22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  18​h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Kuching
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
7
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Ljubljana

2
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.
Visiting Batu Caves and KL Bird Park will get you outdoors. Visit Putra Mosque and National Mosque (Masjid Negara) for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, walk around KLCC Park, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in July: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Melaka Straits Mosque and St. Peter's Church. Get a sense of the local culture at The Huskitory and Muzium Tentera Darat. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, and don't miss a visit to River Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melaka online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Muzium Tentera Darat
Highlights from your plan
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): Head underground at Deer Cave. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Melaka to Gunung Mulu National Park. In July, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves

3
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Get some cultural insight at Chinese Museum and Sarawak Cultural Village. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bako National Park and Fairy Caves. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and examine the collection at The Ranee Museum.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kuching day trip planning website .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Fairy Caves
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fairy Caves ©
Fairy Caves

1
night
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 13th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach

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.
Get some historical perspective at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Step off the beaten path and head to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Penang House of Music, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our George Town online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque

5
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll get in some beach time at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Art In Paradise. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

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