9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 10th (Sat): browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, walk around KLCC Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur itinerary site .

Sydney, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
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 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre, make a trip to River Walk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then stop by Sixty 3 Heritage, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka day trip planning app .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

1
night
George Town, Penang Island

George Town
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 13th (Tue), admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapitan Keling Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Gurney Plaza.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our George Town road trip planning website .

Fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town due to the time zone difference. August in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque ©
Kapitan Keling Mosque

4
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Art In Paradise and Batik Village. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Cenang Beach. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Tanjung Rhu Beach, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Langkawi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. August in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline

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