12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia sightseeing planner
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Do your shopping at Loccino and Batik Village. Step out of the city life by going to Langkawi Geopark and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, stay fit while traveling at Salt Room, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Langkawi Wildlife Park, and admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi road trip planning tool.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Langkawi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Colombo to Langkawi, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Queensbay Mall and Gurney Plaza. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill, explore the world behind art at Batik Painting Museum Penang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

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Getting from Langkawi to George Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In October in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Pulau Perhentian Besar — 1 night

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for gifts at Universal Diver.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar holiday website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.
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Kota Kinabalu — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kota Kinabalu by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to BB Park Bukit Bintang and Suria KLCC Mall. Escape the urban bustle at Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, don't miss a visit to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, and walk around KLCC Park.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur vacation planning tool.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Malaysia travel guide

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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.
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