Travel itineraries 2022
With VTLs becoming a thing of the past come 1st April 2022, the sweet, sweet return of international travel has ignited the once-suppressed wanderlust within Singaporeans once more. The new Vaccinated Travel Framework opens up a world of possibilities, to the point where we’re actually a little spoilt for choice. Hence we present: a list of quarantine-free travel itineraries sorted by trip duration and proximity.
After such a long and unprecedented pause on travelling, you might feel a little unsure of the trip planning process – like this is your first time all over again. Having to deal with the various Covid-19 guidelines for overseas attractions can also be a bit of a headache, so booking through a trusted platform like Klook will help to mitigate a lot of fuss and uncertainty.
Within each of the itineraries are top-rated activities and attractions on Klook that have been updated with the latest guidelines in their respective regions, so all you have to do is hit “book”, show up and have a blast. Best part? Some of them even offer exclusive discounts.
– Malaysia –
Has it really been close to 2 years since weekend trips to JB and quick flights to KL were a regular occurrence? Our friendly neighbour Malaysia is all set to welcome us back with great food and shopping at stellar prices, plus some exclusive attractions that’ll have you crooning the “Malaysia, Truly Asia” jingle.
Image adapted from: Sunway Lagoon
You can’t get as quintessentially Malaysia as Sunway Lagoon, the OG water theme park in Subang Jaya that preceded our own splashy haunts like Wild Wild Wet and Adventure Cove.
There are a whopping 90 different rides and attractions within the park, from the world’s largest surf pool and vortex rides to a 5D water ride with lasers and special effects for a new type of thrill.
Image adapted from: Sunway Lagoon
Back on dry land, you’ll also find a host of exhilarating rides like the Scream Coaster and Pirate’s Revenge – a pirate ship ride that goes 360° in the air for a heart-dropping full loop. Kids won’t be left out of the fun, as there are carnival game stations and even an in-house wildlife park with over 150 animal species to meet.
Book Sunway Lagoon via Klook.
Price: From S$31.79
Bonus: If you’re heading up to Genting, make sure to slot the newly opened Genting SkyWorlds (S$ 47.75) outdoor theme park into your itinerary.
Image credit: @gentingskyworlds
There are 9 different themed zones to explore, and more than 25 rides and attractions with options catering to the whole fam.
Orchard canopy walking
Nature isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of things to do in Malaysia, as we’re so busy scarfing down good food or racking up deals at malls. The country has loads of picturesque flora and fauna to offer though, and an Orchard Canopy Walking experience is a unique way to take it all in.
Image credit: Orchard Wellness Resort
Located at the Orchard Wellness Resort in Melaka, this activity is a home run for thrill seekers and fitspo folks alike. It’s one of the largest canopy walkways throughout Malaysia, and you’ll be able to conquer various paths under the guidance of professional facilitators.
Even if you have a slight fear of heights, rest assured that you’ll be completely safe here with secure harnesses and a zipline pulley.
Also, now that Malaysia is opening itself back up to drive-in visitors, Melaka would be a great starting point for those planning a road trip up north.
Book Orchard Canopy Walking via Klook for up to 45% off.
Price: From S$22.69
Assam laksa, nasi lemak and chendol. All iconic Malaysian dishes that we love to savour, and now you can even get up close and personal with giant versions of them at Wonderfood Museum in Penang.
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This whimsical photo op museum is fun for young and old, as you get to journey through the exhibits and discover beautifully crafted displays of oversized food. The variety of cuisines also showcases how diverse Malaysia’s melting pot of cultures is, much like our own multicultural makeup of good food and drink.
Besides just being a literal feast for the eyes, the exhibits also come with nuggets of info about the food history, cuisine and culture influences, and even fun facts about cooking methods. Needless to say, you’ll be working up an appetite for some hearty street food by the end of your visit.
Book Wonderfood Museum via Klook for up to 15% off.
