16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Petaling Jaya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
3
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Kuala Lumpur
— 7 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Petaling Jaya

Petaling Jaya ©
First established in 1952 and since swallowed up by the urban sprawl of Kuala Lumpur, you can now hardly distinguish Petaling Jaya from the ever-growing Malaysian capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Sunway Lagoon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Petaling Jaya trip planning tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Petaling Jaya is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Petaling Jaya is 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Petaling Jaya hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Petaling Jaya

Theme Parks Shopping
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Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall ©
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
1 Utama Shopping Centre ©
1 Utama Shopping Centre

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.
Chew Jetty and Masjid Bukit Bendera (Penang Hill Mosque) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Batu Ferringhi Beach and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). When in George Town, make a side trip to see ESCAPE in Teluk Bahang, approximately 36 minutes away.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Petaling Jaya to George Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Petaling Jaya to George Town. In July, daytime highs in George Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Escape Theme Park
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Chew Jetty ©
Chew Jetty

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 Batik Village. Visiting Cenang Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Pulau Payar Marine Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Langkawi trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Pulau Payar Marine Park
Pulau Payar Marine Park
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Spas

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Illusions and Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and National Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Kuala Lumpur to Port Dickson to see Muzium Tentera Darat about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 15th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Batu Caves, browse the different shops at Pavilion KL, take a stroll through Chinatown, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaria KLCC.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur journey maker .

You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Muzium Tentera Darat, Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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