32 days in Malaysia & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

32 days in Malaysia & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Langkawi, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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George Town, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Kuching, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Fly to Senai, Bus to Mersing Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Melaka
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Melaka, Malaysia
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 5 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Langkawi, Malaysia

— 5 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Langkawi vacation tool.

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 February; daily highs in Langkawi reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

George Town, Malaysia

— 3 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, and see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the George Town trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Kuching, Malaysia

— 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 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. On your second day here, look for gifts at Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, then find something for the whole family 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 find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuching day trip planning app.

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 February, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia

— 2 nights
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 27th (Sat): Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park day trip site.

Getting from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. February in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): head off the coast to Sapi Island, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, then buy something for everyone on your list at Wisma Sabah, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pulau Tioman, Malaysia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): head off the coast to Renggis Island, get a new perspective on things with Tioman Dive Centre, and then play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach and then get outside with Monkey Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pulau Tioman road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Kota Kinabalu to Pulau Tioman takes 12.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Melaka, Malaysia

— 3 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: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, and explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melaka trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka takes 8 hours. March in Melaka sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

— 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: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, and take in the pleasant sights at KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 3 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jeddah (Hafez Gallery, King Fahd's Fountain, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kaaba, stroll through Jabal al-Nour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim, and steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mecca trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Mecca takes 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Mecca is minus 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Mecca can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 3 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, don't miss a visit to Masjid Al Ghamamah, and steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Medina online route planner.

You can drive from Mecca to Medina in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mecca in March, with highs in Medina at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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.

Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.