15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Kuching
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Semporna
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  8 h 30 min
6
Pulau Redang
— 1 day
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
7
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
9
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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night
Kuching

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 3rd (Mon), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Santubong, and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kuching online trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Kuching is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Mount Santubong ©
Mount Santubong

1
night
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 (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu

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.
On the 6th (Thu), see the sky in a new way at Signal Hill Observatory Platform, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then buy something for everyone on your list at Wisma Sabah, and finally look for gifts at Desa Dairy Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, then head off the coast to Mamutik Island, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Aru Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip builder website.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanjung Aru Beach ©
Tanjung Aru Beach
Mamutik Island ©
Mamutik Island

2
nights
Sandakan

Sandakan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Turtle Island Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, then get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and finally identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sandakan travel app.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

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Semporna

Semporna ©
A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) and then explore the striking landscape of Sipadan National Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Semporna day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Sandakan to Semporna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Semporna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Semporna

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) ©
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)

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day
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang ©
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Redang Marine Park Centre and then step off the mainland to explore Redang Island.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pulau Redang itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Semporna to Pulau Redang in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. August in Pulau Redang sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Redang Island ©
Redang Island

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night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 12th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, then look for gifts at Universal Diver, and finally identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pulau Perhentian Besar can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Habitat Penang Hill and Spas. Step out of George Town to go to Taiping and see Taiping Lake Gardens, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), go for a walk through Street Art in George Town, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town due to the time zone difference. In August in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Spas, Taiping Lake Gardens
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The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill
Spas

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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 16th (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and finally make a trip to De'zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai, then take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, and then kick back and relax at Tengah Beach.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Langkawi trip maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing