9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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9 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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

1
day
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, don't miss a visit to Jonker Street, then make a trip to St. Paul's Hill & Church (Bukit St. Paul), and finally examine the collection at Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melaka vacation trip planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Melaka is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Malaysia Time (MYT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Melaka, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Historic Sites Museums
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Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum ©
Baba And Nyonya Heritage Museum
A Famosa Fort ©
A Famosa Fort

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 10th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Penang Hill, look for gifts at Areca Books, then get engrossed in the history at Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and finally contemplate the long history of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion. On your second day here, stop by 5.4º North, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kek Lok Si Chinese Temple, then contemplate the long history of Fort Cornwallis, then take a stroll through Armenian Street, and finally examine the collection at Khoo Kongsi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our George Town vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Melaka to George Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to West Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Langkawi.

Things to do in George Town

Historic Sites Museums Transportation

Side Trip

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion ©
Kek Lok Si Temple ©
Kek Lok Si Temple
Pinang Peranakan Mansion ©
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1
day
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 12th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Dayang Bunting Island, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cenang Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from George Town to Langkawi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Malaysia Time (MYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

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Cenang Beach ©
Cenang Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dayang Bunting Island ©
Dayang Bunting Island

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.
Do your shopping at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur and Central Market. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, have some family-friendly fun at Stars Archery Berjaya Times Square, and shop like a local with Bukit Bintang.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur holiday planner.

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 April in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

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Batu Caves
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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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