15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip itinerary planner

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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Langkawi
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
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George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, cast your line with Soon Coastal Fishing, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, and admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to George Town is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect George Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Langkawi

— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi tour itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Kuala Lumpur

— 4 nights

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

Plan my day in Kuala Lumpur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Kota Kinabalu

— 3 nights
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 13th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

Plan my day in Kota Kinabalu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
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.