32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Melaka
— 5 nights
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Fly to Singapore Changi, Subway to Bugis, Bus to Mersing Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Foot to Kuala Lumpur, Fly to Langkawi
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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 appreciate Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and National Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Batu Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuala Lumpur: Oasis Village (in Petaling Jaya), Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam) and Sky Mirror (in Kuala Selangor). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Chinatown, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, and look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur vacation website.

Medina, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Medina to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Medina in July; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Melaka

— 5 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Head to Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery and Alive 3D Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like A Famosa Fort and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, and view the masterpieces at Hueman Studio.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melaka vacation website.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and then get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Tong Cave Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Gua Tempurung, then explore the historical opulence of Kellie's Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ipoh road trip planning website.

You can drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Ipoh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get outdoors at Batu Ferringhi Beach and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Appreciate the collections at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Batik Painting Museum Penang. Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural, visit Armenian Street, and view the masterpieces at Hin Bus Depot.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our George Town attractions 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. In August, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:

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.
Get outdoors at Climbing Tours and Mount Kinabalu. Get a sense of the local culture at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Signal Hill Observatory Platform. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kinabalu Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu day trip planner.

Fly from George Town to Kota Kinabalu in 5 hours. Traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 3 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Take a break from the city and head to Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and Deer Cave. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and stroll through Gunung Mulu Summit Trek.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3 hours. 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 by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, then examine the collection at Cat Museum, then contemplate the long history of 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 more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuching holiday planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 3.5 hours. In August in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Tioman Island Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Tioman journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, subway, bus, and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Tioman takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In August, daily temperatures in Pulau Tioman can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Langkawi

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the galleries of Batik Village, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, then stroll through Cenang Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Pulau Payar Marine Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Pulau Tioman to Langkawi takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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.