20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

20 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
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Fly to Alor Setar, Drive to Kuala Kedah, Ferry to Langkawi
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Langkawi
— 4 nights
Drive
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George Town, Penang Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
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Pulau Pangkor
— 4 nights
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Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur

— 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Pantai Kelanang Beach and Bagan Lalang Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Batu Caves and Jalan Alor. Step out of Kuala Lumpur with an excursion to Pantai Remis in Kapar--about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park, wander the streets of Chinatown, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur vacation planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Kuala Lumpur are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Langkawi

— 4 nights
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pasir Tengkorak Beach and Cenang Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Art In Paradise and Durian Perangin Waterfall. The adventure continues: tee off at The Els Club Teluk Datai, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, pause for some serene contemplation at Wat Wanararm, and see the interesting displays at Galeria Perdana.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

George Town, Penang Island

— 4 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Get some historical perspective at Kapitan Keling Mosque and Kek Lok Si Temple. Get some cultural insight at Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near George Town: Tropical Fruit Farm (in Batu Ferringhi) and Teluk Bahang Beach (in Tanjung Bungah). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Habitat Penang Hill, take an in-depth tour of Sun Yat Sen Museum, see the interesting displays at The Camera Museum, and steep yourself in history at Han Jiang Ancestral Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read George Town trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Langkawi to George Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in George Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in George Town

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Cameron Highlands

— 2 nights
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gunung Irau (Mount Irau) and then take a peaceful walk through Mossy Forest. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, then experience rural life at Big Red Strawberry Farm, then trek along Cameron Highlands Jungle Trail No. 2, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cameron Highlands trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from George Town to Cameron Highlands in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ipoh.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Ipoh

— 1 night

The Town Built on Tin

The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Perak Tong Cave Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ipoh Kallumalai Murugan Temple.

To find where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Ipoh tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cameron Highlands to Ipoh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Ipoh sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Pangkor.

Things to do in Ipoh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Pulau Pangkor

— 4 nights

Beautiful Island

Tropical Pangkor provided the setting for the Treaty of 1874, which strengthened ened British control of Perak and its lucrative tin trade.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Coral Beach and Tua Pek Kong Temple. Get outdoors at Pulau Giam and Pangkor Island. Venture out of the city with trips to Lumut (The RAHMAT Maritime Museum & Teluk Nipah) and Lumut Waterfront (in Sitiawan). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Foo Lin Kong Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pulau Pangkor journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Ipoh to Pulau Pangkor with the Route module. August in Pulau Pangkor sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Pulau Pangkor

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Kuala Lumpur

— 1 night

Garden City of Lights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thean Hou Temple and then get outside with Dark Cave Malaysia.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Pangkor to Kuala Lumpur. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Malaysia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Shopping Malls · Parks
An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.