11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Riyadh
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
Melaka
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
Langkawi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Riyadh

1
day
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River, take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, then make a trip to Jonker Street, and finally examine the collection at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Melaka is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Malaysia Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in May, things will get a bit cooler in Melaka: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to George Town.

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Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum
Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at Areca Books, take in the awesome beauty at Penang Hill, then look for gifts at Penang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, and finally look for gifts at 5.4º North. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Sun Yat Sen Museum, browse the different shops at Queensbay Mall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read George Town tour planner.

Getting from Melaka to George Town by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Melaka to George Town is minus 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in George Town are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gurney Plaza, Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Areca Books ©
Areca Books
Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
Queensbay Mall ©
Queensbay Mall

3
days
Langkawi

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 Kilim Karst Geoforest Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Tengah Beach. There's still lots to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi itinerary builder.

Fly from George Town to Langkawi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In May, daytime highs in Langkawi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach

4
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.
Head to Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Mercato @ Pavilion KLfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Batu Caves and KL Bird Park. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, take a stroll through Jalan Alor, and admire the landmark architecture of Sultan Abdul Samad Building.

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You can fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sky Simulator, Batu Caves
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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