27 days in Malaysia Itinerary

27 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia holiday planner

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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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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
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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.
On the 27th (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Masjid Al-Hana, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and kick back and relax at Cenang Beach.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi attractions planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Jeddah in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Langkawi, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, and see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to George Town fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

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.
Kota Kinabalu is known for nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, head off the coast to Sapi Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, and take in the awesome beauty at Kinabalu Park.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip maker tool.

Getting from George Town to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3 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 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Urang Sarawak: Pameran Tentang Kita, examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, look for gifts at Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuching journey maker site.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Fri), cool off at Legoland Malaysia.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Johor Bahru trip tool.

Fly from Kuching to Johor Bahru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
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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 plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Tioman Dive Centre, relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House, play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club, and enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Pulau Tioman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman takes 6 hours. July in Pulau Tioman sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, stop by Sixty 3 Heritage, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir..

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melaka road trip planning website.

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 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Batu Caves, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuala Lumpur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

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.