18 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
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Genting Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cameron Highlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Ipoh
— 2 nights
Drive
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George Town
— 3 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, go for a walk through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and then browse the different shops at Pavilion KL. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the masterpieces at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur route tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Genting Highlands.
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Genting Highlands — 2 nights

Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, find something for the whole family at First World Plaza, then get in on the family fun at Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park, and finally get in on the family fun at SnowWorld. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, experience rural life at Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm, then make a trip to Chin Swee Cave Temple, and finally admire the architecture and history at The VOID.

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Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cameron Highlands.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): experience rural life at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate, then relax in the rural setting at Big Red Strawberry Farm, and then take a peaceful walk through Mossy Forest.

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Traveling by car from Genting Highlands to Cameron Highlands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ipoh.
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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.
On the 20th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, make a trip to Maze Puzzle House, then find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun, and finally Head underground at Perak Tong Cave Temple.

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Drive from Cameron Highlands to Ipoh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to George Town.
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George Town — 3 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Attractions like Escape Theme Park and Pinang Peranakan Mansion make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Sun Yat Sen Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Cornwallis, and visit Chew Jetty.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our George Town trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Langkawi.
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Langkawi — 4 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will enjoy Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Tanjung Rhu Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary builder 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. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

Garden City of Lights

Kids will enjoy Petronas Twin Towers and KL Bird Park. Take a break from Kuala Lumpur with a short trip to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam, about 32 minutes away. See some other sides of Kuala Lumpur: Head underground at Batu Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamek Mosque, browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, and cool off at Sunway Lagoon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough 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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Penang Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · History Museums
Pearl of the Orient
Penang Island blends historical elements with natural exploration. Long a place of trade between Asian kingdoms and European colonial powers, the island's varied history and cultural influences are seen in a range of historical and cultural sites around its main urban centers, from British forts and factories to Chinese shophouses and narrow market streets. Outside of the towns, the island offers palm-lined beaches, sprawling native jungles, and agricultural land, which is known for providing the island with the fresh produce used in its thriving cuisine.
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