31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia visit planner
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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Semporna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sandakan
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Langkawi — 4 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Relax by the water at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Langkawi Scuba and The Els Club Teluk Datai. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, explore the world behind art at Believe Langkawi, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Langkawi Wildlife Park, and explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Langkawi trip simple and quick.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Langkawi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Langkawi is 1 hour. December in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly 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.
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng) will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Penang House of Music and Wonderfood Museum Penang. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, go for a walk through Street Art in George Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Jamek Prangin.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the George Town trip maker tool.

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. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, 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) to allow time to drive to Ipoh.
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Ipoh — 2 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.
On the 11th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art, see the interesting displays at Yasmin At Kong Heng, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Concubine Lane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): Head underground at Gua Tempurung, take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Tong Cave Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Ipoh is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Putra Mosque and Thean Hou Temple. Popular historic sites such as National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sepang (Sepang International Circuit & Mitsui Outlet Park Klia Sepang) and Putrajaya Lake (in Putrajaya). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, see the interesting displays at Petaling Street Heritage House, and contemplate the long history of Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur road trip planning website.

Drive from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Huskitory and Muzium Tentera Darat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to River Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Melaka travel route planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Semporna.
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Semporna — 2 nights

A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
On the 22nd (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Bohey Dulang Island. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipadan National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Semporna online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Melaka to Semporna in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Semporna are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sandakan.
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Sandakan — 2 nights

Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sam Sing Kung Temple, get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Island Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sandakan travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Semporna to Sandakan. In December, daytime highs in Sandakan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Kota Kinabalu.
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Kota Kinabalu — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Gaya Street Sunday Market. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Mamutik Island, kick back and relax at Tanjung Aru Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Wisma Sabah.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Fairy Caves. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bako National Park and Hap Chen Hian Food Supplier. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Brooke Gallery, don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade, and pause for some photo ops at Padungan Roundabout Cat Statue.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kuching trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a 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 31st (Sat) early enough to fly 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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