2024 Long Weekends Road Trip Guide for You and Your Family

The new year is nearing and that means it’s time to start planning your next vacation – or better yet, long weekend getaways! Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery near home or an adventure further away, we have got you covered!

If you’re ready to go on a road adventure and aiming to enhance your driving experience, don’t forget to sign up for a BHPetrol eCard and the eCard app! This not only allows you to save money and earn double points on fuel purchases at any BHPetrol stations across Malaysia but also provides added value through exclusive promotions on entertainment for your road journeys.

We’ve put together a list of the best affordable destinations and activities, so grab your family, friends or significant other and get ready for an unforgettable trip with our picks!


February 10 to 12 – Cultural Heritage in Penang

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Get ready for a cultural immersion in Penang, and discover the heritage charm of the UNESCO-listed George Town, renowned for its colonial architecture, vibrant street art, and delectable street food. February is an excellent time to visit, with the Chinese New Year Celebration adding an extra layer of cultural richness.


April 10 to 14 – Northeast Islands Paradise during Hari Raya

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Escape to the breathtaking Northeast islands this Raya break starting! Immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of the Perhentian Islands, Redang, and Kapas. Dive into crystal-clear waters, explore vibrant coral reefs, or simply unwind on the pristine white sandy beaches. Indulge in snorkelling, diving, or pure relaxation in this enchanting tropical paradise.


May & June – Seize the Moments with Your Kids during School Holiday

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Make the most of school holidays by creating unforgettable memories with your kids. You don’t need to embark on a lengthy journey away from the city when there’s plenty of fun to be had right around Kuala Lumpur. Explore thrilling new destinations with your family!

Better yet, with the BHPetrol eCard app, you can now enjoy up to 20% discount* on local entertainment. Whether it’s experiencing the breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline from Menara Kuala Lumpur or immersing your kids in the excitement of the Wild West Cowboy indoor theme park, there’s something for everyone. It’s an opportunity to inspire and delight your children without breaking the bank.

*T&Cs Apply.


July 6 to 8 – Highland Getaway and Durian Feast

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For durian enthusiasts, the middle of the year is the best time for a durian feast, coinciding with the widely believed harvest season in Malaysia. Renowned for its Musang King and other great varieties, Raub in Pahang emerges as the ideal destination for durian lovers seeking the finest durian experience.

Not a fan of durian? No worries! Make the most of your long weekends with a highland retreat. Whether you prefer the excitement of Genting Highlands or the peaceful ambience of Cameron Highlands, both destinations offer a refreshing escape while you beat the heat and bustle.


September 14 to 17 – Taman Negara

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Embark on an educational escapade to Taman Negara during its driest period in September when the school holiday commences. Nestled within the heart of Malaysia, Taman Negara promises a captivating experience for you and your family. This lush and ancient rainforest boasts a rich biodiversity, offering a unique opportunity for children to connect with nature and learn about the importance of conservation.

From guided jungle treks to river cruises, Taman Negara provides a hands-on learning experience. Your children can discover diverse flora and fauna, witness breathtaking landscapes, and even engage in interactive activities designed to foster an appreciation for the environment.


December 23 to 25 – Year-End Extravaganza

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Dive into the joyous spirit of the year-end festivities with an array of offerings. Whether you’re drawn to family-friendly waterparks or year-end shopping hauls, considering a short staycation in the heart of the city, or eager for a delightful buffet feast, there’s something for everyone. 

For inspiration on affordable yet exciting celebration ideas, look no further than our BHPetrol eCard app! Did you know? By being an eCard app user, you also get to join BHPetrol’s exclusive campaigns and enjoy even greater member benefits:

  1. Collect Your ePoints Instantly with eCard app
  • Collecting points is now more convenient and time-efficient. 
  1. Referral Program To Get More ePoints!
  • Refer a friend and earn 100 ePoints (equivalent to RM1) credited to your eCard app account within 5-7 days when your friends make purchases at any BHPetrol service station. 
  • The “Share More, Earn More!” referral program is limited to a total 35,000 redemptions only. 

*T&Cs apply.


We hope our guide has inspired you to explore the beauty, culture, and adventure that awaits you across Malaysia in 2024. Remember, your BHPetrol eCard and eCard app are not only for fuel savings but also your passport to incredible experiences and unbeatable savings throughout the year. Here’s wishing you a year filled with amazing adventures and unforgettable memories. Have a wonderful 2024!