26 days in Malaysia Itinerary

26 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Besar
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Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 5 nights
Ferry to Kuala Besut Jetty, Fly to Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Drive
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Ipoh
— 3 nights
Drive
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque in Shah Alam--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, admire the striking features of Kuala Lumpur Sentral Railway Station, examine the collection at Petaling Street Heritage House, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip maker.

Berlin, Germany to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 7 hours. In September in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:

Pulau Perhentian Besar — 5 nights

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Pulau Perhentian Besar is known for beaches, shopping, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Universal Diver, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Keke, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar tour planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:

Kuala Lumpur — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, then browse the different shops at Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Kuala Lumpur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ipoh.
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Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Ipoh — 3 nights

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.
When in Ipoh, make a side trip to see Gua Tempurung in Gopeng, approximately Gopeng away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, get in on the family fun at Lost World Of Tambun, don't miss a visit to Art of OLDTOWN, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ipoh driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to George Town.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

George Town, Penang Island — 4 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Step out of George Town to go to Teluk Bahang and see Escape Theme Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and view the masterpieces at David ST Loh Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the George Town road trip tool.

Drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ipoh to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can 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.
Langkawi is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi, stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Langkawi day trip planning site.

You can fly from George Town to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:

Kuala Lumpur — 3 nights

See even more of Kuala Lumpur: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

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 travel guide

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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."
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