18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
5
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Taxi:  2 h
7
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Bangkok

5
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 some historical perspective at Batu Caves and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Putra Mosque. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam), Bagan Lalang Beach (in Sungai Pelek) and Pantai Kelanang Beach (in Banting). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Remis, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur road trip app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur. In March in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for Kota Kinabalu on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves, Bagan Lalang Beach, Putra Mosque, Pantai Kelanang Beach
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Monsopiad Cultural Village and then take in the exciting artwork at Agarwood Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kota Kinabalu Japanese Cemetery, thenkick back and relax at Tanjung Aru Beach, and then tee off at Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:
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Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club ©
Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

2
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 23rd (Mon), Head underground at Deer Cave. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip site.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2.5 hours. March in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Damai Central, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuching sightseeing planner.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple ©
Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple

1
night
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
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 27th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam, get engrossed in the history at Chinese Heritage Museum, thenmake a trip to Istana Bukit Serene, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Johor Bahru travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Kuching to Johor Bahru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Museums Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:
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Chinese Heritage Museum ©
Chinese Heritage Museum
Kota Tinggi Firefly Park ©
Kota Tinggi Firefly Park
Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam ©
Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Wanararm, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Langkawi sightseeing app.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Langkawi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In March in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Wat Wanararm ©
Wat Wanararm

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.
Get outdoors at The Habitat Penang Hill and Monkey Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Kek Lok Si Temple. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, explore the world behind art at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town itinerary planner.

Drive from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, The Habitat Penang Hill, Monkey Beach, Spas
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 1:
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Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple ©
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music

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