31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Pulau Redang
— 1 night
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Ferry to Merang Jetty, Shuttle to Kuala Besut Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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Sandakan
— 3 nights
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Fly to Kuala Lumpur, Foot to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Bus to Tanjung Gemok Jetty, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Melaka
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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Ipoh
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Langkawi
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Putra Mosque. Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands to see Chin Swee Cave Temple about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with BB Park Bukit Bintang.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur visit planner.

Sanaa, Yemen to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sanaa in July, Kuala Lumpur is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Pulau Redang

— 1 night
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Redang Marine Park Centre and then head off the coast to Redang Island.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Redang vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Redang in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Pulau Perhentian Besar

— 2 nights

Large Perhentian

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, then stop by Universal Diver, and finally identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Teluk Keke.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Besar trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and shuttle from Pulau Redang to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In July in Pulau Perhentian Besar, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Sri Pasupathinath Alayam. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, view the masterpieces at Agarwood Art Gallery, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Kinabalu day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kota Kinabalu takes 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Sandakan

— 3 nights
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park, and then get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC). Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Island Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sandakan itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Pulau Tioman

— 3 nights
Thick, verdant jungle blankets the hilly island of Pulau Tioman, dotted with steep cliffs and tumbling waterfalls, and filled with rare species such as bearcats, giant flying squirrels, slow lorises, and Tioman "walking" catfish.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tioman Dive Centre and Panuba Beach. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Renggis Island, head outdoors with Monkey Bay, play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club, and soothe aching muscles at Ombak House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pulau Tioman road trip planning website.

Getting from Sandakan to Pulau Tioman by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 14 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pulau Tioman are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Melaka

— 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Melaka Straits Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, then examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, stop by Sixty 3 Heritage, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, and finally don't miss a visit to River Walk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melaka trip site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka takes 8 hours. In July in Melaka, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Ipoh

— 3 nights

The Town Built on Tin

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Ipoh side-trips: Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping) and Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art, delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Kledang, and take an in-depth tour of Time Tunnel Museum, Ipoh Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ipoh trip planner.

Drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. July in Ipoh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill Mosque), and take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our George Town driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town. In July, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Langkawi

— 5 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Tanjung Rhu Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, make a trip to De'zone, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi online itinerary planner.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi 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 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In July in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 31:

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.