9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Accra
Fly:  25​h
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Melaka
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
Accra

3
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.
Head to Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Mercato @ Pavilion KLfor plenty of shopping. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: Head underground at Batu Caves, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Bukit Bintang, and admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip builder.

Accra, Ghana to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Accra to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

2
days
George Town, Penang Island

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Penang Hill, look for gifts at Areca Books, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Armenian Street, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, and finally look for gifts at 5.4º North.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the George Town trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to George Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple
Penang Hill

2
days
Melaka

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, make a trip to Melaka Straits Mosque, delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), then see the interesting displays at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheng Hoon Teng Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Jonker Street, get engrossed in the history at Stadthuys, then make a trip to Red Square (Dutch Square), then steep yourself in history at No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre, and finally explore the activities along Malacca River.

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Fly from George Town to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Melaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Jonker Street
Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum

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