60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner

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

— 5 nights

The Town Built on Tin

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lost World Of Tambun and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipoh: Gopeng (River Explorer White Water Rafting & Nomad Adventure). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple, explore the world behind art at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Time Tunnel Museum, Ipoh Old Town.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ipoh road trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

George Town, Penang Island

— 7 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kids will enjoy Escape Theme Park and Simply Enak - Food Experiences. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the George Town trip planner.

Drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ipoh to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Tours · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Langkawi

— 8 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cenang Beach and Langkawi Sky Bridge. On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the history behind Eagle Square, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip maker website.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Kota Kinabalu

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Kinabalu Park and Borneo Calling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Sosodikon Hill (in Kundasang), Tagal Tinopikon Park (in Penampang) and Tuaran (Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum & The Spa). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, view the masterpieces at Sabah Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Sabah, and head off the coast to Sapi Island.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip maker app.

Fly from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
On the 15th (Tue), snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Deer Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park road trip planner.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Kuching

— 6 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Attractions like Bako National Park and Sarawak Cultural Village make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, get the adrenaline pumping with Kuching Caving, get the lay of the land with Kuching Urban Adventures, and look for gifts at Left And Right Artisan Handcraft.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuching day trip planning site.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 4 hours. December in Kuching sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Johor Bahru

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Legoland Malaysia and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town. Get out of town with these interesting Johor Bahru side-trips: Khatulistiwa Spa (in Pasir Gudang), Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) (in Kulai) and Kota Tinggi (Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm & Thekchen Choling Malaysia). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad, don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, take in nature's colorful creations at Sireh Park, and identify plant and animal life at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johor Bahru day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Johor Bahru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Panuba Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Monkey Bay, step off the mainland to explore Renggis Island, relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House, and tee off at Tioman Island Golf Club.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Tioman online trip builder.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman by combination of bus and ferry takes about 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Melaka

— 7 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Family-friendly places like Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Melaka side-trips: Gua Batu Maloi by RNR Adventures (in Kuala Pilah) and Port Dickson (Platinum Charters, Muzium Tentera Darat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, take a memorable tour with Skytrex Adventure Melaka, and delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melaka sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuala Lumpur

— 8 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.
Bring the kids along to Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur. Venture out of the city with trips to Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang), Aeon Mall (in Nilai) and Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

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.