16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

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16 days in Malaysia Itinerary

Start: Islamabad
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Kuala Lumpur
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Batu Caves
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Putrajaya
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
4
Ampang
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Cameron Highlands
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Drive + Ferry:  7​h
6
Langkawi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h 15​min
7
Melaka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Port Dickson
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Kuala Lumpur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Bukit Fraser
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Kuala Selangor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Genting Highlands
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Islamabad

5
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.
You've added Kuala Lumpur Travel Tour, Junk Book Store, Berjaya Time Square Theme Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman and Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Thai Chetawan Temple (Wat Chetawan).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuala Lumpur trip itinerary planning site .

Islamabad, Pakistan to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Islamabad to Kuala Lumpur, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. July in Kuala Lumpur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for Batu Caves on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

The Thai Chetawan Temple (Wat Chetawan), Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

1
day
Batu Caves

Batu Caves ©
True to its name, Batu Caves draw visitors with its famous limestone cavern system, lying to the north of Kuala Lumpur.
Dark Cave Malaysia has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Fri), head outdoors with Dark Cave Malaysia and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ramayana Cave.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Batu Caves online day trip planner .

Batu Caves is very close to Kuala Lumpur. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Putrajaya.

Things to do in Batu Caves

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Dark Cave Malaysia ©
Dark Cave Malaysia

few
hours
Putrajaya

Putrajaya
Envisioned as a monument to Malaysian urban design and public architecture, the planned city of Putrajaya covers 4,932 hectares (12,187 acres) of repurposed plantations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): kick back and relax at Bagan Lalang Beach, then get a sense of history and politics at Perbadanan Putrajaya, and then identify plant and animal life at Saga Hill Trial.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Putrajaya road trip planning website .

Getting from Batu Caves to Putrajaya by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Putrajaya are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ampang.

Things to do in Putrajaya

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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1
night
Ampang

Ampang
Ampang remains best known for its large community of expats and foreign diplomats, but this cosmopolitan city also boasts a lively art scene.
On the 15th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Taman Eko-Rimba Lata Kinjang, admire the sheer force of Lepoh Waterfalls, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Felda Residence Hot Spings.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ampang travel route builder tool .

Drive from Putrajaya to Ampang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cameron Highlands.
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2
nights
Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands ©
Breathe in some fresh air during a holiday in Cameron Highlands, a hill station in Malaysia known for its impressive vistas.
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cameron Highlands trip planner.

Drive from Ampang to Cameron Highlands in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. You'll set off for Langkawi on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Cameron Highlands

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cameron Highlands
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Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel ©
Cameron Highlands ©
Cameron Highlands

2
nights
Langkawi

An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
You've added Oriental Village, Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, Langkawi Legend Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), hunt for treasures at Langkawi Night Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi, take in the dramatic scenery at Temurun Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Langkawi Waterfall, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a tour by water with Sunset Dinner Cruise Langkawi.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Langkawi online holiday maker .

Do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry from Cameron Highlands to Langkawi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. July in Langkawi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melaka.

Things to do in Langkawi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Toro Watersports ©
Toro Watersports
Durian Perangin Waterfall ©
Durian Perangin Waterfall

1
night
Melaka

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jonker Walk World Heritage Park, Hang Li Po Well, Melaka Tropical Fruit Farm, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at House of Museums Malacca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiang Lin Si Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melaka Straits Mosque, then admire the striking features of Malacca Sultanate Palace, then don't miss a visit to Hang Li Po Well, and finally wander the streets of Chinatown - Melaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): stroll around Jonker Walk World Heritage Park, don't miss a visit to River Walk, browse the different shops at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, then get engrossed in the history at Malacca Heritage Centre, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Melipoly.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melaka travel route site .

You can drive from Kuala Lumpur to Melaka in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Melaka

Nightlife Museums Parks
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The Old Merchant ©
The Old Merchant
Villa Sentosa (Malay Living Museum) ©
Malacca Heritage Centre ©
Malacca Heritage Centre

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hours
Port Dickson

Port Dickson
Port Dickson's proximity to Kuala Lumpur makes it popular with both Malay and foreign tourists looking to escape the city and relax on the beach.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Platinum Charters. Take a break from the city and head to Gunung Datuk and Tanjung Gemok Beach. Lukut Muzium (Muzium Lukut) and Upside Down House Gallery Melaka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Port Dickson, make a side trip to see Church of The Visitation in Seremban, approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sungai Menyala Edu-Ecotourism Center, delve into the mystery of Funny Haunted Adventure, and kick back and relax at Bagan Pinang Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Dickson road trip app .

You can drive from Ampang to Port Dickson in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Port Dickson

Parks Outdoors Shopping
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1
night
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur ©
You've added HIJAU Adventures, Mid Valley Megamall, National Textile Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque and Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman. Get a sense of the local culture at Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen Temple and The Thai Chetawan Temple (Wat Chetawan). See even more of Kuala Lumpur: examine the collection at Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, get answers to all your questions at Badan Warisan Malaysia, delve into the lush surroundings at Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Lumpur trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Batu Caves.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Baths Spas
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Thai Paradise Spa ©
Thai Paradise Spa

1
day
Bukit Fraser

Bukit Fraser ©
Take a step back in time in quirky Bukit Fraser, a hillside resort an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chiling Waterfall as well as Hemmant Trail. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Chiling Waterfall, hike along Hemmant Trail, then hike along Bishop Trail, then trek along Abu Suradi Trail, and finally make a trip to Glasshouse Fraser's Hill.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bukit Fraser trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Fraser takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bukit Fraser

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Chiling Waterfall
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Bishop Trail ©
Bishop Trail
Hemmant Trail ©
Hemmant Trail
Chiling Waterfall ©
Chiling Waterfall

1
night
Kuala Selangor

Kuala Selangor ©
Traditional village atmosphere prevails in Kuala Selangor, settled by the Dutch in the 18th century.
You've now added Lord Murugan Statue to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paya Indah Wetlands and Sasaran Beach. Sri Shakti Temple and Kuala Selangor District Historical Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Kuala Selangor: Sekinchan (Nan Tian Temple & Ah Ma House). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sky Mirror and enjoy the sea views from Altingsburg Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kuala Selangor journey planner.

You can drive from Bukit Fraser to Kuala Selangor in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuala Selangor

Historic Sites
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Sri Shakti Temple ©
Sri Shakti Temple

1
night
Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands represents a hill resort with a cool climate and plenty of attractions.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): experience rural life at Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kechara Forest Retreat, then admire the architecture and history at The VOID, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bukit Kutu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): play a few rounds at Awana Genting Highlands Golf Course and then try to win big at Sky Casino.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Genting Highlands visit app .

Traveling by car from Kuala Selangor to Genting Highlands takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Genting Highlands

Outdoors Golf Fun & Games
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