16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
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Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Cenang Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll get in some beach time at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's much more to do: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, make a trip to De'zone, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Langkawi Thean Hou Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary builder app.

Baghdad, Iraq to Langkawi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Langkawi is 5 hours. When traveling from Baghdad in May, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Langkawi: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

George Town, Penang Island

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, then look for gifts at Areca Books, and finally wander the streets of Chew Jetty. On the next day, indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read George Town trip site.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3 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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Spas · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Kota Kinabalu

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kinabalu Park and Climbing Tours. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, take a tour by water with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, and step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu sightseeing website.

You can fly from George Town to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. Traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 1 night
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 11th (Tue), take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature
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Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

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 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally get in on the family fun at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuching travel route builder.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Kuala Lumpur

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, take in the pleasant sights at KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip app.

Getting from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.