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.
Head to Chinatown and Pavilion KLfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kuala Lumpur: Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque (in Shah Alam) and Oasis Village (in Petaling Jaya). There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Central Market Kuala Lumpur, don't miss a visit to KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, and stop by Kia Klemenz Gifts & Souvenirs.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur day trip site .

Cape Town, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Cape Town in June; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oasis Village, 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.
Start off your visit 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, stop by Sixty 3 Heritage, then view the masterpieces at Hueman Studio, and finally don't miss a visit to Red Square (Dutch Square). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, take in the exciting artwork at The Orangutan House, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, then explore the ancient world of St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Melaka trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Shopping Museums Parks
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Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery ©
Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
St Paul's Church ©
St Paul's Church

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.
Shop till you drop at Gurney Plaza and Hin Bus Depot. Popular historic sites such as Kek Lok Si Temple and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, wander the streets of Armenian Street, explore the engaging exhibits at Memory Museum Penang, and look for gifts at 5.4 North.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our George Town online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Batik Painting Museum Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Queensbay Mall
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip planner .

Getting from George Town to Langkawi by combination of bus and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

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