21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia tour planner

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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Melaka
— 3 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Langkawi Sky Bridge and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. On the 5th (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Langkawi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Langkawi hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Batu Ferringhi.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

— 2 nights

Foreigner's Rock

Situated on the northern coast of Penang, the resort town of Batu Ferringhi has traditionally thrived as a tourism hotspot, with visitors flocking to experience the sun, sea, and sand.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang and then stroll through Batu Ferringhi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Escape Theme Park and then let little ones run wild at Adventure Zone.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Batu Ferringhi route planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Batu Ferringhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to Batu Ferringhi is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Batu Ferringhi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Melaka.

Things to do in Batu Ferringhi

Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Melaka

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Family-friendly places like Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Malacca River will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Huskitory, soothe aching muscles at Woodbox Fitness, contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melaka travel tool.

Fly from Batu Ferringhi to Melaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Batu Ferringhi to Melaka due to the time zone difference. In September in Melaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Johor Bahru

— 1 night

Southern City

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and then get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Johor Bahru road trip planning app.

Getting from Melaka to Johor Bahru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Kuching

— 3 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bako National Park and Sarawak Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 2 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 15th (Wed), Head underground at Deer Cave and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park visit website.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4 hours. September in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Kuala Lumpur

— 5 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Sunway Lagoon. Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to The VOID in Genting Highlands--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuala Lumpur takes 5.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.