21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Perth

4
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will enjoy Cenang Beach and Underwater World Langkawi. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Langkawi Wildlife Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner .

Perth, Australia to Langkawi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth in January, Langkawi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Underwater World Langkawi ©
Underwater World Langkawi
Langkawi Wildlife Park ©
Langkawi Wildlife Park

4
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.
When in George Town, make a side trip to see ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the George Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Indochine Natural, Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sunway Lagoon and Aquaria KLCC. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, get outside with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia, walk around KL Bird Park, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur route planner .

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Aquaria ©
Aquaria

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, then take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Chinese Mosque, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, then don't miss a visit to A Famosa Fort, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melaka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Melaka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, make a splash at Legoland Malaysia, and then don't miss a visit to Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Johor Bahru day trip site .

Drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to 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
Istana Bukit Serene ©
Istana Bukit Serene

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, then get in on the family fun at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching route planner .

Traveling by flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park ©
Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

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, wildlife, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Pillars of Sabah.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

You can fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Kinabalu Park
Highlights from your plan
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

Similar Plans

22 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 38 days in Bali & Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans