23 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuching
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Melaka
— 3 nights
Bus to Mersing, Ferry to Pulau Tioman
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Pulau Tioman
— 3 nights
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Pulau Pangkor
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Langkawi
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Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Shah Alam and see Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around KL Bird Park, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, pause for some photo ops at Lord Murugan Statue, and see the interesting displays at MinNature Malaysia.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil — 1 night

Small Perhentian

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.
On the 11th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Kecil trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Pulau Perhentian Kecil can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kuching.
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Kuching — 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuching trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Kuching by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. September in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to Melaka.
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Melaka — 3 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum and Stadthuys. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Huskitory, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, browse the exhibits of Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, and soothe aching muscles at Woodbox Fitness.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melaka online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuching to Melaka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In September, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pulau Tioman.
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Pulau Tioman — 3 nights

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.
Pulau Tioman is known for wildlife, outdoors, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Renggis Island, kick back and relax at Panuba Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at Ombak House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Tioman day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Melaka to Pulau Tioman in 8 hours. September in Pulau Tioman sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pulau Pangkor.
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Pulau Pangkor — 1 night

Beautiful Island

Tropical Pangkor provided the setting for the Treaty of 1874, which strengthened ened British control of Perak and its lucrative tin trade.
On the 20th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Foo Lin Kong Temple, don't miss a visit to Kilang Satay Ikan Hai Seng Hin, then head off the coast to Pulau Giam, and finally kick back and relax at Coral Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Pangkor trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Tioman to Pulau Pangkor. In September, daytime highs in Pulau Pangkor are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 4 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Penang House of Music. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, learn more about the world around you at Tech Dome Penang, stop by Heritage House 25, and relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the George Town sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Pangkor to George Town. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pulau Pangkor to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 5 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art In Paradise and Batik Village. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 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. In September in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Malaysia travel guide

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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.
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