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Itinerary Malaysia for 24 days- advice

Arnhem, The...
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Itinerary Malaysia for 24 days- advice

Hi Everyone,

For next holiday I'm planning a trip to Malaysia, duration 24 days. I have coe up with the following schedule

Day Location

1 Amsterdam (12.00) - Kuala Lumpur (07.00)

2 KUL (09.15) - Penang (10.05)

3 Penang

4 Penang (Georgetown)

5 Penang - Cameron Highlands (pick up rental car?)

6 Cameron Highlands

7 Cameron Highlands - Taman Negara NP

8 Taman Negara NP

9 Taman Negara NP- Batu Caves- Kuala Lumpur (return rental car)

10 Kuala Lumpur

11 Kuala Lumpur

Evening Kuala Lumpur (19.55) - Miri (22.10)

12 Miri (09.20) - Mulu NP (09.50)

=> Mulu caves tour [Day 1]

13 Mulu caves tour [Day 2]

14 Mulu Caves tour [Day 3]

Afternoon flight: Mulu (12.45) - Kota Kinabalu (13.35)

15 Kinabalu National Park + Poring Hot Springs

16 Kota Kinabalu: Padas Wild Water Rafting

17 Kota Kinabalu (07.05) - Sandakan (07.50)

=> Uncle Tan Wildlife experience [Day 1]

18 Uncle Tan Wildlife experience [Day 2]

19 Uncle Tan Wildlife experience [Day 3]

20 Sandakan (08.40) - Tawau (09.20)

Tawau Airport - Semporna - Mabul / Sipidan Islands

21 Mabul / Sipidan Islands

22 Mabul / Sipidan Islands

23 Mabul - Tawau Airport

Flight: Tawau (18.15) - Kuala Lumpur (20.55)

Kuala Lumpur (23.55) - Amsterdam (06.40)

24 Arrival @ Amsterdam

Do you guys think this schedule is doable? I'm not sure about Taman Negara NP yet, because we also see the jungle in Borneo. Is it more of the same of should we see both jungles?

Has anyone climbed Mount Kinabalu bye the way? could fit this in maybe. Please let me know.



The period of travel is March or April next year.

Norfolk, United...
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1. Re: Itinerary Malaysia for 24 days- advice

Do you guys think this schedule is doable?

Yes, but it will be busy, so lots of travelling and not a huge amount of time for seeing and enjoying!

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2. Re: Itinerary Malaysia for 24 days- advice

It is a lot of travelling. You will spend a lot of time sitting in Airports and in busses and taxis. As Mitch says you will not have much time for sight seeing and I think you will get very tired.

Arnhem, The...
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3. Re: Itinerary Malaysia for 24 days- advice

Hi, thanks for your replies. It's a busy schedule indeed. Maybe I was a bit too enthousiastic:-)

What places would you suggest to skipp...Taman Negara NP and Mabul islands for example ?

That would give the schedule some space(4-5 days)

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Maybe it's too much indeed. What would you suggest to do in 23 days? We are interested in Nature/ jungle, seeing the Orang Utans, culture and cities like Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

Regarding Borneo We could also focus on Sabah and not visit Sarawak (go there some other time)

In that case, we could spend like 10-12 days in Sabab, and another 10 days in West Malaysia).

Also I'm thinking what route would be best, visit Borneo first and then head to West Malaysia, or start on West Malaysia ? We are will be flying in to Singapore from NL.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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