18 days in Kuala Lumpur & Bali Itinerary

18 days in Kuala Lumpur & Bali Itinerary

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18 days in Kuala Lumpur & Bali Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  15 h
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Kuta, Indonesia
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Karangasem, Indonesia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

8
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.
Shop till you drop at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Central Market. Visit Church of The Visitation and Istana Negara for their historical value. Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Putrajaya Bridge in Putrajaya--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, buy something for everyone on your list at Mid Valley Megamall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, and stop by 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Auckland in March, you will find days in Kuala Lumpur are much hotter (39°C), and nights are a bit warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Church of The Visitation, Batu Caves, Putrajaya Bridge
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Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Beachwalk Shopping Center and Discovery Shopping Mall. We've included these beaches for you: Jimbaran Bay and Sanur Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuta: Ubud (Spas & Wellness, Threads of Life, & more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Kuta Beach - Bali, browse the different shops at Mal Bali Galeria, appreciate the history behind Ground Zero Monument, and kick back and relax at Nusa Dua Beach.

For photos and tourist information, you can read our Kuta itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuta, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Karangasem.

Things to do in Kuta

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ubud, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Pantai Sanur
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

1
night
Karangasem, Indonesia

Karangasem ©
Karangasem remains best known for its mountainous landscape, isolated beaches, and small villages preserving age-old local traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Mendira House, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Sand Beach, then look for gifts at Alam Zempol Natural Bath and Aroma Product, and finally contemplate the long history of Ujung Water Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Two Eka Waroeng, kick back and relax at Apneista Freediving & Yoga, then steep yourself in history at USS Liberty Shipwreck, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tirta Gangga.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Karangasem vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kuta to Karangasem takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Karangasem

Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Manggis, USS Liberty Shipwreck
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USS Liberty Shipwreck ©
USS Liberty Shipwreck
White Sand Beach Yoga ©
White Sand Beach Yoga
Apneista ©
Apneista

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