12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Pamplemousses, Mauritius
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melaka
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Pamplemousses, Mauritius

1
night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Malacca River, explore the ancient world of St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), then don't miss a visit to Jonker Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, wander the streets of Chinatown - Melaka, then admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace, then make a trip to Red Square (Dutch Square), and finally take an in-depth tour of Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melaka trip planner .

Pamplemousses, Mauritius to Melaka is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pamplemousses to Melaka is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Pamplemousses in August; daily highs in Melaka reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

3
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.
On the 31st (Fri), wander the streets of Chew Jetty, take a stroll through Armenian Street, then see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, then stop by 5.4 North, and finally admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, stop by Areca Books, then take an in-depth tour of Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Batu Ferringhi Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the George Town tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Melaka to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Melaka to George Town due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Beaches Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get in touch with nature at Cenang Beach and Tanjung Rhu Beach. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Batu Caves are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway and Bukit Bintang. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, and take a stroll through Jalan Alor.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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