Stack your annual leave with 2020 public holidays for 43 days worth of long weekends through Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Christmas Day and more!
What a way to begin the new decade – 2020 brings 7 long weekends thanks to the perfect alignment of the stars (public holidays, actually). Not that we’re suggesting you to pull this off, but you could stack your annual leaves with these public holidays to get the most out of your long weekends.
With 43 days worth of potential overseas trips, here’s how you can stack your annual leave and take many, many well-deserved vacations. Spoiler alert: You’ll only need 11 days of annual leave! 😏
1. Chinese New Year: 4 Days in Krabi
2020 Public Holiday: 27 January (Monday)
How to Stack: Take 1 day of annual leave on 24 January (Friday) to enjoy a 4-day holiday until 27 January (Monday).
Where to Go: Krabi has one of the best weathers during end January with clear skies and minimal rainfall – perfect for a beach vacation. Unwind from the daily hustle and go island-hopping in speedboats and snorkeling in crystal clear waters! ✈️ Full itinerary here: Krabi 4D3N Itinerary Guide: Weekend Getaway.
2. Good Friday: 4 Days in Ho Chi Minh City
2020 Public Holiday: 10 April (Friday)
How to Stack: Take 1 day of annual leave on 9 April (Thursday) to enjoy a 4-day holiday until 12 April (Sunday).
Where to Go: Ho Chi Minh City, also known as the Pearl of the Far East, is a city that rarely sleeps. Be prepared for a knockout experience that engulfs your senses in this former French colony! With ever-busy traditional markets and exquisite architectures scattered throughout the city, April is one of the best months to visit Ho Chi Minh City with the lowest rainfall. ✈️ Full itinerary here: Best Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh City.
3. Labour Day & Vesak Day: 10 Days in Italy or France
2020 Public Holiday: 1 May (Friday) & 7 May (Thursday)
How to Stack: Take 4 days of annual leave on 4 May (Thursday), 5 May (Tuesday), 6 May (Wednesday). and 8 May (Friday) to enjoy a 10-day holiday until 10 May (Sunday).
Where to Go: With 10 days to spare, hop on an epic road trip in Italy from Rome to Capri to savour the best pastas, pizzas, cheeses, and wines along stunning coastlines. If prefer to witness charming trails of all things Romanesque, Renaissance and Gothic, ride along in France from Paris to Nice. ✈️ Full itineraries here: (1) Best France Road Trip: A Fabulous French Itinerary and (2) Best Italy Road Trip: An Incredible Italian Itinerary.
4. Hari Raya Puasa: 4 Days in Beijing
2020 Public Holiday: 25 May (Monday)
How to Stack: Take 1 day of annual leave on 22 May (Friday) to enjoy a 4-day holiday until 25 May (Monday).
Where to Go: Beijing, one of the world’s most ancient cities, is top of the bucket list for travellers all around the globe. Admire some of the world’s most breathtaking historic sites, explore charming neighbourhoods in the city, and indulge in the famed Peking duck. Beijing in May sees a comfortable temperature that’s perfect for exploring the city on foot, right before summer arrives in June. ✈️ Full itinerary here: 4D3N Beijing Itinerary Guide: Things to Do in Beijing.
5. Hari Raya Haji: 4 Days in Sydney
2020 Public Holiday: 31 July (Friday)
How to Stack: Take 1 day of annual leave on 3 August (Monday) to enjoy a 4-day holiday until 3 August (Monday).
Where to Go: Sydney is known for its beautiful beaches, spectacular festivals, top nightlife spots, and delicious food. One of the best seasons to visit Sydney is during winter in July, where it’s mild and still sunny with cool temperatures to experience a myriad of winter-exclusive festivals and markets! ✈️ Full itinerary here: Best Things to Do in Sydney: Itinerary Guide.
6. National Day: 4 Days in Seoul
2020 Public Holiday: 10 August (Monday)
How to Stack: Take 1 day of annual leave on 7 August (Friday) to enjoy a 4-day holiday until 10 August (Monday).
Where to Go: Seoul is a thriving metropolis where urban skyscrapers and rustic temples coexist in harmony. Indulge in delicious food from popular local restaurants, discover abandoned places turned Instagram hotspots, and explore the city’s distinct neighbourhoods. The South Korea capital in August sees similar temperatures as Singapore (with cooler nights), so go ahead and pack light! ✈️ Full itinerary: 5D4N Seoul Itinerary Guide: Things to Do & Places to Visit.
7. Christmas Day: 4 Days in Harbin
2020 Public Holiday: 25 December (Friday)
How to Stack: Take 1 day of annual leave on 24 December (Thursday) to enjoy a 4-day holiday until 27 December (Sunday).
Where to Go: Harbin comes to life during winter with Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, the world’s biggest winter festival that features the largest ice and snow sculptures from international sculptors. In the winter wonderland, you can also participate in activities like skiing, sledding, and skating! ✈️ Full itinerary: Best Things to do in Harbin: Itinerary Guide.
8. New Year’s Day: 4 Days in Taipei
2020 Public Holiday: 1 January (Friday)
How to Stack: Take 1 day of annual leave on 31 December (Thursday) to enjoy a 4-day holiday until 3 January (Sunday).
Where to Go: Taipei is a lively metropolis brimming with world famous Taiwanese cuisine and street eats, leisure out-of-city day trips, and bustling neighbourhoods for you to discover. There’s no better time to visit Taipei than the year end when you can experience the epic new year countdown and witness exhilarating fireworks shooting out of Taipei 101. ✈️ Full itinerary: 4D3N Taipei Itinerary Guide: Things To Do in Taipei.
There you have it! 43 days worth of long weekends in 2020 when you apply 11 days of annual leave accordingly. 😎
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