12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
2
Genting Highlands
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Cameron Highlands
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Drive + Ferry:  7 h
4
Langkawi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Petaling Jaya
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dark Cave Malaysia as well as MUD Kuala Lumpur. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Putra Mosque and National Mosque (Masjid Negara). Do your shopping at Suria KLCC Mall and Little India Brickfields. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Port Dickson (Muzium Tentera Darat, Tanjung Gemok Beach, & more), Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club (in Kampung Bukit Katil) and Melaka (The Huskitory & Bee Gallery Melaka). There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, engage your brain at Petrosains Science Discovery Centre, browse the different shops at Kinokuniya Book Stores, and have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur sightseeing planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Kuala Lumpur. In December, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Genting Highlands.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Port Dickson, Melaka, Tiara Melaka Golf and Country Club, Putra Mosque, Petaling Street Heritage House
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Muzium Tentera Darat ©
Muzium Tentera Darat
Putra Mosque ©
Putra Mosque

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Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands ©
Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
On the 30th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Genting Highlands online travel planner .

Take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Genting Highlands

Theme Parks
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Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park ©
Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Felda Residence Hot Spings and Miniature Wonders Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple and Munisvaran Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cameron Highlands: Masjid India Muslim (in Ipoh) and Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang (in Tapah). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10, take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Irau (Mount Irau), trek along Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3, and experience rural life at Highlands Apiary Farm.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cameron Highlands trip maker site .

You can drive from Genting Highlands to Cameron Highlands in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ipoh, Felda Residence Hot Spings, Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang
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Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3 ©
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3
Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang ©
Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10 ©
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 10

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Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village, buy something for everyone on your list at Cenang Mall, then explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, then stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Wanararm. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Atma Alam Batik Village, then explore the striking landscape at Langkawi Geopark, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Langkawi trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of taxi, train, and ferry from Cameron Highlands to Langkawi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Petaling Jaya.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Shopping Museums
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Wat Wanararm ©
Wat Wanararm

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Petaling Jaya

Petaling Jaya ©
First established in 1952 and since swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Kuala Lumpur, you can now hardly distinguish Petaling Jaya from the ever-growing Malaysian capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Sky Mirror, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Shakti Temple, have some family-friendly fun at ATAG Malaysia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Thai Chetawan Temple (Wat Chetawan), and finally view the masterpieces at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Petaling Jaya trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Langkawi to Petaling Jaya in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. In January in Petaling Jaya, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Petaling Jaya

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuala Selangor, Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve
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Sky Mirror ©
Sky Mirror
Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve ©
Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve
Sri Shakti Temple ©
Sri Shakti Temple

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