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Best time to visit Malaysia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Malaysia is May-June

When’s the best time to visit Malaysia, you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Malaysia is May-June.

The very hottest temperatures in Kuala Lumpur, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia, tend to reach around 34℃ (92℉) in the height of summer. The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 21℃ (70℉), although this can differ at other destinations across Malaysia depending on the geography.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Malaysia during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Malaysia falls around November, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in February instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Malaysia. We’ll show you climate data for loads of the top destinations, and much more. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Malaysia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Malaysia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Malaysia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fraser HillMay-June
29℃
21℃
31℃
20℃
31℃
21℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
32℃
21℃
31℃
21℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
21℃
31℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
29℃
21℃
IpohMay
30℃
21℃
31℃
21℃
31℃
21℃
31℃
22℃
32℃
22℃
32℃
22℃
32℃
21℃
32℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
31℃
22℃
30℃
22℃
29℃
21℃
Johor BahruMay-June
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
Kota KinabaluJune
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
Kuala LumpurMay-June
31℃
22℃
32℃
22℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
32℃
24℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
Kuala TerengganuMay
27℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
29℃
25℃
28℃
25℃
KuchingJune
29℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
31℃
23℃
32℃
23℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
23℃
33℃
23℃
33℃
24℃
33℃
24℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
30℃
23℃
KundasangMay-June
8℃
0℃
9℃
0℃
16℃
7℃
21℃
11℃
27℃
17℃
32℃
21℃
34℃
23℃
32℃
21℃
28℃
17℃
21℃
11℃
14℃
5℃
10℃
1℃
MalaccaSeptember-October
30℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
30℃
25℃
Port DicksonSeptember-October
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
SandakanSeptember-October
28℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
29℃
25℃
TawauOctober
29℃
24℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
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