12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Dammam

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Langkawi is known for adventure, nature, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, examine the collection at Galeria Perdana, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip builder app .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Dammam to Langkawi. When traveling from Dammam in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Langkawi: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Spas

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 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, admire the masterpieces at Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then look for gifts at 5.4 North, and finally admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple. On your second day here, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, then contemplate the long history of Armenian Street, then see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, and finally learn more about the world around you at Tech Dome Penang.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. January in George Town sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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 10th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Perbadanan Muzium Melaka, take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Magic Art 3D Musuem. On the next day, examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), see the interesting displays at House of Museums Malacca, examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then view the masterpieces at Hueman Studio, then delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), and finally steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort.

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You can fly from George Town to Melaka in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from George Town to Melaka, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church
Stadthuys ©
Stadthuys

4
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.
Do your shopping at Chinatown and Kia Klemenz Gifts & Souvenirs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Batu Caves and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway. And it doesn't end there: walk around KL Bird Park, see the interesting displays at National Museum, browse the exhibits of ArtFordable, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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