31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip maker

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Fly
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Melaka
— 3 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Mbjb, Fly to Semporna
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Semporna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sandakan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly
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Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Langkawi

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Art In Paradise and Believe Langkawi will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Rhu Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai, and admire the sheer force of Durian Perangin Waterfall.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

London, UK to Langkawi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Langkawi, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Langkawi reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Colonial Penang Museum and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, don't miss a visit to Cannon Street, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the George Town driving holiday 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. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

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.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces 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 take in the exciting artwork at Funtasy House Trick Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): Head underground at Gua Tempurung and then admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ipoh travel planner.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Ipoh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Melaka

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and A Famosa Fort. Shop till you drop at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery and Ghee Hiang @ Jonker. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 27 — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Tioman Dive Centre and then play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House, head outdoors with Monkey Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Tioman tour site.

Getting from Melaka to Pulau Tioman by combination of bus and ferry takes about 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off to Semporna.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head off the coast to Bohey Dulang Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipadan National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Semporna vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Pulau Tioman to Semporna in 12 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Semporna

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Sandakan

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sandakan Memorial Park and Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Take a break from the city and head to Turtle Island Park and Sepilok Tropical Wildlife Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Semporna to Sandakan. In June, daily temperatures in Sandakan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Kota Kinabalu

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bako National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fairy Caves and Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade and tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuching journey app.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

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 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally look for gifts at Universal Diver.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Pulau Perhentian Besar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Shalini Ganendra Fine Art. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, look for gifts at Happy Creations, and make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.