16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ipoh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Melaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + ferry:  5​h 30​min
5
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Langkawi
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Stockholm

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Colonial Penang Museum. Appreciate the collections at Penang House of Music and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram, see the interesting displays at Asia Camera Museum, stop by 5.4 North, and buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip app .

Stockholm, Sweden to George Town is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Stockholm to George Town. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get warmer in George Town: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ipoh.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)
Highlights from your plan
Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©

1
night
Ipoh

Ipoh ©
The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, see the interesting displays at Dream Big World, then examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, and finally browse the exhibits of Funtasy House Trick Art.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh road trip planning website .

Getting from George Town to Ipoh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Ipoh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo ©
Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
Ho Yan Hor Museum ©
Ho Yan Hor Museum

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 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Chinese Mosque, make a trip to Melaka Straits Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to The Huskitory. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, see the interesting displays at Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum), don't miss a visit to River Walk, then examine the collection at Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiang Lin Si Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Melaka road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Melaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
Melaka Straits Mosque ©
Melaka Straits Mosque
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Suria KLCC Mall, walk around KLCC Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Indian Rojak & Cendol, and wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

Traveling by car from Melaka to Kuala Lumpur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Indian Rojak & Cendol, Batu Caves
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves

1
night
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, then stop by Universal Diver, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Sanctuary Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Pulau Perhentian Besar itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver

4
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll explore and learn at Art In Paradise and Batik Village. Get outdoors at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Zipline. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, explore the striking landscape at Gua Kelawar (Bat Cave), step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Langkawi holiday builder site .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to Langkawi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach

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