23 days in Malaysia, Maldives & Indonesia Itinerary

23 days in Malaysia, Maldives & Indonesia Itinerary

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23 days in Malaysia, Maldives & Indonesia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai, China
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Hulhumale, Maldives
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Male, Maldives
— 3 nights
Travel:  3​h
5
Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Kuta, Indonesia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  11​h 30​min
End: Shanghai, China

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, then trek along Penang Longest Trail, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip planner .

Shanghai, China to George Town is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 9th (Mon), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then stroll through Cenang Beach. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In September in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hulhumale.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Hulhumale, Maldives

Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale, a reclaimed island, recently developed to meet additional industrial, commercial, and housing demands.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Hulhumale, don't miss a visit to Maldive Victory, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hulhumale Beach. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hulhumale Mosque and then see the vivid underwater world at Banana Reef.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Hulhumale holiday planner.

Fly from Langkawi to Hulhumale in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Male.

Things to do in Hulhumale

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

North Male Atoll, Hulhumale
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Hulhumale ©
Hulhumale
Maldive Victory ©
Maldive Victory
Banana Reef ©
Banana Reef

3
nights
Male, Maldives

The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, historic sites, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, examine the collection at National Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Male day trip planner.

Male is very close to Hulhumale. In September, daily temperatures in Male can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Maafushi Island, Maldives

With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bikini Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maafushi Island trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Male to Maafushi Island with the Route module. In September in Maafushi Island, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, get your game on at Laser Battle, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Maafushi Island to Kuala Lumpur takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Maafushi Island to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tirta Empul Temple (in Tampaksiring), Elephant Safari Park (in Tegalalang) and Ulun Danu Bratan Temple (in Tabanan). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 21st (Sat) at some of the best spas. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, relax in the rural setting at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and take in the pleasant sights at Campuhan Ridge Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ubud travel website .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Ubud in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ubud, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kuta.

Things to do in Ubud

Spas Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Elephant Safari Park, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Spas
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuta: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban) and Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu). There's lots more to do: cool off at Waterbom Bali, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Ground Zero Monument, and catch some excitement at Pandora Experience Escape Room Bali.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuta trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Ubud to Kuta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kuta sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Pantai Sanur
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple

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