22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Sandakan
— 3 nights
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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.
Get outdoors at Fairy Caves and Wind Caves. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kubah National Park and Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Bako National Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with Borneo Adventure.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuching road trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Kuching is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Perth in June: high temperatures in Kuching hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Melaka.
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Melaka — 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Upside Down House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kwan Yin Tang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chong De Tang Temple, then make a trip to The Huskitory, and finally don't miss a visit to River Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Melaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ipoh.
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Ipoh — 2 nights

The Town Built on Tin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Sultan Idris Shah Ke II Ipoh, take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then examine the collection at Yasmin At Kong Heng, and finally admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple, Head underground at Gua Tempurung, and then Head underground at Perak Tong Cave Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh trip planner.

Drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 4 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. Visiting The Habitat Penang Hill and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, stroll the grounds of Old Protestant Cemetery, and go for a walk through Street Art in George Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the George Town online holiday planner.

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ipoh to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in George Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Langkawi Mangrove Tour by Bard and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Get in touch with nature at Langkawi Geopark and Tanjung Rhu Beach. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, don't miss a visit to De'zone, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, and get to know the resident critters at Langkawi Wildlife Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Langkawi journey planner.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In June, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Pulau Perhentian Besar — 1 night

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then look for gifts at Universal Diver.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar online vacation builder.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.
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Kota Kinabalu — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Aru Beach, view the masterpieces at Sabah Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and finally see the sky in a new way at Signal Hill Observatory Platform.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kota Kinabalu in 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.
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Gunung Mulu National Park — 1 night

Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sandakan.
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Sandakan — 3 nights

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 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Turtle Island Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sandakan road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. June in Sandakan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sat).
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Malaysia travel guide

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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.
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