36 days in Malaysia Itinerary

36 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner

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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kundasang
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 4 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 4 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Melaka
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Melaka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pulau Redang
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights

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Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Langkawi online trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around George Town: Escape Theme Park (in Teluk Bahang) and St. Anne's Church (in Bukit Mertajam). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and take a stroll through Chew Jetty.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner.

Fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

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.
Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Sapi Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu online journey maker.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu is 1 hour. In July in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Kundasang

— 2 nights
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu and then take in the awesome beauty at Sosodikon Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kundasang trip app.

You can drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 31:

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 2 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
On the 1st (Sun), take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Deer Cave and then stroll through Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip app.

Getting from Kundasang to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Kuching

— 4 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuching road trip planning site.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 4 hours. In August in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Johor Bahru

— 1 night

Southern City

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia and then ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johor Bahru trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Kuching to Johor Bahru in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Pulau Tioman

— 4 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.
Pulau Tioman is known for wildlife, outdoors, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Tioman Dive Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach, play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club, and soothe aching muscles at Ombak House.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman in 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pulau Tioman can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You'll set off for Melaka on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Melaka

— 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Ghee Hiang @ Jonker, make a trip to The Huskitory, and steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melaka day trip app.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka in 8 hours. August in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Pulau Redang

— 1 night
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Redang Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulau Redang planning app.

You can fly from Melaka to Pulau Redang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, walk around KL Bird Park, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and get in on the family fun at Sunway Lagoon.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Pulau Redang to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

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.