35 days in Malaysia Itinerary

35 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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35 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Karachi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Langkawi
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Kota Kinabalu
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Kuching
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Melaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
Karachi

6
days
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and meet the residents at Underwater World Langkawi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Langkawi planner .

Karachi, Pakistan to Langkawi is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Karachi to Langkawi. When traveling from Karachi in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Langkawi, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
days
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, wander the streets of Armenian Street, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the George Town online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Langkawi to George Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. December in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Laser Battle
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Tropical Spice Garden ©
Tropical Spice Garden
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

5
days
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.
Make the 27th (Wed) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, stroll through Tanjung Aru Perdana Park, explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, and step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu road trip planning site .

Fly from George Town to Kota Kinabalu in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Kota Kinabalu is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Sabah
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Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Climbing Tours
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park

4
days
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Go for a jaunt from Kuching to Santubong to see Damai Beach about 38 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Kubah National Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Square Tower, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuching travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Kuching takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Damai Beach
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Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village
Kuching Esplanade ©
Kuching Esplanade

3
days
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.
Take a break from Johor Bahru with a short trip to Johor Premium Outlet in Kulai, about 38 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Fri) at Legoland Malaysia. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Johor Bahru City Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru trip planner.

Getting from Kuching to Johor Bahru by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway. In January, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Johor Premium Outlet
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Johor Bahru City Square ©
Johor Bahru City Square
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town ©
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

4
days
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for museums, historic sites, nature, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Jonker Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul).

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Traveling by car from Johor Bahru to Melaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daytime highs in Melaka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street
Malacca River ©
Malacca River

7
days
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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Mon) at Sunway Lagoon. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, wander the streets of Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online journey planner .

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque, Sunway Lagoon
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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