9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Ferry:  5​h 15​min
2
Pulau Redang
— 1 night
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Johor Bahru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2​h
5
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquaria KLCC, then admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batu Caves, and finally walk around KLCC Park. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, take an in-depth tour of National Museum, and then cool off at Sunway Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get little chillier in Kuala Lumpur: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Batu Caves, Sunway Lagoon
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Sunway Lagoon ©
Sunway Lagoon

1
night
Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then step off the mainland to explore Redang Island.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Pulau Redang road trip planning tool .

Getting from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Redang by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Johor Bahru.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Redang Island ©
Redang Island

1
night
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru ©
A trip to Johor Bahru allows visitors to travel back to the colonial era and discover places of worship reminding visitors of the country's rich history and multicultural character. Explore museums preserving the stories of different communities from across Asia, and take time to get to know the city's charming streets, vibrant galleries, and growing cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Istana Bukit Serene, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then make a splash at Legoland Malaysia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Johor Bahru trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Pulau Redang to Johor Bahru in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In August, daytime highs in Johor Bahru are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Room Escape Games
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Legoland Malaysia ©
Legoland Malaysia
Room Escape Games
Istana Bukit Serene ©
Istana Bukit Serene

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Temple, revel in the low prices at Indochine Natural, and then get in on the family fun at ESCAPE. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Batik Painting Museum Penang, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, see the interesting displays at Penang House of Music, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Laser Battle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Johor Bahru to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johor Bahru to George Town due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Batik Painting Museum Penang, Indochine Natural, ESCAPE, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
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ESCAPE ©
ESCAPE
Laser Battle ©
Laser Battle
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple

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nights
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Underwater World Langkawi. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Tanjung Rhu Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, then snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally make a trip to De'zone.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Langkawi travel route app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In August, daily temperatures in Langkawi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

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