11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Sandakan
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Semporna
— 1 night
+4
taxi + Fly + bus + taxi + ferry:  10​h 30​min
3
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 day
ferry:  15​min
4
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

1
night
Sandakan

Sandakan ©
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and then look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Turtle Island Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sandakan trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Sandakan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Sandakan reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©

1
night
Semporna

A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Mataking Island and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Semporna trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sandakan to Semporna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Semporna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Semporna

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mataking Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Pulau Perhentian Kecil ©
The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Perhentian Island Mosque, then take some stellar pictures from Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin, and then stroll through Long Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Kecil day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry from Semporna to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Pulau Perhentian Kecil can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin ©
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin
Perhentian Island Mosque ©
Perhentian Island Mosque

2
nights
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip planner .

Pulau Perhentian Besar is just a short distance from Pulau Perhentian Kecil. August in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Attractions like Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and De'zone. There's much more to do: stroll through Tengah Beach, laugh and play at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip maker app .

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Langkawi by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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