21 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

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21 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Canggu, Indonesia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
6
Gili Meno, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
7
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Uluwatu, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Campuhan Ridge Walk, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Bali Swing. Visiting Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Elephant Safari Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Head underground at Elephant Cave Ubud.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ubud online driving holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Ubud is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. April in Ubud sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for Denpasar on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tegalalang
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Elephant Cave Ubud ©
Elephant Cave Ubud

3
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Head to Sindhu Market and Barito Leather Goodsfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Pantai Sanur and Nusa Dua Beach. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Hardy's Sanur, kick back and relax at Cemara Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sindhu Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip planner .

You can drive from Ubud to Denpasar in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Denpasar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Canggu.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nusa Dua Beach
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Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Nusa Dua Beach ©
Nusa Dua Beach
Cemara Beach ©
Cemara Beach

2
nights
Canggu, Indonesia

Canggu ©
Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the famous Kuta Beach, the once small fishing village of Canggu has now become synonymous with a popular stretch of beach resorts and Western-owned villas.
On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Canggu Beach, browse the different shops at Seminyak Square, and then explore the galleries of Reservoart. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Berawa Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Batu Mejan (Echo Beach).

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Canggu road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Denpasar to Canggu takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Canggu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Kuta.

Things to do in Canggu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seminyak
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Canggu Beach ©
Canggu Beach
Seminyak Square ©
Seminyak Square
Pantai Batu Mejan (Echo Beach) ©
Pantai Batu Mejan (Echo Beach)

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Makassi and Nyaman Gallery. There's more to do: stroll through Kuta Beach - Bali and cool off at Waterbom Bali.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuta trip builder app .

Traveling by bus from Canggu to Kuta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Kuta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), you're off toNusa Penida.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Seminyak
Highlights from your plan
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Makassi ©
Makassi
Nyaman Gallery ©
Nyaman Gallery

1
night
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pasih Andus and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Nusa Penida trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Kuta to Nusa Penida takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Nusa Penida are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gili Meno.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Gili Meno, Indonesia

Gili Meno ©
The smallest of the three islands near Lombok, Gili Meno affords a truly secluded feel, with its tiny population of 500 mainly concentrated in the center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Gili Meno Turtle Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gili Meno Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gili Meno road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nusa Penida to Gili Meno. In May, daily temperatures in Gili Meno can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Gili Meno

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Gili Meno Beach ©
Gili Meno Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Casa Vintage Store, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gili Trawangan trip builder website .

Gili Trawangan is very close to Gili Meno. In May in Gili Trawangan, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluwatu.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Casa Vintage Store ©
Casa Vintage Store

2
nights
Uluwatu, Indonesia

Uluwatu ©
Visit Padang Padang Beach and Melasti Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Bingin Beach and Blue Point Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Uluwatu: Spas (in Nusa Dua) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluwatu online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gili Trawangan to Uluwatu. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Uluwatu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pecatu, Ungasan, Spas
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Padang Padang Beach ©
Padang Padang Beach
Bingin Beach ©
Bingin Beach
Spas

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Get in touch with nature at Batu Caves and Sky Mirror. Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Pavilion KLfor some retail therapy. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Petaling Jaya and see Oasis Village, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, take a stroll through Chinatown, stroll around KLCC Park, and shop like a local with Bukit Bintang.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Uluwatu to Kuala Lumpur with the Route module. In May in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oasis Village, Batu Caves, Sky Mirror
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Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Bukit Bintang ©
Bukit Bintang

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