60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

60 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Medan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Samosir Island, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly to Kualanamu International Airport, Drive to Bukit Lawang
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Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
— 15 nights
Drive to Kualanamu International Airport, Fly to Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport
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Banda Aceh, Indonesia
— 16 nights
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Sandakan, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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— 8 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Putrajaya (Taman Saujana Hijau, Putra Mosque, &more). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Batu Caves, stroll around KL Bird Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

Plan trip to Kuala Lumpur with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sacramento, USA to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Sacramento in June since evenings lows in Kuala Lumpur dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medan.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Medan, Indonesia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, see the interesting displays at Tjong A Fie's Mansion, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Medan route planning website.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Medan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Medan are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Samosir Island.

Things to do in Medan

Museums · Spas

Samosir Island, Indonesia

— 3 nights
Samosir Island is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Holbung Hill, see the interesting displays at Huta Bolon Simanindo Batak Museum, visit Tomok Village, and explore the ancient world of Tomb of the Sidabutar Kings.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Samosir Island road trip tool.

You can drive from Medan to Samosir Island in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Samosir Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Bukit Lawang, Indonesia

— 15 nights
Tucked away in Northern Sumatra, the small charming village of Bukit Lawang is best known for its World Heritage-listed Sumatran orangutan sanctuary, and also serves as a convenient base for accessing the surrounding jungle and national park.
Bukit Lawang is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Sumatra Jungle Life, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Teroh-Teroh Waterfall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bohorok Orangutan Centre at Bukit Lawang.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bukit Lawang online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Samosir Island to Bukit Lawang. In June in Bukit Lawang, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Banda Aceh.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Banda Aceh, Indonesia

— 16 nights

Porch of Mecca

The relaxed, relatively peaceful atmosphere and viable tourism industry in Banda Aceh attests to the city's resilience in rebuilding after over 160,000 people were killed in the 2004 tsunami.
Take a break from Banda Aceh with a short trip to Lhoknga Beach in Lhonga, about 48 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Wed) at Kuta Malaka Water Boom. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, see the interesting displays at PLTD Apung 1, make a trip to Baiturrahim Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Taman Putroe Phang.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Banda Aceh trip maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bukit Lawang to Banda Aceh. June in Banda Aceh sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kuching.

Things to do in Banda Aceh

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kuching, Malaysia

— 1 night

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Banda Aceh to Kuching with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Banda Aceh to Kuching. In July, daytime highs in Kuching are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Nature · Parks
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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.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park planner.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Sandakan.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Sandakan, Malaysia

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Sandakan to Sepilok to see Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre about 34 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), stroll around Sandakan Rainforest Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Sandakan trip planner.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Sandakan sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

— 8 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tagal Tinopikon Park (in Penampang) and Sabah (in Semporna). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aru Beach, get outside with Star Marina Watersports, and step off the mainland to explore Dinawan Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip website.

You can fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Sumatra travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Sumatra, the largest island wholly in Indonesia, embraces wildness to the point that the region is steeped in myths and legends. Jungles here teem with orangutans, tigers, rhinos, and elephants, while smoldering volcanoes create an otherworldly environment. In the towns, cultural landmarks of religious and historical importance sit alongside new feats of impressive engineering, entertainment attractions, and tourist-focused shopping districts.