22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h 45​min
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
Semporna
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
Miri
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Pamplemousses, Mauritius

4
days
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tengah Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Beras Basah Island and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Oriental Village Langkawi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Raya, and admire the sheer force of Temurun Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip site .

Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Langkawi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Pamplemousses to Langkawi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pamplemousses in September, expect Langkawi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

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Tengah Beach ©
Tengah Beach
Beras Basah Island ©
Beras Basah Island
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

1
day
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 13th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Paragon Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, then browse the different shops at Queensbay Mall, and finally look for gifts at Vision First Optic.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the George Town day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Langkawi to George Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Queensbay Mall, Gurney Plaza
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Queensbay Mall ©
Queensbay Mall
Gurney Paragon Mall ©
Gurney Paragon Mall
Gurney Plaza ©
Gurney Plaza

1
day
Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Pulau Perhentian Kecil ©
The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Kecil vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Kecil due to the time zone difference. In September in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Universal Diver, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar day trip planning app .

Pulau Perhentian Besar is very close to Pulau Perhentian Kecil. In September in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Semporna.

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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

2
days
Semporna

Semporna ©
A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Sipadan National Park. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Bohey Dulang Island and then head off the coast to Tun Sakaran Marine Park.

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Do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Semporna in 10.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

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Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park

2
days
Sandakan

Sandakan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Turtle Island Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, then steep yourself in history at Agnes Newton Keith Home, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Semporna to Sandakan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park ©
Sandakan Memorial Park

3
days
Kota Kinabalu

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kinabalu Park and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Escape the urban bustle at Shangri-la Rasa Ria Nature Reserve and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Suria Sabah.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip site .

Fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miri.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Shangri-la Rasa Ria Nature Reserve, Kinabalu Park
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
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Gaya Street Sunday Market ©
Gaya Street Sunday Market

2
days
Miri

Miri ©
Built on oil riches, Miri represents Serawak's modern and multicultural second city.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stop by Tamu Muhibbah, and then Head underground at Mulu World Heritage Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Mulu Caves.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Miri online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Miri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.

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Mulu World Heritage Area ©
Mulu World Heritage Area
Mulu Caves ©
Mulu Caves
Tamu Muhibbah ©
Tamu Muhibbah

2
days
Kuching

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 27th (Thu), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, then Head underground at Fairy Caves, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuching trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Miri to Kuching by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. September in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fairy Caves ©
Fairy Caves
Mount Santubong
Mount Santubong

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