17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

17 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Kuala Kedah, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Singapore, Singapore

— 3 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Singapore is known for parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, stroll around Singapore Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sands SkyPark Observation Deck.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Singapore tour itinerary planning app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Singapore is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Mexico City to Singapore due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Singapore, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, then stop by Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, then steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak.

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Getting from Singapore to Kuching by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kuching are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

George Town, Malaysia

— 3 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 much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our George Town road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to George Town takes 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuching to George Town. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuala Kedah.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

Kuala Kedah, Malaysia

— 1 night
Kuala Kedah is a mukim and parliamentary constituency in Kota Setar District, Kedah, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Kuala Kedah Fort Historical Complex.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Kedah tour planner.

Drive from George Town to Kuala Kedah in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Kedah

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, explore the activities along Malacca River, then admire the striking features of Stadthuys, then steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, then don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church.

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Traveling by car from Kuala Kedah to Melaka takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Kedah to Melaka is 1 hour. In December in Melaka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then walk around KLCC Park, then Head underground at Batu Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online trip builder.

Getting from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Sarawak travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Land of the Hornbills
Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, is known for its geographical diversity. Visitors come to hike across the state's national parks, areas of protected natural diversity that include interesting rock and cave formations, as well as plentiful native plant and animal life (including the proboscis monkey, only found on the island). The landscape features everything from virgin coastal forest to cloud-covered highlands. Urban areas offer cultural sites related to the diverse communities that have settled in the state from across continental Asia. Rural communities here reveal the separateness of the island from mainstream Malaysian culture with idiosyncratic ceremonies, architecture, and local cuisines.

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."