19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Sandakan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  8 h
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
7
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

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.
Popular historic sites such as Batu Caves and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, walk around KLCC Park, get a taste of the local shopping with BB Park Bukit Bintang, and make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, make a trip to River Walk, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, then make a trip to The Huskitory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melaka vacation planning website.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
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Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melaka to Gunung Mulu National Park. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sandakan.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Turtle Island Park. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sandakan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sandakan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

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 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, stop by Universal Diver, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sandakan to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Kek Lok Si Temple. Get some cultural insight at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Gurney Plaza. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), examine the collection at Wonderfood Museum Penang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our George Town online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bayan Lepas, Penang Island, Adventure Zone, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque

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nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to De'zone, then stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. August in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing