16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip maker

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Langkawi
— 2 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
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Langkawi

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 10th (Thu), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Salt Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, then make a trip to De'zone, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

Before you visit Langkawi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Auckland, New Zealand to Langkawi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Auckland to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect nights in Langkawi to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are much hotter, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

George Town, Penang Island

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Armenian Street, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip builder 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Kuala Lumpur

— 3 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.
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, stroll around KLCC Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur holiday maker.

You can fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Melaka

— 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and then explore the galleries of Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka online trip builder.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kuching.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 18:

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

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 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, then examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, and then stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuching trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Melaka to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In March in Kuching, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 2 nights
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 21st (Mon): Head underground at Deer Cave and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk. On your second day here, Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To plan Gunung Mulu National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Kota Kinabalu

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head off the coast to Manukan Island, and then see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. In March in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

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.