30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
2
Melaka
— 4 nights
3
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
4
Kuching
— 3 nights
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
6
Langkawi
— 5 nights
7
George Town, Penang Island
— 6 nights
8
Ipoh
— 3 nights

4
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes MikeBikes, Ivy Holidays and Jalan Alor. Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur or BB Park Bukit Bintang. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Shah Alam and see Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, walk around KLCC Park, and browse the different shops at Mid Valley Megamall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sixty 3 Heritage and Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum. Head to Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery and Hueman Studiofor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Woodbox Fitness, don't miss a visit to St Paul's Church, contemplate the long history of The Royal Press, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir..

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melaka road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
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Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery ©
Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

2
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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 23rd (Wed): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave. Keep things going the next day: get in touch with nature with Garden Of Eden Valley Walk.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gunung Mulu National Park online day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Melaka to Gunung Mulu National Park with the Route module. In September in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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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.
Sarawak Cultural Village and The Ranee Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts and Upside Down House Kuchingfor some retail therapy. Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Bako National Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, get a dose of the wild on Kuching Caving, examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, and look for gifts at Left And Right Artisan Handcraft.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuching day trip tool.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Sarawak Museum ©
Sarawak Museum

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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 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, then look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuching to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:
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Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll get in some beach time at Cenang Beach and Tengah Beach. For shopping fun, head to Your Language Books Corner or Batik Village. On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and explore the wide array of goods at Idaman Suri.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi tour planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Langkawi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spas

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shop Howard and Indochine Natural. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Chew Jetty. Change things up with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the exciting artwork at Hin Bus Depot, and get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the George Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3.5 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 October, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park, Indochine Natural, Batu Ferringhi Beach
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 10:
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Panpuri Organic Spa Penang ©
Panpuri Organic Spa Penang
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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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.
Shop till you drop at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery and Seong Man. Get a sense of the local culture at 22 Hale Street and Funtasy House Trick Art. Get out of town with these interesting Ipoh side-trips: Pantai Teluk Batik (in Lumut) and 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan (in Sitiawan). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, examine the collection at Time Tunnel Museum, Ipoh Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid India Muslim, and make a trip to Maze Puzzle House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh travel route planner.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from George Town to Ipoh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pantai Teluk Batik, 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Miniature Wonders Art Gallery ©
Miniature Wonders Art Gallery
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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