11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia visit planner

Make it your trip
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive
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Melaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Langkawi

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
We've included these beaches for you: Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, view the masterpieces at Batik Village, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi driving holiday planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Langkawi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Lahore in January: high temperatures in Langkawi hover around 37°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

George Town, Penang Island

— 2 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our George Town online attractions planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Ipoh

— 1 night

The Town Built on Tin

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 23rd (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, examine the collection at Dream Big World, take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then take in the exciting artwork at Funtasy House Trick Art, and finally stop by Guan Heong Biscuit Shop.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ipoh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Ipoh due to the time zone difference. In January in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Melaka

— 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, make a trip to Melaka Straits Mosque, don't miss a visit to River Walk, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melaka road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. January in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Suria KLCC Mall and BB Park Bukit Bintang. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Batu Caves and Chinatown. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and stroll around KLCC Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

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.