26 days in Kuala Lumpur, Bali & Vietnam Itinerary

26 days in Kuala Lumpur, Bali & Vietnam Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Taxi:  6 h
2
Denpasar, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  1 h
3
Nusa Penida, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1 h 15 min
4
Ubud, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
5
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Taxi:  1 h 45 min
6
Amed, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Pemuteran, Indonesia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  13 h 45 min
8
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Hue, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Dublin, Ireland


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3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Putra Mosque in Putrajaya--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur planning website.

Dublin, Ireland to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in June, things will get warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque, Petaling Street Heritage House
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
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Dark Cave Malaysia

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Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Visiting Blue Point Beach and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Tanah Lot Temple and Bali Trick Art. Take a break from Denpasar with a short trip to Balangan Beach in Kuta, about 52 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June: highs in Denpasar hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nusa Penida.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

River Rafting & Tubing, Bali Trick Art, Balangan Beach, Blue Point Beach, Tanah Lot Temple
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Blue Point Beach ©
Blue Point Beach
Balangan Beach ©
Balangan Beach
River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Nusa Penida ©
The bounty of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise lagoons bordered by emerald green hills, unique cliff formations, and colorful reefs is what draws most travelers to Nusa Penida.
On the 28th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Angel's Billabong, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelingking Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasih Andus, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pandan Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Nusa Penida Island, and finally stroll through Pasih Uug Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nusa Penida trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Denpasar to Nusa Penida takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ubud.

Things to do in Nusa Penida

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kelingking Beach ©
Kelingking Beach
Pasih Uug Beach ©
Pasih Uug Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud ©
Experience small-town Bali in Ubud, an atmospheric town surrounded by small settlements, farms, and rice paddies.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple and Saraswati Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tirta Empul Temple. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, make a trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and view the masterpieces at Threads of Life.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ubud itinerary builder app.

Getting from Nusa Penida to Ubud by combination of car and ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ubud can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nusa Lembongan.

Things to do in Ubud

Wildlife Spas Tours

Side Trips

Tegalalang, Tirta Empul Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple ©
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

2
nights
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia

The island of Nusa Lembongan sits amidst swathes of calm, clear waters as well as some of the most notable surfing waves in the region.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Tears.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nusa Lembongan travel itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Nusa Lembongan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amed.

Things to do in Nusa Lembongan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Devil's Tears ©
Devil's Tears
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Amed, Indonesia

A snaking coastline and quaint, sleepy fishing villages characterize Amed, a stretch of shorefront with seven villages in Bali's east.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at USS Liberty Shipwreck. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lempuyang Temple, steep yourself in history at Taman Tirtagangga, then steep yourself in history at Ujung Water Palace, and finally kick back and relax at Jemeluk Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amed trip planner.

You can drive from Nusa Lembongan to Amed in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Nusa Lembongan in July, Amed is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pemuteran.

Things to do in Amed

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Karangasem, Lempuyang Temple, USS Liberty Shipwreck
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Scuba & Snorkeling
USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
Jemeluk Beach ©
Jemeluk Beach

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night
Pemuteran, Indonesia

The small fishing village of Pemuteran, just off the west coast of Bali, has become a popular tourism destination among domestic and international visitors for its scenic, pristine beaches and vibrant local community.
On the 7th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see the vivid underwater world at Menjangan Island.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pemuteran road trip app.

Getting from Amed to Pemuteran by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Things to do in Pemuteran

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Menjangan Island ©
Menjangan Island

2
nights
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park ©
Marked by underground rivers, famous caves, limestone cliffs, and tropical rainforests, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park wows visitors with a spectacular range of landscapes and wildlife.
Get outdoors at Phong Nha Caves and Paradise Cave. The adventure continues: experience rural life at The Duck Stop, admire the natural beauty at Phong Nha Botanic Garden, explore the fascinating underground world of Son Doong Cave, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at U Bo Mountain (Nui U Bo).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Pemuteran to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hue.

Things to do in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Parks Nature
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Phong Nha Caves ©
Phong Nha Caves
Paradise Cave
Paradise Cave
The Duck Stop ©
The Duck Stop

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nights
Hue, Vietnam

Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Imperial City, delve into the distant past at Royal Tombs, steep yourself in history at Tomb of Minh Mang, then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Tu Duc, and finally contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then steep yourself in history at Thien Mu Pagoda, and then steep yourself in history at The Flag Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hue holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to Hue takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Hue, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
Imperial City ©
Imperial City

3
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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi ©
The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vietnamese Women's Museum, then take a stroll through Old Quarter, and then explore the activities along West Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then explore the galleries of TiredCity Hang Bong, then contemplate the long history of Hoa Lo Prison, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake).

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Hanoi vacation builder app.

You can fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanoi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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TiredCity Hang Bong ©
TiredCity Hang Bong
Old Quarter ©
Old Quarter
Vietnamese Women's Museum ©
Vietnamese Women's Museum

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