Route & dates
Start: Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur— 2 nights
Fly + Drive: 4 h
Tanjung Bungah— 2 nights
Drive: 15 min
George Town— 2 nights
Fly: 6 h 45 min
Sandakan— 3 nights
Fly: 5 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur
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Garden City of Lights
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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Food Tours, Walking tours, Jalan Alor, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a stroll through Jalan Alor, deepen your understanding of the past and present with MikeBikes, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, walk around KL Bird Park, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip planning website.
If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Tanjung Bungah.
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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Originally a quiet fishing village, today Tanjung Bungah makes up one of Penang's suburbs.You've now added Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang to your itinerary. On the 26th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, thenwalk around Penang Avatar Secret Garden, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Teluk Bahang Dam, thenget in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tanjung Bungah online itinerary planner.
Explore your travel options from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Bungah with the Route module. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tanjung Bungah, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to George Town.
Things to do in Tanjung Bungah
Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Escape Theme Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Simply Enak - Food Experiences as well as Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd.. On the 28th (Mon), indulge in some culinary diversions at Simply Enak - Food Experiences, take a spin around town with Matahari Cycle Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd., and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, thentake an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip builder app.
George Town is just a stone's throw from Tanjung Bungah. In September, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandakan.
Things to do in George Town
Simply Enak - Food Experiences, Kek Lok Si Temple
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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.Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), contemplate the long history of Agnes Newton Keith Home, and get outside with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sandakan trip site.
You can fly from George Town to Sandakan in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Sandakan
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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