29 days in Malaysia, Koh Tao & Philippines Itinerary

29 days in Malaysia, Koh Tao & Philippines Itinerary

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George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly to Koh Samui, Ferry to Koh Tao
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Koh Tao, Thailand
— 5 nights
Ferry to Bangrak, Fly to Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 1 night
Drive
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El Nido, Philippines
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Coron, Philippines
— 4 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 4 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Oslo

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George Town, Malaysia

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Street Art in George Town. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary planner.

Oslo, Norway to George Town is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Oslo in January, things will get warmer in George Town: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Langkawi, Malaysia

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tanjung Rhu Beach and Art In Paradise. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary planning app.

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 when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Illusions and Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, and browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur travel planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Koh Tao.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 12:

Koh Tao, Thailand

— 5 nights

Turtle Island

A holiday in Ko Tao ensures a mix of adventure and relaxation on a fast-developing island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Step off the beaten path and head to Shark Diving and John-Suwan Viewpoint. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ao Tanot Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Aow Leuk Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hin Wong Bay, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Koh Tao tour itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Koh Tao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Puerto Princesa, Philippines

— 1 night

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 18th (Tue), Head underground at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and then look for gifts at Baker's Hill.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Koh Tao to Puerto Princesa in 16 hours. Traveling from Koh Tao to Puerto Princesa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

El Nido, Philippines

— 4 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Step off the beaten path and head to Las Cabanas Beach and Hidden Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach, head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

Make your El Nido itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Coron, Philippines

— 4 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step off the beaten path and head to Twin Lagoon and Malcapuya Island. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, explore the activities along Barracuda Lake, stroll through Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coron trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:

Boracay, Philippines

— 4 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Diniwid Beach and Spas & Wellness. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip planner.

Getting from Coron to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daytime highs in Boracay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 30:

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.

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.