14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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14 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Melaka
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  20 h
End: Johannesburg

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers and ponder the design of Pavilion Crystal Fountain.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur road trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in January; daily highs in Kuala Lumpur reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Pavilion Crystal Fountain ©
Pavilion Crystal Fountain

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get some cultural insight at Art In Paradise and Galeria Perdana. Get in touch with nature at Cenang Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. There's much more to do: Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, make a trip to De'zone, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the galleries of Batik Village.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Langkawi day trip planning site .

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park ©
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

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 in touch with nature at Batu Ferringhi Beach and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Khoo Kongsi will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, take a stroll through Chew Jetty, visit Armenian Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town vacation planner.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Khoo Kongsi ©
Khoo Kongsi

2
nights
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 4th (Tue): explore the galleries of Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then explore the activities along Malacca River, and finally explore the ancient world of St Paul's Church. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, wander the streets of Chinatown - Melaka, then see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Hueman Studio.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Melaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Melaka are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
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

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