(Last Updated On: November 29, 2019)

If you are a travel junkie who cannot go on without getting away to a faraway place every now and then, the year 2020 is bringing with itself numerous delights for you in the form of many long weekends.

Whether you are interested in hopping the hill stations in the Himalayas, sunbathing on the beaches of South India, or checking out the architectural wonders dotting the country, 2020 is going to give you plenty of opportunities to please the traveller in you.

Furthermore, if your travel budget allows, you can also transcend the national borders by planning short foreign trips. Immerse your senses in the ethereal charm of the Swiss Alps or roam around the streets of Paris to discover a wealth of architectural masterpieces.

A laid back sojourn or an action-packed adventure, you have a long list of long weekends and gorgeous destinations to tune with the mood of the season.

Without any further ado, let’s have a look at the list of all the long weekends in 2020, and start daydreaming already!

1) Where to go in JANUARY:

 

Day Wed Thu & Fri Sat Sun
Dates 1 2 & 3 4 5
Holiday New Year Take a leave Weekend Weekend

International:

-Bangkok: With its stunning cityscapes, bustling street markets, high-end shopping malls, and floating markets, Bangkok is an excellent option.

Suggested Read:
1. 55 Best Places to Visit in Bangkok
2. 101 Best Things to Do in Bangkok

Bangkok

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-Peru: A trip to Peru, admiring its majestic mountains and architectural treasures is a great way to start your year.

Peru

Domestic:

-Shimla: Nothing beats the charm of experiencing a live snowfall in Shimla, and to strengthen your chances, this is the best time to visit this pretty hill city.

Suggested Read: 
1. 50 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Shimla
2. 25 Amazing Things to Do in Shimla

Shimla

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-Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Spotless white beaches, indigo blue sea waters, and clusters of palms – mesmerize your senses by surrounding yourself with the exotic scenery of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Recommended Read:
1. 50 Best Places to Visit in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
2. 55 Best Things to Do in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andaman & Nicobar Island

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-Nainital: The romantic ambience of this hill station set around a vast lake is an experience worth considering.

Suggested Read:
1. 30 Best Places to Visit in Nainital
2. 15 Best Things to Do in Nainital

Nainital

2) Where to go in FEBRUARY:

Day Fri Sat Sun
Dates 21 22 23
Holiday Maha Shivratri Weekend Weekend

 

Domestic:

-Varanasi: The Hindu pilgrimage is immersed in the cultural colours is a delight to tour during Maha Shivaratri festivities.

Varanasi

-Haridwar: Experience a cultural extravaganza along with throngs of pilgrims and tourists by the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar.

Also Read:
1. 20 Beautiful Places in Haridwar
2. 40 Best Things to Do in Haridwar

Haridwar

-Mandi: Take in the gorgeous panoramas of Himachal Pradesh and enjoy a cultural fiesta in Mandi.

Mandi

3) Where to go in MARCH:

Day Sat Sun Mon Tue
Dates 7 8 9 10
Holiday Weekend Weekend Take a leave Holi

 

International:

-South Africa: The exotic wildlife and unique culture are tempting enough.

South Africa

-Italy: Being an important centre for art, architecture, and culture in Europe, Italy must be on your bucket list.  

Italy

Domestic:

-Mathura and Vrindavan: Unleash the culture enthusiast in you during the captivating Holi festivities in these places.

Holi Celebration in Mathura

-Barsana: Get a firsthand experience of Lath Mar Holi in Barsana and indulge in photography.

Barsana

-Anandpur Sahib: Spend your mini vacation enjoying the Punjabi version of holi aslo known as Hola Mohalla in Anandpur Sahib.

Anandpur Sahib

4) Where to go in APRIL:

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Day Sat Sun Mon
Dates 4 5 6
Holiday Weekend Weekend Mahavir Jayanti

 

Domestic:

– Jammu and Kashmir: Experience heaven on earth by touring the gorgeous mountainous landscapes of Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir

-Dalhousie: Treat your eyes with the views of snow-clad Himalayas and forests blooming with rhododendrons in and around Dalhousie.

Suggested Read: 20 Must Visit Places in Dalhousie

Dalhousie

-Ladakh: Set out on a sojourn to feel the magic of the Land of High Passes via Manali.

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1. 55 Best Places to Visit in Ladakh
2. 55 Best Things to Do in Ladakh

Ladakh

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#Long Weekend-2

Day Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue
Dates 10 11 12 13 14
Holiday Good Friday Weekend Weekend Take leave Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

 

International:

Phuket: Get ready to be blown by the exotic beaches, forested hills, and limestone rock formations of Phuket.

