11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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11 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Langkawi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
George Town, Penang Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Melaka
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  20​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Central Market. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll through Batu Caves, buy something for everyone on your list at Suria KLCC Mall, and take a stroll through KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kuala Lumpur tour planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. In July, Kuala Lumpur is a bit cooler than Sharm El Sheikh - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Central Market ©
Central Market

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 14th (Fri): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then kick back and relax at Cenang Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): stroll through Pasir Tengkorak Beach and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Langkawi itinerary 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 July, daytime highs in Langkawi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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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.
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, look for gifts at Areca Books, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Penang Hill, then admire the striking features of Suffolk House, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Fort Cornwallis, then browse the different shops at Queensbay Mall, then steep yourself in history at Armenian Street, and finally look for gifts at 5.4º North.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more 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. Traveling from Langkawi to George Town, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in George Town, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Melaka.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Shopping Transportation

Side Trips

Suffolk House, Queensbay Mall, 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
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street

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 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at A Famosa Fort, contemplate the long history of No 8 Heeren Street Heritage Centre, make a trip to Jonker Street, then see the interesting displays at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul).

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melaka vacation planner.

Fly from George Town to Melaka in 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. July in Melaka sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
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A Famosa Fort ©
A Famosa Fort
Jonker Street ©
Jonker Street

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