7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Drive:  30​min
1
Johor Bahru
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Melaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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day
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Johor Bahru trip itinerary tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Johor Bahru is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

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Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, explore the galleries of Stadthuys, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melaka travel route planner.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Melaka by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Museums
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

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nights
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria, then admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and then walk around KL Bird Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our George Town tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town. In December, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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