10 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

10 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Pontianak, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Kundasang, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Sandakan, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 1 night
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Pontianak, Indonesia

— 1 night

Kota Khatulistiwa (Equator City)

Pontianak boasts a delightful blend of cultures, which live separately in their own sections of the city but come together amiably and often intermarry.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Orangutan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tua Pek Kong Pagoda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Joseph Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum Negeri Pontianak and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Delta Spa & Lounge Pontianak.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pontianak day trip app.

Jakarta to Pontianak is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. In March, daytime highs in Pontianak are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pontianak

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Kuching, Malaysia

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Brooke Gallery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong, and then learn more about the world around you at Kuching Mosque.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching travel planner.

Getting from Pontianak to Kuching by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pontianak to Kuching. March in Kuching sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

— 2 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): Head underground at Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip builder app.

Getting from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In March in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kundasang.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Kundasang, Malaysia

— 1 night
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu and then explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kundasang itinerary planner.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kundasang by flight takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sandakan, Malaysia

— 2 nights
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
On the 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), then look for all kinds of wild species at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sam Sing Kung Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sandakan trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kundasang to Sandakan. In March, daytime highs in Sandakan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

— 1 night
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, see the interesting displays at Royal Regalia Museum, then don't miss a visit to Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Istana Nurul Iman.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bandar Seri Begawan trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Sandakan to Bandar Seri Begawan with the Route module. In March in Bandar Seri Begawan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Historic Sites · Museums

Sarawak travel guide

3.6
Wildlife Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Land of the Hornbills
Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, is known for its geographical diversity. Visitors come to hike across the state's national parks, areas of protected natural diversity that include interesting rock and cave formations, as well as plentiful native plant and animal life (including the proboscis monkey, only found on the island). The landscape features everything from virgin coastal forest to cloud-covered highlands. Urban areas offer cultural sites related to the diverse communities that have settled in the state from across continental Asia. Rural communities here reveal the separateness of the island from mainstream Malaysian culture with idiosyncratic ceremonies, architecture, and local cuisines.

Sabah travel guide

3.7
Wildlife Areas · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Land Below the Wind
One of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, Sabah sits as the easternmost state in the country. The state's many natural attractions, nature reserves, and national parks, are home to an overwhelming range of animal and plant life, including the famed proboscis monkey. Off the coast, dive spots beckon many tourists, who come to explore the rich marine environment in protected areas. Historically a very culturally diverse part of the country, the towns and villages offer heritage museums, vibrant architecture, and cuisine that takes inspiration from the wider region.

Brunei Darussalam travel guide

3.2
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings
A small but wealthy country benefiting hugely from large deposits of petroleum and natural gas, Brunei Darussalam sits on the vital sea routes connecting the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. While business-minded travelers make the trip to Brunei Darussalam to invest in some of Southeast Asia's biggest oil fields, tourists flock here to explore culturally rich cities and biologically diverse wilderness areas. National parks protect old-growth forests and coral reefs, providing a lush playground for intrepid hikers, bird-watchers, and divers. Well-rounded tours of Brunei Darussalam usually begin in Bandar Seri Begawan, a thriving capital city in which majestic mosques and modern museums contrast with a somewhat chaotic water village, where hundreds of private homes seem to float on the surface of the Brunei River.