31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia travel planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 6 nights
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Melaka
— 5 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 3 nights
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Ipoh
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Langkawi
— 6 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 6 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaria.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur driving holiday planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hours. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 9:

Melaka

— 5 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kids will enjoy The Huskitory and Pusat Ikan Hiasan. When in Melaka, make a side trip to see Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple in Port Dickson, approximately Port Dickson away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, and stop by Sixty 3 Heritage.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melaka trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Kuching.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuching trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Melaka to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Kuching are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Johor Bahru

— 3 nights

Southern City

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.
Attractions like Legoland Malaysia and Kota Tinggi Firefly Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Johor Bahru with an excursion to Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) in Kulai--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary, get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad, and get in on the family fun at Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Johor Bahru trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Kuching to Johor Bahru by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ipoh.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 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.
Attractions like Lost World Of Tambun and Taiping Lake Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, take in the awesome beauty at Bukit Kledang, see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and admire the sheer force of Lata Ulu Chepor.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh trip planner.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Ipoh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Attractions like Escape Theme Park and Pinang Peranakan Mansion make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, look for gifts at Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the George Town day trip 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

Langkawi

— 6 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will enjoy Cenang Beach and Langkawi Wildlife Park. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi trip itinerary website.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 2:

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.