16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
3
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
4
Kundasang
— 1 night
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
6
Kuching
— 2 nights
7
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights

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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a memorable tour with Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi travel planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: highs in Langkawi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Zipline

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 Theme Park about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get your game on at Laser Battle, and get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a George Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in George Town sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then head off the coast to Manukan Island.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from George Town to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

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

1
night
Kundasang

Kundasang ©
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kundasang trip maker tool.

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

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kundasang to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, thenexplore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, thentake an in-depth tour of The Brooke Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuching online road trip planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 3.5 hours. January in Kuching sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

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

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, and stroll around KLCC Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to 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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