11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Cairo
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
Pulau Perhentian Besar
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
Cairo

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Batu Caves, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, and then take a stroll through Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur. On the next day, buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, shop like a local with Chow Kit, then identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Cairo to Kuala Lumpur. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Kuala Lumpur at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park

3
days
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get outdoors at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Beras Basah Island. Explore hidden gems such as Tengah Beach and Langkawi Night Market. Get out of town with these interesting Langkawi side-trips: Pantai Cenang (Cenang Beach & Cenang Mall). There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Pulau Payar Marine Park, take in the exciting artwork at Art In Paradise, look for gifts at Langkawi Oriental Village, and head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Langkawi sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Tanjung Rhu Beach
Tengah Beach
Beras Basah Island

2
days
George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
On the 1st (Mon), wander the streets of Armenian Street, then stop by Areca Books, then hop aboard Penang Hill, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our George Town tour planner.

You can fly from Langkawi to George Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. May in George Town sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

Things to do in George Town

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Queensbay Mall
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Armenian Street
Queensbay Mall

1
day
Pulau Perhentian Besar

Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then stop by Universal Diver.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Pulau Perhentian Besar is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Besar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Turtle Sanctuary Beach
Universal Diver

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