16 days in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang Itinerary

16 days in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Malaysia holiday planner

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Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
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Melaka
— 4 nights
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George Town, Penang Island
— 5 nights
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Kuala Lumpur

— 5 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.
Step out of Kuala Lumpur to go to Sepang and see Sepang International Circuit, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Petronas Twin Towers, tour the pleasant surroundings at KL Bird Park, experience rural life at Titi Eco Farm, and explore the fascinating underground world of Batu Caves.

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Newark, USA to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Newark to Kuala Lumpur. Traveling from Newark in November, expect Kuala Lumpur to be much warmer, temps between 89°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melaka.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:

Melaka

— 4 nights

Historical City

Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Melaka is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, make a trip to St Paul's Church, explore the galleries of Stadthuys, and gain insight at Woof Station.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melaka attractions planner.

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Melaka sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to George Town.

Things to do in Melaka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:

George Town, Penang Island

— 5 nights
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Go for a jaunt from George Town to Teluk Bahang to see Escape Theme Park about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Kek Lok Si Temple, get a new perspective on things with Soon Coastal Fishing, indulge in some personalized pampering at Danai Spa at Tanjung Bungah Penang, and take in the pleasant sights at Street Art in George Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the George Town road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Melaka to George Town in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western Indonesia Time (WIB) is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in George Town are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in George Town

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 16:

Penang travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
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."