best time to visit Taiwan is from February to April and October to December. Falling on either side of the sweltering summer and typhoon season, these two periods let you make the most of the warm, subtropical climate and some of Taiwan's top events.

2. Boracay, The Philippines

Boracay beach

The quintessential image of Boracay is one that shows off its turquoise waters, paddle-pop sunsets and powdery white beaches. Does this beach paradise really live up to all the hype? Absolutely! Whether you are looking to chillax by the sea or bring the daredevil in you to try the adrenaline activities, the gorgeous beaches on the island are the ideal backdrop. There is not one, not two but NINE different beach areas here for you to linger by the sea or relax while you lull in the azure waters. Pick from some of the beautiful beaches such as Ilig Iligan Beach, or the ever-popular White Beach. The White Beach is a 4km postcard-perfect stretch of sand with all the things that you need for your tropical island stay. The island paradise awaits!

Wondering what can you do here? Swim alongside sea turtles and join schools of beautiful fish in crystal blue water on a fun dive, glide on the pristine waters of Boracay and enjoy a fun and relaxing stand-up paddleboard experience or feel the adrenaline rush as you jet ski along Boracay's pristine waters! Finding a tour operator on the island may be overwhelming, so why not pre-booked these tours on Klook for a stress and worry-free trip!


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For the perfect beach getaway, we recommend staying at The Lind Boracay, a 5-star beachfront resort, or the Movenpick Resort & Spa Boracay for an indulgent stay.

When to go: The best time to visit Boracay is from November to April. Called the 'Amihan season' this period brings with it, the cold, northeast wind across the island. Humidity and rainfall remain low, and the sea water is perfect for swimming, diving, and other activities.

3. Bangkok and Khao Yai, Thailand


A Bangkok trip is always the answer if you're craving a quick weekend getaway! It's no surprise that this vibrant city is so popular among travellers as there are so many things to do in Bangkok! Beautiful architecture, delicious authentic halal Thai cuisine, and endless shopping, what more could you ask for for an awesome getaway? Well, maybe some nature too? If you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, you need to visit Khao Yai! Just three hours away from Bangkok, the picturesque town of Khao Yai can't be more different from Thailand's bustling capital. Apart from quirky European villages and sprawling sunflower fields, Khao Yai is also home to Thailand’s largest national park where wild elephants roam free. We recommend getting a private car charter as it’s more convenient to get around the different attractions.

When to go: The best time to visit Bangkok is from November to March when the heat and humidity are at their lowest.

4. Jeju, South Korea

Jeju Island

Known as the Hawaii of Korea, the peaceful island of Jeju is home to gorgeous beaches, scenic panoramic views of the vast, open sea and the most delectable seafood dishes. With South Korea presenting itself as a go-to Muslim-friendly destination, Jeju is fast becoming one of the country’s top-visited cities. If you have yet to tick this picturesque island off your travel bucket list, then you should visit Jeju in 2024!

Go-kart at Jeju

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A road trip is the best way to explore this tiny island. Book your car rental on Klook and enjoy a stress-free booking process as you’ll get instant confirmation! Some of the attractions that you must add to your itinerary include the Jeju 9.81 Park, Aqua Planet Jeju and Gimnyeong Yacht Cruise Tour. Check out 7D6N Muslim-Friendly Busan And Jeju Itinerary For Your Next Korea Trip to start planning your Jeju trip!

When to go: The best time to visit Jeju Island in South Korea is from November to May when the climate is the driest and when temperatures are mild.

5. Da Nang and Sapa, Vietnam


You want the European vacation, minus the cost. Just take a flight under three hours to Da Nang, Vietnam and explore this French-inspired town. Located approximately 22km southwest of Da Nang, Ba Na Hills can be reached by their Swiss-made cable cars! There’s a variety of activities to do once you reach the top: You can visit Linh Ung Pagoda, a peaceful temple featuring a huge statue of Lady Bodhisattva, cross the newly renovated Golden Bridge held by the hand of the Buddha, or get your dose of adrenaline Fantasy Park, a large indoor entertainment park featuring rides, 4D and 5D cinemas! Taking a taxi is inconvenient; why not let Klook’s private car charter handle everything for you? You’ll get an English-speaking driver and plenty of time to take in the attractions without worrying about transportation!

