7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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7 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  7​h
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Melaka
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
George Town, Penang Island
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
4
Langkawi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): wander the streets of Chinatown, stop by Happy Creations, stroll around KLCC Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Menara Kuala Lumpur, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuala Lumpur holiday planning tool .

Chennai, India to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Chennai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuala Lumpur, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Batu Caves
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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

1
night
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 11th (Tue): explore the activities along Malacca River, delve into the distant past at St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), admire the landmark architecture of Malacca Sultanate Palace, take an in-depth tour of Stadthuys, then take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Huskitory.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka trip planning site .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Malacca River ©
Malacca River
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory

1
night
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 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, examine the collection at Penang House of Music, see the interesting displays at Khoo Kongsi, steep yourself in history at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally make a trip to Chew Jetty.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our George Town driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Penang House of Music ©
Penang House of Music
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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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 (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater World Langkawi, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Cenang Beach, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take in the views from Langkawi Sky Bridge, and finally take a peaceful walk through Kilim Karst Geoforest Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Langkawi trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from George Town to Langkawi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Langkawi. In June in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Langkawi

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Langkawi Sky Bridge ©
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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