20 days in Singapore & Malaysia Itinerary

20 days in Singapore & Malaysia Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuching
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Sandakan, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
— 1 night
Ferry to Tanjung Gemok Jetty, Bus to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Singapore, Singapore

— 2 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Siloso Beach, get outside with City Scoot, and then brush up on your military savvy at Battlebox. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Merlion Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Singapore travel route planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Singapore is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Singapore, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect Singapore to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to George Town.

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George Town, Malaysia

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Anglican Church.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town holiday planner.

You can fly from Singapore to George Town in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Singapore to George Town. In September, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Langkawi, Malaysia

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Mat Cincang.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi driving holiday planner.

Fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. September in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia

— 1 night

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach and then kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
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Kuching, Malaysia

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Damai Central and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village and then don't miss a visit to Mount Singai.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuching road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching takes 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

— 1 night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, then grab your bike and head to Taman Awam Teluk Likas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Sandakan, Malaysia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

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Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melaka.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks
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Melaka, Malaysia

— 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, explore the activities along Malacca River, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Klebang, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to St Paul's Church and then get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre.

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You can fly from Sandakan to Melaka in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches
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Pulau Tioman, Malaysia

— 1 night
Thick, verdant jungle blankets the hilly island of Pulau Tioman, dotted with steep cliffs and tumbling waterfalls, and filled with rare species such as bearcats, giant flying squirrels, slow lorises, and Tioman "walking" catfish.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pulau Tioman travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Melaka to Pulau Tioman takes 8 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 8th (Fri), you're off to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

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 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions, Head underground at Batu Caves, and then head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Kuala Lumpur in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In October in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

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Malaysia travel guide

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An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.