15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Sandakan
— 1 night
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Melaka
— 2 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 George Town
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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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 out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Jamek Mosque. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur holiday planner.

Paris, France to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Paris to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Sandakan.
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Sandakan — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sandakan trip planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Melaka.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Melaka — 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the striking features of Stadthuys, don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to Melaka Straits Mosque. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and finally make a trip to River Walk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melaka day trip website.

You can fly from Sandakan to Melaka in 4.5 hours. In October in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to 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 10th (Mon): stop by Universal Diver, then stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Melaka to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.
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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.
Shop till you drop at Queensbay Mall and Areca Books. Get a sense of the local culture at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Ho Yan Hor Museum. Get out of town with these interesting George Town side-trips: Ipoh (Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Protestant Cemetery, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip planner.

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. October in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally work off some steam at Salt Room. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Riku Riku Native Product, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi day trip site.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. October in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Mon).
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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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