32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Langkawi
— 5 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Ipoh
— 4 nights

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur. Venture out of the city with trips to Genting Highlands (Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, The VOID, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Sat) at Sunway Lagoon. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, and walk around KL Bird Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Water Park
Sunway Lagoon
3.9
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Aquarium
Aquaria
3.9

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Melaka

Melaka ©

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kids will enjoy The Huskitory and St Paul's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Melaka side-trips: Port Dickson (Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple, Pusat Ikan Hiasan, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, explore the activities along Malacca River, and contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melaka road trip planning app.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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2
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Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©

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 28th (Mon): cool off at Legoland Malaysia and then make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai), then take in nature's colorful creations at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tesco Extra Mutiara Rini.

You can plan Johor Bahru trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Melaka to Johor Bahru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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3
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Kuching

Kuching ©

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarawak Cultural Village and Kuching Caving. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Bako National Park. And it doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, find something for the whole family at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, and browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching online journey maker.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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National Park
Bako National Park
4.5
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Wildlife Area
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
4.2
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Historic Site
Sarawak Cultural Village
4.0

3
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Kinabalu and Sapi Island. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, view the masterpieces at Sabah Art Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu road trip tool.

You can fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Mountain
Mount Kinabalu
4.4
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World heritage site
Kinabalu Park
3.7
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours
4.8

5
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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Bring the kids along to Cenang Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. On the 6th (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Langkawi Wildlife Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi route maker tool.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Langkawi in 6.5 hours. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Beach
Cenang Beach
3.9
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Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
4.8

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Escape Theme Park and Khoo Kongsi. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, and admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

Plan trip to George Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

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Theme Park
Escape Theme Park
4.7
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Scenic Walking Area
Street Art in George Town
4.4

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Ipoh

Ipoh ©

The Town Built on Tin

The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kids will enjoy Lost World Of Tambun and Dream Big World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ipoh: Gopeng (Nomad Adventure & River Explorer White Water Rafting), Masjid An-Nur (in Bandar Seri Iskandar) and Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid India Muslim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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Theme Park
Lost World Of Tambun
3.7

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