Price: From S$5.19
– Bali –
Frazzled Singaporeans have been yearning for a Bali beach escape for what seems like ages, and the news of Indonesia lifting its quarantine restrictions was music to our ears. Sun, sea and sand are on the itinerary for sure. But if you’re not sure where to begin, here are some highlights to consider.
It’s common knowledge that Bali is home to some pristine beaches, with beach clubs tailored to all sorts of lifestyles and preferences. For instance, those who love to savour good food and a touch of tipple while soaking up vitamin D will appreciate Azul Beach Club.
The Tipsy Tea set also grants admission for 2 to the infinity pool.
Image adapted from: Azul Bali
The swanky club offers a Tipsy Tea set for just S$36.75 for 2, where you can munch on sweet and savoury high tea delights with a delish tea cocktail. Teetotallers need not fret, as there’s a non-alcoholic version (S$ 23.05 for 2) serving premium TWG tea instead.
Book Tipsy Tea at Azul Beach Club via Klook for up to 20% off.
Price: From S$23.05
Image adapted from: Karma Group
If you’re the more active sort, settle your accommodation with a luxurious villa stay at Karma Kandara. The tranquil cove hideout plays host to beach activities such as sea kayaking, snorkelling, and even stand-up paddle yoga – for those who really want to train their ab strength and balancing skills.
After torching some of those calories, book a treatment at the Karma Spa to enjoy relaxing Balinese massages, warm sea salt scrubs and Reiki healing – a form of physical therapy from Japan that aims to heal your energies. The technique is said to be effective in combating sleep issues and chronic stress, and even helps strengthen your immune system.
Book Karma Kandara villa stay via Klook.
Price: From S$347.72/night
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Villas and resorts are aplenty in Bali. But for seaside accommodation that’ll have you feeling at one with nature, give beach glamping a try. Glam-camping has been soaring in popularity over the years, and nothing beats waking up with the beach right at your doorstep.
Klook offers a Day Pass which grants access to the pool as well as F&B credits for onsite dining. If you’d like to spend the night – or several – you can book an airconditioned glamping tent via the Bali Beach Glamping website. This is one form of accommodation where you can expect to snap some seriously enviable shots for the ‘Gram.
Book Bali Beach Glamping Day Pass via Klook for up to 15% off.
Price: From S$8.49 for Adult Day Pass
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Nua-ing on the beach sounds like utter paradise. But if you fancy a little more adrenaline in your vacay, Mount Batur is where it’s at. Early risers can go for the Sunrise Trekking Experience for an unforgettable view as a reward for your hard work. The hike measures 1,717m in height above sea level, so be prepared for a satisfying workout.
Afterwards, you’ll be treated to a sumptuous mountaintop breakfast before swinging by a coffee plantation. There, you’ll get to sample Luwak coffee – AKA the most expensive type of coffee in the world since it’s made from beans that are passed through the digestive tract of civets.
Book Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking Experience via Klook.
Price: From S$43.79
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If hiking’s not your thing, you can still marvel at the majesty of Mount Batur through a 4-wheel drive adventure. Climb aboard a 4-wheel drive Jeep and explore the active volcano’s history, with the last eruption dating back to 2000. The bumpy ride will course through lush forests and even hardened black lava that has frozen since eruptions from centuries ago.
After the exhilarating adventure, take a dip in the Batur Natural Hot Spring. Besides feeling ultra rejuvenating, the hot spring’s waters are said to possess healing properties.
Book Mount Batur 4-Wheel Drive Adventure via Klook for up to 15% off.
Price: From S$83.29
– Thailand –
Thailand is another ASEAN destination which Singaporeans flock to for affordable yet impeccable food and shopping. Although it’s perfectly understandable to fill your itinerary with nothing but street food and shopping at boutique malls and night markets, there are plenty of lesser-known activities to be discovered.
Swing by in the late afternoon to catch a stunning sunset.
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Many Singaporeans have a penchant for tall buildings and bird’s-eye view sights, and the Mahanakhon SkyWalk promises a panoramic view of Bangkok that you won’t be able to catch anywhere else.
