20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Fly to Alor Setar, Drive to Kuala Kedah, Ferry to Langkawi
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
Drive
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
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Pulau Pangkor
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Batu Caves and Jalan Alor. Explore hidden gems such as Pantai Kelanang Beach and Pantai Remis. Change things up with a short trip to Bagan Lalang Beach in Sungai Pelek (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll through KL Bird Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur vacation builder site.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach. Escape the urban bustle at The Els Club Teluk Datai and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, take in the dramatic scenery at Durian Perangin Waterfall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Wanararm.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Langkawi day trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to George Town.
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George Town, Penang Island — 4 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kapitan Keling Mosque and Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram. Relax by the water at Batu Ferringhi Beach and Teluk Bahang Beach. Step out of George Town with an excursion to Tropical Fruit Farm in Batu Ferringhi--about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Old Protestant Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Temple, contemplate the long history of Han Jiang Ancestral Temple, and take a stroll through Chulia Street.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Langkawi to George Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cameron Highlands.
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Cameron Highlands — 2 nights

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 12th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Irau (Mount Irau) and then delve into the lush surroundings at Mossy Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, then relax in the rural setting at Big Red Strawberry Farm, then hike along Cameron Highlands Jungle Trail No. 2, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cameron Highlands trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from George Town to Cameron Highlands takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ipoh.
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Ipoh — 1 night

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 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, then explore the fascinating underground world of Perak Tong Cave Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ipoh itinerary maker.

Getting from Cameron Highlands to Ipoh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pulau Pangkor.
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Pulau Pangkor — 4 nights

Tropical Pangkor provided the setting for the Treaty of 1874, which strengthened ened British control of Perak and its lucrative tin trade.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tua Pek Kong Temple and The RAHMAT Maritime Museum. Get outdoors at Coral Beach and Pulau Giam. Explore Pulau Pangkor's surroundings by going to Lumut Waterfront (in Sitiawan) and Teluk Nipah (in Lumut). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Pangkor Island and make a trip to Foo Lin Kong Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pulau Pangkor trip itinerary maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ipoh to Pulau Pangkor. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 1 night

On the 20th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thean Hou Temple and then get outside with Dark Cave Malaysia.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur vacation planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Pangkor to Kuala Lumpur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Malaysia travel guide

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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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