15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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 National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Visit Batu Caves and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple for their historical value. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, walk around KL Bird Park, see the interesting displays at Petaling Street Heritage House, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online road trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Kuala Lumpur. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in september; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Petaling Street Heritage House, Batu Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chong De Tang Temple, don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., admire the striking features of Stadthuys, then don't miss a visit to River Walk, and finally delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Melaka trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. september in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
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Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church

3
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 Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Spas. Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Melaka to George Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in september, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Wildlife Spas

Side Trips

Spas, Kek Lok Si Temple, The Habitat Penang Hill
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple ©

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
We've included these beaches for you: Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Langkawi Geopark and Art In Paradise. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, don't miss a visit to De'zone, and view the masterpieces at Batik Village.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online trip planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In september in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by Universal Diver, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in september, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Shopping Beaches
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

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 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kota Kinabalu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In september, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam ©
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam

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