11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia route maker

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 4 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 parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur travel website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in January, things will get much hotter in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
When in George Town, make a side trip to see Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, approximately Teluk Bahang away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and admire the masterpieces at Teochew Puppet and Opera House.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our George Town tour planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

Langkawi

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, get to know the resident critters at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Langkawi Thean Hou Temple.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:

Malaysia travel guide

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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.