31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

31 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
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Kuching
— 3 nights
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Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
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Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
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Kundasang
— 2 nights
Drive to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Fly to Penang International Airport
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Langkawi
— 6 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

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.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Mon) at Sunway Lagoon. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, stroll through Batu Caves, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip builder.

Lucknow, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Lucknow to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Lucknow in January, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

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Melaka

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melaka: Port Dickson (Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple, Pusat Ikan Hiasan, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planner.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

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Johor Bahru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a splash at Legoland Malaysia and then make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): browse the different shops at Tesco Extra Mutiara Rini, admire the natural beauty at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai).

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Johor Bahru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 12:

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Kuching

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Bako National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Johor Bahru to Kuching takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Kuching sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:

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Gunung Mulu National Park

Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 17:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see majestic marine mammals with Glass Bottom Boat Tours, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Sapi Island, head off the coast to Manukan Island, then don't miss a visit to Sabah State Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pasupathinath Alayam.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu road trip website.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kundasang.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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Kundasang

Offering access to a lush national park, tea plantations, and dairy farms, Kundasang serves as a popular leisure destination.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Arnab Village, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, and then experience rural life at Desa Dairy Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind Kundasang War Memorial, take in the awesome beauty at Kinabalu Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sosodikon Hill.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kundasang travel planner.

Drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kundasang

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

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George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, and don't miss a visit to Chew Jetty.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for George Town using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kundasang to George Town with the Route module. Traveling from Kundasang to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 28th (Thu), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. The adventure continues: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi online attractions planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

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.