60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Ipoh
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Langkawi
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
6
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 45 min
7
Pulau Redang
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  8 h 30 min
8
Semporna
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Sandakan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
10
Kota Kinabalu
— 7 nights
Fly:  1 h
11
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
12
Kuching
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Putra Mosque. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Sekinchan (Nan Tian Temple & Sekinchan Paddy Fields). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. August in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Sekinchan, Petaling Jaya, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Putra Mosque
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery ©
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

8
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Huskitory and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore Muzium Tentera Darat and Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca. Go for a jaunt from Melaka to Port Dickson to see PD Dream World Upside Down & 3D about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Melaka Straits Mosque, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), and enjoy the sand and surf at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak).

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melaka trip tool.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Melaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 11:
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Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca ©
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca

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.
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and Sam Poh Temple will appeal to history buffs. Head to Funtasy House Trick Art and 3D Art Galleri Sitiawanfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ipoh: Kellie's Castle (in Batu Gajah), Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng) and Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun, examine the collection at Time Tunnel Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Tong Cave Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ipoh travel route builder site.

You can drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Ipoh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cameron Highlands, Kellie's Castle, Gua Tempurung, 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan, Taiping Lake Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Zahir Mosque. Museum-lovers will get to explore Penang House of Music and Colonial Penang Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Ladang Madu Kelulut Ori DUKUN JAYA in Alor Setar (about 1h 40 min away). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, and examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read George Town holiday maker site.

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ipoh to George Town is minus 1 hour. September in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Bayan Lepas, Alor Setar, Adventure Zone
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram

8
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Appreciate the collections at Art In Paradise and Atma Alam Batik Village. Visiting Tanjung Rhu Beach and Pulau Payar Marine Park will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Temurun Waterfall, examine the collection at Rice Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Beras Basah Island.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 September in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang ©
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 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Redang Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pulau Redang tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Redang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Pulau Redang, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Redang Island ©
Redang Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Semporna

Semporna ©
A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sipadan National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Semporna trip simple and quick.

Getting from Pulau Redang to Semporna by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Semporna

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) ©
Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill)

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Turtle Island Park and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sandakan Memorial Park and Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Danum Valley Conservation Area, Head underground at Gomantong Cave Sandakan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, and steep yourself in history at Agnes Newton Keith Home.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sandakan travel planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Semporna to Sandakan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Danum Valley Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

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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.
Head to Gaya Street Sunday Market and Borneo Trading Postfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Poring Hot Springs and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Kota Kinabalu: Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La (in Tuaran) and Kundasang War Memorial (in Kundasang). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Sabah State Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Imago Shopping Mall.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu road trip planning website.

You can fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La, Kundasang War Memorial
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Gaya Street Sunday Market ©
Gaya Street Sunday Market
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Deer Cave.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park tour planner.

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 by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Get in touch with nature at Bako National Park and Kubah National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fairy Caves and The Brooke Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Kuching to Bau to see Tasik Biru about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong, examine the collection at Chinese Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tua Pek Kong, and make a trip to Kuching Esplanade.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kuching online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bau, Sematan Village
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kubah National Park ©
Kubah National Park

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