16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia visit planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Cameron Highlands
— 1 night
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Genting Highlands
— 1 night
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights


Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will enjoy Cenang Beach and Underwater World Langkawi. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, stroll through Pulau Payar Marine Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Langkawi is 5 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in September, things will get little chillier in Langkawi: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

George Town, Penang Island — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Escape Theme Park and Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang. Step out of George Town to go to Tanjung Bungah and see Teluk Bahang Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, examine the collection at Asia Comic Cultural Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read George Town road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. In September, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Ipoh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Ipoh — 2 nights

The Town Built on Tin

The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Art of OLDTOWN, examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dream Big World, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Kledang. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Gua Tempurung, then get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Sultan Abdul Aziz Recreation Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ipoh visit planning app.

Drive from George Town to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from George Town to Ipoh, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cameron Highlands.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Cameron Highlands — 1 night

Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
On the 24th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Village, and then admire the natural beauty at Cameron highland orchid and rose garden.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cameron Highlands trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Johor Bahru.
Spas · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

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.
On the 25th (Sun), make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Johor Bahru trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cameron Highlands to Johor Bahru takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Genting Highlands.
Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

Genting Highlands — 1 night

Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
On the 26th (Mon), make a trip to Chin Swee Cave Temple, laugh and play at Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, and then experience the excitement of The VOID.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Genting Highlands online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Johor Bahru to Genting Highlands takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.
Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. And it doesn't end there: walk around KLCC Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and meet the residents at Aquaria.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur driving holiday planner.

Drive from Genting Highlands to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Malaysia travel guide

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.

Penang travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."

Johor travel guide

Water Parks · Shopping Malls · Theme Parks
Abode of Dignity
Johor, one of Malaysia's most developed states, features monarchical and religious architecture among its university towns and government districts that also offer impressive engineering and modern cultural hotspots. Smaller settlements provide nice walking routes along rivers, or up to natural landmarks, such as waterfalls, mountains, hot springs, and fishing lakes. Offshore, visitors flock to popular dive spots because of the rich marine diversity hidden beneath the calm waters.