3 week itinirery
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 7:43 AM Last Post By: Matterskine
Oct 31, 2012 1:49 PM
3 week itinireryHi
My husband and i are travelling to malaysia next february and would love to get an opinion about our 3 week itinitery:
We arrive in Kuala Lampur on the 1st February and we were thinking of spending one night there
2nd February - fly with firefly at 10.50 am and arrive in Langkawi at 12.05 spend 4 nights
6th February - visit Penang and the Highlands and then spend 3 nights at Taman Negara, National Park
9th Perhentian Island - 3 nights
12th arrive in Redang Island - 7 nights
19th arrive in Kuala Lampur - 3 nights and leave Kuala Lampur on the 22nd February at 22.00
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :)
Oct 31, 2012 4:12 PM
Oct 31, 2012 11:43 PM
Oct 31, 2012 11:53 PM
3Why do you want to spend 7 nights in Redang? I would extend in Perhentians and visit Tioman instead of Redang. Redang is full of domestic (mostly Chinese Malaysian) package tourists. 3 nights in Penang is good.
Nov 1, 2012 1:53 AM
46th February...how are you going to go from Langkawi to Penang,visit Penang and the Cameron? Highlands and then go to Taman Negara all in one day?
Agree with above...leave out Redang.
Spend some proper time in Penang (and also in the Highlands if you want to go there)..at least 2 or 3 days in each.
Then go to TN and then on to the Perhentians.You can extend there as well if you still have days..though as February is the start of the season (and the end of the rain)...the weather might still be bad there.
Nov 1, 2012 7:55 PM
Nov 2, 2012 2:46 PM
6Thank you all for you suggestions.
we changed the dates of the holiday to March, as you all said the weather will be better and the resot will be open. We are now going from the 2nd March up to the 25th.
We have also change the itinirery as follows:
4 nights in Penang (we are thinking of hiring a car and visit the cameron higlands whilst we are in penang)
3 nights at taman negora national park
5 nights in Perhentian Islands
7 nights in Pulau Tioman
3 nights in Kuala Lampur
Do you think 7 nights in Tioman is a lot? We would like to spend one week relaxing on a nice island and not spend the whole holiday going from one place to another...
Nov 3, 2012 12:07 AM
Nov 3, 2012 1:05 AM
Nov 7, 2012 9:14 AM
9i would suggest you different out the stay in Penang and Cameron Highland instead of drive through and back from
Penang, because the travel from each to other place will take you round 2-3 hours.
Penang is a nice historical place where u able to enjoy some cozy beach n nice pub as well. N don't forget those Penang nice local food (from the point of view of Malaysian :p)
Cameron Highland is where u can enjoy chill weather, visit the local vegetable, tea and fruit farm; quit relax thought.
East cost of Malaysia will have monsoon raining from end of Oct onward till March. I been there during mid of Feb, where we could seen the beach cover with lots of dead coral, sun bath also very limited due to the windy and cloudy weather. If you go Perhentian on March, you may facing the same as well. U may probably just able to enjoy the relax trip on the island with limited sun bath. Best time to Perhentian will be April onward till Sept, where u can view those nice coral and turtle lay eggs during June. Of course if you mentioning of relaxing island trip, i don't see much issue for your long stay in Perhentian and Tioman.
Tioman also located at east cost of Malaysia, it just around 300km south compare to Perhentian.
If you don't want to take the risk and you like island trip, you can consider Langkawi or Pangkor, where there located at west coast of Malaysia and it's not affected by the monsoon.
Nov 15, 2012 7:43 AM
The Perhentian islands are very reachable.
You spend a night at the Tune hotel at the LCCT terminal at KL airport. PLEASE PREBOOK the hotel. Cost is about 120RM.
Next morning fly Air Asia to Kota Bharu. As you come out of K.Bharu airport there is a desk selling a joint taxi/ferry ticket to Perhentians. My wife and I paid a total of 210RM for the trip. That is a taxi to Kota Besaut, and return ferry to islands. Ferry takes about 35mins.
Be aware that Maya Bungalows on Kecil will be closing. The lease holders imposed a 100% rise in their rent which the lovely family there cannot afford. We paid 50RM a night at Maya as they were about to close for the Monsoon season
Fair winds to you
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