15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 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
— 3 nights
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Nu Sentral. Head to Mid Valley Megamall and Suria KLCC Mallfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria, browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, and walk around KLCC Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online driving holiday planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Kota Kinabalu.
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Kota Kinabalu — 2 nights

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 20th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for gifts at Universal Diver.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 6 hours. In October in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Get in touch with nature at The Habitat Penang Hill and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and go for a walk through Street Art in George Town.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 4 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Langkawi Geopark and Art In Paradise. Head to Loccino and Langkawi Saga Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip site.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In October in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly 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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