28 days in Malaysia Itinerary

28 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melaka
— 3 nights
Fly
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Semporna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sandakan
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Langkawi
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Langkawi
— 6 nights
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George Town, Penang Island — 5 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng). Discover out-of-the-way places like Cannon Street and Spas. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill, and stop by Batek-Lah Collection.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to George Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Brussels to George Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in May, with highs in George Town at 37°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.
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Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

Ipoh — 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and then explore the galleries of Funtasy House Trick Art. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and then Head underground at Perak Tong Cave Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ipoh trip builder app.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.
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Melaka — 3 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and St. Peter's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Melaka Straits Mosque and Malacca Heritage Centre. The adventure continues: make a trip to River Walk, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, and look for gifts at Ghee Hiang @ Jonker.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melaka vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Semporna.
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Semporna — 2 nights

A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Bohey Dulang Island. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sipadan National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Semporna holiday maker app.

Getting from Melaka to Semporna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Semporna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Sandakan.
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Sandakan — 2 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 8th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and then get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Turtle Island Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sandakan trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Semporna to Sandakan. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.
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Kota Kinabalu — 1 night

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 10th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kuching.
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Kuching — 3 nights

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bako National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Kubah National Park. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuching tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Pulau Perhentian Besar — 2 nights

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 14th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke and then look for gifts at Universal Diver.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Besar day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5 hours. In June in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.
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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Langkawi — 6 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Beras Basah Island. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Langkawi Geopark and Tengah Beach. And it doesn't end there: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get to know the resident critters at Langkawi Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and tee off at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Langkawi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to home.
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Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

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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