31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip itinerary planner

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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 5 nights
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Kundasang
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
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Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi online tour planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Langkawi, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in October: highs in Langkawi hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, and contemplate the long history of Armenian Street.

Find out how to plan George Town trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In October in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:

Kota Kinabalu

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Tuaran (The Spa & Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club) and Sabah (in Semporna). Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and stroll around Tanjung Aru Perdana Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu visit planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

Kundasang

— 2 nights
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kinabalu Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sosodikon Hill.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kundasang online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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 17th (Sun): stroll through Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park online travel route planner.

You can fly from Kundasang to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

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 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Bako National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village.

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You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Melaka

— 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Melaka to Port Dickson to see Pusat Ikan Hiasan about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, explore the activities along Malacca River, take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, and soothe aching muscles at Woodbox Fitness.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Melaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In October, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Kuala Lumpur

— 7 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur vacation planning site.

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
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.

Sabah travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Land Below the Wind
One of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, Sabah sits as the easternmost state in the country. The state's many natural attractions, nature reserves, and national parks, are home to an overwhelming range of animal and plant life, including the famed proboscis monkey. Off the coast, dive spots beckon many tourists, who come to explore the rich marine environment in protected areas. Historically a very culturally diverse part of the country, the towns and villages offer heritage museums, vibrant architecture, and cuisine that takes inspiration from the wider region.