13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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13 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Drive:  30​min
1
Johor Bahru
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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1
day
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad and then cool off at Legoland Malaysia.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Johor Bahru day trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Johor Bahru is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad ©
Bangunan Dato' Jaafar Muhammad

4
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.
Attractions like Sunway Lagoon and Museum of Illusions make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), and meet the residents at Aquaria.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kuala Lumpur vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sunway Lagoon, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Aquaria ©
Aquaria

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), delve into the lush surroundings at Mossy Forest, learn the secrets of production at Boh's Tea Centre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Highlands Apiary Farm, then take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Irau (Mount Irau), then browse the exhibits of Mah Meri Art Gallery, and finally experience rural life at Cameron Bharat Tea Estate.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cameron Highlands planning website .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to George Town.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks Nature Tours
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Mossy Forest ©
Mossy Forest
Boh's Tea Centre ©
Boh's Tea Centre
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate ©
Cameron Bharat Tea Estate

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.
Change things up with a short trip to ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, and wander the streets of Chew Jetty.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cameron Highlands to George Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Cameron Highlands to George Town is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Indochine Natural, Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, ESCAPE, Laser Battle
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Bring the kids along to Cenang Beach and Underwater World Langkawi. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, walk around Langkawi Wildlife Park, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and make a trip to De'zone.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi vacation app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. December in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Underwater World Langkawi ©
Underwater World Langkawi
Langkawi Wildlife Park ©
Langkawi Wildlife Park

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