23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip itinerary 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Durban, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durban to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durban in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kuala Lumpur: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

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: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, and admire the striking features of Stadthuys.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planner.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

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 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, then find something for the whole family at Sarawak Sentosa Theme Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Kuching online tour builder.

Fly from Melaka to Kuching in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

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 12th (Sat): 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 13th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum in Tuaran (about 56 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, and step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu road trip website.

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu by flight takes about 3 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street, relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, and see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to George Town in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kota Kinabalu to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:

Langkawi

— 5 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 21st (Mon), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary builder 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. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. February in Langkawi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:

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.