37 days in Malaysia Itinerary

37 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Melaka
— 3 nights
2
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
3
Ipoh
— 2 nights
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
5
Langkawi
— 5 nights
6
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
7
Pulau Redang
— 1 night
8
Sandakan
— 2 nights
9
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
10
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
11
Kuching
— 5 nights

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Huskitory and River Walk. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, meet the residents at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melaka attractions app.

Singapore, Singapore to Melaka is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Melaka are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
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Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca ©
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque

5
nights
Kuala Lumpur

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Suria KLCC Mall. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 30th (Thu) at Sunway Lagoon. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, stroll around KL Bird Park, shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway ©
KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
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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.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kinta River, explore the fascinating underground world of Gua Tempurung, and then play a few rounds at Meru Valley Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ipoh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Ipoh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Gua Tempurung
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
Meru Valley Resort ©
Meru Valley Resort
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo

5
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and The Habitat Penang Hill. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to George Town takes 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. August in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Bayan Lepas, Kek Lok Si Temple, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:
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The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill
Spas
Chew Jetty ©
Chew Jetty

5
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tanjung Rhu Beach and Art In Paradise. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Langkawi Geopark.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi road trip app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 12:
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
The Els Club Teluk Datai ©
The Els Club Teluk Datai
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

2
nights
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at Universal Diver, stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Besar online holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang ©
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Redang Island.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pulau Redang road trip app.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Redang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Pulau Redang sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
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Redang Island ©
Redang Island

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC), and then take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Turtle Island Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sandakan route builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Redang to Sandakan takes 9.5 hours. In August in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 17:
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

4
nights
Kota Kinabalu

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Kinabalu Park. Step out of Kota Kinabalu with an excursion to Kundasang War Memorial in Kundasang--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Mount Kinabalu National Park, step off the mainland to explore Dinawan Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of UMS Mosque, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabah, Kundasang War Memorial
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Kinabalu National Park ©
Mount Kinabalu National Park

2
nights
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.
On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2.5 hours. August in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

5
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kubah National Park and Fairy Caves. Change things up with a short trip to Tasik Biru in Bau (about 48 minutes away). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Bako National Park. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Brooke Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuching trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Bau
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 28:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kubah National Park ©
Kubah National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

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