58 days in Malaysia Itinerary

58 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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58 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Kota Kinabalu
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
3
Kuching
— 6 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h
4
Johor Bahru
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
5
Pulau Tioman
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Train:  8 h
6
Melaka
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Kuala Lumpur
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Ipoh
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
George Town, Penang Island
— 7 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
10
Langkawi
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h 30 min
End: Hyderabad

6
nights
Kota Kinabalu

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Sabah (in Semporna) and Sosodikon Hill (in Kundasang). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip maker.

Hyderabad, India to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Kota Kinabalu is 2 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Kota Kinabalu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabah, Sabah, Sosodikon Hill
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

3
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.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, Head underground at Deer Cave, take in the views from Mulu Skywalk, and identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park travel route app .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

6
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuching: Bau (Fairy Caves & Tasik Biru). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuching route planner.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bau
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve

6
nights
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Johor Bahru side-trips: Kluang (Masjid Jamek Kg. Melayu & Gunung Lambak), Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) (in Kulai) and The Els Club Desaru Coast - Ocean Course (in Bandar Penawar). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia, get your game on at Fanpekka, identify plant and animal life at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park, and ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru holiday maker app .

You can fly from Kuching to Johor Bahru in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Kluang, The Els Club Desaru Coast - Ocean Course, Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai)
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Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary ©
Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panuba Beach, play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club, and then step off the mainland to explore Renggis Island. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pulau Tioman road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman takes 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Renggis Island ©
Renggis Island
Panuba Beach ©
Panuba Beach

6
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Melaka: Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest (in Rembau) and Batu Maloi Cave by RNR Adventures (in Kuala Pilah). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, view the masterpieces at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, and look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage.

Planning Melaka trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, and train from Pulau Tioman to Melaka takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In February in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gua Batu Maloi by RNR Adventures, Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya to see Putra Mosque about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

6
nights
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.
Explore Ipoh's surroundings by going to Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (in Tanah Rata), Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping) and Masjid An-Nur (in Bandar Seri Iskandar). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun, take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, and have some family-friendly fun at Cheeky Tots.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ipoh journey site .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Ipoh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cameron Highlands, Masjid An-Nur, Lata Ulu Chepor, Taiping Lake Gardens, Gua Tempurung
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Taiping Lake Gardens ©
Taiping Lake Gardens
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun

7
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.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see ESCAPE, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), and take a stroll through Chew Jetty.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip planning website .

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Tanjung Bungah, Escape Theme Park, Laser Battle, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

6
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online trip planner .

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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