We get it, your life mantra is “Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat.” but you don’t have the luxury of time with that pesky 9-to-5 job.
No worries! We gotchu, fam.
We’ve curated a special list for you to party all weekend, or for just 9 hours, at various destinations across the globe.
Disclaimer: The following calculation does not take into account if there are actually flights available because those can differ so remember to check the listings at your airport and airline of choice.
Our formula assumes an 8pm departure time on Friday night with a return time of 6am Monday morning.
This gives you around 58 hours to burn.
That’s plenty of time to hop on a plane after work on Friday and waltz back into the office slightly jet-lagged by 9am sharp on Monday.
All destinations require NO VISA but might need LOTS OF MONEY.
1. Phuket, Thailand
No party list in Southeast Asia would be complete without mentioning the paradise island of Phuket. Full of moon parties and Mat Sallehs, it’s the ultimate party spot just slightly over an hour away!
Total Flight Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Party Time: 55 hours 50 minutes
2. Bali, Indonesia
With infamous party spots like Kuta and Seminyak, Bali isn’t just the Island of the Gods, it’s the Island of the Party Gods. Another favourite getaway spot for Mat Sallehs and also Malaysians, there’s plenty to do/eat/drink.
Total Flight Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Total Party Time: 51 hours 50 minutes
3. Taipei, Taiwan
No Malaysian’s favourite getaway list is complete without a trip to the Land of Bubble Tea. Though this time, you could keep your spirit up with the boozy version of the boba tea. Best to hang out around the Xinyi area to find a bar/club/pub that’s totally your Taip-ei.
Total Flight Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
Total Party Time: 48 hours 30 minutes
4. Osaka, Japan
As the second largest city in Japan, you’ll never run out of things to do in Osaka. After soaking in the culture at ancient temples and castles, soak up the alcohol at various quirky party spots like Amerikamura, Dotonbori and Umeda.
Total Flight Time: 12 hours 50 minutes
Total Party Time: 45 hours 10 minutes
5. Doha, Qatar
We bet you didn’t know there’s more to Qatar than deserts and a famous airline, eh?
Doha is honestly one of the best spots to live in luxury while soaking in some Middle Eastern culture. You can nosh and shop in traditional souqs or go straight to The Pearl, an artificial island that’s home to the only club officially known in town. But don’t roll your eyes at it. Its got two-storeys, three bars and a HUGE dance floor.
Total Flight Time: 14 hours 50 minutes
Total Party Time: 43 hours 10 minutes
6. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tiesto, Hardwell, Afrojack.
These aren’t just the most famous names in electronic dance music; they’re also Dutch. So if you’re looking for a world class party, go Dutch.
Total Flight Time: 25 hours 20 minutes
Total Party Time: 32 hours 40 minutes
7. Berlin, Germany
Again, no party list would be complete without Europe’s clubbing capital. There’s something for everyone in Berlin, from mild to wild. There’s underground parties, clothing optional parties, garden parties and more. Sounds cool, jah?
Total Flight Time: 31 hours 40 minutes
Total Party Time: 26 hours 20 minutes
8. Nairobi, Kenya
Be a different kind of party animal when in Kenya. Chill out with lions, zebras, giraffes and wildebeests in the safaris while dressing up like the villainous hunter in the 1996 Jumanji movie.
Total Flight Time: 33 hours 30 minutes
Total Party Time: 24 hours 30 minutes
9. Almaty, Kazakhstan
Ah, the land of Borat (jk, jk). Kazakhstan is probably one of the most interesting countries to visit. The scenery is stunning at places like the sparkling blue Big Almaty Lake and Medeo, the open-air ice arena. You also get to experience a truly unique Eastern-European/Western-Asian culture that’ll definitely have you going, “Very nice!”
Total Flight Time: 33 hours 50 minutes
Total Party Time: 24 hours 10 minutes
10. Reykjavik, Iceland
Again, another spot that’s absolutely STUNNING. Gorgeous vistas, the glowing night sky with Aurora Borealis and adorable floofy Icelandic horses. We say it’s a perfect party with nature.
Total Flight Time: 36 hours 20 minutes
Total Party Time: 21 hours 40 minutes
11. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
We’ve saved the best for last. Rio de Janeiro, the land of babes, bikinis and bodies. The ultimate party city with its vibrant music, exquisite cuisine and spicy nightlife.
Total Flight Time: 48 hours 30 minutes
Total Party Time: 9 hours 30 minutes
There you have it, our extravagant, wishful and totally possible list of weekend party destinations. We hope you’re prepared to jet off at a moment’s notice this Friday, because we sure are!
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