33 days in Malaysia Itinerary

33 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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33 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Taman Negara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Kuala Terengganu
— 2 nights
Travel:  2 h 45 min
6
Pulau Kapas
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
7
Melaka
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  7 h
8
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
9
Sandakan
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
10
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
11
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Lisbon

4
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Langkawi day trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Langkawi is an approximately 21,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Lisbon in Março, with highs in Langkawi at 39°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), visit Chew Jetty, and see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 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. In Março, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Tanjung Bungah, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park, Laser Battle
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

2
nights
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, then get behind the scenes at Boh's Tea Centre, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mossy Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate, then browse the exhibits of Mah Meri Art Gallery, then take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Irau (Mount Irau), and finally relax in the rural setting at Highlands Apiary Farm.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cameron Highlands trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from George Town to Cameron Highlands by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Cameron Highlands. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Taman Negara National Park.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Mossy Forest ©
Mossy Forest
Boh's Tea Centre ©
Boh's Tea Centre
Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel ©
Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

2
nights
Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park ©
A Taman Negara National Park vacation is the perfect choice for anyone into outdoor activities.
On the 31st (Tue), get great views at Straights of Malacca and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Taman Negara National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Taman Negara National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taman Negara National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cameron Highlands to Taman Negara National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Kuala Terengganu.

Things to do in Taman Negara National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taman Negara National Park, Taman Negara National Park
Highlights from your plan
Taman Negara National Park ©
Taman Negara National Park

2
nights
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu ©
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Pasar Payang, then stop by Kampung China (Chinatown), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crystal Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque and then kick back and relax at Batu Buruk beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuala Terengganu trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Taman Negara National Park to Kuala Terengganu with the Route module. In Abril, daytime highs in Kuala Terengganu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Pulau Kapas.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Batu Buruk beach ©
Batu Buruk beach
Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque ©
Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque
Crystal Mosque ©
Crystal Mosque

1
night
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Kapas Island.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Kapas trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Kapas. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in Abril, and nighttime lows around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sat) before leaving for Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Kapas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kapas Island ©
Kapas Island

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melaka trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Kapas to Melaka. In Abril, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Melaka to Kota Kinabalu in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In Abril, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Sandakan

Sandakan
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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Gomantong Cave Sandakan.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sandakan trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In Abril, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, Head underground at Deer Cave, and snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In Abril, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Kuching on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

2
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuching trip planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. In Abril, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Orchid Garden ©
Sarawak Orchid Garden

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, pause for some photo ops at ‘Torana’ Gate, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hours. In Abril in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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