28 days in Medan, Malang & Kuching Itinerary

28 days in Medan, Malang & Kuching Itinerary

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Medan, Indonesia
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Malang, Indonesia
— 13 nights
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 7 nights
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Medan, Indonesia

— 5 nights
The capital of North Sumatra, Medan earned the nickname "Paris of Sumatra" during Dutch colonial times due to its marked resemblance to the French city.
Get some cultural insight at Tjong A Fie's Mansion and Maha Vihara Maitreya Cemara Asri. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Berhala Island and Pantai Bali Lestari. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Upside Down World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Vihara Maitreya, and get engrossed in the history at Tjong Yong Hian Gallery.

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Moscow, Russia to Medan is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in November, things will get much hotter in Medan: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Malang.

Things to do in Medan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Malang, Indonesia

— 13 nights
With lush landscapes, plenty of historical landmarks, and a famously cool climate, Malang remains a favored tourist destination in East Java.
Museum Angkut and Museum Malang Tempo Doeloe will appeal to museum buffs. Relax by the water at Goa Cina Beach and Balekambang Beach. Step out of Malang with an excursion to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Nusa Dua--about 9h 15 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Batu Bengkung Beach, take a stroll through Jodipan Colorful Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kondang Merak Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Medan to Malang in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Malang

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuching, Malaysia

— 7 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarawak Cultural Village and Sarawak Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Cat Museum and Kuching Mosque. Step out of Kuching to go to Bau and see Fairy Caves, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery, kick back and relax at Damai Central, and see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum.

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You can fly from Malang to Kuching in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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