"Pair the urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur with the rich natural beauty of Borneo's Kota Kinabalu."

Experience two sides of Malaysia as you visit capital Kuala Lumpur on the peninsula before flying east to Borneo for a stay in the coastal town of Kota Kinabalu.

Ever-growing Kuala Lumpur is a city that remains wonderfully green, despite its status as a powerful 21st century metropolis. Skyscrapers gleam next to Moorish architecture, displaying a blend of colonial influences which endure alongside modern giants. The skyline is defined by the iconic Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. Explore historic temples and an onslaught of delicious food on street level, and marvel at Kuala Lumpur's remarkable diversity. Your Borneo experience begins in Kota Kinabalu, an ideal base for discovering the rest of the glorious island. Lying in the shadow of the mighty Mt Kinabalu, the welcoming city offers a great food scene in a location ringed by nature. Be sure to tackle a jungle trek to spot some of the island's exotic wildlife.

Holiday details

Duration: 14 nights
4 nights in Kuala Lumpur
10 nights in Kota Kinabalu
Departure airport: London Heathrow
Board basis: Bed & breakfast
Airline: Malaysia Airlines

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4 Star Hotel Options

From £1,370 per person

Hotel Istana

4 Star Rating

"The Hotel Istana is strategically located within Kuala Lumpur's main Golden Triangle business and commercial centre. …"

The Pacific Sutera

4 Star Rating

"Nestled between the shores of the South China Sea, fronting the tropical islands and the majestic Mount Kinabalu, is the …"

5 Star Hotel Options

From £1,559 per person

Shangri-La

5 Star Rating

"The Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur is a hidden paradise in the heart of a metropolis. …"

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort

5 Star Rating

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Weather

Kuala Lumpur has an equatorial climate defined by hot year round temperatures and abundant rainfall. The Titiwangsa Mountains in the west and the mountainous Indonesian island of Sumatra to the east offer protection to the city and influence its climate. The southwest monsoon rain hits KL between September and April but rainfall is not too high throughout the season. The best time to visit KL is between June and August, when the weather is driest.  Kota Kinabalu’s weather is defined by two monsoon seasons. The northeast monsoon from November to March is the cooler of the two and sees less rain. The southwest monsoon is much warmer and wetter. The dry season lasts from January to April, which sees a reduced level of rainfall. April generally receives the warmest temperatures.

Weather information for Kuala Lumpur
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp 27 ℃ 28 ℃ 28 ℃ 28 ℃ 28 ℃ 28 ℃ 28 ℃ 28 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃
Rain 230MM 200MM 260MM 240MM 190MM 160MM 150MM 160MM 200MM 280MM 290MM 250MM
Sunshine 6HRS 8HRS 7HRS 8HRS 8HRS 8HRS 8HRS 8HRS 8HRS 7HRS 6HRS 6HRS
Weather information for Kota Kinabalu
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 27 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃ 26 ℃
Rain 99MM 79MM 85MM 131MM 212MM 288MM 265MM 245MM 297MM 411MM 278MM 210MM
Sunshine HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS HRS

Fast Facts

Kuala Lumpur & Kota Kinabalu
  • Time Difference GMT +8 Approx
  • Currency Malaysian Ringgit
  • Flight Time 16 hours 20 minutes From UK
  • Capital Kuala Lumpur
  • Best time to go January to April

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