10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  14​h
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, then take a stroll through Chew Jetty, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Habitat Penang Hill, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then wander the streets of Armenian Street, and finally see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town journey planner .

Brisbane, Australia to George Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Brisbane to George Town. Traveling from Brisbane in July, you will find days in George Town are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are much warmer (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, The Habitat Penang Hill
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Cenang Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park, and Head underground at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave).

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Langkawi trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
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.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Chinatown and Batu Caves. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stop by Happy Creations, and walk around KLCC Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur online attractions planner .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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