15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Melaka
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Langkawi Sky Bridge and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi itinerary site.

Manama, Bahrain to Langkawi is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Manama in September, expect Langkawi to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Parks

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George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by 5.4 North, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, get a new perspective on things with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from George Town to Kota Kinabalu in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu. In September in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Kuching

Cat City

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 8th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, get in on the family fun at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuching trip planner.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Johor Bahru

Southern City

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
On the 10th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia and then don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Johor Bahru trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Kuching to Johor Bahru by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks

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Melaka

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, make a trip to The Huskitory, then explore the activities along Malacca River, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Fun Park Museum 尧方乐园博物馆.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip builder tool.

You can drive from Johor Bahru to Melaka in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

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Kuala Lumpur

Garden City of Lights

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.
Family-friendly places like Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park will thrill your kids. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Wed) at Sunway Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur route builder website.

Getting from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.