Malaysia, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Malaysia, Malaysia? If you're planning to go to Malaysia, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Malaysia, Malaysia

Based on the climate and weather in Malaysia, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Malaysia, Malaysia by month

January

January in Malaysia is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

February is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

If you visit Malaysia during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

April

If you vacation in Malaysia during April, you are likely to find that it is really hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

May

Traveling to Malaysia in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

June

If you vacation in Malaysia during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

July

If you are traveling to Malaysia in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

August

August here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

September

If you vacation in Malaysia during September, you are likely to find that it is really hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

If you vacation in Malaysia during October, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

November in Malaysia is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

December

December here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Malaysia, Malaysia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Malaysia, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Malaysia
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch

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