50 days in Malaysia Itinerary

50 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Putra Mosque and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Your inner history buff will appreciate Batu Caves and Jamek Mosque. When in Kuala Lumpur, make a side trip to see Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, approximately Shah Alam away. There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, walk around KLCC Park, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. In January, Kuala Lumpur is much warmer than Toronto - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Shalini Ganendra Fine Art
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque

5
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Muzium Tentera Darat and Malacca Heritage Centre. Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, and steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka online journey builder.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Melaka, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Muzium Tentera Darat
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:
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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Funtasy House Trick Art. Take a break from the city and head to Gua Tempurung and Kinta River. Venture out of the city with trips to Kellie's Castle (in Batu Gajah), Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping) and Masjid An-Nur (in Bandar Seri Iskandar). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid India Muslim, explore the galleries of Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, and stroll through Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ipoh online trip maker.

You can drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gua Tempurung, Kellie's Castle, Taiping Lake Gardens, Masjid An-Nur
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 2:
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Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

6
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.
Get in touch with nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and The Habitat Penang Hill. Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapitan Keling Mosque, examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza, and don't miss a visit to Cannon Street.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our George Town route builder site.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ipoh to George Town is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in George Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 8:
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Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

5
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Relax by the water at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Art In Paradise and Batik Village. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at The Els Club Teluk Datai, observe the fascinating underwater world at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip 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 when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In February in Langkawi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 13:
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

5
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Get some historical perspective at Sarawak Cultural Village and Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kubah National Park and Fairy Caves. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at Sarawak Orchid Garden, and identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuching sightseeing app.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuching in 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Langkawi in February: highs in Kuching hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Fairy Caves
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kubah National Park ©
Kubah National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Deer Cave and Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. There's more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. February in Gunung Mulu National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Sandakan.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sandakan Memorial Park. Get outdoors at Turtle Island Park and Danum Valley Conservation Area. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sandakan day trip planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Danum Valley Conservation Area
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 25:
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Danum Valley Conservation Area ©
Danum Valley Conservation Area

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Sipadan National Park and Mataking Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bohey Dulang Island and Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill). There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Semporna tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Semporna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Semporna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Semporna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Mataking Island
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Bohey Dulang Island ©
Bohey Dulang Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
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.
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and Sabah State Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mount Kinabalu. Change things up with a short trip to Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La in Tuaran (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, head outdoors with Raja Laut Kota Kinabalu Cruise, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kota Kinabalu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Semporna to Kota Kinabalu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabah, Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 7:
Highlights from your plan
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
River Rafting & Tubing

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