60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Langkawi
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ipoh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Melaka
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Johor Bahru
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
7
Pulau Tioman
— 2 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Subway + Fly:  11 h 15 min
8
Sandakan
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Kota Kinabalu
— 6 nights
Fly:  1 h
10
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Kuching
— 6 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Cairo

6
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get outdoors at Cenang Beach and Pulau Payar Marine Park. Art In Paradise and Galeria Perdana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach, identify plant and animal life at Darulaman Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi itinerary planning tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Langkawi is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cairo to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for slightly colder days in Langkawi, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

8
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.
Kek Lok Si Temple and Nattukottai Chettiars Temples will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Gurney Plaza or Hin Bus Depot. 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, get a new perspective on nature at Tech Dome Penang, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our George Town tour itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (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, Batu Ferringhi, Indochine Natural, 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 ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Dream Big World. Head to Miniature Wonders Art Gallery and Khizanatfor plenty of shopping. Explore Ipoh's surroundings by going to Kota Ngah Ibrahim (in Taiping), Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah (in Kuala Kangsar) and Time Tunnel Museum (in Brinchang). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at The Geological Museum, browse the exhibits of Mah Meri Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Funtasy House Trick Art, and examine the collection at Kinta Tin Mining Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ipoh day trip planning site.

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. Traveling from George Town to Ipoh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cameron Highlands, Gopeng Heritage House, Kinta Tin Mining Museum, Kota Ngah Ibrahim, Galeri Sultan Azlan Shah
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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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
Miniature Wonders Art Gallery ©
Miniature Wonders Art Gallery

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Batu Caves and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. Step out of the city life by going to KL Bird Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuala Lumpur: IOI City Mall (in Putrajaya) and Oasis Village (in Petaling Jaya). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Chinatown, admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, IOI City Mall, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves, Petaling Street Heritage House
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 22:
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

7
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Visit St Paul's Church and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Muzium Tentera Darat in Port Dickson (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), explore the activities along Malacca River, and look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melaka trip builder app.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Johor Bahru.

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

4
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.
Head to Johor Bahru City Square and Gent Utopiafor plenty of shopping. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muzium Nelayan Tanjung Balau and Chinese Heritage Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Johor Bahru: Johor Premium Outlet (in Kulai) and Desaru (in Pengerang). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia, admire the striking features of Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam, buy something for everyone on your list at AEON Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru planner.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Johor Bahru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Shopping Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Johor Premium Outlet, Desaru, Muzium Nelayan Tanjung Balau
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Johor Premium Outlet ©
Johor Premium Outlet
Muzium Nelayan Tanjung Balau ©
Muzium Nelayan Tanjung Balau
Desaru ©
Desaru

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 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, tee off at Tioman Island Golf Club and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panuba Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Tioman trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman takes 6 hours. In October in Pulau Tioman, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors Wildlife Golf
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Panuba Beach ©
Panuba Beach

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sandakan Memorial Park and Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Get some historical perspective at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple and Agnes Newton Keith Home. Step out of Sandakan to go to Sukau and see Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sandakan travel planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Pulau Tioman to Sandakan in 12.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In October, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kinabatangan Jungle Camp
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Imago Shopping Mall and Suria Sabah. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sri Pasupathinath Alayam. Get out of town with these interesting Kota Kinabalu side-trips: Tuaran (Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum & Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, hunt for treasures at Gaya Street Sunday Market, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tuaran, Sabah
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Climbing Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park travel site.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

6
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Take a break from the city and head to Bako National Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarawak Museum and Sarawak Cultural Village. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, get engrossed in the history at Urang Sarawak: Pameran Tentang Kita, and browse the exhibits of Kuching Mosque.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuching day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 2 hours. October in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

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

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