16 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Melaka, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  1​h
5
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h
6
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  1​h
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): Head underground at Batu Caves, get curious at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, and then have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online road trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kuala Lumpur. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petrosains Science Discovery Centre ©
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

3
nights
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak), then look for all kinds of wild species at Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre, then kick back and relax at Pantai Klebang, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Bidara Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampung Hulu Mosque.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melaka trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre
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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Tanjung Bidara Beach ©
Tanjung Bidara Beach

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Chulia Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kapitan Keling Mosque and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple. When in George Town, make a side trip to see Monkey Beach in Teluk Bahang, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill, get engrossed in the history at Sun Yat Sen Museum, admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, and see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our George Town online route builder .

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Habitat Penang Hill, Monkey Beach
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque

2
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Karang Beach, then kick back and relax at Tegal Wangi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balangan Beach. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Museum PASIFIKA, and finally kick back and relax at Melasti Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Denpasar driving holiday planner.

Fly from George Town to Denpasar in 8 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Denpasar due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tegal Wangi Beach, Museum PASIFIKA, Balangan Beach, Melasti Beach
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Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
On the 11th (Sat), explore the activities along Tembeling Beach and Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Giri Putri Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Diamond Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelingking Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then kick back and relax at Pasih Uug Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Nusa Penida trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Denpasar to Nusa Penida in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Tears. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Mushroom Beach and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nusa Lembongan trip maker site .

Ride a ferry from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
On the 15th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Sangeh Monkey Forest, then stroll through Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, then Head underground at Elephant Cave Ubud, and finally take in breathtaking views at Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at AKU Boutique, then take in the exciting artwork at Five Art Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirta Empul Temple, and finally experience the excitement of Terrace River Pool Swing.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ubud trip itinerary maker site .

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 January, daytime highs in Ubud are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ubud

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon, Tirta Empul Temple, Sangeh Monkey Forest
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Sangeh Monkey Forest ©
Sangeh Monkey Forest

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night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and then get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ubud to Kuala Lumpur takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple ©
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

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