12 days in Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur & Melaka Itinerary

12 days in Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur & Melaka Itinerary

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12 days in Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur & Melaka Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Langkawi
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Melaka
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kuala Lumpur

2
days
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, then kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Underwater World Langkawi.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Langkawi holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In March in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do in Langkawi

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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kuala Lumpur: Putrajaya (Putrajaya Bridge & Putra Mosque). Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, meet the residents at Aquaria KLCC, identify plant and animal life at KL Bird Park, and take a stroll through Jalan Alor.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In March in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

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Putrajaya, Petaling Jaya, Batu Caves
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
KL Bird Park ©
KL Bird Park

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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 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Christ Church, then make a trip to Chinatown - Melaka, then make a trip to Jonker Street, and finally explore the activities along Malacca River. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Menara Taming Sari, delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), don't miss a visit to Red Square (Dutch Square), then see the interesting displays at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Melaka sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

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Jonker Street
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Malacca River

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