14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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


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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.
Change things up with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our George Town travel planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to George Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Johannesburg to George Town, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in George Town, 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

Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Laser Battle
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ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
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): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Cenang Beach, and then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi tour builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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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): have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle and then make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Johor Bahru trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Johor Bahru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to 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 wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

Discover how to plan a Kuching trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Kuching by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, 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 Tours Adventure
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. On your second day here, Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park road trip app .

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Laser Battle, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and then stroll around KL Bird Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur attractions planner .

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 6.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Shopping

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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