29 days in Asia Itinerary

29 days in Asia Itinerary

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29 days in Asia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  10​h
1
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Bangkok, Thailand
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
7
Balikpapan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
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 9th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Central Wave Painting, pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero Monument, then examine the collection at Museum PASIFIKA, then get in on the excitement at Jimbaran Hills Activity Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pura Ulun Siwi. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Jimbaran Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balangan Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Samasta Lifestyle Village.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta online trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Kuta is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Kuta to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yogyakarta Region.

Things to do in Kuta

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Jimbaran, Uluwatu Temple, Museum PASIFIKA
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Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Museum PASIFIKA ©
Museum PASIFIKA
Pura Ulun Siwi Kayangan Jagat ©
Pura Ulun Siwi Kayangan Jagat

3
nights
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia

Yogyakarta Region ©
Take a trip to Yogyakarta to experience life in the cultural epicenter of Javanese culture, founded in the 18th century and boasting a complex history of imperial wrangling, revolutions, and wars.
Explore hidden gems such as Prambanan Temples and Ullen Sentalu Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Borobudur Temple and Affandi Museum. Go for a jaunt from Yogyakarta Region to Mendut to see Candi Mendut (Temple) about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Yogyakarta Palace, delve into the distant past at The Sambisari Temple, shop like a local with Malioboro Road, and examine the collection at Fort Vredeburg Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yogyakarta Region journey app .

Traveling by flight from Kuta to Yogyakarta Region takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuta to Yogyakarta Region due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Yogyakarta Region

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Candi Mendut (Temple), Prambanan Temples, Borobudur Temple
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The Palace of Yogyakarta ©
The Palace of Yogyakarta
Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple
Prambanan Temples ©
Prambanan Temples

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and Museum of Illusions. Batu Caves and National Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Shah Alam and see Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, get curious at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Yogyakarta Region to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yogyakarta Region to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Penang House of Music. Appreciate the collections at Wonderfood Museum Penang and Asia Camera Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. November in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Wonderfood Museum Penang ©
Wonderfood Museum Penang
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

9
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Wat Pho and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Chaiwatthanaram, & more) and Samut Songkhram (Chao Pho Mae Klong Shrine & Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Jim Thompson House, examine the collection at Chatuchak Flower Market, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit).

Before you visit Bangkok, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from George Town to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Ayutthaya, Chao Pho Mae Klong Shrine, Maeklong Railway Market (Talad Rom Hub)
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 29:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Chaiwatthanaram ©
Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet ©
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet

4
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh ©
On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and National Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Choeung Ek Genocidal Center and Royal Palace. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Phnom, get some fabulous bargains at Factory Outlet Store, make a trip to Phare Ponleu Selpak, and have fun at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Phnom Penh holiday maker app .

Fly from Bangkok to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Phnom Penh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Balikpapan.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

2
nights
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Balikpapan ©
Used as a hub for international oil and mining companies, the small city of Balikpapan boasts a blend of cultures making a comfortable home in this clean and relaxed environment.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Lamaru Beach and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Batu Dinding. On your second day here, look for gifts at Plaza Balikpapan, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum Kodam Mulawarman, and then take in the views from Bangkirai Hill Nature Tourism.

Before you visit Balikpapan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Phnom Penh to Balikpapan with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central Indonesia Time (WITA) is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Balikpapan

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lamaru Beach ©
Lamaru Beach
Museum Kodam Mulawarman ©
Museum Kodam Mulawarman
Plaza Balikpapan ©
Plaza Balikpapan

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