32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
2
Melaka
— 4 nights
3
Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
4
Kuching
— 3 nights
5
Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
6
Langkawi
— 5 nights
7
George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
8
Ipoh
— 4 nights

5
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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.
Kids will enjoy Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Genting Highlands (Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, The VOID, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Sat) at Sunway Lagoon. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, and walk around KL Bird Park.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Genting Highlands, Petaling Jaya, Lord Murugan Statue, Batu Caves
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Aquaria ©
Aquaria

4
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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kids will enjoy The Huskitory and Malacca River. Get out of town with these interesting Melaka side-trips: Port Dickson (Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple, Pusat Ikan Hiasan, &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, don't miss a visit to St Paul's Church, and examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melaka trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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Pusat Ikan Hiasan ©
Pusat Ikan Hiasan
Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary ©
Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
Muzium Tentera Darat ©
Muzium Tentera Darat

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Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): cool off at Legoland Malaysia and then make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai), then take in nature's colorful creations at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tesco Extra Mutiara Rini.

You can plan Johor Bahru trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Melaka to Johor Bahru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai)
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary ©
Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary
Istana Bukit Serene ©
Istana Bukit Serene

3
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarawak Cultural Village and Kayaking & Canoeing. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Bako National Park. And it doesn't end there: push the limits with Kuching Caving, see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, find something for the whole family at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, and browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching online journey maker.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Kuching Caving ©
Kuching Caving
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Kinabalu and Manukan Island. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, view the masterpieces at Sabah Art Gallery, see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu road trip tool.

You can fly from Kuching to Kota Kinabalu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Sabah
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Climbing Tours

5
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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Bring the kids along to Langkawi Sky Bridge and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. On the 6th (Wed), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Langkawi visit planner.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Langkawi in 6.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Escape Theme Park and Panpuri Organic Spa Penang. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Simply Enak - Food Experiences.

Plan trip to George Town with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Escape Theme Park, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
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Panpuri Organic Spa Penang ©
Panpuri Organic Spa Penang
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Street Art in George Town ©
Street Art in George Town

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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.
Kids will enjoy Lost World Of Tambun and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ipoh: Masjid An-Nur (in Bandar Seri Iskandar), Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping) and Gopeng (Nomad Adventure & River Explorer White Water Rafting). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid India Muslim, examine the collection at Dream Big World, and admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ipoh travel planner.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Ipoh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Gopeng, Masjid An-Nur, Taiping Lake Gardens
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:
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Lost World Of Tambun ©
Lost World Of Tambun
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Taiping Lake Gardens ©
Taiping Lake Gardens

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