17 days in Malaysia & Singapore Itinerary

17 days in Malaysia & Singapore Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h
2
Sukau, Malaysia
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sandakan, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  15 h 45 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Batu Caves and Sasaran Beach. Get some historical perspective at Putra Mosque and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around KL Bird Park, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, and take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur travel planner.

London, UK to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sukau.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuala Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Putra Mosque, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

1
day
Sukau, Malaysia

Sukau ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kinabatangan Jungle Camp.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sukau online route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuala Lumpur to Sukau. In October in Sukau, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Sukau

Wildlife Parks
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Kinabatangan Jungle Camp ©
Kinabatangan Jungle Camp

3
nights
Sandakan, Malaysia

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 5th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), then learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Agnes Newton Keith Home, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sandakan trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sukau to Sandakan. October in Sandakan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

1
night
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): get great views at Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La ©
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

7
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Get some cultural insight at Chinatown and Singapore Botanic Gardens. We've included these beaches for you: Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Singapore: Sentosa Island (Sentosa Boardwalk & Universal Studios Singapore). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Jurong Bird Park, explore the galleries of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, and get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Singapore takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Jurong Bird Park ©
Jurong Bird Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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