12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Melaka
— 1 night
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George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Langkawi
— 3 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, walk around KLCC Park, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip maker tool.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Kuala Lumpur is 3 hours. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kuala Lumpur: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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Melaka

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 30th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to Jonker Street Night Market, admire the landmark architecture of Stadthuys, make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then make a trip to Chinatown - Melaka, then make a trip to A Famosa Fort, and finally admire the striking features of Malacca Sultanate Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Melaka are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, stop by Areca Books, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, then get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical Spice Garden, and finally stop by 5.4 North.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tanjung Rhu Beach and Spas & Wellness. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary site.

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Malaysia travel guide

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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.