31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

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Petaling Jaya
— 2 nights
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Port Dickson
— 2 nights
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Melaka
— 3 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
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Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
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Ipoh
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Kangar
— 1 night
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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Kota Bharu
— 2 nights
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Batu Caves
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Batu Caves
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur
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Petaling Jaya — 2 nights

First established in 1952 and since swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Kuala Lumpur, you can now hardly distinguish Petaling Jaya from the ever-growing Malaysian capital.
You'll explore and learn at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Gallery des Artistes. Head to Central I-City and Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mallfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, browse the different shops at AEON Mall Shah Alam, hunt for treasures at Indian Rojak & Cendol, and look for gifts at 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

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Kuala Lumpur to Petaling Jaya is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train. In July, daytime highs in Petaling Jaya are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Dickson.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Port Dickson — 2 nights

Port Dickson's proximity to Kuala Lumpur makes it popular with both Malay and foreign tourists looking to escape the city and relax on the beach.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Rumah terbalik port dickson and then look for gifts at Garage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Alive 3D Art Gallery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Odyssey Massage.

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You can drive from Petaling Jaya to Port Dickson in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Port Dickson sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melaka.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

Melaka — 3 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Hueman Studio. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Royal Press and A Famosa Fort. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Stadthuys, make a trip to The Huskitory, take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, and see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melaka online travel route planner.

You can drive from Port Dickson to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Johor Bahru.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Johor Bahru — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Khatulistiwa Spa and then buy something for everyone on your list at Johor Bahru City Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at cosway Setia Tropika, then browse the different shops at IKEA Tebrau, and then buy something for everyone on your list at AEON Mall.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Johor Bahru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Cameron Highlands.
Shopping · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

Cameron Highlands — 2 nights

Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
On the 11th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Cameron Lavender, then examine the collection at Time Tunnel Museum, and then hike along Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Mossy Forest, then relax and rejuvenate at Spa Village, and then browse the exhibits of Mah Meri Art Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cameron Highlands tour planning app.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Cameron Highlands in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Ipoh — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo and Funtasy House Trick Art. Miniature Wonders Art Gallery and Ho Yan Hor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at 22 Hale Street, examine the collection at Dream Big World, take an in-depth tour of Time Tunnel Museum, Ipoh Old Town, and stop by Guan Heong Biscuit Shop.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ipoh travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cameron Highlands to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to George Town.
Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

George Town, Penang Island — 4 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Armenian Street and Kek Lok Si Temple. Let the collections at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Penang House of Music capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and stop by 5.4 North.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the George Town day trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town. In July in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangar.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Kangar — 1 night

Kangar is the state capital of Perlis, Malaysia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Kota Kayang Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Hussain Mosque (Floating Mosque), and then stroll through Bukit Cenderawasih.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kangar trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from George Town to Kangar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Cenang Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge.

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Explore your travel options from Kangar to Langkawi with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kota Bharu.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Kota Bharu — 2 nights

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Min House Camp, browse the different shops at AEON MALL Kota Bharu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al-Ismaili. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Istana Jahar, then get engrossed in the history at Muzium Diraja Istana Batu, and then hunt for treasures at Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Bharu trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Langkawi to Kota Bharu with the Route module. In July, daytime highs in Kota Bharu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Pulau Perhentian Kecil — 1 night

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Bay (Teluk Aur).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Kecil trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Kota Bharu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil with the Route module. July in Pulau Perhentian Kecil sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Batu Caves.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 26:

Batu Caves — 1 night

True to its name, Batu Caves draw visitors with its famous limestone cavern system, lying to the north of Kuala Lumpur.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia, then explore and take pictures at Batu Caves, and then don't miss a visit to Ramayana Cave.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Batu Caves trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Batu Caves in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Batu Caves sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:

Kuala Lumpur — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. You'll explore and learn at Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Museum of Illusions. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, stroll around KL Bird Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Chow Kit Market, and stop by A Day.

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Kuala Lumpur is very close to Batu Caves. In July, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Shopping · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Selangor travel guide

3.6
Caves · Theme Parks · Shopping Malls
Abode of Sincerity
Urban and rural exploration come together in Selangor, one of the most developed and naturally impressive states of Malaysia. Two major cities provide ample cultural attractions in what is the wealthiest state in the country, with thriving museums and galleries complementing less cerebral--but also popular--institutions such as water parks, play areas, and sprawling retail centers. Outside the cities, the region offers a wilderness of thick forests (some include national parks) and ancient places of worship located in limestone caverns.

Negeri Sembilan travel guide

3.3
Military Museums · Art Galleries · Lighthouses
A Negeri Sembilan vacation offers a diverse mix of cultural and natural attractions. The scenic coastline provides the closest beaches to Kuala Lumpur, making it popular among locals, expats, and Singaporeans, and it has the food, entertainment, and amenities to match. The lush, hilly jungle that makes up the rest of the state hides waterfalls, caves, and many hiking trails. For a break from the wild, Negeri Sembilan's cities boast museums to browse, Chinese shophouses and temples to visit, and colonial architecture to admire. The rich, spicy local cuisine shows the influence of the region's large ethnic Chinese and Indian populations.

Johor travel guide

3.1
Theme Parks · Shopping Malls · Landmarks
Abode of Dignity
Johor, one of Malaysia's most developed states, features monarchical and religious architecture among its university towns and government districts that also offer impressive engineering and modern cultural hotspots. Smaller settlements provide nice walking routes along rivers, or up to natural landmarks, such as waterfalls, mountains, hot springs, and fishing lakes. Offshore, visitors flock to popular dive spots because of the rich marine diversity hidden beneath the calm waters.

Pahang travel guide

3.4
Theme Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Pahang, the largest state on Peninsular Malaysia, encompasses the Pahang River basin. The highland area of the state features rolling hills of agricultural land, along with temperate retreats, which were established during the colonial era with luxury hotels and amusements. The rainforest region hosts many rare and endangered animals, such as tigers, elephants, and tapir. The coastal areas offer flatter terrain along limestone cliffs that descend down to fine, sandy beaches. Out at sea, a set of islands provides great dive spots with coral formations.

Perak travel guide

3.5
History Museums · Landmarks · Theme Parks
Abode of Grace
The Malaysian state of Perak centers around human history and natural beauty. Dutch and British colonial empires both viewed the area as strategically important because of its tin mines, and the footprint of the two European powers can still be seen in historical sites, architecture, and museums here. The rural inland regions feature untouched areas of forestland, while the coast is made up of remote islands dotted with quant fishing villages and white beaches.

Penang travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."

Perlis travel guide

3
Caves · Sacred & Religious Sites · Nature & Parks

Kedah travel guide

3.5
Beaches · Bridges · Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Abode of Peace
Kedah, a state comprised of flat, arable terrain on the mainland and an archipelago of islands just off the coast, has earned the nickname, “The Rice Bowl of Malaysia” for its landscape of small towns dotted across rice paddies and farms. The region's beaches and lagoons are rich in marine life. The archipelago has been developed as a tourist's paradise, with activity and relaxation both playing a leading role in most Kedah holidays.

Kelantan travel guide

3.1
Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.

Terengganu travel guide

3.7
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.