35 days in Malaysia Itinerary

35 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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

— 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.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, walk around Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island.

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

Queenstown, New Zealand to Kota Kinabalu is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Kundasang

— 1 night
Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kundasang day trip planner.

You can drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kundasang

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 3 nights
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: look for all kinds of wild species at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, trek along Gunung Mulu Summit Trek, snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk, and explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Kundasang to Gunung Mulu National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Kuching

— 3 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sarawak Cultural Village and Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Damai Beach, make a trip to Kuching Esplanade, and browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip planning website.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Langkawi

— 5 nights
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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi journey planner.

You can fly from Kuching to Langkawi in 6 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

George Town, Penang Island

— 4 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 Armenian Street. Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Monkey Beach in Teluk Bahang, about 38 minutes away. On the 14th (Thu), spend a scenic day around The TOP Penang. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Penang Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Fort Cornwallis, and wander the streets of Chew Jetty.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read George Town trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Melaka

— 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Get some historical perspective at St Paul's Church and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Malacca River, admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace, make a trip to A Famosa Fort, and stop by Chinatown - Melaka.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melaka trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Kuala Lumpur

— 9 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.
Visit Batu Caves and Thean Hou Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuala Lumpur: Church of The Visitation (in Seremban), Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Sat) at Sunway Lagoon. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take a stroll through Chinatown, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and don't miss a visit to Merdeka Square.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur itinerary builder website.

Getting from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

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.