24 days in Malaysia Itinerary

24 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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24 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  10​h 45​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
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
7
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pulau Payar Marine Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi online trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Langkawi is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Langkawi hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

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.
Step out of George Town with an excursion to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the George Town day trip site .

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 difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In September in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Indochine Natural, ESCAPE, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Laser Battle
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Melaka to Port Dickson to see Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Huskitory, explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Melaka trip planner .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, meet the residents at Aquaria KLCC, don't miss a visit to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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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, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and take in the views from Golden Anniversary Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching driving holiday planner .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

3
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.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Deer Cave, snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sabah in Semporna (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head off the coast to Manukan Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip planner .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Sabah, Sabah
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

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