12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kota Bharu
— Few hours
2
Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 1 night
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
5
Kuala Perlis
— 1 night
6
Ipoh
— 2 nights
7
Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights

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Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu ©
Known as ‘The Islamic City’, Kota Bharu offers a fine architectural mix of dignified mosques and old royal buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Muzium Diraja Istana Batu and then don't miss a visit to Wat Mai Suwankiri.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kota Bharu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Kota Bharu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Kota Bharu

Museums

Side Trip

Wat Mai Suwankiri
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Muzium Diraja Istana Batu ©
Muzium Diraja Istana Batu
Wat Mai Suwankiri ©
Wat Mai Suwankiri

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Pulau Perhentian Kecil

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin, kick back and relax at Long Beach, stroll through Coral Bay (Teluk Aur), thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Perhentian Island Mosque.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pulau Perhentian Kecil sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kota Bharu to Pulau Perhentian Kecil. In July in Pulau Perhentian Kecil, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Long Beach ©
Long Beach
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin ©
Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin

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George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Zone, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Penang Botanical Gardens, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Habitat Penang Hill, and finally get your game on at LaserOPS. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, thentake a stroll through Chew Jetty, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the George Town road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to George Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to George Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island, Spas, Kek Lok Si Temple
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The Habitat Penang Hill ©
The Habitat Penang Hill
Adventure Zone ©
Adventure Zone
Spas

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nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Gunung Mat Cincang. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, stop by Your Language Books Corner, explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from George Town to Langkawi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuala Perlis.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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Kuala Perlis

Kuala Perlis ©
Kuala Perlis is the second largest town and the main port of Perlis in Malaysia. On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Hussain Mosque (Floating Mosque), thensee the interesting displays at Kota Kayang Museum, and then relax in the rural setting at Ladang Nipah Kipli.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Perlis road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kuala Perlis

Museums Historic Sites
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Kota Kayang Museum ©
Kota Kayang Museum
Ladang Nipah Kipli ©
Ladang Nipah Kipli

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Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
On the 15th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Funtasy House Trick Art, get engrossed in the history at Ho Yan Hor Museum, take a peaceful walk through Bukit Kledang, thentee off at Meru Valley Resort, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lata Ulu Chepor. On the next day, get outside with Radak Adventure, explore the fascinating underground world of Gua Tempurung, thenidentify plant and animal life at My Gopeng Resort, thenHead underground at Perak Tong Cave Temple, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ipoh travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kuala Perlis to Ipoh by car takes about 4 hours. In July in Ipoh, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Ipoh

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gopeng, Lata Ulu Chepor
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Gua Tempurung ©
Gua Tempurung
Meru Valley Resort ©
Meru Valley Resort
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Blueberry Earthouse, delve into the lush surroundings at Mossy Forest, thentake a peaceful walk through Kuala Woh Recreational Forest, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang, and finally experience rural life at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cameron Highlands trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Tapah
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Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang ©
Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang
Kuala Woh Recreational Forest ©
Kuala Woh Recreational Forest
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3 ©
Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3

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