15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

15 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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Langkawi
— 3 nights
Ferry to Swettenham Pier, Bus to Bayan Lepas
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Bayan Lepas, Penang Island
— 1 night
Bus to Kuala Besut, Ferry to Pulau Perhentian Kecil
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil
— 3 nights
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Taman Negara National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ipoh
— 1 night
Bus
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Cameron Highlands
— 1 night
Bus
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Kuala Lumpur
— 2 nights
Bus
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Melaka
— 1 night
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Langkawi — 3 nights

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): browse the different shops at Langkawi Saga Shopping Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Wanararm, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at The Els Club Teluk Datai, kick back and relax at Pasir Tengkorak Beach, and then make a trip to De'zone.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Langkawi trip itinerary builder app.

Ko Lipe, Thailand to Langkawi is an approximately 2.5-hour ferry ride. In January in Langkawi, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bayan Lepas.
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Bayan Lepas, Penang Island — 1 night

A modern counterpoint to traditional Georgetown, Bayan Lepas serves as a Free Industrial Zone on Penang and hosts the island's international airport.
On the 4th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Snake Temple and then kick back and relax at Kerachut Beach. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bayan Lepas trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Langkawi to Bayan Lepas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. January in Bayan Lepas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil — 3 nights

Small Perhentian

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Perhentian Island Mosque and Pulau Perhentian Kincir Angin. Take a break from the city and head to Long Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Bay (Teluk Aur).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Kecil route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Bayan Lepas to Pulau Perhentian Kecil in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bayan Lepas in January: highs in Pulau Perhentian Kecil hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Taman Negara National Park.
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Taman Negara National Park — 1 night

A Taman Negara National Park vacation is the perfect choice for anyone into outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Taman Negara Canopy Walkway and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tahan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Taman Negara National Park trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Taman Negara National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ipoh.
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Ipoh — 1 night

The Town Built on Tin

The city of Ipoh, fourth-largest in Malaysia and historically a mining town, has recently seen a complete reinvention and resurgence as a burgeoning tourism destination, thanks in part to its significant heritage.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the long history of St Michael's Institution, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid India Muslim, examine the collection at Ho Yan Hor Museum, then explore the world behind art at Miniature Wonders Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Yasmin At Kong Heng, and finally explore the world behind art at Funtasy House Trick Art. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple and Zen Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at My Gopeng Resort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Munisvaran Temple, and finally play a few rounds at Meru Valley Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ipoh day trip site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taman Negara National Park to Ipoh. In January, daytime highs in Ipoh are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cameron Highlands.
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Cameron Highlands — 1 night

Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden, trek along Cameron Highlands Trail No. 3, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cameron Highlands itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur — 2 nights

Garden City of Lights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves, head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamek Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Mosque (Masjid Negara).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cameron Highlands to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January in Kuala Lumpur, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Melaka.
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Melaka — 1 night

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
On the 14th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Malacca Heritage Centre, then explore the activities along Malacca River, then delve into the mystery of Bukit China (Chinese Hill), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melaka holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).
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Malaysia travel guide

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An unusual blend of a developing nation and the modern world, Malaysia ranks as one of the richest countries in Southeast Asia, its prosperity largely resting on thriving high-tech industries. Malaysia vacations remain a more affordable alternative to the expensive tourism in some neighboring countries. Take a trip to Malaysia to explore busy cities filled with colonial-era architecture, tranquil tea plantations supporting a large portion of the local population, and dozens of scattered islands happily evading the worst aspects of mass tourism. While there may be fewer visitors, there's no shortage of fine beaches, mangrove estuaries, and verdant rainforests filled with exotic wildlife.
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Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."
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Perhentian Islands travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands