32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Medina
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 5 nights
3
Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
6
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Langkawi
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Medina

5
nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
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 Chinatown. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Sky Mirror (in Kuala Selangor), Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam) and Oasis Village (in Petaling Jaya). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, and view the masterpieces at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur attractions planner.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medina in July: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Sky Mirror, Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

5
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Hueman Studio. Museum-lovers will get to explore Stadthuys and Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca. Step out of Melaka to go to Port Dickson and see Alive 3D Art Gallery, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and make a trip to The Huskitory.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melaka visit app .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alive 3D Art Gallery
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Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery ©
Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Stadthuys ©
Stadthuys

2
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Ipoh

Ipoh ©
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 8th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and then find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Perak Cave Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Gua Tempurung, then step into the grandiose world of Kellie's Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ipoh route planner .

Traveling by car from Melaka to Ipoh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kellie's Castle, Gua Tempurung
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Perak Cave Temple ©
Perak Cave Temple
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

5
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Kek Lok Si Temple. Get some historical perspective at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Armenian Street. Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see ESCAPE, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, explore the galleries of Hin Bus Depot, make a trip to Chew Jetty, and buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the George Town road trip planner .

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Bayan Lepas, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Indochine Natural, ESCAPE
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

3
nights
Kota Kinabalu

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 Signal Hill Observatory Platform. Visiting Kinabalu Park and Mount Kinabalu will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sabah
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Climbing Tours
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

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nights
Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Step out of the city life by going to Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and Deer Cave. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, trek along Gunung Mulu Summit Trek, take in the views from Mulu Skywalk, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gunung Mulu National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek ©
Gunung Mulu Summit Trek

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, then examine the collection at Cat Museum, then steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuching travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums
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Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

3
nights
Pulau Tioman

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Tioman Island Golf Club. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Tioman online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuching to Pulau Tioman. In August in Pulau Tioman, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off toLangkawi.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Panuba Beach ©
Panuba Beach

1
night
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pulau Payar Marine Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Langkawi fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Pulau Tioman to Langkawi with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise