38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

38 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 10 nights
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Pulau Pangkor
— 4 nights
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Cameron Highlands
— 4 nights
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Taman Negara National Park
— 2 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 7 nights
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Langkawi
— 7 nights
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Kuala Lumpur — 10 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Batu Caves and Thean Hou Temple. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bagan Lalang Beach and Sasaran Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Pantai Remis (in Kapar), Kuala Selangor (Sky Mirror & Pantai Remis Kuala Selangor) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, walk around Perdana Botanical Garden, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and steep yourself in history at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online road trip planner.

London, UK to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Pangkor.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 8:

Pulau Pangkor — 4 nights

Tropical Pangkor provided the setting for the Treaty of 1874, which strengthened ened British control of Perak and its lucrative tin trade.
Get outdoors at Coral Beach and Pulau Giam. Get some cultural insight at Tua Pek Kong Temple and 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan. When in Pulau Pangkor, make a side trip to see Baan Sabai Sonia in Sitiawan, approximately Sitiawan away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Pangkor Island and don't miss a visit to Foo Lin Kong Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pulau Pangkor trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Pangkor. In January in Pulau Pangkor, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cameron Highlands.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Spas
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 13:

Cameron Highlands — 4 nights

Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Get some cultural insight at Sam Poh Temple and Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Get in touch with nature at Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang and Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10. There's much more to do: stroll through Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, hike along Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Irau (Mount Irau).

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Pangkor to Cameron Highlands. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Taman Negara National Park.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 17:

Taman Negara National Park — 2 nights

A Taman Negara National Park vacation is the perfect choice for anyone into outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Taman Negara National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Taman Negara National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Taman Negara National Park trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Cameron Highlands to Taman Negara National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.
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Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

George Town, Penang Island — 7 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple and Walking tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Protestant Cemetery and Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng). Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Monkey Beach in Teluk Bahang, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang, get curious at Tech Dome Penang, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Han Jiang Ancestral Temple, and don't miss a visit to Cannon Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the George Town trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taman Negara National Park to George Town. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:

Langkawi — 7 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Langkawi Geopark and The Els Club Teluk Datai. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art In Paradise and Wat Wanararm. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Temurun Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Raya, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In January, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 3:

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
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."