12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Gunung Mulu National Park
— 2 nights
— 2 nights



— 2 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 11th (Thu), Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Salt Room. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Langkawi Thean Hou Temple, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi trip itinerary builder website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Langkawi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Langkawi when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Adventure

George Town, Penang Island

— 1 night
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, then see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our George Town trip planner.

Fly from Langkawi to George Town in 3.5 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. In March, daytime highs in George Town are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip


— 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Melaka, Bandar Hilir., get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip itinerary site.

You can fly from George Town to Melaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In March, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Kuala Lumpur

— 3 nights

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, make a trip to Lord Murugan Statue, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur planning app.

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Gunung Mulu National Park.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gunung Mulu National Park

— 2 nights
Dominated by a soaring sandstone pinnacle, Gunung Mulu National Park remains a thrilling nature destination on the island of Borneo.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the views from Mulu Skywalk and then Head underground at Clearwater / Wind Show Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Deer Cave.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gunung Mulu National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Gunung Mulu National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, you will find days in Gunung Mulu National Park are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Kuching.

Things to do in Gunung Mulu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife


— 2 nights

Cat City

A state capital, Kuching offers access to the surrounding landscape on a range of ecotours through national parks and reserves.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Bako National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sarawak Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Semenggoh Nature Reserve, and then browse for treasures at Borneoartifact Asian Art, Antiques, Cultural artifacts.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kuching day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Gunung Mulu National Park to Kuching in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuching

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Malaysia travel guide

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.