60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia tour planner
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Langkawi
— 8 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 8 nights
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Ipoh
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 6 nights
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Melaka
— 8 nights
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Pulau Redang
— 1 night
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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
— 2 nights
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuching
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Kuching
— 7 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Kota Kinabalu
— 5 nights
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Sandakan
— 7 nights
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Langkawi — 8 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beras Basah Island and Black Sand Beach. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Cocoon Reflexology, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Langkawi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Langkawi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect Langkawi to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to George Town.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 7:

George Town, Penang Island — 8 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kapitan Keling Mosque and Wonderfood Museum Penang. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Walking tours. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Protestant Cemetery, buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the George Town road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ipoh.
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Find places to stay Aug 7 — 15:

Ipoh — 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Funtasy House Trick Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ho Yan Hor Museum and Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipoh: Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng) and Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, Head underground at Perak Tong Cave Temple, make a trip to Ipoh Railway Station, and examine the collection at Arlene House - Kapitan Chung Thye Phin Building.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh day trip planning site.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from George Town to Ipoh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Ipoh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Thean Hou Temple and Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Putra Mosque and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). When in Kuala Lumpur, make a side trip to see Chin Swee Cave Temple in Genting Highlands, approximately Genting Highlands away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melaka.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 26:

Melaka — 8 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Huskitory and Melaka Straits Mosque. Explore hidden gems such as River Walk and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Melaka side-trips: Jambatan Muar Johor (in Muar) and Port Dickson (Teluk Kemang & Muzium Tentera Darat). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, kick back and relax at Pantai Klebang, and steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melaka holiday planner.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Pulau Redang.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — Sep 3:

Pulau Redang — 1 night

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 4th (Sun): stroll through Redang Marine Park Centre and then head off the coast to Redang Island.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pulau Redang trip planner.

Getting from Melaka to Pulau Redang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Pulau Perhentian Besar — 2 nights

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Universal Diver, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery and then kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

To plan Pulau Perhentian Besar vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

Kuching — 7 nights

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Brooke Gallery and Fort Margherita. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kubah National Park and Bako National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Fairy Caves in Bau (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade, admire the natural beauty at Sarawak Orchid Garden, and examine the collection at Square Tower.

Before you visit Kuching, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching in 5 hours. In September in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 13:

Gunung Mulu National Park — 1 night

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 14th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park journey planner.

Getting from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Kota Kinabalu.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Kundasang War Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Mount Kinabalu National Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Aru Beach.

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

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Sandakan.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Sandakan — 7 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sandakan Memorial Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Danum Valley Conservation Area and Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kun Yam (Goddess of Mercy) Temple, contemplate the long history of Agnes Newton Keith Home, and Head underground at Gomantong Cave Sandakan.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sandakan trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 26:

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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