If you’re vaccinated and a dedicated globe trotter desperately searching for your next adventure, we’ve got a treat for you. As the world opens up, Singapore has set up VTL travel with a couple of destinations worldwide. Although, most countries are open to tourists now. We’ve narrowed down 20 of our favourite global places for you to escape.
Please be aware that travel rules change frequently, so always check the latest on travel insurance, PCR tests and rules via government websites.
1. Bali, Indonesia
2. The Maldives
Probably one of the greatest global places on earth. Why not escape to The Maldives? Dripped in history, culture and surrounded by beautiful turquoise waters, where you can shop till you drop in places like Male…it’s the perfect destination to visit this season.
3. Istanbul, Turkey
Fly to the capital of Turkey in under 11 hours with Turkish Airlines or Singapore Airlines. The stunning city boasts over 2500 years of history, culture and traditions. Stroll through charming streets, eat delightful traditional cuisine and explore the Byzantine churches, to name a few things.
4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
From beautiful beaches to entertainment experiences…Dubai has an array of exciting things to do. Think camel rides in the desert, all-inclusive accommodations, dining high in the sky and much more. A flight from Singapore takes around seven hours.
5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KLM and Singapore Airlines offer direct flights to Amsterdam which take between 12 and 14 hours. From lovely eateries and charming canals, to chocolate factories like Tony’s Chocolate, famous museums and historic places such as the Anne Frank House…Amsterdam has it all. Read all about what you can do on our sister site Secret Amsterdam.
6. Paris, France
Escape to the European city of love for a magical city break with Singapore Airlines or Airfrance. Visit stunning shopping malls like the Galeries Lafayette beautiful decorated, indulge on croissants under the glimmer of the Eiffel Tower, and much more. Flight time is 12 hours direct and flights start at $750 return.
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7. New York, United States
At least once in your life, you must experience New York City. If you can afford it, look forward to holiday shopping at world-class retail stores, seeing iconic landmarks like Brooklyn Bridge, the list is endless. Wonderfully, Singapore Airlines offer an 18 hour direct flight or you could get a much cheaper stopover flight from around $950. Read all about the things you can do on our sister website Secret NYC.
Another global places favourite among our team. Fly to Barcelona or Madrid with multiple airlines for around $600 depending on the season. Expect plenty of Spanish history, culture, authentic cuisine and much more.
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For something different, why not jet off to snowy Finland? Sleep under the stars in cosy once-in-a-lifetime igloos at the famous Kakslauttanen Artic Resort in Saariselka, visit Santa Claus and his reindeer in Lapland or take on the sloops with skiing and snowboarding. The Northern Lights just so happens to be one of the most romantic places to visit worldwide. Indeed, one of the best global places on our list.
Escape the rain and head on an Italian adventure this season. A round trip to Rome or Milan will set you back around $960 return. Expect the most delicious Italian feasts, plenty of events and less tourists so you don’t have to worry about crowds when visiting attractions.
Swap the Singapore rain for the extremely hot summer sunshine down. Multiple airlines are offering direct flights to both Melbourne and Sydney this month. Fly to Melbourne in seven hours from $500, or Sydney in eight hours from $899. Check out 17 Iconic Places To Visit In Australia When The Travel Bubble Starts.
12. London, United Kingdom
The ultimate city break awaits you in London. With so much to do and see…you won’t be bored. Connecting flights start at $770. Find out about all the delightful things you can do on our sister website Secret London.
13. Vancouver, Canada
Experience the magic of winter in Vancouver where you can drink endless cups of hot cocoa, head skiing or snowboarding on snowy Grouse Mountain and lots more. Singapore Airlines are offering 14 hour direct flights to Vancouver from $999.
Germany has an array of lovely cities to explore such as Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich directly from $500. Indulge on German meats and beers, get educated on WWII and plenty more.
Singaporeans can visit its neighbour Malaysia. Opt to get the bus or fly return for around $200. Check out The Most Instagrammable Places To Visit In Malaysia.
16. Zurich, Switzerland
Eat swiss cheese, immerse yourself in culture at the museums, and of course, hit the famous snow-engulfed sloops of the Swiss Alps. Certainly, everything at your disposal. Singapore Airlines and Swiss Air are offering direct flights from $900 return.
17. Copenhagen, Denmark
Jet off to Copenhagen in just 13 hours with Singapore Airlines for around $900 return. Hide away in cosy winter cafes, go sightseeing, and immerse yourself in colourful European buildings. See all the things you can do in Copenhagen here.
18. Sri Lanka
Plan a picturesque trip to Sri Lanka return for around $300. Indulge on authentic food, chill out on the pristine beaches, visit one of the most unusual instagrammable places in Asia, which is the colonial-era railway bridge, surrounded by lush greenery in Ella, Sri Lanka. Certainly, a dreamy getaway from Singapore.
Take a quick two or three hour flight to Bangkok or Phuket for around $160. While Bangkok is known for bustling street life, cultural landmarks, Asia’s Red Light District and more, Phuket is the ultimate beach vacay. Certainly, one of the most affordable VTL places from Singapore.
Get to stunning global places in Vietnam in between two and three hours. For example, Hanoi is just a three hour flight from Changi Airport. Explore the largest caves in the world, relax on gorgeous beaches, visit one of the most instagrammable places in Asia – Golden Hands Bridge, to name a few.