17 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

17 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

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17 days in Indonesia & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
5
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  16​h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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nights
Nusa Dua, Indonesia

Nusa Dua ©
A trip to Nusa Dua offers a chance to enjoy sandy beaches and an 18-hole golf course.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Melasti Beach, then kick back and relax at Green Bowl Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uluwatu Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum PASIFIKA and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nusa Dua Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nusa Dua online attractions planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Nusa Dua is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Cairo in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Nusa Dua: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Denpasar.

Things to do in Nusa Dua

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ungasan, Uluwatu Temple
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Melasti Beach ©
Melasti Beach
Green Bowl Beach ©
Green Bowl Beach
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

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Denpasar, Indonesia

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Threads of Life and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Puri Lukisan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Bintang Supermarket Seminyak, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the interesting displays at DMZ Museum.

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Denpasar is just a stone's throw from Nusa Dua. December in Denpasar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Denpasar

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ubud, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bintang Supermarket Seminyak, Bali Trick Art
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bali Trick Art ©
Bali Trick Art
Threads of Life ©
Threads of Life

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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 31st (Sun): wander the streets of Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Jalan Alor, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip maker tool .

You can fly from Denpasar to Kuala Lumpur in 6 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, then explore the galleries of Atma Alam Batik Village, then explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Koh Wanararm Langkawi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi sightseeing planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Zipline
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park

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George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Chayamangkalaram, examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum, get engrossed in the history at Sun Yat Sen Museum, then stop by Vision First Optic, then buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Protestant Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Camera Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Paragon Mall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read George Town holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Langkawi to George Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Queensbay Mall
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Queensbay Mall ©
Queensbay Mall
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
The Camera Museum ©
The Camera Museum

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Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), buy something for everyone on your list at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, then take an in-depth tour of Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, then take a stroll through Chinatown - Melaka, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally explore the activities along Malacca River.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka online vacation planner .

Getting from George Town to Melaka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
On the 8th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Indonesia Mall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancol Beach Pool, and then wander the streets of Chinatown (Glodok).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jakarta trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melaka to Jakarta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jakarta

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Summarecon Mal Serpong
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Summarecon Mal Serpong ©
Summarecon Mal Serpong
Grand Indonesia Mall ©
Grand Indonesia Mall
Chinatown (Glodok) ©
Chinatown (Glodok)

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