10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Putrajaya
— 1 night
Fly
3
Alor Setar
— 1 night
Fly
4
Kuala Terengganu
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kota Bharu
— 1 night
Fly
6
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly
7
Miri
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Kuala Lumpur

— 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker.

Chandigarh, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Chandigarh to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Putrajaya.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Putrajaya

— 1 night
Envisioned as a monument to Malaysian urban design and public architecture, the planned city of Putrajaya covers 4,932 hectares (12,187 acres) of repurposed plantations.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Putra Mosque and then get outside with Taman Saujana Hijau.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Putrajaya trip maker app.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Putrajaya are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can fly to Alor Setar.

Things to do in Putrajaya

Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

Alor Setar

— 1 night
The capital of the state of Kedah on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, Alor Setar ranks as the tenth-largest city in Malaysia by population.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Zahir Mosque and then appreciate the history behind Al-Bukhary Mosque.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Alor Setar trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Putrajaya to Alor Setar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Putrajaya to Alor Setar, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Kuala Terengganu.

Things to do in Alor Setar

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

Kuala Terengganu

— 1 night
Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Penarik Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Gemia Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Terengganu trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Alor Setar to Kuala Terengganu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. May in Kuala Terengganu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Kota Bharu

— 1 night

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al-Muhammadi and then take an in-depth tour of Muzium Diraja Istana Batu.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Bharu itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Kota Bharu are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

Kota Kinabalu

— 1 night
A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kota Kinabalu City Mosque and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu trip builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kota Bharu to Kota Kinabalu. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly to Miri.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

Miri

— 1 night

Resort City

Built on oil riches, Miri represents Serawak's modern and multicultural second city.
You can plan Miri trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Kota Kinabalu to Miri takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Miri

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.