30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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30 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh
Fly + bus:  17​h 30​min
1
Melaka
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Kuching
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Sandakan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h
8
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sharm El Sheikh

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Malacca River and Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary. Get some cultural insight at Jonker Street and St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, take a stroll through Chinatown - Melaka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and look for gifts at RazKashmir Crafts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip builder tool .

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Melaka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in February, with highs in Melaka at 38°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trip

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street
Malacca River ©
Malacca River

3
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get in touch with nature at Batu Ferringhi Beach and East Wind Watersports. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kek Lok Si Temple and Armenian Street. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, kick back and relax at Teluk Bahang Beach, stop by 5.4 North, and see the interesting displays at Asia Camera Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town day trip planning app .

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melaka to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in George Town sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi, Teluk Bahang Beach, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

5
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Visiting Cenang Beach and Tengah Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tanjung Rhu Beach, step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Langkawi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Langkawi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve and then stroll through Damai Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, then admire the natural beauty at Sarawak Orchid Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kuching online trip maker .

Getting from Langkawi to Kuching by flight takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Langkawi, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kuching, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Damai Beach
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Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Damai Beach ©
Damai Beach
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

3
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Escape the urban bustle at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves and Deer Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park. In February, daytime highs in Gunung Mulu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Mulu Caves
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Caves ©
Mulu Caves

4
nights
Kota Kinabalu

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.
Visiting Mount Kinabalu and Manukan Island will get you outdoors. Make the 23rd (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Spend the 24th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kinabalu Park, step off the mainland to explore Sapi Island, and take a memorable drive along Kokol Hill.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu online day trip planner .

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu by car takes about 16.5 hours. In February in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Nature

Side Trip

Sabah
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Climbing Tours
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park

2
nights
Sandakan

Sandakan ©
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.
On the 25th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and then look for all kinds of wild species at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sandakan online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Sandakan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Sandakan

#Parks, #Wildlife
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5
nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
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 Batu Caves and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Escape the urban bustle at KL Bird Park and Dark Cave Malaysia. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 2nd (Fri) at Sunway Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll through KLCC Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Putra Mosque, and see the interesting displays at National Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 5 hours. February in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque, Sunway Lagoon
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park
Aquaria KLCC ©
Aquaria KLCC

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