18 days in Indonesia, Philippines & Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Indonesia, Philippines & Malaysia Itinerary

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18 days in Indonesia, Philippines & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h 45​min
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

4
nights
Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Visiting Pantai Sanur and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Seminyak Beach (in Seminyak), Padang Padang Beach (in Pecatu) and Kuta Beach - Bali (in Kuta). There's more to do: enjoy some diversion at SuperHuman Fitness Bali and take in nature's colorful creations at Taman Tirtagangga.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Denpasar holiday website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Denpasar is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Denpasar is 6 hours. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Denpasar, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ubud.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Seminyak, Pecatu, Scuba & Snorkeling, Tanah Lot Temple, Kuta Beach - Bali
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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tirta Empul Temple and Saraswati Temple. Get in touch with nature at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Shark Diving. Step out of Ubud with an excursion to Elephant Safari Park in Tegalalang--about 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ubud trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Denpasar to Ubud in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Ubud are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Spas Parks

Side Trips

Tirta Empul Temple, Shark Diving, Elephant Safari Park
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Tirta Empul Temple ©
Tirta Empul Temple
Shark Diving

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

Boracay ©
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Get in touch with nature at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Diniwid Beach. We've included these beaches for you: White Beach and Bulabog Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bugtongbato Beach, and stroll through Balinghai Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Ubud to Boracay takes 10 hours. In July, daytime highs in Boracay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Intramuros, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, and then admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In July in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then stroll through Batu Caves, and finally walk around KLCC Park. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, stroll around KL Bird Park, and then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and finally steep yourself in history at Armenian Street. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read George Town online visit planner .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in George Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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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

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