12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Teluk Bahang, Penang Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Chinese Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuching is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dubai in March since evenings lows in Kuching dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Chinese Museum ©
Chinese Museum

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), Head underground at Deer Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gunung Mulu National Park. On your second day here, trek along Gunung Mulu Summit Trek and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To plan Gunung Mulu National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek ©
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu takes an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Teluk Bahang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

2
nights
Teluk Bahang, Penang Island

Teluk Bahang ©
Tucked between sandy beaches and a dammed reservoir, the sleepy fishing town of Teluk Bahang provides entrance to the small but wildlife-packed Penang National Park.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Teluk Bahang Dam, and then get in on the family fun at ESCAPE. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Monkey Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Teluk Bahang online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Teluk Bahang takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Teluk Bahang

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Penang Island
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Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach
ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach. On the next day, make a trip to De'zone, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Teluk Bahang to Langkawi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Langkawi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

2
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.
On the 30th (Mon), stroll around KL Bird Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then stroll around KLCC Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Chinatown, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then meet the residents at Aquaria KLCC.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online visit planner .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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