19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
3
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
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.
Attractions like KL Bird Park and Sunway Lagoon make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, don't miss a visit to Merdeka Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur journey app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling from Kuwait City in October, expect nights in Kuala Lumpur to be a bit warmer, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon

2
nights
Melaka

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 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, explore the activities along Malacca River, then look for gifts at RazKashmir Crafts, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, make a trip to Red Square (Dutch Square), don't miss a visit to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), then admire the striking features of Malacca Sultanate Palace, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari.

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Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): cool off at Legoland Malaysia.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Johor Bahru day trip planning tool .

Getting from Melaka to Johor Bahru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia

3
nights
Kota Kinabalu

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.
Make the 7th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu and hunt for treasures at Gaya Street Sunday Market.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu road trip site .

Fly from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Kinabalu
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Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Climbing Tours
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park ©
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

3
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Bring the kids along to Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in 16.5 hours. In November in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gunung Mulu National Park
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek ©
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek

2
nights
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 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Damai Beach. On your second day here, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, then examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Sarawak Orchid Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching. In November, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Damai Beach ©
Damai Beach
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

4
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cenang Beach and Beras Basah Island. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tengah Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Langkawi takes 3 hours. In November in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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