20 days in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi & Bali Itinerary

20 days in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi & Bali Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
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Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
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Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
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Kuta, Indonesia
— 2 nights

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 some historical perspective at Putra Mosque and Thean Hou Temple. Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Melaka (The Huskitory & Magic Art 3D Musuem). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, get outside with Dark Cave Malaysia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, and examine the collection at Petaling Street Heritage House.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Melaka, Batu Caves, Putra Mosque, Petaling Street Heritage House
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque

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Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Visit Tanjung Rhu Beach and Tengah Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, head off the coast to Beras Basah Island, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline

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Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tirta Empul Temple and River Rafting & Tubing. Mount Kawi and Saraswati Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple in Sebatu (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and kick back and relax at White Sand Beach Yoga.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ubud visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Ubud takes 8.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Ubud

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tampaksiring, Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, White Sand Beach Yoga
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Mount Kawi ©
Mount Kawi

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Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
On the 23rd (Sat), kick back and relax at Pasih Uug Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kelingking Beach. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Nusa Penida Island, stroll through Atuh Beach, then take an unorthodox tour of Giri Putri Cave, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Saren Cliff Point.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nusa Penida route builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ubud to Nusa Penida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May in Nusa Penida, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Atuh Beach ©
Atuh Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach

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Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
On the 25th (Mon), meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then stroll through Jemeluk Beach. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at USS Liberty Shipwreck, steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Taman Tirtagangga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lempuyang Temple.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amed online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Nusa Penida to Amed in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Karangasem, USS Liberty Shipwreck, Lempuyang Temple
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Shark Diving
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

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Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

Nusa Lembongan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Tears and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nusa Lembongan route builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Nusa Lembongan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

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

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Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Pantai Sanur and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalem Kahyangan Temple, then don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Reservoart.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuta trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nusa Lembongan to Kuta by combination of ferry and bus takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tanah Lot Temple, Reservoart, Spas, Pantai Sanur, Uluwatu Temple
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

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