19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Sandakan
— 2 nights
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Langkawi
— 2 nights

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©

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.
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 KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, stroll around KL Bird Park, and shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Side Trips

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National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Melaka

Melaka ©

Historical City

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.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, 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. 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

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The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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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 other places to visit, reviews, 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
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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.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sandakan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

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Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©

Large Perhentian

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 where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Sandakan to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 11 hours. 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 · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Bring the kids along to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Do your shopping at Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mall. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 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 · Shopping

Side Trips

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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram

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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 maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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 · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing