18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
2
Kuching
— 3 nights
3
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
4
Sandakan
— 4 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bagan Lalang Beach and Morib Beach. Relax by the water at Pantai Remis and Pantai Kelanang Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Laman Seni 7 (in Shah Alam), Melaka (St. Peter's Church & The Huskitory) and Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club (in Kampung Bukit Katil). Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, walk around KLCC Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planning tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 7 hours. In July, Kuala Lumpur is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Banting, Melaka, Pantai Remis, Batu Caves, Laman Seni 7
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pantai Kelanang Beach ©
Pantai Kelanang Beach
Morib Beach ©
Morib Beach

3
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Damai Beach and Damai Central. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, snap pictures at Darul Hana Bridge, and browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuching trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching takes 4.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Damai Beach ©
Damai Beach
Spas
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tanjung Aru Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Kundasang War Memorial (in Kundasang) and Tuaran (Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La & Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, pause for some photo ops at Marlin Statue, take a memorable drive along Kokol Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tuaran, Kundasang War Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Aru Beach ©
Tanjung Aru Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La ©
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La

4
nights
Sandakan

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure. Take a break from Sandakan with a short trip to Kinabatangan Jungle Camp in Sukau, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, wander the streets of Kg Pukat Fisherman Village, and identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Sandakan road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
Highlights from your plan
Kinabatangan Jungle Camp ©
Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

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