14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step out of the city life by going to Cenang Beach and Zipline. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the dramatic natural features at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), explore the galleries of Batik Village, and look for all kinds of wild species at Darulaman Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi travel route planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Langkawi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Langkawi when traveling from Johannesburg in December, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Ferringhi Beach. On the next day, take a stroll through Armenian Street.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In December in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur or Bukit Bintang. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sunway Lagoon and Aquaria KLCC. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, stroll around KLCC Park, ponder the design of Pavilion Crystal Fountain, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur driving holiday tool .

Fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sunway Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Climbing Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip planner .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. December in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kinabalu Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours

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