13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
3
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
5
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
7
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Lord Murugan Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, then stroll around KL Bird Park, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around KLCC Park, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in July; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Lord Murugan Statue
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
On the 25th (Sat), have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle and then get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuching trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Tours Adventure
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then head off the coast to Manukan Island.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle and then get in on the family fun at ESCAPE. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to George Town takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kota Kinabalu to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Laser Battle, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Zipline

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