Also Check Out:
1. 55 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Phuket
2. 50 Best Things to Do in Phuket

Phuket

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Cappadocia: The city in Turkey, known for its iconic “Fairy Chimneys” and hot air balloons is a treat for photographers and culture enthusiasts.

Cappadocia

Domestic:

Jaipur: Soak up the charm of the Pink City and explore its countless palaces and forts.

Must Read:
1. 50+ Places to Visit in Jaipur
2. 35 Best Things to Do in Jaipur

Jaipur

Alappuzha: Make the most of the long weekend by trying backwater cruise in houseboats and photographing the exotic tropical greenery of this paradise in Kerala.

Alappuzha

Mcleodganj: Unwind in the pleasantly cool climate of this Himachali town, tour monasteries, and indulge in Triund trek.

Suggested Read:
1. 25 Best Places to Visit in McLeodganj
2. 25 Things to Do in McLeodganj

Mcleodganj

5) Where to go in MAY:

Day Sat Sun Mon
Dates 23 24 25
Holiday Weekend Weekend Eid-ul-Fitr

 

Domestic:

Kheerganga Trek: Fill your vacation with the thrill of hiking in the lush green forests of Parvati Valley.

Kheerganga Trek

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Khajuraho: Any architecture and history buff will be glad to gaze at the wonderful architecture and intricate carvings of the cluster of temples in Khajuraho.

Khajuraho

Pachmarhi: This exquisite hill station in Madhya Pradesh will impress you with its collection of waterfalls, caves, and man-made places of interest.

Pachmarhi

Ranthambore: Grab the opportunity to spot tigers roaming freely in the forests sprawled across the hilly stretches of Rajasthan during a wildlife safari.

Suggested Read: Ranthambore National Park Safari – A Detailed Guide

Ranthambore

6) Where to go in August:

#Long Weekend-1

Day Fri Sat Sun
Dates 31 1 2
Holiday Bakrid / Eid al Adha Weekend Weekend

 

Domestic:

Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand: Travel to this gorgeous place and lose your heart to the valley decked with myriad of flowers.   

Valley of Flowers Trek

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Meghalaya: The sights of gushing waterfalls and lush green forests of Meghalaya will refresh your senses.

Meghalaya

Lahaul & Spiti: Let the exquisite mountain scenery of Lahaul & Spiti region set your vacation mood right.

Lahaul & Spiti

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#Long Weekend-2

Day Sat Sun Mon Tue
Dates 8 9 10 11
Holiday Weekend Weekend Take a leave Janmashtami

 

International:

 Colombo: A great mix of cultures and architectures awaits you in this coastal city in Sri Lanka.

Suggested Read: 45 Best Tourist Places in Colombo

Colombo

Netherlands: Plenty of places and attractions for those interested in history and architecture in addition to scenic beauty.

Netherlands

Domestic:

Chopta & Tungnath: Adventure enthusiasts can utilize this opportunity to partake in the adventure of trekking and witnessing the magnificent Himalayas under clear skies.

Chopta & Tungnath

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Munnar: Spend your vacation in the magical realm of the Western Ghats, taking pleasure in coffee plantation strolls.

Recommended Read:
1. 45 Best Places to Visit in Munnar
2. 35 Best Things to Do in Munnar

Munnar

7) Where to go in OCTOBER:

#Long Weekend-1

Day Fri Sat Sun
Dates 2 3 4
Holiday Gandhi Jayanti Weekend Weekend

 

Domestic:

Rishikesh: It is one of the best seasons for river rafting in Rishikesh, so go for it.

Know More:
1. 30 Amazing Places to Visit in Rishikesh
2. Thrilling River Rafting ion Rishikesh

Rishikesh

Udaipur: Perfect season to enjoy boating and explore historical monuments dating back to the times of Rajput rulers.

Recommended Read:
1. 55 Best Places to Visit in Udaipur
2. 45 Must Do Things in Udaipur

Udaipur

Agra: Explore the Taj Mahal and other iconic architectural marvels in Agra.

Agra

#Long Weekend-2 

Day Wed Thu & Fri Sat
Dates 23 24 25
Holiday Take leave Weekend Dussehra / Weekend

 

International:

Switzerland: get enchanted by the magical scenery of Swiss Alps

Switzerland

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Australia: Great opportunities for surfing and sunbathing

Australia

Domestic:

Kolkata: Witness Durga Puja festivities and indulge in street photography.

