15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip itinerary planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 9 nights
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Langkawi
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur

— 9 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, find something for the whole family at Sunway Lagoon, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online journey planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Kuala Lumpur is a bit warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 12:

Melaka

— 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 13th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and then contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, look for gifts at Ghee Hiang @ Jonker, then don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Woodbox Fitness.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka holiday planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Melaka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

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 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then look for gifts at Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry, and then admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Melaka to George Town is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:

Langkawi

— 1 night
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi attractions planning site.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

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.