32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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32 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  14​h 45​min
1
Melaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Johor Bahru
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kuching
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Kota Kinabalu
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
7
Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Dammam

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, and browse the exhibits of Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Melaka is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dammam in March, with highs in Melaka at 39°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Malacca River ©
Malacca River

3
nights
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai) in Kulai (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: cool off at Legoland Malaysia, have some family-friendly fun at Fanpekka, get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad, and take in nature's colorful creations at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Johor Bahru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Gunung Pulai (Mount Pulai)
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Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary ©
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

4
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kuching is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, take in the waterfront at Kuching Waterfront, and snap pictures at Golden Anniversary Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuching trip website.

Fly from Johor Bahru to Kuching in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Adventure
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

3
nights
Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Gunung Mulu National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave, identify plant and animal life at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves, and snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gunung Mulu National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Gunung Mulu National Park takes 2 hours. In March in Gunung Mulu National Park, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum (in Tuaran) and Sosodikon Hill (in Kundasang). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kinabalu Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pasupathinath Alayam, and step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

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You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kota Kinabalu in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sabah, Chanteek Borneo Indigenous Museum, Sosodikon Hill
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Climbing Tours
Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu

4
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.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Zone, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to George Town takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Penang Island, Escape Theme Park, Adventure Zone, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

4
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaria, and walk around KLCC Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur online tour builder.

Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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