21 days in Malaysia & Singapore Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia & Singapore Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Singapore, Singapore
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

6
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.
Visit Pantai Redang and Bagan Lalang Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Batu Caves and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours will get you outdoors. Explore Kuala Lumpur's surroundings by going to Putra Mosque (in Putrajaya), Pantai Kelanang Beach (in Banting) and Muzium Tentera Darat (in Port Dickson). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Huskitory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara), buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, and kick back and relax at Pantai Remis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip planning site.

Cape Town, South Africa to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Cape Town to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Putra Mosque, Batu Caves, Pantai Redang, Pantai Kelanang Beach, Muzium Tentera Darat
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The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Kapitan Keling Mosque will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Colonial Penang Museum and Asia Camera Museum. Take a break from George Town with a short trip to Monkey Beach in Teluk Bahang, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Wonderfood Museum Penang, view the masterpieces at Hin Bus Depot, wander the streets of Chulia Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the George Town trip site.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Habitat Penang Hill, Monkey Beach
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram ©
Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram
Wonderfood Museum Penang ©
Wonderfood Museum Penang

4
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to MacRitchie Nature Trail and East Coast Park. Explore hidden gems such as Battlebox and The Helix Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with City Scoot, buy something for everyone on your list at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Andrew's Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Singapore holiday planner.

You can fly from George Town to Singapore in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Singapore Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Singapore

Shopping Museums Parks
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Battlebox ©
Battlebox
MacRitchie Nature Trail ©
MacRitchie Nature Trail
The Intan ©
The Intan

4
nights
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Appreciate the collections at Art In Paradise and Batik Village. Get a sense of the local culture at Atma Alam Batik Village and Wat Wanararm. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, look for gifts at Kaya Palazzo, take in the dramatic natural features at Langkawi Geopark, and play a few rounds at The Els Club Teluk Datai.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Langkawi trip planner.

Fly from Singapore to Langkawi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Shopping
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Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Art In Paradise ©
Art In Paradise

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