18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Kuching
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Cairo

1
night
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stop by Left And Right Artisan Handcraft and then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak.

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Cairo, Egypt to Kuching is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cairo to Kuching. Traveling from Cairo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kuching, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
The Ranee Museum ©
The Ranee Museum

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Deer Cave and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park journey planner.

Getting from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Batu Caves and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Take a break from the city and head to KL Bird Park and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, walk around KLCC Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online route planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur in 6.5 hours. In May in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Petaling Street Heritage House, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kek Lok Si Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Visiting Batu Ferringhi Beach and The Habitat Penang Hill will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Chew Jetty, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the George Town attractions planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town due to the time zone difference. In May in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, The Habitat Penang Hill, Indochine Natural, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street

5
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
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. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Langkawi Craft Complex, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline

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