18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 15​min
3
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
End: Brussels

3
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tanjung Rhu Beach. Visiting Zipline and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, make a trip to De'zone, and kick back and relax at Cenang Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary maker tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Langkawi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Langkawi reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and The Habitat Penang Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Penang House of Music and Kapitan Keling Mosque. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 14th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar travel route tool .

Getting from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Bako National Park. Get some cultural insight at Chinese Museum and The Ranee Museum. Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Fairy Caves, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Santubong.

Make your Kuching itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. September in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fairy Caves
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fairy Caves ©
Fairy Caves

2
nights
Sandakan

Sandakan ©
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Turtle Island Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Sandakan online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Sandakan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Huskitory and Chinatown. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to St. Peter's Church (in Melaka) and Muzium Tentera Darat (in Port Dickson). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), walk around KLCC Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur takes 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Melaka, Muzium Tentera Darat, Batu Caves
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The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church

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