30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
2
Melaka
— 4 nights
3
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
4
Kuching
— 3 nights
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
6
Langkawi
— 5 nights
7
George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
8
Ipoh
— 3 nights

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes MikeBikes, Ivy Holidays and Jalan Alor. Batu Caves and Shalini Ganendra Fine Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur or Suria KLCC Mall. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Shah Alam and see Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, walk around KLCC Park, and browse the different shops at Mid Valley Megamall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sixty 3 Heritage and Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, browse the exhibits of Hueman Studio, don't miss a visit to Chinatown - Melaka, and explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

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Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
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 23rd (Wed): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave. Keep things going the next day: get in touch with nature with Garden Of Eden Valley Walk.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Melaka to Gunung Mulu National Park with the Route module. In September in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Sarawak Cultural Village and Upside Down House Kuching are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts and Left And Right Artisan Handcraftfor some retail therapy. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Bako National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with Kuching Caving.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kuching itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Museum ©
Sarawak Museum

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Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, then look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll get in some beach time at Cenang Beach and Tengah Beach. For shopping fun, head to Your Language Books Corner or Batik Village. On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and explore the wide array of goods at Idaman Suri.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Langkawi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spas

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shop Howard and Hin Bus Depot. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Kek Lok Si Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park, Indochine Natural, Batu Ferringhi Beach
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
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Panpuri Organic Spa Penang ©
Panpuri Organic Spa Penang
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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Ipoh

Ipoh ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery and 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan. Get a sense of the local culture at 22 Hale Street and Ho Yan Hor Museum. When in Ipoh, make a side trip to see Pantai Teluk Batik in Lumut, approximately Lumut away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Seong Man, explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art, take in the exciting artwork at Khizanat, and take an in-depth tour of Time Tunnel Museum, Ipoh Old Town.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ipoh road trip tool.

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 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Pantai Teluk Batik, 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Miniature Wonders Art Gallery ©
Miniature Wonders Art Gallery
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum