22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Kundasang
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
7
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  16 h 45 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
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.
When in Kota Kinabalu, make a side trip to see Sabah in Semporna, approximately Semporna away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Sapi Island, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker site.

Brussels, Belgium to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in juli; daily highs in Kota Kinabalu reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sabah
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), and then identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: visit Borneo Dispensary, head outdoors with Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure, and then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandakan tour builder app.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in juli, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kundasang.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Museums
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1
night
Kundasang

Kundasang ©
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu and then explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kundasang day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sandakan to Kundasang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sabah
Highlights from your plan
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kundasang to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. In juli in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

3
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kuching is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kuching day trip planning tool.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. In juli, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuching

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

3
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.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, get your game on at Laser Battle, get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, and take a stroll through Chew Jetty.

Start your trip to George Town by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Kuching to George Town in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In juli, daytime highs in George Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Laser Battle
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

3
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Tanjung Rhu Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi attractions planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In juli, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

4
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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur visit site.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. In juli in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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