15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia vacation planner

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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Sepilok
— 1 night
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Langkawi

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Visiting Cenang Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and stroll through Darulaman Sanctuary.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Riyadh in January, with highs in Langkawi at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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George Town, Penang Island

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 7th (Fri), revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural and then relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry, stop by Chew Jetty, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our George Town visit planning tool.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town 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 gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping · Spas · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kota Kinabalu

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Kinabalu Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and buy something for everyone on your list at Suria Sabah.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip tool.

Getting from George Town to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. January in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sepilok.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Sepilok

— 1 night
In the dense rainforest of Sepilok, conservationists rehabilitate orphans and abandoned juveniles of the region's most famous residents--orangutans.
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Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Sepilok are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Gunung Mulu National Park on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Sepilok

Parks · Wildlife
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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 13th (Thu): Head underground at Deer Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sepilok to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4.5 hours. January in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mallfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, stop by Happy Creations, and admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur holiday planning app.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
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.