16 days in Malaysia & Goa Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia & Goa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Kuching, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
6
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
7
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
8
Goa, India
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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.
On the 15th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu tour itinerary planning tool.

New Delhi, India to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 10- hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect nights in Kota Kinabalu to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are slightly colder, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

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

2
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

1
night
Kuching, Malaysia

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 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuching trip planner.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 2 hours. May in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
The Ranee Museum ©
The Ranee Museum

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then walk around KLCC Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally get outside with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around KL Bird Park, then Head underground at Batu Caves, and then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

1
night
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to A Famosa Fort, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
A Famosa Fort ©
A Famosa Fort
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Escape Theme Park, then examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the George Town vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melaka to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Masjid Al-Hana, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, then meet the residents at Underwater World Langkawi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Langkawi Thean Hou Temple. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to De'zone, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Langkawi route planning tool.

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 difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Goa.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Goa is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Baga Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, admire the striking features of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Goa trip maker site.

Fly from Langkawi to Goa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Langkawi to Goa due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach

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