21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  11 h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
4
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h
6
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
8
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

3
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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mauritius Time to Malaysia Time is 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chamarel in March: highs in Kuala Lumpur hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at House of Museums Malacca, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, then contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, then explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiang Lin Si Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then explore the activities along Malacca River, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip maker .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Melaka sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Johor Bahru trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melaka to Johor Bahru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, get engrossed in the history at Brooke Museums, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuching day trip planner .

Getting from Johor Bahru to Kuching by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Kuching sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

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.
On the 21st (Sat), push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. In March in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

3
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.
Kota Kinabalu is known for nature, shopping, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, and stop by Kadaiku.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu visit planning site .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in an hour. March in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sabah
Highlights from your plan
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, get your game on at Laser Battle, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town travel planning app .

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to George Town by flight takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

3
nights
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, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, make a trip to De'zone, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi journey 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. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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