10 Best Places To Go On A Long Weekend In 2019

One of the many perks of a working life is that you’re on your way to being independent. You earn your own income and you get to have financial freedom! #YAS. But with it comes those long work days, weeks, even months - and we’re all for the #treatyourself days, especially when there’s a long weekend coming up.

Oh, and don’t you just live for long weekends? We’re already waiting for the next one to come asap.

Staying home is nice and all, but one of the best things to do during a long weekend is to explore a different place, take an adventure to a country you haven’t been before. But, we get it, travelling takes a lot of planning.

Don’t worry, though. The peeps at Klook have figured out the best places to go on long weekends throughout 2019. Take some inspo and scroll for travel ideas here!

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May: Melbourne, Australia and Rome, Italy


  • 1 – 5 May (Take 2 days leave for a 5-day holiday)
  • 18 – 22 May (Take 3 days leave for a 9-day holiday)

Public holidays:

  • 1 May – Labour Day (National)
  • 19 May – Wesak Day (National)
  • 20 May – Wesak Day (National except Johor, Kedah, Kelantan & Terengganu)
  • 22 May – Nuzul Al-Quran (National except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Sarawak)

Melbourne, Australia

Artsy Melbourne! Image: Courtesy of Klook

It’s nearing the middle of the year and it’s a great time to go to Melbourne for a good cuppa. Seriously though, this place is heaven for coffee lovers. The weather is cool and breezy this time of the year so you can escape the blazing heat in Malaysia. You can opt for a 3-day holiday or a long stay to really get a feel of the place.

Check out the Aussie wildlife. Image: Courtesy of Klook

Gorge on the local food at Queen Victoria Market and walk through Melbourne’s network of laneways and you’ll find cute, hole-in-the-wall cafes and shops. See the great Australian wildlife up close in the zoo and take scenic day trips out of the city to see the natural beauty of this place.

Rome, Italy

Calling all history lovers. Image: Courtesy of Klook

Rome in May is a good idea because the weather’s at a comfortable temperature just before the summer crowds take over the city. It’s rich with years of art, architecture and culture that a history lover will just go crazy over.

That amazing architecture though! Image: Courtesy of Klook

Before you go on your trip, look up Klook’s guide to Rome so you’ll know your way around. Check out the iconic Colosseum IRL and take a walk through the ruins at the Roman Forum. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain! Also, make it a point to indulge in all the pizzas, pastas and gelatos your stomach can handle.

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