12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, walk around KLCC Park, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary builder .

Cairo, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cairo to Kuala Lumpur. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Kuala Lumpur, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, explore the activities along Malacca River, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, then steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., delve into the distant past at St Paul's Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Straits Mosque.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melaka online tour planner .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then find something for the whole family at Legoland Malaysia.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Johor Bahru trip site .

You can drive from Melaka to Johor Bahru in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

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.
On the 20th (Fri), wander the streets of Chew Jetty, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Indochine Natural, admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, explore the world behind art at Batik Painting Museum Penang, then examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town journey planner .

You can fly from Johor Bahru to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johor Bahru to George Town due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Batik Painting Museum Penang, Indochine Natural, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

3
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for nature, beaches, adventure, zoos & aquariums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, make a trip to De'zone, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Langkawi day trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

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

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