13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to George Town
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
— 3 nights


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.
Head to Mid Valley Megamall and 1 Utama Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with BB Park Bukit Bintang, browse the different shops at Suria KLCC Mall, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur sightseeing website.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip maker site.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. In October in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) 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 21st (Fri): 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.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar driving holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 6 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.
Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Parks
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George Town, Penang Island — 4 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. Do your shopping at Queensbay Mall and Gurney Plaza. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Head to Riku Riku Native Product and Batik Villagefor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Langkawi Geopark and Tanjung Rhu Beach. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Malaysia travel guide

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.