28 days in Malaysia Itinerary

28 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
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Cameron Highlands
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Semporna
— 2 nights
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Sandakan
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Art In Paradise. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai, take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Raya, explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark, and find something for the whole family at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi road trip tool.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Langkawi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in February, expect nights in Langkawi to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 5:

George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get in touch with nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and The Habitat Penang Hill. Attractions like Penang House of Music and Wonderfood Museum Penang make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town, and see the interesting displays at Colonial Penang Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read George Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

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 10th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, then Head underground at Gua Tempurung, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art, and finally find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh vacation planner.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Ipoh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Cameron Highlands

— 1 night
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Mossy Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cameron Highland Trail No. 6, and then relax in the rural setting at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cameron Highlands trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Kuala Lumpur

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Walking tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dark Cave Malaysia and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Chin Swee Cave Temple in Genting Highlands (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, browse the different shops at Suria KLCC Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Semporna.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

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 16th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Bohey Dulang Island. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Sipadan National Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Semporna online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Semporna takes 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Semporna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Semporna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple and then learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Turtle Island Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sandakan journey builder website.

Explore your travel options from Semporna to Sandakan with the Route module. In February in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aru Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk, then Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bako National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Take a break from the city and head to Fairy Caves and Mount Santubong. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade and get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuching travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:

Melaka

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Muzium Tentera Darat and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Huskitory and Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to River Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Klebang, contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, and take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre.

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You can fly from Kuching to Melaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:

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.