13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Drive:  2 h 30 min
1
Melaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Sandakan
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to River Walk, then examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then admire the striking features of Stadthuys, and finally don't miss a visit to Melaka Straits Mosque.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melaka online trip itinerary planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melaka is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, Head underground at Batu Caves, and then walk around KLCC Park. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, then take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and then look for all kinds of wild species at KL Bird Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur tour planner .

You can drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, examine the collection at Dream Big World, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, then take an in-depth tour of Ho Yan Hor Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Funtasy House Trick Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh route planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to George Town.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and The Habitat Penang Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Fort Cornwallis. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Penang House of Music, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Immaculate Conception.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our George Town driving holiday website .

Drive from Ipoh to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In June in George Town, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Kek Lok Si Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get outdoors at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Cenang Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach, explore the striking landscape at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise, and head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 2 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. In June, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sandakan.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

2
nights
Sandakan

Sandakan ©
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Turtle Island Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Sandakan Memorial Park and then learn more about the world around you at Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sandakan trip planner.

Fly from Langkawi to Sandakan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sandakan

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Island Park ©
Turtle Island Park
Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park

Similar Plans

17 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM QATAR January, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA February, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM QATAR December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Malaysia BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Malaysia & Namakkal BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans