12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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12 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  27 h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Kota Kinabalu
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KLCC Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, and admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur travel route app.

Montreal, Canada to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 13 hours. Traveling from Montreal in mai, expect Kuala Lumpur to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

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Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
On the 6th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and then don't miss a visit to De'zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cenang Beach, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Langkawi online tour planner.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In mai, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach

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.
Step out of George Town with an excursion to Escape Theme Park in Teluk Bahang--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, and steep yourself in history at Armenian Street.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town vacation planner.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. In mai, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kota Kinabalu.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Escape Theme Park, Kek Lok Si Temple, Laser Battle
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

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nights
Kota Kinabalu

A holiday in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital and main gateway town, offers access to urban areas boasting a diverse and rapidly evolving set of malls, bars, and quality restaurants serving locally caught seafood.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then step off the mainland to explore Manukan Island.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kota Kinabalu planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Kota Kinabalu takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. In mai, daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Climbing Tours
Manukan Island ©
Manukan Island
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam ©
Sri Pasupathinath Alayam

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