18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
3
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
4
Kuching
— 3 nights
5
Sandakan
— 2 nights
6
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Art In Paradise. Visiting Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, don't miss a visit to De'zone, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary maker app.

Brussels, Belgium to Langkawi is an approximately 19-hour flight. 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 °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Food Tours and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. Step out of the city life by going to The Habitat Penang Hill and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Penang House of Music, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our George Town trip planning tool.

Drive from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 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 September in George Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to 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

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night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar travel route planner.

Getting from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Pulau Perhentian Besar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

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

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Visiting Bako National Park and Mount Santubong will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Chinese Museum. When in Kuching, make a side trip to see Fairy Caves in Bau, approximately Bau away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching trip planner.

You can fly from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick 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), thenlearn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sandakan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Sandakan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Sandakan

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

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Huskitory and Muzium Tentera Darat. Get a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to St. Peter's Church in Melaka--about 2h 30 min away. There's much more to do: stroll around KL Bird Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, wander the streets of Chinatown, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur takes 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory