23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Melaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
7
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Copenhagen

3
nights
Langkawi

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: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Langkawi Wildlife Park, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi trip itinerary maker website .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Langkawi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen to Langkawi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in august, expect nights in Langkawi to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

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.
When in George Town, make a side trip to see Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, approximately Teluk Bahang away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at The Camera Museum, get your game on at Laser Battle, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the George Town online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In august, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:
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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

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Huskitory, delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka route planner.

Getting from George Town to Melaka by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka due to the time zone difference. In august, daytime highs in Melaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

3
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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur road trip planning tool .

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In august, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

3
nights
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, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and examine the collection at Sarawak Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuching day trip planning site .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in august, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

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 20th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species 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.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. In august in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

4
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.
Take a break from Kota Kinabalu with a short trip to Sosodikon Hill in Kundasang, about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, browse the different shops at Wisma Sabah, and explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about an hour. In august in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabah, Sosodikon Hill
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

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