18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
3
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
5
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
7
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Bangkok

5
nights
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 a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and Putra Mosque. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bagan Lalang Beach and Pantai Kelanang Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Pantai Remis in Kapar (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, and contemplate the long history of Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur planning website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pantai Kelanang Beach, Bagan Lalang Beach, Pantai Remis, Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Monsopiad Cultural Village and then take in the exciting artwork at Agarwood Art Gallery. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Kota Kinabalu Japanese Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Tanjung Aru Beach, and then play a few rounds at Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club
Highlights from your plan
Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club ©
Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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 25th (Wed): browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, then contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Damai Central, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, then don't miss a visit to Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuching visit planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple ©
Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple

1
night
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam, take an in-depth tour of Chinese Heritage Museum, then don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru road trip app .

You can fly from Kuching to Johor Bahru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chinese Heritage Museum ©
Chinese Heritage Museum
Kota Tinggi Firefly Park ©
Kota Tinggi Firefly Park
Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam ©
Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Wanararm, kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Langkawi driving holiday planner.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Langkawi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Wat Wanararm ©
Wat Wanararm

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.
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Asia Camera Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple and Church of Immaculate Conception. Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Monkey Beach in Teluk Bahang, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill, examine the collection at Teochew Puppet and Opera House, take an in-depth tour of Sun Yat Sen Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the George Town travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 March, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Monkey Beach, Spas, The Habitat Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple ©

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