Asia cruise deals: Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia
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If you’re headed to the west coast, the lowlands or the highlands, November to March offers the perfect pairing of dry weather and off-peak prices.
If you’re traveling to the east coast, visit between April and September to steer clear of the wet season and heavy rains.
Malaysia has consistent hot and humid weather year round. The west coast experiences its wet season from April to October — but thundershowers are usually brief and provide a relief from the humidity. The east coast’s rainy season is from November to February and has heavier rainfall. Most beaches and accommodations are closed until March.
Temperatures are consistent all year round. Expect 70°F to 90°F on the coast and slightly cooler in the highlands, about 59°F to 77°F. Shoulder-season months November and March are ideal for travel deals and smaller crowds.
Depending on what you want to do, find the best times for a visit.
Singapore and Malaysia have similar weather all year round. It’s usually best to avoid the heavier rainy season in Singapore by traveling in November, February and March. That way, you can skip crowds around Christmas, New Year’s and Chinese New Year.
Weather in Thailand tends to fluctuate more throughout the year than in Malaysia and Singapore. That said, the best time to visit this trio of South Asian nations is still from November to March. April brings extreme heat and humidity, as well as the start of the rainy season.
But keep in mind that November to March is peak tourist season. Still, crowds tend to dwindle as spring nears. So choose March for that sweet spot between lower prices, fewer tourists and gorgeous weather.
After you’ve chosen the best time for your trip to Malaysia, compare flights to book an ideal route at the cheapest price.
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