Situated 78 floors above ground, it’s the tallest observation deck in the whole of Thailand. While we await the announcement of Japan’s reopening, this experience will suffice to give you major Shibuya Sky vibes.
Not only will you be greeted by unparalleled views of BKK, the non-faint-hearted can challenge themselves to a stroll across the glass path which currently holds the world record as the largest glass floor walkway.
Note: The Mahanakhon SkyWalk will be temporarily closed for renovation till 11th April 2022.
Book Mahanakhon SkyWalk via Klook.
Price: From S$10.19
Bangkok floating markets
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Shopping and bargain hunting are practically synonymous with Bangkok, but the floating markets offer a whole new experience that’s steeped in local culture and history. Instead of navigating the maze yourself, embark on a formal tour which will guide you through the beautiful chaos.
The tour brings you to 2 of the most popular floating markets: Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa Floating Market. Sail down the river on long-tail boats and see what catches your fancy, from handcrafted souvenirs and accessories to tempting snacks and freshly-prepared local delicacies.
You’ll also get to swing by the Maeklong Railway Market and watch a train whizz right by the myriad of retail stalls.
Book Bangkok Floating Markets tour via Klook for up to 40% off.
Price: From S$54.49
Beaches & natural wonders
Thailand is also lauded for its gorgeous beaches, with over 3,000km worth of coastlines and a whopping 8,000 different islands across the country. If you’re stumped on where to even begin, a beach-hopping speedboat tour might be just what the doctor ordered.
Phi Phi Island, AKA Koh Phi Phi to the locals.
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Phuket has a full-day tour which speedily and comfortably takes you to the Phi Phi, Maya and Khai Islands. White-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters populated by vibrant tropical fish await you, and you’re free to just chill on the beach or take part in activities like snorkelling.
Book Phi Phi, Maya & Khai Islands Speedboat Tour via Klook for up to 15% off.
Price: From S$24.45
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Encapsulating natural wonders and next-level photo spots is the Tiger Temple Cave and Emerald Pool Tour in Krabi. Not only will you get to course through an ethereal jungle and marvel at the pristine turquoise waters of the Emerald Pool, participants also get to jump in for a relaxing soak.
Book Tiger Cave and Emerald Pool Jungle Tour via Klook for up to 20% off.
Price: From S$39.39
– South Korea –
From the way K-pop music and K-dramas dominate our entertainment consumption to our love for Korean food, it’s clear that South Korea is one of the most sorely-missed travel destinations since the pandemic hit. What better time to reunite with Hanguk than to visit during sakura season? Where the springtime air is extra fresh and streets are lined with cherry blossoms.
Cherry blossom tour
Image adapted from: Klook
To make sure you take in the full splendour of cherry blossom season at its peak, snag a slot for the Cherry Blossom Random Tour. As the name suggests, you’ll be taken to 2 spots around Seoul and the Gyeonggi province, randomly selected out of the most densely sakura-populated regions at the time.
Make sure to dress your best and set aside plenty of space in your phone and camera storage, ‘cause the photo opportunities are going to be as abundant as the blooms.
Book Cherry Blossom Random Tour via Klook for up to 15% off.
Price: From S$55.39
Nami Island Tour
For a bao kah liao tour that’ll cover all the must-sees conveniently in one day, the complete Nami Island Tour is not to be missed.
Nami Island (left) and Petite France (right).
Available as an optional top-up to a standalone Nami Island tour, it encompasses 4 of the most recommended things to do in Korea that savvy visitors usually check off their list, namely visits to Nami Island, Petite France, the Garden of Morning Calm, and Gangchon Rail Bike.
Expect plenty of scenic attractions and IG-worthy landmarks as you go at your own pace after being comfortably ferried to each site. Browse exhibits and places of interest surrounding Korean culture and good ol’ Mother Nature, not forgetting to savour a meal or two and shop for unique souvenirs.
The timing of this tour is planned to a tee, strategically wrapping up at Gangchon Rail Bike towards the evening so you can pedal to a lovely sunset backdrop.
Book Nami Island Tour via Klook.
