17 days in Singapore, Malaysia & Cairns Itinerary

17 days in Singapore, Malaysia & Cairns Itinerary

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Start: Dunedin, New Zealand
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Singapore, Singapore
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Taxi:  3 h 30 min
3
George Town, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Melaka, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 30 min
5
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Dunedin, New Zealand

3
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Discover out-of-the-way places like East Coast Park and The Changi Museum. Visit Changi Beach and Siloso Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Singapore with a short trip to S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa Island, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Singapore Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at Sembawang Park, don't miss a visit to Sri Shivan Temple, and stroll through Palawan Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Singapore online trip planner.

Dunedin, New Zealand to Singapore is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Dunedin to Singapore. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
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Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens
East Coast Park ©
East Coast Park
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

3
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tanjung Rhu Beach and Art In Paradise. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cenang Beach and Tengah Beach. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Wanararm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Langkawi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

2
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 9th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Sun Yat Sen Museum, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, thentake an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, thensteep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at George Town and then kick back and relax at Monkey Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner.

Traveling by taxi from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In June in George Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

George Town, Monkey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi
Asia Camera Museum ©
Asia Camera Museum
Monkey Beach ©
Monkey Beach

2
nights
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, thenadmire the striking features of Stadthuys, thenmake a trip to Chinatown - Melaka, and finally make a trip to Jonker Street Night Market.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melaka road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca ©
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Head to Funstuff by Lynda and Kuranda Candy Kitchenfor some retail therapy. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Village Herberton, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, look for gifts at Luminous Lights, and kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melaka to Cairns. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melaka to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Melaka in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Kuranda, Historic Village Herberton, Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Scuba & Snorkeling

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