Kolkata

Kullu: Partake in Kullu Dussehra Festival and enjoy scenic hilly landscapes

Suggested Read: 
1. 25 Best Places to Visit in Kullu
2. 15 Best Things to Do in Kullu

Kullu

Jim Corbett National Park: Spend a couple of days exploring the wilderness and spotting tigers, leopards, and bears.

Jim Corbett National Park

8) Where to go in NOVEMBER:

#Long Weekend-1

Day Fri Sat Sun Mon
Dates 13 14 15 16
Holiday Take leave Diwali Weekend Bhai Dooj

 

International:

Bali, Indonesia: Give yourself a chance to experience the vibrant culture and picturesque beaches of Bali.

Suggested Read:
1. 55 Best Places to Visit in Bali
2. 101 Amazing Things to Do in Bali

Bali

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Las vegas: Buy yourself a large chunk of happiness in the form of some fun days in Las Vegas in the moderate weather of November.

Las Vegas

Domestic:

Amritsar: The iconic Diwali celebration at The Golden Temple which involves releasing thousands of sky lanterns in the sky is a spectacle worth witnessing.

Amritsar

Alibaug: This is the perfect occasion to get away from the polluted cities and enjoying a beach vacation in Alibaug.

Alibaug

Hampi: A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Karnataka, Hampi has a treasure of ancient Hindu temples and much more to explore.

Hampi

#Long Weekend-2

Day Sat Sun Mon
Dates 28 29 30
Holiday Weekend Weekend Guru Nanak Jayanti

 

International:

Morocco: The vibrant culture and geographical diversity of Morocco makes it a perfect destination to visit in November 2020.

Morocco

Iceland: If witnessing the Northern Lights or aurora borealis is on your checklist, visit this fascinating destination in November for the best experience.

Iceland

Greece: Plan a trip to Greece because a kaleidoscope of gorgeous landscapes and wealth of historical sites is on offer.

Greece

Domestic:

Pushkar: Be there to experience and capture the colourful event of Pushkar Camel Fair where you get to partake in various cultural activities.

Suggested Read:
1. 20 Places to Visit in Pushkar
2. 30 Best Things to Do in Pushkar

Pushkar

Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh: Explore the breathtakingly scenic valleys and mountain peaks before the winter arrives and snow hides it all.

Kinnaur

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir: The city known for Dal Lake and exotic culture looks absolutely stunning with many shades of yellow brought upon by the autumn season.

Srinagar

9) Where to go in DECEMBER:

#Long Weekend-1 

Day Fri Sat Sun
Dates 25 26 27
Holiday Christmas Weekend Weekend

 

International:

New York: The festive season adds a unique charm to the city, making it one of the best destinations around the world to celebrate Christmas.

New York

The Vatican City: The cheerful atmosphere and sights of the beautiful churches decorated with lights make this important Christian city a delight for vacationers.

The Vatican City

Domestic:

Goa: If you like the idea of catching magical sunsets on the beach and bar-hopping at night, Goa will have the perfect vibes during the Christmas days.

Also Read:
1. 55 Best Places to Visit in Goa
2. 55 Best Things to Do in Goa

Goa

Gokarna: This coastal town frequented by hippies from across the world is quite dynamic with countless parties and events during this festive season.

#Long Weekend-2

Day Thu Fri Sat Sun
Dates 31 1 2 3
Holiday New Year Take a leave Weekend Weekend

 

International:

Dubai: For a happening conclusion of the year, Dubai has a whole range of delights in the form of activities and events.

Suggested Read:
1. 55 Best Places to Visit in Dubai
2. 55 Best Things to Do in Dubai

Dubai

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Maldives: A beach holiday in Maldives in December is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the new year.  

Suggested Read: 101 Places to Visit in Maldives

Maldives

Domestic:

Kasol: Absorb the charm of Himalayas alongside the Parvati River and attend some psychedelic trance parties and chill with fun loving travellers.

Recommended Read: 
1. 20 Best Places to Visit in Kasol
2. 20 Best Things to Do in Kasol

Kasol

Jaisalmer: Desert safari during sunset, chilly nights in desert camps, and an undiluted experience with the culture of Rajasthan.

Suggested Read:
1. 40 Best Places To Visit In Jaisalmer
2. 40 Best Things to Do in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer

Kodaikanal: Rolling hills and laidback parties make this a perfect destination for making the most of the occasion with friends and family.

Kodaikanal