16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
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Kuching
— 2 nights
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Melaka
— 2 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Langkawi road trip planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in May; daily highs in Langkawi reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can fly to George Town.
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Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours
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George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and see what you can catch with Soon Coastal Fishing.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town online tour builder.

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. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Kuching.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Spas
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Kuching — 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bako National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ranee Museum, contemplate the long history of Sarawak Cultural Village, then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts, and finally stroll through Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kuching trip planner.

You can fly from George Town to Kuching in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuching. In May in Kuching, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Johor Bahru.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): cool off at Legoland Malaysia and then make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Johor Bahru trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kuching to Johor Bahru in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melaka.
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Theme Parks
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Melaka — 2 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, then explore the activities along Malacca River, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to River Walk. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to A Famosa Fort, take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, explore the galleries of Stadthuys, then don't miss a visit to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melaka road trip planning app.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Melaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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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 sightseeing, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and walk around KLCC Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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