11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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

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.
Kuala Lumpur is known for sightseeing, shopping, wildlife areas, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, take in panoramic vistas at Menara Kuala Lumpur, wander the streets of Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur, and make a trip to Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC).

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuala Lumpur travel itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in March, expect Kuala Lumpur to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Jalan Alor ©
Jalan Alor
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

3
days
Langkawi

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cenang Beach and Tengah Beach. There's much more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, snap pictures at Langkawi Sky Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pasir Tengkorak Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Langkawi itinerary maker.

You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Pasir Tengkorak Beach ©
Pasir Tengkorak 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 27th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, steep yourself in history at Fort Cornwallis, then admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Penang Hill. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through East Wind Watersports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Batu Ferringhi Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read George Town trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to George Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Langkawi to George Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Batu Ferringhi, Kek Lok Si Temple
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Batu Ferringhi Beach ©
Batu Ferringhi Beach
East Wind Watersports ©
East Wind Watersports
Penang Hill ©
Penang Hill

2
days
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 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, then don't miss a visit to Jonker Street, then don't miss a visit to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Malacca River. On your second day here, take a stroll through Chinatown - Melaka, take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, and then don't miss a visit to Red Square (Dutch Square).

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Melaka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka. In March in Melaka, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Chinatown - Melaka ©
Chinatown - Melaka
Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street

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