34 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

34 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

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34 days in Malaysia, Thailand & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Patong, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Ko Lanta, Thailand
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Seminyak, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
9
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
10
Batu Caves, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Miri, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes House of Venture, Taman Negara Day Tour, Petronas Twin Towers, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, get in touch with nature with House of Venture, then make a short side trip with Taman Negara Day Tour, then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, then browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and then identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur road trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Patong.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

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

2
nights
Patong, Thailand

Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Patong Beach, then look for gifts at Bob Collection, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Phuket Big Buddha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karon Beach, and then browse the different shops at Jungceylon.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Patong trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Patong are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Ko Lanta.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Big Buddha Phuket
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach

2
nights
Ko Lanta, Thailand

Ko Lanta ©
Ko Lanta remains an ideal place for relaxing holidays off the west coast of mainland Thailand.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Saladan Pier and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Muay Thai at Klong Dao Stadium, steep yourself in history at Lanta Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Lanta Animal Welfare, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach, and finally stop by Fashion Point.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ko Lanta planner .

Getting from Patong to Ko Lanta by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Ko Lanta

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Lanta Animal Welfare ©
Lanta Animal Welfare
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach

2
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Railay Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at PhraNang Cave Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Diamond Cave (Tham Phra Nang Nai), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea). On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Koh Lao Lading, then look for gifts at de' MARCO Fashions, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ao Nang Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krabi Town road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Ko Lanta to Krabi Town takes 3.5 hours. In December in Krabi Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chiang Mai.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach
PhraNang Cave Beach ©
PhraNang Cave Beach
Ao Nang Beach ©
Ao Nang Beach

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Phra Singh will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan, examine the collection at Museum of World Insects and Natural Wonders, look for gifts at G.G Armani collection, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chiang Mai trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Krabi Town to Chiang Mai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Krabi Town in December, plan for little chillier nights in Chiang Mai, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan ©
Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Jim Thompson House and Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Head to Chatuchak Weekend Market and Siam Paragonfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of The Grand Palace, make a trip to Khao San Road, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chiang Mai in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bangkok, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Seminyak.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)

4
nights
Seminyak, Indonesia

Seminyak
A popular resort town offering a good range of tourist trips, activities, and amenities, Seminyak houses numerous tour companies providing excursions into the jungles of Bali.
Popular historic sites such as Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Nacivet Art Gallery and Bintang Supermarket Seminyak. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seminyak: Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Pantai Sanur (in Sanur) and Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nusa Dua Beach, explore the world behind art at Purpa Fine Art Gallery Seminyak, and see the interesting displays at Bali Trick Art.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seminyak driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bangkok to Seminyak by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Seminyak, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Seminyak sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Seminyak

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pantai Sanur, Uluwatu Temple, Kuta Beach - Bali, Bali Trick Art, Elephant Safari Park
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel as well as Penang Hill. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a memorable ride with Penang Hill, pedal to the sights with Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty, and finally browse the different shops at Queensbay Mall.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Seminyak to George Town takes 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Gurney Drive, Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

2
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gunung Mulu Summit Trek. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): trek along Gunung Mulu Summit Trek, Head underground at Gunung Mulu National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from George Town to Gunung Mulu National Park with the Route module. Traveling from George Town to Gunung Mulu National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Batu Caves.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek ©
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek

3
nights
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves ©
True to its name, Batu Caves draw visitors with its famous limestone cavern system, lying to the north of Kuala Lumpur.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Negara, browse the different shops at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, then don't miss a visit to Chin Swee Cave Temple, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Lord Murugan Statue, then identify plant and animal life at Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, then don't miss a visit to Bukit Melawati, and finally kick back and relax at Redang Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Batu Caves trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gunung Mulu National Park to Batu Caves. In January, daily temperatures in Batu Caves can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Batu Caves

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Genting Highlands, Kuala Selangor, Zoo Negara, Pantai Redang
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:
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Pantai Redang ©
Pantai Redang
Dark Cave Malaysia ©
Dark Cave Malaysia
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets ©

3
nights
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sam Poh Temple and then relax in the rural setting at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate. On the next day, experience rural life at Big Red Strawberry Farm, then see the interesting displays at Time Tunnel Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, and finally trek along Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cameron Highlands trip planner.

Drive from Batu Caves to Cameron Highlands in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Miri.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cameron Highlands
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:
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Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden ©
Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden
Mossy Forest ©
Mossy Forest
Cameron Highlands Jungle Trail No. 1 ©

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Miri, Malaysia

Miri ©
Built on oil riches, Miri represents Serawak's modern and multicultural second city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Grand Old Lady and then take some stellar pictures from Canada Hill. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tusan Cliff Beach, then explore the stunning scenery at Lambir Hills National Park, then stroll through The Pinnacles Trail, and finally stroll the grounds of Colonial cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miri attractions website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cameron Highlands to Miri in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Miri can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Miri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Pinnacles Trail
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
The Pinnacles Trail ©
The Pinnacles Trail
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lambir Hills National Park ©
Lambir Hills National Park

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