21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
6
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
8
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h
9
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
10
Sandakan
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Ljubljana

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Art In Paradise and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), take a memorable tour with Tours, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Langkawi is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in September, expect nights in Langkawi to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

3
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Explore hidden gems such as Kapitan Keling Mosque and Penang House of Music. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang, don't miss a visit to Cannon Street, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the George Town visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram

1
night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
On the 10th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, then view the masterpieces at 22 Hale Street, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and finally examine the collection at Dream Big World.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ipoh attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Ipoh is 1 hour. In September in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiang Lin Si Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, don't miss a visit to River Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory. On the next day, make a trip to A Famosa Fort, explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, then take in the exciting artwork at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, then explore the galleries of Stadthuys, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melaka online holiday planner.

You can drive from Ipoh to Melaka in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca ©
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca

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nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
On the 13th (Fri), stop by Chinatown, make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and finally stroll around KLCC Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around KL Bird Park, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Head underground at Batu Caves, then buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, and finally browse the different shops at Kinokuniya Book Stores.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online road trip planner.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Suria KLCC Mall ©
Suria KLCC Mall

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night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Universal Diver, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Besar sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Chinese Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, explore the fascinating underground world of Fairy Caves, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In September in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fairy Caves
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fairy Caves ©
Fairy Caves

1
night
Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. September in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

2
nights
Kota Kinabalu

A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and then head off the coast to Manukan Island. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in an hour. September in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

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Sandakan

Sandakan ©
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Turtle Island Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sandakan trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park