Malaysia offers beautiful beaches, ancient tropical rainforests, mouth-watering local cuisine and an intriguing blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European heritage.

Occupying the Malay Peninsula and a large part of northwestern Borneo this friendly, modern and spectacularly varied country has so much to offer. The vibrant capital city of Kuala Lumpur is home to glitzy skyscrapers, colonial architecture and bustling markets.

Beyond Kuala Lumpur, you can find verdant tropical jungles, the palm-fringed beaches of Langkawi or Penang along with secluded islands, vast tea plantations, charming historic cities and a wide range of budget-friendly accommodation options.

For those looking to get stuck into a real outdoors adventure, Malaysian Borneo offers an abundance of spectacular wildlife, incredible scenery, fascinating culture and unspoilt beaches.

When to Visit

The best time to visit beaches on the west coast such as Penang and Langkawi is during the drier months of November to March. Whilst the east coast of Malaysia is pleasant between May and September.

Kuala Lumpur is a great year-round destination, but you can expect intermittent showers in March and April which are usually the wettest months.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Kuala Lumpur & Penang / Langkawi.

Graph showing average high and low temperature by month for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Graph showing average rainfall and days with rain by month for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Graph showing average high and low temperature by month for Penang & Langkawi, Malaysia
Graph showing average rainfall and days with rain by month for Penang & Langkawi, Malaysia