17 days in Malaysia Itinerary

17 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Langkawi
— 2 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
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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.
Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Kinabalu Park. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, head off the coast to Manukan Island, and see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder.

Rome, Italy to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Kota Kinabalu is 7 hours. In July in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kuching.
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Kuching — 2 nights

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 2nd (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuching tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Johor Bahru.
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Johor Bahru — 1 night

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.
On the 4th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru road trip planner.

Getting from Kuching to Johor Bahru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Melaka.
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Melaka — 2 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and then make a trip to The Huskitory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, then contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planner.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Melaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park, examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and stroll around KLCC Park.

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You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 2 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi day trip planning site.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then explore the galleries of David ST Loh Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Batek-Lah Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Chew Jetty, then admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and then relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Malaysia travel guide

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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.
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