19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

19 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Langkawi
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 45 min
6
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Kuching
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and Spas. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and walk around KL Bird Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online day trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kuala Lumpur. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Spas
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 17th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca, make a trip to River Walk, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

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Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
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Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
River Walk
River Walk

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night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Melaka to Ipoh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ipoh are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Shopping Parks
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Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) and Penang House of Music. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town, see the interesting displays at Asia Camera Museum, contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ipoh to George Town due to the time zone difference. In May in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bayan Lepas, Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Spas
Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) ©

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tanjung Rhu Beach and Art In Paradise. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, don't miss a visit to De'zone, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, look for gifts at Universal Diver, and then stroll through Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Langkawi to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach

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Kuching

Kuching ©
A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bako National Park and Tasik Biru. When in Kuching, make a side trip to see Fairy Caves in Bau, approximately Bau away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Santubong, examine the collection at The Ranee Museum, steep yourself in history at Sarawak Cultural Village, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kuching visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuching takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. May in Kuching sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Bau
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Bako National Park ©
Bako National Park
Mount Santubong ©
Mount Santubong
Fairy Caves ©
Fairy Caves