16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kundasang
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Langkawi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect nights in Langkawi to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see ESCAPE about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 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 December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Laser Battle, Indochine Natural, ESCAPE, Kek Lok Si Temple
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then head off the coast to Manukan Island.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from George Town to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. January in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 2:
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

1
night
Kundasang

Kundasang ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kinabalu Park.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kundasang trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sabah
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kundasang to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuching tour itinerary site .

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kuching are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and stroll around KLCC Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online trip planner .

Getting from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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