31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip itinerary maker

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuching
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Sepilok
— 2 nights
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Fly to Kuala Lumpur, Foot to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Bus to Tanjung Gemok Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Melaka
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Melaka
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and Shalini Ganendra Fine Art. Shop till you drop at Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Pavilion KL. Change things up with a short trip to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, get a taste of the local shopping with KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, stroll around KL Bird Park, and see the interesting displays at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planning site.

London, UK to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Malaysia Time is 8 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Pulau Perhentian Besar

— 1 night

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Teluk Keke, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and finally look for gifts at Universal Diver.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Kecil road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sarawak Museum and The Ranee Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts and Left And Right Artisan Handcraft. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's still lots to do: stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Kuching takes 5.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk, Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 4 hours. In May in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Sepilok.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Sepilok

— 2 nights
In the dense rainforest of Sepilok, conservationists rehabilitate orphans and abandoned juveniles of the region's most famous residents--orangutans.
Plan my day in Sepilok using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sepilok by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Sepilok

Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Tioman Dive Centre and Monkey Bay. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House, play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club, and step off the mainland to explore Renggis Island.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Pulau Tioman online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sepilok to Pulau Tioman by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Pulau Tioman can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Melaka

— 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Shop till you drop at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery and The Orangutan House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Stadthuys. And it doesn't end there: stop by Sixty 3 Heritage, get engrossed in the history at Perbadanan Muzium Melaka, examine the collection at House of Museums Malacca, and browse the exhibits of The Royal Press.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka takes 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Ipoh

— 2 nights

The Town Built on Tin

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Time Tunnel Museum, Ipoh Old Town, then examine the collection at Dream Big World, and then take in the exciting artwork at 22 Hale Street. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ipoh day trip app.

You can drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Penang State Museum and Art Gallery. Do your shopping at 5.4 North and Hin Bus Depot. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn more about the world around you at Tech Dome Penang.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our George Town road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ipoh to George Town is minus 1 hour. June in George Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

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.