23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia route planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Melaka
— 3 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
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Langkawi
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur journey builder site.

Durban, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durban to Kuala Lumpur is 6 hours. Traveling from Durban in August, things will get a bit warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Melaka

— 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Huskitory, admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melaka vacation planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Kuching

— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, get in on the family fun at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuching online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to Kuching takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 2 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave and then take in the views from Mulu Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

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You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Kota Kinabalu

— 3 nights
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.
When in Kota Kinabalu, make a side trip to see Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum in Tuaran, approximately Tuaran away. Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, get up close to creatures of the deep with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu online travel planner.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the George Town trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to George Town takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kota Kinabalu to George Town. In August in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Langkawi

— 5 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi trip planning tool.

Fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.