9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Johor Bahru
— 1 night


Kuala Lumpur — 2 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Menara Kuala Lumpur. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Batu Caves, pause for some photo ops at Lord Murugan Statue, stroll around KL Bird Park, and make a splash at Sunway Lagoon.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur day trip app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Langkawi.
Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Attractions like Cenang Beach and Langkawi Sky Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Langkawi Wildlife Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly to George Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure
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George Town, Penang Island — 2 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get in on the family fun at Escape Penang, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and finally look for gifts at Georgetown Herittage Chocolate. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and finally examine the collection at Penang House of Music.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our George Town journey site.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Johor Bahru.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas
Side Trips
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Johor Bahru — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Legoland Malaysia.

Make your Johor Bahru itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from George Town to Johor Bahru in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from George Town to Johor Bahru, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Johor Bahru can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.