Ricefields of Vietnam

If you have time, visit Sapa, which is located about a 1hr 20min drive from Da Nang. Picturesque views of the mountains against the backdrop of perfectly cut padi fields will greet you. One of the must-do here is to take a scenic cable car ride up 3,143 meters above sea level to the peak of Fansipan Mountain. Marvel at an impressive view of Hoang Lien Son Range and Muong Hoa Valley's natural landscapes! Want to take your trip to the next level? Stay among the clouds at Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel where you can enjoy amazing views of the mountains. A cool morning can very quickly turn into a cold afternoon. Sapa’s tourism billboard proudly proclaims “four seasons in one day” — the tail end of autumn experienced in the mornings, spring just after sunrise, summer in the afternoons, and winter at night. Sapa has even experienced actual snowfall in the past, so layered clothing and other means of keeping warm must not be neglected!

#HHWT Tip: Trekking is the thing to do in Sapa for an all-immersive authentic experience. But take note, it may not include homestays!

When to go: The best time to visit is from March to May and from September to November. During this period, Da Nang and Sapa see sunny skies and low humidity levels, so you can comfortably explore the cities.

6. Bali and Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Temple in Indonesia

When it comes to things to do in Bali, your holiday can be filled with culture, nature, art, and the spiritual. The spectacular beaches of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak offer hours of swimming, surfing and sunbathing, while the cultural area of Ubud is known for its picturesque rice terraces. Get away from the crowds by visiting the northern and eastern coasts, where hidden waterfalls wait to be discovered. Bali's west coast has tapering ranges of mountains covered in lush forests, rice fields, and bountiful vegetation. Have a breezy trip to Bali with Klook Bali Pass! Discover all-time favourite Bali activities such as Nusa Penida Tour, Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking, Waterbom, Bali Zoo, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Uluwatu Kecak Fire Dance and Show, Ayung White Water Rafting, ATV ride, Bali Swing and more — all in one pass!

Nusa Penida

While you’re here, be sure to add Nusa Penida to your itinerary! Nusa Penida has been a popular day trip add-on to Bali for a while, but if you're looking for an island retreat that's not as crowded as Bali it's worth extending your stay here to 2 or 3 days! The island is full of breathtaking sights such as the Kelingking Beach limestone formations, and of course, underwater marvels that you can see up close on diving or snorkelling tours.

#HHWT Tip: There are many beaches and attractions to visit around the island, but do check with the locals if they're safe to visit before you go! Booking a tour for water activities is also worth it to have a local guide around. High tides and strong waves have led to unfortunate accidents at popular spots such as Angel's Billabong. Remember that your health and safety come first! With lots of different areas to explore, the best and most hassle-free way to get around Bali is definitely by car. We'd recommend a private car charter for your adventures. This way you won't have to worry about flagging down taxis in hard-to-reach areas!

When to go: The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island's dry season. Although the weather is ideal for travellers, the island is also subject to soupy, humid days throughout the year.

7. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu is the hub and gateway for all who wish to immerse themselves in the natural splendours of Malaysian Borneo. There are still a few historical landmarks left from the British colonisation era such as the Atkinson Clock Tower and the Sabah Tourism Board building (formerly Jesselton Post Office). These historical monuments, with the mix of a fast-modernising city and huge towering old shady trees lining the edge of Signal Hill, make Kota Kinabalu a charismatic blend of both old and new. The bustling Kota Kinabalu resort waterfront, complete with a marina and golf course hosts a number of trendy restaurants and hotels. Along the same stretch, you can soak in the lively culture of the locals by visiting the traditional wet market, fishing boats, and hawker stalls.

Whether you're enchanted by the scenic Kundasang or majestic Mount Kinabalu, there's more to Sabah than meets the eye. One of Sabah's greatest gems is the beautiful islands. If you're planning to go on a beach holiday in 2023, don't miss your chance to stay at these stunning floating villas in Sabah. Even better, book your hotel on Klook where you can enjoy great savings all year round!

When to go: We recommend going around March to September because of the dry season. During the months, the weather is usually nicer with a low chance of rain, which makes it the perfect time to conquer Mount Kinabalu.

We hope we’ve helped you make a decision about where to travel next year. The choice is endless!

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