27 days in Malaysia Itinerary

27 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia attractions planner

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Fly to Singapore Changi, Bus to Khatib, Bus to Johor Bahru
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Melaka
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Melaka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then laugh and play at Legoland Malaysia.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Johor Bahru day trip site.

Sydney, Australia to Johor Bahru is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Sydney to Johor Bahru, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Johor Bahru at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Pulau Tioman

— 3 nights
Thick, verdant jungle blankets the hilly island of Pulau Tioman, dotted with steep cliffs and tumbling waterfalls, and filled with rare species such as bearcats, giant flying squirrels, slow lorises, and Tioman "walking" catfish.
Pulau Tioman is known for wildlife, outdoors, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Tioman Dive Centre, step off the mainland to explore Renggis Island, get outside with Monkey Bay, and enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pulau Tioman journey maker.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman in 6 hours. July in Pulau Tioman sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Melaka

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, and don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melaka online trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka takes 8 hours. In July in Melaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Kuala Lumpur

— 4 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, explore the galleries of Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur vacation maker.

Getting from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 7:

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty, and relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the George Town trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Theme Parks · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

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.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuching itinerary builder app.

Getting from George Town to Kuching by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuching. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

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 14th (Sat), take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then stroll through Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Kota Kinabalu

— 3 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.
On the 16th (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, then step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and then head off the coast to Sapi Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Dinawan Island.

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Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu takes 3 hours. In August in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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.