16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Taiyuan
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Melaka
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  8 h 15 min
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  8 h
6
Sandakan
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h
End: Taiyuan

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll explore and learn at Art In Paradise and Batik Village. Relax by the water at Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks and snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip planner.

Taiyuan, China to Langkawi is an approximately 16- hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Langkawi when traveling from Taiyuan in July, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kapitan Keling Mosque and Kek Lok Si Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Asia Camera Museum. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill Mosque).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip maker.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music

1
night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ipoh sightseeing planner.

Drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Ipoh is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
Funtasy House Trick Art ©
Funtasy House Trick Art

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Melaka Straits Mosque and Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum). St. Peter's Church and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Melaka with a short trip to Muzium Tentera Darat in Port Dickson, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to River Walk, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Melaka trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Ipoh to Melaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muzium Tentera Darat
Highlights from your plan
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca ©
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 8th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Teluk Keke and then stop by Universal Diver.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar tour website.

Getting from Melaka to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Island Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Agnes Newton Keith Home, get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, then learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sandakan trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Sandakan in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, flight, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple ©
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple

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