16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Birmingham
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Taxi:  2 h
3
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Train + Subway + Train:  19 h 15 min
End: Birmingham

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya to see Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), walk around KLCC Park, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in July: highs in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves, Lord Murugan Statue
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, thentake an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception, and then examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read George Town travel route planning tool.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to De'zone, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Masjid Al-Hana, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenkick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a splash at Legoland Malaysia, play a few rounds at Putt N Glow, and then make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Johor Bahru route website.

Fly from Langkawi to Johor Bahru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. July in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Golf Outdoors
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Putt N Glow ©
Putt N Glow
Istana Bukit Serene ©
Istana Bukit Serene

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nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 29th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, and then admire the striking features of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, take in the waterfront at Kuching Waterfront, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kuching driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Museum ©
Sarawak Museum

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.
On the 31st (Fri), Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

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 2nd (Sun), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu online travel planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam ©
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam

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