16 days in Malaysia, New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia, New Zealand & Singapore Itinerary

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Fly to Kuala Lumpur, Bus to Genting Highlands
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Genting Highlands, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Bus to Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2, Fly to Kerikeri
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Paihia, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Whangarei Airport, Fly to Hamilton Airport, Taxi to Waitomo Caves
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 1 night
Drive
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly
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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Genting Highlands, Malaysia

— 3 nights
Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Besar Hantu and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lepoh Waterfalls. On the next day, make a trip to Chin Swee Cave Temple, browse the different shops at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, then find something for the whole family at Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, and finally catch some excitement at The VOID.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Genting Highlands itinerary planning site.

Hyderabad, India to Genting Highlands is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Paihia.

Things to do in Genting Highlands

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 4:

Paihia, New Zealand

— 2 nights
The main tourist town in the Bay of Islands area, Paihia gives visitors a good range of accommodations, a convenient town center, long sandy beaches, and interesting architecture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and then find something for the whole family at Action World. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, then stop by Paihia Bookshop, and then see some colorful creatures with Phantom Sailing.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paihia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Genting Highlands to Paihia takes 18.5 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Genting Highlands to Paihia due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Paihia

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

— 1 night
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Waitomo Glowworm Caves, hike along Ruakuri Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Spellbound Glowworm & Cave Tours, and finally head outdoors with Waitomo Clay Birds.

Make your Waitomo Caves itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Paihia to Waitomo Caves in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

— 2 nights
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): trek along Mounds Walk, admire the sheer force of Tawhai Falls, admire the sheer force of Taranaki Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Track, then hike along Whakapapa Nature Walk, and finally hike along Silica Rapids Track.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Tongariro National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Tongariro National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Taupo.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Taupo, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
On the 10th (Tue), push the limits with an extreme tour, then take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Huka Falls Walkway. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Aratiatia Rapids, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a splash at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taupo trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Tongariro National Park to Taupo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 12th (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Queenstown online trip planner.

You can fly from Taupo to Queenstown in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Adventure
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Singapore Zoo, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer, and visit Chinatown.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Singapore route planning tool.

You can fly from Queenstown to Singapore in 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Singapore Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.