31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia vacation planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Langkawi
— 5 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Kundasang
— 1 night
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Sepilok
— 1 night
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Melaka
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 5 nights

Garden City of Lights

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: Head underground at Batu Caves, walk around KL Bird Park, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur holiday planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dammam in March, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Langkawi

— 5 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi road trip planning app.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
George Town is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kota Kinabalu

— 3 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.
Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. There's much more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get up close to creatures of the deep with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kota Kinabalu takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In March in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Kundasang

— 1 night
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu and then explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kundasang trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sepilok.

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Sepilok

— 1 night
In the dense rainforest of Sepilok, conservationists rehabilitate orphans and abandoned juveniles of the region's most famous residents--orangutans.
On the 20th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sepilok tour app.

Traveling by car from Kundasang to Sepilok takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Sepilok

Wildlife · Parks

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 2 nights
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 21st (Sun): Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Sepilok to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4.5 hours. March in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Kuching

— 3 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Bako National Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, explore the world behind art at Urang Sarawak: Pameran Tentang Kita, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kuching sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kuching are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Johor Bahru

— 1 night

Southern City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia and then don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru travel route builder.

You can fly from Kuching to Johor Bahru in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks

Melaka

— 5 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, and admire the striking features of Stadthuys.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melaka trip builder website.

You can drive from Johor Bahru to Melaka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Melaka are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
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.