10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner
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— 1 day
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights


Ipoh — 1 day

The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
On the 2nd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ipoh day trip app.

Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to George Town.
Museums · Shopping
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George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kapitan Keling Mosque and Batek-Lah Collection. Appreciate the collections at Wonderfood Museum Penang and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, take in the exciting artwork at David ST Loh Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find out how to plan a trip to George Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ipoh to George Town by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly to Melaka.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Melaka — 3 nights

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Huskitory and Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum). Museum-lovers will get to explore Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca and Malacca Heritage Centre. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to fly to Sandakan.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Sandakan — 1 night

Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Sandakan Memorial Park and then get a new perspective on nature at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sandakan day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to Sandakan takes 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Sun), stroll around KLCC Park and then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, then enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Kwai Chai Hong.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur takes 4.5 hours. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trip
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Malaysia travel guide

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.