15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia holiday planner

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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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Kota Kinabalu
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
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Langkawi
— 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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll through KL Bird Park, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

Melaka

— 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, make a trip to The Huskitory, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to Jonker Street Night Market. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, then make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir..

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 4:

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): laugh and play at Legoland Malaysia.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Johor Bahru trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Kota Kinabalu

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from Kota Kinabalu with a short trip to Desa Dairy Farm in Kundasang, about 2 hours away. Spend the 8th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kinabalu.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kota Kinabalu itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu in 4.5 hours. In November in Kota Kinabalu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

George Town, Penang Island

— 2 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 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, look for gifts at 5.4 North, then see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, then make a trip to Chew Jetty, and finally admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our George Town online visit planner.

You can fly from Kota Kinabalu to George Town in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kota Kinabalu to George Town is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Langkawi

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planning site.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 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.