22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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22 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Langkawi
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Melaka
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
Riyadh

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Batu Caves and Morib Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, wander the streets of Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, and enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur travel itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Malaysia Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Kuala Lumpur to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bagan Lalang Beach, Sky Simulator, Batu Caves, Morib Beach
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Batu Caves
KL Bird Park
Jalan Alor

7
days
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Step out of the city life by going to Cenang Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Visit Tanjung Rhu Beach and Black Sand Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, admire the sheer force of Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tengah Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi travel planner.

Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach

5
days
George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Batu Ferringhi Beach and Monkey Beach. Visiting East Wind Watersports and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang) will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, wander the streets of Chew Jetty, and enjoy the sand and surf at Teluk Bahang Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our George Town trip builder.

Getting from Langkawi to George Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Langkawi to George Town. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Penang Island, Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, Kek Lok Si Temple, Monkey Beach
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Batu Ferringhi Beach
East Wind Watersports
Teluk Bahang Beach

2
days
Melaka

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, then make a trip to Jonker Street, then don't miss a visit to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), and finally make a trip to Red Square (Dutch Square). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, browse the different shops at Mahkota Parade, make a trip to A Famosa Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melaka trip builder.

Fly from George Town to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka due to the time zone difference. August in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

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Malacca River
Chinatown - Melaka

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