5 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
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George Town, Penang Island
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Kuala Lumpur — 1 night

Garden City of Lights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stop by Harriston Chocolate, then shop like a local with BB Park Bukit Bintang, and then browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Dark Cave Malaysia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, then explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and finally admire the striking features of Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur online trip itinerary maker.

Chennai, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur is 2.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect Kuala Lumpur to be a bit cooler, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ipoh.
Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Ipoh — 1 night

The Town Built on Tin

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Funtasy House Trick Art, explore the galleries of Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then examine the collection at Dream Big World, and finally take an in-depth tour of 22 Hale Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ipoh trip 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 May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to George Town.
Museums · Shopping
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George Town, Penang Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, take in the exciting artwork at David ST Loh Gallery - Visit by appointment only, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ipoh to George Town is minus 1 hour. May in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Langkawi.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Langkawi — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi road trip website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In May, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Malaysia travel guide

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.