44 days in Philippines, Cambodia & Malaysia Itinerary

44 days in Philippines, Cambodia & Malaysia Itinerary

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44 days in Philippines, Cambodia & Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
2
Battambang, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Kuching, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
8
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Manila, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
El Nido, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
12
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Coron, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
14
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
15
Cebu City, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Dublin, Ireland

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Siem Reap is known for historic sites, nightlife, spas, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Banteay Srei, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Siem Reap tour builder website .

Dublin, Ireland to Siem Reap is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dublin to Siem Reap. Traveling from Dublin in June, things will get much warmer in Siem Reap: highs are around 39°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Battambang.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Spas

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

3
nights
Battambang, Cambodia

Battambang ©
The riverside city of Battambang draws visitors with its easy charm, rich culture, and convenient location close to a number of historical sites.
Step out of Battambang with an excursion to Organikh Project in Sisophon--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at HUMAN Gallery - Joseba Etxebarria Photography, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baha’i House of Worship, explore the galleries of La Fabrik, and explore the fascinating underground world of Battambang Bat Caves.

Planning Battambang trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Siem Reap to Battambang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Phnom Penh.

Things to do in Battambang

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Organikh Project
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Food Tours

3
nights
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

On the confluence of two major rivers, Phnom Penh occupies a scenic location largely responsible for its nickname the "Charming City." On a trip to Phnom Penh you'll discover one of Asia's most dynamic cities, where the natives live much of their lives outdoors, on the streets, and in the bustling markets filled with scents of spicy foods.
Phnom Penh is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, enjoy some diversion at Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get outside with Nature cambodia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Phnom Penh tour builder site .

You can drive from Battambang to Phnom Penh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Phnom Penh

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum ©
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center ©
Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Kota Kinabalu is known for nature, shopping, wildlife, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and head off the coast to Manukan Island.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu online route planner .

Fly from Phnom Penh to Kota Kinabalu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sabah
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 15:
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Climbing Tours
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

2
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Mulu Skywalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gunung Mulu National Park route planner .

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

3
nights
Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kuching is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kuching trip builder app .

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. June in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve

3
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, trek along Penang Longest Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner.

Getting from Kuching to George Town by flight takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in George Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Tanjung Bungah, Bayan Lepas, Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, stroll through Tanjung Rhu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To plan Langkawi vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Zipline

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Putrajaya and see Putra Mosque, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, don't miss a visit to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and get your game on at Laser Battle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

2
nights
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll around Fort Santiago, admire the masterpieces at San Agustin Church, wander the streets of Intramuros, then stroll around Rizal Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Manila Bay, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, and then look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Manila, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Manila in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

SM Mall of Asia
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

2
nights
El Nido, Philippines

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Big Lagoon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Taraw Cliff, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Nido attractions app .

Getting from Manila to El Nido by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

2
nights
Boracay, Philippines

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the different shops at E Mall, make a trip to Motag Living Museum, then don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, and finally head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through White Beach, then kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Boracay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)

2
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Malcapuya Island, then explore the activities along Twin Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Parish Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Coron journey planner .

Getting from Boracay to Coron by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Tours
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Malcapuya Island ©
Malcapuya Island

2
nights
Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef and then explore the activities along Puerto Princesa Underground River. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, then explore the activities along Honda Bay, and then step off the mainland to explore Cowrie Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay

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Cebu City, Philippines

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, and finally have some family-friendly fun at LaserBlitz.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cebu City itinerary planning site .

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, LaserBlitz
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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