12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Fly
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Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
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Melaka
— 1 night
Fly
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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 landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, wander the streets of Jalan Alor, and stroll around KL Bird Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary maker site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Islamabad to Kuala Lumpur. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Islamabad in January: high temperatures in Kuala Lumpur hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

1
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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 6th (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, then make a trip to Windmill Dutch Square Melaka, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., then explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church, and finally explore the activities along Malacca River. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari, Bandar Hilir, Malacca., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then make a trip to Chinatown - Melaka, then contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melaka travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough 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 8th (Fri): admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, look for gifts at Areca Books, then take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Keep things going 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 admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, and finally stop by 5.4 North.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your George Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tanjung Rhu Beach and Dayang Bunting Island. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Langkawi vacation planner.

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 when traveling from George Town to Langkawi is 1 hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for 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.