14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h 45 min
3
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get your game on at Laser Battle, and get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town online sightseeing planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to George Town is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in George Town when traveling from Johannesburg in December, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Escape Theme Park, Laser Battle, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) ©
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Langkawi holiday maker app.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline

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 2nd (Thu): get your game on at Laser Battle and then make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to Johor Bahru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kuching holiday planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Kuching sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Adventure Tours
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 5th (Sun), snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur. On the next day, get your game on at Laser Battle, then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and then stroll around KL Bird Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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