17 days in Malaysia Itinerary

17 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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17 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  26 h
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Boston

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, get your game on at Laser Battle, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, and explore the world behind art at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town journey maker tool .

Boston, USA to George Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Boston in March; daily highs in George Town reach 90°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 20th (Fri), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to De'zone. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Langkawi online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In March, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaria, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, take an in-depth tour of Brooke Museums, and then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kuching trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching in 4 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Kuching, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

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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 27th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, Head underground at Deer Cave and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park travel planning site .

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. In March in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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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: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, look for gifts at Desa Dairy Farm, and step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu vacation builder app .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kinabalu Park
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Climbing Tours
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

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