21 days in Malaysia & Singapore Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia & Singapore Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
2
Melaka, Malaysia
— 1 night
3
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
4
Sandakan, Malaysia
— 4 nights
5
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 1 night
6
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
7
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights

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nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Batu Caves. We've included these beaches for you: Bagan Lalang Beach and Pantai Kelanang Beach. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In December in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xiang Lin Si Temple, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to River Walk, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, thenexamine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Chinese Mosque.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip maker tool.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Singapore.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
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The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Visiting East Coast Park and City Scoot will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Battlebox and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kranji War Memorial, snap pictures at The Helix Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at MacRitchie Nature Trail, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Singapore journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Singapore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Battlebox ©
Battlebox

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nights
Sandakan, Malaysia

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and Turtle Island Park. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sandakan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Sandakan takes 8 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

1
night
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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 29th (Sun): head off the coast to Manukan Island and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip tool.

Getting from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

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George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Armenian Street and Fort Cornwallis. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the George Town vacation builder site.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to George Town by flight takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In December in George Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Escape Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram

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Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tanjung Rhu Beach and Spas. Visiting Zipline and Cenang Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and explore the striking landscape at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

You can drive from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

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