22 days in Malaysia, Phuket & Siem Reap Itinerary

22 days in Malaysia, Phuket & Siem Reap Itinerary

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22 days in Malaysia, Phuket & Siem Reap Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Patong, Thailand
— 6 nights
4
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: London, United Kingdom


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5
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.
Attractions like Sunway Lagoon and Petrosains Science Discovery Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson to see Pusat Ikan Hiasan about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, Head underground at Batu Caves, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In December, Kuala Lumpur is warmer than London - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sunway Lagoon, Pusat Ikan Hiasan, Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Museum of Illusions ©
Museum of Illusions

4
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Attractions like Cenang Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach make great kid-friendly stops. On the 11th (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Langkawi Wildlife Park, and laugh and play at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip builder website .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Patong.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Wildlife Park ©
Langkawi Wildlife Park
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

6
nights
Patong, Thailand

Patong ©
Take advantage of nighttime entertainment and daytime relaxation on a Patong vacation.
Family-friendly places like Patong Beach and Kata Beach will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Patong: Nai Harn Beach (in Nai Harn) and Big Buddha Phuket (in Chalong). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Karon Beach, don't miss a visit to Bangla Road, browse the different shops at Jungceylon, and have some family-friendly fun at The Kids Club Phuket.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Patong online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to Patong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to Patong. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Patong

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Karon, Nai Harn Beach, Big Buddha Phuket
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Patong Beach ©
Patong Beach
Karon Beach ©
Karon Beach
The Kids Club Phuket ©
The Kids Club Phuket

5
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.
Spend the 21st (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Angkor Wat, contemplate the long history of Baphuon Temple, make a trip to Pub Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Banteay Srei.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Siem Reap trip builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Patong to Siem Reap in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Siem Reap can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Angkor Wat ©
Angkor Wat
Ta Prohm ©
Ta Prohm
Bayon Temple ©
Bayon Temple

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