15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Kota Kinabalu
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

3
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get some cultural insight at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Khoo Kongsi. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street.

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Vancouver, Canada to George Town is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to George Town, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, George Town is warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
We've included these beaches for you: Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi day trip site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Spas
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Batu Caves and Chinatown. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur online attractions planner .

Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, admire the striking features of Stadthuys, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiang Lin Si Temple. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., make a trip to A Famosa Fort, then don't miss a visit to St Paul's Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melaka driving holiday website .

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

1
night
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
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 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Istana Bukit Serene, ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad, and then cool off at Legoland Malaysia.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Johor Bahru online travel planner .

You can drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad
Istana Bukit Serene ©
Istana Bukit Serene

1
night
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 29th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kota Kinabalu day trip planning app .

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Kota Kinabalu in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Spas
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Climbing Tours
Spas

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