©

Alor Setar trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Alor Setar

(3.5/5 based on 380+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: shopping, sightseeing, religious sites
The capital of the state of Kedah on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, Alor Setar ranks as the tenth-largest city in Malaysia by population. The city remains very conservative, adhering to a strict interpretation of Islam and cultivating a deep loyalty and respect for the local monarchy. Alor Setar's location in the northwest of the peninsula makes taking a trip over to neighboring Thailand simple. Despite heavy Islamic influence in the area, the many historical attractions in Alor Setar represent multiple Asian religions. Use our Malaysia vacation planner to arrange the details of your trip to Alor Setar and other destinations.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Alor Setar

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

The amount of choices for where to go for a night's rest is disproportionately small for a city of Alor Setar's size. Most of the options cluster in the center of the city to the east of the river. The hotels in general are three-star, but you can find a few four- or five-star accommodations if you look along the outskirts of the city. Also find a few budget-traveler options spaced around the city.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Alor Setar:
Nature, beaches, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Outdoors, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, sightseeing, museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Parks, zoos & aquariums, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Nature
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Alor Setar

3 days in Alor Setar & Sungai Petani BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Alor Setar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis & Alor Setar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Alor Setar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Alor Setar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Malaysia, Hat Yai & Singapore BY A USER FROM INDONESIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Perlis & Kedah BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Alor Setar BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Alor Setar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Alor Setar BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in Singapore & Malaysia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kedah BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News