12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Johor Bahru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights

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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.
Family-friendly places like Chin Swee Cave Temple and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will thrill your kids. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Genting Highlands (Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park & The VOID). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, admire the masterpieces at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts, see the interesting displays at P. Ramlee Memorial, and wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

The Route module can give 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 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Cameron Highlands.
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Cameron Highlands — 2 nights

Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Family-friendly places like Boh's Tea Centre and Time Tunnel Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Mossy Forest, get curious at Agro-Technology Park Mardi Cameron Highlands, experience rural life at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate, and admire the natural beauty at Cameron Lavender.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Cameron Highlands day trip app.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 2 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, then find something for the whole family at Escape Theme Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): stop by Chew Jetty, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cameron Highlands to George Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cameron Highlands to George Town is minus 1 hour. In December in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Johor Bahru.
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Johor Bahru — 2 nights

Southern City

A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at KSL City Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Johor Bahru City Square, and then wander the streets of Danga Bay.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Johor Bahru attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Johor Bahru takes 3 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 Johor Bahru. In January, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally head outdoors with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Indian Rojak & Cendol, make a splash at Sunway Lagoon, then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and finally stroll through KL Bird Park.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur attractions planner.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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