Price: From S$54.29
Image adapted from: @miranda.zg, Klook
Lotte World is a fan favourite among both locals and tourists, and a no-brainer if you’re planning a full-day outing where the only agenda is fun. The sprawling 13 hectare space – which is roughly the size of 32 football fields – is home to both an outdoor zone as well as the largest indoor theme park in the world.
Getting a 1-day Magic Pass from Klook grants you VIP access to over 50 attractions, where you can skip the line and hop straight onto the rides. Daredevils can go for exhilarating rides like the Bungee Drop and Gyro Spin, while the tamer crowd journeys through the aesthetic zones themed after fairytale castles and underwater kingdoms.
Book Lotte World 1-Day Pass via Klook for up to 40% off.
Price: From S$39
– Australia –
With most Australia travel restrictions lifted, now’s a great time to head Down Under and immerse yourself in their laidback “Aussie Aussie Aussie, oi oi oi!” way of life.
For an unforgettable adventure, embark on an epic road trip across locations like Great Ocean Road, either by yourself or on a guided tour like the Reverse Itinerary Tour (S$116.39) that’ll also allow you to avoid the crowds. If you’re taking the wheel, make sure to check out Klook car rentals to get the most competitive rates across top-rated companies.
Otherwise, there are plenty of other day tours that tie in the must-sees and must-dos.
Customised day tours to mix and match activities
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Fret not about being stuck in a tour where there are activities you’re less than thrilled about. In the Customised Private Byron Bay Day Tour which takes you around the NSW coastal town, you can mix and match only the things you and your travel companions want to do, and make the most of the day with nary a moment to waste.
Choices include the absolute Byron Day no-brainer: beach visits, as well as walking tracks and nature spots like waterfalls, shopping at the top retail districts, and tours across breweries, distilleries and pubs so you can kickstart Happy Hour no matter what time of day it is.
Book Customised Private Byron Bay Day Tour via Klook.
Price: From S$78.89
Phillip Island hiking & penguin parade spotting
If you’re a sucker for cute animals and love to clock your steps even while you’re on holiday, the Phillip Island Hiking and Penguin Parade Day Tour will be right up your alley. Located a short drive from Melbourne, the guided hike spans 6.8km and brings you to Cape Woolamai, the highest point of Phillip Island.
Image adapted from: @nessrochelle, @maybeinoz
A medley of organic fruits and healthy snacks will be provided to power you through, and you’ll be in for a treat afterwards as you explore Phillip Island Nature Park and Phillip Island Koala Reserve.
Keep your eyes peeled for adorable penguins waddling around, as well as other wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, and exotic breeds of birds like silver gulls and shearwaters – seabirds which are aptly named for their flight style of using their wings to shear right across waves.
Book Phillip Island Hiking and Penguin Parade Day Tour via Klook.
Price: From S$265.29
– London –
London has also lifted most of its Covid-19 restrictions, so a UK trip would delight you even if it’s just to experience a semblance of life pre-pandemic.
Frequent flyers to this English capital are privy to local haunts from the best fish and chips shops to key shopping and entertainment venues. But whether you’re a new visitor or a returning one in search of more touristy things to do, you can try these activities on for size.
Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros. Studio London
It goes without saying that if you’re a Potterhead, a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter exhibit is a must. The extensive gallery is a dream come true for those who grew up on Harry Potter books and movies, and includes the movie sets for all 8 films in the series.
Prepare for major oohs and ahhs as you peruse the intricate set details and exact movie props and costumes which you’ve seen on screen. Make sure to ready your camera as well, as there’ll be endless photo ops along the way including the iconic Platform 9 ¾ trolley-pushing photo station.
To get the full low-down before you head down yourself, check out our comprehensive Harry Potter Studio Tour review.
Book Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter via Klook.
Price: From S$158.75
England countryside tour
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One for the history buffs, this English countryside tour takes you through historic landmarks while dealing out a hefty dose of culture and knowledge.
