23 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

23 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

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23 days in Malaysia & Indonesia Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sumba, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Tanjung Pandan, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

3
days
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.
Shop till you drop at KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Central Market. Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Mercato @ Pavilion KL, shop like a local with Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, and admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur custom trip planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, expect Kuala Lumpur to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

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Batu Caves
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Batu Caves
KL Bird Park

4
days
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
For shopping fun, head to Langkawi Night Market or Langkawi Oriental Village. Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Tanjung Rhu Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Cenang Beach in Pantai Cenang (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and stroll through Tengah Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach

3
days
George Town, Malaysia

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Queensbay Mall and Areca Books. Do your shopping at 5.4º North and Vision First Optic. Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Raz Kashmir Crafts in Batu Ferringhi, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Penang, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza, and take in the awesome beauty at Penang Hill.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our George Town holiday planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, RAZKASHMIR CRAFTS, Queensbay Mall, Gurney Plaza
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Queensbay Mall
Areca Books

4
days
Kuta, Indonesia

Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Point Beach and Balangan Beach. Do your shopping at Supermarket Bintang Seminyak and Nusa Surfshop. Venture out of the city with trips to Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali (in Nusa Dua), Melasti Beach (in Ungasan) and Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sanur Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali.

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You can fly from George Town to Kuta in 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuta. In May, daily temperatures in Kuta can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sumba.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ungasan, Seminyak, Sanur Beach, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali
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Blue Point Beach
Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali
Balangan Beach

2
days
Sumba, Indonesia

Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll through Watu Parunu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Marosi Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mandorak Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sumba itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuta to Sumba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tanjung Pandan.

Things to do in Sumba

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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3
days
Tanjung Pandan, Indonesia

We've included these beaches for you: Tanjung Tinggi Beach and Penyabong Beach. Get outdoors at Lengkuas Beach and Tanjung Kelayang.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tanjung Pandan trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Sumba to Tanjung Pandan with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sumba to Tanjung Pandan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tanjung Pandan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Belitung Island
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Tanjung Tinggi Beach
Lengkuas Beach
Tanjung Kelayang Beach

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