14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Langkawi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
6
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 day
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Kuching
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
9
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre ©
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

1
night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melaka holiday maker website.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) ©
Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church

1
night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
On the 26th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, view the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art, take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, see the interesting displays at Dream Big World, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ipoh itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Ipoh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

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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 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip maker website.

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laser Battle, Kek Lok Si Temple, The Habitat Penang Hill
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Find out how to plan Langkawi trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In June, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

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day
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Teluk Keke, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar holiday planner.

Getting from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke

1
night
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, then make a trip to Chingsan Yan Temple, and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuching vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Chingsan Yan Temple ©
Chingsan Yan Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Deer Cave.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park road trip planning site.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sandakan.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

2
nights
Sandakan

Sandakan
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), then learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, and finally make a trip to The Parish of St Michael and All Angels. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Sandakan Rainforest Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, and then get outside with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandakan attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sandakan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

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