12 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
4
Amed, Indonesia
— 1 night
taxi + ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  45​min
6
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sydney, Australia


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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then walk around KLCC Park, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and then stroll around KL Bird Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

2
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Threads of Life, identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirta Empul Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Safari Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud online day trip planner .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud in 6.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tegalalang Rice Terrace ©
Tegalalang Rice Terrace

1
night
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Gili Golf & Bar, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gili Trawangan visit app .

Getting from Ubud to Gili Trawangan by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Amed.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of USS Liberty Shipwreck, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amed itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Gili Trawangan to Amed takes an hour. April in Amed sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Amed

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

USS Liberty Shipwreck
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Spas & Wellness

1
night
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 10th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nusa Lembongan attractions planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Amed to Nusa Lembongan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

4
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu), Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Seminyak Beach (in Seminyak). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Waterbom Bali, view the masterpieces at Nyaman Gallery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get your game on at Tilo Kids Club.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Denpasar day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Nusa Lembongan to Denpasar in an hour. In April in Denpasar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Seminyak, Uluwatu Temple, Waterbom Bali, Tanah Lot Temple
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Spas

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