8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

8 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip itinerary planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nilai
— 1 night
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive
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Kota Bharu
— 1 night
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
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Kuala Lumpur

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, admire the masterpieces at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts, and take in the exciting artwork at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Nilai.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Nilai

— 1 night
Nilai is a town located in Seremban District, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Bukit Melati Nilai and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Theresa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nilai road trip website.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Nilai in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Nilai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Ipoh.

Things to do in Nilai

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Ipoh

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Lost World Of Tambun.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ipoh trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nilai to Ipoh takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kota Bharu.

Things to do in Ipoh

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Kota Bharu

— 1 night

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Min House Camp and then get engrossed in the history at Muzium Diraja Istana Batu.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kota Bharu day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Kota Bharu takes 5.5 hours. In April in Kota Bharu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 29 — 30:

Pulau Perhentian Kecil

— 1 night

Small Perhentian

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Perhentian Kecil holiday builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kota Bharu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
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.

Perak travel guide

3.4
History Museums · Landmarks · Theme Parks
Abode of Grace
The Malaysian state of Perak centers around human history and natural beauty. Dutch and British colonial empires both viewed the area as strategically important because of its tin mines, and the footprint of the two European powers can still be seen in historical sites, architecture, and museums here. The rural inland regions feature untouched areas of forestland, while the coast is made up of remote islands dotted with quant fishing villages and white beaches.

Kelantan travel guide

3.1
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.

Terengganu travel guide

3.7
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.