11 days in Langkawi, George Town & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

11 days in Langkawi, George Town & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

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11 days in Langkawi, George Town & Kota Kinabalu Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  10 h
1
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
George Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galeria Perdana and Atma Alam Batik Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pasir Tengkorak Beach and De'zone. Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Wanararm, and see the interesting displays at Laman Padi Langkawi.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary maker website .

Tokyo, Japan to Langkawi is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Langkawi is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Tokyo in May, expect Langkawi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Wat Wanararm ©
Wat Wanararm

3
nights
George Town

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Wat Chayamangkalaram and The Camera Museum. Get outdoors at The Habitat Penang Hill and Tropical Fruit Farm. Go for a jaunt from George Town to Tanjung Bungah to see Teluk Bahang Beach about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum, take an in-depth tour of Sun Yat Sen Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Upside Down Museum.

Start your trip to George Town by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in George Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi, Teluk Bahang Beach, The Habitat Penang Hill
Highlights from your plan
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple ©
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple

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.
Get some historical perspective at Monsopiad Cultural Village and Sri Pasupathinath Alayam. Take a break from the city and head to Tanjung Aru Beach and River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Sabah State Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tabin Wildlife Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Marlin Statue, and make a trip to Sabah State Mosque (Masjid Negeri Sabah).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tabin Wildlife Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Aru Beach ©
Tanjung Aru Beach
River Rafting & Tubing
Tabin Wildlife Reserve ©
Tabin Wildlife Reserve

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