18 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Beijing Itinerary

18 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Beijing Itinerary

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18 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Beijing Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  10 h 30 min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bugis Street, Raffles Hotel Arcade, Sri Mariamman Temple, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, stop by Chinatown, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Singapore is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Singapore hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

4
nights
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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.
Kota Kinabalu is known for nature, shopping, adventure, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, stop by Kadaiku, and pause for some photo ops at Marlin Statue.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu online road trip planner .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. December in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sabah
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours

4
nights
Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), explore the galleries of The Palace Museum, and try out the rides at Olympic Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing journey planner .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Beijing in 6.5 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kota Kinabalu in December, with highs in Beijing at 5°C and lows at -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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