31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 1 night
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Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
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Sandakan
— 3 nights
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art In Paradise and Langkawi Thean Hou Temple. Get in touch with nature at Cenang Beach and Langkawi Scuba. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Pulau Payar Marine Park, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach, and stroll through The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in March; daily highs in Langkawi reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kek Lok Si Temple and Church of Immaculate Conception. Appreciate the collections at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Penang House of Music. Get out of town with these interesting George Town side-trips: Ipoh (Dream Big World, Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, make a trip to Chew Jetty, and see what you can catch with Soon Coastal Fishing.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read George Town trip maker app.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. March in George Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Urang Sarawak: Pameran Tentang Kita, then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally find something for the whole family at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuching trip planning tool.

Fly from George Town to Kuching in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuching. In March, daytime highs in Kuching are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To find out how to plan a trip to Gunung Mulu National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 3.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Kota Kinabalu

— 4 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 Sri Pasupathinath Alayam and Sabah Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Kinabalu Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Sosodikon Hill in Kundasang (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, take a memorable tour with Bernice Holidays, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu online day trip planner.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. March in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Sandakan

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), then look for all kinds of wild species at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandakan vacation builder tool.

Getting from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sandakan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Pulau Tioman

— 3 nights
Thick, verdant jungle blankets the hilly island of Pulau Tioman, dotted with steep cliffs and tumbling waterfalls, and filled with rare species such as bearcats, giant flying squirrels, slow lorises, and Tioman "walking" catfish.
Visiting Tioman Dive Centre and Tioman Island Golf Club will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Panuba Beach, head off the coast to Renggis Island, head outdoors with Monkey Bay, and relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulau Tioman trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Sandakan to Pulau Tioman in 14 hours. In March in Pulau Tioman, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Tours

Melaka

— 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Paul's Church and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Bukit Batu Lebah Recreational Forest and Malacca River. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at The Royal Press, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, and browse the exhibits of Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka attractions site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Kuala Lumpur

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and National Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple (in Jenjarom) and Sultan Sulaiman Royal Mosque (in Klang). There's still lots to do: walk around KL Bird Park, admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online attractions planner.

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.