31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Melaka
— 9 nights
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Ipoh
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 7 nights
Fly

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Kuala Lumpur

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Dark Cave Malaysia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Putra Mosque and Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuala Lumpur: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam), Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang) and Chin Swee Cave Temple (in Genting Highlands). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thean Hou Temple, get answers to all your questions at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get a taste of the local shopping with Chow Kit Market.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur road trip tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kuala Lumpur. In January, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

9
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Melaka

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huskitory and Muzium Tentera Darat. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Kampung Morten. Take a break from Melaka with a short trip to Rumah terbalik port dickson in Port Dickson, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, examine the collection at Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to River Walk, and admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 28:

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Ipoh

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.
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and Concubine Lane are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Ho Yan Hor Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping), Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng) and Perak Royal Museum (in Kuala Kangsar). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Guan Yin Temple, and examine the collection at Dream Big World.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ipoh trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Ipoh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

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George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Penang House of Music are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Kapitan Keling Mosque. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza, and see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang.

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You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town due to the time zone difference. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7:

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Rhu Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art In Paradise and Batik Village. There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai, tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Sand Beach, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Beras Basah Island.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3.5 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. February in Langkawi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:

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.