14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
4
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
6
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and finally stroll around KL Bird Park. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then walk around KLCC Park.

Start your trip to Kuala Lumpur by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 24th (Tue), see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Chinese Mosque, see the interesting displays at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then don't miss a visit to River Walk, and finally get to know the resident critters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melaka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and The Habitat Penang Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read George Town driving holiday app .

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Melaka to George Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

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 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Langkawi online visit planner .

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu planning tool .

Fly from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. December in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Turtle Island Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sandakan sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park

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