13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
6
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Kuching
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, walk around KL Bird Park, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur travel route planning site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, explore the activities along Malacca River, admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, then steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Melaka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and finally admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle and then find something for the whole family at ESCAPE.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read George Town route website .

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. December in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, ESCAPE, Laser Battle
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then make a trip to De'zone. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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Kota Kinabalu

A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then head off the coast to Manukan Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu route planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island

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Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park ©
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then push the limits with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to Gunung Mulu National Park in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Gunung Mulu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Clearwater / Wind Show Caves ©
Clearwater / Wind Show Caves
Mulu Skywalk ©
Mulu Skywalk

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 2nd (Thu), examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, then explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, look for gifts at Left And Right Artisan Handcraft, and then identify plant and animal life at Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuching sightseeing website .

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Semenggoh Nature Reserve ©
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
Sarawak Cultural Village ©
Sarawak Cultural Village

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