15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  2 h 15 min
1
Kuching
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
3
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 30 min
5
Semporna
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  8 h 30 min
6
Pulau Redang
— 1 day
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
7
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
9
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong, and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuching trip itinerary builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Kuching is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Mount Santubong ©
Mount Santubong

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 5th (Wed): Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. August in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Signal Hill Observatory Platform, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at Wisma Sabah, and finally relax in the rural setting at Desa Dairy Farm. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, then step off the mainland to explore Mamutik Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aru Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Tanjung Aru Beach ©
Tanjung Aru Beach
Mamutik Island ©
Mamutik 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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Turtle Island Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, then learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and finally identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sandakan road trip website.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

1
night
Semporna

Semporna ©
A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipadan National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Semporna itinerary site.

Getting from Sandakan to Semporna by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Semporna can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Semporna

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) ©
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)

1
day
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang ©
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Redang Marine Park Centre and then step off the mainland to explore Redang Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pulau Redang day trip site.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Semporna to Pulau Redang in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Redang Island ©
Redang Island

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, then stop by Universal Diver, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

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

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Habitat Penang Hill and Kapitan Keling Mosque. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Taiping Lake Gardens in Taiping--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the George Town online trip builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Spas, Taiping Lake Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill
Spas
Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) ©

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 16th (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, then stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and finally don't miss a visit to De'zone. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai, then explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark, and then kick back and relax at Tengah Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Langkawi trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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