16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
+3
Fly + Bus + Subway + Bus:  20 h 45 min
1
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Melaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kuala Lumpur
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h
End: Lisbon

1
night
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 9th (Mon): make a splash at Legoland Malaysia and then get your game on at Laser Battle.

Start your trip to Johor Bahru by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Lisbon, Portugal to Johor Bahru is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 8 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in March, expect Johor Bahru to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle

3
nights
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Melaka Chinese Mosque, examine the collection at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), examine the collection at House of Museums Malacca, then take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, then kick back and relax at Pantai Klebang, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): delve into the mystery of Funny Haunted Adventure, learn about all things military at Muzium Tentera Darat, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bagan Pinang Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kwan Yin Tang Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melaka road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Johor Bahru to Melaka takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Melaka, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Port Dickson
Highlights from your plan
Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) ©
Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum)
Malacca Heritage Centre ©
Malacca Heritage Centre
St. Peter's Church
St. Peter's Church

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.
You've added Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Jalan Alor, Buddha Jayanti Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Royal Malaysia Police Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Batu Caves and Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Kuala Selangor (Sasaran Beach, Sri Shakti Temple, &more) and Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (Masjid Besi) (in Putrajaya). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market Kuala Lumpur, contemplate the long history of Royal Selangor Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kandaswamy Temple, and examine the collection at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kuala Selangor, Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Batu Caves, Masjid Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin (Masjid Besi)
Highlights from your plan
Buddha Jayanti Temple ©
Buddha Jayanti Temple
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque ©

2
nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Batik Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach, and finally take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Black Sand Beach, then kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise, and finally make a trip to De'zone.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In March in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Penang House of Music and Kapitan Keling Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Asia Camera Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from George Town: Teluk Bahang (Kerachut Beach & Monkey Beach). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Wonderfood Museum Penang, get curious at Tech Dome Penang, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill Mosque).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Langkawi to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Teluk Bahang, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Masjid Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill Mosque)
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Wonderfood Museum Penang ©
Wonderfood Museum Penang

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