15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Langkawi
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  1​h 15​min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Melaka
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Hanoi

5
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step out of the city life by going to Tengah Beach and Cenang Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Beras Basah Island. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the sheer force of Temurun Waterfall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

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Hanoi, Vietnam to Langkawi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Zipline
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Camera Museum and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Step off the beaten path and head to Queensbay Mall and Gurney Paragon Mall. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, admire the masterpieces at Upside Down Museum, and examine the collection at Asia Camera Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read George Town online journey planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Langkawi to George Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In December in George Town, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple, George Town
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The Camera Museum ©
The Camera Museum
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

4
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stadthuys and Chinatown - Melaka. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Flora de la Mar Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, and stop by RazKashmir Crafts.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melaka day trip planner.

Getting from George Town to Melaka by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) ©

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Batu Caves and Jalan Alor. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sri Maha Mariamman Temple and Sultan Abdul Samad Building. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple ©
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

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