17 days in Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur & Genting Highlands Itinerary

17 days in Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur & Genting Highlands Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 6 nights
Fly
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Kuala Lumpur
— 6 nights
Drive
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Genting Highlands
— 4 nights
Drive to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Fly to Jeddah

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Langkawi

— 6 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Visit Tanjung Rhu Beach and Pasir Tengkorak Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Langkawi Scuba and Pulau Payar Marine Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Langkawi Geopark, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire the sheer force of Durian Perangin Waterfall, and explore the world behind art at Art In Paradise.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi sightseeing planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Langkawi is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Jeddah in May, you will find days in Langkawi are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Kuala Lumpur

— 6 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Visit Pantai Redang and Sky Mirror for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Batu Caves. Get out of town with these interesting Kuala Lumpur side-trips: Sekinchan Paddy Fields (in Sekinchan), Sasaran Beach (in Kuala Selangor) and Bukit Broga Hill (in Semenyih). The adventure continues: get outside with Dark Cave Malaysia, stroll around KLCC Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip website.

Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Genting Highlands.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Genting Highlands

— 4 nights
Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chin Swee Cave Temple and Bukit Kutu. Take a break from the city and head to Gunung Rajah and Lepoh Waterfalls. Explore Genting Highlands' surroundings by going to Gunung Besar Hantu (in Seremban) and Lentang Forest Recretional Park (in Bentong). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gunung Nuang, delve into the lush surroundings at Sungai Tua Recreational Forest, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, and get in on the family fun at SnowWorld.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Genting Highlands vacation planning site.

Drive from Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genting Highlands

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips