15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melaka
— 1 night
Fly
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Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kundasang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, make a trip to Merdeka Square, and browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cenang Beach and Langkawi Sky Bridge. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Attractions like Escape Theme Park and Chew Jetty make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, stop by Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the George Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Melaka.
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Melaka — 1 night

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, then make a trip to The Huskitory, and then steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort.

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Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Melaka is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to fly 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 28th (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then head off the coast to Manukan Island.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. January in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kundasang.
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Kundasang — 2 nights

Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu and then take in the awesome beauty at Sosodikon Hill.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kundasang travel route planner.

You can drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.
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Gunung Mulu National Park — 1 night

Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kundasang to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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