12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights


George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Penang about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our George Town visit planner.

Cairo, Egypt to George Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to George Town, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in George Town, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Langkawi.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Theme Parks
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Langkawi itinerary planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure
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Kuala Lumpur — 5 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 KLCC Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur road trip planning site.

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.