5 days in Malaysia Itinerary

5 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 day
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Kota Bharu
— 1 night
Drive
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Cameron Highlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Raub
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Lumpur
— 1 day
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Melaka
— 1 night
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil — 1 day

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Long Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pulau Perhentian Kecil using our trip planner.

George Town to Pulau Perhentian Kecil is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Kecil is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Pulau Perhentian Kecil can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kota Bharu.
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Kota Bharu — 1 night

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Muzium Diraja Istana Batu, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al-Muhammadi, then don't miss a visit to Wat Mai Suwankiri, and finally make a trip to Wat Photivihan Sleeping Buddha.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kota Bharu trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Kota Bharu. In July, daytime highs in Kota Bharu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn the secrets of production at Boh's Tea Centre, then take a peaceful walk through Mossy Forest, and then relax in the rural setting at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cameron Highlands road trip tool.

You can drive from Kota Bharu to Cameron Highlands in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Raub.
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Raub — 1 night

The Raub District is a town, a district and also a parliamentary constituency in Pahang, Malaysia. For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Raub day trip planner.

Drive from Cameron Highlands to Raub in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Raub are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will leave for Kuala Lumpur on the 29th (Fri).
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Kuala Lumpur — 1 day

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.
On the 29th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally head outdoors with Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia.

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

Traveling by car from Raub to Kuala Lumpur takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melaka.
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Melaka — 1 night

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, then admire the striking features of Stadthuys, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Melaka itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly 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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Kelantan travel guide

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Flea Markets · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
The Blissful Abode
With its own distinct culture, charmingly traditional rural landscape, and a wealth of ancient history, a cultural trip to Kelantan offers plenty of attractions for tourists. The Tittiwangsa Mountains kept the state virtually isolated from its surrounds for centuries, with visitors having to hike for weeks to make it there. As such, it developed its own arts, cuisine, and a dialect that is unintelligible even to many Malay speakers. To bypass the mountains, travelers to and from the state took to the seas, which bred a maritime culture that often came under attack from piracy. High peaks, coastal regions, and fertile rice fields make for a diverse geography that's a delight to explore.
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