31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Melaka
— 9 nights
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Ipoh
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 7 nights
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Langkawi
— 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Mosque (Masjid Negara) and Thean Hou Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Putra Mosque and Jamek Mosque. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuala Lumpur: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam), Chin Swee Cave Temple (in Genting Highlands) and Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, and admire the natural beauty at Taman Orkid Kuala Lumpur.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kuala Lumpur. In January in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Melaka

— 9 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huskitory and Melaka Straits Mosque. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melaka: Port Dickson (Rumah terbalik port dickson & Muzium Tentera Darat). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Kampung Morten, admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace, take a stroll through Chinatown - Melaka, and step aboard Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 28:

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.
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens and Ho Yan Hor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Funtasy House Trick Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Gua Tempurung (in Gopeng), Perak Royal Museum (in Kuala Kangsar) and Taiping Lake Gardens (in Taiping). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Concubine Lane, examine the collection at Dream Big World, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Sultan Idris Shah Ke II Ipoh.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ipoh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Melaka to Ipoh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Ipoh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

George Town, Penang Island

— 7 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Wonderfood Museum Penang. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess of Mercy Temple (Kuan Yin Teng).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our George Town route planning app.

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7:

Langkawi

— 7 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Tanjung Rhu Beach and The Els Club Teluk Datai. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art In Paradise and Laman Padi Langkawi. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, step off the mainland to explore Beras Basah Island, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary maker app.

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. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:

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.