15 days in Malaysia, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia, Phuket & Bangkok Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
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Melaka, Malaysia
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Patong, Thailand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 2 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, try out the rides at Sunway Lagoon, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip maker site.

Cairo, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kuala Lumpur, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

— 2 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gunung Mulu Summit Trek, Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, and take in the views from Mulu Skywalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Melaka, Malaysia

— 1 day

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 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, look for gifts at RazKashmir Crafts, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

Plan trip to Melaka with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gunung Mulu National Park to Melaka. October in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Patong.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
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Patong, Thailand

— 2 nights
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
When in Patong, make a side trip to see Big Buddha Phuket in Chalong, approximately Chalong away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Bangla Road, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Patong Beach, and stop by Casa Di Moda The Fashion House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Patong travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to Patong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Indochina Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Patong can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bangkok.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Bangkok, Thailand

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, meet the residents at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planning website.

Getting from Patong to Bangkok by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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.

Phuket travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Spas
Pearl of the Andamans
Thailand's largest island, Phuket lures both die-hard divers and casual beach lovers interested in spending most of their time basking in the sand and munching on local delicacies. Picturesque lagoons and an abundance of modern amenities may be the main incentive for a Phuket vacation, but you can find plenty of other things to do here once you get your fill of sun and sand. Away from the busy waterfront, the island boasts many gardens, Buddhist temples, museums, and aquariums that deserve a top spot on any traveler's Phuket itinerary.