19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

London
Fly:  18​h
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
London

3
days
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.
For shopping fun, head to Gaya Street Sunday Market or Suria Sabah. Discover out-of-the-way places like Night Market, Kota Kinabalu and Filipino Market. Make the 9th (Mon) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Imago Shopping Mall, admire the striking features of Menara Tun Mustapha, look for gifts at Kadaiku, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aru Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu sightseeing app .

London, UK to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Kota Kinabalu is 8 hours. Traveling from London in April, expect Kota Kinabalu to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Tours
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Climbing Tours
Gaya Street Sunday Market ©
Gaya Street Sunday Market
Suria Sabah ©
Suria Sabah

2
days
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery and then look for gifts at Universal Diver.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

4
days
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Head to Queensbay Mall and Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelryfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vision First Optic and ESCAPE. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Gurney Paragon Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at East Wind Watersports, take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town, and get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town online road trip planner .

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

#Shopping, #Theme Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Penang Island, Queensbay Mall, Gurney Plaza, ESCAPE, East Wind Watersports
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Queensbay Mall ©
Queensbay Mall
East Wind Watersports ©
East Wind Watersports
Spas & Wellness

4
days
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tengah Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beras Basah Island and Cenang Mall. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village, don't miss a visit to De'zone, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Langkawi vacation maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Tengah Beach ©
Tengah Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

3
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Head to Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Bukit Bintangfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, shop like a local with Chow Kit, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Alor ©
Jalan Alor

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