60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner

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Ipoh
— 5 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 7 nights
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Langkawi
— 8 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 6 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuching
— 6 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 6 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 4 nights
Ferry to Mersing Jetty, Bus to Melaka
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Melaka
— 7 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
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Ipoh

— 5 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Lost World Of Tambun and Dream Big World. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipoh: Gopeng (River Explorer White Water Rafting & Nomad Adventure). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, make a trip to Maze Puzzle House, see the interesting displays at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid India Muslim.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ipoh trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:

George Town, Penang Island

— 7 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kids will enjoy Escape Theme Park and Panpuri Organic Spa Penang. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, let your taste buds guide you at Simply Enak - Food Experiences, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the George Town road trip website.

Getting from Ipoh to George Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ipoh to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks · Tours · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 30:

Langkawi

— 8 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cenang Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 8:

Kota Kinabalu

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Kinabalu Park and Borneo Calling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kota Kinabalu: Sosodikon Hill (in Kundasang), Tuaran (Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum & The Spa) and Tagal Tinopikon Park (in Penampang). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kinabalu, view the masterpieces at Sabah Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Sabah, and head off the coast to Sapi Island.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu trip maker app.

Fly from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Tue), snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Deer Cave.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park road trip planner.

Fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Kuching

— 6 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Attractions like Bako National Park and Sarawak Cultural Village make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get the lay of the land with Kuching Urban Adventures, and steep yourself in history at Hong San Si Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuching trip maker website.

Fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 4 hours. In December in Kuching, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 22:

Johor Bahru

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Legoland Malaysia and Kota Tinggi Firefly Park. Get out of town with these interesting Johor Bahru side-trips: Khatulistiwa Spa (in Pasir Gudang), Kota Tinggi (Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm & Thekchen Choling Malaysia) and Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) (in Kulai). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad, admire the natural beauty at Sireh Park, browse the different shops at Johor Bahru City Square, and get in on the family fun at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Johor Bahru day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Johor Bahru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In December in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

Pulau Tioman

— 4 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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Tioman Island Golf Club make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get outside with Monkey Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Panuba Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House, and head off the coast to Renggis Island.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Tioman visit planning site.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Johor Bahru to Pulau Tioman in 6 hours. In December in Pulau Tioman, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Melaka

— 7 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Family-friendly places like Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Skytrex Adventure Melaka will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Melaka side-trips: Gua Batu Maloi by RNR Adventures (in Kuala Pilah) and Port Dickson (Platinum Charters, Muzium Tentera Darat, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Huskitory, explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka online travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Melaka in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:

Kuala Lumpur

— 8 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.
Bring the kids along to Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur. Venture out of the city with trips to Sepang International Circuit (in Sepang), Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya) and Aeon Mall (in Nilai). There's much more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, experience rural life at Titi Eco Farm, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 16:

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.