16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Kuching
— 1 night
7
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
8
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for shopping, parks, wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. In November in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Malacca River, make a trip to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), then make a trip to Jonker Street, then take an in-depth tour of Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace, make a trip to A Famosa Fort, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to Red Square (Dutch Square), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip builder website .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Melaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Jonker Street Night Market ©
Jonker Street Night Market
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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George Town, Penang Island

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 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, stop by Areca Books, then contemplate the long history of Armenian Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden, then don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, then examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and finally take a stroll through Chew Jetty.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read George Town trip planning tool .

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melaka to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Tropical Spice Garden, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
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Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In November, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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night
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
On the 2nd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Johor Bahru trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Langkawi to Johor Bahru in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of ferry and bus. December in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Old Courthouse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuching online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight. In December in Kuching, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Wildlife Parks
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Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Kuching Esplanade ©
Kuching Esplanade
The Old Courthouse ©
The Old Courthouse

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Kota Kinabalu

A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
On the 4th (Mon), see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Sandakan

Sandakan
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and then look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Turtle Island Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sandakan holiday planning app .

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sandakan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park

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