49 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Bandar Seri Begawan Itinerary

49 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Bandar Seri Begawan Itinerary

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49 days in Malaysia, Singapore & Bandar Seri Begawan Itinerary

Start: Mackay, Australia
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 9 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 6 nights
ferry:  3​h
4
George Town, Malaysia
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  10​h 30​min
End: Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

9
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and MacRitchie Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Singapore side-trips: Sentosa Island (Sentosa Boardwalk, Universal Studios Singapore, & more). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Singapore Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience Flight Simulator, explore the galleries of Battlebox, and take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens.

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Mackay, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mackay to Singapore. In December, daytime highs in Singapore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer

8
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Putra Mosque. Venture out of the city with trips to Muzium Tentera Darat (in Port Dickson), Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang) and Melaka (St. Peter's Church & The Huskitory). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online trip planner .

Fly from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putrajaya, Melaka, Sepang International Circuit, Muzium Tentera Darat
Find places to stay Dec 24 — Jan 1:
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Food Tours

6
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and appreciate the history behind Eagle Square.

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Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

8
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
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 ESCAPE and Armenian Street. Venture out of the city with trips to Alor Setar (Zahir Mosque & Aman Central), Ubudiah Mosque (in Kuala Kangsar) and Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), make a trip to Street Art in George Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the George Town day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi, Alor Setar, Ubudiah Mosque, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 15:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
Street Art in George Town ©
Street Art in George Town

7
nights
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Kinabalu and Manukan Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kota Kinabalu: Kundasang (Kundasang Market, Kundasang War Memorial, & more) and Tuaran (Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club & Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Mengalum Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jesselton Point.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu travel route tool .

Getting from George Town to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu. In January, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kundasang, Tuaran, Sabah, Mengalum Island
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:
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Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club ©
Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Garden Of Eden Valley Walk, Gunung Mulu Summit Trek and Bario Asal Londhouse. Explore hidden gems such as Deer Cave and Mulu Skywalk. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes an hour. In January, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bandar Seri Begawan.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bario Asal Londhouse
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek ©
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

6
nights
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan
The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque and Royal Regalia Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bandar Seri Begawan: Pantai Seri Kenangan (in Tutong), Seria (Billionth Barrel Monument & Teraja Waterfall) and Silver Jubilee Park (in Kuala Belait). There's lots more to do: walk around Tasek Lama Recreational Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jame'Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, and don't miss a visit to Kampong Ayer - Venice of East.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bandar Seri Begawan day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gunung Mulu National Park to Bandar Seri Begawan. In January, daily temperatures in Bandar Seri Begawan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Seria, Pantai Seri Kenangan, Jerudong Park Playground, Silver Jubilee Park
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Brunei River
Brunei River
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque
Tasek Lama Recreational Park ©
Tasek Lama Recreational Park

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