60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ipoh
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Melaka
— 8 nights
+2
train + taxi + ferry:  8​h
5
Pulau Tioman
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + subway + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Kuching
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Sandakan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  8​h
9
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 45​min
10
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  6​h
11
Langkawi
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Batu Ferringhi Beach and Tower Spa. Popular historic sites such as Kek Lok Si Temple and Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near George Town: Alor Setar (Kedah Royal Museum & Aman Central) and Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum (in Merbok). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, and browse the exhibits of Hin Bus Depot.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the George Town trip itinerary app .

Cairo, Egypt to George Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to George Town is 5 hours. Traveling from Cairo in August, you will find days in George Town are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Alor Setar, Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum, Kek Lok Si Temple, Queensbay Mall
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

7
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.
Get outdoors at Meru Valley Resort and Bukit Kledang. Mah Meri Art Gallery and Miniature Wonders Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipoh: Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (in Tanah Rata), Kota Ngah Ibrahim (in Taiping) and Kuala Kangsar (Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah & Ubudiah Mosque). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, view the masterpieces at Khizanat, examine the collection at Dream Big World, and stop by Guan Heong Biscuit Shop.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ipoh trip planner .

Drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cameron Highlands, Kuala Kangsar, Kota Ngah Ibrahim, Masjid An-Nur, Gopeng Heritage House
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Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Ubudiah Mosque ©
Ubudiah Mosque

9
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.
Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Pavilion KLfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Batu Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuala Lumpur: Kechara Forest Retreat (in Bentong), Sky Mirror (in Kuala Selangor) and Oasis Village (in Petaling Jaya). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take a stroll through Chinatown, get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, and admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur vacation builder app .

You can drive from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

8
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
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 Hueman Studiofor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Malacca River and Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak). Change things up with a short trip to Muzium Tentera Darat in Port Dickson (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, and delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church.

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Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muzium Tentera Darat
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Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

1
night
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 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pulau Tioman trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of train, taxi, and ferry from Melaka to Pulau Tioman takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Pulau Tioman can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Panuba Beach ©
Panuba Beach

6
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
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 Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarawak Museum and The Ranee Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, admire the masterpieces at Urang Sarawak: Pameran Tentang Kita, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuching journey maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Tioman to Kuching. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Sarawak Museum ©
Sarawak Museum
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sandakan.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

5
nights
Sandakan

Sandakan
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.
Visit Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple and Agnes Newton Keith Home for their historical value. Get outdoors at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Go for a jaunt from Sandakan to Sukau to see Kinabatangan Jungle Camp about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), explore the fascinating underground world of Gomantong Cave Sandakan, and admire the verdant scenery at Danum Valley Conservation Area.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sandakan tour site .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, Danum Valley Conservation Area
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, then look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sandakan to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In October in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Kecil

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
On the 15th (Tue), stroll through Long Beach, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Kecil day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 3 hours. October in Pulau Perhentian Kecil sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Perhentian Island Mosque ©
Perhentian Island Mosque

8
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Take a break from the city and head to Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Tengah Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Langkawi online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Langkawi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline

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