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:  19​h 45​min
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.
Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Suria KLCC Mallfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and National Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batu Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, buy something for everyone on your list at Pavilion KL, and look for gifts at Kia Klemenz Gifts & Souvenirs.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary tool .

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 difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 6 hours. In January, Kuala Lumpur is somewhat warmer than Johannesburg - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

3
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll get in some beach time at Cenang Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. Let the collections at Art In Paradise and Galeria Perdana capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, make a trip to De'zone, and delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Zipline

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Kek Lok Si Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 5.4 North and Gurney Plaza. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Ferringhi Beach, explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), and wander the streets of Chew Jetty.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the George Town tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Kek Lok Si Temple, Batu Ferringhi Beach
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©

2
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 4th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, and finally make a trip to St Paul's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Sixty 3 Heritage, then take a stroll through Chinatown - Melaka, then see the interesting displays at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, and finally browse the exhibits of Hueman Studio.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melaka trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from George Town to Melaka by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka due to the time zone difference. In February in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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