36 days in Malaysia Itinerary

36 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia tour itinerary planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Drive
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Melaka
— 3 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Johor Bahru
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Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuching
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kundasang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Langkawi
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 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: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and find something for the whole family at Sunway Lagoon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Melaka

— 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: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., explore the activities along Malacca River, and delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Pulau Tioman

— 3 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.
Pulau Tioman is known for wildlife, outdoors, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Monkey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Pulau Tioman route planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Melaka to Pulau Tioman in 8 hours. April in Pulau Tioman sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Johor Bahru

— 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia and then make a trip to Johor Bahru Sentral Railway Station. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Johor Bahru City Square, relax and rejuvenate at Khatulistiwa Spa, and then don't miss a visit to Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Johor Bahru vacation site.

Getting from Pulau Tioman to Johor Bahru by combination of ferry and bus takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Kuching

— 4 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Bako National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve, take in the views from Golden Anniversary Bridge, examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip planner.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Kuching by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 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 24th (Sat): Head underground at Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

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Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kundasang.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Kundasang

— 2 nights
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 26th (Mon): meet the residents at Arnab Village, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, and then experience rural life at Desa Dairy Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Kundasang War Memorial, then take in the awesome beauty at Kinabalu Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sosodikon Hill.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kundasang itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kundasang by flight takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kota Kinabalu

— 4 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 29th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, head off the coast to Sapi Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, and appreciate the history behind Marlin Statue.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip maker website.

You can drive from Kundasang to Kota Kinabalu in 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, indulge in some personalized pampering at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, and examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the George Town trip planner.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to George Town in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kota Kinabalu to George Town. In May in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Langkawi

— 5 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 9th (Sun), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi road trip tool.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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.