17 days in Malaysia Itinerary

17 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia sightseeing planner

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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Langkawi

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Langkawi is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Langkawi, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Langkawi: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

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 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple and then get in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang and then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

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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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In September, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Spas · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Kota Kinabalu

— 3 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 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Kinabalu Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Manukan Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu. In September in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kuching.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

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 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village and then stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kuching online journey planner.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and then don't miss a visit to The Huskitory. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, and then contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melaka trip planner.

You can fly from Kuching to Melaka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In September, daytime highs in Melaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park, stroll around KLCC Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur journey planner.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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.