38 days in Malaysia Itinerary

38 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

38 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
bus (https://12go.asia/en/malaysia):  2 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
3
Pangkor
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h
4
Taman Negara National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
George Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Sandakan
— 1 night
Bus:  13 h 15 min
8
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
9
Kuching
— Few hours
Fly:  4 h 15 min
10
George Town
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
11
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
12
Pulau Kapas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
13
Kuantan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
14
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
You've added Little India Brickfields, Perdana Botanical Garden, Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers and make a trip to Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Kuala Lumpur to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melaka trip builder site .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pangkor.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Xiang Lin Si Temple ©
Xiang Lin Si Temple
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

2
nights
Pangkor

Pangkor ©
The island of Pangkor retains a markedly less touristy feel, making it a perfect getaway for those looking to escape the crowds.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Dutch Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tua Pek Kong Temple, and then head outdoors with Teluk Nipah.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pangkor day trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Melaka to Pangkor with the Route module. In September, daytime highs in Pangkor are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Taman Negara National Park.

Things to do in Pangkor

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pulau Pangkor, Teluk Nipah, Tua Pek Kong Temple
Highlights from your plan
Teluk Nipah ©
Teluk Nipah
Kilang Satay Ikan Hai Seng Hin ©
Kilang Satay Ikan Hai Seng Hin
Tua Pek Kong Temple ©
Tua Pek Kong Temple

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.
Taman Negara National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Taman Negara National Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Taman Negara National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tahan, and take some stellar pictures from Straights of Malacca.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Taman Negara National Park trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Pangkor to Taman Negara National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Taman Negara National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
George Town

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see ESCAPE about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for George Town using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taman Negara National Park to George Town. Traveling from Taman Negara National Park to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Escape Theme Park, Laser Battle, Kek Lok Si Temple, Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park

3
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Step out of Kuching to go to Bau and see Fairy Caves, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, stop by Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Kubah National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuching attractions planner.

You can fly from George Town to Kuching in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Kuching are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuching

Nature Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park ©
Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park

1
night
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.
To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sandakan trip planner.

Fly from Kuching to Sandakan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Tours

2
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: Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Mulu Skywalk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip maker site .

You can fly from Sandakan to Gunung Mulu National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

few
hours
Kuching

Kuching
For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 2 hours. You will leave for George Town on the 22nd (Tue).

Things to do in Kuching

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
George Town

George Town ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Ferringhi Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Upside Down Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kuih Culture Gallery & Workshop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the George Town travel route tool .

You can fly from Kuching to George Town in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuching to George Town is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach

4
nights
Pulau Perhentian Kecil

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Pulau Perhentian Kecil is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque, and take some stellar pictures from Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin.

Make your Pulau Perhentian Kecil itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Kecil is 1 hour. September in Pulau Perhentian Kecil sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Pulau Kapas on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin ©
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin

2
nights
Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas ©
Pulau Kapas is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Kapas Island.

Start your trip to Pulau Kapas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Pulau Kapas. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for Kuantan on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Pulau Kapas

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kapas Island ©
Kapas Island

2
nights
Kuantan

Kuantan ©
The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community.
Get out of town with these interesting Kuantan side-trips: Cherating (Cherating River & Cherating Turtle Sanctuary), Kemaman District Museum (in Chukai) and Sungai Lembing (Rainbow Waterfall & Bukit Panorama). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Chempedak, hunt for treasures at Hasil Laut Kiah Kee, buy something for everyone on your list at East Coast Mall, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Sungai Lembing Mines.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kuantan route planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Kapas to Kuantan. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Kuantan

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Sungai Lembing, Cherating, Kemaman District Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cherating River ©
Cherating River
Rainbow Waterfall ©
Rainbow Waterfall
Teluk Chempedak ©
Teluk Chempedak

3
nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
You've added Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Jamek Mosque, and other attractions to your itinerary. Enjoy Kuala Lumpur some more: get in on the family fun at Sunway Lagoon, buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online journey maker .

Fly from Kuantan to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park, Sunway Lagoon
Highlights from your plan
Perdana Botanical Garden ©
Perdana Botanical Garden
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon

Similar Plans

1 day in Malaysia BY A USER FROM INDIA February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM QATAR March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Malaysia & Singapore BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Southeast Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 3 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans