25 days in Malaysia Itinerary

25 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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25 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Langkawi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  6 h
3
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
+4
Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 15 min
5
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
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:  4 h 30 min
10
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, stroll around KL Bird Park, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In June, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to De'zone, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and finally find something for the whole family at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi road trip website.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Zipline

2
nights
Pulau Perhentian Kecil

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Long Beach and then get great views at Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Kecil sightseeing site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Kecil are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin ©
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin

2
nights
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 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally look for gifts at Universal Diver. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

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You can ride a ferry from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 3 hours. June in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke

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 1st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, then don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, and then explore the activities along Malacca River.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka online trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Melaka in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In June in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

2
nights
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): browse the different shops at Johor Bahru City Square and then find something for the whole family at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): cool off at Legoland Malaysia and then buy something for everyone on your list at Johor Premium Outlet.

Before you visit Johor Bahru, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Johor Premium Outlet
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Johor Bahru City Square ©
Johor Bahru City Square
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town ©
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

2
nights
Kuching

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Cat Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Sarawak Museum and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuching online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Tours Parks Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Museum ©
Sarawak Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. In July in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu takes an hour. In July in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Armenian Street and then get in on the family fun at Escape Theme Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our George Town travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to George Town takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kota Kinabalu to George Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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