30 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Java Itinerary

30 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Java Itinerary

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30 days in Thailand, Malaysia & Java Itinerary

Start: Leipzig, Germany
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Chiang Mai, Thailand
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Krabi Town, Thailand
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Patong, Thailand
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Jakarta, Indonesia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bandung, Indonesia
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
8
Magelang, Indonesia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
9
Surabaya, Indonesia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
11
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
12
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Leipzig, Germany

3
nights
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chiang Mai ©
Discover the diverse history and culture of northern Thailand during a holiday in Chiang Mai, the largest and most significant city in the region.
Visiting Maerim Elephant Sanctuary and Doi Inthanon will get you outdoors. Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Chiang Mai, make a side trip to see Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community in Chom Thong, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Rescue Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church of St. Vladimir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pikanesuan Devalai Chiangmai, and admire the landmark architecture of Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chiang Mai trip website .

Leipzig, Germany to Chiang Mai is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Leipzig to Chiang Mai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Leipzig in August, expect Chiang Mai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Krabi Town.

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Maeklang Elephant Conservation Community, Doi Inthanon, Maerim Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Highlights from your plan
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary ©
Maerim Elephant Sanctuary
Elephant Rescue Park ©
Elephant Rescue Park
Doi Inthanon ©
Doi Inthanon

3
nights
Krabi Town, Thailand

Krabi Town ©
Krabi Town takes you away from the bustle of coastal beach resorts in this region.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Railay Beach and Had Yao. Step off the beaten path and head to Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) and Krabi Elephant Sanctuary. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Poda Island, trek along Tab Kak Hang Nak Hill Nature Trail, see the sights as you ascend with Thaiclimber Climbing, and enjoy the sand and surf at PhraNang Cave Beach.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Krabi Town itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chiang Mai to Krabi Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Krabi Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Patong.

Things to do in Krabi Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary ©
Krabi Elephant Sanctuary
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea) ©
Tiger Cave Temple (Wat Tham Suea)
Railay Beach ©
Railay Beach

3
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Get some historical perspective at Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) and Big Buddha Phuket. Get in touch with nature at Nai Harn Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Freedom Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Patong Inn Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, and look for gifts at Like A Boss.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Patong trip builder .

You can drive from Krabi Town to Patong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Phuket Town, Karon, Nai Harn Beach, The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Highlights from your plan
Nai Harn Beach ©
Nai Harn Beach
Freedom Beach ©
Freedom Beach
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) ©

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Putra Mosque and Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple. Get some cultural insight at Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Bentong to see Kechara Forest Retreat about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip app .

Fly from Patong to Kuala Lumpur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, car, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple, Putra Mosque, Batu Caves, Kechara Forest Retreat, Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia
Highlights from your plan
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

2
nights
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Hueman Studio, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca, then take in the exciting artwork at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest, don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, and then don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

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Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jakarta.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest
Highlights from your plan
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

2
nights
Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta ©
The capital and largest city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers the kind of cultural, historical, and natural stimulation expected from the most populous city in Southeast Asia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): learn about all things military at Museum Polri, explore the world behind art at Museum Basoeki Abdullah, look for all kinds of wild species at Anak Krakatau Nature Reserve, then admire the striking features of Ramli Musofa Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Azhar Grand Mosque. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Stamp Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Declaration of Independence, stroll through Lapangan Banteng, get a sense of history and politics at Balai Kota DKI Jakarta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baitul Ihsan Mosque, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria de Fatima Church.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Jakarta trip builder tool .

Fly from Melaka to Jakarta in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bandung.

Things to do in Jakarta

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Al Azhar Grand Mosque ©
Al Azhar Grand Mosque
Stamp Museum ©
Stamp Museum
Museum Basoeki Abdullah ©
Museum Basoeki Abdullah

1
night
Bandung, Indonesia

Bandung ©
The capital of West Java, Bandung offers a blend of leisure activities, entertainment, and sightseeing.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Agung Trans Studio Bandung, get great views at Puncak Bintang, get outside with Forest Walk Babakan Siliwangi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lembah Karmel OCD, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wot Batu.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bandung online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Jakarta to Bandung takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in September; daily highs in Bandung reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Magelang.

Things to do in Bandung

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wot Batu ©
Wot Batu
Masjid Agung Trans Studio Bandung ©
Masjid Agung Trans Studio Bandung
Lembah Karmel OCD ©
Lembah Karmel OCD

3
nights
Magelang, Indonesia

Magelang
Surrounded by mountains and rich in cultural heriatage, Magelang offers plenty of vacation ideas.
Explore hidden gems such as Prambanan Temples and Ujung Kulon National Park. Step out of the city life by going to Puncak Merapi and Plawangan Hill. Step out of Magelang to go to Depok and see Affandi Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Borobudur Temple, make a trip to Selogriyo Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sewu Temple, and admire the striking features of Kauman Great Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Magelang trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Bandung to Magelang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bandung in September, things will get a bit warmer in Magelang: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Surabaya.

Things to do in Magelang

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yogyakarta Region, Plawangan Hill, Prambanan Temples, Ujung Kulon National Park, Affandi Museum
Highlights from your plan
Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple
Prambanan Temples ©
Prambanan Temples
Ujung Kulon National Park
Ujung Kulon National Park

1
night
Surabaya, Indonesia

Surabaya ©
A tour of Surabaya provides a chance to discover a sprawling, architecturally and culturally rich port city on the island of Java.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Nasional Al Akbar, take a peaceful walk through Pakal Forest, then learn about all things military at Museum 10 November, then take an in-depth tour of Museum WR Soepratman, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gereja Santa Perawan Maria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Surabaya itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Magelang to Surabaya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Surabaya

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museum 10 November ©
Museum 10 November
Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia ©
Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia
Museum WR Soepratman ©
Museum WR Soepratman

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 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, then see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nattukottai Chettiars Temples, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, 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 more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the George Town trip app .

You can fly from Surabaya to George Town in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Surabaya in September, plan for little chillier days in George Town, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
Highlights from your plan
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

1
night
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 21st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Darulaman Sanctuary, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In September, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Langkawi

Wildlife Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Darulaman Sanctuary ©
Darulaman Sanctuary
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC). Get some historical perspective at Historic City of Ayutthaya and The Grand Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Bangkok: Ayutthaya (Wat Yai Chai Mang Khon, Temple of the Royal Restoration (Wat Ratchaburana), & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Wat Pho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), get great views at Wat Saket, and meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Bangkok takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ayutthaya
Highlights from your plan
Wat Pho ©
Wat Pho
Historic City of Ayutthaya ©
Historic City of Ayutthaya
The Grand Palace ©
The Grand Palace

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