15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Tawau
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
Sandakan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Dubai

7
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.
Relax by the water at Bagan Lalang Beach and Pantai Kelanang Beach. Get some cultural insight at Chinatown and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya), Port Dickson (Rumah terbalik port dickson, Muzium Tentera Darat, & more) and Pantai Redang (in Sekinchan). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, and explore the world behind art at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

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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 changes from Gulf Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Tawau.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Port Dickson, Bagan Lalang Beach, Putra Mosque, Batu Caves
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Suria KLCC Mall ©
Suria KLCC Mall
Muzium Tentera Darat ©
Muzium Tentera Darat
Petrosains Science Discovery Centre ©

1
night
Tawau

Tawau ©
Tawau formerly known as Tawao, is a town and administrative centre of Tawau Division, Sabah, Malaysia. On the 11th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Tawau Hot Spring, see the interesting displays at Teck Guan Cocoa Museum, and then look for gifts at Pasar Tanjung Tawau.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tawau sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuala Lumpur to Tawau. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Tawau

Parks Nature Shopping
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Tawau Hot Spring ©
Tawau Hot Spring
Pasar Tanjung Tawau ©
Pasar Tanjung Tawau
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum ©
Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Sandakan Memorial Park and Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Kg Pukat Fisherman Village. Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sandakan journey tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tawau to Sandakan. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Kids will enjoy Tanjung Aru Beach and Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, browse the different shops at Imago Shopping Mall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Gaya Street Sunday Market.

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You can fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanjung Aru Beach ©
Tanjung Aru Beach
Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
Lok Kawi Wildlife Park

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