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Malaysia : Whistle-stop Tour
16 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

Experience the beauty of diversity in Malaysia

16 Days
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Malaysia is a fascinating country with an abundance of wildlife and a vibrant multicultural population. A unique blend of traditions, food, flora and fauna allows for an awe-inspiring adventure!

No trip to Malaysia is complete without an adventure into the rainforest. Borneo has one of the world's most wildlife-rich rainforests, incredible landscapes and rich indigenous culture. Stay at a lodge set on the banks of the Kinabatangan River, and glide along jungle waterways in an electric boat, encountering some of the island's incredible wildlife, including the proboscis monkey.

Spending a few days in Penang will show you yet another side of this incredible country. Explore fishing villages, thriving local markets, beautiful architecture and one of the world's smallest national parks.

Looking to unwind on a tropical island? Then head to the island of Langkawi, Malaysia’s ultimate escape. In between spells of relaxing on a wide, sandy beach, wildlife watching and eco-friendly boat tours through the mangroves are some of the best things to do in Langkawi.

Kuala Lumpur, the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia, is often seen just as the gateway to the more intrepid parts of Malaysia. However, it is worth spending more time here than just a night's stopover. The multi-cultural heritage of the city is reflected in the buildings, shops, eateries and religious sites all around the capital.

Be an explorer and experience the beauty of Malaysia!

Use TripMapper to plan your trip and for staying in control of your travel budget. If you are in need of a little inspiration to get you started click 'Customise' to use our interactive Malaysia itinerary (below) for the best things to see and do in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi and Borneo - then customise to make your own!

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Itinerary Highlights

  • With a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, gastronomical delights await from high end restaurants to street food (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Explore Bukit Bintang, a must for shopping and entertainment (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Be amazed by Kuala Lumpur's skyline illuminated at night (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Wander George Town's shop-lined lanes and view its beautiful temples (Penang)
  • Cycle through quaint fishing villages on a tour through the countryside (Penang)
  • Trek through one of the world's smallest national parks, host to an impressive range of wildlife (Penang)
  • See proboscis monkeys and orangutans in their natural habitat (Borneo)
  • Witness an epic dawn view from the summit of Mount Kinabalu (Borneo)
  • Go wildlife watching on an eco-friendly mangrove tour (Langkawi)
  • Relax on stretches of wide, sandy beaches (Langkawi)