27 days in Malaysia Itinerary

27 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia planner
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Fly
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Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Ipoh
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Melaka
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Johor Bahru
— 3 nights
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Langkawi — 5 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kids will enjoy Cenang Beach and Langkawi Sky Bridge. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi travel route tool.

Perth, Australia to Langkawi is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Perth in January, Langkawi is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

George Town, Penang Island — 5 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kids will enjoy Escape Theme Park and Khoo Kongsi. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Zone, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the George Town sightseeing planner.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ipoh.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 11:

Ipoh — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Lost World Of Tambun and Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens. Take a break from Ipoh with a short trip to Taiping Lake Gardens in Taiping, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, explore the world behind art at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art, and examine the collection at The Geological Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh day trip planner.

Traveling by car from George Town to Ipoh takes 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 January in Ipoh, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:

Kuala Lumpur — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Sunway Lagoon. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, get curious at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, and walk around KL Bird Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Melaka.
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Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Melaka — 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Attractions like The Huskitory and Pusat Ikan Hiasan make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Melaka to go to Port Dickson and see Sri Anjaneyar Alayam Temple, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Malacca River, stop by Sixty 3 Heritage, make a trip to Woof Station, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca..

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Melaka, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Johor Bahru.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Johor Bahru — 3 nights

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 (Wed), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thekchen Choling Malaysia. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia and then buy something for everyone on your list at Tesco Extra Mutiara Rini.

Before you visit Johor Bahru, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Melaka to Johor Bahru by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

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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