20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 day
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Penang
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Langkawi

— 2 nights
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 Tanjung Rhu Beach. Visit Tengah Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beras Basah Island, don't miss a visit to De'zone, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Plan trip to Langkawi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Cairo, Egypt to Langkawi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Langkawi is 6 hours. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Langkawi: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 12th (Wed), browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Damai Beach. On the next day, examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, stop by Unika Borneo Art & Artifacts, then steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarawak Orchid Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuching online trip maker.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuching in 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 3 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Step out of the city life by going to Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and Gunung Mulu Summit Trek. It doesn't end there: Head underground at Deer Cave and snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3.5 hours. In September in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Pulau Perhentian Besar

— 1 day

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Universal Diver, kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar trip builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gunung Mulu National Park to Pulau Perhentian Besar. September in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Kek Lok Si Temple. Museum-lovers will appreciate Khoo Kongsi and Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. Step out of George Town to go to Tanjung Bungah and see Teluk Bahang Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Chew Jetty, stop by Areca Books, contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis, and add some fun to your beach time East Wind Watersports.

To find maps and other tourist information, read George Town route planner.

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Melaka

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Shop till you drop at RazKashmir Crafts and Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Paul's Church and Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir.. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and visit Chinatown - Melaka.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melaka travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Kuala Lumpur

— 4 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Get some cultural insight at Chinatown and Jalan Alor. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.