23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  22 h
1
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Kuala Lumpur
— 6 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Dallas

3
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.
Kota Kinabalu is known for nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, look for gifts at Kadaiku, and explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu planner.

Dallas, USA to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Dallas to Kota Kinabalu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, you will find days in Kota Kinabalu are slightly colder (91°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sabah
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

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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.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, take in the views from Mulu Skywalk, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in an hour. August in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature 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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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kuching is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, make a trip to Kuching Esplanade, look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Santubong.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Kuching trip builder website .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. August in Kuching sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

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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.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get your game on at Laser Battle, and see the interesting displays at The Camera Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our George Town online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Kuching to George Town takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kuching to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in George Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laser Battle, Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, don't miss a visit to De'zone, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. August in Langkawi sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Melaka (St. Peter's Church, The Huskitory, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. In September, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Melaka, Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves, Lord Murugan Statue
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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