60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ipoh
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 45​min
6
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + ferry:  3​h 45​min
7
Pulau Redang
— 1 night
+3
ferry + taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
8
Semporna
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Sandakan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
10
Kota Kinabalu
— 7 nights
Fly:  1​h
11
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
12
Kuching
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Putra Mosque. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuala Lumpur: Sekinchan (Nan Tian Temple & Sekinchan Paddy Fields). There's still lots to do: get all the information you need at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thean Hou Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Kinokuniya Book Stores, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. In August in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Sekinchan, Petaling Jaya, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Putra Mosque
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Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
The Huskitory and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak) and Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club. Explore Melaka's surroundings by going to Port Dickson (Muzium Tentera Darat & PD Dream World Upside Down & 3D). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melaka online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Ho Yan Hor Museum and Concubine Lane. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipoh: Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng), Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping) and Kellie's Castle (in Batu Gajah). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Funtasy House Trick Art, get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun, take in the exciting artwork at 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan, and explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Cave Temple.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Ipoh tour builder website .

Drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cameron Highlands, Taiping Lake Gardens, 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan, Gua Tempurung, Kellie's Castle
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Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and The Habitat Penang Hill. Head to Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mallfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from George Town: Alor Setar (Ladang Madu Kelulut Ori DUKUN JAYA & Zahir Mosque). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, examine the collection at Wonderfood Museum Penang, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the George Town trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Ipoh to George Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Bayan Lepas, Alor Setar, Adventure Zone
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 25:
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tanjung Rhu Beach and Art In Paradise. You'll get in some beach time at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Tengah Beach. There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Raya, and play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Langkawi journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. September in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

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Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, stop by Universal Diver, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Besar online travel route builder .

Getting from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang ©
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Redang Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pulau Redang trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Redang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Redang Island ©
Redang Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill) and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipadan National Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Semporna holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Pulau Redang to Semporna takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Semporna

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Get outdoors at Turtle Island Park and Gomantong Cave Sandakan. Appreciate the collections at Sandakan Memorial Park and Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Danum Valley Conservation Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple, contemplate the long history of Agnes Newton Keith Home, and identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sandakan trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Semporna to Sandakan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Danum Valley Conservation Area
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Danum Valley Conservation Area ©
Danum Valley Conservation Area

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and River Rafting & Tubing. Escape the urban bustle at Poring Hot Springs and Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La. Step out of Kota Kinabalu to go to Kundasang and see Kundasang War Memorial, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, head off the coast to Mamutik Island, get engrossed in the history at Sabah State Museum, and stroll through Tanjung Aru Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kundasang War Memorial, Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 19:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing
Poring Hot Springs ©
Poring Hot Springs

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in an hour. October in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Annah Rais Longhouse Adventure and Sematan Village. Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Kubah National Park. Go for a jaunt from Kuching to Bau to see Tasik Biru about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, take an in-depth tour of The Brooke Gallery, stroll through Damai Central, and look for all kinds of wild species at Matang Wildlife Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching takes 2 hours. In October in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bau, Sematan Village
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 29:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kubah National Park ©
Kubah National Park

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