21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melaka
— 3 nights
2
Ipoh
— 2 nights
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
4
Langkawi
— 5 nights
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
6
Sandakan
— 1 night
7
Kuching
— 3 nights

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak) and Bagan Lalang Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Peter's Church and House of Museums Malacca. Explore Melaka's surroundings by going to Gunung Datuk (in Kota) and Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre (in Masjid Tanah).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka online holiday planner.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Melaka is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In October in Melaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunung Datuk, Bagan Lalang Beach, Padang Kemunting Turtle Management Centre
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House of Museums Malacca ©
House of Museums Malacca
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): play a few rounds at Meru Valley Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang and then head outdoors with Radak Adventure.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ipoh planning website.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Ipoh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Ipoh sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang, Radak Adventure
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Meru Valley Resort ©
Meru Valley Resort
Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang ©
Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang
Radak Adventure ©
Radak Adventure

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to The Habitat Penang Hill and Monkey Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Penang House of Music and Asia Camera Museum. Take a break from George Town with a short trip to St. Anne's Church in Bukit Mertajam, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, get engrossed in the history at Sun Yat Sen Museum, wander the streets of Chulia Street, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our George Town sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Monkey Beach, The Habitat Penang Hill, St. Anne's Church
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill

5
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Wat Wanararm. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Black Sand Beach. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Mat Cincang.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In November in Langkawi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Gunung Mat Cincang ©
Gunung Mat Cincang

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 15th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and then take a stroll through Kg Pukat Fisherman Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sandakan trip planner.

Fly from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Sandakan in 9.5 hours. In November in Sandakan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Sandakan

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Kg Pukat Fisherman Village ©
Kg Pukat Fisherman Village
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple ©
Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC)

3
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Popular historic sites such as Kuching Mosque and Buddhism New Village are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Brooke Gallery and Fort Margherita. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kuching trip builder.

Getting from Sandakan to Kuching by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Kuching Mosque ©
Kuching Mosque
The Brooke Gallery
The Brooke Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling

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