16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Penang House of Music and Khoo Kongsi. Step off the beaten path and head to Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Wonderfood Museum Penang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill, and buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our George Town trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to George Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to George Town is 6 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect George Town to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music

3
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Rhu Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Zipline. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, stroll through Cenang Beach, and view the masterpieces at Batik Village.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, then look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Chinese Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip website .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Chinese Museum ©
Chinese Museum

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 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Island Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, and then learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandakan tour builder .

Fly from Kuching to Sandakan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

3
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.
On the 14th (Sun), stroll around KL Bird Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, look for gifts at Happy Creations, then enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

You can fly from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur in 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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