51 days in Malaysia Itinerary

51 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
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Pulau Redang
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Ferry to Merang Jetty, Shuttle to Kuala Besut Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuching
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Kuching
— 4 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 5 nights
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Sandakan
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 6 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Senai, Fly to Ipoh
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Ipoh
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George Town, Penang Island
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Langkawi
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Kuala Lumpur — 6 nights

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 Petrosains Science Discovery Centre and Museum of Illusions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thean Hou Temple and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya) and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, work off some steam at Health/Fitness Clubs & Gyms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamek Mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning app.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Pulau Redang.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:

Pulau Redang — 2 nights

Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Redang Marine Park Centre and then step off the mainland to explore Redang Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pulau Redang vacation website.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Redang takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Pulau Redang sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Pulau Perhentian Besar — 2 nights

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for gifts at Universal Diver, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery and then kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of ferry and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Kuching — 4 nights

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Step out of the city life by going to Bako National Park and Kubah National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Hap Chen Hian Food Supplier. Go for a jaunt from Kuching to Bau to see Fairy Caves about 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong and make a trip to Kuching Esplanade.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kuching road trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 5 hours. July in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 27 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then stroll through Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gunung Mulu National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.
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Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Kota Kinabalu — 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum. Shop till you drop at Imago Shopping Mall and Suria Sabah. Step out of Kota Kinabalu to go to Kundasang and see Kundasang War Memorial, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend the 4th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tanjung Aru Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Salt x Paper, and get outside with Bernice Holidays.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu travel planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. In August in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Sandakan.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sandakan Memorial Park. Get outdoors at Turtle Island Park and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sandakan attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Melaka.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Melaka — 6 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Huskitory and St. Peter's Church. Appreciate the collections at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) and Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca. Take a break from Melaka with a short trip to Muzium Tentera Darat in Port Dickson, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Melaka trip planner.

You can fly from Sandakan to Melaka in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:

Pulau Tioman — 2 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.
On the 17th (Wed), play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club and then see some colorful creatures with Tioman Dive Centre.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pulau Tioman online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Melaka to Pulau Tioman takes 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pulau Tioman can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for Ipoh on the 18th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Ipoh — 3 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and Perak Tong Cave Temple are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Funtasy House Trick Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping) and Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum and explore the engaging exhibits at Arlene House - Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Building.

Start your trip to Ipoh by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Pulau Tioman to Ipoh takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to George Town.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

George Town, Penang Island — 7 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kapitan Keling Mosque and Old Protestant Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at The Habitat Penang Hill and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the different shops at Queensbay Mall, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip planner.

Getting from Ipoh to George Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. August in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 28:

Langkawi — 8 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Visiting Tanjung Rhu Beach and The Els Club Teluk Datai will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Tengah Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark, take in the dramatic scenery at Durian Perangin Waterfall, step off the mainland to explore Beras Basah Island, and get to know the resident critters at Langkawi Wildlife Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In August in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 5:

Malaysia travel guide

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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.
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