38 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

38 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

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38 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Malaysia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kuching, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
4
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
5
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  3 h
6
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  1 h 45 min
8
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1 h
9
Ubud, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
10
Sandakan, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
11
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
12
Ambon, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
13
Sorong, Indonesia
— 1 night
Fly:  36 h
End: Brussels, Belgium

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Pulau Payar Marine Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Art In Paradise and Batik Village. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island, and Head underground at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave).

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi online road trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Langkawi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Brussels in May; daily highs in Langkawi reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

5
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Popular historic sites such as Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Han Jiang Ancestral Temple are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to The Habitat Penang Hill and Wonderfood Museum Penang. Change things up with a short trip to Zahir Mosque in Alor Setar (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, get curious at Tech Dome Penang, take an in-depth tour of Sun Yat Sen Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng).

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the George Town journey app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

The Habitat Penang Hill, Zahir Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill

2
nights
Kuching, Malaysia

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tua Pek Kong, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then find something for the whole family at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching journey maker site .

Getting from George Town to Kuching by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Labuan Bajo.

Things to do in Kuching

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure ©
Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure
Tua Pek Kong ©
Tua Pek Kong

3
nights
Labuan Bajo, Indonesia

A trip to Labuan Bajo, an idyllic fishing village at the northwestern tip of Flores, offers the chance to unwind and experience traditional life without sacrificing comfort.
Get in touch with nature at Shark Diving and Rangko Cave. Get some cultural insight at Tado Village and Magnolia Boutique Komodo. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Love Hill, enjoy the sand and surf at Waecicu Beach, step off the mainland to explore Kelor Island, and get a new perspective on things with Gili Lawa Darat.

For maps, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Labuan Bajo online vacation planner .

You can fly from Kuching to Labuan Bajo in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Labuan Bajo

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Shark Diving
Rangko Cave ©
Rangko Cave
Gili Lawa Darat ©
Gili Lawa Darat

1
night
Pemuteran, Indonesia

Pemuteran
The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Biorock Pemuteran bali, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stroll through The Turtle Project, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Trekking Table Stone Hill.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Pemuteran route tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Labuan Bajo to Pemuteran takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Trekking Table Stone Hill
Trekking Table Stone Hill
Spas

3
nights
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
Escape the urban bustle at Atuh Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Pasih Uug Beach and Teletubbies Hill.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nusa Penida online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Pemuteran to Nusa Penida takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. May in Nusa Penida sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tembeling Beach and Forest ©
Tembeling Beach and Forest
Atuh Beach ©
Atuh Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

Amed ©
A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puri Agung Karangasem, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lempuyang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lipah Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Asah Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Pesaban Traditional Village.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amed trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Amed takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karangasem, Puri Agung Karangasem, Lempuyang Temple
Highlights from your plan
Puri Agung Karangasem ©
Puri Agung Karangasem
Lempuyang Temple ©
Lempuyang Temple
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
On the 2nd (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour and then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mushroom Beach and then make a splash at Sunday Beach Waterpark Lembongan.

To find maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Nusa Lembongan travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Nusa Lembongan are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mushroom Beach ©
Mushroom Beach

5
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Peliatan Palace and Yeh Pulu Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Bali Eco Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Puja Mandala (in Nusa Dua) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kerobokan). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sangeh Monkey Forest, make a trip to Puri Saren Palace, add some adventure to your tour with Toekad Rafting, and explore the galleries of Horizon Glassworks.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Ubud takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Puja Mandala, Sangeh Monkey Forest, Fishing Charters & Tours, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Toekad Rafting ©
Toekad Rafting
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sangeh Monkey Forest ©
Sangeh Monkey Forest

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nights
Sandakan, Malaysia

Sandakan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll around Sandakan Rainforest Park, then get outside with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Deramakot Forest Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sandakan trip app .

You can fly from Ubud to Sandakan in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. In June in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Deramakot Forest Reserve ©
Deramakot Forest Reserve
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple ©
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
Sandakan Rainforest Park ©
Sandakan Rainforest Park

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the long history of Monsopiad Cultural Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, and finally stroll the grounds of Kota Kinabalu Japanese Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pu Toh Tze Temple, and then see the sky in a new way at Signal Hill Observatory Platform.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu day trip site .

You can fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ambon.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Adventure Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
River Rafting & Tubing
Monsopiad Cultural Village ©
Monsopiad Cultural Village

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Ambon, Indonesia

Ambon ©
A bustling metropolis compared to the rest of the sleepy, relaxing island, Ambon offers plenty of historical landmarks and chances to learn about the region's spice trade.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Commonwealth War Cemetery. Get outdoors at Batu Layar and Waai Waterfall. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Lubang Buaya Morella Beach, contemplate the long history of Wapauwe Old Mosque, stroll through Liliboi Beach, and head off the coast to Pombo Island.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kota Kinabalu to Ambon. The time zone difference when traveling from Kota Kinabalu to Ambon is 1 hour. Traveling from Kota Kinabalu in June, you will find days in Ambon are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sorong.

Things to do in Ambon

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pombo Island ©
Pombo Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Batu Layar ©
Batu Layar

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Sorong, Indonesia

Sorong
Tourists usually make a stop at Sorong on their way to the area's popular marine park, and nature lovers enjoy touring the town's surrounding mountains and forests before moving on.
On the 16th (Tue), kick back and relax at Tanjung Kasuari Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Dofior. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Sapta Ratna Pagoda and then don't miss a visit to Sawinggrai Village.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sorong trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ambon to Sorong. In June in Sorong, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorong

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sawinggrai Village
Sawinggrai Village

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