49 days in Malaysia Itinerary

49 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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49 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Train + Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 14 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Kuching
— 14 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Sandakan
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Kota Kinabalu
— 12 nights
Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
End: Brussels

14
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bagan Lalang Beach and Pantai Kelanang Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Pantai Redang and Teluk Kemang. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Laman Seni 7 (in Shah Alam), Morib Beach (in Banting) and Klang (Istana Alam Shah & Pantai Tanjung Piai). The adventure continues: stroll through Pantai Remis, kick back and relax at Sasaran Beach, make a trip to The Huskitory, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur travel route builder site.

Brussels, Belgium to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17-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. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in juni, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Putrajaya, Kuala Selangor, Klang, Sekinchan
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Pantai Kelanang Beach ©
Pantai Kelanang Beach
Pantai Redang ©
Pantai Redang

14
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Damai Central and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Bau (Fairy Caves & Tasik Biru), Jangkar Waterfalls (in Lundu Town) and Ranchan Pool Recreation Park (in Serian). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Damai Beach, identify plant and animal life at Matang Wildlife Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhism New Village, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuching road trip tool.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching by flight takes about 4 hours. In juni, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lundu, Bau, Ranchan Pool Recreation Park, Sematan Village
Highlights from your plan
Damai Beach ©
Damai Beach
Matang Wildlife Centre ©
Matang Wildlife Centre
Spas

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Turtle Island Park. Take a break from Sandakan with a short trip to Kinabatangan Jungle Camp in Sukau, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Danum Valley Conservation Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, visit Kg Pukat Fisherman Village, and identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sandakan route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Sandakan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In juni, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©

12
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Spas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Kundasang (Kundasang War Memorial & Sosodikon Hill) and Tuaran (Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club & Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aru Beach, take in the natural beauty of Poring Hot Springs, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, and admire the natural beauty at Mount Kinabalu National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. juli in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kundasang, Sabah, Tuaran, Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La ©
Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La
Tanjung Aru Beach ©
Tanjung Aru Beach

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