30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Sepilok
— 1 night
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Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
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Fly to Senai, Bus to Mersing Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 4 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Kuala Terengganu
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Kuala Terengganu
— 3 nights
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Bus to Merang Jetty, Shuttle to Kuala Besut, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
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Langkawi
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Kuala Lumpur

— 4 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.
Visiting Batu Caves and Saga Hill Trial will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll around KL Bird Park, make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online itinerary planner.

Bhopal, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bhopal to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuching trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kuching takes 3.5 hours. September in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk, then Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 4 hours. In September in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sepilok.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Sepilok

— 1 night
In the dense rainforest of Sepilok, conservationists rehabilitate orphans and abandoned juveniles of the region's most famous residents--orangutans.
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sepilok trip planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sepilok in 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for Kota Kinabalu on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Sepilok

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Kota Kinabalu

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kinabalu Park and Manukan Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Tuaran (Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La & Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, and get a dose of the wild on Bernice Holidays.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu road trip planner.

Getting from Sepilok to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Pulau Tioman

— 4 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Renggis Island. There's much more to do: stroll through Panuba Beach, tee off at Tioman Island Golf Club, get outside with Monkey Bay, and soothe aching muscles at Ombak House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pulau Tioman online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Tioman in 12 hours. September in Pulau Tioman sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Kuala Terengganu.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Kuala Terengganu

— 3 nights
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Step out of the city life by going to Penarik Beach and Perhentian Islands. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Teluk Kalong Beach and Pantai Bukit Keluang. Venture out of the city with trips to Dungun (Medan Selera & Viking Scuba Tenggol). There's more to do: stroll through Pandak Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuala Terengganu trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Kuala Terengganu in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. September in Kuala Terengganu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Pulau Perhentian Kecil

— 1 night

Small Perhentian

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Long Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay (Teluk Aur).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Kecil road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Pulau Perhentian Besar

— 1 night

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 22nd (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and finally stroll around Teluk Keke.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar itinerary website.

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Pulau Perhentian Besar by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. September in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 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 Batu Ferringhi Beach and Soon Coastal Fishing. When in George Town, make a side trip to see Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, approximately Teluk Bahang away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, look for gifts at Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Langkawi

— 5 nights
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. Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Langkawi day trip planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

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.