21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
6
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
7
Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
+5
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly + Foot + Train:  15 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kids will enjoy Sunway Lagoon and Aquaria. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, Head underground at Batu Caves, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and walk around KL Bird Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur planning tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Aquaria ©
Aquaria

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cenang Beach and Underwater World Langkawi. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. March in Langkawi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Underwater World Langkawi ©
Underwater World Langkawi
Langkawi Wildlife Park ©
Langkawi Wildlife Park

4
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.
When in George Town, make a side trip to see ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our George Town attractions planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park, Laser Battle
Highlights from your plan
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

3
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.
Kota Kinabalu is known for nature, shopping, and adventure. 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, head off the coast to Manukan Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
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.
On the 16th (Mon), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about an hour. In March in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 18th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, take an in-depth tour of Brooke Museums, and then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

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Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

2
nights
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
On the 20th (Fri), get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then cool off at Legoland Malaysia.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Johor Bahru journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Johor Bahru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. March in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai)
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

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