13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at KL Bird Park and Batu Caves. Get some cultural insight at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Jalan Alor. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, browse the different shops at Central Market, shop like a local with Bukit Bintang, and wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kuala Lumpur. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Melaka.

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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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 13th (Wed): explore the activities along Malacca River, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, don't miss a visit to Red Square (Dutch Square), then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally explore the galleries of Stadthuys. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, take a stroll through Chinatown - Melaka, make a trip to Jonker Street, then explore the ancient world of St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), and finally take an in-depth tour of Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melaka tour planner.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

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

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Khoo Kongsi. Get some historical perspective at Kek Lok Si Temple and Armenian Street. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Chew Jetty, buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza, get engrossed in the history at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and look for gifts at 5.4 North.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town road trip planner.

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melaka to George Town is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Queensbay Mall, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cenang Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tengah Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi travel route planner.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In December in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kayaking & Canoeing

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