Route & dates
30 days in Malaysia Itinerary
Kuching— 4 nights
Fly: 1h 45min
Gunung Mulu National Park— 3 nights
Drive + Fly: 8h 15min
George Town, Penang Island— 5 nights
bus + Fly: 2h
Langkawi— 4 nights
Fly + Drive: 8h 15min
Pulau Tioman— 1 night
ferry + taxi + train: 8h
Melaka— 4 nights
Drive: 1h 30min
Kuala Lumpur— 6 nights
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A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.You've now added Sarawak Museum to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Bako National Park. Sarawak Cultural Village and The Ranee Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, stop by Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and buy something for everyone on your list at Vivacity Megamall.
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Sydney, Australia to Kuching is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kuching is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Kuching reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.
Things to do in Kuching
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Gunung Mulu National Park
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.Take a break from the city and head to Deer Cave and Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. It doesn't end there: push the limits with an extreme tour and take in the views from Mulu Skywalk.
To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park itinerary planning app .
Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.
Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park
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George Town, Penang Island
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.Kek Lok Si Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chew Jetty and Gurney Plaza. Get out of town with these interesting George Town side-trips: Alor Setar (Balai Besar, Kedah Royal Museum, & more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural, take in the exciting artwork at Hin Bus Depot, and browse the exhibits of Galeri Seni Mutiara.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the George Town road trip website .
The Route module can help you plan travel from Gunung Mulu National Park to George Town. Traveling from Gunung Mulu National Park to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.
Things to do in George Town
Alor Setar, Batu Ferringhi, Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple, Indochine Natural
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.Relax by the water at Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, Head underground at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and make a trip to De'zone.
For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Langkawi road trip planning site .
Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Tioman.
Things to do in Langkawi
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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.On the 18th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.
For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pulau Tioman trip planner .
The Route module can help you plan travel from Langkawi to Pulau Tioman. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Melaka.
Things to do in Pulau Tioman
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Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Paul's Church and A Famosa Fort. Get some cultural insight at Sixty 3 Heritage and Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery. When in Melaka, make a side trip to see Wetex Parade in Muar, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Hueman Studio, explore the galleries of Malaqa House, don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.
To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Melaka trip planning website .
You can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and train from Pulau Tioman to Melaka in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.
Things to do in Melaka
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 24:
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.Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkwayfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Change things up with a short trip to Oasis Village in Petaling Jaya (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, and stroll around KLCC Park.
To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur route builder website .
Getting from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 30:
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