7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Bring the kids along to Sunway Lagoon and Aquaria KLCC. The adventure continues: Head underground at Batu Caves, stroll around KLCC Park, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Kuala Lumpur. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in January, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon

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night
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
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. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
On the 9th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle and then cool off at Legoland Malaysia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Johor Bahru travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Johor Bahru, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi road trip planning website .

You can fly from Johor Bahru to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Underwater World Langkawi ©
Underwater World Langkawi

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