37 days in Malaysia Itinerary

37 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Sandakan
— 2 nights
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Semporna
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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Ipoh
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
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Langkawi
— 5 nights

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and The Brooke Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Bako National Park and Semenggoh Nature Reserve. When in Kuching, make a side trip to see Fairy Caves in Bau, approximately Bau away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, admire the striking features of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and take in the pleasant sights at Mount Singai.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip planner.

London, UK to Kuching is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in November, things will get warmer in Kuching: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Fairy Caves
Highlights from your plan
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fairy Caves ©
Fairy Caves

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. November in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

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

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sri Pasupathinath Alayam. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kinabalu Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Kinabalu National Park, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Kinabalu Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque ©
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Turtle Island Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sandakan trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

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Semporna

Semporna ©
A largely residential city of around 135,000, Semporna has gained popularity in recent years due to its archipelago's good connection to the surrounding islands, including very popular diving or snorkeling destinations such as Sipadan.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipadan National Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Bohey Dulang Island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Semporna holiday builder site.

You can fly from Sandakan to Semporna in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Semporna

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Bohey Dulang Island ©
Bohey Dulang Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Batu Caves and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Muzium Tentera Darat and Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya) and Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria, stroll around KLCC Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Semporna to Kuala Lumpur takes 8 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Putra Mosque, Batu Caves, Lord Murugan Statue, Muzium Tentera Darat, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca and Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum). Visit Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Melaka Straits Mosque for their historical value. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre, contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, and explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melaka trip planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Melaka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

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Ipoh

Ipoh ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple and All Saints' Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ipoh: Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng) and Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Sultan Idris Shah Ke II Ipoh, learn more about the world around you at The Geological Museum, and get outside with Radak Adventure.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ipoh visit planner.

Getting from Melaka to Ipoh by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gopeng, Taiping
Highlights from your plan
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Colonial Penang Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Penang House of Music and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, identify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill, and go for a walk through Street Art in George Town.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ipoh to George Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Adventure Zone, Kek Lok Si Temple, Spas, Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Art In Paradise and Batik Village will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Langkawi Geopark, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and stop by Langkawi Craft Complex.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from George Town to Langkawi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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