10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Asia travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly
3
George Town
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Fly

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Kuala Lumpur

— 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
On the 31st (Mon), get in on the family fun at Sunway Lagoon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria, then go for a walk through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 39°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Langkawi

— 3 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Room, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Langkawi road trip tool.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

George Town

— 3 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Family-friendly places like Escape Theme Park and Khoo Kongsi will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, stop by San Arts Handcrafts, and steep yourself in history at Fort Cornwallis.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In June in George Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kuala Lumpur

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, stroll around KLCC Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Kuala Lumpur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Malaysia travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.

Penang Island travel guide

3.7
Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · History Museums
Pearl of the Orient
Penang Island blends historical elements with natural exploration. Long a place of trade between Asian kingdoms and European colonial powers, the island's varied history and cultural influences are seen in a range of historical and cultural sites around its main urban centers, from British forts and factories to Chinese shophouses and narrow market streets. Outside of the towns, the island offers palm-lined beaches, sprawling native jungles, and agricultural land, which is known for providing the island with the fresh produce used in its thriving cuisine.