Malaysia 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 7 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Malaysia.

Enjoy the perfect Malaysian adventure with one of our immersive 5-day itineraries. If you'd like an urban getaway, opt for something similar to this Kuala Lumpur retreat, where you can visit the Petronas Twin Towers, the Batu Caves, and nearby historical Melaka. If you'd prefer to see wildlife and explore pristine beaches, consider a trip like this wildlife and sea itinerary, where you can watch for pygmy elephants along the Kinabatangan River and unwind on the white sands of Lankayan Island. Adventure-seekers eager to immerse themselves in Borneo's rich biodiversity might find a trip like this Borneo wildlife and Kinabatangan River itinerary the perfect option as you'll get to observe orangutans and journey through unspoiled jungles.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 5-day trips in Malaysia.

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Discover the rainforests of East Malaysia's Danum Valley
Map of Borneo Eastern Wildlife Adventure - 5 Days
Borneo Eastern Wildlife Adventure - 5 Days

With flora and fauna unlike anywhere else in the world, the Borneo rainforest offers a thrilling experience to anyone willing to venture this far. During this 5-day journey, you will explore the jungle by both river and land in search of elusive wildlife, as well as encounter endangered species through the local conservation and rehabilitation centers.

See orangutans in the wild in East Malaysia's Borneo
Map of Wildlife & Islands of Borneo - 5 Days
Wildlife & Islands of Borneo - 5 Days

In just five days, you can experience Malaysian Borneo's highlights on wildlife tours and island trips. Take a boat ride along the Kinabatangan River deep into the rainforest to witness orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. After a few nature tours with naturalist guides, you'll transfer to Lankayan Island to enjoy white-sand beaches and snorkeling trips to coral reefs.

See monkeys in their natural habitat
Map of Wildlife & Sea in Malaysia - 5 Days
Wildlife & Sea in Malaysia - 5 Days

Animal lovers and ocean enthusiasts, get ready: this five-day trip is bursting with sea and wildlife. Make your way through the five distinct habitats of the Kinabatangan River to a chalet on the beach, keeping an eye out for proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, and Pygmy elephants along the way.

Ride the elevator up the iconic Petronas Towers for views over Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city
Map of Malaysia Getaway: Melaka & Kuala Lumpur - 5 Days
Malaysia Getaway: Melaka & Kuala Lumpur - 5 Days

Get a taste of the diversity of Malaysia on this compact five-day trip that hits the highlights of Melaka and Kuala Lumpur. Touch down in Kuala Lumpur and hit the ground running as you transfer to Melaka to explore the city on foot. Stroll the streets of Chinatown and take a river cruise along the Melaka River, then return to the capital to see its monuments. Finish your trip with a river cruise near Kuala Selangor and enjoy an explosion of fireflies lighting up the night.

A monkey on a colorful rooftop at the Batu Caves
Map of Kuala Lumpur Urban Retreat - 5 Days
Kuala Lumpur Urban Retreat - 5 Days

Experience the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur to its fullest as you explore the city and its beautiful natural surroundings over five days. Stroll the charming streets of the traditional Malay village of Kampung Baru, then visit the Batu Caves and embark on a spiritual ascent of the 272 steps. Take a riverboat cruise to explore nearby Melaka before experiencing Ipoh's colonial architecture and vibrant regional cuisine. Finally, climb to the top of Petronas Twin Towers for incredible city views.

A Sarawak hornbill in flight
Map of Malaysian Borneo's Heritage & Nature in Kuching - 5 Days
Malaysian Borneo's Heritage & Nature in Kuching - 5 Days

Experience the highlights of the Malaysian state of Sarawak with this five-day itinerary that blends the best of Borneo's culture and nature. From your base in the city of Kuching, you'll see the city's significant monuments on a riverboat cruise, then observe orangutans in their natural habitat at Semenggoh Nature Reserve. Wander through the otherworldly stalactites and stalagmites of the Wind and Fairy Caves, and discover secluded beaches, rainforests, and mangroves on a day trip into Bako National Park—where you're likely to spot exotic wildlife like monkeys, wild boars, and hornbills.

Cruise along East Malaysia's Kinabatangan River by boat
Map of  Discover Borneo's Wildlife & the Hidden Kinabatangan River - 5 Days
Discover Borneo's Wildlife & the Hidden Kinabatangan River - 5 Days

Glimpse Malaysian Borneo's diverse native wildlife as you follow the path of the Kinabatangan River for five days. Start in Sandakan with a walk along the Sandakan Heritage Trail, and visit the Sepilok Rehabilitation Center to observe critically endangered orangutans up close. Then it's time to cruise to the unspoiled jungles of Lower Kinabatangan to reach a comfortable lodge—which serves as your base for three days of wildlife watching, guided treks, and river safaris.

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