16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

16 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia route maker

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George Town
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 1 night
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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George Town

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tropical Spice Garden, Explore Balik Pulau and Kerachut Beach. Get in touch with nature at Batu Ferringhi Beach and Penang Longest Trail. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, see what you can catch with Soon Coastal Fishing, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary maker app.

Baghdad, Iraq to George Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is 4 hours. While traveling from Baghdad, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in George Town, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and Sky Mirror. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, stroll around KLCC Park, and take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Melaka

— 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Melaka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Museums

Ipoh

— 2 nights

The Town Built on Tin

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 9th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Kledang, examine the collection at Yasmin At Kong Heng, take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then examine the collection at Dream Big World, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Concubine Lane.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ipoh day trip planning app.

You can drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, head off the coast to Sapi Island, kick back and relax at Tanjung Aru Beach, and examine the collection at Marine Aquarium and Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu journey planner.

Fly from Ipoh to Kota Kinabalu in 6.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kuching.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Kuching

— 3 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Get in touch with nature at Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Bako National Park. When in Kuching, make a side trip to see Fairy Caves in Bau, approximately Bau away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get in on the family fun at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, make a trip to Kuching Esplanade, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuching trip planning website.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip