12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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— 2 nights
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
— 2 nights


Langkawi — 2 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 6th (Sun), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Langkawi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Langkawi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Langkawi is a bit cooler than Muscat - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to George Town.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Family-friendly places like Escape Penang and Pinang Peranakan Mansion will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, relax and rejuvenate at Panpuri Organic Spa Penang, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, and admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.
Family-friendly places like Petronas Twin Towers and KL Bird Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Batu Caves, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur road trip app.

Fly from George Town to Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Melaka.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
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Melaka — 2 nights

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 15th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, make a trip to The Huskitory, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and then contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melaka road trip planning app.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.