13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Melaka
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
4
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Cape Town

3
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.
Chinatown and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Petaling Jaya and see Oasis Village, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, admire the masterpieces at Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Arts, view the masterpieces at Shalini Ganendra Fine Art, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur tour itinerary planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cape Town to Kuala Lumpur. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, then explore the galleries of Hueman Studio, then see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and finally get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at House of Museums Malacca, view the masterpieces at The Orangutan House, explore the activities along Malacca River, then explore the ancient world of St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), then steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melaka trip app .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Shopping Nature
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Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery ©
Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Head to Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mallfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, stop by 5.4 North, get a new perspective on nature at Memory Museum Penang, and hunt for treasures at Farlim Pasar Malam.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip website .

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Indochine Natural, Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Farlim Pasar Malam
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi tour itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from George Town to Langkawi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

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