44 days in Malaysia Itinerary

44 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Melaka
— 6 nights
Drive
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Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 4 nights
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Kundasang
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 5 nights
Fly
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuching
— 5 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 6 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.
Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Sepang International Circuit in Sepang--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KL Bird Park, experience rural life at Titi Eco Farm, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Melaka

— 6 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Take a break from Melaka with a short trip to Gua Batu Maloi by RNR Adventures in Kuala Pilah, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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 29th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) and then get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad. On your second day here, make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Johor Bahru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Pulau Tioman

— 4 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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at Ombak House, step off the mainland to explore Renggis Island, and kick back and relax at Panuba Beach.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Pulau Tioman tour builder app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman in 6 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pulau Tioman are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Kundasang on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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 5th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu and then admire the sheer force of Langanan Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Kundasang War Memorial, explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sosodikon Hill.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kundasang day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Tioman to Kundasang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kota Kinabalu

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kota Kinabalu side-trips: Sabah (in Semporna), Tagal Tinopikon Park (in Penampang) and Tuaran (Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club & The Spa). The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at UMS Mosque, look for all kinds of wild species at Glass Bottom Boat Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip builder site.

Drive from Kundasang to Kota Kinabalu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Deer Cave.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park road trip site.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Kuching

— 5 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 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, make a trip to Kuching Esplanade, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuching trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 4 hours. In December in Kuching, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

George Town, Penang Island

— 6 nights
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 Theme Park about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our George Town online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kuching to George Town in 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuching to George Town due to the time zone difference. December in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Langkawi

— 6 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 26th (Sat), 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, look for all kinds of wild species at Darulaman Sanctuary, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. December in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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.