11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kuala Lumpur is 2 hours. August in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave. On the next day, snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then take in the views from Golden Anniversary Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuching travel planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

1
night
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Indochine Natural, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our George Town day trip planning app .

You can fly from Kuching to George Town in 4 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuching to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Indochine Natural, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Cenang Beach. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi, then step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi online driving holiday 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. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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