15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  18​h
1
Langkawi
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 30​min
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
8
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Milan

1
night
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online trip maker .

Milan, Italy to Langkawi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Milan to Langkawi. Traveling from Milan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Langkawi, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline

2
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque

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night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, don't miss a visit to River Walk, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melaka online trip maker .

You can fly from George Town to Melaka in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from George Town to Melaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Melaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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 (Fri), wander the streets of Chinatown, stroll around KLCC Park, shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, then wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and finally shop like a local with Bukit Bintang. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Suria KLCC Mall, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then stroll around KL Bird Park, and finally browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

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Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall ©
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall

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night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 1st (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Universal Diver, then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

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nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. On the next day, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fairy Caves, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuching trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Tours
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fairy Caves ©
Fairy Caves

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Deer Cave, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Gunung Mulu National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Gunung Mulu Summit Trek, then look for all kinds of wild species at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. In September in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek ©
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu takes an hour. September in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

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