16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 15 min
3
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  8 h
4
Sandakan
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
6
Melaka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Ipoh
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  23 h
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll get in some beach time at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Art In Paradise and Gua Maha. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi day trip planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Langkawi is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Langkawi, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

2
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.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Colonial Penang Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, then examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for gifts at Universal Diver. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
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 (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Turtle Island Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sandakan planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Sandakan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In July in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)

2
nights
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 12th (Fri): Head underground at Deer Cave. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Gunung Mulu Summit Trek and then Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park itinerary website.

You can fly from Sandakan to Gunung Mulu National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

1
night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., examine the collection at House of Museums Malacca, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to River Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiang Lin Si Temple, then see the interesting displays at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), and finally see the interesting displays at Magic Art 3D Musuem.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melaka trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gunung Mulu National Park to Melaka. In July, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
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
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 16th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, explore the galleries of Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then examine the collection at Dream Big World, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John The Divine.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ipoh vacation builder app.

Drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Ipoh are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

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