38 days in Malaysia & Phuket Itinerary

38 days in Malaysia & Phuket Itinerary

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1
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 2 nights
2
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 1 night
3
Kuching, Malaysia
— 3 nights
4
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
— 3 nights
5
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 2 nights
6
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
7
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 2 nights
8
Mai Khao, Thailand
— 5 nights
9
Karon, Thailand
— 15 nights

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

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: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, view the masterpieces at Sabah Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu tour itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Kota Kinabalu is 13 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, expect Kota Kinabalu to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Kinabalu
Highlights from your plan
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

1
night
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

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 5th (Sun), snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

3
nights
Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, see the interesting displays at Cat Museum, thenadmire the natural beauty at Sarawak Orchid Garden, and finally make a trip to Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak.

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Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kuching are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Museum ©
Sarawak Museum
The Ranee Museum ©
The Ranee Museum

3
nights
Pulau Tioman, Malaysia

Thick, verdant jungle blankets the hilly island of Pulau Tioman, dotted with steep cliffs and tumbling waterfalls, and filled with rare species such as bearcats, giant flying squirrels, slow lorises, and Tioman "walking" catfish.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get outside with Monkey Bay, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head off the coast to Renggis Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Panuba Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Tioman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, subway, bus, and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Tioman takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Pulau Tioman can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll set off for Kuala Lumpur on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Renggis Island ©
Renggis Island
Monkey Bay ©
Monkey Bay

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): walk around KLCC Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Batu Caves, and then look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Kuala Lumpur in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. June in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 14th (Tue), admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, thencontemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, thentake an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our George Town day trip planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. In June in George Town, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, thensnap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Cenang Beach, and then meet the residents at Underwater World Langkawi.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by taxi from George Town to Langkawi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Mai Khao.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

5
nights
Mai Khao, Thailand

Mai Khao ©
The vast stretches of beach in Mai Khao, once a nesting area for the giant leatherback turtle, are home to various aquatic and relaxation activities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mai Khao: Si Sunthon (Wat Sri Sunthon & Phuket Heroines Monument) and Phang Nga Elephant Park (in Phang Nga). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Sun) at Splash Jungle Waterpark. There's still lots to do: stroll through The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP), take in the dramatic scenery at Bang Pae Waterfall, stop by James Bespoke Suit, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mai Khao Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mai Khao trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Langkawi to Mai Khao with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Karon.

Things to do in Mai Khao

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Phuket, Si Sunthon, Nai Yang, Bang Pae Waterfall, Phang Nga Elephant Park
Highlights from your plan
Phang Nga Elephant Park ©
Phang Nga Elephant Park
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) ©
The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP)
Spas

15
nights
Karon, Thailand

Quieter than nearby Patong Beach, the resort town of Karon offers a wide stretch of golden sand, which attracts mostly couples and families.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Baan Kamala (in Kamala), Jui Tui Shrine (in Talat Nuea) and Phuket 3D Museum (in Talat Yai). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Big Buddha Phuket.

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

Getting from Mai Khao to Karon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June in Karon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patong, Phuket Town, Rawai, Kathu, Wat Baan Kamala
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Bangla Road ©
Bangla Road

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