20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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

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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.
When in Kuala Lumpur, make a side trip to see Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take a stroll through Chinatown, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. In October, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Tours

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Step out of Melaka with an excursion to Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple in Port Dickson--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melaka trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
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 about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, and examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the George Town online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Indochine Natural, ESCAPE, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), 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

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go 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 October in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

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Kota Kinabalu

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kota Kinabalu to Semporna to see Sabah about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu, step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island, and explore the striking landscape of Kinabalu Park.

Make your Kota Kinabalu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. October in Kota Kinabalu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park online tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Deer Cave ©
Deer Cave
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, don't miss a visit to Kuching Esplanade, then examine the collection at Sarawak Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, and finally take in the views from Golden Anniversary Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuching online route planner .

Getting from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching by flight takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kuching can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

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

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