The itinerary includes Stonehenge – a UNESCO Heritage site with curious origins stemming back to 2500 BC, Windsor Castle – which played home sweet home to British royalty for over a thousand years, and 2,000-year-old Roman baths in the city of Bath – said to be the most well-preserved in all of Europe.
Book England Countryside Tour via Klook.
Price: From S$176.55
– Switzerland –
It’s currently springtime in Switzerland, where temperatures hang in the cool mid-tens range during the day and drop to a chilly single-digit upon sundown. It’s the ideal climate for tropical-dwelling Singaporeans to visit, and you’ll be able to take part in all manner of shenanigans without breaking a sweat.
Swiss Alps paragliding
Fun fact: This is where the iconic Crash Landing On You scene was filmed.
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If heights have got nothing on you and adrenaline is what you crave, strap on for an exhilarating Swiss Alps Paragliding experience where you can soar in the air for up to 20 minutes. Taking place in the countryside of Interlaken, your flight course will feature Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau mountain ranges.
Feel the wind in your face as you “fly” through landscapes that look straight out of a postcard. No experience needed, as there’ll be professional guidance throughout the activity. It’s completely safe, and even children as young as the age of 5 are able to take part.
Book Swiss Alps Paragliding via Klook.
Price: From S$245.55
360° rotating cable car ride
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For those who’d prefer something more enclosed and less free-falling, enjoying a tranquil cable car ride is also a great way to take in the magnificent mountain scenery. With a Day Trip cable car pass to Mount Titlis, you’ll be able to board the world’s very first fully rotating cable car. Talk about getting a 360° view without even turning your head!
The journey to the city of Lucerne passes through the idyllic countryside, of which you’ll get a charming bird’s-eye view. Once you’ve reached the summit, you’re free to take part in an array of mountaintop activities such as snow tubing at Glacier Park, riding the Ice Flyer chair lift, and braving the Cliff Walk – the highest suspension bridge in Europe.
Book Day Trip to Mount Titlis with Cable Car via Klook.
Price: From S$236.89
Tip: For seamless transportation throughout your Switzerland trip, get the Swiss Travel Pass (from S$272.99) from which grants unlimited rides on trains, panorama trains, boats, and buses for up to 15 days.
– USA –
The farthest destination from Singapore on this list, a trip to the USA is well worth the long-haul flight. Experience American life in all its glory, with various cultures and experiences depending on which state you visit. Heck, you could even make full use of your AL and go for a full-fledged USA road trip, making your way from San Fran to L.A. then the flashy Las Vegas.
One thing’s for sure, the theme parks in the USA are on another level. So if you find yourself making the journey across the globe, make sure to squeeze in time to hit up these iconic amusement parks.
Disneyland & Disney California Adventure
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Be it children or the young at heart, few can resist the allure of Disney and all its offerings. From the cartoon characters we grew up with to the fairytale movies that taught us love and magic, Los Angeles’ Disneyland is home to all your Disney faves.
Besides old-time classics like Mickey Mouse and the Disney princesses, the theme park also has attraction zones and rides for newer films such as Star Wars, Cars, and Frozen – sure to be a hit with your little ones.
You can either get a Park Hopper ticket or – if you want to move at a more leisurely pace – a “1 Park Per Day” ticket that grants you access to Disney California Adventure Park as well, on a separate date. The Adventure Park is home to themed rides and fantasy worlds meticulously recreated from your favourite Disney movies, including Toy Story and Finding Nemo.
Book Disneyland and Disney California Adventure via Klook.
Price: From S$315.75
Universal Orlando Resort
The Jurassic World VelociCoaster, recently opened in mid-2021.
Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort
If you find yourself in Florida instead, Universal Orlando Resort warrants a visit. It’s arguably one of the most famed theme parks in the world, and the wide range of immersive attractions have done well to earn that street cred.
Iconic rides and exhibits themed after movie hits include Jurassic Park River Adventure, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, and Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Book Universal Orlando Resort via Klook.
Price: From S$223.19
Make your bookings via Klook for fuss-free overseas trips
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