11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
2
Genting Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cameron Highlands
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
6
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

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.
Family-friendly places like Sunway Lagoon and Museum of Illusions will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Head underground at Batu Caves, and stroll around KLCC Park.

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

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in January, expect Kuala Lumpur to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Genting Highlands.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Aquaria ©
Aquaria

1
night
Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands ©
Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): browse the different shops at Sky Avenue, then make a trip to Chin Swee Cave Temple, and then take in the history at The VOID.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Genting Highlands sightseeing planning website .

You can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Genting Highlands

Shopping Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Sky Avenue ©
Sky Avenue
The VOID ©
The VOID
Chin Swee Cave Temple
Chin Swee Cave Temple

1
night
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
On the 7th (Tue), learn the secrets of production at Boh's Tea Centre, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mossy Forest, and then experience rural life at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cameron Highlands trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Genting Highlands to Cameron Highlands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Tours Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Boh's Tea Centre ©
Boh's Tea Centre
Mossy Forest ©
Mossy Forest
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate ©
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate

1
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.
To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Johor Bahru online trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cameron Highlands to Johor Bahru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and bus. January in Johor Bahru sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will leave for George Town on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Armenian Street and then find something for the whole family at ESCAPE. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and finally admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the George Town trip planning site .

Getting from Johor Bahru to George Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

ESCAPE, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and finally make a trip to De'zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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