50 days in Malaysia Itinerary

50 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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50 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ipoh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Kuching
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Sandakan
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
9
Semporna
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Kota Kinabalu
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Popular historic sites such as Batu Caves and Kuala Lumpur City Gallery are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Putra Mosque and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). When in Kuala Lumpur, make a side trip to see Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thean Hou Temple, and walk around KL Bird Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Kuala Lumpur is 13 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, Putra Mosque, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves
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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 get to explore Muzium Tentera Darat and Malacca Heritage Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Melaka Straits Mosque and Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., and make a trip to The Huskitory.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melaka online travel planner .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Muzium Tentera Darat
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gua Tempurung and Bukit Kledang. Visit Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and Kellie's Castle for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipoh: Masjid An-Nur (in Bandar Seri Iskandar) and Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Panglima Kinta.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ipoh itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Melaka to Ipoh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Masjid An-Nur, Taiping Lake Gardens, 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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Wonderfood Museum Penang. Let the collections at Penang House of Music and Khoo Kongsi capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, examine the collection at Colonial Penang Museum, don't miss a visit to Cannon Street, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our George Town visit planner .

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Ipoh to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in George Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

5
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Rhu Beach and Art In Paradise. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach. Next up on the itinerary: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, don't miss a visit to De'zone, identify plant and animal life at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and tee off at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
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.
You'll explore and learn at Chinese Museum and The Ranee Museum. Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Kubah National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Fairy Caves in Bau (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, don't miss a visit to Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, and admire the natural beauty at Sarawak Orchid Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuching driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuching takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Langkawi in February: highs in Kuching hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trip

Fairy Caves
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Kayaking & Canoeing
Kubah National Park ©
Kubah National Park

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

Fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sandakan.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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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 the less-touristy side of things at Danum Valley Conservation Area and Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sandakan Memorial Park will appeal to museum buffs. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Turtle Island Park. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sandakan online vacation planner .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Sandakan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February in Sandakan, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Semporna.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Danum Valley Conservation Area
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sipadan National Park and Bohey Dulang Island. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Mataking Island. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bukit Tengkorak (Skull Hill).

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Semporna trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Sandakan to Semporna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In February, daytime highs in Semporna are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up 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:
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Sipadan National Park ©
Sipadan National Park
Bohey Dulang Island ©
Bohey Dulang Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

8
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sabah State Museum and Sabah Art Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Kinabalu Park. Go for a jaunt from Kota Kinabalu to Tuaran to see Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get outside with Star Marina Watersports, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Kota Kinabalu trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Semporna to Kota Kinabalu in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. 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:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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