31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kundasang
— 2 nights
Drive to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Fly to George Town
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Melaka
— 4 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
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Johor Bahru — 1 night

Southern City

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character.
On the 1st (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) and then stop by Gent Utopia. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Legoland Malaysia.

Plan trip to Johor Bahru with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Singapore, Singapore to Johor Bahru is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Kuching.
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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.
Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve, make a trip to Kuching Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuching trip planner.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.
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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 6th (Tue): Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and then Head underground at Deer Cave. On your second day here, snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Kundasang.
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Kundasang — 2 nights

Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Langanan Waterfall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Kundasang War Memorial, explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sosodikon Hill.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kundasang trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kundasang takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 5 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, stop by Chew Jetty, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the George Town online trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Kundasang to George Town with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Langkawi is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, kick back and relax at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip website.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In December, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sepang International Circuit in Sepang (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur journey builder.

Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Melaka.
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Melaka — 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to River Walk, explore the activities along Malacca River, and stroll through Bukit Batu Lebah Recreational Forest.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melaka sightseeing website.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.
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Pulau Tioman — 3 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.
Pulau Tioman is known for wildlife, outdoors, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Renggis Island, kick back and relax at Panuba Beach, and get outside with Monkey Bay.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Tioman trip planner.

Getting from Melaka to Pulau Tioman by combination of bus and ferry takes about 8 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pulau Tioman can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel 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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