30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Drive
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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Drive to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Fly to Mulu Airport, Drive to Gunung Mulu National Park
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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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
— 5 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
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Ipoh
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur — 4 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Central Market Kuala Lumpur and A Day. Do some cultural sightseeing at Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Take a break from Kuala Lumpur with a short trip to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur itinerary maker.

May in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Melaka.
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Melaka — 4 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Sixty 3 Heritage. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery and Hueman Studio. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Huskitory, soothe aching muscles at Woodbox Fitness, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and browse the exhibits of Stadthuys.

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You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melaka to Gunung Mulu National Park. In May, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off 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.
Shop till you drop at Left And Right Artisan Handcraft and Upside Down House Kuching. Get some cultural insight at Sarawak Cultural Village and The Ranee Museum. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's much more to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, get the adrenaline pumping with Kuching Caving, stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuching online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 4 hours. In June in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Pulau Perhentian Besar — 2 nights

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, then look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then kick back and relax at Teluk Keke. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 5 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 Cenang Beach and Tengah Beach. Get some cultural insight at Art In Paradise and Langkawi Thean Hou Temple. There's much more to do: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Langkawi Wildlife Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stop by Your Language Books Corner.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi route planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Langkawi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 6 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kek Lok Si Temple and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. For shopping fun, head to Indochine Natural or The Star Pitt Street. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, stop by Shop Howard, and browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town journey maker site.

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 June, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ipoh.
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Ipoh — 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Miniature Wonders Art Gallery or Funtasy House Trick Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 22 Hale Street and Dream Big World. Explore Ipoh's surroundings by going to Pantai Teluk Batik (in Lumut) and 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan (in Sitiawan). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, browse the exhibits of Khizanat, examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid India Muslim.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ipoh trip planning site.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.
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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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