16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner

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Langkawi
— 2 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, then kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Room, and then pause for some photo ops at Eagle Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi road trip planning site.

Lucknow, India to Langkawi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lucknow to Langkawi, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lucknow in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Langkawi, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay May 14 — 16:

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 17th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, then revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Melaka

— 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, then admire the striking features of Stadthuys, then don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and finally explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Perbadanan Muzium Melaka, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Melaka is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

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

Johor Bahru

— 1 night

Southern City

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 21st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru trip planner.

You can drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:
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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 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, then examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kuching trip planner.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Kuching by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Mon), Head underground at Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Kuala Lumpur

— 4 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 striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), and explore and take pictures at Batu Caves.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online day trip planner.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5.5 hours. May in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 29:

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.