49 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

49 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia vacation planner

Make it your trip
Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
— 14 nights
Fly
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Kuching
— 14 nights
Fly
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Sandakan
— 7 nights
Fly
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Kota Kinabalu
— 12 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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Kuala Lumpur

— 14 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pantai Redang and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bagan Lalang Beach and Pantai Kelanang Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuala Lumpur: Shah Alam (Laman Seni 7 & Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque), Morib Beach (in Banting) and Klang (Istana Alam Shah & Pantai Tanjung Piai). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pantai Remis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Putra Mosque, admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bagan Pinang Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur sightseeing tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in June: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 16:

Kuching

— 14 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Damai Central and Kuching Esplanade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuching: Jangkar Waterfalls (in Lundu Town), Bau (Fairy Caves & Tasik Biru) and Ranchan Pool Recreation Park (in Serian). The adventure continues: stroll through Damai Beach, Head underground at Wind Caves, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kubah National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuching journey maker site.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in 3.5 hours. In June in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 30:

Sandakan

— 7 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Turtle Island Park. Step out of Sandakan to go to Sukau and see Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Danum Valley Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, head outdoors with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure, and contemplate the long history of Agnes Newton Keith Home.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip itinerary site.

Getting from Kuching to Sandakan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 7:

Kota Kinabalu

— 12 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mount Kinabalu National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Kundasang (Kundasang War Memorial & Sosodikon Hill) and Tuaran (Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club & Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La). There's lots more to do: stroll through Tanjung Aru Beach, explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Poring Hot Springs.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 19: