13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Melaka
— 1 night
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Petronas Twin Towers and KL Bird Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 4th (Wed) at Sunway Lagoon. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur vacation maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Kuala Lumpur are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Melaka

— 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melaka trip planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites
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Johor Bahru

— 1 night

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. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): cool off at Legoland Malaysia and then make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Johor Bahru journey builder tool.

You can drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Langkawi

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cenang Beach and Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. On the 10th (Tue), enjoy an adventurous day among the treetops at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. There's much more to do: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, and relax and rejuvenate at Salt Room.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Langkawi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

George Town, Penang Island

— 3 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 11th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Escape Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the George Town route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

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.