12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia holiday maker

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Melaka
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Langkawi
— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Batu Caves and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Putra Mosque and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Bagan Lalang Beach in Sungai Pelek--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Chinatown, stop by 1 Utama Shopping Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip maker.

Lahore, Pakistan to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Lahore in January, things will get much warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Melaka

— 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Pengkalan Balak Beach (Pantai Pengkalan Balak), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and then explore the activities along Malacca River.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

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 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Han Jiang Ancestral Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Monkey Beach, wander the streets of Chulia Street, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza.

Plan my day in George Town using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get a sense of the local culture at Art In Paradise and Batik Village. Visit Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai, pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Wanararm, buy something for everyone on your list at Cenang Mall, and explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi route maker app.

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 to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 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.