9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Drive
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Cameron Highlands
— Few hours
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive
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Air Itam, Penang Island
— Few hours
Drive to Penang International Airport, Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
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Kota Bharu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Terengganu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuantan
— 1 night
Bus
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Johor Bahru
— 1 night
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Melaka
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights

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Cameron Highlands

Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cameron Highlands route planning website.

Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Ipoh.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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Ipoh

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.
For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ipoh day trip planning app.

You can drive from Cameron Highlands to Ipoh in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ipoh can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll set off for Air Itam on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:

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Air Itam, Penang Island

Air Itam, a town in Penang just outside of George Town, is renowned for its impressive Buddhist temples and shrines.
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Traveling by car from Ipoh to Air Itam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will leave for Kota Bharu on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Air Itam

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

1
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Kota Bharu

The Islamic City

Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kota Bharu trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Air Itam to Kota Bharu. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Kuala Terengganu on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

1
night
Kuala Terengganu

Once a small fishing village, Kuala Terengganu is now a developing city where skyscrapers often stand shoulder to shoulder with traditional kampong-style houses.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuala Terengganu travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 9th (Thu), you're off to Kuantan.

Things to do in Kuala Terengganu

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

1
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Kuantan

The capital of Malaysia's third-largest state, busy Kuantan remains generally untouristed, yet continues to grow as a residential urban community.
For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuantan visit website.

You can drive from Kuala Terengganu to Kuantan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Kuantan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuantan

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

1
night
Johor Bahru

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a bus from Kuantan to Johor Bahru in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for Melaka on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Shopping · Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

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Melaka

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melaka online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Johor Bahru to Melaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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Kuala Lumpur

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.
For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip builder website.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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.

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."