60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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60 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Sandakan
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Kota Kinabalu
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Kuching
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  4​h 45​min
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
6
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
George Town, Penang Island
— 8 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
8
Langkawi
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
10
Pulau Tioman
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  7​h
11
Kuantan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Melaka
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Kuala Lumpur
— 7 nights
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Get outdoors at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) and Turtle Island Park. Take a break from Sandakan with a short trip to Kinabatangan Jungle Camp in Sukau, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, appreciate the views at Danum Valley Conservation Area, and get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sandakan attractions planner .

Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In August, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Sandakan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kinabatangan Jungle Camp, Danum Valley Conservation Area
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary ©

6
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kinabalu Park and Mount Kinabalu. Step out of Kota Kinabalu to go to Tuaran and see Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, and step off the mainland to explore Dinawan Island.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kota Kinabalu tour planner.

You can fly from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Kota Kinabalu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sabah, Rasa Ria Reserve by Shangri-La
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:
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Kinabalu Park ©
Kinabalu Park
Mount Kinabalu ©
Mount Kinabalu
Climbing Tours

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), snap pictures at Mulu Skywalk and then explore the fascinating underground world of Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gunung Mulu National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

7
nights
Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sarawak Cultural Village and Urang Sarawak: Pameran Tentang Kita. Take a break from the city and head to Semenggoh Nature Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from Kuching with a short trip to Jangkar Waterfalls in Lundu Town, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park, examine the collection at The Tun Jugah Foundation, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Santubong.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuching trip planning app .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fairy Caves, Jangkar Waterfalls
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 18:
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Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

2
nights
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke and then look for gifts at Universal Diver. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Besar holiday planner .

Getting from Kuching to Pulau Perhentian Besar by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. September in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Kecil

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 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Long Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Perhentian Island Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Kecil online travel planner .

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Pulau Perhentian Kecil by ferry takes about 3 hours. September in Pulau Perhentian Kecil sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Perhentian Island Mosque ©
Perhentian Island Mosque

8
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kek Lok Si Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Batu Ferringhi Beach and Kerachut Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from George Town: Alor Setar (Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir, Al-Bukhary Mosque, & more) and Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth (in Butterworth). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, make a trip to Chew Jetty, and admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to George Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Penang Island, Alor Setar, Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Kerachut Beach, Laser Battle
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 29:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

6
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll get in some beach time at Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pangkor.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 5:
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline

1
night
Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor

Pangkor ©
The island of Pangkor retains a markedly less touristy feel, making it a perfect getaway for those looking to escape the crowds.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Pangkor Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tua Pek Kong Temple, step off the mainland to explore Pulau Giam, then make a trip to Foo Lin Kong Temple, and finally make a trip to Kilang Satay Ikan Hai Seng Hin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pangkor trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Langkawi to Pangkor. October in Pangkor sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Pulau Tioman.

Things to do in Pangkor

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tua Pek Kong Temple, Foo Lin Kong Temple
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Coral Beach ©
Coral Beach
Pangkor Island ©
Pangkor Island
Tua Pek Kong Temple ©
Tua Pek Kong Temple

2
nights
Pulau Tioman

Thick, verdant jungle blankets the hilly island of Pulau Tioman, dotted with steep cliffs and tumbling waterfalls, and filled with rare species such as bearcats, giant flying squirrels, slow lorises, and Tioman "walking" catfish.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Panuba Beach. There's more to do: play a few rounds at Tioman Island Golf Club.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Tioman holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pangkor to Pulau Tioman. In October in Pulau Tioman, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 10th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuantan.

Things to do in Pulau Tioman

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Panuba Beach ©
Panuba Beach

4
nights
Kuantan

Kuantan ©
The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community.
We've included these beaches for you: Teluk Chempedak and Pantai Balok. Get outdoors at Kemasik Beach and Teluk Kalong Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuantan: Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah (in Pekan) and Pantai Teluk Mak Nik (in Cukai). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Bukit Pelindung Recreational Forest, admire the sheer force of Sungai Pandan Waterfall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hasil Laut Kiah Kee, and don't miss a visit to Sri Marathandavar Aalayam Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuantan vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Pulau Tioman to Kuantan in 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuantan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pantai Teluk Mak Nik, Sri Marathandavar Aalayam Temple, Kemasik Beach, Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah, Teluk Kalong Beach
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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Teluk Chempedak ©
Teluk Chempedak
Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah ©
Muzium Masjid Sultan Abdullah
Sungai Pandan Waterfall ©
Sungai Pandan Waterfall

7
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 Gunung Datuk. St Paul's Church and Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir. will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melaka: Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest (in Rembau) and Port Dickson (Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Center, Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., view the masterpieces at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, and admire the striking features of Stadthuys.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planner.

Getting from Kuantan to Melaka by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Gunung Datuk, Gunung Datuk Recreational Forest
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 21:
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and Kechara Forest Retreat. Get a sense of the local culture at Chinatown and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya), Sky Mirror (in Kuala Selangor) and Bukit Kutu (in Kuala Kubu Baharu). There's much more to do: stroll around KL Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of National Mosque (Masjid Negara), browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Saga Hill Trial, Batu Caves, Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre, Putra Mosque, Kechara Forest Retreat
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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