12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Visit Batu Caves and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, tee off at K's Island Golf Academy Malaysia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll around KL Bird Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Chinatown - Melaka, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, and finally delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melaka travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

4
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Armenian Street and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Get some historical perspective at Kek Lok Si Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Chew Jetty, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nattukottai Chettiars Temples, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the George Town visit planner.

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, zoos & aquariums, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, laugh and play at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, and tee off at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Spas
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

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