10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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10 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Accra
Fly:  25​h
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Melaka
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
Accra

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Mercato @ Pavilion KL. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, shop like a local with Bukit Bintang, take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway, and hunt for treasures at Central Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur itinerary planner.

Accra, Ghana to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Accra to Kuala Lumpur. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
days
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, then Head underground at Tanjung Rhu Beach, and then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi holiday 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. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

2
days
George Town, Penang Island

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, then look for gifts at Areca Books, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Penang Hill. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Armenian Street, then see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, and finally look for gifts at 5.4º North.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the George Town travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Transportation

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Penang Hill ©
Penang Hill

1
day
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the activities along Malacca River, delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), then make a trip to Jonker Street, and finally examine the collection at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip builder.

You can fly from George Town to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Melaka is 1 hour. February in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Museums
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street
Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum

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