32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia itinerary maker

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Ipoh
— 1 day
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Cameron Highlands
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Pulau Redang
— 1 night
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Ferry to Merang Jetty, Shuttle to Kuala Besut Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Melaka
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Melaka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kuching
— 4 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Sandakan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights

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Ipoh

— 1 day

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.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and then get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Ipoh vacation website.

George Town to Ipoh is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh. August in Ipoh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Ipoh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Cameron Highlands

— 1 night
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
On the 7th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate and then take a peaceful walk through Mossy Forest.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cameron Highlands online day trip planner.

You can drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Kuala Lumpur

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, view the masterpieces at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur day trip website.

Drive from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

Pulau Redang

— 1 night
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 12th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Redang Island and then stroll through Redang Marine Park Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Pulau Redang trip maker.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Redang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In August in Pulau Redang, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Pulau Perhentian Besar

— 2 nights

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 13th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stop by Universal Diver.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Besar tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and shuttle from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:

Melaka

— 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Huskitory and River Walk. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Melaka vacation planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Melaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kuching.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Kuching

— 4 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Bako National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Fairy Caves in Bau (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Kuching Esplanade, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Santubong, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kuching trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to Kuching takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:

Kota Kinabalu

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kinabalu Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 25:

Sandakan

— 3 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sandakan Memorial Park. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Puu Jih Shih Buddhist Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sandakan trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Sandakan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in Sandakan

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and The Els Club Teluk Datai. The adventure continues: stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Langkawi takes 7 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill, buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the George Town road trip site.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Nature · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

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.