45 days in India, Malaysia & Kathmandu Itinerary

45 days in India, Malaysia & Kathmandu Itinerary

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45 days in India, Malaysia & Kathmandu Itinerary

Start: Malmo, Sweden
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kuching, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
8
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Kathmandu, Nepal
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
New Delhi, India
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h 30​min
End: Malmo, Sweden


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4
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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, museums, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, cool off at Sunway Lagoon, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Malmo, Sweden to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Malmo in November: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Step out of Melaka with an excursion to Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple in Port Dickson--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, make a trip to A Famosa Fort, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melaka online itinerary maker .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

1
night
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Chinese Heritage Museum, then find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia, and then don't miss a visit to Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Johor Bahru journey planner .

You can drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad
Chinese Heritage Museum ©
Chinese Heritage Museum

4
nights
Kuching, Malaysia

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, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kuching trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

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

2
nights
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 12th (Thu), take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Deer Cave.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip builder app .

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. In December in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

4
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.
When in Kota Kinabalu, make a side trip to see Sabah in Semporna, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

4
nights
George Town, Malaysia

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 in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and take a stroll through Chew Jetty.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to George Town takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. December in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Indochine Natural, ESCAPE, Laser Battle
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

4
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Langkawi

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

5
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Explore Kolkata (Calcutta)'s surroundings by going to Chandannagar (The Strand & Chandannagar Church). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, don't miss a visit to Mother House, take an in-depth tour of Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kolkata (Calcutta) in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Kolkata (Calcutta) is little chillier than Langkawi - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kathmandu.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Chandannagar
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

7
nights
Kathmandu, Nepal

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kathmandu is known for historic sites, parks, spas, adventure, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take a stroll through Thamel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kathmandu day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kathmandu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in Kathmandu reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Kathmandu

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Boudhanath Stupa ©
Boudhanath Stupa
Climbing Tours

5
nights
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Jama Masjid, make a trip to Qutub Minar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Kathmandu to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Kathmandu in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New Delhi, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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