21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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21 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
2
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
4
Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
5
Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Toronto

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Batu Caves and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque. Head to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and Art House Gallery Museum of Ethnic Artsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Lumpur: Sky Mirror (in Kuala Selangor) and Pantai Kelanang Beach (in Banting). The adventure continues: wander the streets of KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, shop like a local with Bukit Bintang, buy something for everyone on your list at Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Toronto to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling from Toronto in April, expect Kuala Lumpur to be much warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Sky Mirror, Pantai Kelanang Beach, Batu Caves, Indian Rojak & Cendol
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Central Market Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
On the 3rd (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Sanctuary Beach. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery and then kick back and relax at Teluk Keke.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Pulau Perhentian Besar online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Perhentian Besar in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Pulau Perhentian Besar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will leave for George Town on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Teluk Keke ©
Teluk Keke
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Head to Hin Bus Depot and Gurney Paragon Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Chew Jetty and Kek Lok Si Temple. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Armenian Street, examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi, browse the eclectic array of goods at Farlim Pasar Malam, and contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tanjung Bungah.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kek Lok Si Temple, Farlim Pasar Malam
Highlights from your plan
Hin Bus Depot ©
Hin Bus Depot
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

2
nights
Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island

Tanjung Bungah ©
Originally a quiet fishing village, today Tanjung Bungah makes up one of Penang's suburbs.
Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, examine the collection at TeddyVille Museum, then stroll through Batu Ferringhi Beach, and finally stop by Raz Kashmir Crafts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, then admire the natural beauty at Tropical Spice Garden, and then get in on the family fun at ESCAPE.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tanjung Bungah holiday planning site .

Tanjung Bungah is just a short distance from George Town. In May in Tanjung Bungah, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Pangkor.

Things to do in Tanjung Bungah

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi, Escape Theme Park, Tropical Spice Garden
Highlights from your plan
Escape Theme Park ©
Escape Theme Park
Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang ©
Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach

2
nights
Pangkor, Pulau Pangkor

Pangkor ©
The island of Pangkor retains a markedly less touristy feel, making it a perfect getaway for those looking to escape the crowds.
Coral Beach has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at 3D Art Galleri Sitiawan and Tua Pek Kong Temple. Go for a jaunt from Pangkor to Sitiawan to see Hock Chew So Mee Shua Konpian about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Kilang Satay Ikan Hai Seng Hin, get outside with Teluk Nipah, and head off the coast to Pangkor Island.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Pangkor travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Tanjung Bungah to Pangkor with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tanjung Bungah to Pangkor. In May in Pangkor, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Pangkor

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sitiawan, Pulau Pangkor, Teluk Nipah
Highlights from your plan
Coral Beach ©
Coral Beach
Tua Pek Kong Temple ©
Tua Pek Kong Temple
Kilang Satay Ikan Hai Seng Hin ©
Kilang Satay Ikan Hai Seng Hin

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