26 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Philippines Itinerary

26 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly to Langkawi, Taxi to Langkawi
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Melaka, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Cebu City, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
7
Boracay, Philippines
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to San Vicente, Taxi to El Nido
8
El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
Ferry to Coron, Fly to Manila
9
Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1

George Town, Malaysia

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Visit Kek Lok Si Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion for their historical value. Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the George Town journey maker app.

Lisbon, Portugal to George Town is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lisbon to George Town. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect George Town to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at Salt Room, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Langkawi Thean Hou Temple, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, stroll around KL Bird Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur tour app.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Melaka, Malaysia

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Paul's Church and A Famosa Fort. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and admire the striking features of Stadthuys.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Melaka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Singapore.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Mariamman Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjong Beach, then take in the views from Sentosa Boardwalk, then examine the collection at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown.

Make your Singapore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Singapore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cebu City, Philippines

— 2 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 16th (Thu), shop like a local with Colon Street, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, then contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, then contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Vano Public Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cebu City trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Cebu City takes 7.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boracay, Philippines

— 5 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at White Beach and Bulabog Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and kick back and relax at Bugtongbato Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Cebu City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boracay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

El Nido, Philippines

— 2 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach and then explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read El Nido trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to El Nido in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Manila, Philippines

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): walk around Rizal Park, then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manila day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from El Nido to Manila in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
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.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.